Every member of the school community has the right to be treated respectfully.
The National Safe Schools Framework stresses the importance of establishing and maintaining a school climate that builds positive, caring and respectful student-peer relationships, student-teacher relationships, and teacher-teacher relationships.
A school environment that allows students to explore and challenge stereotypes and societal behaviours will help them to understand the essential elements for developing and maintaining positive and respectful relationships with their friends, family and teachers.
A culture of respect for all members of the school community has a significant effect on student engagement in learning, positive learning outcomes and students' wellbeing and resilience. Students who develop positive and respectful relationships also develop feelings of security, confidence and empowerment. It takes whole-school commitment and support to ensure that educators lead the way for establishing positive relationships with students and their parents.
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