Every year, RMS participates in Anti-Bullying Week to help raise awareness and educate our students about what bullying is and how to prevent bullying from taking place. This year’s Anti-Bullying week focused on Friendship; what it means to be a good friend, how we can stand up for and support our friends when needed.
This year, more than ever, we’ve witnessed the positive power that society can have when we come together to tackle a common challenge.
Working Together to Prevent Bullying
Anti-Bullying Week is no different. Bullying has a long lasting effect on those who experience and witness it. But by channeling our collective power, through shared efforts and shared ambitions, we can reduce bullying together. From parents and caregivers, to teachers and politicians, to children and young people, we all have a part to play in coming together to make a difference. We’re all a piece in the puzzle, and together, we’re united against bullying.
Monday, November 16, 2020
This very important week started off on Monday, November 16th, 2020 with students wearing the colour yellow, the colour of friendship, to help support the importance of being a friend at Rowntree. Classes created anti-bullying posters and then hung their finished posters up around our school Campuses. Our younger Pre-Kindergarten and Grade 1 students worked on anti-bullying crafts to display on their class bulletin boards.
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
On Tuesday, our grade 6 students made a special announcement about Anti-Bullying Week, and then played a beautiful friendship song for their fellow classmates. Our youngers students practiced their dance moves to an anti-bullying song and our RMS’ music teachers led our grades 3 to 8 students and helped them create their very own original anti-bullying songs.
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
On Wednesday, students learned about the importance of being a good friend and standing up for their fellow classmates. Students were encouraged to leave a message for a classmate letting them know that they are there for them and that they suppor them. Additionally, our older RMS students learned how they can stand up against social media bullying/online/cyber bulling and messenger/chat bullying.
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Thursday’s activities focused on students taking an anti-bullying pledge. Additionally, students from grades 1 to 8 read the Anti-Bullying pledge out loud and then signed an online pledge. All students that signed this pledge received a personalized Anti-Bullying certificate.
Friday, November 20, 2020
Friday will mark the end of Anti-Bullying Week and RMS students will be wearing pink shirts to honour Pink Shirt Day. Also, all students will learn about the history and importance of this day. Further, students will also be creating pink shirts using a special template and will be encouraged to write inspirational quotes in honour of Anti-Bullying Week and marking the end of this very special week.