School Statement of Commitment to Anti-Discrimination

Brighton Secondary College is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. This will be the primary focus of our care and decision-making. Brighton Secondary College has zero tolerance for discrimination, harassment or vilification of a person based on any protected attribute. These attributes include (but are not limited to):

  • age
  • disability
  • gender identity (which includes gender expression)
  • intersex status
  • physical features
  • race (including colour, nationality, ethnicity and ethnic origin)
  • religious belief or activity
  • sex
  • sexual orientation
  • personal association with anyone who is identified by reference to any of the above protected attributes

Brighton Secondary College is committed to providing an environment where children and young people are safe and feel safe.
Every person involved in Brighton Secondary College has a responsibility to understand the important and specific role they play individually and collectively to ensure the wellbeing and safety of all children and young people. Every person has a role in calling out and reporting discrimination.
We particularly commit to calling out religious or racial discrimination and abuse whenever we find it.
Students and parents are strongly encouraged to immediately report all instances of this behavior to Year Level Managers, the Wellbeing Team, or the Principal. If parents or students feel uncomfortable reporting to these people, they may go to the designated contact officer for these reports, Mr Pat Gargano.

If students or parents are uncomfortable reporting these matters at school, they may report them the Department of Education and Training contact desk at:

https://www.education.vic.gov.au/parents/going-to-school/Pages/discrimination-schools.aspx#:~:text=Report%20the%20incident%20on%20the%20Report%20racism%20hotline&text=In%20an%20emergency%2C%20contact,.vic.gov.au

Richard Minack
Principal