Mental and physical wellbeing

Schools play a vital role in promoting the social, emotional and physical health and wellbeing of children and young people.

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Level

Secondary

  • Support students to make healthy lifestyle choices
  • Promote exercise and nutrition for wellbeing
  • Develop social and emotional skills
  • Monitor and evaluate student and staff wellbeing and engagement
  • Involve students in their own social and emotional development
  • Collaborate with parents to support student health and wellbeing

Diversity and inclusion

A supportive, welcoming and inclusive school culture fosters connectedness and a sense of belonging. Respecting the diversity and unique contributions of every member of the school community builds understanding and is the basis for respectful relationships.

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Level

Secondary

  • Celebrate the diversity of the school community
  • Teach and model values and inclusive behaviours
  • Build caring, respectful relationships across the school community
  • Enhance student and staff social and emotional wellbeing

Respectful relationships: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

Find resources designed to be used with students from one or more Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander communities.

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Level

Primary/Secondary

  • Find resources that feature Aboriginal young people
  • Learn more about using a strengths-based approach
  • Look at what the research in this area is telling us

Respectful relationships: Students of CALD backgrounds

The topics and activities within respectful relationships education demand an understanding of the particular needs and contexts of your students and their communities.

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Level

Primary/Secondary

  • Balance culturally sensitive practice with the aims of the respectful relationships education initiative
  • Find a great resource for CALD students
  • Explore what the research in this area is telling us

Respectful relationships: Students with disability

Find resources with a respectful relationships focus designed to be used with students with disability. Respectful relationships education uses a strengths-based approach with all students.

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Level

Primary/Secondary

  • Access resources that can be used across age groups to teach this content
  • Learn more about using a strengths-based approach
  • Explore what the research in this area is telling us

Respectful relationships

Everyone in the school community deserves to be respected, valued and treated equally. A whole-school approach to teaching, modelling and valuing respectful behaviour creates an inclusive and positive learning environment where wellbeing can thrive.

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Level

Secondary

  • Find practical classroom resources
  • View videos of classroom practice
  • Learn more about collaborative learning
  • Access planning and evaluation tools

Responsible decision-making

Helping students to develop and practise skills for effective, responsible and ethical decision-making equips them for learning and life.

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Level

Secondary

  • Teach decision-making skills
  • Provide authentic opportunities for students
  • Value student decision-making
  • Collaborate to build a cohesive school

Bullying prevention

Creating and maintaining a safe, inclusive and respectful learning environment requires a whole-school approach to positive behaviour so that all forms of bullying, aggression and violence can be prevented.

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Level

Secondary

  • Teach respectful behaviours
  • Monitor safety and wellbeing polices
  • Respect and value diversity
  • Collaborate with students and parents

Online safety

Schools have an important role to play in building students’ understanding of online safety.

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Level

Secondary

  • Whole-school collaboration on safe internet policies
  • Counter cyberbullying
  • Encourage respectful digital citizenship