We believe that:
- Each person in the school shares the responsibility for making our school a safe and respectful place.
- Each person is unique, has individual needs, and should receive an education that best meets his or her individual needs.
- Each person should be treated in a respectful, dignified manner by all other people in the school.
- The process of discipline is the shared responsibility of students, staff, and parents.
Purpose of Our Approach
- to maintain an environment that allows for the most effective teaching and learning for every student
- to instruct and teach rather than punish
- to develop self-discipline and self-control in students
- to help students accept responsibility for their actions
- to develop responsible citizens
- treat others with respect and courtesy
- respect school property and the property of others
- listen to and follow the directions or instructions of adults in the school
- use appropriate language at all times
- walk through the halls in a quiet manner
- remove wet or muddy footwear at the doors
- play in designated areas
- stay out of the staff parking lot
- remove hats when indoors
- refrain from chewing gum in school
- refrain from throwing snowballs, ice or rocks
- enter and exit school through designated doors
- refrain from physical aggression, rough play or play fighting
Types of Offences
- Fighting and violence: we have a zero tolerance policy towards fighting and violence. Students choosing to be involved in this behaviour may face suspension. Minor fighting incidents will be dealt with and recorded for future reference.
- Bullying: bullying is defined as any behavior towards another student which is intended to harm either emotionally or physically and occurs repeatedly over time.
- Instigating or encouraging a fight
- Defiant behaviour
- Inappropriate language; swearing, obscene language, name calling, put downs
- Disrespectful behaviour: obscene gestures, vandalism, stealing
- Disruption of learning: chronic speaking out, bothering others, making distracting noises
If misbehaviour occurs, the following logical disciplinary strategies will occur. The student is given the opportunity to resolve the conflict by:
- Discussing the incident
- Identifying the problem
- Choosing an appropriate resolution
- Choosing and practicing alternative behaviour for future use
If repeated or severe misbehaviours occur, one or all of the following consequences may occur:
- The misbehaviour is documented
- The parent is contacted
- A referral to school support team
- A suspension (1-5 days)
- A formal suspension to Elementary Panel, Student Services
Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns with the above information.