Climate Survey – We Need Parent Input

Posted February 24, 2018






  • This is an anonymous survey that is completed every two years
  • Allows the School and the Board the opportunity to assess the perceptions of safety from students, staff, and parents
  • The data is then used to make informed planning decisions (like the School Improvement Plan found here MW SIP 2018)  and to determine the effectiveness of programs (like the bullying prevention plan found here:
  • The survey will take about 5 minutes to complete

Survey Closes: Survey link closes on March 9th

This Survey is available here:   

Is conflict the same as bullying?”

People may sometimes confuse conflict with bullying, but they are different. Conflict occurs between two or more people who have a disagreement, a difference of opinion or different views. Conflict between students does not always mean it’s bullying. Children learn at a young age to understand that others can have a different perspective than their own, but developing the ability to gain perspective takes time and the process continues into early adulthood. In conflict, each person feels comfortable expressing his or her views, and there is no power imbalance. Each person feels able to state his or her view point. How people deal with conflict can make it positive or negative. Conflict becomes negative when an individual behaves aggressively by saying or doing hurtful things. Then the conflict is an aggressive interaction. Conflict only becomes bullying when it is repeated over and over again and there is a power imbalance. Over time, a pattern of behaviour may emerge where the person who behaves aggressively in the conflict may continue or even make it worse. The person who is the recipient of the aggressive conflict may feel less and less able to express his or her point of view and feel more and more powerless. That is when negative conflict may turn into bullying. A school will respond to bullying and conflict differently.”

 For more information go to the following link:

Your voice matters @UGDSB Gr 4 – 12 students, staff & parents please complete our 2018 School Climate Survey at:  Check out this video to understand why your answers are important #equity #accessibility #safety #respect


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