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School Climate

The school climate is the learning environment and relationships found within a school and school community.

A positive school climate exists when all members of the school community feel safe, included, and accepted, and actively promote positive behaviours and interactions. Principles of equity and inclusive education are embedded in the learning environment to support a positive school climate and a culture of mutual respect. A positive school climate is a crucial component of the prevention of inappropriate behaviour.

Bullying prevention and intervention is about more than just eliminating bullying. It also promotes the development of healthy relationships. Healthy relationships involve respectful interactions between people, whether face-to-face or online. The goal is to help ensure that all students have healthy, safe, respectful and caring relationships with everyone in their lives.

Teachers, parents, and other adults support and act as role models for children by showing them how healthy relationships can work. Children’s positive relationships with other children depend on positive relationships with adults. Students who are able to have healthy relationships will be less likely to bully others, will be more likely to support students who are bullied, and will be better able to reach their educational goals. Promoting healthy relationships is a key way to prevent bullying and create a safe and accepting school climate.

School Climate Surveys

Every two years, all TDSB schools survey their students, staff and parents to gather feedback on how safe, accepting, inclusive and equitable their school community is.

The surveys are anonymous and aim to collect information on how well students, staff and parents are educated about bullying, about diverse social identities and creating a culture of acceptance and inclusion, about how comfortable students are reporting safety concerns, how responsive school teams are dealing with safety and equity issues,  how well staff are trained to respond to issues of bulling and inequity and how parents are engaged with the schools actions to improve safety and building positive school climates.

Our Mission
To enable all students to reach high levels of achievement and well-being
and to acquire the knowledge, skills
and values they need to become responsible, contributing members of
a democratic and sustainable society.
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