Our Student Code of Conduct exists to ensure that each student and staff member has access to a welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environment that respects diversity and fosters a sense of belonging.
Our students are taught to ask themselves the following before they say or do something:
- Will this be helpful?
- Will this be hurtful?
The Code of Conduct ensures that our school promotes a culture of wellness that:
- Establishes and maintains a welcoming, caring, respectful, and safe learning environment for all students, staff, families and the greater community;
- Establishes and maintains an appropriate balance between individual and collective rights, freedoms, and responsibilities in the school community;
- Establishes and publishes expectations for student behavior while at school, at a school-related activity, or while engaging in an activity at any time that may have an impact on others in the school;
- Ensures that healthy environments exist in all schools that are free from fear, discrimination and harassment while promoting inclusive strategies to ensure that every student is treated with respect and dignity.
Parkland School Division assures supportive learning environments, meaningful experiences and healthy relationships that create opportunities to develop resilience, to gain diversity in perspectives and to achieve enduring success.
In keeping with a commitment to the Alberta Human Rights Act and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, in Parkland School Division everyone is accepted and experiences a sense of belonging. The Division supports the endeavors of staff, students, parents and the community to promote positive student behavior and conduct throughout our community of schools.
Expectations for Students
Brookwood School students are expected to demonstrate:
- Respect for Themselves
- Respect for Others
- Respect for the Space
These expectations apply to and from the school, during the school day, as well as by electronic means. These also include both on-campus and off-campus activities (including, but not limited to, field trips and sporting events).
Students are expected to show this respect by:
- Attending class and being prepared for learning
- Dressing in a respectful manner that is appropriate for a learning environment
- Using appropriate and respectful language
- Following school and classroom rules
- Cooperating with and following directions of staff members
- Showing consideration for personal and school property
- Acting in a safe manner which does not threaten the safety of students or staff
- Reporting instances of inappropriate behaviours, whether in-person or online
- Helping to preserve the natural environment
Students will be held accountable for their conduct. Conduct that negatively affects a member of the school or interferes with the school environment may result in school-based consequences.
Unacceptable student behaviours include, but are not limited to:
- Behaviours that interfere with the learning of others and/or the school environment
- Behaviours that create unsafe conditions for staff or students
- Acts of bullying, harassment, or intimidation
- Physical violence
- Retribution against any person in the school who has intervened to prevent or report an incident or safety concern
- Actions such as:
- Theft or damage to property
- Possession or use of weapons
Learning shall be the foundation and primary consideration of any disciplinary action.
Disciplinary actions may include, but are not limited to:
- Problem solving, monitoring, or reviewing behavior expectations with student
- Parental involvement
- Removal of privileges (such as extracurricular activities)
- Detention of student
- Implementation of an in-school short term alternative placement
- Behavioral contract with student
- Restitution, where the Division may seek restitution for damage to Division property
- Suspension from riding the school bus
- Suspension from school
For more information on Brookwood School's policies, please see our School Handbook.