Support Pink Shirt Day on Friday

(Last Updated On: May 13, 2019)

Don’t forget to give your support to Pink Shirt Day this week, on Friday 17 May.

Celebrated annually around the globe, it began in Canada in 2007 when two students took a stand against homophobic bullying after a new Year 10 student was harassed and threatened for wearing pink. It’s been celebrated in New Zealand since 2009.

There are a whole range of free resources and merchandise available for schools:

  • Pink Shirt Day Classroom Activities 
  • Kaiako/Teacher Toolkit, ways to celebrate in the lead up to Pink Shirt Day, on the day and after the day!
  • Tauira/Student Toolkit, full of all the information you’ll need to celebrate Pink Shirt Day at your school or kura.
  • Learn about the Five Actions to Being an Upstander. An Upstander is a supportive bystander who uses words/actions that can help someone who is being bullied.
  • Order a free School Mufti Day Pack (with stencils, posters and more!) to visually show your school or kura supports Pink Shirt Day! 
  • Fundraise for Pink Shirt Day at your school or kura! We’ve made it easy for you with our Fundraising Ideas.
  • Learn about our Key Values, developed by E Tū Whānau. Recognise and award tauira who express the values of Kōrero Awhi, Mana Manaaki and Aroha and Kindness with our Pink Shirt Day certificates!
  • Check out videos and photos of other schools celebrating Pink Shirt Day in 2018!

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