Primary schools

Tools to support primary schools

These tools have been collated to assist practitioners supporting and partnering with primary schools to develop, implement and evaluate an evidence based whole school approach to respectful relationships education (RRE).

Some tools are designed to build your skills and knowledge whilst other tools have been included so that you can provide them to the services’ staff to use with children, families or partner organisations.

Featured resources

Professional learning

Audit tools


Core Victorian Government Department of Education and Training curriculum resource

F-12 Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships Learning Resources (2016).
This curriculum resource was designed to be delivered by trained classroom teachers, with support where required from community based experts in RRE. The Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority has specialist curriculum consultants to assist teachers with curriculum and lesson planning, and professional development.

Complimentary curriculum resource

Deakin University Sexuality Education Matters (2013) provides pre-service educators with the tools to build the skills, knowledge and confidence of future teachers to integrate gender, gender-based violence and sexuality education into their teaching.

School Policies


Gender equity books can provide a fantastic opportunity for children to think outside of traditional gender roles. Here are some lists to choose from:


PiP has compiled a list of videos for RRE practitioners to incorporate into the training they provide to school staff, sessions they run with families or community organisations, or to be provided to teachers as a curriculum resource to use with their students. Please note that whilst some of these videos will be appropriate for use with younger children, others are more applicable for use by students in secondary school or by RRE professionals in a school.

Classroom activities

Reading for school staff

Stereotypes Stop You Doing Stuff: Challenging gender stereotypes through primary education

This UK document provides an overview of how different schools look at the impact of gender stereotypes on children and how they could begin to unsettle some of the established assumptions about what girls and boys might like or do.

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