What is Respectful Relationships?
Respectful Relationships education is a core component of the Victorian Curriculum from Foundation to Year 12. It is being taught in all Government and Catholic schools and many Independent schools. It is all about embedding a culture of respect and equality across the entire school and the local community that aligns with our school values. The term Respectful Relationships, (also known as RR) refers to relationships that demonstrate non violence, equality, mutual respect and trust, to create a future free from violence. We all want our children to have an education that provides them with opportunities to build healthy relationships, resilience and confidence. Respectful Relationships embeds this culture of respect and equality across our entire school community, from our classrooms to staff rooms, sporting fields and social events.
In the Classroom
Respectful Relationships acknowledges that all children, regardless of their age, have challenges to overcome. The teaching program aims to develop social and emotional skills appropriate to their age and maturity level. In the primary years, Respectful Relationships focuses on treating everyone with respect and dignity. Weekly sessions are delivered by your child’s classroom teacher. The lessons align to the Victorian Curriculum and include activities that help students learn and practise social skills and apply them in a positive way to learning, life and relationships.