The Respectful Relationships (RR) program at Furlong Park School for Deaf Children is an important initiative to improve a culture of respect, equality, and healthy relationships among young children. This age-appropriate program introduces essential values such as empathy, consent, gender equality, and respectful communication in students. By guiding them in recognising and addressing issues like bullying, discrimination, and gender stereotypes, the program equips children with the skills and knowledge needed to build positive connections with their peers and develop healthy relationship attitudes. Ultimately, the Respectful Relationships program promotes a safe, inclusive, and positive environment within our primary school, setting a foundation for lifelong respectful interactions.

Aligned with the School Wide Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) and School Values, the Respectful Relationships program aligns efforts to promote social and emotional skills and positive gender norms in children and young people. Research has shown that these efforts improve health-related outcomes and well-being. Furthermore, the program actively aims to reduce antisocial behaviours, including engagement in gender-related violence.

Throughout the year, the program focuses on various important topics across the school community. These topics are as follows:

  • Term One: Emotional Literacy & Personal Strengths
  • Term Two: Positive Coping & Problem Solving
  • Term Three: Stress Management & Help-Seeking
  • Term Four: Gender and Identity & Positive Gender Relations

By exploring these themes, the Respectful Relationships program aims to create a comprehensive understanding of emotional well-being, resilience, and healthy relationships among our students.

If you are interested in learning more about RR program, please check out on the FUSE website