Catholic Education Western Australia Limited (CEWA) acknowledges that the dignity, safety and wellbeing of people are central to the Church’s teaching. CEWA values the variety of individual knowledge, skills and perspectives that people of all backgrounds, cultures and characteristics bring to communities.

CEWA prioritises a respectful and inclusive culture, that is Christ-centred and child-focused, where every member of the community can contribute their gifts, skills and abilities in a meaningful way.


  1. The ethos, policies, curriculum, interactions and protocols of Catholic schools and the Catholic Education Office emphasise the sacredness of human life and the dignity of the individual.
  2. CEWA communities should be an honest reflection of the community in which employees, students, parents and volunteers live and work. All members should promote the teachings of the Catholic Church and demonstrate inclusive and diverse practice..
  3. All CEWA employees and students, and the wider community, are encouraged to apply their knowledge and skills in a relevant way, with differences embraced and individuality valued.
  4. CEWA’s culture and operations are focused on building genuine access, opportunity and capacity for all, in every aspect of student learning and staff employment.
  5. CEWA will be free from unlawful and unfair discrimination, harassment, vilification, and victimisation.
  6. CEWA employees and students, and the wider community, will be mindful to safeguard those who may face inequality or harassment due to culture, race, age, gender, religion or disability.
  7. CEWA community members strive to demonstrate exemplary leadership in access, inclusion and diversity within the broader community.
  8. All members of the CEWA community are encouraged to speak up if they see conduct or behaviour that is not consistent with these principles.


This policy will be reviewed annually by the Catholic Education Commission of Western Australia.
Effective date
February, 2021
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