Research, guides, information and policies published by PPTA Te Wehengarua

Affirming diversity of sexualities and gender identities in the school community (2017) (23 May 2017) This document provides guidance about making schools a safer and more inclusive place for students of diverse sexualities and gender identities. It outlines not only the school’s legal and ethical obligations, but also provides practical advice on how affirming diversity can be achieved.
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March 20, 2018 20/03/18
Affirming diversity: inclusion for sexuality and gender minorities (2017) 2017 Annual conference paper. This paper updates members about the continued work of the Rainbow Taskforce. It includes a summary of the work of the group since it was formed in 1993 and makes suggestions for the next steps in our work to make schools more inclusive of minority genders and sexualities. Safe inclusive schools are important for the wellbeing of both teachers and students and the recommendations would have a significant impact on both. This paper discusses areas of concern and highlights the need for proactive leadership and best practice models that ensure schools are meeting the needs of their students and providing safe workplaces for staff.
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September 12, 2017 12/09/17
Homophobia (2012) There is nothing wrong with being straight. There’s everything wrong with being straight and narrow. The former is a sexuality: heterosexuality. The latter is prejudice: homophobia. Homophobia is the fear or loathing of homosexuality. Article discusses what homophobia is, and warns of the harassment and discrimination it can lead to.
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December 19, 2016 19/12/16
LGBTIQ+ Case Studies (2014) (May 2012) The following case studies are based on real events in New Zealand secondary schools. They can be used as a way for teachers to think through how well prepared their school is to deal with issues for LGBTIQ+ students.
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December 19, 2016 19/12/16
Some LGBTIQ+ Definitions (2012) The following definitions may be useful in schools as they work to make their
environment safe and welcoming for LGBTIQ+ students, staff and whanau.
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December 19, 2016 19/12/16

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