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Sanderson Middle School newsletter
Volume 2 April 2015
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SANDERSON MIDDLE SCHOOL Building the Future News and Views Page 4 NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION BULLYING NO WAY!! & HARMONY DAY On Friday 20 March Sanderson Middle School celebrated the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence combining with Harmony Day celebrations to support the continuation of a safe and supportive school community where bullying and violence are not tolerated. Students began the day with a rainbow coloured pancake and orange coloured mango smoothie breakfast prepared by Ms Davy, SRC members and Margie Anstess. At recess students gathered in the COLA for a sausage sizzle and face painting, and afterwards students played games together either in their PCG rooms or outdoors. In lesson 3 the whole school replaced their usual lessons with an explicit wellbeing lesson from the Stand Together: Being reasonable and ethical online Resources from the Bullying No Way website. After lunch Education Minister Chandler and DoE guests attended a special Bullying NO WAY!!! and Harmony Day assembly in the GPA hosted by SRC representatives Ebony Hollemans and Jane Lodiong. The acknowledgement of country and a smoking ceremony was performed by a Yolngu Bunggul group, to settle spirits of the past at Sanderson Middle School and soothe any past grief, injustices or tension. The traditional Honey Ant dance, symbolising the strength of working together was also performed by the Yolngu Bunggul dancers, singers and yidaki player. The newly formed Sanderson Middle School Choir performed Lean on Me, a song that promotes our school values of respect, integrity, compassion and fair go and Hawa Mansaray sang Black fella, White Fella, a song about respect, compassion and inclusion. Student Voice representatives Mikael Boag and Chloe Edmonds spoke passionately about taking a stand against bullying before the Sanderson Middle School Anti-Bullying Video, created by Ms Pacey and students from across the school, was presented. Finally, the display of all pastoral care group posters celebrating our values of Respect, Compassion, Integrity and Fair Go was presented to the assembly by representatives of each PCG. The National Day of Action successfully promoted student wellbeing and respectful relationships and focused on a supportive teaching and learning environment where all members of the school community feel secure from harassment, aggression, violence and bullying. The day reinforced the powerful and positive role that students play in the development, maintenance and ongoing student ownership of a safe school. http://www.safeschoolshub.edu.au/resources-and-help/Glossary#Student-wellbeing http://www.safeschoolshub.edu.au/resources-and-help/Glossary#Respectful-relationships http://www.safeschoolshub.edu.au/resources-and-help/Glossary#Harassment http://www.safeschoolshub.edu.au/resources-and-help/Glossary#Aggression http://www.safeschoolshub.edu.au/resources-and-help/Glossary#Violence http://www.safeschoolshub.edu.au/resources-and-help/Glossary#Bullying
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