Respectful Relationships

Respectful Relationships supports schools to promote and model respect, positive attitudes and behaviours – and to teach our children how to build healthy relationships, resilience and confidence. More specifically the Respectful Relationships curriculum focuses on-

  • Developing positive and pro-social values
  • Developing strategies for coping and bouncing back
  • Finding courage in everyday life as well as in difficult circumstances
  • Optimist thinking and looking on the bright side
  • Amplifying positive emotions and managing negative emotions
  • Developing relationship skills
  • Using humour as a coping tool
  • Skills for countering bullying
  • Skills and attitudes for being successful


Respectful Relationships integrates the teaching of these important personal and social skills within all key learning areas. It uses children’s literature to teach the key wellbeing and resilience concepts. It also incorporates cooperative learning strategies, circle time, educational games, music, drama, art and contemporary culture and technology. Many of the activities also feature critical and creative higher level thinking.


The RRRR program is explicitly timetabled, taught each week in the classroom, and reinforced by linking to school values and student action groups.



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