WHY IS SAFE SCHOOLS AN ELECTION ISSUE


 

 

RIGHT TO INFORMATION DECISION - DENIED

I am aware that in the past the list of Queensland schools that were part of the Safe Schools Coalition was included on the Safe Schools Coalition Australia’s (SSCA) website. The list was removed from the SSCA website in late 2015.

Response from Kate Jones (Education Minister) HERE

 


 

LABOR PARTY COMMITS TO SAFE SCHOOLS COALITION AUST RESOURCES TO STAY IN SCHOOLS

Kate Jones: The Palaszczuk Government will not turn its back on Queensland principals, teachers and students. SSCA's resources will remain available in Queensland, as promised at the state election.

Response from Kate Jones (Education Minister)  HERE

 


  

SAFE SCHOOLS IN QUEENSLAND SCHOOLS CONTENT

 “Gender isn’t quite as simple as whether you’re ‘male’ or ‘female’. Everyone has their own gender identity in relation to masculinity and femininity. Some identify with both, and some don’t identify with either, it’s up to the individual to describe what gender identity fits them best. There are a whole range of different words people use to describe their gender identity. Here are just a few examples:”

SAFE SCHOOLS GENDER RESOURCE HERE 

 

Our teaching and learning resource, titled All Of Us, is designed for use by school teachers with Years 7 and 8 students. All Of Us is a collection of short videos and teaching activities designed by Safe Schools Coalition Australia in order to assist students in understanding gender diversity, sexual diversity and intersex topics. The videos capture the real lives of young lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) Australians in order to bring their stories into your classroom. Learning activities are built around the personal stories and experiences of these young people in order to facilitate genuine discussion and generate understanding.  https://www.studentwellbeinghub.edu.au/docs/default-source/all-of-us-online-version-may-2016-v3-pdf2af89fb756c645d9b8492a68a39765f6.pdf?sfvrsn=0

The program comprises eight lessons. The first is an introductory lesson to help create a safe space in your classroom. The seven subsequent lessons are built around the themes and concepts that emerge from the stories of same sex attracted, intersex and gender diverse young people. Their experiences are captured in seven accompanying short films that are between seven and nine minutes in length. Each lesson has been designed to reflect the principles of Fleming’s Visual Auditory Kinaesthetic (VAK) theory so they include a range of teaching activities to meet the needs of visual, auditory, kinaesthetic, as well as reflective learners. These include videos, presentations, group discussions, interactive exercises and writing activities. The entire resource has been scaffolded using Bloom's Taxonomy. We therefore recommend that the lessons be taught in sequence as a stand-alone Health and Physical Education unit.