Anti Bullying Week
Theme: Change Starts With Us
This week St Matthew’s celebrated National Anti-Bullying week. The theme this year is: Change Starts With Us.
Small changes make a big difference. Whether bullying is verbal, physical, online or in-person, it has a significant impact on a child’s life well into adulthood. By making small, simple changes we can break this cycle and create a safe environment for all.
TOGETHER, we can challenge bullying. Change starts with a conversation. It starts with checking in. It starts when we work together.
This week all pupils have had lots of activities that have promoted the ideas that:
Change starts here.
Change starts now.
Change starts with us.
Our pupils know that it takes a collective responsibility to stop bullying. We have empowered, positive messages addressing the fact that when it comes to bullying
CHANGE STARTS WITH US!
ODD SOCK DAY
Anti-Bullying Week 2018
Anti- Bullying Week takes place in England from November 12th to the 16th. This nationwide event is organised by the Anti-Bullying Alliance and is intended to raise awareness of the issue of bullying among children, especially in schools.
The theme this year is
Children of all ages are encouraged to get involved in the event and take part in activities in school that will help to shine a lig ht on the problem of bullying and ways to help resolve the issue.
We are having an Odd Socks day on Monday 12th November. This means that children can come to school in odd socks. We will join many other schools doing the same thing to celebrate pupils’ individuality and uniqueness.
There is no pressure for you to buy or wear the latest fashion socks. All we want is for children to take part and realise that whilst we are all very similar we are all different. The day is designed to be fun!
Thanks for your support
St Matthew's is now a School of Sanctuary
As part of Liverpool City of Sanctuary, St Matthew’s Catholic Primary School has now gained the status of School of Sanctuary. This recognises our inclusive and welcoming ethos towards all our migrant families from all over the world. We value people for our differences as well as our similarities and support their settling into our community.
At St Matthew’s we appreciate that each person is uniquely created and loved by God. We respect their worth their value and their contributions to school life.
In upholding and developing the distinctive ethos of a Catholic school we embrace the principles of inclusion, equality and diversity. We ensure that every person is treated with respect, fairness and dignity and actively promote the values of tolerance, understanding and justice for all within the school and in the wider world.
At St Matthew’s Catholic Primary School we focus on the well- being and progress of every child and believe that all members of our school community are of equal worth. We are a school of sanctuary and will always offer a welcoming hand of friendship to all who come to our door.
We believe that the Equality Act 2010 provides a framework to support our commitment to valuing diversity, tackling discrimination and promoting equality and fairness. We recognise that these duties reflect international human rights standards such as the UN Convention on the rights of the Child.