Te Poi School gets creative to combat bullying
Te Poi School came up with some creative and award winning ways for New Zealand to become bully free.
The Waikato school, near Matamata, worked together on positive and proactive strategies to resolve conflicts and look after each other.
One class also created a series of ‘how to’ videos which they posted on YouTube and shared with the wider school community.
It covered How to solve problems, How to be Good friends, How to sort out disagreements, How to get on with others and How to make good choices.
Room 9 won $500 for winning the Year 1 to 8 section of the NZ Bully Free Awards.
‘‘As a school we are working hard on stamping out negative behaviours that lead to bullying,’’ principal Linda Larsen said.
‘‘It is important to empower our students with the skills and strategies to deal with others and particularly bullies.’’ She was grateful to those students and parents who spoke out about bullying and negative behaviours.
‘‘Armed with this information we can make a difference.’’
Schools around New Zealand celebrated Bullying-free NZ Week.
Check out the five videos at http://www.bullyingfree.nz/ bullying-free-new-zealandweek/bullying-free-nz-weekawards/bullying-free-nzawards-te-poi-school/
Te Poi School’s Room 9 students, including Liam Haupapa, Ly’Rix Hakopa and Paraire Goodman Hui, won their school $500.