White Ribbon's Breaking the Silence Schools Program


Breaking the Silence is a free, award-winning professional learning program for Principals and school leaders that supports them to embed models of respectful relationships in school culture and classroom activities. These models give students the opportunity to learn and experience respectful relationships, preventing the perpetration of violence against women and girls.  

The Program is independently evaluated and suitable for both primary and secondary schools. The Program supports schools to build on initiatives, policies and curriculum to promote the school as a respectful centre for education, safe workplace, and as a vehicle for community culture change. Schools who complete Breaking the Silence are recognised as White Ribbon Schools, becoming a strong symbol in the community. 

Registrations for the 2017 Program will open soon.


What is Breaking the Silence?


White Ribbon Ambassadors Breaking the Silence in Schools


Gymea Bay Public School Ambassador video

A message from Andrew O'Keefe

Ambassador and former Chair, White Ribbon Australia

A message from Dr Phil Lambert,

Former Regional Director of Schools, Sydney Region NSW Department of Education and Communities




Express your interest for the 2016 program today