RESPECT is one of our three key school values and during the past year, staff have attended several workshops and cluster meetings as part of our involvement in the Education Department Respectful Relationships initiative. The project supports schools to promote and model respect, positive attitudes and behaviours – and to teach our children how to build healthy relationships, resilience and confidence. Our teachers work together to develop and implement a Respectful Relationships curriculum with all our students.

Respectful Relationships Program Background - 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 are achieved when positive attitudes, behaviours and equality are embedded in our education settings.

Another way that we achieve positive outcomes in this area is through our ongoing involvement in the Resilience Project, which we have expanded in 2019 to include all Year 3 to 6 students. We shall continue to keep you updated with our work on Respectful Relationships and the Resilience Project.

The Resilience Project Background - The Resilience Project delivers emotionally engaging programs to schools, sports clubs and businesses, providing practical, evidence-based, positive mental health strategies to build resilience and happiness. They have delivered programs to over 500 schools around the country and worked with many elite sporting teams including the Australian cricket, netball and soccer teams, NRL and AFL clubs. Through presentations, wellbeing journals, school curriculum, teacher diaries and our app, they seek to help all Australians become mentally healthy.