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May
20
Fri
Pink Shirt Day
May 20 all-day

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On Friday 20th of May Leabank School will get behind this Pink Shirt Day movement & it will be a Gold Coin Donation.

Pink Shirt Day in Aotearoa
Pink Shirt Day aims to reduce bullying in Aotearoa by celebrating diversity in all its forms and supporting workplaces, communities and schools to be safe, supportive, welcoming and inclusive of all people. While all people can be the target of bullying, some groups or individuals experience more bullying than others. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual and other sexuality and gender diverse identities (LGBTQIA+) people – also known as rainbow communities – experience higher levels of bullying. Pink Shirt Day started because people wanted to stop homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying, and this remains a strong focus of Pink Shirt Day in Aotearoa.

Origins of Pink Shirt Day
Pink Shirt Day began in Canada in 2007 when two students took a stand against homophobic bullying after a new Year 10 student was harassed and threatened for wearing pink. These students bought dozens of pink shirts and distributed them to their classmates to wear the next day. The word got out online and hundreds of students showed up in pink, some from head-to-toe, to stand together against bullying. It has been celebrated in New Zealand since 2009.

May
29
Sun
SAMOAN LANGUAGE WEEK
May 29 – Jun 4 all-day

Celebrate online: Sunday 29 May – Saturday 4 June

This year’s theme will be revealed very soon!

Last year’s theme for Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa – Samoa Language Week was Poupou le lotoifale. Ola manuia le anofale which means strengthen the posts of your house, for all to thrive.

When you’re building a foundation for a fale (house) it can’t have a weak foundation or posts. This is the same for the foundations of our families, schools and churches that play an important role in strengthening Gagana Samoa (the Samoan Language). Language is important for the foundations of our overall well-being.

Activities and events were held throughout Aotearoa to embrace and celebrate Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa.

Stay connected online by visiting the official Gagana Samoa i Aotearoa Facebook page.

More resources visit, Ministry of Pacific Peoples Pacific Language Week 2022

Jun
3
Fri
Caught Being Good & Whole School Assembly
Jun 3 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am

All students must be seated by 9:15am

Jun
6
Mon
Queens Birthday
Jun 6 all-day

Queen’s Birthday – School will be closed

Jun
24
Fri
Matariki
Jun 24 all-day

School will be closed for Matariki Day

Jul
6
Wed
Parent Teacher Conference
Jul 6 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Jul
8
Fri
TERM 2 ENDS
Jul 8 all-day
Jul
9
Sat
School Holidays
Jul 9 – Jul 24 all-day
Jul
10
Sun
KIRIBATI LANGUAGE WEEK
Jul 10 – Jul 16 all-day

May be an image of text that says "10、16 10 16 Te Taetae ni Kiribati JUL JUL Kiribati Language Week 2022"

Celebrate online: Sunday 10 July – Saturday 16 July

Last year’s theme was Maubonian te teei i nanon te mwenga bon karekean te maiuraoi, te ongotaeka ao te tangira, which means the home is where we nurture our children towards a healthy, responsible, loving, and prosperous future.

Maubonian te teei i nanon te mwenga bon karekean te maiuraoi, te ongotaeka ao te tangira acknowledges the important role of the Kiribati mothers, both within their families and the wider community. It also reflected the overarching 2021 Pacific Language Week theme of Wellbeing, by linking the importance of language to overall wellbeing.

Being a mother is a role of service, love, and dedication to ensure the next generation are ready to navigate a world where they are far from their homeland. Mothers not only raise and nurture their children, but they are also raising and nurturing the importance of Kiribati language and culture for their children’s wellbeing.

Activities and events were held throughout Aotearoa to showcase the richness of the Kiribati language, culture and traditions.

This year’s theme will be revealed soon.

Stay connected online by visiting the official NZ Kiribati Language Week Facebook page.

More resources visit, Ministry of Pacific Peoples Pacific Language Week 2022

Jul
25
Mon
TERM 3 STARTS
Jul 25 all-day