Embracing our differences

At CBC Fremantle we are a welcoming and accepting community. Not only is 'Inclusive Community' one of the EREA Touchstones, it is a mantra that we strive to live by in concrete terms at the College and this year have added Diversity Day to our calendar. On Thursday 17 May we will celebrate that every one of us is different and unique, but we each have one very important thing in common – we are created by God, out of love. We encourage students and staff to proudly wear brightly coloured ties, bow ties, socks or scarves to highlight the uniqueness and the diversity of everyone in our community at CBC Fremantle.

We celebrate Diversity Day not only to recognise, but to explicitly celebrate that each of us has different gifts, talents,  interests and histories, yet we are all created in God's image. God's image is Jesus, and so we have been created human as Jesus was created human. We should recognise the face of Jesus within each of us and stand in solidarity with others whether there are many differences or none.

Our intention is to further highlight that bullying or ridicule of any kind is unacceptable in our community. Whether it is based on hair colour, talents and hobbies, physical appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, background, culture or any other difference.

Show your support for one another on Diversity Day. Hit the Op Shops or Grandad's sock drawer. Wear a tie, bow tie, scarf or socks that represents our diverse interests, culture, sport, ethnicity or story.

Mrs Samantha Emslie
Teacher and Coordinator of Diversity Day