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Rainbow Schools mark Day of Pink on Wednesday, April 10th

Students wearing pink

Rainbow Schools will wear pink on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 to mark the International Day of Pink, a day where communities unite against bullying, discrimination, homophobia and transphobia. Day of Pink is part of Rainbow District School Board’s ongoing efforts to build community and promote inclusion.

The Board celebrated its eleventh “Stand Up Against Bullying Day” last fall. “This small gesture demonstrated our commitment to providing safe schools for all,” says Director of Education Norm Blaseg. “Every initiative taken to promote safe and inclusive learning environments, including recognizing Day of Pink, is important.”

“By nurturing a strong partnership and opening up dialogues between the school, the home and the community, Rainbow Schools ensure that students receive an education that includes personal, social and citizenship development,” says Director Blaseg. “We are leaders in learning inspiring success for all students by reaching minds and touching hearts.”

Ten character traits, which are modeled, taught and expected in Rainbow Schools, provide the foundation for ongoing character development and the values of the Board – honesty, respect, empathy, responsibility, integrity, courtesy, resilience, acceptance, courage and co-operation.

The many character development programs and activities in Rainbow Schools complement the Board’s Code of Conduct, which promotes responsibility, respect, civility and academic excellence in a safe learning and teaching environment.

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Media Contact:

Nicole Charette, Senior Advisor,
Corporate Communications and Strategic Planning,
Rainbow District School Board, 705-674-3171, ext. 7217.

Photo:
Staff and students in Rainbow Schools will wear pink on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 to mark the International Day of Pink, a day where communities unite against bullying, discrimination, homophobia and transphobia. Alexander Public School students Margot Hoy-Riehl, left, Reese Leeson and Niamh McGill wore pink during the Board’s eleventh “Stand Up Against Bullying Day” this past September.