For the month of June Peaceful Schools International encouraged its member schools to share some of the activities that were done in their schools to help maintain a Culture of Peace all year long! Here is an example:
A Safe and Caring Amalgamated Academy
School today is much more than reading, writing and arithmetic and the Safe and Caring School Committee of Amalgamated Academy is ensuring that this is the case. Character development is such an important aspect of school life and events that help shape this are the ones that you will remember in the years to come. Many events have been held at Amalgamated over this school year. For example, we have had our Anti-bullying Stand Up Assembly, a Grade 9 Job Shadowing Day and a Newfoundland Cultural Day where we were joined by musicians Jim Payne and Fergus O’Byrne. On-going is also our Roots of Empathy program in Ms. Ryan’s Grade 4 class. Just recently the Safe and Caring student committee held a Good News Café at the Pentecostal Seniors Home in Clarke’s Beach, where the students put off a concert complete with singing, guitars, violin, accordion, piano, poetry and food (of course). In the weeks to come we have RMCP officer John Clarke coming in to present to the Grade 8 and 9 students on Internet Safety and he will be back again the following month to present on Drug and Alcohol Awareness. As well, in the near future we have two community members coming into the school to speak to our students about their upcoming Nicaragua visit. This is just a small sample of the many events that are occurring at our busy school. If you are interested in joining Amalgamated’s Safe and caring committee, feel free to contact the school at any time.