At Barwon Heads Primary School we integrate the Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships curriculum into our Social and Emotional Learning lessons.
Respectful Relationships has been designed to support schools and to promote and model respect, positive attitudes and behaviours. It teaches our children how to build healthy relationships, resilience and confidence. It was developed in response to the Royal Commission into Domestic Violence and is a core component of the Victorian Curriculum from foundation to year 12. It is all about embedding a culture of respect and equality across the entire school community.
The Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships teaching and learning materials have been developed by experts from the University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education, based on evidence from reputable research bodies and leading authorities including:
- Australian Bureau of Statistics
- Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
- Australian Institute of Health and Wellbeing
The Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships teaching and learning materials were developed by leading education experts, who tailored the materials to each year level from Foundation to year 12 and made sure all information is age-appropriate and grounded in evidence.
The Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships teaching and learning materials are designed to support teachers to deliver respectful relationships education in the classroom and complement our Positive Education model.
Teachers use their experience and knowledge to deliver this material in the most suitable way for their students. Materials were developed by nationally and internationally recognised experts in the fields of education and at BHPS we teach the Respectful Relationship (RR) curriculum by integrating it with our Social and Emotional learning which includes our PERMA values and Character Strengths.
The RR topics include; Emotional Literacy, Personal Strengths, Positive Coping, Problem Solving, Stress Management, Help Seeking, Gender and Identity and Positive Gender Relationships.
Respectful Relationships promotes respect and gender equality and helps students learn how to build healthy relationships. It prepares students to face challenges by developing problem-solving skills and building resilience and confidence.
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For an overview of RRRR:
The materials for each year level can be found at: