National 'Bully Free Week'

Kia ora koutou. Ngā mihi maioha ki a koutou katoa.

Warm greetings to you all.

This week is national ‘Bully Free Week’. We don’t have a big issue with ‘bullying’ at this school, however we do want to nip any rudeness or meanness in the bud so that it doesn’t develop into bullying. If your child is having any difficulties please talk to them and see if you can help them to solve the problem. If what they try doesn’t work, then they do need more adult support. Please let their teacher know. The main strategy we teach children to use if someone is doing something they don’t like is to:

Use their words - confidently tell the person what it is they want them to stop doing. Depending on what the behaviour is, children are also encouraged to:

  • Ignore the behaviour or
  • Walk away

Finally, if they have not been able to solve the problem themselves, children are taught to:

  • Ask for help - find a friend, older student or an adult they feel comfortable talking to, to help you.

The Streets Ahead Community Playground had a fabulous opening ceremoney at Waihi East School last Friday, see below for photos.

Have a great week! Ngā mihi nui, Whaea Steph (Anich)