​​Code Of Conduct For Students:

 

​​PHILOSOPHY:

Sacred Heart School is committed to working with families, our parish, and community partners in maintaining a safe and orderly Christ-centered learning environment. A format of progressive discipline will be environmental in our school and we will endeavour to build a safe and caring school environment through appropriate interactions between all members of the school community.

Please Note: Discipline can be invoked with students who engage in behaviour off  school property or on the interact that negatively impacts the well being of others.

 

DEFINITION OF PROGRESSIVE DISCIPLINE:

Progressive discipline and consequences to address inappropriate behaviour is a continuum of interventions, supports, and consequences to address inappropriate student behaviour and to build upon strategies that promote positive behaviours.

In everything we do at our school we are led by our faith and a conscious effort to model the Beatitudes while reporting as a Caring Catholic Community. We continue to employ a range of responses to misbehaviours that foster learning opportunities and which reinforce positive behaviours, while  helping our students make good choices in the future.

"Love one another as I have loved you."


THE SACRED HEART SCHOOL CODE OF BEHAVIOUR

The parents and staff members of the Sacred Heart school community expect that students will:

  • Behave in an acceptable manner, get along with others, and resolve conflicts peacefully.
  • Refrain from all types of discrimination or abuse of any individual or any group of individuals.
  • Demonstrate courtesy, through the use of proper manners and language, to staff, fellow students and guests.
  • Respect the property of the school, and of other students.
  • Attend classes regularly.
  • Be on time for classes and school activities.
  • Act safely at all times, indoors and in the schoolyard.
  • Not bring to school any dangerous or illegal items
  • In dealing with students who exhibit inappropriate behaviour, Sacred Heart staff members will mediate through:
    • Class meetings
    • Dealing  with  students  in  a  firm  and  just manner
    • Striving to hear all sides of an argument or conflict
    • Following through with consequences that are logical in nature and appropriate to the circumstances/students involved.
    • Contacting parents if necessary, for additional assistance and support.

     

    Students may:
    • ​​Receive an interview with a staff member or principal
    • Have parents or guardians contacted verbally or in writing
    • Have  recess  privileges  suspended  for  a period of time
    • Be assigned a task to be completed at recess or after school (parents will be contacted when after-school stays are necessary)
    • Be assigned a task to be completed at home under parental supervision
    • Be removed from the classroom for a period of time
    • Be expected to pay for damaged property
    • Be expected to make personal amends when appropriate
    • Lose privileges
    • Be referred to out of school personnel
    • Counselling
    • Suspension
    • Expulsion

     

    On an annual basis, the principal will review the School Code of Conduct with School Advisory Council members. Annually, the Code  of Conduct will be communicated to all students, parents and staff.

    All staff, in dealing with incidents of student misbehaviour, will act in accordance with the definition of progressive discipline and its range of responses. All staff, in dealing with incidents of misbehaviour by students with special needs, will respond in a manner consistent with the expectations of the student's IEP.​