Programs

School events/activities for Bullying Awareness & Prevention Week

students demonstrating a restorative circle
Students demonstrate a restorative circle.
bucket drumming performers
The bucket drummers, with special guests.

Schools throughout Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board are hosting a variety of events, presentations, assemblies and activities to raise awareness of bullying prevention.

Deseronto Public School hosted a launch event for Bullying Awareness & Prevention Week. Students demonstrated a restorative circle and performed bucket drumming.

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Elementary Schools

Events for
Bullying Awareness & Prevention Week
November 18-24, 2012

Athol-South Marysburgh Public SchoolMonday: School assembly to launch the Bullying Awareness Week theme, read the book The Recess Queen and watch the short video called Don’t Laugh at Me.Tuesday to Friday: Classroom activities, home connections, home activities related to bullying awareness.
Bayside Public SchoolWednesday: Presentation by Canadian Olympic medalist Brian Price, who will speak about perseverance, determination and courage.
Bird’s Creek Public SchoolMonday: School assembly. Grade 4/5 students will teach the school the song What I Am by Will I Am. It has a message about staying strong and recognizing our strengths as individuals. Students will then draw on cut-outs to depict themselves and use one word to describe a character trait about them, such as caring, funny, brave, etc. The cut-outs be posted in the hall for all to see. Later in the week Constable Cox, Community Services Officer from Bancroft Ontario Provincial Police will be at the school to speak with students.
Breadner Elementary SchoolTuesday: Parent presentation 6:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. The guest speaker, Corporal Ryan, Community Relations Officer, will speak about drug awareness and cyberbullying.Thursday: Corporal Ryan will speak to Grades 5-8 students about cyberbullying.
C.M.L. Snider School‘Be Kind to Me Monday’ with a focus on kindness and empathy. Two students will read PSAs (public service announcements) over the PA system to share the importance of anti-bullying. All students will create a poster to illustrate the importance of being kind to one another and standing up for others. The posters will be displayed throughout the school. ‘T-Shirt’ Tuesday with a focus on equity and inclusivity. Students and staff will be encouraged to wear pink to represent the importance of inclusivity.‘Me to We Wednesday’ with a focus on the power of peers and student empowerment. Two students read a PSA over the PA system to share how students can take a stand and make their voice heard. All students will complete a poetry activity, completing a poem about how they can stand up, make a difference, make their voice heard.‘Think About It Thursday’ with a focus on respect, kindness, tolerance, and empowerment. School assembly to collectively speak to the importance of anti-bullying, standing up and making each individual voice heard for a safer, more respectful community (both inside the school, within Wellington, and online). At the end of the assembly, all students will take an anti-bullying pledge and sign the pledge banner which will hang in the school for the year
Coe Hill SchoolSchool assembly: Get B.I.G.” (Bullying is GONE).‘Superhero Moments’ for students to practise focusing and deep breathing. House recognition points for acts of valour. Morning announcement messages. Social Justice Begins with Me story and activities in each class. Picnic with the Principal for Primary students to eat lunch in principal’s office on floor, picnic style, to promote open, natural communication.
College Street Public SchoolFocus on friendship with younger students through games, songs and learning activities. Presentation by Jennifer Ronan, Public Health Nurse, on the PALS (Playground Activity Leaders) program, with a focus on co-operative and constructive play and activities, student led, in order to promote positive interactions among all students. Focus on bullying awareness with older students through activities and learning activities. Field trip to Centennial Secondary School on Wednesday to watch the Speak Up, Speak Out drama production by HPEDSB secondary school students about positive relationships and mental health awareness.
Deseronto Public SchoolMonday: Launch event for Bullying Awareness & Prevention Week.Daily: student-created public service announcements.Tuesday: Bullying awareness assembly with student presentations. Wednesday: Parent Networking Night, 6:30 p.m. Thursday: Bullying Awareness Poster Contest winners selected by student leaders.
Earl Prentice Public SchoolStudents will make a scrapbook person in their own likeness. Students will also read the story All it Takes is One Friend written by Heather Rankin, a former Earl Prentice PS teacher and illustrated by students.
Foxboro Public SchoolMonday: Parent and Bus Driver Bullying Awareness Workshop, 6:30 p.m.Tuesday: In-class Bullying Awareness Workshops for students in Grades 6 to 8. Wednesday: School Council meeting with a bullying awareness focus, 7:00 p.m. Thursday: Bus safety presentations, 2:00 p.m.
