At our school, we work with all members of our school community to create a culture of mutual regard and respect where everyone feels a sense of safety, success and belonging. We have developed three basic guidelines/expectations at HDC:
- Respect yourself
- Respect each other
- Respect our place
Our focus is to work with students to teach them to conduct themselves in a respectful manner. Student responsibility is a key component to resolving discipline situations. The school and family will work together with the students to support them in accepting responsibility for their actions, and understanding the impact of their behaviour on themselves, others and our building. Parent/guardian support and assistance is necessary in order for us to accomplish our objective to make HDC a safe and respectful place for everyone.
If a student’s behaviour concerns are persistent or of a serious nature and/or threaten the safety and security of themselves, other students, staff or our building, students will be disciplined in keeping with the guidelines cited in the Chief Superintendent Directives as it relates to Discipline.
Responsibilities of Students
Students are responsible and accountable to the CBE and its agents for their behaviour and conduct:
- while they are involved in school-sponsored or related activities
- on school board property
- during any locker break or lunch periods on or off school board property
- while travelling to and from school
- on vehicles used for the transportation of students to and from school and school activities
- beyond the hours of school operation if the behaviour or conduct detrimentally affects the school
- welfare of individual students or the governance, climate, or efficiency of the school.
Students must respect:
- school authority
- others and their property
- ethnic, racial, religious and gender differences; and
- school board property, community property and property of other persons.
Students are accountable for:
- school attendance and punctuality
- their work habits, assignments and homework
- textbooks and equipment; and
- complying with the school code of conduct.