The now infamous Citipointe Christian College stopped very specific student support during the controversy about its now-cancelled enrollment contracts.
The Guardian reports on a letter sent to teachers by the college principal earlier this year. Brian Mulheran reportedly stated that Citipointe Christian College would in future only enrol students in accordance with their biological sex. He sent the letter before revoking the contentious contracts and taking extended leave.
“Breaks my heart”
“It truly breaks my heart to include such a clause.
“Recent changes to our state legislation now make it impossible for us to accommodate precious young lives with gender dysphoria or gender incongruence if they desired to progress further towards transitioning.
“State legislation has restricted our ability to journey alongside such young people in a way we believe would help and support their families best. These precious young people with such dispositions need to be afforded love, care and support, and I believe we would be one of the best schools to support them.”
The only state legislation potentially relevant to the statement is Queensland’s 2020 ban on gender and conversion therapies. During the contract uproar, former students and staff claimed students had previously been subjected to conversion therapies at the college.
Citipointe Christian College Student Support
Mulheran went on to state the school could no longer provide support to students in very specific areas.
“The second major change relates to restrictions on our student counsellors and psychologists regarding the support they can provide our students.
“Our student counsellors and psychologists will not be able to counsel or provide support in areas including but not limited to: gender dysphoria, gender incongruence, gender identity, sexuality and sexual orientation.”
Mulheran said in future, Citipointe Christian College would refer students to outside services.
Honestly, points for persistence at least. Reading the room, however, seems a neglected skill.
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