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Lasallian Schools backing national action against bullying

Posted on 12 March 2016
Lasallian Schools backing national action against bullying

As part of their commitment to strong pastoral care for students, a number of Lasallian schools are rallying behind the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence on 18 March.

The theme for this year is "Don't be a Bystander" with students encouraged to speak out and support their classmates.

O'Connor Catholic College at Armidale in NSW is taking part in the event and has sent out some helpful advice to parents on what action to take when their child raises concerns about bullying at school.

In a letter to parents, the school's Pastoral Care Coordinator for Student Welfare, Jon Hawthorne has urged parents to act calmly and where possible, help their child to find their own solution to the bullying problem.

Jon also suggests parents contact the school immediately if there is any concern for their child's safety.

O' Connor Catholic College has also urged parents to visit a federal government-funded anti-bullying website which includes specific strategies with ideas and tips for dealing with different bullying situations.

Southern Cross Catholic College at Scarborough in Brisbane has also held a number of events aimed at raising greater awareness around bullying in schools.

On 9 March, senior secondary students visited the school's primary campus to speak about the need to act together in solidarity against bullying and violence.

Students across all the school's four campuses were encouraged to wear orange shirts and socks as part of the event.

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