Through Kia Kaha students develop strategies for respectful relationships where bullying behaviours are not tolerated.
The New Zealand Police recommends that schools use the learning activities in Kia Kaha within a whole-school approach. Before running learning activities, please read information about implementing a whole-school approach as described in an implementation booklet (PDF, 1.4MB).
What students will learn
These year 11–13 resources will help students to learn:
- a range of personal skills to prevent bullying
- what they can do if they have been or are being affected by bullying behaviour
- actions they can take to prevent bullying in the community.
Six focus areas
Kia kaha (years 11–13) includes six focus areas plus a bank of 24 ideas for additional learning activities.
Focus area 1: Bullying revisited
Students demonstrate an awareness of bullying in schools and society.
- Bullying revisited (PDF, 393KB)
- Bullying revisited (Word, 83KB)
Focus area 2: Societal bullying
Students identify examples of societal bullying reported in the newspaper and suggest changes to overcome this.
- Societal bullying (PDF, 764KB)
- Societal bullying (Word, 553KB)
Focus area 3: Rights and responsibilities
Students recognise their own and others’ rights and responsibilities to minimise the risk of bullying.
- Rights and responsibilities (PDF, 505KB)
- Rights and responsibilities (Word, 113KB)
Focus area 4: Deciding on strategies
Students plan strategies and demonstrate interpersonal skills for responding to bullying situations.
- Deciding on strategies (PDF, 377KB)
- Deciding on strategies (Word, 70KB)
Focus area 5: Cyberbullying
Students describe the misuse of information communications technology and have strategies to minimise the risk.
- Cyberbullying (PDF, 845KB)
- Cyberbullying (Word, 76KB)
Focus area 6: An action planning process for years 11–13
Students take actions to create a safe school environment.
- An action planning process (PDF, 397KB)
- An action planning process (Word, 95KB)
- Twenty-four additional learning activities (PDF, 785KB)