Year 8 Wellbeing: Relationships with each other Learning Intention: Students will be able to identify characteristics of positive relationships at school and characteristics of negative relationships at school. Activity 1: Introduction to relationships The following discussion questions can be answered in a format that best suits the teacher and the class: What types of relationships do you have at school? Why do you have these relationships? How do these relationships help you? Can relationships at school be harmful? What relationships are important to you? What does a good school relationship look like? What does a poor school relationship look like? Activity 2: Where do you stand? The following activity can be done as: a. Each student should rate their ‘card’ about whether the behaviour on the card has a significant negative impact on relationships at school (1) to whether the behaviour has a significant positive impact on relationships at school (10). b. A class continuum activity where students are standing. Give each student a card and ask them to justify whether they think this behaviour is positive for relationships at school or negative for relationships at school. Some of the cards double up – this is ok as it gives you an option to discuss different opinions. Negative relationship at school: Where do you stand? Positive Relationship at school Activity 2: Where do you stand? Questions to ask after the activity • Have you ever seen these behaviours at school? How do you think the recipient feels? • Which of these do you think are the most common? • How do you think school would be different if we changed any of these behaviours? • What behaviours do you see from your classmates that help you feel happy and safe at school? • What behaviours do you see from your classmates that make you feel frustrated and unhappy at school? Conclusion: Reflect on, and write down on a piece of paper: • A positive relationship you have had/experienced with students this year (and what made it positive) • A negative relationships they have had/experienced this year (and what has made it negative) Do not include any names in this task. Bring to the front when you are done.