Bradshaw progressive in battling bullying
Anti-bullying tactics at Bradshaw Primary School are based on positive messages to students.
The school recently marked the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence (NDA).
Principal Penny Weily said the school doesn’t focus on bullying, but on the “positive approaches we can take in interacting with others”.
“We believe the behaviour of our students must align with the Bradshaw Learner Qualities: We are Responsible, We Learn Together, We Challenge Ourselves,” she said.
“We have the courage to stand up for others…we never accept that negative behaviour towards others is permissible.”
Mrs Weily believes the preschool to Year 6 buddy classes – where senior and junior students interact — is an opportunity to reinforce ways to empower others and maintain a nurturing school community.
“When we are responsible we treat others with respect, we value the input of other people, and we ensure our impact on others is affirmative,” she said.
“Our Buddy classes are established so different age groups of students spend time together on a regular basis, helping everyone grow and develop.
“For this year’s NDA, buddy classes focussed on kindness, and how to spread their kindness to everyone.
“They made banners that were placed along the concourse for all to see and read, and participated in a range of fun activities together.”