WIC News

The Student Experience

At WIC we place an emphasis on student wellness, well-being, and the application of health and wellness in the planning and delivery of life skills. This week our Student Wellness Team organized a series of grade-level specific workshops on a variety of topics including:

  • bullying;

  • stress;

  • mental health;

  • healthy relationships; and

  • perseverance. 

Anti-bullying Awareness

On Thursday, February 17th, Leslie Potts, Community Relations Officer for the SPVM came to speak to two groups of Secondary 1 students about anti-bullying awareness; the other two Sec. 1 groups will have her visit next week. Secondary 3 students will get their turn the week of March 14th.

There will also be a kiosk on site on Wednesday, February 23rd in line with Pink shirt day – anti-bullying day – let’s wear pink!

Photo of Officer Potts and Eric Jabal, Head of School
Officer Potts and Eric Jabal, Head of School

Mental health basics workshop

Two guest speakers from the Fondation Jeunes en Tête presented to our Sec. 1 and 2 students about the basics of mental health. 

Healthy and equitable relationships workshop

All sec 4 and 5 students had a workshop offered by Tel-Jeunes to learn and understand what it means to have healthy and equitable relationships in friendships like in love.

School perseverance

Some of our students also attended a virtual conference hosted by Laurent Duvernay-Tardif on school perseverance. We know that the pandemic has had an impact on school perseverance and motivation among our youth. This well-known Quebecer is a fine example of what perseverance is and he shared useful tips, in addition to motivating young people to persevere even in the face of difficulty.