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DC’s first Pride Day – Tuesday 3 November

Posted: October 16, 2015

Discovery College and the DC Pride Group will be holding its very first Pride Day on Tuesday 3 November in order to help raise awareness of the LGBTQIA+ community (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer/questioning, intersex, asexual, etc.). The DC Pride Group is a group of students committed to creating a safe and understanding community for all students, regardless of sexual orientation.

The main events will be held during Secondary lunchtime (1.30-2.20pm in G/F Foyer). Open to all Secondary students and parents, there will be fun and educational pride-themed games, musical performances, free dress in pride flag colours, face painting, and the display of the student pride art competition!

  • The aim for Pride Day is not to force anything upon students, but to introduce and educate them about a significant minority, and hopefully encourage them to maintain an open mindset and accept all individuals of that community.
  • We understand that for some this may be a sensitive issue, and we have taken that into strong consideration while organising the event.
  • If you have any further questions please email Mr Wallace, our supervisor, and he will discuss your concerns with the Pride group and reply.
  • We’re promoting the learner profiles and DC’s mantra: Grow. Discover. Dream.

Prior to Pride Day, there will a parent information morning tea on Monday 2 November from 10.25-11.00am in the Diploma Center 4/F. There will be a short informative presentation by the Pride group, followed by an open Q&A. This is to provide an opportunity to openly ask questions and learn, not only more about Pride Day/the Pride Group, but the LGBTQIA+ community in general. Attendance is recommended for those who have questions, concerns, or just general curiosity on what we are doing and the importance of LGBTQIA+ awareness in schools.