We believe that a collaborative approach is needed to provide positive learning environments for all students. Our staff, families and caregivers are partners in every student’s learning journey. We have implemented strategies that support the well-being of all of our partners.
We embrace an attitude of care and support when it comes to our students and staff. It’s clear to see that they carry these same goals with them in their learning and work in our schools.
In February, we spoke with two student members of Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate and Vocational School (KCI)’s African Heritage Club, Imani and Rahaf about what Black History Month means to them. The club organized a weekly virtual conference series, in addition to posting a selection of engaging and educational content on their Instagram account in February. Both students talked about the importance of continuing this learning and growth year-round, and not just for Black History Month.
Also in February, Shreya Gupta, a Grade 6 student, fundraised for Pink Shirt Day with her book, Flamingo Feet. The book tells the story of Aria, a young girl who encounters and overcomes bullying in her jazz dancing classes. All proceeds raised by the sales of the book throughout the month of February were donated to support anti-bullying work
Anna, a Grade 12 student at Bluevale Collegiate Institute (BCI) put her hair on the line to raise funds for Rainbow Railroad, an organization that helps LGBTQI people seek safe haven from violence and persecution. Quickly surpassing her first goal of $1,000 nearly 8 times over, Anna was excited to get out the hair clippers in support of a cause she cared about.