RRRR Curriculum

Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships

In 2016, Respectful Relationships Education became a core component of the Victorian Curriculum from foundation to year 12, and is being taught in all government and Catholic schools and many independent schools.

Respectful Relationships complements our wellbeing approach and is about embedding a culture of respect and equality across our entire community, from our classrooms to staff rooms, sporting fields, fetes and social events. This leads to positive impacts on a student’s academic outcomes, their mental health, classroom behaviour, and relationships between teachers and students.

The Royal Commission into Family Violence identified the critical role that schools and early childhood education have in creating a culture of respect to change the story of family violence for future generations.

Everyone in our community deserves to be respected, valued and treated equally. We know that changes in attitudes and behaviours can be achieved when positive attitudes, behaviours and equality are embedded in our education settings.

RHCS students will be developing their personal, social and emotional skills through a series of learning experiences. The topics covered include:

1.Emotional Literacy, 2.Personal Strengths, 3.Positive Coping, 4.Problem Solving, 5.Stress Management, 6.Help-Seeking, 7.Gender and Identity and 8.Positive Gender Relations.

The Resilience and Rights components of the teaching and learning materials (Topic 1-6) help students develop the essential social and emotional skills, knowledge and understandings they need to then address the concepts in Topic 7&8, which is the Respectful Relationships component of the program.

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