What does a typical day look like for a LGBTIQA+ student at the Berry Street School?
At the Berry Street School, we believe everyone has the right to belong. We believe that school is a safe and welcoming environment for our students, staff and community, including our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual (LGBTQIA+) community and allies. Our school has a number of different initiatives to create and maintain our inclusive environment. Currently, we are working towards getting our Rainbow Tick Accreditation, which is a program that supports us to understand and implement LGBTQIA+ safe and inclusive practices for our whole community.
What days we value and why
IDAHOBIT Day is a day that challenges us to not discriminate against the LGBTQIA+ community.
Wear It Purple Day is a day that raises awareness and celebrates young people from the LGBTQIA+ community.
Teaching and learning
What each campus already does to be inclusive:
- our libraries have whole sections dedicated to LGBTQIA+ books
- staff wear pronoun badges and students are invited to wear them
- each campus has an all-gender bathroom.
At the Berry Street School, we are a large community of students, staff and parents & carers. We love working with you to support our students. Please get in touch with the Wellbeing team at your campus to discuss how we can work together on this. The Wellbeing team also works alongside external services who are experts in this area.
Also, if you need to reach out for support, you can contact QLife on their website or call on 1800 184 527. QLife provides Australia-wide LGBTQIA+ peer support and referrals for people wanting to talk about a range of issues, including sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings, or relationships.