Latest Announcements

  • ***SAVE THE DATE! Bullying-Free NZ Week 2019 starts Monday 13 May, ends on Mental Health Foundation's Pink Shirt Day, Friday 17 May***
  • Check out our new guide, Student Voice, that sets out the importance of student voice in finding solutions to bullying and promoting good practice in student participation. Click on the resource below.
  • Tackle bullying head on with Ace: A Horsey Tail of Courage, a new children's book from the Crusaders Bayleys Horses. Check out details below.
  • The Crusaders get in behind Bullying-Free NZ!... check out Sam Whitelock talking about what young people can do about bullying on the home page below
  • Talking about the power of kindness to tackle bullying: go on a journey with Oat the Goat, a new digital story book for 4-7 year olds and parents to read together.

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**SAVE THE DATE: Bullying-Free NZ Week 2019**

Next year’s Bullying-Free NZ Week starts on 13 May, ending on 17 May – the Mental Health Foundation’s Pink Shirt Day(external link). The week is an opportunity to raise awareness of bullying and promote what your school is doing to become a bullying-free school.

Check out activity ideas and this year's competition winners, and see what schools did for Bullying-Free NZ Week 2018.

Let's Talk About It!
with BNZ Crusaders' Captain Sam Whitelock

BFNZ Week resources

Tackling bullying

Letz Lead!

A group of young men in the youth unit at Hawkes Bay Regional Prison have developed an anti-bullying book and CD as part of their Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) entry. Their youth-led resource “Can You Relate?”, is more than a book with raps. It tells the story from the point of view of a bully and the person being bullied, and uses kaupapa values and whakatauki to start conversations around feelings and emotions.

Some of the group have experience of both being bullied and being the bully. They want to reach out to other youth and schools so they can tell them they’re not alone.

Find out more about Letz Lead.

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Join Oat the Goat on his epic journey

Check out Oat the Goat a FREE, interactive, online story book, designed to help 4-7 year olds learn about the power of kindness and make the right decision through a positive interactive experience with their parents, whānau, family, teacher or peers. This exciting story follows Oat the Goat as he embarks upon the adventure of his life through native, animated New Zealand landscapes.

Experience the book in te reo Māori link)

Experience the book in English link)

Discover Oat the Goat resources and activities to use at home or in the classroom.

Tackling Bullying head on: Bayleys Crusaders get behind Bullying-Free NZ

Showing how the whole community can get involved to help combat bullying

The BNZ Crusaders captain Sam Whitelock and sponsors Bayleys Canterbury have teamed up on a new series of videos to get kids talking about bullying and what they can do about it.

And take a look at a new children's story book from the Crusaders Bayleys Horses, Ace:  A Horsey Tail of Courage.(external link)

Ace: A Horsey Tail of Courage
from the Crusaders Bayleys Horses.

Crusader videos

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