Responsibility of Students

Students shall:

  • attend school regularly and arrive in class on time
  • be clean and tidy, both in personal care and dress
  • be diligent in preparing for and engaging in studies
  • be kind and courteous to classmates
  • be obedient to and respectful of all school staff
  • conform to the CBE policies on discipline
  • conform to school expectations regarding their behaviour at school or school activities; on the way to and from school or school activities; and on vehicles utilized for the transportation of students to and from school and school activities
  • be respectful of the property of the Board, of the community and of persons
  • replace or pay for any school property which they have destroyed, broken or damaged by intent or negligence.

Supervision Policy

Children are always under the direct supervision of a teacher/supervisor while at school. At Connaught School, it is our desire, as well as our professional duty to ensure the safety and security of students every day. It is generally understood that children who feel welcome, safe and valued achieve more effectively in their studies. We expect everyone to demonstrate, encourage and uphold the following expectations:

  1. To respect oneself and others
  2. To respect one’s own property and the property of others.We believe that children have the right to play in a safe and secure environment. This right brings with it some responsibilities for children and supervisors:

Student Responsibilities

  • To play in a safe manner (safe for self and others)
  • To respect others
  • To be calm
  • o solve problems fairly
  • To follow supervisors’ requests
  • To learn and play with the Circle of Courage and S4 in mind.

Supervisor Responsibilities

  • To arrive on supervision on time and be visible throughout supervision periods
  • To adjust supervision routes to follow student play areas and weather conditions
  • To support students using the Circle of Courage
  • To mediate student conflicts as they occur in an immediate and logical manner
  • To refer serious conflicts which cannot be mediated on the playground to the office
  • To participate in the de-briefing of office referrals as needed.

At Connaught School we expect that you will observe the following steps when someone is doing something you don’t like:

  • Stop
  • Walk away
  • Ask for help.

School Discipline

Follow-up and consequences: When a student does not follow expectations or when the conduct of a student is unsafe to others or the school, the following process will occur. The amount of intervention is progressive. This process is for all students, understanding that every child is unique.

Conflict Resolution

Strategies are used to help children resolve conflicts in an appropriate and responsible manner. Students are expected to solve their own conflicts. In all circumstances except physical violence, face to face talking of the problem between the two individuals most directly affected is the first choice for resolving conflict. Often students can do this by themselves or with help from friends to find the best solution for both students.

Informal Talk

School personnel (teacher, support staff member, administrator) will talk to the student about expected school behaviours. Consequences will include apologizing. Restriction of privileges may be appropriate at this stage. School personnel may contact the parents. A student may be asked to contribute a service or help out in the school to rebuild trust and commitment.

Formal Documentation/Parent Contact

The student’s misbehaviour is recorded on a Problem Solving Sheet and a copy is kept on file in the office for the school year. A letter will be sent home for wilful damage to property and instances of physical and verbal abuse. Parents are asked to sign the office copy and return it to the school. If there are is a financial cost to repair damage caused by a student a bill will be sent to the parent(s).

Parent Conference

A formal conference is held between the student, teacher and/or administrator, and parent of the student. During this conference, a review is done of the student’s ongoing behaviour and a plan is put in place as to how the behaviour will be corrected. The students may be referred for help through our School Learning Team to the Area Student Services Specialist or to outside agencies.

Suspension: School Board policy allows for the removal of a student from a class or the school if the student’s misbehaviour is judged to be severe enough and/or frequent enough that it seriously interferes with the safety or learning of others and may be of 1-5 days duration. Suspension involving removal of students from school requires a formal meeting with parents. Formal suspension requires the involvement of the Area Director. It will be asked that restitution be made for offences that involve theft or damage to property.

Expulsion: Students whose behaviour is severe after all other options have been exercised will be referred to the CBE Central Administration for permanent expulsion from the school.

Legal Action: Offences that involve laws being broken could lead to the school or victim(s) of the crime laying charges.

The above is in keeping with policies of the CBE Administrative Regulation No.6006 - Progressive Student Discipline. Please refer to this regulation regarding discipline related to violence, weapons and criminal offences.

Classroom Rules/Expectations: Teachers will develop classroom rules and behaviour expectations with students, post them in the classroom and communicate them to parents early in the school year.

Teachers will also review the aspects of student behaviour early in the school year.

Remember the Circle of Courage. We all belong. We can be generous, develop mastery and independence. Stay Smart Stay Safe.

