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The Carlton Respects Schools Program, developed in 2016 with advice from Our Watch and La Trobe University, seeks to educate young Australian students about respect and equality.

The Carlton Respects Schools Program has been developed to align with the Victorian Government’s Department of Education and Training’s ‘Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships’ (RRRR) curriculum.


The program is delivered to school students in grades five to eight in Melbourne’s northern corridor in four sessions conducted once a week, for four weeks. The Carlton Respects Schools Program seeks to challenge pre-existing gender stereotypes and strengthen positive, equal and respectful relations among young men and women.

Program breakdown

Session one

Values and emotions

Session two

Respect and stereotypes

Session three

Bullying and help-seeking

Session four


What teachers are saying

Because of the program, kids are more aware of what they are saying to each other.

What is valuable about the program is that it gives kids the opportunity to see the world differently than what they might do at home.

The numbers

students were reached in 2019 by the Carlton Respects program.

hours spent delivering the face-to-face program.


average satisfaction rating from both primary and secondary school teachers and students.


of participating primary school teachers would recommend the Carlton Respects program.

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