Respectful Relationships

At Yarraville West Primary School, we are committed to implementing Respectful Relationships to further improve the wellbeing of our students. We have integrated Respectful Relationships Education into our curriculum to assist with teaching responsibility, resilience and empathy.  


Respectful Relationships is a government initiative that supports schools and early childhood settings to promote and model respect, positive attitudes and behaviours. It teaches students how to build healthy relationships, resilience and confidence. It has a variety of learning resources that are taught to students from Prep through to Year 6. The learning resources are age appropriate and adapted to suit the needs of our students. Each lesson is mapped against the Victorian Curriculum. Students in each year level complete learning tasks from the following 8 topics:


  • Emotional Literacy - Students learn to better understand their own emotions;

  • Personal Strengths - Students recognising and appreciating their own strengths and building self-esteem; 

  • Positive Coping - Students learning to control strong emotions, such as anger and other negative emotions;

  • Problem Solving - Learning how to solve problems independently, such as disagreements with peers;

  • Stress Management - Students learn how to deal with stress and emotional situations;

  • Help Seeking - Learning to how to seek help from and to support others;

  • Gender and Identity - Students discuss gender norms and stereotypes in media and society which might have an impact on how they view themselves and others;

  • Positive Gender Relations - Students learn to show respect to people regardless of their gender and identity.  


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