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Reaching Out

Gippsland Grammar acknowledges that there are past students of the School who have experienced abuse and suffered trauma.

The School condemns all forms of abuse, and is ashamed that individuals have abused the trust placed in them, and the School, by those students and their parents.

On Ash Wednesday 2019, at St Paul’s Cathedral Sale, Bishop Richard Treloar apologised to all victim-survivors in the Anglican Diocese of Gippsland, including Gippsland Grammar students. This statement can be found here.

The School’s student safety and wellbeing framework reflects the School’s commitment to ensuring the care, safety and wellbeing of all current students. The School’s policies contain details about how individuals can raise concerns about such matters. Our policies can be found here.

The School is also committed to responding appropriately to the experiences of former students, including by ensuring all experiences are acknowledged, treated seriously, and responded to with empathy.

As part of this commitment, the School would like to offer all survivors, and their families, access to professional independent counselling. Kooyoora Ltd is independent of the school and manages these care and support needs. This service is confidential and free. Kooyoora will listen and coordinate your individual support needs through a range of psychological care providers. Contact Kooyoora here.  

Support is also available through the National Redress Scheme which was established in response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and of which Gippsland Grammar is a participating member. Information about the Scheme can be found here.

Mrs Michele Wakeham (Principal) and Bishop Richard are available to speak with anyone who wishes to have a confidential conversation about their experiences.