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US author Jason Evert speaks to students about healthy relationships. (The Catholic Weekly)

Catholic Schools Broken Bay students who attended a presentation by renowned speaker and author Jason Evert yesterday gave overwhelmingly positive feedback on his talk. 

The presentation by Mr Evert on healthy relationships, which was optional and subject to parental consent, was livestreamed to enable participation across multiple CSBB schools. Mr Evert also spoke with students from Sydney Catholic Schools.

It followed some controversy reported in the media regarding the US-based chastity campaigner’s planned talks, with some Broken Bay schools cancelling in-person presentations. 

In a statement, CSBB said that while discussions about personal relationships and sexuality can be challenging and highly sensitive, it was evident from the feedback that the vast majority of students welcomed the opportunity to hear from Mr Evert.

A number of students commented that the presentation was positive, informative and nothing like the reports circulating in the media and on social media.

Comments included: “Everything I’ve heard that was negative about Jason was untrue, thanks Jason”; “very engaging and informative”; “broadened my knowledge about relationships”; “some odd language but good points”; and “helped me with my self-worth”.

Director of Schools Danny Casey said he was delighted that so many students found the presentation helpful.

“This initiative was always about our students. In teaching young people about healthy relationships, it is important to empower students to make good decisions and respect themselves, their peers and their faith.”

Mr Casey said CSBB was “fortunate to have compassionate, faith-filled and highly committed leaders and staff” and he thanked them for the “dignity and good grace in the way they have responded to the past challenging few days”.


Students welcome healthy relationships presentation (Catholic Schools Broken Bay) 


Evert a success with students and parents (The Catholic Weekly

Chastity campaigner Jason Evert hits out at cancellations (The Australian