Frankford Public SchoolMonday: School assembly with Nick Foley of Celebrate the Hero, 2:00 p.m. Wednesday: Intermediate field trip to Centennial Secondary School on Wednesday to watch the Speak Up, Speak Out drama production by HPEDSB secondary school students about positive relationships and mental health awareness. Thursday: Presentation for 6 to 8 selected students on the PALS (Playground Activity Leaders) program, with a focus on co-operative and constructive play and activities, student led, in order to promote positive interactions among all students. Saturday: Frankford Santa Claus parade.
Harmony Public SchoolMonday: Light Up Harmony character development presentation at the Board Meeting (hosted at Harmony PS). All week: The student leadership team will train with a leadership class from Quinte Secondary School to learn how to facilitate activities in the classroom that have a bullying awareness theme. Classroom teachers will use the Social Justice Begins with Me picture book to promote the anti-bullying theme.
Hillcrest SchoolAll week: Daily announcements about bullying prevention and awareness. Shared reading of books, discussions and writing about the topic at the various grade levels. Grade 4/5 students will participate in team building activities that have a bullying awareness theme led by leadership students from Quinte Secondary.
Kente Public SchoolMonday: School assembly with Nick Foley of Celebrate the Hero. This program celebrates acts, big and small, that make a positive difference in the lives of others. Student leadership teams have written public service announcements and Grade 8 ‘bully ninjas’ will make an appearance in each classroom!
Madoc Public SchoolMonday: Constable Alana Deubel, Central Hastings Ontario Provincial Police, will visit Grade 6 and 8 classes to talk about the concept of an ‘upstander.’ All other classes have been asked to create a class Action Plan (attached) and do skits/announcements to practice being an upstander. Thursday: Terrific Kids Assembly with a focus on trustworthiness.
Madoc Township Public SchoolAll week: Weekly missions from Celebrate the Hero, a program celebrating acts, big and small, that make a positive difference in the lives of others. Staff is also being trained in restorative practices.
Marmora Senior Public SchoolMonday: Snow White and the Anti-bullying Show performance by Big Kids Entertainment, a Toronto theatre troupe, with classroom activities following. All week: The principal will meet with each class for a restorative circle on the topic of bullying prevention and awareness.
Maynooth Public SchoolAll week: Daily bullying awareness messages on the announcements created by Grade 6 leaders.
North Trenton Public SchoolPoster contest for all students. The winning entries will be made into a 2013-2014 calendar.‘Super Friends’ focus at the school.Invitation for all students and staff to take the school-wide Anti-Bullying Pledge. Invitation for each class to establish its own individual Safe, Caring, Respectful, and Inclusive Class Motto. Thursday: Participating in International Stand Up to Bullying Day and Pink Shirt Day. Friday: Safe, Caring, Respectful, and Inclusive School Community Celebration Assembly.
Park Dale SchoolPresentation for students on the PALS (Playground Activity Leaders) program, with a focus on co-operative and constructive play and activities, student led, in order to promote positive interactions among all students.
Pinecrest Memorial ElementaryAll week: All students will be involved in literature-based art activities, with a theme of Putting a Face on Bullying.Monday and Tuesday: Susan Davies, HPEDSB Arts Coordinator, and community artists Marg McIntyre and Andrea Piller doing art-based activities. Thursday: Pink Shirt Day assembly. Grade 8 students have written scripts and filmed student testimonials related to the impacts of bullying on their lives. They will compile their work into a finished video, which will premier during this assembly. The Grade 5/6 students will also perform an anti-bullying skit.
Prince Charles School (Belleville)All week: The focus will be STAND UP- Be the Change! A different message will be promoted on the announcements and in classrooms each day. Get the Facts Monday: Assembly for Junior and Senior Kindergarten students based on a book about inclusion. The rest of the students will take a ‘fact or fiction’ quiz about bullying.Speaking Out in Our Community Tuesday: Bullying is not kids being kids. Students will learn to use their voices and use their power. Stop Cyberbullying Wednesday: Students will discuss strategies to protect themselves online and reflect on how to respect people online.
Prince of Wales Public SchoolAll week: Classroom discussions and literacy activities related to bullying awareness and prevention.
Queen Elizabeth Public School (Belleville)We Create Change Penny Drive: 2,500 pennies equals one person’s access to fresh drinking water. Kindness Awards presented at the Terrific Kids Assembly.Thursday: Pink Day! Grade 7 and 8 students are writing letters to an anonymous person where the students are telling the bully how the bully’s actions can make someone feel and what by bully can do to prevent bullying from occurring again. These students have already created bullying awareness videos which will be shown to the whole school. Grade 3 students are learning ‘have you filled a bucket today?’ They have each created a bucket and will fill them with notes describing the nice/kind things someone in the class has said or done for them.
