Respectful Relationships is a Victorian school initiative that supports school leaders, educators and our school communities to promote and model respect and equality – and to teach our children how to build healthy relationships, resilience and confidence. We know that changes in attitudes and behaviours can be achieved when positive attitudes, behaviours and gender equality are lived across the school community, and when classroom learning is reinforced by what is modelled in our school community.In 2016, Respectful Relationships Education became a core component of the Victorian Curriculum from Prep to Year 12, and is being taught in all government and Catholic schools and many independent schools.
Respectful Relationships acknowledges that children of any age have challenges to overcome, teaching social and emotional skills appropriate to their age and level of maturity. In the primary years, Respectful Relationships focuses on treating everyone with respect and dignity. It is taught as part of the Health and Physical Education and Personal and Social Capability areas of the Victorian Curriculum.
The Resilience, Rights & Respectful Relationships resources cover eight topics for each year level:Topic 1: Emotional Literacy
Topic 2: Personal Strengths
Topic 3: Positive Coping
Topic 4: Problem Solving
Topic 5: Stress Management
Topic 6: Help-Seeking
Topic 7: Gender and Identity
Topic 8: Positive Gender Relations
In Term 3, we are focusing on the topics Problem Solving, Gender and Identity and Help Seeking.
You can find more information about Respectful Relationships by following this link: https://www.vic.gov.au/respectful-relationships