Live Life to the Full: Edmund Rice Education Australia’s response to providing safe and inclusive learning environments for all students, in particular for same-sex attracted and gender diverse young people.

EREA has developed a set of documents intended to support Catholic schools in the Edmund Rice tradition as they strive for the wellbeing and safety of their students, particularly in regard to combatting homophobia and transphobia. These documents indicate a clear position and provide guidance and support for a ‘whole school’ response to a very important facet of our care of all young people.

The documents include:

  • Live Life to the Full: EREA Safe and Inclusive Learning Communities Statement
  • Resources for Principals, School Leaders & Teachers

EREA has also worked with Peter Norden to update and publish a new edition of his 2007 report into how Catholic schools can address the wellbeing needs of students who are same-sex attracted. This resource is available through EREA under the new title, Safe and Inclusive Learning Communities. Inquiries should be directed to info@erea.edu.au.

To support the implementation of this work, Paul Tobias and Jo Hart are available to work with school leadership teams and staff. Make contact with Jo (jo.hart@erea.edu.au) if you would like to take up this offer.



EREA Safe and Inclusive Learning Communities Statement

Statement

EREA's response to providing safe and inclusive learning environments for all students, in particular for same-sex attracted and gender diverse young people.
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EREA Safe and Inclusive Learning Communities Resources

Resources

Frequently Asked Questions regarding the support of people of diverse sexual and gender orientation in Catholic Schools.
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Safe and Inclusive Learning Communities - Norden Report

Report

Peter Norden's report into how Catholic schools can address the needs of students who are same-sex attracted. Copies are available from info@erea.edu.au