Welcoming, Caring, Respectful and Safe Learning Environments

Overview

Wolf Creek Public Schools is committed to providing a welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning and working environment that respects diversity and fosters a sense of belonging. Each student and staff member within the Division has the right to learn and work in facilities that promote equality of opportunity, dignity and respect.

When the schools have positive climates, all members of the school community feel safe, included, accepted and actively promote positive behaviours and interactions with each other.

The Board is also obligated to protect all students and staff from harassment, discrimination, and violence or threat thereof during the Division’s school-related activities. All those involved with the Division including trustees, employees, students, parents, volunteers, contractors and visitors must share in the responsibility for eliminating bullying, discrimination, harassment, and violence. The Board prohibits bullying, harassment, discriminatory, and violent behaviors and expects allegations of such behaviors to be investigated in a timely and respectful manner.

Initiatives

CODE OF CONDUCT

All students are guided by a Code of Conduct and are expected to demonstrate respect for human rights and social justice.  

IN-SCHOOL SUPPORT

Every school has a staff member trained as a Safe Advisor to:

  • consult, support, and advocate for sexual and gender minority and questioning students and their families to feel safe, valued, respected, and fully included in their school community
  • encourage these students and families to actively participate and positively contribute to their schools and communities without fear for their personal safety or wellbeing
  • share professional resources and information on sexual orientation and gender identity topics with staff, students, and the larger school community

Events

BULLY AWARENESS AND PREVENTION WEEK

Across Wolf Creek Public Schools, the third week of November is recognized as Bully Awareness and Prevention week.  The goal is to increase awareness around the importance of preventing bullying and promoting healthy relationships. Bullying can affect anyone, whether it be in schools, workplaces, communities and online. Bullying creates fear and threatens the safety and well-being of individuals, families and society as a whole. When bullying happens, everyone suffers.  To decrease or eliminate bullying behaviours, we need to work together to create a society built on healthy and respectful relationships.

ORANGE SHIRT DAY

Each year, Wolf Creek Public Schools recognizes and participates in Orange Shirt day to honor those who attended residential schools and experienced various forms of bullying and racism.  This is an opportunity for schools to talk about anti-racism and anti-bullying with students across the district.

Supporting Students, Staff and Families

Information on how we support our LGBTQ students, staff and families.