2014 NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION
AGAINST BULLYING AND VIOLENCE
FRIDAY 21ST MARCH 2014
Our School Is Taking A Stand Against Bullying And Violence In 2014. Our school has registered to be part of the 2014 National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence, being held nationwide on Friday, 21st March 2014.
The National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence (National Day of Action) is Australia’s key anti-bullying event for schools. It’s a day where school communities across Australia ‘take a stand together’ against bullying and violence. Gleneagles Secondary College is dedicated to creating supportive school environments, where there is no place for, or tolerance of, bullying, harassment and violence. By working together we are sending a clear message to young people that bullying and violence, in or outside of school, are not okay at any time.
Throughout the year, we will be addressing with the students ways to deal with such incidents, the importance of actively promoting healthy relationships in and out of school and the appropriate use of social media.
Information will be coming out about our special arrangements for Friday 21st March, when we hope many students will have signed up to start the day by joining in a ‘Walking Bus’ from scheduled locations in Endeavour Hills to promote our commitment to this stand against bullying and violence. The National Day of Action is an initiative of all Australian education ministers and is coordinated by the Safe and Supportive School Communities (SSSC) Working Group, with representatives from all Australian educational authorities.
The SSSC is also responsible for the Bullying. No Way! website which offers practical resources and information to help schools, parents and students counter bullying, harassment and violence. Also available on the site is the Take a Stand iPhone app, to keep tips and advice on dealing with bullying close at hand, as well as The Allen Adventure iPad app, designed for children under 8 years. We know many of our students have younger siblings for whom this may be of assistance.
Download these free apps now in the Student’s section of www.bullyingnoway.gov.au
We will keep you informed about our plans and activities to celebrate the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence on Friday, 21st March 2014.
Maxine Foster, Student Wellbeing Co-ordinator
Event – Walking School Bus, Friday 21st March 2014
Gleneagles Secondary College is proud to be a registered school for the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence – Friday 21st March 2014.
At Gleneagles we plan to use this day to launch a number of anti-bullying and anti-violence workshops and initiatives within each Sub School throughout the year.
On Friday 21st March 2014 our focus activity will be A Walking School Bus aimed at raising awareness of the National Day of Action. Students who chose to participate in the Walking School Bus will be choosing to ‘take a stand’ against bullying and violence and will be recognised for their efforts with a free wrist band, refreshments and the unique opportunity to become a Gleneagles Advocate Again Bullying and Violence.
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