Respect & Responsibility
In keeping with our school philosophy – we believe that students will take responsibility for their own actions as individuals, and as members of a group, to ensure safe and courteous behaviour at all times. In order to achieve these objectives our focus is a child-centered approach which includes:
- Fostering feelings of mutual trust and respect in a warm, supportive climate
- Enhancing feelings of self-worth
- Encouraging students to take ownership and accept responsibility for their behaviour
- Using positive reinforcement and logical consequences
- Providing opportunities for student involvement in decision making and development of strategies to mediate conflict
The school discipline policy is designed to help students accept responsibility for their own actions and behaviour. Accepting responsibility promotes character development and good citizenship.
The first thing a student must remember when in difficulty is that there are people who can and want to help. First on the list is the classroom teacher or supervisor whom the student should contact immediately if in trouble. Depending on the nature of the problem, others who are ready to help include the principal, the assistant principal, the office staff, or other staff members.