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!
Find out more at pinkshirtday.org.nz/schools/