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Holocaust Survivor Visits our School

On Wednesday, November 30th we will have the honour of welcoming Mrs. Denise Hans to our school. Mrs. Hans will come to speak to our Grade 7 and 8 students about her life and experiences in the Holocaust during World War II as a "hidden child" in France.  As November is Holocaust Awareness month and as a follow-up to our Remembrance Day discussions, we think her visit will be a special one.  

Learning about this terrible time in history, brings with it a reminder about the negative and dangerous influence of racism and cultural intolerance in our world. At school, our focus on character education, bullying prevention and ongoing social skills is part of our equity and inclusivity policy. It is also our hope that through such experiences and discussions, our students will become mindful and make the connections to their own behaviour and interactions with one another. 

Along with you, our hope for all our children is that they will develop into kind and caring individuals with positive interactions with one another which will help them become responsible and compassionate global citizens.  

Stay tuned for student reflections on Mrs. Hans' visit to our school and what our students learned from her presentation.   

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