Rose Bay students to benefit from anti-discrimination program

Rose Bay students to benefit from anti-discrimination program

Students at Rose Bay High are being encouraged to be compassionate and supportive to their fellow classmates as part of a new education program aimed at preventing and reducing antisocial behaviour.

Students at Rose Bay High are being encouraged to be compassionate and supportive to their fellow classmates as part of a new education program aimed at preventing and reducing antisocial behaviour.  

Clarence City Council has approved a partnership grant for the Rose Bay High School Association, providing $15,000 to the group over the next three years to help implement the new program, ‘Let’s Get Together’.  

Clarence Mayor Alderman Doug Chipman said the Council’s contribution to the ‘Let’s Get Together’ program would assist in supporting an inclusive environment Rose Bay High.

“As the largest public high school on the eastern shore, the students at Rose Bay come from many diverse backgrounds,” Mayor Chipman said.

“Sometimes diversity can lead to antisocial behaviour, and school environments can often experience discrimination and cyber-related bullying.”

The ‘Let’s Get Together’ program aims to address the root issues of antisocial behaviour and discrimination and educate the school community on the importance of compassion and tolerance.

The program aims to empower students with the knowledge needed to develop a collective agency, develop a deeper understanding of key concepts such as discrimination, identity, stereotypes and conflict, as well as provide opportunities for students to proactively engage in personal enquiries into aspects of society unknown to them, to allow a deeper level of understanding and compassion for others.

“Antisocial behaviour is not just detrimental to the individuals being bullied or the school in which it occurs, but also to society as a whole,” Mayor Chipman said.

“The skills and knowledge students are set to learn through this program aim to create a more inclusive and respectful school community, encouraging students to achieve their full potential, by providing them with skills which they will carry throughout their lives.”

The ‘Let’s Get Together’ diversity education program has been developed by local not-for-profit organisation, A Fairer World, in partnership with the Office of the Anti-Discrimination Commissioner.

 




Clarence City Council
38 Bligh Street (PO Box 96)
Rosny Park, Tasmania 7018
Telephone:(03) 62 17 9500




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