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St. Joseph Catholic High School

Code 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 orientation.



Acceptable Behaviour


Students 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 outlined below. 


  • 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 school.

  • 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 your school.

  • 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 school staff.

  • Contribute positively to your school and your community.



Unacceptable Behaviour


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 your school.

  • 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

There are many support mechanisms available to students at each of our schools, these include: 

  •  Counsellors, psychologists, Learning Coach,

  • Teacher Advisor (TA), Course Advisor (CA)

  • School Resource Officer (SRO)

  • Braided Journeys Graduation Coach

  • Peer tutoring/mentoring

  • 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. 


Code of Student Conduct


St. Joseph Catholic High School

Code 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 orientation.



Acceptable Behaviour


Students 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 outlined below. 


  • 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 school.

  • 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 your school.

  • 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 school staff.

  • Contribute positively to your school and your community.



Unacceptable Behaviour


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 your school.

  • 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

There are many support mechanisms available to students at each of our schools, these include: 

  •  Counsellors, psychologists, Learning Coach,

  • Teacher Advisor (TA), Course Advisor (CA)

  • School Resource Officer (SRO)

  • Braided Journeys Graduation Coach

  • Peer tutoring/mentoring

  • 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.