Carrie Alexander and Paige Bachuk, Counselors from Ecole McIsaac School and students Cassidy Alexander and Niki Keramydas reported on What We Know About Bullying. The school formed the anti-bullying committee three years ago facing a few challenges with the model to get students K to 8 educated on what bullying is and what it isn’t. All staff were in favor of the Raising Respect Program although it wasn’t offered in a bilingual curriculum. This has led to success throughout the entire school and students are encouraged to set a positive example daily through the Caught You Caring initiative. Students are recognized for being kind and have an opportunity at winning monthly prizes. The presentation concluded with a short video and the statement that the Board and community should be aware of the hard work the school is doing to put an end to bullying.
In other news Brandon Kolt has been chosen to receive the Region Four Student Citizenship Award. He will be one of six finalists to be considered for the Association of Manitoba Municipalities George Harbottle Memorial Award. Brandon will be attending the Celebration of Success event later this month in Winnipeg.