Celebrations for Millstone River School!
PSI would like to celebrate Millstone River School in being the first school in the state of Jersey to become a member. We’d also like to share a deep appreciation and pride in March 1, 2005 being declared Peaceful School International Day in New Jersey to honour Millstone River School! After sharing with us the top place papers from their essay contest about peace in their schools it’s easy to see the dedication to creating a peaceful environment. Students speak of the helpfulness of teachers, the friendliness of students and the safety of the school environment which helps them excel at school and maintain their own peace in day-to-day life. Congratulations Millstone Rive School!
Practicing Peace at Ivan Goran Kovacic School!
Peaceful Schools has received a delightful letter from our member school in Niska Banja, Serbia, Ivan Goran Kovacic School. It always gives us great pleasure seeing what each school is doing to create their own culture of peace and we’d like to share their hard work with you!
Over the past school year Ivan Goran Kovacic School has participated in activities that promote empathy, acceptance and friendship. Some of their successes have been fundraising money for students that come from low income families, building skills for peaceful conflict resolution through theatre and creating their own tree of friendship to celebrate their school’s love and kindness! These are only a handful of the many other activities the school has participated in over the past year, below are a few pictures highlighting their work.
Member Schools Promote Peace!
Photo of Kells Elementary’s Peace Ambassadors’ poster used during their No Name Calling Week to encourage fellow students to not call each other names!
Photo of Apple of God’s Eye International Academy trying out January’s monthly idea “The Helping Hands Tree” in their school!
PSI and Saint Mary’s Sign an MOU
As of September 21st 2012 Peaceful Schools International has a new home! On International Peace Day PSI celebrated by formalizing the arrangement with Saint Mary’s University, in Halifax Nova Scotia, with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding. Both parties are very excited about the new dimension of partnership and the beautiful new office that PSI now calls home!
Here is a link highlighting the event and grand opening: http://www.smu.ca/newsreleases/2012/september/home-sweet-peaceful-home.html
Above: Saint Mary’s President Dr. Colin Dodds and Heather Harris, President of Peaceful School International
An interview with Nadeem Ghazi, PSI Regional Coordinator in Pakistan: