Bullying Prevention & Fair Notice

Bullying Prevention and Intervention Action Plan

Pine Grove Public School 2022/23 (currently being updated)

Providing students with an opportunity to learn and develop in a safe and respectful society is a shared responsibility in which the board and our schools play an important role.  Schools with bullying prevention and intervention strategies foster a positive learning and teaching environment that supports academic achievement for all students and that helps students reach their full potential.  Bullying prevention and intervention strategies must be modeled by all members of the school community.

from HDSB Bullying Prevention and Intervention Administrative Procedure

Definition of Bullying

Bullying means aggressive and typically repeated behaviour by a student where:

a)   the behaviour is intended, or the student ought to know that the behaviour would be likely to have that effect of:

b) the behaviour occurs in a context where there is a real or perceived power imbalance between the pupil and the individual based on factors such as size, strength, age, intelligence, peer group power, economic status, social status, religion, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, family circumstances, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, disability or the receipt of special education.

Bullying behaviour includes the use of any physical, verbal, electronic, written or other means. For the purposes of the definition of bullying, bullying by electronic means (commonly known as cyber-bullying), including creating a web page or blog in which the creator assumes the identity of another person or impersonating another person as the author of content or messages posted on the internet; communicating material electronically to more than one individual or posting material on a web-site that may be accessed by one or more individuals.

from Accepting Schools Act 2012



Pine Grove Public School

Principal or Vice-Principal

Bita Watts, Principal


Tania Griffiths, Student Success, Student Well-Being & Equity and Inclusive Education  Lead

Meghan Wilson, Special Education Resource Teacher

Andrea Logan, Health & Physical Education Teacher, Well-Being Lead

Michelle Charles, Grade 6 French Immersion Teacher

Tony Moro, Music Teacher

Non-Teaching Staff

Gillian Whittal, Educational Assistant

Heather Rajewski, CYC (Child and Youth Counsellor)


Simone Purboo, School Council Co-Chair

Community Partner

Halton Region Public Health Nurse for Pine Grove

Halton Black Voices


C.H., Grade 8 student and Pine Grove Public School Student Senator

C.O., Grade 8 student and Pine Grove Public School Well-Being Representative  

WELL-BEING CONTACT PERSON (must be a staff member)

Meghan Wilson, SERT

Tania Griffith, Student Success, Student Well-Being & Equity and Inclusive Education  Advocate

Types of bullying that exist in schools

(as identified through school based data and information)

Four categories of bullying include: Physical (e.g., hitting, kicking, punching, taking belongings), Verbal (e.g., teasing with mean intent, using hurtful names), Social (e.g., excluding other students, talking behind backs to make you look bad, spreading rumours), Cyber/Electronic (e.g., teasing through the use of email, cell phones, text messaging, social media websites)

At Pine Grove…

School Bullying Prevention SMART Goal

IF we provide a school environment that focuses on inclusion and teamwork/collaboration for all members of the school community to maximize student learning, and students feel a greater connection to nature, then they will improve their feelings of well-being and belonging at school, as measured by the TTFM/Have Your Say survey.

Bullying Prevention and Awareness Strategies/Curricular Connections/Activities

(for the whole school, and for those students at risk of bullying behaviours)

Bullying Intervention and Support Strategies

(for individuals who cause harm, are impacted by harm and are witness to harm)


Strategies to Promote Appropriate Student Behaviours and Inclusion:

Conflict Resolution Strategies:

Training Resources and Outreach Strategies for Members of the School Staff, Parents and Community

Bullying Prevention and Awareness Responsibilities for:




Monitoring and Review Process/Timelines

This plan has been shared with staff and parents via: (Underline)

Resources/Reference: Safe and Accepting Schools Policy

HDSB Admin Procedure Bullying Prevention and Intervention 

HDSB Admin Procedure Positive School Climate

Tell Them From Me/TTFM and Have Your Say/HYS surveys

Safe Schools Social Workers

Halton Region Public Health Nurse

Halton Region Public Mental Health Nurse