Baden Powell College is a lead school in The Respectful Relationships Program, which came about as a result of the Victorian Inquiry into Family Violence.
The Respectful Relationships Program involves a whole school approach and requires the support and involvement of students, parents, families and staff.
Across years P-9, students take part in teaching and learning that focusses on each of the following eight topics:
- Emotional Literacy
- Personal Strengths
- Positive Coping
- Problem Solving
- Stress Management
- Help Seeking
- Gender and Identity
- Positive Gender Relationships
Teachers are provided with the resources required to deliver the lessons and the College has invested significant funds to upskill staff in their knowledge of the program by allowing them to undertake Professional Learning.
The Respectful Relationships curriculum has strong links to many other areas of the curriculum including English, Ethical Capabilities and Health and Physical Education.
Students at Baden Powell College respond positively to the program and, it is the aim that each student leaves us with a solid understanding about what a respectful relationship looks and feels like. We also aim for students to understand their rights and responsibilities, have a recognition and acceptance that everyone is unique and identify the personal strengths that they possess. In addition, it is expected, that as part of this program, students strategies they can implement to help cope with difficult situations and to know what support is available should it be required.