Our Philosophy at Clarence Sansom School
Our purpose is to ensure individual student development through effective education. The development of individual students requires an interaction between students, teachers and parents. These relationships enable students to grow socially, physically, intellectually, culturally and emotionally. The staff works together with students to help them reach their potential. It is expected that each student will be willing to work with teachers to achieve this goal.
Clarence Sansom is a school that attempts to highlight the importance of accomplishment and effort, within a climate of mutual respect.
At Clarence Sansom we believe in being:
Responsible and taking responsibility for our actions, in person and online
Equitable and fair, without bias
Supportive of positive school spirit, sportsmanship, and supporting others in doing the right thing
Polite and considerate
Compassionate and caring
Tolerant of the beliefs, values race, religion, age, gender, culture and identity of others
It is our desire that each student will find life at Clarence Sansom enjoyable and the Programs of Study educationally beneficial. To encourage opportunities for this to happen, the following goals have been established:
- Provide a solid foundation in the areas of reading, writing, mathematics, science, social studies, physical education, health as well as the practical and fine arts.
- Provide types of activities which will assist the development of the following attitudes within students:
- A feeling of self-worth and confidence;
- Learning to get along with and respect people with whom they work and play;
- A healthy desire for learning and achievement through a growth mindset;
- Feelings of responsibility and self-discipline;
- Pride in their work and school;
- A desire to attend school.
- Provide a firm, consistent and fair discipline policy that will develop respect and a sense of responsibility within students. This will involve close communication between home and school. The ultimate goal is for each student to be a self-directed learner.
Besides acting as a location for morning and afternoon check-in, our homeroom classes provide an important opportunity for staff and students to interact with each other about important school topics. It also provides an opportunity for student leadership groups to promote and develop student activities and responsibilities.