Take a stand against bullying
The Member for Bathurst Paul Toole is encouraging local schools to take part in Friday’s National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence.
“The National Day of Action is a great opportunity for schools to share their existing work in this space with their school community, “Mr Toole said.
“I know a lot of schools in the Bathurst Electorate already have very successful practices in place, but having a dedicated day each year brings a fresh focus to the issue”.
“I strongly recommend participation in the National Day of Action because it will complement any school’s efforts against bullying, from the small rural primary school to the big city high school.”
The sixth National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence is organised by Bullying. No Way! an initiative of the Federal Government, Catholic and Independent education authorities.
In NSW, at least 385 government schools have registered to take part so far, with more than 155,000 students. At least 88 Catholic schools with nearly 42,000 students and 60 independent schools with more than 31,000 students have also signed up.
It is expected that more than 900,000 students from more than 2,000 schools across Australia will take part on the day.
Mr Toole said, “On Friday all members of the Community can also put their hand up and take a stand against bullying .Parents, school staff, and caring adults all have a role to play in preventing bullying. In this day and age bullying takes many forms and we can help kids understand bullying, keep the lines of communication open, encourage kids to do what they love, and model how to treat others with kindness and respect.