PRIDE Day 2017
On 2 June Darwin High School held its annual Pride Day event. This student-led initiative supported LGBTQIA+ students, and is part of Darwin High School’s ongoing wellbeing focus.
The initiative was also supported by the Darwin High School Board, the Northern Territory AIDS and Hepatitis Council (NTAHC) and Headspace.
The lunchtime event had a festival atmosphere, with members of the school community dressing in rainbow colours or wearing a rainbow pin or wristband to show their support for the day. Students and staff enjoyed musical performances from our talented music student Stevie Kyriacou. Pride Commitee members Jasica Jong and Max Concha, along with SRC member Lithira Abeysinghe addressed students in between performances.
There was plenty of rainbow themed food and merchandise available, with students sharing messages of support through a selfie wall.
To watch our Pride Day support video by clicking here.
The event was a huge success and an absolute credit to the group of students who initiated, planned and coordinated the day. Feedback about the day was overwhelmingly positive.
Principal, Trevor Read said
Events such as Pride Day provide an opportunity to celebrate diversity and promote understanding and inclusion within our school and the wider community. This event is part of our ongoing commitment to provide a safe, supportive and welcoming learning environment for all students.
Plans are already underway for Pride Day 2018.