Student Safety

The safety of our students remains our top priority. Our staff regularly speaks with students about how to stay safe. I again want to emphasize to students, staff and parents the importance of awareness and the need for extra care in even the most ordinary and everyday routines. You may wish to review the following street proofing strategies with your child:

  • Always walk with a buddy to and from school;
  • Always tell your parents where you are;
  • Never accept gifts from strangers;
  • When help is needed, go to the nearest store or school, the home of a friend or run towards a group of people or a parent with children;
  • Never approach or enter a stranger’s car; adults have no acceptable reason to offer a ride or to ask children for directions or assistance;
  • If a car is following you, change directions and run;
  • Say ‘NO’ if an adult wants you to do something you know is wrong;
  • Know your name, address and phone number;
  • Know that police officers are friends and can help you;
  • Know that a person in the neighbourhood, who you see habitually, is still a stranger and should be treated as a stranger;
Tell your parents or teacher whenever someone treats you or speaks to you in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable or unsafe. Trust your instincts.