Student Conduct

We expect our students to follow the rules and interact with others in a spirit of Christian charity. In fact, for the most part we expect that they will want to follow the rules because they know it is the right thing to do, and doing so makes the school a happier and more productive place for everyone.

When students fall short of these expectations, they will be held accountable for their actions and choices. In the vast majority of cases these situations are handled within the classroom and generally involve a reminder from the teacher and sometimes a small consequence designed to help the student remember the rules and follow them.

Face & Fix-It

Any time a student receives a Face and Fix-it:

  • The student will discuss the situation with the principal
  • An appropriate consequence will be assigned and carried out
  • Parents will be informed
  • A record of the student’s actions and the consequence will be made and retained through the end of the school year. (The record of a suspension or expulsion may be permanent.)

Students may receive a Face and Fix-it for the following reasons:

  • Safety Contraventions – unsafe behaviour including but not limited to:
  • Disregard for school safe practices (recess, classroom and whole school rules)
  • Disregard for teacher directions
  • Leaving class and/or the school without permission
  • Play fighting
  • Throwing snow (at anyone or anything)
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Non-productive academic behaviour including but not limited to:

  • Persistently or repeatedly detracting from other students’ learning – includes distracting others and interrupting lessons
  • Cheating and plagiarism
  • Refusal to participate in educational activities

Actions not consistent with following the Lord and His Word:

  • Taking the Lord’s name in vain
  • Disrespect for others (teachers, students, volunteers) – includes arguing or talking back to teachers, gossip and name calling
  • Bullying or deliberate exclusion of others
  • Swearing and other inappropriate language – includes insults as well as sexual, crude or derogatory comments
  • Rude physical behaviour – includes making faces and rude gestures
  • Lying

Aggressive, intimidating, damaging, violent behaviour including but not limited to:

  • Physical defiance toward and/or assault of school personnel – including punching, hitting, spitting, kicking and throwing articles such as books or furniture
  • Physical assaults and/or fighting with other students – including inappropriate touching, hitting, slapping, kicking or punching
  • Threats: verbal, written or electronic (such as email or texting)
  • Stealing
  • Possession of alcohol, illegal substances or weapons
  • Under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs on school property
  • Please note: Students may face immediate suspension or expulsion for civil violations. As required by law, police will be involved in investigations of criminal activity.

Parents are essential partners in supporting the efforts of the faculty in maintaining an affirmative, safe and respectful learning environment at the Carmel New Church School. We ask that you communicate to your child the expectations of good school behaviour which includes responsibility and accountability, civility and respect, and academic effort. We also request that you model respect for the church and the school.