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Message from the Chairman of School Council

16 April, 2023

Dear members of the Scotch College community,

Further to my letter on Friday 14 April 2023, regarding Scotch College’s response to the submission by the Presbyterian Church of Australia to the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) regarding anti-discrimination laws for religious education institutions, I acknowledge that the letter did not adequately convey the School’s position.

There are two points on which I would like to make sure the School’s position is clear. 

First, the School is governed by the School Council, not the Presbyterian Church. 

Second, we do not tolerate discrimination towards our students or staff, including on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or relationship status, or pregnancy.

We nurture and care for each individual and encourage them to take leadership positions without discrimination. 

Our values of respect and inclusion have been, and will remain, at the heart of everything we do.

Yours sincerely,
Alex Sloan