Welcome to The Good Society, a Respect Matters Education resource
A new resource for teaching respectful relationships in schools
What students can do
EngageWatch videos, listen to podcasts, read articles and use interactives.
RespondAnswer poll questions or participate in class activities.
DiscussDiscuss concepts and themes with friends, peers and staff.
Programs for year groups
Years F-6In lower primary, students will focus on forming new friendship groups and navigating shared spaces respectfully. In middle primary, the focus progresses to belonging in different groups. In upper primary, students explore ethical decision-making in personal relationships.Find out more
Years 7-9Social relationships, including how students can negotiate the transition from primary to secondary school. Students will unpack the role that identity, group dynamics and attitudes and beliefs can have on the development of respectful relationships.Find out more
Years 10-12Intimate relationships, including how to establish, manage and maintain respectful relationships. Students will learn about the interpersonal skills required to navigate respectful decision-making in personal relationships.Find out more
GuidanceWe have playlist teacher guides, program guidebooks, plus a user guide & FAQs page to help you with every step, from using the platform to handling discussions in class.
FlexibilitySelect the playlists that are most relevant to your class and hide items that aren’t needed.
ManagementCreate class groups, favourite playlists or assign them to your class and check student progress.
Before using The Good Society in class
For parents and carers
If you are a parent or carer who would like to understand the concepts and skills described in The Good Society, you can freely explore the content for yourself, and may even like to recommend the program to your school.
Schools can choose to use The Good Society in a variety of ways. If your child’s school is already using the platform, you should check with school staff to find out exactly what content and activities are being shared with your children.