Rules for the conduct of behaviour create harmony in a community. At Radisson Park School we believe that optimal learning occurs when students, parents and staff feel safe and respected. When large numbers of children and adults are together, agreed upon rules create an environment where safety of heart, mind and body are nurtured.
Radisson Park’s vision, mission and guiding principles informed the creation of our code of conduct.
- We are intentional about fostering relationships as they are the heart of our work.
- Equity, not equality, guides our decision making.
- We are strengthened by the diversity within the community we serve.
- Everyone entering our school will feel welcome and will be treated with respect and dignity.
- Parents are key participants in the educational process and integral partners in their child’s academic success.
- Each community member brings a unique identity and therefore has a right to be heard, understood and respected.
- In accordance with Calgary Board of Education policy, we do not condone the use of corporal punishment.
Teaching and Discipline
School discipline is an opportunity to teach children how to get along in groups. We have many strategies in place to help children develop their social skills. First, we are committed to ensuring our children are resilient. This means providing the supports and strategies needed to overcome obstacles or challenges they may face throughout life. Part of our commitment to creating an environment that fosters resiliency is recognizing the strengths and unique abilities of each student. Second, we teach a social skills curriculum to all children in kindergarten and grades one and two. The curriculum is called PATHS (Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies) and it helps children to learn appropriate ways to express their feelings and to solve social problems. Next year, the program will also be taught in grades three and four. The PATHS curriculum teaches children to use the control signals as to monitor their behaviour.
- Red Light - Take a deep breath and calm down
- Yellow Light - Think of a plan to solve your problem
- Green Light - Try using your plan to solve your problem
Student Code of Conduct
- Respect yourself
- Respect each other
- Respect our school
Students are to be actively involved and responsible for their learning.
- Students will attend school regularly and punctually
- Students will complete all assigned work (in class and/or at home for homework)
- Students will participate cooperatively at school by staying on task, asking appropriate questions (that clarify or extend
learning) and by organizing themselves and their materials
Parents and teachers working together will create great kids! The key to dramatic progress in education is dedication to learning in the home. The education of your child is a shared responsibility. We look forward to working with you throughout the year in making your child’s educational experiences rewarding. We encourage your interest in what your child does each day and the offerings the school provides.
How can you help your child’s learning?
- Make school a priority -children must attend regularly, be on time, and be able to engage in learning for maximum success.
- Be a positive role model by valuing learning.
- Promote a sense of pride in the community, responsibility for themselves and respect for others.
- Attend to children’s basic needs, personal health, and hygiene. Ensure that your child:
- has appropriate clothing for the changes in weather during the year;
- gets enough sleep;
- has a healthy snack and lunch.
- Check your child’s agenda daily for homework, notices, memos etc.
- Be aware of what your child is doing in her/his daily work.
- Read to your child and have your child read to you.
- Develop and maintain open, ongoing communication with school staff to discuss progress and/or solve problems.
- Attend report card conferences.
- Consider volunteering at the school and/or in the community.
Learning Support Team
We work as a team to support our students’ development. The Learning Support Team consists of teachers, administrators, support staff, student service specialists, community agency staff, parents and volunteers.
- Ensure instruction and evaluation is provided in accordance with Alberta Education’s Program of Studies as prescribed by the Minister of Learning.
- To follow and adhere to the Calgary Board of Education’s policies and regulations by supporting our students to achieve the five CBE
Trustee End statements of:
- High School Completion
- Academic Success
- Personal Development
- Provide a safe and positive learning environment.
- Demonstrate respect, tolerance, empathy, and cooperation toward others.
- Provide opportunities for children to become more independent, responsible and self-motivated learners and leaders.
- Work in partnership with students and parents by providing students and parents with opportunities for open, ongoing
- Model life long learning.