Behaviour

School Ethos of Kindness

“Kindness means you are concerned about other people. Kind people think about another person’s feelings and not just their own. They help someone who is in need, and they are kind even when others are not. Kind people never expect anything in return.” University School Staff.

At University School we say YES as we ask students to TAKE CARE of Yourself, Each other and the School (and community). We encourage all students to take responsibility for their own learning and to be mindful and considerate of their peers and empathetic to learning needs of others. At University School we endeavor to support student learning with an approach based on equity where everyone gets what they need rather than equality where everyone gets the same thing. We recognize that each student is unique and requires access to a learning environment where the conditions for success for their personal growth and academic development can be realized.

School Rights and Responsibilities 

The following are the responsibilities and rights that have been developed by students at University School. They represent the rights held by all members of our school community in addition to the responsibilities school community members are expected to uphold. 

Declaration of Responsibilities and Rights

  • It is my RESPONSIBILITY to act in ways that show respect and caring towards myself, others and the environment. I have the RIGHT to a safe and secure learning environment.
  • It is my RESPONSIBILITY to treat others as unique individuals, to listen to others and to respect differences and similarities. I have the RIGHT to be myself, to make appropriate choices, to develop ideas, and to express myself freely and be heard.
  • It is my RESPONSIBILITY to do my best, to support and to value others’ contributions. I have the RIGHT to participate as an active and contributing member in my community.
  • It is my RESPONSIBILITY to treat others in a fair, just, and reasonable manner. I have the RIGHT to be free from all forms of harassment.
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Students at Lester B. Pearson High School and many other schools took part in @Moose_Hide Campaign on May 12. The nationwide event raises awareness for the #MMIWG and violence against women and children. Read more on our website: https://t.co/M73qVEWEOi #WeAreCBE https://t.co/Iwolb09uVS

RT @SASCBE: Our Grade 3/4s had a hands on experience building birds houses after learning about the importance of birds in Calgary. Birds are often seen as spiritual messengers who bridge the natural and spirit world in Indigenous cultures. @DClovis https://t.co/7DoX3d45Ca

RT @CJMCBE: Our Grade 5 students explored Weaselhead Flats today. We learned so much about wetlands, plants, and animals. We studied aquatic invertebrates and saw so many different birds. Thank you to our guide and to our parent volunteers 😃 #WeAreCBE https://t.co/H26VYcj1EY

Today’s Board of Trustees public meeting starts at noon at the Ed Centre. Join us in-person or stream the meeting online https://t.co/nvCl1fNgoJ #yycbe https://t.co/LPMEBGH3XP

There’s still time to donate to the Loonies for Literacy campaign. For every dollar a school raises, a dollar will go to a school in need through the generosity of community sponsors & contributions. https://t.co/mzfcqpty5W #WeAreCBE

RT @EdMattersYYC: Hey #yyc! We are just $295 away from raising $10,000 for literacy resources for @yyCBEdu schools. Are you up to the challenge of getting us over $10,000 by the #Flames puck drop? Help us pack school libraries with books for kids! Donate online or by text: https://t.co/2CORjVfHyx https://t.co/WwfVXtk6va

RT @DHarkness_CBE: Holistic Lifelong Learning Framework reflections in action @yyCBEdu https://t.co/DbI3KcdF24

RT @WillowParkCBE: 💦 8-3 had an amazing day on the banks of the Elbow River with the Elbow River Watershed Partnership! 🧪 Students did water quality testing and investigated the impacts of land use in the area. 🔬 Science in action! #LearningThroughDoing #STEM #LoveScience #WaterScience https://t.co/m2LpXaOuBB

RT @NickleCBE: Grade 9 students and Mr. Flaman wearing moose hide to spread awareness and show their support for the Moose Hide Campaign. #WeAreCBE #MooseHideCampaign @NickleParents https://t.co/qHWU7WV4RF

RT @CBELanguages: Daniel Richer dit LaFlèche @OttawaCrier is a Métis storyteller narrating stories from his Dakota and Abenaki heritage. In collaboration with @CPFAlberta students @banftrailschool discovered legends and lessons for Mother Nature, through the Marvel Bag. @yyCBEdu https://t.co/h9FNQV50um