Federation supports schools in implementing programs that address homophobia, biphobia, transphobia and other forms of intolerance and discrimination. It stands proud with teachers who are committed to strengthening young people’s academic, social and emotional development through the teaching and engagement that happens every day in our schools across the state.
The union recognises that teachers and principals are the most qualified, experienced and best placed people to determine the teaching resources that will best support their students learning experiences, whether that is to address academic outcomes or achievement of values and attitudes within their units of learning.
On August 26 the Daily Telegraph ran a front-page story titled “Gay class uproar”, saying Burwood Girls High School students would be “skipping classes in order to dress in purple and watch a documentary on gay and lesbian issues” and an opinion piece. The Gayby Baby documentary, which looks at lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender parenting from an observational perspective, was to be shown on Wear it Purple Day, August 28.