“Shaping Safer Schools” – Survey by the Swansea PS Safe School Committee

“Shaping Safer Schools”: Parent/Guardian Perspectives

One of the goals of the  Swansea Public School’s Safe Schools Committee is to provide learning environments that are safe, nurturing, positive and respectful. To build a safe and caring school community, the committee would like to hear from you in order to develop and implement initiatives to ensure that they meet their goals.

They have developed a short online survey for parents/guardians at Swansea. It is designed to help them evaluate how safe your child feels at school. In December 2008 they also surveyed the children to get their feedback. The information they gather will be used to target initiatives and to serve as a baseline for assessing the effectiveness of the programs they implement.

Please familiarize yourself with the definitions below and respond to a short survey for parents/guardians. We appreciate your input!

What is bullying?

Bullying is a form of repeated, aggressive, unwanted behaviour. Bullying can take many forms. It can be:

– physical (tripping, pushing, hitting)
– verbal (name-calling, mocking, making fun of someone, racist comments)
– social (excluding others, spreading rumours, gossip)
– Cyberbullying (the spread of hurtful comments or images by e-mail, instant messaging, setting up websites and/or videos (Youtube)).

Please click on the THIS LINK to access the survey in a separate window.

Thank you!

If you would like to share any additional comments or concerns pertaining to school safety, any aspect of this survey or to report an incident, please contact Faegi Bines, the principal of Swansea, at faegi.bines@tdsb.on.ca or call her at 416 393-9080.

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