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Best Practice Guidelines for anaphylaxis prevention and management in schools  |  Curriculum Activities  |  Slide set - are you allergy aware?  |  Transition to school  |  Videos  |  Help Sheets  |  Discussion Guides  |  Power Point Presentations  |  More Activities

Best Practice Guidelines for Anaphylaxis Prevention and Management in Schools

The Best Practice Guidelines for Anaphylaxis Prevention and Management in Schools and Children's Education and Care (CEC) services were launched in late 2021. These guidelines can be accessed at

These Guidelines aim to provide best practice guidance alongside associated support documents to reduce the risk of anaphylaxis in CEC/schools while supporting children/students to participate in the full range of CEC/school life.

The Allergy Aware website has information specific for:

As a parent it can be very stressful when your child at risk of anaphylaxis commences CEC/school.  In the parents/guardians section of the Allergy Aware website, you will find resources to help you safely manage your child's journey through CEC and school.

Curriculum Activities

Primary School

pdfBE a MATE Primary554.65 KB

BE a MATE Primary

pdfActivities Years K 21.8 MB     pdfActivities Years 3-44.39 MB      pdfActivities Years 5-61.24 MB

Activities Years K 2      Activities Years 3-4      Activities Years 5-6

Secondary School

pdfBE a MATE Secondary592.58 KB

BE a MATE Secondary

pdfActivities Years 7-81.14 MB       pdfActivities Years 9-101.31 MB        

Activities Years 7-8  Activities Years 9-10

Slide set - are you allergy aware?

Primary School

Slide set - are you allergy aware?

pdfAllergy Aware presentation primary school1.2 MB

Secondary School

Allergy Aware presentation secondary school

pdfAllergy Aware presentation secondary school1.15 MB

Transition to school


Understand Food Allergies and Anaphylaxis

Important update to the Understand Food Allergies and Anaphylaxis video above: EpiPen® must be held in place for 3 seconds when it is used (this video shows it as 10 seconds – this is outdated information).

Teen Video Clips


Important update to the Adrenaline (Epinephrine) Injector Use video above:

  • Both EpiPen® and Anapen® must be held in place for 3 seconds when they are used (this video shows both need to be held for 10 seconds before being removed – this is outdated information).

Help Sheets - School specific

Food Bans*

School Correspondence*

Parent 10 - point Plan for School*

Food Technology and Hospitality Lessons in Secondary School*

Be a MATE program* coming soon

Be a MATE discussion guide* coming soon

Camp Allergy Management Checklist*

Chickens in the classroom*

Medication Placement at School*

Starting school with food allergies*

Help Sheets - General

What is anaphylaxis?*

Food Allergy Basics*

Checklist for Daily Management*

Hospital Stays

Report a Reaction Flow Chart*

Discussion Guides

pdfApproaching the management of anaphylaxis in schools/childcare689.44 KB

Be a MATE discussion guide* coming soon

Power Point Presentations

pdfAre You Allergy Aware?611.08 KB these slides have been developed by ASCIA and Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia to assist schools in educating their students about severe allergies (anaphylaxis). These slides should not be considered appropriate anaphylaxis training for school staff. School staff should contact the relevant department in their region to ensure they complete anaphylaxis training that meets the requirements for their region.

pptxGive a community talk (Power Point)5.46 MB

More Activities

pdfGive a community talk (pdf)3.96 MB

pdfPaper Chain Activity601.87 KB

pdfMake a chatterbox about food allergy1.51 MB

pdfAnaphylaxis Support Booklet6.14 MB

pdfColouring in a) Anna and Phil664.13 KB

pdfColouring in b) Anna and Phil854.31 KB

pdfCooking 4 easy recipes552.92 KB

pdfCraft 3 Activities705.88 KB

pdfCryptogram260.62 KB 

Content updated September 2022

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