Respectful Relationships

Karingal Heights Primary School actively teaches and promotes The Respectful Relationships Program, which came about as a result of the Victorian Inquiry into Family Violence.


The Respectful Relationships Program is a whole school approach to how everyone in our school community interacts with others and involves students, parents, families and staff.


KHPS teachers follow a set program and students take part in learning the focusses of 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 all staff have been upskilled in their knowledge around the program.


Here are copies of the program that the school has been provided with by The Department of Education:



It is our aim that each student leaves KHPS with a solid understanding of what a respectful relationship looks and feels like. We also aim for students to understand their rights and responsibilities, have 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 will develop strategies they can implement, to help cope with difficult situations and to know what support is available shoud it be required.