Respectful Relationships

Our Wellbeing Programme

Toorak Primary is a lead school for Respectful Relationships. The Royal Commission into Family Violence states that school-based prevention is the most effective way to reduce the rate of family violence in Australia. Respectful Relationships is a whole school approach that promotes a culture of equality and respect to end Family Violence for future generations.
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Everyone has a right to be seen, heard, valued and respected. Everyone deserves to feel like they belong.

Respectful Relationships acknowledges that children of any age have challenges to overcome, teaching social and emotional skills appropriate to their age and level of maturity. The Respectful Relationships programme teaches student how to build healthy relationships, resilience and confidence. The learning resources are age appropriate and adapted to suit the needs of our students.

Students will be developing their personal, social and emotional skills, including: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness and social management through a series of learning experiences. Students will also be developing respectful relationships, with a focus on Gender and Identity and Positive Gender Relations.

What topics are taught?

  • Emotional Literacy
  • Positive Coping
  • Stress Management
  • Gender and Identity
  • Personal Strengths
  • Problem Solving
  • Help Seeking
  • Positive Gender Relations

Respectful Relationships curriculum documents

Within a Respectful Relationships lesson there will be opportunities for:

  • whole class and small group discussions
  • stories to support learning
  • photos to prompt discussion
  • drama- role plays and freeze frames
  • big questions
  • games

Zones of Regulation is a part of our everyday school life.

By implementing the Zones of Regulation, we aim to teach our students to identify emotions in themselves and others and provide them with a tool box of strategies to help regulate their emotions and improve their wellbeing. We teach them that every zone is ok to be in. That there is no good zone or bad zone and that we experience all zones.

The zones is a curriculum based around the four different colours to help students identify how they are feeling.

The programme helps students to better understand their emotions and learn different strategies to cope and manage their emotions based on what colour zone they are in.

Students learn to…

  • Recognise their own triggers
  • Read facial expressions
  • Become more attuned to how their actions can affect others.
  • Read body language
  • Develop problem solving skills