AISZ Diversity Charter
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) speak differently to distinct values we embrace as a school:
- Diversity: The representation of different and unique identities, characteristics, experiences, and perspectives.
- Equity: Giving our community what they need to succeed by increasing access, resources, and opportunities for all;
especially for those who are underrepresented and have been historically disadvantaged.
- Inclusion: A welcoming culture in which differences are celebrated and everyone is valued, respected, and able
to reach their full potential.
We believe that these bring together different points of view and different experiences. Embracing Diversity,
Equity, and Inclusion helps to prepare our students and our wider community for life in a global society,
broadening perspectives and contributing to academic excellence. DEI helps individuals and communities thrive.
We recognise diversity, equity and inclusion as an asset to our school. Respecting differences and recognising
diversity are core beliefs in our school, symbolised by our emblem. By engaging with multiple perspectives
different from one's own, our community of learners build empathy, respect, and understanding. It is an ongoing
process which strengthens our community and enriches the lives of our students.
Diversity includes, but is not limited to: heritage, ethnicity, language, gender, gender identity and expression,
spiritual beliefs, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, identity and expression, age, socio-economic status, learning
styles, personal perspectives and abilities.