WCHS behaviour policies have been developed from the Education Act and CBE Administrative Regulations dealing with behavioural issues.

The School Act of Alberta

Section 12 of Part 1 of the School Act of Alberta reads:

“A student shall conduct himself so as to reasonably comply with the following code of conduct:

  • be diligent in pursuing the student’s studies;
  • attend school regularly and punctually;
  • co-operate fully with everyone authorized by the board to provide educational programs and other services;
  • comply with the rules of the school;
  • account to the student’s teachers for the student’s conduct; and
  • respect the rights of others;
  • ensure that the student’s conduct contributes to a welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environment that respects diversity and fosters a sense of belonging;
  • refrain from, report and not tolerate bullying or bullying behaviour directed toward others in the school, whether or not it occurs within the school building, during the school day or by electronic means;
  • positively contribute to the student’s school and community.”

Section 27(1) of Part 1 of the School Act of Alberta reads, in part:

“No person shall:

  • disturb or interrupt the proceedings of a school;
  • loiter or trespass in a school building or on property owned by the Board.”

Behaviour Expectations

Our expectations are that all students at Western will:

  • treat each other and all school personnel with courtesy and respect;
  • demonstrate concern for the rights and property of others;
  • respect the rights of others to learn and to teach;
  • help keep our school environment clean and litter free;
  • not visit the campuses of other schools or invite guests to our campus during regular school hours.

Unacceptable Student Behaviors

CBE schools will take firm and decisive action with students who cause or threaten harm to persons or property. When found responsible for serious misconduct, students face formal suspension and/or expulsion, and/or referral to police.

Examples of unacceptable behaviour include, but are not limited to:

a) disruptive or dangerous behaviour and defiance of authority;
b) encouraging unacceptable conduct and engaging in conduct which endangers others;
c) any conduct which is injurious to the physical, social or mental well-being of others;
d) use, display or distribution of improper, obscene or abusive language, messages, gestures or pictures;
e) discriminatory behavior;
f) use of technology such as computers, cameras, cell phones, and other digital equipment for purposes that are illegal, unethical, immoral, or inappropriate;
g) theft, including theft of identity and intellectual property;
h) use, possession, distribution, or collection of money for illicit drugs, alcohol, or inhalants in school, on school board property or in the context of any school-related activity;
i) willful damage to school property or property of others;
j) involvement in the formation or affiliation with gangs or other groups which negatively impact the school environment;
k) hazing and initiation activities;
l) use, possession, sale, distribution of or active contact with a weapon on a student’s person, on or in the vicinity of school board property;
m) interfering with the orderly conduct of classes or the school;
n) criminal activity.

Bullying

Students have a responsibility to not participate in or tolerate bullying while on school property, participating in school events, traveling to and from school, or in any other circumstances that may impact the school environment.

Students who are subject to or a witness of bullying, harassment, unwanted behaviours, or conduct that interferes with maintaining a welcome, caring, respectful and safe environment, should report that conduct to a classroom teacher, an advisor, guidance counsellor, or any other staff member with whom they feel comfortable.

Reports of bullying, harassment and unwanted behaviors or unacceptable conduct should be made in a timely manner. Administration will assess, and where warranted investigate and respond to all reports of bullying.

Behaviour

WCHS behaviour policies have been developed from the Education Act and CBE Administrative Regulations dealing with behavioural issues.

The School Act of Alberta

Section 12 of Part 1 of the School Act of Alberta reads:

“A student shall conduct himself so as to reasonably comply with the following code of conduct:

  • be diligent in pursuing the student’s studies;
  • attend school regularly and punctually;
  • co-operate fully with everyone authorized by the board to provide educational programs and other services;
  • comply with the rules of the school;
  • account to the student’s teachers for the student’s conduct; and
  • respect the rights of others;
  • ensure that the student’s conduct contributes to a welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environment that respects diversity and fosters a sense of belonging;
  • refrain from, report and not tolerate bullying or bullying behaviour directed toward others in the school, whether or not it occurs within the school building, during the school day or by electronic means;
  • positively contribute to the student’s school and community.”

Section 27(1) of Part 1 of the School Act of Alberta reads, in part:

“No person shall:

  • disturb or interrupt the proceedings of a school;
  • loiter or trespass in a school building or on property owned by the Board.”

Behaviour Expectations

Our expectations are that all students at Western will:

  • treat each other and all school personnel with courtesy and respect;
  • demonstrate concern for the rights and property of others;
  • respect the rights of others to learn and to teach;
  • help keep our school environment clean and litter free;
  • not visit the campuses of other schools or invite guests to our campus during regular school hours.

Unacceptable Student Behaviors

CBE schools will take firm and decisive action with students who cause or threaten harm to persons or property. When found responsible for serious misconduct, students face formal suspension and/or expulsion, and/or referral to police.

Examples of unacceptable behaviour include, but are not limited to:

a) disruptive or dangerous behaviour and defiance of authority;
b) encouraging unacceptable conduct and engaging in conduct which endangers others;
c) any conduct which is injurious to the physical, social or mental well-being of others;
d) use, display or distribution of improper, obscene or abusive language, messages, gestures or pictures;
e) discriminatory behavior;
f) use of technology such as computers, cameras, cell phones, and other digital equipment for purposes that are illegal, unethical, immoral, or inappropriate;
g) theft, including theft of identity and intellectual property;
h) use, possession, distribution, or collection of money for illicit drugs, alcohol, or inhalants in school, on school board property or in the context of any school-related activity;
i) willful damage to school property or property of others;
j) involvement in the formation or affiliation with gangs or other groups which negatively impact the school environment;
k) hazing and initiation activities;
l) use, possession, sale, distribution of or active contact with a weapon on a student’s person, on or in the vicinity of school board property;
m) interfering with the orderly conduct of classes or the school;
n) criminal activity.

Bullying

Students have a responsibility to not participate in or tolerate bullying while on school property, participating in school events, traveling to and from school, or in any other circumstances that may impact the school environment.

Students who are subject to or a witness of bullying, harassment, unwanted behaviours, or conduct that interferes with maintaining a welcome, caring, respectful and safe environment, should report that conduct to a classroom teacher, an advisor, guidance counsellor, or any other staff member with whom they feel comfortable.

Reports of bullying, harassment and unwanted behaviors or unacceptable conduct should be made in a timely manner. Administration will assess, and where warranted investigate and respond to all reports of bullying.

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