Resilience, Rights & Respectful Relationships

Resilience, Rights & Respectful Relationships

Fitzroy High School is a lead school in the implementation of the state-wide roll out of ‘Resilience, Rights & Respectful Relationships’. This means that, not only do we teach the RRRR-curriculum to our students, but we do our best to model the values in our school and in the community. We are also in the process of reviewing our school-wide practices to ensure no one is treated unfairly at our school. We have, with the help of our students, identified some areas for improvement that we are currently working on, and will continue to work on, over the next few years.

Please click the links below to view our ‘statement of commitment to end gender-based violence’.
Statement of commitment to end gender-based violence (document)

Berry Street Education Model

The Berry Street Education Model is trauma informed practice that helps teachers understand and relate to students in a non-confrontational way that supports students’ needs and puts the students’ wellbeing in the centre.

Fitzroy High School has over the past two years trained all staff in the BSEM and our final day of training is scheduled on the curriculum day in November. Gradually, we have introduced what we have learned into our classrooms.

School Wide Positive Behaviour Support

Fitzroy High School is in the initial stages of rolling out SWPBS, which we are hoping will merge all of our student wellbeing frameworks into one. The focus will be on acknowledging and rewarding positive behaviour in our school but also on specifically teaching the behaviours we wish to see in our students.

A workshop will be held on Wednesday the 14th of August for students and parents to assist in the development of an ‘expected behaviour matrix’ for SWPBS. This workshop will also look deeper into what respect looks like at Fitzroy High School, which will then inform this year’s big Respectful Relationships project.

If you are a parent who is interested in participating in this workshop on the 14th of August from 12pm to 3pm, please send an email to lindae@fitzroyhs.vic.edu.au to express your interest. Afternoon tea will be provided.

Linda Ekman, Wellbeing Leader, Fitzroy High School