PeaceBuilders is a science-based, research-validated violence prevention curriculum and professional development program for grades pre-K to 12. The PeaceBuilders Program supports the Holy Trinity Parish School Mission and Vision. Its essence is a common language - six principles, taught, modeled and practiced. These same principles set behavioral expectations, reduce aggression, promote the students to do the next right thing and transform the climate and culture of any environment to one which is cooperative, productive, and academically successful.
The students have been introduced to and pledge to live out daily the 6 principles of the program - which are:
- PRAISE PEOPLE
- SEEK WISE PEOPLE
- RIGHT WRONGS
- GIVE UP PUT-DOWNS
- NOTICE HURTS
- HELP OTHERS.
PeaceBuilders was introduced at Holy Trinity Parish School as it is one of the programs utilized in the Archdiocese of Louisville. The objectives of this program are to reduce aggressive and unkind, bullying type behaviors and to promote and foster a culture of inclusion and Christ-centered living. For more information on PeaceBuilders, check out their official website at: www.peacebuilders.com
In support of PeaceBuilders, you will notice "Good Samaritan Awards" posted on a bulletin board near the Library. These awards are similar to the “praise notes” that are part of the PeaceBuilders Program. They come directly from the staff and faculty and seek to identify and reinforce acts of kindness and compassion and positive behaviors amongst the entire school community.
Our PeaceBuilders Pledge is posted in each classroom and the students recite it, along with the morning prayer and Pledge of Allegiance, each morning. If you would like a copy of the PeaceBuilders Pledge to post at your home, or if you have any questions about the program, please contact Ms. Probus. School Counselor at (502) 897-2785 or firstname.lastname@example.org.