As part of our ongoing development of the PSHE curriculum in primary, we are highlighting the importance of developing relationships at the start of spring and encouraging students to be warm and care for each other. Our focus for PSHE is ‘Be Kind, say No to Bullying’.
On Wednesday 20 March, all primary teachers attended a PSHE workshop with secondary student representatives. In the workshop, they discussed the meaning of bullying, anti-bullying, and how to teach children to protect themselves and others in the face of bullying through an interactive learning session.
On Friday 22 March, the whole primary officially launched the PSHE activity. In the Grade assembly, children learned what ‘bullying’ is, how the students can face bullying and protect themselves and others, and how they can support in building on our culture of respect from all, for all. They learned a lot through a variety of experience activities such as creating situations, writing plays, creating poems, making posters and writing proposals. This allowed the children to develop their understanding of collaboration and cooperation between their peers, and understand their roles in developing a warm, progressive and kind community on campus.
On Friday 19 April, we welcomed Pink Day together. All the teachers and students in the school matched Pink elements together. A Pink T-shirt, a Pink headdress, a Pink bracelet, a Pink brooch and a Pink tie. The warm pink color has become a warm landscape at our schol. This is to symbolise a stand against bullying in our community and will create a warm scenery as a day that students will remember. At the same time, the children taste their favorite ice cream, satisfy their taste buds while making friends.
Meeting is a kind of fate. We hope every child will cherish this rare encounter, with love to treat everyone around and cherish every day at NACIS Shanghai together!
I had a great day and felt very happy. I was happy because I had lots of friends playing with me and ate some ice creams together. - Arnold, Grade 1
On Pink day, I really enjoyed learning about the story and ate some delicious ice creams. We also wore some pink clothes and other pink things to school. It was a good memory. - Tiger, Grade 2
I think it was amazing because it allows us to learn to say sorry to people we hurt. We can have more friends when we eat ice creams. - Meixuan, Grade 3
I learned from Pink Day that we need to be kind to other people. - Jerry, Grade 4
Last Friday, 19 April was “Pink Anti-Bullying day”. Everyone from primary needed to bring something pink to school to raise awareness. The school lobby was decorated with full of pink balloons and wish cards. After lunch, we all changed into our ‘fancy’ clothes or accessories. We went down for the class photograph and wrote wishes. I felt exited for the activities and I think it’s very important to have days like this. Almost everyone bought ice cream. I don’t think any of us will bully again after this activity. - Kris, Grade 5