GECDSB: Bullying Prevention and Awareness Week
November 19th – 23 is Bullying Awareness and prevention Week in Ontario.
During the week, the Greater Essex District County District School Board will reaffirm its commitment to restorative approaches, which have their roots in teachings of Indigenous peoples from around the world.
Elementary students throughout the GECDSB will be encouraged to reflect upon the role they can each play in being a friend to one another and to themselves. The curriculum based resource kit, “Social Justice Begins With Me” will be supplemented by 3 new literary resources, “Kicking the Elephant’s Ankle” and Why are All the Taxi Drivers….?” By Chris D’Souza as well as “Rory’s Rainbow” by Melissa Piva.
Ms. Piva will be doing book readings and discussions during the week at schools about the importance of kindness and respect.
In secondary schools the emphasis will be on student leadership and the power students have to improve their own school experiences.
For more information contact GECDSB Equity and Inclusion Officer, Rachel Olivero @ 519-255-3200 ext. 10213.