Bullying Awareness Day – Friday 23rd September 2016
‘Building a Positive School Culture and Climate’
The whole school was reminded of how important it is for us to be aware of the damage that bullying can cause.
The theme for the day, that all of our words and actions have consequences, was reflected in the class lessons, shared through RE classes, on the corridor via poster displays and T.V. screens and at the Thursday Tunes Music Session held in the C.A.D.L Centre.
The following messages were highlighted:
- All bullying – Physical, Verbal and Exclusion – be it in person or through Social Media is unacceptable
- Do not be a bystander – Report Bullying by email – email@example.com or through the Bullying Report Tool on www.blackrockcollege.com/activities/bullying-awareness/
TELL – TELL – TELL
- Good habits – positive behaviour – Respect for all
- Consider joining the Student Positive Behaviour Committee
The C.A.D.L was packed at lunchtime – over 150 students – as the large attendance enjoyed the weekly Thursday Tunes which had an anti-bullying theme in honour of the day. It was great to see so many staff and students together, in harmony acknowledging and exhibiting a positive school culture and climate.
I thank our organisers Ms McGee, the Deans and RE Teachers for a great day. I also thank Ms O’Connor, Mr Grumley-Traynor, Mr Toolan, Mr Cleary, Mr Morris, Mr Cavanagh, Mr Maher and our students entertainers Robert Somers and Chris Wong (6th Year) for a fantastic concert.
Every student is entitled to an education free from fear and intimidation
Bullying is not tolerated at Blackrock College
Well done and thank you.