Behaviour

Responsibility of Students

Students shall:

  • attend school regularly and arrive in class on time
  • be clean and tidy, both in personal care and dress
  • be diligent in preparing for and engaging in studies
  • be kind and courteous to classmates
  • be obedient to and respectful of all school staff
  • conform to the CBE policies on discipline
  • conform to school expectations regarding their behaviour at school or school activities; on the way to and from school or school activities; and on vehicles utilized for the transportation of students to and from school and school activities
  • be respectful of the property of the Board, of the community and of persons
  • replace or pay for any school property which they have destroyed, broken or damaged by intent or negligence.

Supervision Policy

Children are always under the direct supervision of a teacher/supervisor while at school. At Connaught School, it is our desire, as well as our professional duty to ensure the safety and security of students every day. It is generally understood that children who feel welcome, safe and valued achieve more effectively in their studies. We expect everyone to demonstrate, encourage and uphold the following expectations:

  1. To respect oneself and others
  2. To respect one’s own property and the property of others.We believe that children have the right to play in a safe and secure environment. This right brings with it some responsibilities for children and supervisors:

Student Responsibilities

  • To play in a safe manner (safe for self and others)
  • To respect others
  • To be calm
  • o solve problems fairly
  • To follow supervisors’ requests
  • To learn and play with the Circle of Courage and S4 in mind.

Supervisor Responsibilities

  • To arrive on supervision on time and be visible throughout supervision periods
  • To adjust supervision routes to follow student play areas and weather conditions
  • To support students using the Circle of Courage
  • To mediate student conflicts as they occur in an immediate and logical manner
  • To refer serious conflicts which cannot be mediated on the playground to the office
  • To participate in the de-briefing of office referrals as needed.

At Connaught School we expect that you will observe the following steps when someone is doing something you don’t like:

  • Stop
  • Walk away
  • Ask for help.

School Discipline

Follow-up and consequences: When a student does not follow expectations or when the conduct of a student is unsafe to others or the school, the following process will occur. The amount of intervention is progressive. This process is for all students, understanding that every child is unique.

Conflict Resolution

Strategies are used to help children resolve conflicts in an appropriate and responsible manner. Students are expected to solve their own conflicts. In all circumstances except physical violence, face to face talking of the problem between the two individuals most directly affected is the first choice for resolving conflict. Often students can do this by themselves or with help from friends to find the best solution for both students.

Informal Talk

School personnel (teacher, support staff member, administrator) will talk to the student about expected school behaviours. Consequences will include apologizing. Restriction of privileges may be appropriate at this stage. School personnel may contact the parents. A student may be asked to contribute a service or help out in the school to rebuild trust and commitment.

Formal Documentation/Parent Contact

The student’s misbehaviour is recorded on a Problem Solving Sheet and a copy is kept on file in the office for the school year. A letter will be sent home for wilful damage to property and instances of physical and verbal abuse. Parents are asked to sign the office copy and return it to the school. If there are is a financial cost to repair damage caused by a student a bill will be sent to the parent(s).

Parent Conference

A formal conference is held between the student, teacher and/or administrator, and parent of the student. During this conference, a review is done of the student’s ongoing behaviour and a plan is put in place as to how the behaviour will be corrected. The students may be referred for help through our School Learning Team to the Area Student Services Specialist or to outside agencies.

Suspension: School Board policy allows for the removal of a student from a class or the school if the student’s misbehaviour is judged to be severe enough and/or frequent enough that it seriously interferes with the safety or learning of others and may be of 1-5 days duration. Suspension involving removal of students from school requires a formal meeting with parents. Formal suspension requires the involvement of the Area Director. It will be asked that restitution be made for offences that involve theft or damage to property.

Expulsion: Students whose behaviour is severe after all other options have been exercised will be referred to the CBE Central Administration for permanent expulsion from the school.

Legal Action: Offences that involve laws being broken could lead to the school or victim(s) of the crime laying charges.

The above is in keeping with policies of the CBE Administrative Regulation No.6006 - Progressive Student Discipline. Please refer to this regulation regarding discipline related to violence, weapons and criminal offences.

Classroom Rules/Expectations: Teachers will develop classroom rules and behaviour expectations with students, post them in the classroom and communicate them to parents early in the school year.

Teachers will also review the aspects of student behaviour early in the school year.

Remember the Circle of Courage. We all belong. We can be generous, develop mastery and independence. Stay Smart Stay Safe.

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