Couched in no uncertain terms


Bullying: Stand up against it. Somerly Primary school students’ strong message.  Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au   d451597
Bullying: Stand up against it. Somerly Primary school students’ strong message. Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au d451597

Students worked with school chaplain Melissa Hastie and art teacher Rhiannon Bartley to contribute ideas towards a couch that reflected the three core school values of safety, respect and responsibility.

“Images and phrases on the couch help to remind students that it is powerful to take a stand against bullying and speak about it as soon as you can to someone responsible who is in a position to help,” Ms Bartley said.

“Students also created skits and songs about safe ways to deal with bullying. Students wore orange on Harmony Day to show support for cultural diversity and an inclusive Australia.

“They enjoyed bringing in traditional foods to share with their peers.

“We are very proud to be such a multi-cultural school and to see our students leading the way to ensure all students feel safe and respected for exactly who they are.”