The students wore their pink shirts on Feb. 24 to participate in Pink Shirt Day at Gordon F. Kells High School.
The origin of the day dates back to a small Canadian town in Nova Scotia where senior students made one small, but significant act supporting a fellow student. In 2007, Grade 12 students David Shepherd, Travis Price and a few friends saw that a Grade 9 student was being bullied for wearing a pink shirt on the first day of school.
They knew they had to do something to show that this kind of behaviour was not okay. They decided to go out and buy a bunch of pink shirts and hand them out to other students to wear. By the end of that week, most of the students in the school were wearing pink shirts to show support for the Grade 9 student who was bullied.
Pink Shirt Day reminds us that we need to work together to eliminate bullying. We need to respect each other, and practice kindness, instead of tearing each other down. It is the work of the students, staff, parents, and entire school community that will make a positive difference to bring an end to bullying.
A new reporting system called Edsby has been rolled out for parents to use. Its purpose is to improve electronic communication between school and home. When your child is unable to attend for any reason, please call or email the office or put in an absence through the Edsby app.
Contact the school if you haven’t received your password or are having problems logging onto the system. Remember, if you ever have questions or concerns to discuss with your child’s particular teachers, please email the teacher or contact the school.
All your school information can be found on the GF Kells website on the Southeast Cornerstone School Division’s website under the schools tab.