The policy is based on the following values:
- Inclusivity refers to the understanding of and responding to the di erent potentials and needs of every individual person.
- Diversity refers to the dimension used to di erentiate groups and people from one another. It means respect for and appreciation of di erences in ethnicity, sex, gender, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex characteristics, education, and religion. It brings with it diverse perspectives, work experiences, lifestyles and cultures.
- Equity is the quality that allows for all students to be provided with opportunities to be successful, that identi es and removes institutional barriers to such success and that provides all learners with supports and rewards to develop their abilities and achieve their aspirations.
- Social Justice implies fairness and mutual obligation in society: that we are individually and collectively responsible for one another, and that we should ensure that all have equal opportunities to succeed in life.
The policy covers behaviour that takes place in the school, on school property, at school- sponsored functions and activities. It also applies to usage of electronic technology and electronic communication that occurs in the school, on school property, at school sponsored functions and activities, on school computers, networks, fora and mailing lists.