Our courses are run all year through schools (usually outside of class time) for young people who volunteer to be part of creating change.

We empower our young people to take the lead within their schools and communities to challenge and change attitudes around bullying.  We do this through practical, interactive and collaborative training sessions that continue throughout the year to support ongoing growth and development.

They are a great place for discussions, having a laugh, talking things over, and feeling comfortable in your own skin.  There are many different opportunities to develop a range of skills and strategies as well as the confidence to stand up for yourself and others.

Fun and flexibility are important parts of how we do things. Good things happen when people are inspired and enjoying what they are doing (and when it relates back to real life).

"It’s a work space and a funspace"


Year 9-13

Our High School Advocate Groups empower College or High School students across Aotearoa to develop skills and confidence to make a positive difference in their schools and communities.

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Year 7/8

Our Year 7/8 ambassador programme supports young people in Central Otago with practical social and emotional skills and the confidence to recognise and prevent bullying behaviours.

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Junior Ambassadors

Year 5/6

Our Junior Ambassador programme gives Year 5/6 students in Central Otago the chance to build their understanding, skills and confidence in a fun, collaborative and encouraging environment.

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“Sticks n Stones teaches about the impacts bullying can have on someone and how to react if you are getting bullied. It raises awareness about these issues and is a safe place”

Interested in getting your school involved?

Want your High School or College to be part of our Online Advocate programme in 2019?

Apply Online