Inclusive Education for Students of All Faiths in Religious Schools

Student Executive Advisory Committee member, Wesley (he/him), spoke to The Age last week about how his school's diversity and inclusion.

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There has been significant media coverage around the inclusivity in schools following comments made by the Presbyterian Church to an inquiry into religious exemptions under the anti-discrimination acts such as Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth) and Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth).

Calls were made for students to be barred from leadership positions, such as school captains, on the basis of their relationship status, gender identity, sexuality, pregnancy and if they had "clearly had pre-marital sex".

Welsey (he/him), a Executive Committee member, spoke to The Age last week about his experience as a student who is not religious, attending an Anglican school.

“We have a large body of Muslim students, we also have Buddhist students, and international students as well, so the school itself is a melting pot,” he said.

His school welcomes and celebrates people from all faiths and backgrounds and exemplifies VicSRC's vision for an inclusive education for all regardless of how you identify.

You can read the full article over on The Age website.