PVNC schools to celebrate Safe and Caring Schools Week
One Kind Word
As Catholics, we believe that one kind word can make the world of a difference. We are called to love and celebrate one another, just as God loves and celebrates each one of us. We honour the inherent dignity of every person by treating one another with care, compassion, and respect. It is God’s desire for us to be kind to one another at all times. We have been chosen to do well for and be well to our sisters and brothers. “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” [Colossians 3:12]
During this Caring and Safe Schools week, we will be raising awareness of the things all of us need to do to demonstrate care for each other, to keep our schools safe, to challenge the behaviours that threaten that safety, and to strengthen the climate of our school communities. All throughout the year, our Catholic schools are dedicated to nurturing safe and inclusive learning environments where every student is welcomed, valued, and respected.
There is a place for everyone. All are welcome, not only for one week or one month of the year but always: every single day. Let us strive, together, to make this truth a reality for everyone in our PVNC Catholic school communities. Let this beautiful image of our unity and diversity serve as a reminder that we are all wonderfully made.
Safe and Caring Schools Week
Five themes will help guide PVNC schools as the Board sets to celebrate Safe and Caring Schools Week, running Nov. 15 to 19.
Coinciding with the Ministry’s “Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week,” schools will take on activities that reinforce the ideas of spreading kindness, building resiliency and calming the mind.
From morning prayers to school-wide activities, the Board’s Wellness and Safe Schools Group has provided schools with a variety of resources to inspire students and educators.
The theme days are as follows:
Intentional Kindness for All – Monday, Nov. 15
Connecting Your Dots – Tuesday, Nov. 16
Caring Connections – Wednesday, Nov. 17
Be Kind Online – Thursday, Nov. 18
Reduce & Recharge – Friday, Nov. 19