Safe, respectful and inclusive schools and workplaces are critical to achieving staff and student wellbeing and high-quality educational goals and targets. Through purposeful and intentional strategies, policies and programs, schools already foster a culture of respect. Respectful relationships education extends the capacity of schools and Child and Family Centres to provide targeted professional support through a whole school approach and curriculum-based teaching and learning.
The package is organised by junctures of schooling. Each package includes a scope-and-sequence, teaching and learning activities and links to resources. The activities provide explicit opportunities for developmentally appropriate learning about gender stereotypes and roles, keeping safe, respectful relationships and who to ask for help if your safety is threatened.
Our intention is schools will use all, or parts of the resource within their context and priorities.
- Respectful Relationships Early Years Teaching and Learning Package (PDF, 7MB)
- Respectful Relationships Teaching and Learning Package: Foundation – Year 6 (PDF, 11MB)
- Respectful Relationships Teaching and Learning Package: Years 7 – 12 (PDF, 27MB)
Embedding Respectful Relationships Education
Respectful Relationships Education teaching and learning resources align curriculum and professional learning with whole school implementation processes. A whole school approach to respectful behaviour and relationships is about working together to build positive, inclusive learning environments and a culture of respect based on responsibility, integrity and accountability.
The following video illustrates how Kings Meadows High School in Launceston is working towards embedding RRE into their Health and Physical Education program as part of their whole school approach to respectful relationships education.
Teaching and Learning in Practice
The following videos have been created by kids for kids. They include tips and scenarios to help thinking about what it means to create positive relationships. We hope they will encourage your own students to explore different scenarios and come up with their own videos.
The Say 10 positive things in 10 days challenge
RRE Modules Year 3-4 (Module 1: Concept 1)
RRE Modules Year 5-6 (Module 1: Concept 1.3)
Will you take up the challenge? Say 10 positive things in 10 days! Be inspired to change meanness into friendCHIPS.
Releasing stuck emotions
RRE Modules Year 3-4 (Module 2: Concept 2.2)
If you are overwhelmed with emotions or feeling down then here are some quick tips for releasing them and getting back to who you are.
What can you do if you have no friends?
RRE Modules Year 3-4 (Module 1: Concept 1.1)
RRE Modules Year 5-6 (Module 1: Concept 1.1 and 1.3)
Sometimes it is very hard to find people to be your friends. In this video Daisy asks the Grand Poobar of Wiseness for help.