Safe Schools are essential for all!

Published Thu, 24/03/2016 - 05:01

The Council of Australian Humanist Societies inc. is proud to be among one of many supporters of Safe Schools Coalition Australia.

We believe that schools should provide a safe and inclusive environment for all students, so that they can learn, grow, and reach their full potential – free from bullying and discrimination. We pledge to stand up against homophobia and transphobia whenever we see or hear it. We are proud to support Safe Schools Coalition Australia and its work to create positive change for same sex attracted, intersex and gender diverse students, school staff and families.
-Safe Schools Coalition Supporter Pledge

Scott Sharrad, president of CAHS said, "Supporting an inclusive environment for all children, teenagers and young adults as they undertake their studies is vital for their success. The moment any student is subjected to bullying and isolation their welfare and education deteriorates. We owe it to the generations that we are educating today and all those that will follow to ensure that they are given the best possible environment to succeed in; that means ensuring all students understand, accept and welcome the diversity that humans have evolved."