The Victorian Government is implementing Respectful Relationships across Victorian schools and early childhood services. Respectful Relationships supports schools to promote and model respect, positive attitudes and behaviours. It teaches our children how to build healthy relationships, resilience and confidence and complements and strengthens our School Wide Positive Behaviour approach at Ardeer South Primary School.
The Respective Relationships Initiative is a whole-school approach (detailed in the image below) that supports school leaders, educators and our school community to promote and model respect and equality –and to teach our children how to build healthy relationships, resilience and confidence.
Teachers at Ardeer South utilise the Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships learning materials, which further strengthen the teaching of our four school values as they promote social and emotional skills along with positive gender norms in children and young people.
The Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships learning materials have been designed for teachers to develop students’ social, emotional and positive relationship skills. Efforts to promote social and emotional skills and positive gender norms in children and young people has been shown to improve health related outcomes and subjective wellbeing. It also reduces antisocial behaviours including engagement in gender-related violence.
The Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships (RRRR) learning materials cover eight topics of Social and Emotional Learning across all levels of primary and secondary education
To read more about the Respectful Relationships program please visit http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/Pages/respectfulrelationships.aspx