Bullying-Free NZ Week 2021

“He kōtuinga mahi iti, he hua pai-ā rau: Small ripples create big waves”

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If everybody says something, we can change everything

When the whole school community, students, staff and whānau work together to address bullying and support wellbeing, positive, ongoing change happens.

Bullying-Free NZ Week took place from Monday 17 May to Friday 21 May

This year’s theme was He Kōtuinga mahi iti, he hua pai-ā rau - Small ripples create big waves. The small actions we take to help prevent bullying will together create a wave of change.

Schools and whānau can empower students to take the lead

Bullying-prevention approaches are more effective with student involvement. Empower students to be part of the solution.

We've worked with Sticks 'n Stones, a bullying-prevention organisation, to produce action packs for primary school and high school students.

The packs are created by students, for students. Each pack has ideas and activities on how to help prevent bullying.


Download student action packs and teacher activity pack

High school pack snip tool 1

High School Action Pack

Find out how to take the lead to prevent bullying, spread the word, and make a change. You'll find ideas and activities that have been tested by students across New Zealand high schools.

Primary school pack snip tool 2

Primary School Action Pack

This pack was created by students, for students. Inside you'll find ideas and activities that have been tested by students across New Zealand.

Download posters for your school or community

Media guide for schools

Bullying-Free NZ Competition

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Competition Guidelines - Bullying-Free NZ Week

Comp entry form capture

Competition Form Bullying Free Week

Fill in one competition form per entry (which can include multiple students)

Consent form Capture

Consent Form Ministry of Education

Fill in one consent form per student