NEWS RELEASE · 28th April 2011
Rotary Club of Kitimat
The Rotary Club of Kitimat is calling on teachers, principals and vice principals to nominate their elementary school for 2011 Peace School designation status.
A Rotary Peace School is one that encourages, fosters and promotes a safe, caring and welcoming environment. It demonstrates its unwavering commitment to the process of peace. This is shown by the school's pledge to stop violence in all forms, promote peace, a respect for life and dignity of others.
A Peace School will have consistently demonstrated its ability to work harmoniously with all. It applies to Rotary's Four Way Test of the things we think, do or say.
1. Is it the truth?
2. Is it fair to all concerned?
3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
4. Is it beneficial to all concerned?
Information on the Rotary Peace School designation has been distributed to all elementary schools in Kitimat. It is also posted on the Rotary Club of Kitimat’s website, clubrunner.ca.kitimat.
Schools that have achieved a certain level of rating will receive an honor board to be placed in their school in a prominent area for all to see. These schools will be designated a Rotary Peace Schools. Schools that have submitted an application but have not been designated a Rotary Peace School will be awarded a certificate of participation. Deadline for applications is April 30, 2011.
The school with the highest number of points will receive an honor board and Peace Pole, which will be planted on their school property. The children from the school with the highest rating will have their efforts recognized with a swim party at Sam Lindsay Aquatic Centre thanks to the support of Mayor and Council through a District grant. Industrial Education teacher, Nicholas Sluyter will be working with his students to create the Peace Pole The planting of the pole will occur in May or June depending on weather conditions. For more information on this project please contact the Rotary Peace Schools project chair, Linda Campbell, 250-632-5084 or the Rotary Club’s president , Eleanor Kendell, 250-632-2550.