Learn about electricity

Resources for primary teachers

To help prevent electrical accidents around the home and community, Ausgrid has developed a program to teach primary school students about electricity and how to be safe around it.

Electricity Safety Week 2024

Electricity Safety Week will be held in NSW primary schools 2-6 September 2024

Electricity Safety Week is a state-wide program designed to teach students in primary schools about electricity and how to be safe around it.

The aim of Electricity Safety Week is to teach children to stay safe around electricity both at home and outdoors. It is a hands-on program that shows young people how electricity works, how to use it and how to stay safe around it.

The teaching resources are supported by the NSW Department of Education and align with the NSW Science, Technology and PDHPE syllabuses for K-6. Electricity Safety Week is part of Ausgrid’s Public Electrical Safety Awareness Program.


Lets get coding banner - Ausgrid Electricity Safety Week

Let’s get coding

What is scratch programming?

Scratch Programming is a block-based visual coding language used to teach coding to primary-aged students in a simple, fun way. It’s easily accessible and free to use on scratch.mit.edu.

Help your students be a coding electricity safety whizz!

Our scratch project is aligned to the Digital Technologies curriculum. It is designed to be delivered in a 45-minute lesson and will help students create an interactive game on electricity safety. Teachers can use the step-by-step lesson guide with key curriculum outcomes and a starter project already developed in Scratch.

Teaching Resources

Interactive whiteboard lessons

Stage 3 Lesson Booklet

K-6 Lesson Booklet

Scratch Coding Game

Staying safe around electricity video playlist

Social Stories Booklet


2024 School Registrations Open Now

Primary schools in Ausgrid's network distribution area (Sydney, Central Coast, Newcastle and Hunter regions) can register to receive a free interactive resource pack for Electricity Safety Week.  
To find out more about the program please email eswausgrid@primarycommsgroup.com.au or call 02 9212 3888.