Schools & Kura
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 waiata by 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.