Lifting Each Other Up: Pink Week 2022

This year the Senior School embraced Pink Week initiatives focusing on the Pink Shirt Day theme ‘Lift Each Other Up’! For the week of February 21st, Teacher Advisor Groups (TAG) in the Senior School engaged in daily conversations about anti-bullying, allyship, kindness, and connection to our school values of Integrity, Empathy, Responsibility, Respect, and Courage. On February 23rd, National Pink Shirt Day, senior and junior students came together in classrooms, on the field, and in the playground to participate in small group activities. The sun was shining that day and you could feel a strong sense of community.

Heartfelt thanks to our Head Student Sophie, Class of ‘22, and Ms. Beck, one of our amazing counsellors, who oversaw the week and its initiatives. Thank you also to our Grade 8-11 Class Presidents for their leadership – Fiona & Cameron (Grade 8), Sophie & Ruby (Grade 9), Jessica D & Jessica H (Grade 10), Lauren & Julia (Grade 11) – and Mrs. Murray, our Class President Teacher Sponsor. Many thanks as well to all of our Senior School Teacher Advisory Group (TAG) and Junior School Homeroom teachers who supported our students in these sessions, and to all of our students for their participation!

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Pink Shirt Day: #LiftEachOtherUp

York House staff and students wore their Pink Shirts for Pink Shirt Day. This year’s theme was once again “LiftEachOtherUp”. This day helps raise awareness about bullying in schools, workplaces, and online.

When we all wear a pink shirt on this day we demonstrate that we, as a community, will show one another love and kindness and that we will not tolerate bullying of any kind. Pink Shirt Day reminds us to be “upstanders” and not bystanders. Say no to bullying, and yes to allyship!

Visit www.pinkshirtday.ca/resources for more information and resources.