Staff Get Behind Pink Shirt

May 20, 2021 at 2:32 PM

Kōrero Mai, Kōrero Atu, Mauri Tū, Mauri Ora
Speak Up, Stand Together, Stop Bullying!

The campus was dotted with pink today as the College staff got behind the nationwide Pink Shirt Day, on a day when the students were encouraged to wear mufti to raise funds for the Mental Health Foundation.

Celebrated annually around the globe, Pink Shirt Day began in Canada in 2007 when two students took a stand against homophobic bullying, after a peer was bullied for wearing a pink shirt. 

In Aotearoa, Pink Shirt Day works to create schools, workplaces, communities and whānau where everyone feels safe, valued and respected regardless of age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, or cultural background. It’s about working together to stop bullying by celebrating diversity and promoting kindness and inclusiveness.

The funds raised by our students and staff today, will go to the Mental Health Foundation to enable them to continue their work to encourage people to Speak Up, Stand Together, Stop Bullying!

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