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5th & 6th Grade OWL

Our Whole Lives for grades 5 or 6 is offered every year starting in February. There is a fee for this class; scholarships are available if needed. In order for a youth to participate, parents or caregivers must attend a required parent orientation and sign a permission form.


Please contact the OWL Director, Wendy, to register for the course.

Course runs for 10 weeks

Classes are 1.5 hours

Typically on Sunday mornings; beginning in February

Our Whole Lives  (OWL) for Grades 5 or 6, is a sexuality education program designed to nurture and support the “three R’s” of childhood sexuality education  – Respect, Relationships, and Responsibility. The program helps children to gain self-respect and respect for others, to build relationships with people of all genders and with many kinds of families, and to understand their responsibilities regarding their own health and that of others.


Topics include

  • healthy and safe bodies

  • puberty

  • decision making

  • family relationships

  • communication

  • sexual orientation

  • gender identity and gender roles

  • the act of lovemaking

  • reproduction

  • safe use of technology


The program uses the book It’s Perfectly Normal, which features cartoon illustrations and a light-hearted approach to discuss sex and reproduction. This OWL curriculum is age appropriate for grade 5 or 6 and families choose which year to have their child participate.

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