Almost 55,000 students in over 100 Catholic schools will take a stand against bullying and violence this Friday as part of the sixth annual National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence.
Queensland Catholic Education Commission Executive Director Dr Lee-Anne Perry AM said she strongly supports Catholic school involvement in the national initiative.
“Participation in the National Day of Action demonstrates Catholic schools’ commitment to the prevention of bullying and violence. “ Dr Perry said.
“There is great work that happens in the area of anti-bullying all year round. The National Day of Action is an opportunity to highlight the anti-bullying initiatives in our schools.
It is important all students feel safe in our Catholic schools and that they belong to a respectful school community.”
Dr Perry said it was pleasing that so many schools had registered for the event this Friday.
“Bullying is never accepted in Catholic schools in Queensland. Standing together for the National Day of Action sends a clear message that bullying and violence are not tolerated.” Dr Perry said.
For more information and practical resources for the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence visit www.bullyingnoway.gov.au.