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Caring & Respect

Caring - Show compassion of kindness toward others.

The morning of Monday, January 24, 2010, was a special learning time for both staff and students at Whitehorn.  All classroom teachers had the opportunity to meet with representatives from the Ministry of Education to discuss ways to improve teaching and learning for our students.  At the same time, students had the pleasure of attending a “Stand Up For Respect” assembly, an interactive presentation which supports our school-wide initiative of implementing the Character Education program.

During the “Stand Up for Respect” assembly, the school gym was transformed into an on-location studio for ATFM’s live radio program, featuring the animated DJ, Benny. Through songs and videos, Benny engaged the students as they learned all about what it means to show respect.  He created meaningful scenarios that our students could relate and respond to.  Benny incorporated role-play to demonstrate how to prevent and deal with bullying, featuring our very own Grade 5 students: Amber, Ethan, Gukaran, Ladursa, Sarah and Varun. The themes of inclusion, acceptance and fairness were highlighted, and students eagerly participated in the discussion and singing. We hope that students will make this powerful message become a reality as they work and play at school and in the larger community.