Saint Paul’s is delighted to launch its new Diversity Council!
Students from Saint Paul’s are delighted to announce the launch of the school’s new diversity Council.
As a school, Saint Paul’s is proud of its richly diverse community and we celebrate the talents, aspirations and individuality of every member of our community. Our commitment to social justice, being actively anti-racist, diversity and inclusion and the eradication of inequalities has a platform, in our Diversity Council, for discussion and debate and a process to review, challenge and change.
The purpose of the Diversity Council is to work collaboratively to advocate and support diversity education in our school community and curriculum, to encourage opportunities for students, staff, and family to grow in their own understanding of diversity, and to promote equality of opportunity for all to be contributing community members.
The students formed the council this term, with the aim to promote an environment of open debate and discussion about current social issues and a forum through which students can feed their ideas to back to teachers.
Basilica in Year 11, Chair of the Diversity Council, speaks about the significance of understanding and acceptance every gender, race, culture and religion, “as a council, it is important for us to understand and reflect the world that we’ll be going into following our time at Saint Paul’s.”
Zac in Year 10, Vice Chair of the Diversity Council, describes what diversity means to him, “to me, diversity is, diversity of thought, acceptance and tolerance of everyone and everyone’s opinions. We will do our very best to challenge inequality and promote diversity.”
Mr Paul Harrington, Assistant Headteacher, explained: “At Saint Paul’s, we are proud of the diversity of our students and staff and committed to promoting a positive and diverse culture in which all are valued and supported to fulfil their potential irrespective of their age, disability, race, religion, belief, sex or sexual orientation.”