National Day of Action | 20 March 2020

“Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.” International Bob Kerrey –

At City Beach Primary School our partnerships with families are connected by a shared goal. Ultimately we want to be able to support our kids to grow into happy, kind hearted individuals who are grateful for the opportunities they have, and are able to contribute positively to their world, now and into the future.

We focus on providing a safe and supportive school environment and this relies on positive relationships and partnerships with our both students and their families.

Next Friday 20 March is National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence (NDA). As a school we adopt an educative approach to managing and preventing bullying. When we talk about bullying with our students we do so with the understanding that they are children who are growing and still learning to handle social situations appropriately. They are learning how to manage their feelings, work out how to disagree or argue in positive ways, and handle challenging social situations.

Most importantly we want our children to know that we genuinely care for them and that they can talk to us if they have a problem they need to be able to solve in a positive way. Staff and parents have a responsibility to model appropriate behaviours to support children’s social and emotional growth.

Parents and caregivers also play a key role in preventing and responding to bullying. The Bullying No Way website has some excellent information to support parents.

It’s great to know that as a school community we are committed to ensuring a safe and supportive environment where everyone has the right to be respected and a responsibility to respect each other.

I thank you for your support.

Mari Dart