On Friday, 26 May 2017, we're asking Wellington College staff and students to celebrate Pink Shirt Day and stand together to take action against bullying as part of Bullying Free NZ Week (22-26 May).

Celebrated annually around the globe, Pink Shirt Day began in Canada in 2007 when two students took a stand against homophobic bullying, mobilising their whole school, after a peer was bullied for wearing a pink shirt.

Pink Shirt Day aims to create schools, workplaces and communities where all people feel safe, valued and respected.

Will you stand with us to stop bullying on 26 May? 

At Wellington College, we take pride in the anti-bullying culture that has been developed here over the years.  As the next step in building our culture of zero tolerance for bullying, we will be acknowledging and supporting Bullying Free NZ Week (22-26 May), and the Mental Health Foundation’s Pink Shirt Day (Friday, 26 May).  The presentation at this link will be shared with both staff and students at the College, and gives more information about the issue of bullying in NZ, the Pink Shirt Day message, and what Wellington College will be doing on Friday, 26 May in support of this campaign.


These initiatives, which ask us to ‘Speak Up, Stand Together, and Stop Bullying’ will be recognised with a pink themed Mufti Day on Friday, 26 May.  Students and staff alike will be able to pay $2+ to wear some form of pink clothing (preferably a shirt/top) to show their support for the campaign, and profits raised will be used to promote and co-ordinate further anti-bullying initiatives in the future.

We hope that the wider Wellington College community support us in making this initiative a success.