Implementing Respectful Relationships in all schools is a recommendation of the Royal Commission into Family Violence.
Respectful Relationships is a core component of the new Victorian Curriculum. Sale College has been selected as a Lead School to help deliver on this part of the new curriculum.
A whole school approach to Respectful Relationships goes beyond curriculum, recognising that to drive real change, classroom learning needs to be reinforced by what is modelled within the school community.
The whole school approach will include looking at schools’ practices and policies relating to gender and driving meaningful cultural change. The approach will build a culture of respect and equality in our schools - as learning places and as workplaces that achieve long-term change in the community.
Embedding Respectful Relationships in schools and early childhood settings is key to preventing family violence in the long term.
Monday May 25th was National Sorry Day this week and then Reconciliation Week began on Tuesday May 26th . I think it was significant that Monday May 25th was the day all staff returned to our Campuses.
We started the day with an Acknowledgement of Country. On Tuesday 26th May, we welcomed our Year 11 and 12 students back to Sale College to recommence our learning on the lands of the Gunai Kurnai people.
The theme of reconciliation week 2020 was determined in January and who knew that it would have so much meaning for not just reconciliation but also the way our community has sought to band together in these times of the COVID 19 pandemic.
Our traditional owners of the lands throughout this island nation are among the most vulnerable to these diseases. To see our whole country respect the sacrifices and disruption to our lives in order to minimise the impact of the pandemic on our citizens is indeed a heart-warming example of being in this together.
The outcome has been to protect our people and in particular the original custodians from the worst that this disease could have inflicted. We must protect our people, the lands and the cultures we have and recognise that past wrongs must be addressed and reconciliation sought to produce a strong and healthy future for everyone. The only way to achieve this is to be In this together.
- Mr Brendan Staple
The Sale College Principal has written some pieces on the topic of Respectful Relationships that have appeared in recent editions of the Sale College Buzz. You can read these articles by clicking on a link below.
Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria website. This website has excellent resources and links to support the education of respectful relationships..
Gateway page on the DVRCV website to some other great websites with resources for teachers & students.
Website about Technology Abuse and Your Safety.
Facebook Privacy: 10 Settings Every User Needs to Know.
Bursting the Bubble website. Quizzes, stories that help you to recognise and identify abuse.
The Good the Bad and the Ugly website. Advice about dating and relationships and the difference between a good and bad relationship
Tel: 1800 737 732
Kids Help Line
Tel; 1800 55 1800
Women's Domestic Violence Crisis Service
Tel: 1800 015 188
Centre Against Sexual Assualt
Telephone (03) 5144 3711 (Guthridge Campus)
Telephone (03) 5144 1711 (Macalister Campus)
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