For Years 5 - 6
Relate Respect Connect assists students to understand the importance of friendships by connecting with each other respectfully, and highlighting how to recognise, react and report unwanted contact, bullying or predatory behaviours to people we trust.
Relate, Respect, Connect empowers students with knowledge to recognise and make positive, informed choices in friendships and relationships. Relate, Respect, Connect equips students with skills and strategies to help them develop safe and respectful relationships - face to face and online in the digital world. This module assists students navigate the changes in friendships that often happen during this transitional stage of life.
- Understanding how to respect ourselves and others.
- Strategies to help maintain positive online and offline relationships.
- Identifying characteristics of positive relationships.
- How to recognise, react and report unwanted contact, bullying or predatory behaviours.
Step 1: Pre-lesson
To be completed with your class before the Life Ed visit.
Relate Respect Connect – Tuning In Lesson – The Value of Friendships Making and keeping friends is a skill, one that we can all work to be better at. This lesson introduces the Relate, Respect, Connect module by focusing on friendships – and the positives and negatives that come with them. Activities include • small group work • active listening • remembering • discussing • video • responding to questions • silent discussion • at home follow up 20 -25 minutes School Lesson
Pre lesson – An Overview for Parents
Step 2: Life Ed Visit
Step 3: Post Visit
To be completed with your class after the Life Ed visit.
Relate Respect Connect – Extending Lesson 1 – Friendships and Empathy The focus in this module is that friendships aren’t perfect, and it encourages the development of empathy. Students consider ways to keep friendships strong and move past arguments and disagreements. Activities include • quiet reflection • sharing • videos • blind vote • empathy task • freeze frames • at home follow up 20 - 25 minutes School Lesson
Relate Respect Connect – Extending Lesson 2 – Friendships Online In this lesson learning about respect and empathy is extended to online communications. Students are empowered with specific strategies and tools to know what’s okay and what’s not okay, and keep communications positive. How students can accesshelp is also identified. Activities include • think, pair, share • voting • infographics • blind voting • interpreting picture clues • video • at home follow up 25-30 minutes School Lesson
Use this Assessment Rubric (PDF) to assist with assessing the student comprehension of Relate Respect Connect Booster Session content.
Step 4: Booster Sessions
The Booster sessions videos and discussion guides are the last part in the 4-Step program. A discussion guide with questions and suggested answers is attached with each booster session video below. To meet all of the outcomes for this module, teachers are encouraged to use the discussion guides to extend student learning and observe student understanding of the content covered.
Relate Respect Connect – Session 1 – Relate Finishing primary school can mean friendships change, and at this age, people often change too. Harold joins young people to reflect on how our body and brain respond to change or feeling unsafe, or lonely. The qualities of being a good friend and practising understanding and empathy are also explored. Video Lesson Assessment Task (PDF) Download Discussion Guide (PDF)
Relate Respect Connect – Session 2 – Respect Harold and his friend explore the meaning of respectful relationships and consent and why it is important to seek, or give permission. Students consider what happens in our bodies when we experience big feelings and how we can respond to them. and how respect can help in these situations. Video Lesson Assessment Task (PDF) Download Discussion Guide (PDF)
Relate Respect Connect – Session 3 – Connect Harold and his friends are learning about the changes that are happening not only in their bodies, but also their friendships, By using empathy and respect, students can help maintain strong respectful relationships in person and in the digital online world. Students will explore how to recognise body clues, react and to unwanted contact, and report to a trusted adult when they feel unsafe or uncomfortable. Video Lesson Assessment Task (PDF) Download Discussion Guide (PDF)