School Culture & Environment at the CBE

Our students, staff and school community share the responsibility of building a safe, positive, inclusive, equitable and welcoming learning environment. Along with its own school culture, each school reflects a unified CBE culture of inclusion. This includes our CBE-wide approach to preventing bullying and to protecting our LGBTQ students. Learn more about our system-wide commitment to having an inclusive environment on the CBE website. 

If you have any questions about how we work together within our school to build positive learning environments for student success, please contact us directly.​

Culture & Environment

The CBE Student Code of Conduct (AR 6005) and CBE Progressive Student Discipline (AR 6006) regulations apply to all students who attend CBE schools. These regulations outline the roles and expectations for our students to promote safe, positive and inclusive learning environments, help students to develop empathy and become good citizens both within and
outside of the school community, and explain the consequences when a student’s disruptive behavior negatively affects the learning environment.

At Haultain Memorial School, the three Pillars of Care provide a framework for students to develop a practical understanding and application of the CBE Code of Conduct. Each member of our community has a role to play in creating a culture of caring and respect:

When I care for Myself, I…

  • Take responsibility for my own learning
  • Come to school regularly and on time
  • Take care of my belongings
  • Keep myself healthy and eat my snack and lunch at designated times
  • Follow the rules of the school and cooperate fully with all staff
  • Tell an adult when I feel unhappy or unsafe
  • Think positive thoughts about myself and celebrate my gifts and talents
  • Dress appropriately for different kinds of activities and weather

When I care for others, I…

  • Respect the needs of others to have a positive learning environment
  • Respect differences in people, their ideas and their opinions, including when there
  • is disagreement
  • Seek to resolve conflicts peacefully
  • Use my hands and feet for helping and not for hurting
  • Listen carefully to any person who is speaking to me
  • Tell an adult when others feel unsafe or if I see unacceptable behavior to get
  • someone out of trouble
  • Use kind words and actions and treat others with kindness, empathy, and
  • inclusiveness
  • Act as a friend; I reach out to classmates and others, invite them to work and play
  • with me
  • Apologize and make amends when I have hurt someone
  • Respect other people’s personal belongings

When I care for this wonderful place, I…

  • Keep my space and my school clean and tidy
  • Use all learning materials appropriately and gently
  • Respect and appreciate the work of others and I use my eyes to look, rather than
  • touching with my hands
  • Clean up, use the recycling, refund and (coming soon) organic bins
  • Remove wet or muddy outdoor footwear
  • Use washrooms responsibly
  • Leave learning spaces cleaner than I found them

Administrative Regulation 6005 - Student Code of Conduct and Administrative Regulation 6006 - Progressive Student Discipline also outline staff and parental roles in promoting a positive and productive school culture for all students. The bullets below summarize key points:

Parent Role

  • Encourage a supportive home environment that promotes positive attitudes toward learning and school 
  • Be knowledgeable and supportive of the school’s expectations for student behavior 
  • Model respectful behavior 
  • Promote the prevention of bullying 
  • Provide assistance with punctuality and regular attendance 
  • Participate in open, ongoing communication with your child and the school staff 
  • Contribute to a welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environment 
  • Report concerns and incidents, as they occur to ensure accurate communication with those directly involved and timely intervention
  • Assist the school in addressing disciplinary issues involving their child

Staff Role

  • Foster a positive, caring, safe, respectful learning environment 
  • Model respectful behavior 
  • Listen carefully to students and parents 
  • Participate in open, ongoing communication with students and their parents & guardians 
  • Provide support to students impacted by inappropriate behavior of others 
  • Ensure follow up in a timely manner 
  • Act as a knowledgeable and patient mediator when required 
  • Maintain a stance of active supervision at all times 
  • Ensure that all reports of violent, threatening, discriminating, intimidating and bullying behaviours and/or incidents are assessed, investigated, and responded to
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