We at Holy Cross School believe all people are created in the image and likeness of God and, as such, all peoples have the right to be treated with dignity and respect. Here at Holy Cross School we promote academic excellence.
We believe that everyone - students, parents/ guardians, teachers, staff, and volunteers - has the right to be safe and feel safe in our schools. With this right comes a very large responsibility to be law-abiding citizens, and to be accountable for actions that put at risk the safety of others or oneself. Violent or disrespectful behaviour is contrary to our Gospel and Catholic values. It is important to understand that effective discipline depends on the cooperation between the school and parents/guardians.
We at Holy Cross School believe in a four-part approach to learning that involves staff, students, parents/guardians and the greater Catholic Community.
At Holy Cross School, we believe it is important that students follow the established rules and take responsibility for their own actions
Student Expectations (school rules)
In order to maintain a respectful school environment for all, students will:
* For a more comprehensive list, please see the Safe School tab under the Code of Conduct
Parents/guardians play an important role in their children's education. Active participation by the parents/guardians supports and benefits students by creating a safe and respectful learning environment.
The severity of the infraction to school rules will direct the type of consequence a student will receive. The consequences listed below will not necessarily be applied in the order shown. Disciplinary decisions can be appealed in a respectful manner with the child’s teacher. If unresolved, parents may then contact the vice-principal for resolution. If the problem remains, a written communication must be sent to the Holy Cross School Principal and then as a final step, a written communication with the Holy Cross School Board. All decisions will be guided by the Manitoba Education Administration Act.
Disciplinary consequences for violating the school’s Code of Conduct include, but are not limited to: