Clearview shows support for Pink Shirt Day
Wear a Pink Shirt to say “NO to Bullying”.
Everyone has a role to play in promoting positive mental health and wellness, supporting students, positive social behaviour and preventing incidents like bullying. There needs to be a integrated approach to prevent, address and/or reduce bullying, by developing the right partnerships with schools, parents, community and police.
Students who feel safe are free to develop in healthy ways are far less likely to be involved in inappropriate activities. Students who are learning and thriving take pride in themselves, their school, their accomplishments and the accomplishments of those they are connected to.
Setting a positive school climate and culture will help the tone for a child’s learning. To do this, staff, parents and community must model behaviour and attitudes that are positive, respectful, fair and caring.
This means creating a school climate that is equitable, inclusive, diverse, tolerant, respectful and accepting. By doing this, we will move towards reaching our goal of making Clearview schools inclusive places of learning. Please see our Policy 22 – Welcoming, Caring, Respectful and Safe Environments
In 2018, Pink Shirt Day’s main theme is cyberbullying. The days is meant to focus on encouraging others to combat cyberbullying by thinking twice before posting something negative and instead using the internet to spread kindness. For more information, click here for the RCMP link on cyberbullying.
Pink Shirt Day comes from two Nova Scotia high school students, who decided to take a stand against bullying in their own school. Here is a video to tell the story.