National Day of Action against Bullying & Violence AND Harmony Day (Issue 4 2018)
Written on the 22 March 2018
Marymount Campus celebrated these two significant days over the past week. At the assembly last week, Head of Campus Kate Kilpatrick raised awareness of bullying with a short presentation which included its impact over the long term. Many classes shared a circle time which covered the definition, types and support for victims of bullying. A display in the library included informative books and posters on the issue. The staff wore orange on Friday as a pertinent reminder of our support for a safe, inclusive school environment for all.
Wednesday 21 March commemorated Harmony Day. The day is about respect and belonging for all Australians, regardless of cultural or linguistic background, united by a set of core Australian values. As a whole school initiative, the students formed the shape of a peace sign on the oval and held up orange cards as a reminder of the importance of freedom of ideas and the encouragement of mutual understanding and appreciation.
The National Day of Action against Bullying & Violence AND Harmony Day supplement the school's all year round emphasis on respectful relationships.