Halton Schools Stand up to Bullying
Halton schools are acknowledging bullying awareness and prevention week.
Schools throughout the Halton District School Board (HDSB) have a variety of activities and initiatives planned between Nov. 19 and Nov. 23 to recognize the Ontario Ministry of Education’s designated Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week.
“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, ” Stuart Miller, Director of Education for the Halton District School Board, said in a recent press release.
“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.”
Some of the activities and events include the following.
Robert Little Public School: The school will be participating in a #choosekind social media campaign. Each day of the week will include a theme for students and staff, on the Monday, it will be ‘Take a compliment, Give a compliment’ day.
Abbey Park High School: The school has a weeklong schedule of activities planned. The school is kicking off a week early with a ‘Culture and Beliefs’ fair on Nov. 15, here there will be 20 presenters from the community. The school is also bringing in therapy dogs on Nov. 19.
Nelson High School: The school will be running a social media campaign using the hashtag #spreadkindness to inspire students to take a stand against bullying. Students and staff will be encouraged to post sticky notes with positive messages throughout the school. The school will also be participating in Pink Shirt Day on Nov. 22.
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