An eSmart school’s commitment to diversity

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eSmart schools are doing!

Earlier this year Woodridge State School in Queensland hosted 2016 Australian of the Year David Morrison AO and 2016 Young Australians of the Year Nic Marchesi and Lucas Patchett. Joined by local community leadersand cultural elders,
the guests celebrated two significant days in the school’s calendar: National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence and Harmony Day.

“With more than 30 nationalities represented at our school, we are delighted to showcase how our children respect difference,” said school Principal, Garry Molloy.

“A critical component to our success as a socially cohesive community is our commitment to nurturing a safe
and supportive learning environment free from bullying, harassment, discrimination and violence,” he said.
The day’s premiere event was a Q&A session where students asked guests about what it means to be a brave
global citizen.

Guided by teachers, students drew on both their own experiences and those of inspirational world figures
to develop an understanding of what it means to stand up for what is right. They appreciated hearing from
those prominent Australians who have demonstrated acts of physical and moral bravery in national and
global contexts.

Our eSmart Schools framework is currently being rolled out in 2,200 schools across Australia and we
recently received funding from the Department of Education to implement eSmart in 180 schools in
Tasmania.

To see how your school can improve cyber safety and reduce cyber bullying and bullying, visit esmartschools.org.au.

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