RESURRECTION STATEMENT OF
Catholic Schools: heart of the community -- success for each, a place for
Members of our school community have the right to feel
welcome, secure and safe while carrying out their respective duties.
Administration will use the School Board document “For the Safety of All” in
enforcing all disciplinary situations.
The following behaviour on school property or in school-sponsored activities
is not consistent with a safe and secure school environment:
- The use, possession or sale of alcohol or illicit drugs or related
- The possession or use of weapons or replicas, knives, or items which are
intended to be used as a weapon;
- Any physical assault, threats of assault or intimidation;
- Any gang / youth group displaying a pattern of delinquent or disruptive
- Any sexual, ethnocultural and/or racial abuse, slurs or harassment.
Harassment includes: gossip, jokes, innuendoes, teasing and obscene
- Dissemination of material electronic or otherwise impacting the mental well
being of students or staff;
- At Resurrection we call on all to take ownership for the well
being of our community. If you are aware of a safety concern of any nature,
please contact administration
As of February 1st, 2010 this Bill helps ensure
the support of all staff members as it relates to bullying prevention,
intervention and the positive culture of our school community. All staff
members are to respond and report all negative activities in a timely manner.
This Bill has put into place a formal process for reporting activities that
have a negative impact on the school climate.
A positive school climate is crucial in creating a
positive learning environment. To help
achieve this desired environment schools across the province are actively
promoting and supporting good behaviour that reflects positive character
development. For RCSS, creating this
positive learning environment also includes involving the parents and the broader
community. In the Policy Memorandum, it
states specifically that for our approach toward progressive discipline and a
positive learning culture to be successful, all students, parents, staff, and
the broader community members should know and understand this Bill and what we
are doing to keep our school safe and positive for all.
“Bullying”: is a behaviour for
which students can be suspended.
Bullying is defined by the Ministry as “repeated,
persistent, and aggressive behaviour directed at an individual or individuals
that is intended to cause fear and distress and/or harm to another person’s
body, feelings, self-esteem or reputation.”
Bullying is further defined as
taking on different forms:
physical, verbal, or social.
The Ministry definition also recognizes cyber-bullying. The definition states bullying “may also
occur through the use of technology” such as e-mail, cell phones, text
messaging, Internet website, or other technology.
Is it True?…is it Hurtful?…is it Illegal?…is it Necessary?…is it Kind?
YOU ARE BULLIED OR HARASSED
not suffer in silence. Talk to your
parents, teachers, Youth Care Worker, Chaplain, Guidance Counselor or school
administrator. By speaking to someone
you trust, your complaint will be taken seriously and acted upon. You could also help others by coming forward
with your concerns.