System Winners Announced at Bullying Prevention Gala

The Halton Catholic School Board (HCDSB) has once again this year joined forces to raise awareness of bullying prevention through the 'See the Problem, Be the Solution' school challenge (#STPBTS).

Students in grades 4-12 were invited to develop creative arts-based messages that convey the theme of respect, and promote healthy relationships, positivity and inclusion.

On April 5th, 2018, finalist submissions from the 'See the Problem, Be the Solution' contest were showcased at Jean Vanier Catholic Secondary School. One (1) finalist submission with the highest number of online votes in each of the poster, song, and video categories were announced on April 5th.

Final Results

Thank you to all students for their dedication and commitment to bullying prevention in our schools, and congratulations to the winning submissions in each category!

1. Poster​St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School

2. Song: St. Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Elementary School 

3. VideoChrist the King Catholic Secondary School 

Gala Highlights

  • Appreciation is extended to student trustees, Christina Atrach, Anamaria Barbul, Ingrid Schwecht, as well as the student senators for going above and beyond to support student voice and leadership in our schools.
  • New this year ~ students across HCDSB were invited to vote online during the week of March 26, 2018 for their favourite entries.
  • 37 elementary schools, and 7 secondary schools submitted entries to the contest this year.
  • Guest speaker, Stu Saunders, Founder and Executive Director of Youth Leadership Camps Canada (YLCC) delivered an inspirational speech, engaging students to become their best selves, to chase their dreams, and set positive examples at school.


"This initiative is one that is very close to our hearts, and we believe is important in the process of continuously promoting positive school environments throughout our board." - Ingrid Schwecht, Burlington Student Trustee

"I would like to acknowledge our student trustees, they have been outstanding young woman and leaders in this initiative, See the Problem, Be the Solution. A lot of great work goes behind the scenes and they have been instrumental in moving this initiative for us in Halton Catholic, with our ongoing commitment to address bullying, and making our schools safe, welcoming, and inclusive environments for everyone." - Toni Pinelli, Superintendent of Education


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