Apr 272011

Students prepare for the buddy walk with their prayer buddies, holding posters they made earlier in Bully Prevention Day.

On Sept. 24, 2010, St. Paul the Apostle Catholic School hosted its first Bully Prevention Day. This big, kick-off event was a way for teachers and parents to re-energize the Olweus Bully Prevention Program at the school.

Throughout the day, students rotated through six different stations. Several stations focused on building relationships among students; others taught students how to handle and approach bullying, and some promoted understanding of the harmful effects of bullying.

The core purpose for each station was to further the understanding that bullying does not follow the mission at St. Paul’s, as the school strives to uphold its purpose and growth through Catholic values. The school had much support from families, the church and community in making this day possible.

All students received a St. Paul the Apostle Catholic School anti-bullying T-shirt, provided by many sponsors. The event was a huge success!

As a continuation of the Olweus Bully Prevention Program, teachers hold weekly meetings with students to discuss current issues relating to bullying and how to prevent it. Bully Prevention Day event and the continued implementation of the Olweus program are ways to help make St. Paul’s bully-free.

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