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Students lead the charge against bullying

Principal Samantha Donovon and students painting school walls orange to say Bullying. No Way!

​All things orange were embraced on Friday 15 March at Norfolk Village State School on the Northern Gold Coast.

There were orange cakes, orange marigolds and even the school walls donned the unmissable colour to mark the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence.

Norfolk Village State School Principal Samantha Donovan said the school was really busy in preparation for the day.

"Our students are always very excited about the National Day of Action – it's a great way to bring everyone together and practice strategies for addressing bullying," Ms Donovon said.

"We're so proud that our students have taken the initiative further to deliver anti-bullying talks at school assembly every fortnight.

"We have such passionate students sharing their talents – the art club created anti-cyber bullying trees and the school student leaders designed anti-bullying advertisements that appeared on Facebook.

"The school uses the orange theme as a visual reminder of the Bullying. No Way! message with anti-bullying officers wearing orange shirts, each class planting orange 'mindful marigolds' and even an orange bake sale with help from our P&C.

"All 1,034 students have committed to look out for their fellow classmates' wellbeing, not just on the National Day of Action, but every single day of the year," she said.

In 2019, every Queensland state school pledged to stand together on Friday 15 March to say Bullying. No Way!

Follow Norfolk Village School on Facebook or visit the Bullying. No Way! National Day of Action for more information.

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Last updated
13 May 2019