Harmony Day and National Day of Action
against Bullying and Violence – Thursday 17 March
Harmony Day occurs every year on 21 March,
with National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence occurring on 18
March. Jindalee State School will be celebrating and recognising these
two important days on Thursday 17 March. We encourage our students
and staff to wear orange on this day in recognition of these two important
nationwide events and will be holding a whole school assembly in our
school hall which will begin at 2pm.
Day, 21 March, celebrates Australia’s cultural diversity. It’s about
inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone. It is a day
for all Australians to embrace cultural diversity and to share what we have in
common. The central message for Harmony Day is that ‘everyone belongs’,
reinforcing the importance of inclusiveness to all Australians. The theme
for Harmony Day 2016 is our diversity is our strength. Students
will engage in a number of activities within their classrooms during the week
where they will recognize the diverse learners within their classrooms and
discuss how diversity makes them or their community stronger.
The National Day of
Action against Bullying and Violence (Bullying No Way! ) is an annual day where
we encourage all students to 'take a stand together' against bullying and
violence in schools, the classroom and beyond. Students will engage in a
number of activities within their classrooms during the week and will engage in
discussions around effective strategies they can use when they are being
bullied or see others being bullied (including bystander behaviour).
Through a number of activities, the aim is to ensure that our students receive
a powerful message that bullying and violence is never okay.