Yahoo! Our Amazing Place Treasure Hunt will be in Mt Wellington soon! New residents are joining the Panama Road community, so let’s welcome them with an afternoon of FREE fun.
When: Sat 2 Nov 2016.
Where: Panama Road School
Who/What: A family fun day with prizes and food at the end from 3 – 4 pm.
Want to be part of it? Contact us on 09-2615794 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The World Suicide Prevention Day on 10 September, is coming up and communities in Auckland, New Zealand, and around the world, are gearing up to bring awareness, understanding, and care to their friends, families and communities. Most people in NZ know someone, or of someone, who has taken their own life – not because they wanted to, but because it just became too painful.
Wanna show you care and connect with others who want to do the same?
On the 3rd September, check out the Walk of Hope. Locations all around Auckland!
In the meantime, and behind the scenes, Keep On Keepin’ On: Suicide Prevention and Awareness Aotearoa, and Bullying: Not Our Future, have teamed up to bring you the annual Keep On Keepin’ On Carnival on 13 November at Corbans Estate. There will be a whole variety of opportunities leading up to the carnival to participate in fun events and initiatives for the whole family. We will share them here!
Lets be caring, spend more time, and share more love with our families and friends! The ripple effect will be felt…
Violence Free Communities has teamed up with Austar Realty to coordinate youth-led anti-bullying/youth empowerment initiatives in West Auckland. We are both so proud and excited that this project now has a new name and logo!
A Big Shout out to:
The Personal Best Mentors at Massey High School for brainstorming the new name
Shan Yu, a senior student leader at Massey High School, who designed the logo
Bullying: Not Our Future initiatives so far this year:
Massey High School:
Almost 100 senior students trained as peer mentors (PBM – Personal Best Mentors)
PBM teams visit each Year 9 class on a weekly basis for support and friendship
PBM Leaders creating PBM Strategic Plan and Mentor Handbook
PBM Leaders organised the Pink Shirt Day event
PBM Leaders are organising 3 more initiatives this year:
Humans of Massey High School, Making connection – Social Experiment, The Big Sit event
The “I AM I” Project:
A creative arts and self-development project for youth in West Auckland with a difference
8 different creative arts, working together with a common theme to showcase at a final exhibition/event
More to Come:
Violence Free Communities are currently working on more collaborations with schools, community groups and organisations to bring more initiatives into West Auckland!
Violence Free Communities are excited to join together with the creative team at Zeal for the ‘I AM I’ Project – a creative arts programme for youth with a difference! There are 8 different creative arts focus areas where participants:
choose an art
create & explore a common theme for the semester
showcase their themed creative projects together at a final exhibition/event
‘I AM I” – Create – Learn – Expand – Be part of something BIGGER than yourself
“Naked photos of girls and young women shared on Snapchat against their will – National – NZ Herald News…Nearly half of female students spoken to in a new survey said they had had an embarrassing photo put online against their will last year. The survey, by cyberbullying awareness group Sticks ‘n Stones, spoke to 11- to 18-year-olds from 10 schools across Central Otago”
Violence Free Communities is teaming up with Sticks ‘n Stones and Heart 4 Youth Trust to coordinate youth-led anti-bullying and youth empowerment initiatives in West Auckland. Massey High School is our first school so far, with almost 100 students trained as peer mentors, 12 Sticks ‘n Stones ambassadors, a Pink Shirt Day event, and more initiatives are being planned as we speak. It’s a great team at Massey High, creating some positive action against bullying at their school.