How did a secondary school initiate a culture transformation that virtually eliminated calls to the office for disrespectful behaviour between students in the first 3 months? At John Oliver Secondary School in Vancouver, this radical shift involved several factors: fostered student leadership, informed staff and the following, simple activity that was the catalyst for actions leading to feelings of being respected, valued and safe.
To increase the understanding of how behaviours and attitudes impact others.
To highlight the similarities between students.
To recognize some of the factors which may influence feeling safe at school.
To encourage student-led changes in school culture.