Queen Elizabeth Public School (Picton)Monday: Students will begin to create public service posters and videos about bullying awareness. Tuesday: Grade 7/8 students attending an anti-bullying performance at Prince Edward Collegiate Institute, created by the PECI Drama students. Wednesday: Anti-bullying scavenger hunt throughout the day. Friday: Black Day, students wear black as a commitment against bullying. Anti-bullying activities at recess in Junior and Intermediate yards. 12:10 p.m. Thursday: Anti-bullying assembly to watch the student-produced videos and school-wide messages and contracts to commit to anti-bullying for all students and staff.
Queen Elizabeth Public School (Trenton)Poster contest for all students. The winning entries will be made into a 2013-2014 calendar.Invitation for all students and staff to take the school-wide Anti-Bullying Pledge. Invitation for each class to establish its own individual Safe, Caring, Respectful, and Inclusive Class Motto. Wednesday: Intermediate field trip to Centennial Secondary School on Wednesday to watch the Speak Up, Speak Out drama production by HPEDSB secondary school students about positive relationships and mental health awareness. Thursday: Participating in International Stand Up to Bullying Day and Pink Shirt Day. Friday: Safe, Caring, Respectful, and Inclusive School Community Celebration Assembly.
Queen Victoria SchoolTuesday: School assembly to review the school-wide anti-bullying pledge and to watch the video Don’t Laugh at Me. Hug necklaces: Each student and staff member will receive a necklace (long piece of yarn) and some smaller pieces (hugs). When a student recognizes another student doing something kind for someone else, they are able to give them a smaller piece of yarn (hug) to tie to their necklace. Kindness Tree: Staff will be given kindness tickets to give to a student who has done something helpful or kind. Tickets will be collected at the end of each day and be read by the principal on the announcements the following day then added to the Kindness Tree in the front foyer.
S.H. Connor SchoolWednesday: Constable Alana Deubel, Central Hastings Ontario Provincial Police, will speak with Grade 6 and 8 students about “Turn a BULLY around . . . Youth Lending Leadership, Understanding and Bravery.” This presentation will focus on personal attributes/characteristic of empathy, respect, offering tolerance, confronting fear/intimidation, demonstrating bravery to do what is right.
Sir John. A. MacDonald SchoolAll week: Students will review the Power of One oath and use it as a focus for drama and language activities. Students are encouraged to wear purple all week. Wednesday: Grade 7 and 8 field trip to Centennial Secondary School to watch the Speak Up, Speak Out drama production by HPEDSB secondary school students about positive relationships and mental health awareness. Thursday: School Spirit Day and Christmas Sharing Day. Caring about others is a positive way to prevent bullying, and be more inclusive students and citizens in the world. House Teams (students) are asked to donate non-perishable food items to see which house will build the tallest structure.
Sophiasburgh Central SchoolTuesday: Grade 7/8 students attending an anti-bullying performance at Prince Edward Collegiate Institute, created by the PECI Drama students. This will also be Pink Shirt Day to raise awareness about bullying.
Stirling Primary and Junior SchoolsMonday: School assembly to raise awareness of bullying prevention, read the book A Chance to Shine, and learn a song that complements the book. All week: Classroom and home activities on the bullying awareness theme.
Stirling Senior SchoolMonday: School assembly featuring the Light Up Your World program.Wednesday: Grade 8 field trip to Centennial Secondary School to watch the Speak Up, Speak Out drama production by HPEDSB secondary school students about positive relationships and mental health awareness.
Susanna Moodie Elementary SchoolAll week: The school theme is “Imagine.” Each class received a copy of the book Ghandi’s Glassesto be used throughout the year as a discussion point to explore social justice issues which affect students in their everyday lives. Monday: Presentation by Drew Dudley to Grade 6, 7, and 8 students. He has appeared on Ted Talks, and helps students explore the concept of leadership and what it means to them. Wednesday: School assembly to share what students have learned about how to make a difference in the community through discussions about Ghandi’s Glasses. All students will wear paper glass frames which symbolize how they see the world through Ghandi’s eyes.
Tweed-Hungerford Senior Public SchoolWednesday: Constable Alana Deubel, Central Hastings Ontario Provincial Police, will speak with Grade 6 and 8 students about “Turn a BULLY around . . . Youth Lending Leadership, Understanding and Bravery.” This presentation will focus on personal attributes/characteristic of empathy, respect, offering tolerance, confronting fear/intimidation, demonstrating bravery to do what is right.
Tyendinaga Public SchoolAll week: Theme of Kindness is Contagious. Classroom activities and literacy connections to this theme, student announcements, and students creating artwork about bullying awareness. Blue and White Spirit Day.
York River Public SchoolAll week: Students will decorate their classroom door to raise awareness about bullying prevention. The design must include the words Be Kind to Me, must be positive, colourful and include the colour pink, and have one tip about bullying.

