Both students and staff require tools and strategies to respond to racism, hate, bullying, and other injustices in a manner that reduces impact on those targeted and reflects a sincere and active commitment to ensuring a culture of respect for human rights in the school. The skills needed to identify an act of hate and discrimination and intervene with or on behalf of someone being attacked can be learned so that students are better able to identify when and how to intervene when they encounter these situations in their daily life. Healthy school communities exist when everyone is committed to challenging racism and discrimination in all its forms rather than being a bystander or waiting for others to act.
Student leadership teams will participate in training to identify acts of hate and
discrimination and learn strategies to intervene in the first year of this strategy
supported by Learning Centres and centrally assigned staff.