Brooks Code of Conduct:
- We encourage all individuals to take pride in their uniqueness and in their accomplishments.
- We respect the rights and property of others.
- We attend school, are punctual, and are prepared to work to the best of our ability.
- We contribute in a positive manner to establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment in which all can learn and succeed.
- We conduct ourselves in a manner that brings credit to ourselves, the school, and the community.
- We appreciate and work to understand the differences of others including those of gender, race, and cultural background.
- We are committed to an orderly and positive school climate. We believe that such a climate promotes better teaching and learning. Our Code of Conduct is the basis for student behaviour expectations and consequences for misbehaviour.
For success at Brooks, students...
- Attend school regularly.
- Are on time for school/classes.
- Follow general school rules/procedures.
- Apply themselves to their work.
- Follow classroom rules/procedures.
- Are polite to other and with staff.
- Treat school property and equipment with respect.
- Accept reasonable consequences for misbehaviour.
- Are respectful of school neighbours and school visitors.
- Conduct themselves in a manner which will in no way compromise the safety or well being of others.
- Follow the reasonable directions/requests of all staff.
All courses at Brooks Secondary will include a writing component. The type of writing varies depending on the course; however, all courses include the expectation that students know and adhere to the standard conventions of English. The following are basic guidelines for good writing:
- establish a purpose or thesis
- having good structure/organization
- writing in complete sentences
- using effective transitions
- demonstrating proper mechanics: capitalization, spelling, punctuation
- understanding that simple writing is often more effective than unnecessarily complex writing
The specific expectations for individual courses are described on course outlines or conveyed to students by their teachers.