November 20th to 24th is Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week. Bullying is defined by the Ministry of Education as: “typically a form of repeated, persistent, and aggressive behaviour directed at an individual or individuals that is intended to cause (or should be known to cause) fear and distress and/or harm to another person’s body, feelings, self-esteem, or reputation. Bullying occurs in a context where there is a real or perceived power imbalance.”
Although the staff of St. Luke CES promote awareness and prevention on a daily basis throughout the whole school year, during November, students will participate in various special activities related to this subject.
- On Wednesday, November 22nd, all students and staff are being invited to wear pink to raise awareness and take a stand against bullying.
- Beesley’s Grade 8 Legacy Group will be lead a presentation for all students in the gym on Thursday, November 23rd.
- On Friday, November 24th, students in Grades 4 to 8 will attend a French theatre presentation in the gym – “La Belle et la Bête”, a classic story about seeing the beauty inside others, which fits in well with the theme of the week.
Also throughout the week, teachers at St. Luke CES will be leading activities within their classrooms that are age-appropriate for their students, such as: reviewing language and strategies for problem solving and conflict resolution, having class meetings, and planning lessons related to the subject of bullying awareness and prevention. These activities also occur on a regular basis throughout the school year.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at school.