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School Handbook

The Holy Name Code of Conduct and Progressive Discipline Policy

The Holy Name code of student conduct seeks to reflect the values of the Catholic graduate expectations, creating students that are:

• Discerning believers formed in the Catholic Faith Tradition – integrating faith in life and action, reflecting on the Word of God and Catholic social teachings in their actions;

• Effective communicators – actively listening and communicating in light of the gospel values;
• Reflective and creative thinkers – acknowledging the fundamental grace inherent in our world and solving problems and evaluating situations with an informed, Catholic conscience focused on the common good;
• Collaborative team members – who fully develop their talents while respecting the rights, responsibilities, and contributions of others;
• Caring family members – who bring the love, compassion, and care of family life into the school community; and
• Responsible citizens – acting morally by witnessing Catholic social teaching and accepting responsibility for one’s actions and acknowledging the need for forgiveness.

Students are to be treated with respect and dignity.  In return, they must demonstrate respect for themselves, for others and for the responsibilities of citizenship through acceptable behaviour.

Respect and responsibility are demonstrated when a student: 

• comes to school prepared, on time and ready to learn;

• shows respect for themselves, for others and for those in authority;
• refrains from bringing anything to school that may compromise the safety of others; and
• follows the established rules, policies and local codes of conduct and takes responsibility for his or her own action.

Students are also expected to:

• exercise self-discipline;

• be accepting of corrective discipline
• be courteous to fellow pupils and obedient and courteous of teachers;
• show respect for school property;
• to comply with all school expectations, procedures and codes of behaviour; and
• to give respect and co-operation to all persons in positions of authority in the school.

We believe that the expectations above are achievable and aligned with three broad character traits – respectful, responsible, and reliable. To this end, we provide a code that attempts to encourage and promote the Catholic graduate expectations. The three character traits present a simple yet comprehensive way of promoting these values. This code of conduct applies to all school related activities and transportation to and from school.


• Students are not to participate in any form of bullying behaviour, be it physical, verbal, emotional, or cyber-bullying.

• Students are to be polite with staff, students, and parents – using the key words to success: Thank-you, excuse me, pardon me, please, and you’re welcome.
• Students are to use positive and affirming language with their peers.
• Students are to acknowledge the personal space and belongings of students and adults by refraining from inappropriate contact.
• Students are encouraged to bring litter-less lunches to school in order to protect the environment.
• Students are to dress in an appropriate manner for school activities, including gym or excursions. Offensive language or logos on clothing is not permitted. Students should not wear such inappropriate clothing as overly short skirts or shorts, and tank tops.
• Students are to follow the lunch rules, sitting quietly and speaking in a quiet manner.
• Students are to use the right side of the hallway and stairway, walk, and hold the handrail. No hard balls are allowed on the school grounds. Basketball may be used in designated area. Nerf type balls may be brought to the school.


• Students are expected to take responsibility for their actions and be honest in assuming ownership for their part in disputes or mistakes.

• Students are not permitted to leave the school grounds during recess or lunchtime. Parents must pick up their children at school if they wish to take them out for lunch. We discourage bringing fast food lunches to the school on a regular basis.
• Students are expected to keep their classroom space neat and clean and to take an active role in ensuring the school environment is kept organized and clean.
• No walkman, iPod’s, or electronic games are to be brought to the school. Cell phones must be turned off and placed away during the school day. Cell phones may not be used on school property.
• Students are responsible for keeping their textbooks neat and tidy. Students will be held accountable for purposely defacing any book.
• Students are required to report any vandalism to the school office.


• Students are to arrive on time for school at 8:30 a.m. and head directly to their lines when the bell rings. Students arriving late must receive a late slip from the school office.

• If a student is absent from school, their parents are requested to call the school and provide a reason for the absence. This is key to the effectiveness of our “Safe Arrival Program”.
• Students are responsible for providing all communication and correspondence from the school to their parents.
• Students are to arrive prepared for the school day with all their homework completed and supplies ready for the day.
• Students are encouraged to participate fully in all school liturgies, classroom prayers, and masses.