About the programs

Programs for all years

The Good Society provides respectful relationships education resources for all years of schooling via three programs—Years F-6, Years 7-9 and Years 10-12. Each program tackles different topic areas—all linked to the Australian Curriculum and arranged in themed, multi-media playlists. Each playlist has an accompanying teacher guide that provides support for classroom discussion and activities.

While there is a recommended approach to sequencing the content delivery within a program, teachers have the flexibility to decide which content is best suited to their students.

 

Years F-6 program

The Years F-6 program introduces the Feel, Think, Act, Reflect model, a framework for problem solving and decision making in respectful relationships.

In lower primary, students focus on forming new friendship groups and navigating shared spaces respectfully, developing the skills required to interact respectfully with others.

In middle primary, the focus progresses to belonging in different groups—inclusion and exclusion in a range of groups and how their actions contribute to the wellbeing of the group.

In upper primary, students unpack their identity and their beliefs and values around acting respectfully and making ethical decisions in personal relationships.

How to deliver the program

The Years F-6 program is intended to be heavily facilitated by the teacher, with plenty of suggestions for discussion and activities featured in the teacher guide against each playlist.

For more information, check out the Years F-6 introduction.

 

Years 7-9 program

The Years 7-9 program focuses on social relationships and the role that identity, group formation and group norms and beliefs can have on the development of respectful relationships.

The program is divided into three topics—Relationships, Power and Student project—with playlists that sit under each of these. Content sequencing will vary depending on how a teacher chooses to deliver the program.

How to deliver the program

The program has been designed so that it can be implemented as standalone playlists and topics or delivered using a Project-based Learning (PBL) framework, where students work towards a culminating challenge over a number of weeks.

Some groups may choose to work through all of the playlist content together in-class, whereas others may decide to assign resources as homework to be discussed in class. For information about creating an account, assigning, favouriting and modifying playlists, see the User guide & FAQs.

For more information on content and delivery, see the Years 7-9 introduction.

 

Years 10-12 program

The Years 10-12 program is about building capacity in establishing, managing and maintaining respectful intimate relationships.

The program is divided into three topics—Consent, Influences and Situations—with playlists that sit under each of these. There is a suggested learning sequence for the resources, starting with the Consent topic which introduces the Field Model—a framework for thinking about how we make decisions in a relationship.

All of this content is documented in the Years 10-12 Guidebook, and every playlist is supported by a detailed teacher guide outlining the media items contained in the playlist, and how to handle class discussions for each item.

How to deliver the program

Some groups may choose to work through all of the playlist content together in-class, whereas others may decide to assign resources as homework to be discussed in class. For information about creating an account, assigning, favouriting and modifying playlists, see the User guide & FAQs.

You can read more about how to get the most out of this program in the Years 10-12 introduction.

Language warning

Some of the items in program playlists contain coarse language. Please review all items in the playlists before use in the classroom context to ensure appropriateness for your students and school community.

Further support for teaching respectful relationships education

For more information on teaching about respectful relationships, see the Teaching respectful relationships page, or check out the Respect Matters learning modules on the Australian Student Wellbeing Hub.