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School Information and Resources

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 Safe Schools Coalition of Australia

The Foundation for Young Australians have been funded by the Commonwealth Department of Education and Training to manage the SSC with local partners around Australia. It started in WA in September 2015 and Freedom Centre's managing organisation, the WA AIDS Council, is the WA partner!

Go to www.safeschoolscoalition.org.au to register your school, see their resources , many of which are listed below, and more! Or email the Safe Schools Coalition WA Senior Project Officer, Olivia Knowles on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or the WA Project Officer Katie Darby at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Equal Opportunity Commission of WA

Equal Opportunity Commission of WA Safer Schools program

The EOC WA have done research and advocacy work under their Challenging Sexuality and Gender based Bullying in Schools project. Particularly useful documents that have come out of this project are;

Safe Schools Do Better

Safe Schools Do Better

Safe Schools Do Better and here's the booklet that outlines why and has everything you ened to know about supporting same gender attracted, intersex and gender diverse students!  Go to safeschoolscoalition.org.au or download the pdf here




Kick Starting Your Safe School

Kick Starting Your Safe School

This guide is an introduction to how you can kick start your school to be safer for LGBTIQ students. Check out our eight practical ideas for schools to take a stand against homophobia and transphobia and actively support gender diversity and sexual diversity. Go to safeschoolscoalition.org.au or  download the PDF.




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Guide to supporting a Student to Affirm or Transition Gender at School 

This guide is intended to help all schools to provide support for students who are taking steps to affirm a gender identity at school that is different from the sex that they were assigned at birth. Download the pdf here by Safe Schools Coalition www.safeschoolscoalition.org.au 



 Gender Is Not Uniform

Gender Is Not Uniform Resource Guide and Posters

Gender is Not Uniform is a campaign aimed at supporting gender diversity in schools through inclusive uniforms and challenging transphobia. Go to https://minus18.org.au/index.php/resource-packs/gender-is-not-uniform to download the booklet PDF from Safe Schools Coaltion Victoria.





 Stand Out Booklet 
A resource for students standing out against homophobia and transphobia in schools. Go to download the booklet pdf here or get it from Safe Schools Coaltion Victoria. The booklet is by Minus18 and  Safe Schools Coaltion Victoria.







All Of Us - Health and Physical Education Resource

A teaching and learning resource, All Of Us, is designed for use by school teachers with Years 7 and 8 students. It focuses on helping students to build an awareness and understanding of diversity in the community and to foster empathy for others. All Of Us was developed by a team of professional experts and has been independently reviewed as being age appropriate, educationally sound and aligned to the Australian Curriculum. Download/view the pdf.

Source: Safe Schools Coaltion Victoria and Safe Schools Coalition  www.safeschoolscoalition.org.au





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Guide to Hosting Inclusive School Formals 

This is a quick guide to the policy and practice that can help make your school event safe, inclusive and fun for all students. Download the pdf here. By Safe Schools Coalition Australia www.safeschoolscoalition.org.au , Safe Schools Coalition Victoria, and Minus18.



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Beyond "That's So Gay": Challenging Homophobia in Australian Schools


This a book, a blog , a 'National Institute fro Challenging Homophobia in Education' and some useful info sheets for supportng LGBTIQ young people;

Understanding Education Policy

Understanding Education Policy by Tiffany Jones

  • First book on education policy analysis in a theoretically broad and practical manner
  • Represents a new theorisation of the policy field, or ‘new knowledge’
  • Explains existing terms often used in research but poorly defined in the field Includes practical examples, key vocabulary and reflection activities


Looking for more info for your school?

Check out more schools resources from around the world in the Freedom Centre’s Schools Links and more useful info in the Links Directory and Info sections of our website. Plus there’s heaps of excellent stuff to get talking with young people on the FCYeah Tumblr Blog, and FC’s playlists on our youtube channel . Or have FC come out to your school to do student workshops or Teacher Trainings!