Statement On Cranbourne Carlisle Primary School

In Victoria we pride ourselves on the strength of our multicultural society, we’re respectful of people’s religious beliefs and practices.

The actions of these students was not a sign of disrespect, in fact it was quite the opposite. Outside of this observance period these students gladly participate in singing and music in school, including our national anthem, and any suggestion to the contrary is incorrect.

The motto of Cranbourne Carlisle Primary School is “Many Cultures, One Community.” This is a sentiment that we should all remember and strive to uphold in our great state.

The school has shown respect and sensitivity to the different cultures and faiths within its community.

Schools often cater to the beliefs of religious and non-religious students as part of normal practice.

The students involved sing the national anthem with pride outside of this religious observance.

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