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Find your voice: Anti-bullying week

At Allegra School Coffs Harbour we understand a little extra support, flexible learning opportunities in small classes and an environment free from prejudice can make a significant impact to a student's confidence, wellbeing and overall school experience.Allegra is a safe learning space for students who find studying and socialising in mainstream schools challenging. We welcome young people struggling with anxiety, depression or trauma, with neurodiversity (on the spectrum) or learning difficulties, who have experienced bullying or who identify as part of the rainbow community.

We believe a small school, makes a big difference. Allegra offers small classes in an adult learning environment. We prioritise personal growth, respectful relationships and instilling a sense of belonging. Allegra offers an inclusive and flexible learning environment tailored to support students in Years 9 & 10. The subjects are the same, it's the delivery that is different. Our goal is to provide young people with the opportunity to realise their potential on both academic and personal levels.

We are not an easy alternative. We are an opportunity to reset, reinvent and refresh your academic and personal goals and provide a support network to assist you working towards those goals. Our students are carefully selected, those willing to commit to bettering themselves while being supportive of others are more likely to be enrolled.While Allegra has a range of support services to assist students with barriers to learning, we do not offer one-on-one behaviour intervention or high levels of behaviour modification.

As an independent school we are a member of the Association of Independent Schools of NSW and our aim is to offer all eligible young people the chance to grow and mature while undertaking their high school education in a safe and supportive environment. At Allegra we seek to include those young people whose lives may be complicated, challenging or require a particular understanding in order to achieve success.
Find your voice: Anti-bullying week
September 18, 2023
Find your voice: Anti-bullying week

Our recent Anti-bullying Week of Action was more than just a week of activities; it was a testament to the kind of community we’re nurturing, one that stands together against bullying and champions kindness.

“We are incredibly proud of our students for not just participating actively but also for embodying the values of compassion, understanding and unity,” said Dany Alarab, Leader of Culture & Compliance.  

Throughout the week, students were involved in a series of activities which included identifying bullying, creating a definition, combatting bullying and spreading kindness.

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“We started the week with sessions that educated students on the different forms of bullying – be it verbal, physical, or online,” Dany said.

Through workshops and interactive discussions, students gained tools and strategies on how to stand up against bullying, support victims, and promote a safe, inclusive environment.

“In a collective effort, students collaborated to craft a school-specific definition of bullying, ensuring every student understands and is aware of what constitutes as bullying at our school. We also engaged our students in activities that celebrated kindness, empathy, and understanding, highlighting the power of positive actions.”

Allegra School Art class

The week culminated in a vibrant Activity Day, allowing students to showcase their creativity and commitment to the anti-bullying cause.  

“Our young artists and storytellers produced an anti-bullying film aimed at educating other schools and the wider community about the ramifications of bullying and how to address it. They also designed collages that narrate stories of unity, friendship, and resilience.”

To view the anti-bullying film made by our students click here

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