Respectful Relationships is an initiative from DET to support schools and early childhood education settings promote and model respect and equality. It also supports our staff in teaching our students how to build healthy relationships, resilience and confidence. Throughout 2022 our students have been learning more about respectful relationships in line with our Personal Learning curriculum.
Each term classes focus on 2 areas of the RR curriculum, led by their teachers to investigate, discuss and build their understanding of themselves and those around them. The sessions link very strongly to our school values and further enhance our work in improving the social and emotional development of all of our students.
This term each year level is focused on the area of HELP SEEKING. Learning activities in this topic area are designed to help students discuss the importance of seeking help and providing peer support when dealing with problems that are too big to solve alone. This helps to normalise and destigmatise help-seeking behaviour. Scenario-based activities help students identify situations in which help should be sought, identify trusted sources of help, and practice seeking help from peers and adults.
Stay tuned at our Kids Matter assemblies, as well as the Link, this term to learn more about what students have been doing in Personal Learning this term.