Clonard College is a school that prides itself on the respect that we show for others. We are supported by the Respectful Relationships initiative, which was established to drive nationwide change in the culture, behaviours and power imbalances that can lead to injustices again women and children.
Research shows that young people become aware of gender norms at an early age and as they learn about gender they may also begin to enact sexist values, beliefs and attitudes such as insisting that some games are for boys and some for girls. This means it is important to commence work on building positive gender relationships within school years.
Wellbeing curriculum is used to help students explore gender identity, challenge stereotypes and to learn to value and show respect for diversity and difference. We can examine gender stereotypes through literature, and we can model respect for everyone, regardless of their differences or gender.