As the Province acknowledges Anti Bullying Day by wearing Pink today we celebrate this with them and take time to remind students about what bullying is and isn’t and what you should do if you feel as though someone is using their power over you. Bullying is a form of aggression where there is a power imbalance; the person doing the bullying has power over the person being victimized and it is done over a period of time. Though today is singled out as a day to take notice, we at VMS treat every day as a Anti Bullying day. We acknowledge that there are incidents that take place where one student makes another feel uncomfortable or threatened but have faith in us that we deal with those situations and seek an outcome where students feel as though they are heard and safe. When an ongoing situation arises we bring in parents and possibly counseling to assist the student(s) to make better choices and see the impact of their actions. We also are working closely with our RCMP Liaison, Constable Nave, around providing students with information on cyber bullying and proper use of Social Media. Thanks to everyone in our VMS community as we work towards educating your/our students towards a safe and successful future.