Respectful Relationships is a core component of the Victorian Curriculum. It helps to promote and model respect, positive attitudes and behaviours. It teaches children how to build healthy relationships, resilience and confidence. Respectful Relationships promotes equality and helps boys and girls learn how to build healthy relationships. This initiative prepares them to face challenges by developing problem solving skills, appropriate behaviours and social skills. As a whole school approach, it helps teach students that a school is a workplace, a community and a place of learning. All members of our school community deserve to be respected, valued and treated equally.
There are 8 core areas for the teaching of Social and Emotional learning and Respectful Relationships. These include:
- Emotional literacy
- Personal strengths
- Positive coping
- Problem solving
- Stress management
- Help seeking
- Gender and identity
- Positive gender relations
Family violence has a devastating impact on our community and affects people from all walks of life. The Royal Commission into Family Violence recommended Respectful Relationships be introduced to all schools to change attitudes and better prevent family violence.
Our school is proud to be a Partner School for Respectful Relationships which is underpinned by evidence that shows schools can play a key role in preventing family violence by helping students develop an understanding of healthy relationships and respect.