Say no to bullying

One hundred and forty Year 7 students from John Paul College marked the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence by spelling out the words ‘NO WAY’ on the school oval on Friday 16 March.

Each Year 7 student at the southside school signed an anti-bullying pledge and wore an orange ribbon to take a stand together on March 16 as part of the community’s actions.

Schools throughout Australia joined together to celebrate the annual day, covering the hot topics of today such as student voice, bystander behaviour and cyber bullying.

The focus of the 2012 day was on parents and families taking a stand together and recognising the important role everyone plays.

The declaration against bullying on the oval at John Paul College was organised by Head of Year 7, Stacey Lang, and Head of Middle School, Mark Zietsch.

The News Helicopter hovered above while the students waved in their NO WAY spots.