Rethinking Race, Privilege and Microaggressions at BISI
Mark Muller: English Teacher and Working Group member
This term teaching staff in all sections of BIS were involved in professional development concerning ‘Race, Privilege and Microaggressions’. Two sessions of workshops included presentations and group work in which staff considered ways of applying awareness of these important issues to everyday practices in our school.
In aligning ourselves with the universal growth in awareness of everyday and systemic racism that persists in our societies, teachers are considering how we can educate our students in ways that better prepare them to enter multi-racial institutions, organisations and societies as well-informed, conscious and respectful individuals.
A Working Group representing all sections of the school - teachers, students and parents - is continuing the conversation and process of developing our awareness, teaching and learning for anti-racism, justice and equality.
In addition to the process of self-education we at school are embarked upon, the participation and involvement of parents in instilling these values at home is particularly important. You are encouraged to participate in these initiatives through the PTA, and can also contact the following teacher representatives in the Working Group with any constructive questions, ideas and suggestions.
Primary School Zek: Emily Newman firstname.lastname@example.org
EYFS Zek: Lija Rieksts email@example.com
National School Zek: Emilia Battye firstname.lastname@example.org and
Simge Karamanoglu email@example.com
Primary School City: Lauren Walsh firstname.lastname@example.org Amelia Verrals email@example.com and Phylicia Chin firstname.lastname@example.org
Secondary School: Farah Elemara email@example.com Marien Bemi firstname.lastname@example.org Briley Habib email@example.com and Mark Muller firstname.lastname@example.org