School District encourages students, staff and community to proudly wear pink, Feb 27

School District 73gathers support to stop bullying

It’s not going away any time soon – support, that is, for putting an end to bullying in School District 73.

Anti-bullying policies and practices are ongoing, year-round through the district, but on Feb. 27 all students, administrators, teachers, staff, local businesses and organizations are encouraged to wear pink in a united show of support for national Pink Shirt Anti-Bullying Day.

Anti-Bullying Day, Feb 27, gives students, staff and our district an opportunity to pull together and demonstrate support for safe schools and positive social behavior,” says Dr. Terry Sullivan, School District 73 Superintendent. “It also provides an opportunity to shine light on the many ongoing programs the district has to support students and positive school environments.”

To help build momentum for the event, administrators and trustees in attendance at the Feb. 18 board meeting sported their pink shirts. Pro social behavior and bullying were also main topics of discussion at a district-wide leadership workshop, Feb. 19 at the Henry Grube Centre, where more than 100 secondary students and staff leadership representatives gathered for the day.

District principal Bill Hamblett said the event was a first in terms of scope, and many of the ideas generated will be taken back to individual schools.

The goal for the day was to get leaders from every high school talking about pro social behavior. During the morning representatives from organizations such as United Way and the Red Cross outlined how students could get involved and work as mentors. In the afternoon we heard students from various schools present on programs and ideas they’re working on individually.”

Hamblett said the success of the day has spurred ideas for similar, student-driven leadership events in the future.

As part of a district-wide effort, all schools are encouraged to promote Feb. 27 pink shirt day to students and staff, while additional events may be planned school to school. Policies on bullying and expected behaviour may be accessed any time through the district’s website at www.sd73.bc.ca

 

Just Posted

Radio reporting legend Angelo Iacobucci dies at age 60

Iacobucci developed a reputation for teasing competing reporters and loved to dominate media scrums and press conferences

Police chase ends in two arrests

Suspects in stolen truck evade RCMP from Alberta border to Clearwater area

Barriere family airlifted to Vancouver due to carbon monoxide exposure have now returned home

A family of five from Barriere was transported to Vancouver for medical… Continue reading

TNRD renews Dangerous Dogs Contract for area

Highlights from the Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD) Board of Directors’ meeting of Nov. 22

Milobar wants to see details of NDP’s Clean BC Plan

Jessica Wallace Kamloops This Week Environment advocates call for action from Prime… Continue reading

VIDEO: Ex-NASA engineer pranks mail thieves with glitter bomb trap

Package thefts are common this time of year, but YouTuber Mark Rober used his engineering skills

FortisBC says you can return to normal gas use following pipeline fire

Utility says increased pipeline capacity, warmer weather have allowed supply to reach normal levels

CSIS collected info on peaceful groups, but only in pursuit of threats: watchdog

Security Intelligence Review Committee says fears unjustified after reviewing evidence, testimony

Canada ranks 16th on annual gender gap list

This is the second year Canada has placed 16th in the World Economic Forum’s list

VIDEO: Tornado rips through city west of Seattle

Reports indicate five to seven homes damaged in Port Orchard, Wash.

Trial date postponed for man charged with killing Abbotsford police officer

Oscar Arfmann’s trial pushed back from January to May 2019

Privacy watchdog says legal cannabis buyers should use cash, not credit

Some countries could bar entry to individuals if they know they have purchased cannabis

‘A start:’ Alberta critical of Ottawa’s $1.6B package for ailing energy sector

A further $150 million is to be used for clean growth and infrastructure projects

New B.C. Lions coach DeVone Claybrooks adds eight to coaching staff

DeVone Claybrooks has filled out his staff for the 2019 season

Most Read