National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence
Today is National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence, arriving at the end of Harmony Week, after Close the Gap Day and just before International Day of Happiness. Exciting and positive actions have taken place across both Primary and Secondary Campuses, heralding a time for positive action and change to stem bullying and violence, and to inspire our community to nurture choices that allow each one of us to be known, valued and cared for.
The Primary Campus raised awareness about Bullying and Violence with a vodcast, prayer and the active spotting and affirmation of acts of kindness and care. The Blues Brothers returned during recess and lunch and they were on the lookout for students and staff that were demonstrating acts of kindness. It was great to see many students talking and thinking about the most important part of our primary values. Thank you to the work of the Year 6 leaders who took action on this day.
At the Secondary Campus in Year 7-9, staff took a visual stand by wearing t-shirts carrying affirming slogans focusing on inclusion, positive choices and kindness.
Across both campuses, students and staff wore sticker badges inspiring acts of kindness and valuing positive change and these were also reflected in posters distributed widely across the College.
Year 11s prepared banners and signed a pledge to raise awareness in Wednesday’s Extended Pastoral Care, in recognition of the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence.
Students across both campuses also continued to learn about types of bullying, and how to be an ‘upstander’ as a Pastoral Care focus.
Essentially, if we always aim to be kind, we do not intentionally exclude, hurt or offend. We continue to grow to be the community where each person is known, valued and cared for.