Anti-Bullying Week

This week is Anti Bullying Week. This is an annual global event which began in Canada in 2007. This year is our first year we have participated in Pink Shirt Day, which aims to create schools and communities where all people feel safe, valued and respected regardless of age, sex, gender, ability or cultural background.
Too many young New Zealanders are experiencing bullying and it’s up to all of us to speak up and take action to ensure our schools celebrate diversity and are safe and welcoming places for everyone.
As a school we will be focussing on Anti Bullying across the whole week and this will be incorporated into all curriculum areas. 
One area of increasing rates of bullying is cyber bullying: 29% of boys and 22% of girls in Primary school are reporting cyber bullying.
We are looking forward to the week ahead, please ask your child what they have been talking about in class and to share their work.

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