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Mission Statement and Code of Conduct

The Mission Statement of Huband Park Elementary School is:

"Huband Park Elementary School is a welcoming, safe community of learners, working together to provide joyful school experiences that foster the maximum potential of all"

Welcoming
We, students, staff and parents value warmth, openness and genuine caring towards each other

Safe
We are committed to a respectful teaching and learning environment in which physical and emotional safety are paramount and uniqueness is celebrated

Working Together
We model and promote a team approach, a commitment to each other

Joyful Learning
We provide learning experiences that are positive, active, relevant, individualized and challenging

​Fostering Maximum Potential
We encourage all kinds of minds and promote the roles of hard work and perseverance in working towards personal and community success

 

The Code of Conduct was updated for the 2019 2020 school year.

Huband Park Elementary Code of Conduct Sept 2019

At Huband Park, expected behavior means:

I am a responsible and engaged learner
I am caring and respectful to myself, to others, and my environment
I can contribute to making our school safe for everyone

We believe that it is okay to make mistakes, and that we grow when we fix them. Adults are responsible for modelling, teaching, and setting the conditions for a safe and caring school. When unexpected behavior happens, students are responsible for restoring their relationship with adults and students. Consequences, if required, start with the adults closest to the child (the classroom teacher in communication with parents) and can escalate to involving the principal or vice principal if the behavior is harmful to self or others, or is repeated.

 

At Huband we aim to be

 

H   Heartful, helpful
E   Empathetic, engaged
A   Accepting, active
R   Respectful, resilient
T   Tolerant, team-builders

 

Rising Expectations

As students become older and progress through the grades, expectations of appropriate behaviour, self regulation and personal responsibility increase. Age, cognitive development and special needs will be factors when providing consequences/learning opportunities for students to understand their mistakes, make more appropriate decisions and demonstrate appropriate behaviours. Where students are unable to appreciate the nature or consequences of their behaviour, in consultation with their parents, teachers may refer them to administration, school based teams, case managers or outside agencies.

 

Unexpected behavior

We expect students to display behaviours that bring credit to themselves, others and the school. Behavior that disrupts the learning opportunities of others, causes mental, physical and/or emotional harm to others, or demonstrates disrespect is not acceptable.

Behaviors we will address with consequences or restitution include:

discriminating behavior or speech based on race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation or age, or gender identity and expression bullying, cyber bullying, harassment or intimidation including friendship/social bullying (i.e. talking behind someone’s back, excluding others)
being a bystander to bullying (i.e. not reporting an incident, cheering or laughing at incident)
actions that compromise safety
physical aggression/verbal threats
overt defiance towards adults
 

Consequences

The goal of imposing consequences for unexpected behavior is to educate the child and protect the group. The best place for consequences to occur is via the classroom teacher in communication with parents.

 

Restitution
Restitution is a process that focuses on creating conditions for students to learn self-discipline, fix mistakes and return to the group strengthened. Restitution helps children reclaim their self-esteem through self-evaluation, personal effort and fixing their own mistakes. The school community works with students to help them understand making responsible choices, learning appropriate behaviour, and working towards restitution with involved parties. When these responsibilities are not observed, actions taken may include:

restitution with opportunities to fix mistakes
conference with all parties affected
notification of parents by phone or email
brainstorming to solve problems
referral to School Based Team
immediate removal from classroom, playground, or privileges
extended removal from classroom and/or playground privileges

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