The role of schools in the implementation of developing respectful relationships and changing the story of family violence for future generations is critical. Schools are a workplace, a community hub and a place of learning. Everyone involved in our school community deserves to be respected, valued and treated equally.
It is widely understood that changes in attitudes and behaviours can be achieved when positive attitudes, behaviours and equality are actively lived and encouraged across the school community. More importantly when classroom learning is reinforced by what is actually taking place within the school community.
Resilience, rights and respectful relationships is about embedding a culture of respect and equality across our entire community. Consistency and predictability in approaches, expectations and behaviours lead to positive impacts on student’s academic outcomes, their mental health, classroom behaviour, relationships between teachers and students, and relationships between school and home.
At Wooranna Park Primary School we have a whole school sequence of learning to promote respectful relationships, build resilience and a culture of acceptance and understanding within our community. Our intention is to ensure that everyone understands and uses language across our whole school community to ensure healthy relationships and confidence.