The Fort Issue 11 March 2022 | Page 22


Black, Indigenous, and People

of Colour (BIPOC)


in Elementary

Intro to DEIJ Journey and Friday Focus

This year, one whole-school initiative we have started is our monthly themed calendar, centred around Diversity, Inclusion and Well-Being topics. In Elementary, we use our weekly ‘Friday Focus’ time to introduce the topic to students and inquire deeper into the area throughout the month. Some aims for the calendar are to highlight groups that may not be represented in the curriculum, challenge stereotypes, and foster respectful and compassionate students. This initiative ties into many aspects of our school values including the school mission and vision, the VIS Student Profile, and the Diversity and Anti-Discrimination Policy.