The CBE is committed to providing students and staff with a welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environment that respects diversity and fosters a sense of belonging. Students have a responsibility under the School Act to respect the rights and dignity of others and to proactively participate in promoting and fostering positive relationships with others while:
- On CBE property
- Participating in school activities
- Travelling to and from school
- Engaging in any electronic communication both on or off CBE property
- In any other circumstances that may impact the school environment
Students must comply with the School Act, including:
- Being diligent in pursuing their studies
- Attending school regularly and punctually
- Cooperating fully with everyone authorized by the CBE to provide education and other services
- Complying with the rules of the school
- Accounting to the student’s teachers for the student’s conduct
The Administrative Regulation 6005 - Student Code of Conduct and Administrative Regulation 6006 - Progressive Student Discipline regulation apply to all of our students. We expect students to exhibit socially responsible and respectful behaviours so that teaching and learning are maximized. Discrimination, bullying and harassment in any form will not be tolerated. Students are expected to behave in a manner that complies with the Code of Conduct and contributes to a welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environment.
Examples of acceptable behaviour include, but are not limited to:
- Demonstrating respect for self, others and the school environment through:
- Respecting differences in people, their ideas and their opinions, including when there is disagreement
- Embracing all diversities
- Respecting the needs of others to work in an environment that is conducive to learning and teaching
- Respecting the rights of others
- Modelling positive social behaviours in all interpersonal interactions
- Being courteous and treating each other with dignity
- Using positive and inclusive language
- Demonstrating good digital citizenship by using technology in ethically and responsible ways
- Taking responsibility for personal belongings and respecting the belongings of others
- Demonstrating caring and compassion for others, including:
- Showing empathy, being considerate of others and their situation
- Creating an environment of kindness
Students may be held accountable for behavior that impacts the school beyond the hours of school operation when their conduct detrimentally affects the personal safety and well-being of individuals, the learning environment, or the effective operation of the school.
School Citizenship - ROARS
ROARS the Bear is our official school mascot. He shows up at many school-wide events to reinforce our learning around good character and citizenship. ROARS is an acronym which stands for:
Respect: We care for ourselves, each other, and our community.
Ownership: We are accountable and take pride in positive behaviour and actions. When we make mistakes, we fix them.
Attitude: We are positive, courteous and committed to doing our best.
Responsibility: We know and meet personal, classroom, school, and community expectations.
Safety: We care for the health and well being of all.
Protocol for Problem Solving
At Belvedere Parkway School we work to resolve issues in a collaborative manner that is respectful of differences, focused on the needs of the student and is in the best interests of preserving an open and effective working relationship between the CBE staff, parents, and students.
When a parent, student or community member has a concern or complaint, the first step is to raise the issue with the student’s classroom teacher. If a resolution is not reached the individual may then direct the concern or complaint to the principal.
Feel free to call or email the teacher. If needed, please set up a time for a face-to-face appointment. Please sign in at the office if you are going to meet with a teacher in their classroom.
There is an expectation that all communication between parents, staff and students will be civil and respectful and will focus on finding ways to work on behalf of children. Any abusive behavior towards staff, other parents or students will not be tolerated and the individual(s) concerned will be asked to leave the building and will be contacted at a later time to set an appointment for a meeting under calmer circumstances.
Visit the CBE website to learn more about concerns and complaints.