RESILIENCE, RIGHTS AND RESPECTFUL RELATIONSHIPS
In February 2015 Australia’s first Royal Commission into Family Violence was carried out. Evidence presented to the Royal Commission into Family Violence highlighted that prevention is the best strategy to reduce the incidence of family violence. It was identified that schools play a critical role in creating a culture of respect to change.
As a result the Department of Education and Training, in consultation with organisations such as Our Watch produced the Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships program for all Primary and Secondary schools.
The program aims to prevent gender stereotyping and promote gender equity as well as the respectful relationships needed to prevent family violence. The Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships program supports students to develop student’s social, emotional and positive relationship skills.
At Marnebek School students participate in lessons and are also provided multiple opportunities to practice these skills.
More information about the Respectful Relationships program can be found on the Department of Education website https://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/pages/respectfulrelationships.aspx