Raglan Area School is joining the movement on Pink Shirt Day tomorrow – Friday 19 May 2023, and encouraging our staff and students to Kōrero Mai, Kōrero Atu, Mauri Tū, Mauri Ora – Speak up, Stand Together, Stop Bullying!
Bullying in Aotearoa is a real problem. We have the third-highest rate of school bullying out of 36 OECD countries and one in five workers feels discriminated against or bullied at work. Those bullied are far more likely to experience mental health issues.
Pink Shirt Day works to reduce bullying by celebrating diversity in all its forms and supporting schools, workplaces and communities to be safe, supportive, welcoming and inclusive for everyone.
To celebrate this important kaupapa we’ll be wearing pink to school and offering spot prizes for those who do. We’ll also be fundraising to support Pink Shirt Day tomorrow so if it’s possible we would love for students to bring a gold coin koha.
You can learn more about Pink Shirt Day here: www.pinkshirtday.org.nz