The staff at the St. James-Assiniboia School Division are dedicated to making our schools a safe place for students. The Safe School information sheet illustrates some of the challenges faced by students today and present some of the techniques we are employing to help students feel safe in our schools and in the community.
Be Web Aware
What is "Be Web Aware"?
"Be Web Aware" is a national, bilingual public education program on Internet safety. The objective of everyone involved in this project is to ensure young Canadians benefit from the Internet, while being safe and responsible in their online activities.
The goal of the "Be Web Aware" initiative is two-fold:
1. Raise awareness amongst parents that there are safety issues when their children go online, and that they need to get involved.
2. Provide practical information and tools that will equip parents to effectively manage Internet use in the home and to teach their kids to be Web savvy.
Athlone School Code of Behaviour
The staff and parents of Athlone School have worked together to produce a code of behaviour for students. Student behaviour and discipline at Athlone school are based on the premise that everyone has a right to come and learn and work in a safe and happy environment.
At Athlone, we have developed 5 school rules which are taught to all students and practiced throughout the year. Our 5 rules are:
1. If a teacher asks you to do something, you must do it.
2. Walk in the school.
3. Speak politely to others.
4. Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself.
5. Students must be out for recess.
Everyone has a right...
A right not to be hurt psychologically or physically
Everyone has a responsibility...
A responsibility not to hurt anyone psychologically or physically
Students will be responsible for:
Respecting the rights of others.
Showing respect for school property.
Being responsible and organized.
General Rules Include:
Play safely in your designated areas.
Use " inside " voices.
Be on time with all necessary supplies.
Use appropriate language.
Walk in hallways on right hand side.
No gum or seed chewing.
Remove hats upon entering the school.
Line-up quickly when the bell rings.
Resolve conflicts appropriately.
Each teacher will develop specific rules for their classroom and discuss these with their students.
Consequences for students who do not follow the rules of the school include:
Chance - Everyone makes mistakes
Detention / loss of privilege.
Parent contact ( phone call / interview ).
In school suspension and parent interview.
Out of school suspension with parent interview.
All students are individuals. Depending on the situation the Principal may at his discretion proceed directly to any of the above steps. Parents can help the school by supporting the efforts of staff and encouraging responsible behaviour by their children.