This week is recognized across Canada as Bullying Awareness week. At St. Anne, we will kick off the week with a school wide presentation developed by several grades. There will be a big welcome as students gather into the gym on Monday morning. The grade 7 and 8 students will form a human bridge to signify unity and that they are looking out for their peers all the while, while the grade 6 students will be chanting bullying awareness chants to promote school spirit. The Masters of Ceremony, Alessandra and Uchechi, will give a brief introduction about bullying, what it means, the implications, what students can do if they are being bullied or if they are the bully.
The presentation will continue with performances by various students. Julia, Christina, Daniela, Emily, Michael, Christina P. have choreographed and will perform a dance to ‘You Say’ by Lauren Daigle. This song reminds us that when we are in a troubled place, when we feel down, confused or unhappy, we should always remember that God is there by our side to pick us up and carry us through our most difficult times. The Grade 6 class will perform a piece choreographed to Michael Jackson’s song, “Man in the Mirror”. This song focuses on homelessness and how the author vowed to change the conditions of poverty starting with the man in the mirror or rather himself. In a similar way, we ask, “Why don’t we put an end to bullying starting with the man in the mirror?” Let it begin with us.
Finally, the presentation will close with a video message from all the intermediate students.
The first day will set the tone for the week, but it does not end there. The school will gather in their Tribes Families after recess to complete various bullying awareness activities.
Throughout the week there will be announcements and thoughtful reflections over the P.A Teachers will follow up by encouraging meaningful discussions with their students in their classrooms. The week will end with invitation for all to wear something purple day on Friday to stand up against bullying.
Join us Monday, November 18@9:20 a.m.! All are welcome!