14 May, 2019
On Tuesday 14 May, all Year 12 students will be participating in the Loves-Me-Not programme. This is a full-day workshop which is part of a ‘whole-school approach’ to prevent abusive behaviour in relationships. It is based on a student inquiry learning process, where students take action (personal action, effective bystander action and community action) to prevent harm from relationship abuse.

All Year 12 students are expected to attend and will be in their form class groups for the workshop. The programme will be co-facilitated by a member of GBHS staff and a member of the NZ Police.

Loves-Me-Not is designed for Year 12 students as the appropriate age to discuss relationship abuse and to start to take action for change. Six Focus Areas will be covered on the day:

Your future relationship
Barriers to a healthy relationship
Consent – only “yes” means “yes”
Stepping up
Lashing out
Be the change!
More information can be found on the NZ Police Website, as well as this video clip narrated by Nigel Latta.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact Anjie Savage (Dean of Student Support and Well-Being) or Sandy Begg (Deputy Principal – Student Services).