Working Together at Bishop Pinkham School
Bishop Pinkham School strives to be a community in which everyone is treated with dignity and respect. Home and school share the responsibility for appropriate social behaviour. By working together we can encourage positive student conduct.
Harassment is defined as any persistent behavior that humiliates or harms another person. At Bishop Pinkham, we support students in learning appropriate ways to communicate and interact. Our expectation is that students will adhere to the CBE Student Code of Conduct at all times.
We strive to maintain a culture of respect for all. Students have the right to be treated respectfully and have a responsibility to treat others with respect. Disrespectful language is regarded as unacceptable on school property. If students engage in disrespectful language, teachers will contact home and administration may become involved as a part of the CBE Progressive Discipline Regulation.
To address the problems of harassment and bullying, staff and students are taught how to identify inappropriate behaviours and how to respond to these behaviours. Victims or witnesses of harassment or bullying should seek out the assistance of school personnel to mediate the conflict.
If parents know or suspect that their child is being harassed or bullied, they should talk to their child's teacher or an administrator.
School administrators and teachers will work together to maintain a safe and secure environment for all students. The school appreciates the support of parents when dealing with behaviour unbecoming of a Bishop Pinkham Citizen. When responding to unacceptable student behaviour, a teacher or principal might consider several consequences including, but not limited to:
- alternate supervised location
- short term removal of privileges, or
- community service.