Peace Signs
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March 2010
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Gilmore school chalk for peace
Students at PSI Member Gilmore Community School in Burnaby, BC doing a "Chalk for Peace" activity.

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Millstone River celebrates being a Peaceful School
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Millstone River School in Plainsboro, New Jersey, USA, celebrated their fifth anniversary as a Peaceful School on March 1, 2010. Hetty van Gurp, president of PSI, honoured students and staff with a proclamation from PSI at a special assembly at the school.

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New Resource - Cooperativa Facilitation Guide for Effective Conflict Resolution

Cooperativa guide This guide offers suggestions to teachers on how to explore issues such as overcoming stereotypes and prejudices, conflict transformation and prevention of violence among young people in an interactive way.

Download the guide (3.1 MB) and visit the Resources section of the PSI website for more great resources! New resources are posted monthly.
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination - Resource

March 21 is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. PSI encourages you to organize an activity or event to raise awareness about racism and challenge racial stereotypes.

The Kit, A Manual by Youth to Combat Racism Through Education, is a very helpful anti-racism resource. You can download it from the PSI website: The Kit PDF

World Report on the Culture of Peace

Peace_Centennial2010 marks the last year of the United Nations International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World (2001-2010). The Global Campaign for Peace Education (GCPE) is collecting information from organizations from around the world on their peace education activities over the course of the decade.

This is a great opportunity for your school or organization to share its work and contribute to the report. Please visit the website to learn more and make your contribution.
PSI has moved!

PSI has moved to a new office in Halifax. Please take note of our new contact information:
Peaceful Schools International
PO Box 31296
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada B3K 5Y5

Telephone: 1-866-532-0228 (toll free anywhere in North America) or 1-902-220-2635 (outside North America)
Fax: 1-902-405-1221

Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Hope for the Future
PSI Product Spotlight: Hope for the Future

Hope for the Futureis an inspirational feature length documentary that records the life-changing journey of thirty-two students from across Canada and their teachers to Belgrade, Serbia. Armed with video cameras, these young people travel to the Balkans seeking that elusive goal, "To make the world a better place." Inspired by the work of Hetty van Gurp, founder of Peaceful Schools International, these "Students for Teaching Peace" embark on a mission to doing something special in the lives of others.

Produced by Sea to Sea Productions

Our Price: $15.00

To order this product or to see all the PSI products available, visit our store.
Peaceful Schools International (PSI) is a non-profit, charitable organization that provides support to schools that have declared a commitment to creating and maintaining a culture of peace.

PSI was founded in 2001 and is a respected and innovative source of support for over 300 schools in 15 countries.

PSI acts as a catalyst and clearinghouse for innovative ideas aimed at creating a school-wide culture of peace.

We welcome your contributions for future editions of Peace Signs.

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