St. Joseph Catholic High School
of Student Conduct.
It is our belief that parents and students of a Catholic high
school believe that parents, students and staff in our school work collaboratively
each day to establish a welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning
environment that honours diversity, inclusivity and that fosters a sense of
belonging. This Code of Conduct is based
on input from students, parents, and staff.
This Cod of Student Conduct is based on the School Act and Edmonton
Catholic Administrative Procedures. This
document will be reviewed and adjusted an annual basis based on input from all
stakeholders. It will be communicated
through the student agenda book and will be available on the school website at www.stjoseph.ecsd.net
Staff, students and parents community will strive to ensure
that their conduct contributes toward a welcoming, safe, respectful and caring
environment. The key to creating this
learning environment is best
accomplished with the school and home working collaboratively for the best
interest of the child. We recognize and
adhere to the Alberta Human Rights Act.
Specifically, this refers to any conduct that serves to deny or
discriminate against any person or class of persons regarding any goods,
services, accommodation or facilities that are customarily available to the
public is forbidden if the denial or discrimination is based on race, colour,
ancestry, place of origin, religious beliefs, gender, physical disability,
mental disability, marital status, family status, source of income, or sexual
are expected to contribute to the positive learning environment of the school
by acting in a responsible manner. The
atmosphere we create is suitable for motivated, young adults who want to take
advantage of the educational opportunities we offer. Students are expected follow the behaviours
Respect yourself and others in the school.
Ensure that your conduct contributes to a welcoming, caring,
respectful and safe learning environment in the school that respects the
diversity and inclusivity that fosters a sense of belonging of others in your
Refrain from, report and refuse to tolerate bullying or bullying
behaviour, whether or not they occur within the school, within the school
building, during the school day or by electronic means.
Inform an adult you trust in a timely manner of incidents of
bullying, harassment, intimidation or other safety concerns in the school.
Act in ways that honours and appropriately represents you and
Attend school regularly and punctually.
Be ready to learn and actively engage in your education.
Know and comply with the rules of your school.
Cooperate with all school staff.
Be accountable for your behaviour to your teachers and other
Contribute positively to your school and your community.
It is the expectation of our schools that students understand
and fully comply with Section 12 of the School Act. The Act clearly states that
students must realize that they will be held accountable for unacceptable conduct
whether or not the behaviours occur within the school building, school day or
electronic means (e.g. any form of social media). While school staff are not able to control
what students do outside of school, where that behaviour spills into the school
environment, there may be consequences for that behaviour.
Some examples of unacceptable behavior include:
Disrespectful behavior or attitude
Behaviour that disrupts the welcoming, caring, respectful and
safe learning environment in the school and disrespects the diversity and
inclusivity that fosters a sense of belonging of others in your school.
bullying or bullying behaviour, if they occur within the school,
within the school building, during the school day or by electronic means.
Act in ways that dishonor and inappropriately represent you and
Failure to attend school regularly
Not being ready to learn and actively engage in your education.
Failure to comply with the rules of your school.
Being uncooperative with school staff.
Not being accountable for your behaviour to school staff.
Supports for Students
are many support mechanisms available to students at each of our schools, these
psychologists, Learning Coach,
Teacher Advisor (TA), Course Advisor (CA)
School Resource Officer (SRO)
Braided Journeys Graduation Coach
Grad Coach / Learning Coach
Consequences of Unacceptable Behaviour.
Students must be aware that failure to comply with Section 12 of
the School Act may lead to consequences for that student(s). Identified unacceptable behaviour will take
into account the student’s age, maturity, discipline history and individual
circumstances. We will avoid a ‘one size
fits all’ approach as it is inconsistent with the School Act. The specific circumstances of any situation
will be investigated fully and an appropriate consequence will be applied to each
situation. The full range of possible consequences
(i.e. reparations, community service, suspensions, and/or expulsions) will be
communicated to affected students deemed to be participating in unacceptable
behaviour. As per the Section 24 of
the School Act, severe breaches of conduct can lead to suspension. The final decision with any disciplinary action
rests with the principal of the school.
In cases of extreme behaviours the student may be recommended by the
principal to School Operations Services for expulsion from the school.