IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS
Today, our Dufferin-Peel Catholic Schools and board facilities fly their flags at half-staff, in memory of the victims of the shootings at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Quebec in Ste. Foy, Quebec.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Muslim community both in Quebec, and across the world. As we share our prayers, we must also remember to stand, in solidarity, with our Muslim brothers and sisters. Every member of our community is entitled to feel safe, accepted and included. Acts of violence, such as this shooting in a place of worship, undermine the human dignity of the person and upon which the very fabric that our Canadian society has been built. We will continue as a caring Catholic community to minister to all our members and share the call to unity;
“There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus.”
We ask you to remember in your prayers, any of our brothers and sisters who are persecuted because of their faith, but most especially, the victims and their families, and all members of the Centre Culturel Islamique de Quebec.
Prince of Peace, today we pray for peace in our hearts, in our minds and in our actions. In a world struggling to find meaning and often finds itself witnessing deliberate acts of violence, help us be peacemakers. Grant us the wisdom, insight and prudence to resolve issues and conflicts without violence. Grant us the vision to recognize that we are all unique and different. Help us to see the commonality rooted in our humanity, dignity and worth. Help us to embrace the model that you lived and to love one another as you continue to love us.
(based on a prayer from 365 prayers for Catholic schools and parish youth groups, Novalis, 2016)
Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations:
A discerning believer formed in the Catholic faith community who celebrates the signs and sacred mysteries of God’s presence through word, sacrament, prayer, forgiveness, reflection and moral living;
An effective communicator who speaks, writes and listens honestly and sensitively, responding critically in light of gospel values;
A reflective, creative and holistic thinker who solves problems and makes responsible decisions with an informed moral conscience for the common good;
A self-directed, responsible, life-long learner who develops and demonstrates his/her God-given potential;
A collaborative contributor who finds meaning, dignity and vocation in work which respects the rights of all and contributes to the common good;
A caring family member who attends to family, school, parish, and the wider community;
A responsible citizen who gives witness to Catholic social teaching by promoting peace, justice and the sacredness of human life.
Safety First When dropping Students off at School
The safety of all children and staff must be considered as paramount at all times when dropping students off at school. The number of serious incidents related to traffic circulation at the front of the school and in the Kiss and Ride area during morning arrival and afternoon dismissal has risen. These incidents include vehicles entering the site in the wrong direction, parking and pulling out of no parking zones, parking in bus lanes, to name a few.It is imperative that all parents and guardians who drive their children to school adhere to the traffic circulation plan and comply with the traffic and parking signage on the site. It is equally imperative that all drivers follow the direction of staff managing the traffic circulation on the school site. Thank you for your consideration and co-operation with this important matter. _________________________________________________________________
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At Divine Mercy, students have an option to report Bullying Incidents directly to the Principal. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY the message below and then click on the ONLINE REPORTING TOOL LINK if you wish to report an incident to the Principal.
ONLINE REPORTING TOOL
WE ARE CALLED BY GOD
Help one another. This is what Jesus teaches us. This is what I do. And I do it with my heart.
The Online Reporting Tool: Promoting a Positive School Climate is intended for students who become aware of bullying incidents and negative behaviours impacting the school community. It is designed to provide information that will help promote a positive school climate. If you have any questions about this tool too, please contact the Principal and/or Vice-Principal.
WHAT IF THIS IS AN EMERGENCY?
If this is an emergency, please call 911.This form is intended for non-emergencies.
WHAT IF IT'S A CRIMINAL MATTER?
If you are posting to report a crime and/or reporting on a criminal matter, please contact your local police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
WHAT IF I JUST NEED TO TALK TO SOMEONE?
If you need to speak to a counsellor immediately, you may choose to contact the Kids Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868 or Kidshelpphone.ca.
WHAT OTHER STEPS CAN I TAKE?
Before completing this form, please discuss the incident with your family (parent/guardian). You can also talk to an adult at school that you feel you can trust. For example, this could be:
- a favourite Teacher - Child and Youth Worker or Social Worker - Chaplaincy Leader - school Principal or Vice-Principal - Neighbourhood Police Officer
IS THIS CONFIDENTIAL?
When you fill out this form, you are NOT REQUIRED to provide your name or any other identifiable information anywhere. If the information provided is limited, it may be dealt with in a general way as there is no means to respond specifically when there is limited information provided. DEPENDING ON THE KIND OF INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE, you may be identifiable. There is no guarantee of Anonymity when utilizing this tool.
In some cases, if you are identifiable based on the information provided, the school Principal/Vice-Principal may approach you to provide a little more information on a confidential basis. If you choose to identify yourself as part of the reporting process, the Principal/Vice-Principal may follow up with you directly.
WHAT ABOUT PEOPLE WHO MAKE FALSE REPORTS?
When we are called to seek The Good, it means that we are called to be kind. We are not called to hurt or to harm others - nor are we called to lie. In the event that an untrue or malicious statement about someone or something is reported, please know that it will be subject to possible discipline according to the Catholic Code of Conduct.
WILL PRINCIPALS KEEP THESE FORMS?
Yes. All reports filed will be securely stored by the school Principal and will be kept on file for one year.
I understand that any untrue or malicious claims are subject to discipline and will be dealt with accordingly and to the best of my knowledge, all of the information that I am providing in this report is true and accurate.
"Therefore encourage one another and build up each other, as indeed you are doing": 1 Thessalonians 5:11.
Please click on the following link below to access the link to our online reporting tool:
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