SWPBS is an evidence-based school wide framework that brings our school community together to develop a positive, safe and supportive learning culture. SWPBS provides a framework and strategies that when adopted across the whole school will set clear, consistent expectations and positive values.
At Whitehorse Primary School, we strive to create a safe, supportive and inclusive environment by showing respect for ourselves, for others, and for our school. We believe by helping students practise good behaviour, we will build a school community where all students learn in an environment where they can succeed and grow.
By implementing SWPBS we aim to:
Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships (also known as The 4R’s) is an evidence based Well-Being initiative from the Victorian State Government and the Department of Education and Training, based on recommendations gathered from a 2016 Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence.
The 4R’s is designed to equip our students with the skills to build healthy relationships based on respect, develop their resilience, confidence, emotional capabilities and problem solving skills. Additionally, the approach promotes positive social attitudes and gender equality.
Activities and learning materials have been developed by leading education experts who tailor all materials to each year level, ensuring all information is age-appropriate, curriculum aligned and grounded in evidence.
The initiative covers eight topics across all years of schooling including:
It is our aim that our Whitehorse students will develop a deep understanding of what a respectful relationship looks and feels like. We also aim for students to understand their rights and responsibilities and recognise and celebrate our differences, personal strengths and uniqueness!
To find out more about The 4R’s, please visit www.education.vic.gov.au/respectfulrelationships