Schools throughout the Halton District School Board have numerous activities and initiatives planned for November 19-23, 2018 to recognize the Ontario Ministry of Education's designated Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week. The goal of these activities is to encourage and promote respect for everyone while increasing awareness and prevention of bullying
“The Halton District School Board absolutely supports and highlights Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week as a priority to making students must feel welcomed, safe and secure in their schools, " says Stuart Miller, Director of Education for the Halton District School Board. “An important part of our Board’s long-term vision is that every student explores and enhances their potential, passions and strengths. We endeavour to provide an inclusive and respectful learning environment to make this possible. This week, and throughout the school year, we strive to emphasize and work to demonstrate to our students and staff that we all have a role in showing respect and kindness for each other."
Schools are hosting various events and activities during the week of Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week as well as throughout the month of November. These include:
Robert Little Public School: The school will be participating in a #choosekind social media campaign throughout the week. Each day of the week will include a theme for students and staff. On Monday, it will be ‘Take a compliment, Give a compliment’ day.
Abbey Park High School: The school has a weeklong schedule of activities planned, highlighted by a ‘Culture and Beliefs’ fair on Nov. 15 (prior to the week starting), comprising of more than 20 presenters from the community. The school is also making available therapy dogs on Nov. 19.
Nelson High School: With activities planned all week, the school will be running a social media campaign using the hashtag #spreadkindness to mobilize students to take a stand against bullying. Students and staff will be encouraged to post sticky notes with positive messages throughout the building, and Nelson will hold a Pink Shirt Day on Nov. 22.
The Halton District School Board is committed to empowering students and staff to stand up to bullying and inequity, as well as stand together to build safe, equitable, caring and inclusive environments in all schools throughout the school year.
For additional information, contact:
Scott Podrebarac, Superintendent of Education
Halton District School Board
905-335-3663 | Toll-free 1-877-618-3456