Respectful Relationships

The Respectful Relationships program is delivered as a whole school approach as a response to gender-based violence. It is a priority for our school and underpins effective relationships, learning and behaviour in our school community.  As a Lead School since 2015, we also support our Partner Schools in the wider community.  At MEC, we recognise the importance of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) for our students.  SEL promotes positive social attitudes, equips students with skills to understand and manage emotions, express feelings, develop resilience and create positive gender norms to change the culture for our young people.

The Respectful Relationships curriculum is delivered within Health Education, Social & Emotional Learning and Mentor programs throughout the school. The key topics covered are

  1. Emotional Literacy
  2. Personal Strengths
  3. Positive Coping
  4. Problem Solving
  5. Stress Management
  6. Gender and identity
  7. Positive Gender Relations

SBS Insight

SBS Insight has an episode about Informed Consent. Part of the episode features conversations our our students from 2017 as an example of how schools implementing the Respectful Relationships program address these topics with students.  An article about the program can be read here . Also the full episode can be watched on SBS On Demand

Central Goldfields Respectful Relationships

Maryborough Education Centre actively collaborates with other organisations accross the Central Goldfields Shire to improve Respectful Relationships across the wider community. The video below provides a snapshot of what is happening across the shire.

Changing Our Story – Central Goldfields Shire from Leonie Van Eyk on Vimeo.


External Resources

Victorian DET – Respectful Relationships

Respect Victoria