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Did you know?

The Department of Education celebrates diversity among our students.

This means we embrace everyone regardless of their race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age or socioeconomic status.

Discrimination, harassment or bullying in any form is not tolerated in our schools.

Where to start

  • Encourage your child to talk about their differences and share their experiences with others.
  • Talk to your child about tolerance and empathy, and developing good relationships with others.
  • Model tolerant and inclusive behaviour and language.
  • Offer your skills, knowledge and talents to your school to help build respectful communities.

For your child

  • We work together to ensure we have safe, respectful and inclusive schools so that all students have the opportunity to be their best.
  • Students are taught about everyone’s differences and are encouraged to celebrate diversity. At school your child will learn how to:
    • relate to all types of people
    • behave appropriately in different situations
    • be confident and sure of themselves
    • appreciate diversity.

For you

  • Take the time to read the policies and guidelines that the department has in place to ensure everyone feels safe, respected and included at school. The Learner Wellbeing and Behaviour Policy provides safe and inclusive learning environments for all learners.
  • The Guidelines for Sexual and Gender Diversity in Schools and Colleges ensure all young people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex are included and supported in education in Tasmania.
  • The Guidelines for Inclusive Language enable everyone; regardless of culture; race or ethnicity; gender, sexual orientation or gender identity; age, disability or socioeconomic status to feel that they are being reflected in dialogue.
  • The Relationship and Sexuality Education in Tasmanian Government Schools Strategy focuses on supporting schools to deliver developmental-appropriate relationships and sexual education which identifies the importance of respectful relationships.

Where can I get more information?


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