We acknowledge the Yawuru people,
the traditional owners and
custodians of the land on which
we work and learn together.

Broome SHS


Respectful Relationships Education Commitment Statement

Term 2 2024

Western Australian public schools play a critical role in teaching children and young people what gender-based violence looks like and how it can be prevented. The Respectful Relationships Program aims to increase teachers’ skills to educate and support children and young people to build relationships characterised by non-violence, equality, mutual respect, and trust.

The Program advocates a whole of school approach to respectful relationships education and supports the delivery of the mandated Western Australian curriculum. The Program aims to strengthen positive relationships and promote gender equality in the school community, using different strategies to address key drivers and stop violence before it begins.

In March 2020, the Department of Communities entered into a Grant Agreement with Starick Services Inc (Starick) to pilot the Respectful Relationships Education program. A total of 30 schools completed all of the Program components.

During the 2021 election, the McGowan Government committed to expand the Program to increase the number of schools from 10 to 22 per annum and to extend the length of the program by four years to 30 June 2026. 

Broome Senior High School came on board in late 2022, and has been working on a school-wide rollout since that time.