Activities

Tips for making friends

Pre-primary
Respectful Relationships
Students develop an understanding that having friends makes us feel happy and that personal and social skills are required to build and maintain friendships.

Families may change

Year 1
Health Literacy
Respectful Relationships
Students consider the ways that a family may change and identify ways to cope with changes.

Appreciating friendships

Year 1
Respectful Relationships
Students distinguish between friendly and unfriendly behaviour and identify their own ‘getting on with others’ strengths and limitations. Students practise using friendly behaviour with others by expressing giving and receiving compliments.

Managing family change

Year 2
Health Literacy
Respectful Relationships
Students discuss the changes that take place in families and identify independent activities that they can do to help and cope with these changes.

Good playing skills

Year 2
Respectful Relationships
Students discuss and practise strategies for making new friends and including others in activities and games through practising good playing skills. Feelings such as anxiety and nervousness, and strategies such as resilience and persistence, are discussed.

Reading emotions in others

Year 2
Respectful Relationships
Students identify external body cues and verbal cues that people demonstrate when they are feeling a range of emotions. They identify how to ‘look’ and ‘listen’ to read these emotions in others and practise reading emotions in others in role-play situations.

Understanding discrimination

Year 3
Diversity
Respectful Relationships
Students develop strategies to address discrimination using game-play and scenarios to explore exclusion, prejudice, and discrimination of gender and healthy relationships.

Dealing with disagreements

Year 3
Respectful Relationships
Students learn to recognise problems in relationships and develop practical solutions to prevent or manage conflict.

How to help someone being bullied

Year 3
Respectful Relationships
Students develop an understanding of what to do in situations where others are being bullied, that shows empathy and respects the rights of others.

Building good relationships

Year 4
Respectful Relationships
Students identify and explore the relationship between good and bad social skills. They practise cooperating and collaborating with peers using specific social skills relating to respect, empathy and valuing differences.

Online vs face-to-face communication

Year 4
Respectful Relationships
Staying Safe
Students discuss the similarities and differences between online and face-to-face communication, and research and explore protective strategies to ensure they communicate safely using technology.

Changes in relationships

Year 5
Respectful Relationships
Students discuss the changes that take place in relationships over time and identify feelings and strategies to help and cope with these changes.

Understanding influences on behaviour

Year 5
Respectful Relationships
Students explore how family, peers and the media influence how individuals interact in given situation.

Peer influence

Year 6
Respectful Relationships
Students investigate the possible influence that peers have on making decisions.

Qualities of respectful relationships

Year 7
Respectful Relationships
Students identify the qualities of a respectful relationship, problem solve in a range of bullying, harassment and stressful situations and work towards enhancing an existing relationship through the development of an action plan.

**External resources**

Year 7
Year 8
Diversity
Emotional Wellbeing
Growing Bodies
Health Literacy
Respectful Relationships
Staying Safe
The practical guide to love, sex and relationships

What's OK and what's not OK

Year 8
Respectful Relationships
Students develop their understanding of socially acceptable behaviours and being respectful to others and having respect for themselves by thinking through what's OK and what's not OK in a relationship.

Ready vs not ready (for sexual activity)

Year 9
Respectful Relationships
Staying Safe
Students discuss, illustrate and compare their views and perspectives on being ready for sexual activity.

Respectful vs disrespectful relationships

Year 10
Respectful Relationships
Students develop an understanding of healthy relationships using fun interactive games, and identify the characteristics of positive and negative relationships.

Power to manage relationships

Year 10
Respectful Relationships
Staying Safe
Students explore effective strategies such as refusal skills, communicating choices, expressing opinions and initiating contingency plans when dealing with challenging relationships.