For safety reasons we require that children who ride bikes to school follow these safety guidelines.
- Wear bike helmets while riding.
- Obey the rules of the road to and from school.
- Lock their bicycles to the bike racks.
- Refrain from riding their bicycles on the school grounds.
We allow students who ride scooters to school to follow the rules for bicycles with the exception that they may store their scooters in their class cloakroom.
Roller blades and skateboards are not permitted on Edgehill school grounds.
If your child is going to be late or absent please call the school between 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. to inform us of any absences. You may also call the night before and leave a message on our answering machine (485-6164).
We work very hard to provide Edgehill students with a safe and secure learning environment. We also expect students to take responsibility for their own behaviors:
- Keeping their hands and feet to themselves.
- Acting in a safe and courteous manner on their way to and from school.
- Playing on the school grounds in a safe way consistent with school rules.
- Treating all people with consideration and respect, including quickly following directions given by teachers, SSA's or any supervising adult.
- Throwing no objects other than playground balls.
- Leaving tape recorders, ghetto blasters, game boys, skate boards and roller blades at home.
- Wearing T-shirts without offensive words, slogans or pictures.
- Speaking and behaving in a positive way towards each other.
- Remaining on the school grounds during the day unless they are going home for lunch or they have permission from a teacher or a parent to leave the school grounds.
- Showing respect for the building, playground and playground equipment.
- Treating the property of others with care.
- Demonstrating care for their environment.
- Sharing in the responsibility for their academic and social achievement by actively participating as a learner.
At Edgehill we encourage students to solve problems without using verbal or physical violence.
The greatest success with any program occurs when we work together so that the social skills taught at school are reinforced at home. When school and family share the same values and work together, the child's world becomes a more secure and less threatening place.
We view discipline as an opportunity for children to learn appropriate behavior in a social setting. Minor behavioral concerns are most typically dealt with on the spot through natural or logical consequences.
Students who continue to misbehave in spite of minor consequences, or whose behavior is severe enough to endanger their own safety, the safety of others, or to compromise the classroom learning situation, will be involved in disciplinary consequences at the administrative level.
Counseling and conflict resolution strategies are used to assist the student in understanding why their behavior may be inappropriate.
When a student consistently behaves in an inappropriate manner, parents will be invited to meet with the school administration to attempt to bring about positive change in the student's behavior.
The school has developed a Code of Conduct and encourages students and uses a strategy known as WITS to assist them in dealing with inappropriate behaviour.