Social & Emotional Learning


At Debney Meadows Primary School our Social Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum is implemented through the Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships (RRRR) program across Grades P-6.


The RRRR curriculum is an evidence-based whole school approach to SEL, where it develops the personal and social capabilities including self-awareness, self-management, social awareness and social management.


Respectful Relationships is a wide ranging initiative to help students deal with a range of challenges they may
face and covers topics including:
• Emotional Literacy
• Personal Strengths
• Positive Coping
• Problem-Solving
• Stress Management
• Help-seeking
• Gender & Identity
• Positive Gender Relationships


Respectful Relationships promotes equality and helps boys as well as girls learn how to build healthy
relationships. This initiative prepares students to face challenges by developing problem-solving skills and build
empathy, resilience and confidence.


Respectful Relationships is a core component of the Victorian Curriculum and was introduced to all schools to
change attitudes and prevent the prevalence of family violence in future generations. Respectful Relationships
is underpinned by evidence that shows schools can play a key role in preventing family violence by helping
students develop an understanding of healthy relationships and respect.


Respectful Relationships plays an integral role as a teaching tool for instilling the values and positive
behaviours that the school community aspires for our children to learn and display. 


The 8 topics and activities are explicitly taught in classrooms from Grades P-6, as well as through other school initiatives and priorities including SWPBS and our Getting Started Program at the beginning of each semester. A Social Emotional Learning Specialist Teacher is assigned 1 hour each week to complete RRRR lessons as well as a Sfollow up lesson by all classroom teachers.


More information about Respectful Relationships and the RRRR curriculum can be found at



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