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Spread aroha and kindness and end bullying in your school/kura!
By taking part in Pink Shirt Day, your school/kura is a part of a powerful movement to spread aroha and kindness and end bullying. You can celebrate Pink Shirt Day at a time that suits you, and keep the kaupapa going all year round!

Here are some ideas to help you bring Pink Shirt Day to life:

  • Download our free resources, including posters, compliment cards, bunting, cupcake toppers, photo props and more!  

  • Download the kaiako/teacher toolkit and the rangatahi toolkit- full of inspiration and activities to help your school or kura celebrate the Pink Shirt Day kaupapa and keep the movement going all year round.  

  • Use our Pink Shirt Day Sparklers activities for tamariki. As well as their classroom suite, they also have a whole range of activities that can be done at home to get the whole whānau into the Pink Shirt Day spirit.  

  • Have a ‘wear pink’ non-uniform or dress-up day on Friday 17 May (or any day that suits you)! You might like to promote the official Pink Shirt Day t-shirt to your kura or school community. It will be available in selected Cotton On stores and online from late April. 100% of net proceeds go to the Mental Health Foundation. 

  • Stream the Pink Shirt Day waiataby PERE and dance and sing along with your school or kura! The entirely Te Reo track is all about finding your own strength, resilience and community in the face of bullying.  

  • Share information about Pink Shirt Day and how your kura or school plans to celebrate it with your school community. We've put together a draft blurb that you may like to use in your school newsletter or social pages. Don't forget to add your link if you are fundraising online too! 

  • As well as taking part in Pink Shirt Day classroom or school activities, we’d love you to turn your kura or school māwhero and fundraise to support this important kaupapa. Head to our fundraising page to get involved! 

More ways to keep the Pink Shirt Day kaupapa alive all year round:

  • Check out InsideOUT’s resources for creating safe and inclusive school environments for rainbow rangatahi. From bullying to bathrooms, their resources cover all aspects your school may need to think about.  

  • Be an Upstander, not a bystander. An Upstander is a supportive bystander who uses words/actions that can help someone who is being bullied. Find out how you can be an Everyday Upstander here. 

  • Check out the Book reviews section to find reviews of books about bullying-prevention, diversity and kindness.

  • Read real stories about all kinds of people who have either experienced bullying or are taking a stand against it. 

  • Follow us on Facebook and Instagram

 

Resources
Buy the official tee from Cotton On
Buy the official tee from Cotton On
Join the movement and help create an Aotearoa where everyone is educated, equipped, and empowered to take on bullying.
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Pink Shirt Day packs
Pink Shirt Day packs
Filled with posters, stickers, photo props and more - our packs have everything you need to turn your workplace, school, or home māwhero/pink on the big day!
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Kaiako/Teacher toolkit
Kaiako/Teacher toolkit
Ideas and inspiration to help teachers bring Pink Shirt Day to life at kura or school.
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Teacher cards
Teacher cards
Celebrate kindness by giving out compliment cards to students on Pink Shirt Day - available in English and Te Reo Māori.
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Rangatahi toolkit (Intermediate/secondary)
Rangatahi toolkit (Intermediate/secondary)
Full of information, ideas and inspiration to help students (yrs 9-13) bring Pink Shirt Day to life at kura tuarua or school.
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School certificates
School certificates
Recognise Pink Shirt Day values with personalised certificates at school or kura.
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Everyday Upstander
Everyday Upstander
You have the power to prevent bullying! Research shows more than half of bullying situations (57%) stop when tauira/students intervene.
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IARERE ĀIO: PERE FT. MOHI
IARERE ĀIO: PERE FT. MOHI
Our Pink Shirt Day waiata, IARERE ĀIO by PERE ft. MOHI, is all about the power of resilience and standing up against bullying. Download the kupu/words and teach it to tauira/students in your next school assembly!
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Mindful colouring template
Mindful colouring template
Get creative with this Pink Shirt Day-themed mindful colouring activity.
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Bunting
Bunting
Print and hang our bunting to brighten up your pink morning tea.
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Cupcake toppers
Cupcake toppers
Add some pizazz to your Pink Shirt Day cupcakes with these cupcake flags!
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Compliment poster
Compliment poster
Celebrate kindness by giving out tear-off compliments to students, hoamahi (colleagues) and friends.
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Poster sets – main poster
Poster sets – main poster
Te reo Māori and English poster sets to help you promote PSD in your workplace, school or community.
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Upstander poster
Upstander poster
The Upstander poster helps you promote the key upstander actions in your workplace, school or community year round.
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T-shirt outline poster
T-shirt outline poster
Use this poster to encourage tamariki to get creative and design their own Pink Shirt Day t-shirt! Available in pink and white.
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Bullying Research
Bullying Research
Information about bullying, resources, and where to get help.
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Kōrero Mai, Kōrero Atu, Mauri Tū, Mauri Ora
Speak Up, Stand Together, Stop Bullying!
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Pink Shirt Day is led by the Mental Health Foundation with support from InsideOUT, the Peace Foundation, New Zealand Post Primary Teachers’ Association (PPTA), Te Kaha O Te Rangatahi Indigenous Youth Hub, the Human Rights Commission, Bullying-Free NZ Week, Cook Islands Development Agency and Asian Family Services.
Mental Health Foundation The Peace Foundation InsideOUT Post Primary Teachers’ Association (PPTA) Bullying-Free NZ Week the Human Rights Commission Te Kaha O Te Rangatahi Indigenous Youth Hub Cook Islands Development Agency Asian Family Services
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