SECONDARY SCHOOLS

EVENTS

Bayside Secondary SchoolAll week: Activities and announcements to raise awareness of bullying prevention.Wednesday: Presentation by Canadian Olympic medalist Brian Price, who will speak about perseverance, determination and courage.
Centennial Secondary SchoolWednesday: Host school for the Speak Up, Speak Out drama production by HPEDSB secondary school students about positive relationships and mental health awareness.
Centre Hastings Secondary SchoolWednesday: Students performing in the Speak Up, Speak Out drama production by HPEDSB secondary school students about positive relationships and mental health awareness at Centennial Secondary School.
Moira Secondary SchoolWednesday: Students performing in the Speak Up, Speak Out drama production by HPEDSB secondary school students about positive relationships and mental health awareness at Centennial Secondary School
North Hastings High SchoolMonday: School assembly to raise awareness of bullying prevention. All week: Student-led public service announcements.Friday: Pink T-shirt Day.
Prince Edward Collegiate InstituteTuesday: Performance of a student-created drama performance with an anti-bullying theme for Grade 7 and 8 feeder school students on Nov. 20. All week: Daily critical thoughts shared over the morning announcements and Twitter to create reflection and invoke discussion.
Student-created PSA posters featuring positive messaging, and reflective comments created to encourage students to think critically about what they are saying to others in an effort to create a positive school culture, will be posted throughout the school. Activities focused around anti-bullying in a relevant/real world context.
Quinte Secondary SchoolLeadership students are working with students in Grades 4 to 8 from feeder schools to provide activities related to bullying awareness. Kindness Wall in the school each day where students can write kind words about other students. Wednesday: “Celebrate the Hero” assembly, with Nick Foley.
Trenton High SchoolAll week: Promoting Day of Pink, which will occur in April 2013.Tuesday: Vow of Silence Day where interested students can participate in being silent all day out of respect for victims of bullying who feel silenced every day.
Last updated: November 19, 2012 at 3:37 pm