Expectations for student behaviour at GSS are based on the foundation of our Griffin Values (Respect, Responsibility, Reason, Honesty, Integrity) Clear, consistent expectations are communicated to students.
If students have difficulty demonstrating the Griffin values there are clear, consistent, and logical procedures that will be followed. Those procedures may include the teachers, support staff, and principals. Parents will be notified when necessary to ensure open communication is in place between school and home. It is important for students to understand that we are all working together to have a positive school environment for all students, staff, and families.
The GSS expectations for positive student behaviour are supported by the following documents of Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools:
AP 339 Student Code of Conduct
- Attend school regularly and punctually;
- Be ready to learn and actively engage in and diligently pursue the student’s education;
- Ensure that the student’s conduct contributes to a welcoming, caring, respectful, and safe learning environment that respects diversity and fosters a sense of belonging;
- Respect the rights of others in the school;
- Refrain from, report, and not tolerate bullying or bullying behaviour directed towards others in the school, whether or not it occurs within the school building, during the school day, or by electronic means;
- Refrain from willfully disrupting or interfering with the learning of others;
- Refrain from engaging in abusive, disrespectful behaviours toward others, whether through personal interactions, electronic means, or through social media activities;
- Refrain from causing damage or harm to persons or property;
- Refrain from engaging in behaviours outside of the school property or school day that negatively impact the school or individuals in the school;
- Refrain from illegal activities such as possession of illegal substances, possession or use of weapons, and theft;
- Comply with the rules of the school and the policies of the Board;
- Be accountable to the student’s teachers and other school staff for the student’s conduct; and
- Positively contribute to the student’s school and community.
Parents help students meet the Student Code of Conduct when they:
- Take an active role in the child’s educational success, including assisting the child in complying with the Student Code of Conduct;
- Ensure that the parent’s conduct contributes to a welcoming, caring, respectful, and safe learning environment; and
- Encourage, foster, and advance collaborative, positive, and respectful relationships with teachers, principals, other school staff, and professionals providing support and services in the school.
Please refer to www.wrps.ab.ca for further information.