Diversity Week

In Week 4 of Term 2, we celebrate the diversity of all students and staff at Victor Harbor High School by hosting a range of fun and inclusive events throughout the week. The aim of Diversity Week is to raise awareness of bullying and discrimination within the school community. There are many different types of bullying including cyber, social, physical and emotional, as well as contributing factors like the ‘bystander effect’.

Daily themes and Mentoring activities scheduled for Diversity Week include:

Monday 21 May – Anti bullying

Monday will offer an introduction to Diversity Week, with a mentoring activity that is designed to start a conversation around the effects of bullying.

Tuesday 22 May – Social Media & Body Image

Tuesday will be dedicated to learning about cyber bullying, how this effects people and where students can go for help, including Mentoring activities.

Body Image is a big issue in 2018 and we as Student Leaders we feel that it is an important issue to discuss, including Mentoring activities.

Wednesday 23 May

Year 8/9 Students – Roundtable Meetings; Stage 1 Students – Industry Day Visits; Stage 2 Students – Career Development Day.

Thursday 24 May – IDAHOBIT

We celebrate International Day Against Homophobia Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT). This is a day to acknowledge diversity throughout our school, including Mentoring activities.

Friday 25 May – Diversity Day

To wrap up the week we have a small presentation about the effects of being a bystander, including Mentoring activities.  We are also hosting a lunchtime open mic session for students to come together, sing and relax and will celebrate our diversity through encouraging students to ‘dress as themselves’ on this day. Uniform is not required, however we do ask students to bring a gold coin donation.

Should you have any further questions regarding the Program, please contact the school on (08) 8551 1900.

We hope that all students are able to be involved in this week of activities. If your child wishes to opt out of any of these activities, please complete the tear off slip sent home this week and return to Student Services as soon as possible. A copy of the letter sent home can be obtained by calling Student Services on (08) 8551 1900.