The Year 10 level has been selected to participate in a successful school-based respectful relationships program – Love Bites.

This program is focused on educating young people about relationship violence and sexual assault prevention.

Love Bites is based on best practice standards for education programs as recommended and funded by the Federal Government and is in accordance with the Department of Education’s Respectful relationship initiative.

At William Ruthven, the Love Bites program was successfully completed for the first time in 2016 with all year 10 students and as a result has been imbedded in the year 10 curriculum.

The Love Bites program consists of two interactive education workshops on relationship control/violence and the laws around consent followed by a creative workshop that consolidates the information from the previous two sessions and promotes the message of respectful relationships within our school community.

The Love Bites program will be delivered by trained teaching staff, the wellbeing team and various local service workers through a day long program this semester.

We look forward to running this program. If you have any questions, please contact Assistant Principal Andrew Elborough or student wellbeing coordinator Jacqueline Cameron.