School Pledge of Nonviolence 202O
Making peace must start within ourselves and in our school. Each of us, members of Parkview Senior School, on this day, 27th January, 2020, commit ourselves as best we can to become nonviolent, kind, caring and peaceable people.
To Respect Self and Others
We remember to respect ourselves, to affirm others and to avoid uncaring criticism,
hurtful words, physical attacks and destructive behaviour.
To Communicate Better
We remember to share our feelings honestly, to look for safe ways to express our anger, and to work at solving problems peacefully, with a win-win outcome.
We remember to listen carefully to one another, especially those who disagree with us, and to consider others’ feelings and needs,
rather than insist on having our own way.
We remember to apologize and make amends when we have hurt another,
to forgive others, and to keep from holding grudges.
To Respect Nature
We remember to treat the environment and all living things,
including our pets, with respect and care.
To Play Creatively
We remember to select activities and toys that support our school’s values and to avoid activities that make violence look exciting, funny or acceptable.
To Be Courageous
We remember to challenge violence in all its forms whenever we encounter it,
whether at home, at school, or in the community,
and to stand with others who are treated unfairly.
This is our pledge. These are our goals. We will check ourselves on what we have pledged once a month on the 1st Monday of the month for this school year,
so that we can help one other become more peaceable people.
“Eliminating violence, one school at a time, starting with our own.”