Safe Schools

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2024-2025 Safe and Inclusive School Planlearning triangle

Our school is committed to providing all students with a safe, caring, and inclusive learning environment free from bullying and harassment that promotes respect, acceptance, and empathy.

Staff, students, parents and caregivers, and community partners will work together as a team to help make our school safe and welcoming for everyone.

The Safe and Inclusive School Plan highlights some of the key actions that our school community will put in place as part of our bullying prevention and intervention efforts.

Key Priorities and Goals

This year we are focusing on cultivating Social and Emotional Learning (SEL).

We are doing this to enhance students’ ability to understand and manage emotions, set, and achieve positive goals, feel empathy, establish and maintain positive relationships and make responsible decisions.

Key Actions or Strategies

  • Integrating SEL into the classroom through lessons that focus on executive function skills, self-awareness, relationship skills and responsible decision making.
  • Daily practices – activities such as morning meetings or mindfulness activities to set a positive tone and self-regulation strategies.
  • Establish clubs and committees where students can lead and participate in activities that celebrate diversity and promote inclusion.

Community and Home Connections

  • Ask your child about their feelings and experiences at school to foster emotional awareness and open communication.  Use prompts like “What was the best part of your day?” or “Did anything make you feel sad or happy today?” to encourage reflective conversations.
  • Try role-playing scenarios at home with your child to practice social situations, such as resolving conflicts, or showing empathy.
  • Check out books that highlight social and emotional themes and discuss the stories and characters’ choices and experiences.
  • Look at this resource: The Essential Conditions for Learning which promotes relationships, safety, connection, and regulation to support student learning. When students feel safe and connected to their teachers, their learning, their peers and the school community, they are better able to regulate, interact with others in healthy ways, and learn.