We at Holy Cross School, as a Catholic community, believe in a safe, positive and respectful learning environment, where academic excellence is promoted. All students, parents and school staff are to be treated with respect and dignity. Effective discipline depends on cooperation between the school and parents/guardians.
Holy Cross School staff members strive to develop and support a positive school environment. We expect and display the highest standard of respectful and responsible behaviour. Standards are upheld when school staff:
Parent/guardians play an important role in their children’s education. Students benefit from parents/guardians’ active participation in their education. Parents have a responsibility to support the efforts of the school in maintaining a safe and respectful learning environment. Parents/guardians fulfill this responsibility when they:
Bullying or abusing physically, sexually, or psychologically – verbally, written or otherwise – any person is unacceptable.
Bullying is harmful and hurtful. Staff and students have the right to come to school and to be safe. Bullying is any physical act, verbal comment, gesture, facial expression or action that would intentionally hurt someone on the inside or outside. It also means leaving people out. Bullying is a deliberate and typically repeated attempt to hurt either physically or emotionally from which the aggressor derives gratification.
Types of bullying may include but, are not limited to:
At Holy Cross School, we believe it is important that students follow the established rules and take responsibility for their own actions. Students will:
Using, possessing or being under the influence of alcohol or illicit drugs at school or on school related activities – inside or outside the school – is unacceptable.
Gang involvement will not be tolerated inside or outside the school.
Computer, Internet and email use is a privilege that engenders certain responsibilities.
Inappropriate use by any student or staff member which includes, but is not limited to, vandalizing, prohibited accessing, uploading, downloading, creating and transmitting viruses or distribution of material that the school has determined to be objectionable, will not be tolerated.
Access is a privilege and not a right.
To gain access all students must obtain parental permission and must have their parent/guardian sign and return the school’s Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) to the school.
The severity of the infraction to school rules will direct the type of consequence a student will receive. The consequences listed below will not necessarily be applied in the order shown. Disciplinary decisions can be appealed in a respectful manner with the child’s teacher. If unresolved, parents may then contact the principal. If the problem remains, a written communication must be sent to the Holy Cross School Board. All decisions will be guided by the Manitoba Education Administration Act.
Disciplinary consequences for violating the school’s Code of Conduct include, but are not limited to: