The school recognizes that students achieve their best when they feel safe, nurtured, welcomed, engaged, respected and included. We are committed to providing a healthy learning and working environment to support student success by promoting responsibility, respect, civility, academic excellence and good citizenship. For learning to be successful, schools must be free of negative factors such as bullying, discrimination, intimidation, hateful words and actions, as well as physical violence in any form.
In the Peel board, we understand that equity and excellence go hand-in-hand. One of the core goals in our strategic plan, the Report Card for Student Success, is the following:
"Achieve equity for students and staff—we provide equity of access and opportunity for students and staff to learn, work and develop in an environment that is nurturing, engaging, respectful and inclusive."
One of the Peel board's projects is the implementation of six core character attributes. The attributes are taught in school, but they are also the basis of the board's working relationships—they help to create a positive climate for learning and working.
We want our staff and students to be:
- Caring – showing compassion and kindness towards others
- Cooperative – working collaboratively with others for a common purpose
- Honest – being truthful, trustworthy and sincere in your speech and actions
- Inclusive – treating everyone fairly and equitably
- Respectful – treating others, yourself and the environment with high regard and value
- Responsible – being accountable and reliable in your actions and commitments
We believe that parents, the school and community must work together to help students learn to become responsible members of society by being sensitive to the diversity, cultural and special needs of individual students. We must clearly demonstrate respect for social justice and human rights, and promote the values needed to develop responsible members of a democratic society.
Our Code of Conduct aligns with and supports Ontario's Equity and Inclusive Education Strategy, the Peel board's Equity and Inclusive Education Policy.