At Bob Edwards, we promote encourage and take pride in a safe, creative learning environment where mutual respect, responsible citizenship and open communication are standards. Students are expected and encouraged to conduct themselves in a safe and respectful manner at all times
The Discipline Policy is designed with the goal of helping our students become self-disciplined, respectful toward each other, able to consistently demonstrate good choices and act as responsible citizens. The C.B.E. student code of conduct allows all students an opportunity to learn in a safe and caring environment.
When students find themselves in conflict with each other or with staff, or any behaviour incident, the discipline information is collected for the office. This information is confidential and is used to keep an accurate record of a student’s behaviour throughout a school year. When the issue is of a serious nature, parents are informed and a meeting is scheduled.
- Office referrals are submitted by staff for classroom infractions where students are removed from class and need to meet with an administrator
- For out of class behaviour concerns, students are sent to the office and will be given an opportunity to write out their statement before seeing an administrator.
- Information collected is used to inform school staff, parents and any special supports or services needed.
- Students are given the opportunity to reflect and better understand the situation they are involved in. It is our expectation that students will be engaged in the discipline process and willing to identify their role in any situation and offer suggestions on how to resolve it.
- Our aim is for students to be able to learn from their mistakes and take an active role in correcting the issue to everyone’s satisfaction.
- Some useful strategies may vary and could include: informing parents, serving detentions, an attendance plan, a behaviour contract, a referral to School Resource team, establishing a homework plan, home supported leave, in-school suspension, home suspension and expulsion for serious acts.
- Students who are experiencing difficulty following expectations, and are unable to make the necessary improvements, may lose the privilege of attending school dances, special events, off-campus trips and grade 9 farewell.
- It is our belief that parents need to be contacted and informed as much as possible and be part of any discipline plan that is put in place.
Anti-Racism and Discrimination Policy
At Bob Edwards, we believe that a quality learning environment is characterized by opportunities for all students to, engage in relevant curriculum, to be the recipients of just and fair assessment practices, to have equal opportunity to access support services and resources within a safe and caring environment, regardless of the learner’s ethno cultural, racial, sexual or linguistic background.
Any identified instances of racism, inequity and discrimination provide our staff with teaching opportunities to help learners explore cultural differences, resolve issues, identify barriers, as well as assertively challenge and then responsibly act to alleviate any injustices.
Diversity is all the ways we are unique and different form others, in some contexts diversity can be discussed narrowly as individual style differences, or much more broadly, it can be demographic and historical/socio-political differences.
Discrimination is the conscious or unconscious act of dealing with a person or persons on the basis of prejudicial attitudes and beliefs rather than on the basis of individual merit.
Equity is about fairness and justice. Equitable treatment does not necessarily mean identical treatment. Equity also involves looking at power relationships between people to level the playing field and facilitate an equitable outcome.
Racism is a system of beliefs or ideology that assumes, based on prejudice and stereotypes, that there is a link between inherited physical traits, social and psychological traits.
The school offers instruction and presentations throughout the school year to support students in the areas of: character education, citizenship, understanding bullying, respecting diversity, personal choices and personal development.