A Year 4 pupil at a primary school west of Melbourne is undergoing a gender transition, with the Safe Schools Coalition helping with the process at the school.
Roz Ward, co-founder and head of the program in Victoria, is expected to visit the school today to hold a workshop for the pupil’s class, after which the pupil plans to socially change to their chosen new gender.
Parents of the Year 4 class were advised of the workshop only days ago when the school sent home a letter. “Safe Schools are visiting … to assist us with the gender choice of a student who is currently transitioning,” the letter stated.
“The session will include learning that considers how students can be a good friend and ally to people (of) all genders.”
The Australian has chosen not to name the school because of privacy concerns.
Several parents have expressed concerns about the way the school has handled the matter, including the lack of notice and detailed information about what pupils will be taught in the workshop.
The Daily Telegraph reported last week that a four-year old preschooler in NSW had begun “transitioning” before attending their first day of kindergarten.
In Victoria, the Education Department’s policy states that “schools must support and respect a student’s choice to identify as their desired gender when this does not align with their designated sex at birth”.
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