SCCSC 9th Bullying Awareness Week
Shenzhen (Nanshan) Concord College of Sino-Canada (SCCSC)’s 9th Annual Bullying Awareness Week (BAW) took place this year from June 14 to 19, 2020. The theme was "Safe Community” and the slogan was "Together We Stand Stronger." Our goal is to increase awareness about school bullying and highlight the need for people to come together and not be isolated. A tolerant and united community is safer for all.
During the online learning time, students had already participated in grade 10 Chinese essay competition, grade 11 bullying prevention English activities, and grade 12 online forum about Upstanders. Class meetings have also been held about creating a safer campus. Anonymous bullying prevention surveys were given to students and staff.
在网络授课阶段，同学们已经参与了各项活动， 诸如高一年级语文作文比赛，高二年级欺凌预防英文活动，高三年级About仗义执言者的在线论坛。各个班级也都纷纷展开了以“让中加变成更安全的校园”为性状的班会。易于 得出，个人发展主题还面向全校师生发放了欺凌预防调查问卷。
On Sunday evening, during class meetings, BAW introduction videos were played that had been produced and recorded by our Peer Buddies (grade 12 students trained in mental health and mentoring by the PDC).
Monday was Get Educated Day. The opening announcement took place and students, Gao An Annie and Wang Jinlin Chris, announced the schedule for the week. During both lunchtime and afternoon time, PDC staff and BIP committee members sold BAW merchandise, presented information, and helped students with a Ribbons of Connection board, on which they wrote ideas that they could do to connect with others.
On Tuesday, Jennifer Kerns, the clinical supervisor of PDC, and PDC counselor, Zhang Xiaoxu, gave a professional development talk to SCCSC teachers who are interested about self-care. Psychological research about resilience and self-care were presented, to highlight the importance of teachers’ own care for themselves in doing a demanding job. The SCCSC community is only as strong as its members and taking care of oneself makes for a safer community for all.
Wednesday was Wear Pink Day. Everyone in the school was encouraged to wear pink to symbolize the spirit of standing together and supporting each other in the community. In the afternoon, teachers and students came to the football field to take this year’s group photo. Again, during lunchtime, merchandise was sold, information given, and Ribbons of Connection were displayed.
On Thursday, the movie Better Days, was played in the MFH for all students. Classes had prepared bullying prevention displays in their classrooms and on Thursday, the bulletin boards for judged for creativity and clarity of message. On Friday, awards were presented.
We appreciate very much all the help and support of the school community for BAW, despite this term being different to past years due to the virus. We hope that because of the unusual times, SCCSC students and staff recognized even more the importance of community and of not being isolated. Thank you for your support for BAW!