We have worked hard to develop our school spirit, sense of belonging, and sense of pride and ownership of our school. Through a school wide process, we have determined what it means to belong to PRINCE Street School.
We strive to stand for…
Never give up
Our school community works hard to create a school atmosphere that promotes positive self-esteem and the qualities shown above. Our goal is to create a safe and stable environment to enhance your child’s learning potential. We believe that by working together, we can help students learn to make the best choices!
The Public Schools Branch’s Safe and Caring Learning Environment policy is to establish the expectations for creating and maintaining a safe, caring, respectful and inclusive climate for learning and working. We have a shared responsibility as members of the school community (staff, students, parents/guardians and volunteers) to create and maintain a positive school climate.
Countless personal interactions occur in schools every day, and these interactions are the focus of this policy. The policy guides the way people in our school communities treat each other, and the expectations for behaviour for all members of the school community are similar: that we will demonstrate regard, concern, and respect for each other in all our interactions ‑ both inside and outside the classroom ‑ and that we respect the unique differences and worth of every individual.
Achieving and maintaining this positive climate is the responsibility of everyone involved ineducation ‑ students, parents, teachers, support staff, and trustees. There are high expectations for all members of school communities, and these expectations are met and exceeded daily on a regular basis. We continually strive to do better at this, and work hard to make sure that our schools are inclusive, supportive, and healthy for all.
The policy covers such specific areas as abuse, violence, bullying, discrimination, sexual abuse, threats, trespassing and weapons. Within these areas, the policy dictates what steps should be taken when allegations of violations of this policy are made. These allegations may involve student to student incidents, student to staff incidents, staff to student incidents and staff to staff incidents.
Parents in particular are encouraged to inform us immediately about situations which would negatively affect the school’s healthy and supportive environment. Sometimes parents are reluctant to contact the school when students may be having a difficult time with a situation, and the situation worsens. We can’t guarantee that we can “fix” every situation, but if the school knows about problems early, we can often take steps to prevent the problem from becoming worse. Parents are encouraged to become involved with their school to help maintain its safe and caring atmosphere. It is the responsibility of the entire school community.
- Parents play a vital role in developing student behaviour and conduct. It is our expectation that parents:
–be aware of the school’s code of conduct.
– work with the school to resolve student behaviour issues when they affect their children.
– cooperate with the school or district’s recommended course of action for the student.
– model appropriate behaviour and language for their children.
- All parents/guardians are reminded that they are subject to the school’s code of conduct, as are all students and staff.