“Once again, this small gesture will go a long way in demonstrating our collective commitment to safe schools,” said Director of Education Norm Blaseg.
“We invite everyone in the community to join with us and wear pink on Thursday, Sept. 12.”
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.
“Stand Up Against Bullying Day” began in Nova Scotia where secondary school students Travis Price and David Shepherd arranged for dozens of their classmates to wear pink shirts in support of another student who had been bullied for wearing pink.
The province of Nova Scotia subsequently declared the second Thursday at the start of every school year to be “Stand Up Against Bullying Day.”
"The actions of these two young men, along with their fellow students who wore pink to school in support of another student, reverberated across Canada and here in Rainbow Schools,” said board chair Doreen Dewar.