St. Thérèse of Lisieux School is committed to creating a safe, inclusive and positive learning environment for all students. Our School Mental Health Team, along with our Health Action Team are pleased to promote #HookedOnKindness for our Bullying and Prevention week this year from November 21-25, 2022.
Monday – “HOOKED ON KINDNESS” campaign begins!
Spirit Shirt Day! Students can wear their spirit shirts or black and yellow to kick off our campaign. Uniform bottoms.
Students get “caught” in an act of kindness. These acts are written on a fish and displayed in the front hallway of the school. Daily announcements begin from our Health Action Team about Bullying & Kindness.
Teachers lead their students on the following:
FDK-Grade 2: “PUT UP” CHALLENGE (TOOLS 4 LIFE) LESSON PLAN: KINDNESS IS MY SUPERPOWER
Grades 3-5: HIGH-FIVE TO FRIENDSHIP
Grades 6-8: ILLUSIONS – WELCOMING DIVERSITY (FAITH AND WELLNESS)
Tuesday - Students work on their follow-up posters & activities.
Wednesday – “CELEBRATE YOUR UNIQUE TALENT”
Students will be working on a “four finger” affirmation activity, celebrating their unique talents and attributes.
Thursday - “CULTURAL SHARING DAY” - embracing all family cultures and traditions. Students & staff are encouraged to bring in (clothing, photo, sharing something that represents their family culture) to share with their class community and to celebrate diversity.
Friday – PA Day – continue to “catch” acts of kindness at home with your family. Record these acts and celebrate each member of the family for their kindness.
Bullying behaviour is unacceptable. It is hurtful and never welcomed in our community. Students/parents/guardians are encouraged to report incidents of bullying. Recognizing that some individuals may not feel comfortable with direct reporting, the HWCDSB has set up a safe and anonymous way to report bullying. Students, parents/guardians and Catholic school community members can use the HWCDSB Anonymous Bullying Reporting Tool.
There are different forms of bullying which include:
Physical – hitting, shoving, stealing or damaging property
Verbal – name calling, mocking, or making sexist, racist or homophobic comments
Social – excluding others from a group or spreading gossip or rumours about them
Electronic (commonly known as cyberbullying) – spreading rumours and hurtful comments through the use of cellphones, e-mail, text messaging and through social media
As children grow and develop they continue to work on their social skills and building healthy relationships. Children learn to work through conflict and understand how to work on problems. Please continue to support your child as they work through social problems and understanding the difference between right and wrong. As parents, it is important to recognize whether your child is being bullied, or is the bully. The goal is to raise our children to be confident, caring, lifelong learners who are responsible citizens that love and serve God.
We all work together for our children.