Warnbro students learn antibullying message


Parents Angela Rymer, Louise Mansfield, Tracey Butterworth and Michelle Mabbott with (in front, from left) Rayne, David and Harlee Mansfield.
Parents Angela Rymer, Louise Mansfield, Tracey Butterworth and Michelle Mabbott with (in front, from left) Rayne, David and Harlee Mansfield.

Warnbro Primary School students, parents and staff embraced an anti-bullying program during February in the lead-up to National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence on March 18.

Avid participant and parent Louise Mansfield said she saw bullying everywhere.

“It’s rife in the community,” she said. “We all feel very strongly about changing it.

Fellow parents Michelle Mabbott, Angela Rymer and Tracey Butterworth were pleased with the school’s efforts.

“It is good to see so much support for this,” they said.

“Giving kids the tools to deal with the issue is so important.”

Warnbro Primary School held a Community Expo where each class had a display showing what they had learnt about bullying.

Displays portraying the anti-bullying message included puppet plays, poems, skits, choir performances, iPad interactive activities and colourful artwork displays

It was organised by both parents and staff.

Principal Jacquie Miller said the school had developed a catchphrase, unveiled during the Expo.

“Be a Warnbro Hero – H-Help, E-Everyone, R-Respect, O-Others,” she said.

“The community recognises that appropriately dealing with bullying is an ongoing and continuous process.

“Warnbro Primary School staff, students and parents are undertaking a review of all procedures supporting anti- bullying to ensure that the processes are effective and the children are kept safe and happy at school.”