In such uncertain times it was fantastic to see a myriad of colours filling Naracoorte High School on Monday. Staff and students united as part of the nationwide movement promoting the actions we take every day to take a stand against bullying. Naracoorte High School is one of over 5000 Australian schools which is officially registered as a National Day of Action (NDA) school.
All students were given #Bullying No Way bag tags and staff and students were asked to write a pledge against bullying on flower sculptures which will be placed around the school grounds this week. The day was a huge success with many staff and students wearing fluro colours and orange ribbons in recognition.
Naracoorte High School Principal, John Harris stated “We recognise bullying in schools is an ongoing issue with significant negative long-term consequences for the students involved. We have implemented a number of strategies, i.e. a School Wide Positive Behaviour support system and staff training in restorative practices. We are committed to providing a safe and caring environment which fosters respect and does not tolerate bullying”.
The National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence provides schools with the chance to focus on bullying prevention and the role that we can play to create safer communities for children and young people.
Visit www.bullyingnoway.gov.au for advice and useful information.
Let’s take a stand together every day to say #bullyingnoway.