On Friday 16 March 2018, Australian schools stood united in their communities to celebrate the eighth National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence. At Loganholme State School staff and students were encouraged to wear an orange item of clothing to support the campaign to build awareness and show support of this very important message.
The national definition of bullying for Australian schools says:
Bullying is an ongoing misuse of power in relationships through repeated verbal, physical and/or social behaviour that causes physical and/or psychological harm. It can involve an individual or a group misusing their power over one or more persons. Bullying can happen in person or online, and it can be obvious (overt) or hidden (covert).
Bullying of any form or for any reason can have long-term effects on those involved, including bystanders.
Single incidents and conflict or fights between equals, whether in person or online, are not defined as bullying.
As part of Bullying NO WAY day on Friday 16th March we ran a school wide poster competition. This year's theme was Bullieve in yourself with Ferdinand The Bull as the mascot of the campaign. It was wonderful to see so many creative entries and it was very difficult to choose the two winners. Tioni from 2G and Sophie from 6D won and both girls received an art pack for their creative designs. Pop into our ICentre next time you are at school to see some of the wonderful entries.