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Relationships & Sexuality Education

With other ten years’ experience in tertiary adult education, teacher training and as a health educator Raesha has a passion for educating others on Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE). Raesha has been responsible for teaching sexuality education to primary school teacher trainees.

This role included helping teachers to gain the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to be confident in delivering sexuality education within the New Zealand classroom. Raesha helps adults to feel confident and comfortable answering questions young people may ask about this topic. 



As part of this role Raesha gets asked to be a guest presenter for various community groups. Raesha had the pleasure of presenting at the Islamic Women’s Counsel of New Zealand annual conference.

She facilitated an interactive dynamic session for “Empowering Muslim Women on having conversations about Relationships and Sexuality Education.” With cultural humility and sensitivity she has the skills to deliver workshops on this topic to various ethnic migrant communities and cultural groups.

Raesha has planned, prepared, and implemented workshops for the Ministry of Education.

Helping parents of different cultural backgrounds gain a better understanding of the New Zealand Curriculum, including the health curriculum consultation process.

Empowering parents from a Somali, Eritrean, Egyptian, Indian and Middle Eastern background to engage with the school community to be be more involved in their children’s learning. Raising awareness on the content of sexuality education including gender diversity has been part of these workshops.

The Ministry of Education contracted Raesha for a special project “Culturally Responsive Practice for Sexuality Education Teaching in Schools.” This project included consultation with parents from various backgrounds to share their questions and thoughts on the Sexuality Education Curriculum. Raesha worked with two well-known schools in Christchurch both from the primary and secondary sector to help them improve their culturally responsive practice.

In a consultancy role Raesha was able to provide support by leading staff professional development, attending team meetings to improve unit planning, interacting with parents for focus groups and parent meetings and helping both schools to reduce barriers to access for the health consultation process. She worked alongside senior staff to guide them with their documentation and paperwork.

Contract Raesha for support with culturally responsive practice and the Relationships and Sexuality Education Curriculum. She is happy to help schools and community organisations meet their needs in all areas of the health curriculum.

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