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Values and Beliefs

Last updated on Monday, September 05, 2016.


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At ASPS we believe:  

  • all students can learn and be successful
  • all students need to feel that they belong
  • all students will put forth their best effort each day
  • all students have gifts, they just open them on different occasions
  • all students deserve to have a positive, caring relationship with administrators, staff, parents, and peers
  • all students deserve to learn in a clean, safe and caring environment

 As a community of learners, we will: 

  • be learners each and everyday
  • foster excellence, and create equitable, engaging learning opportunities for all
  • treat each other fairly, with respect and kindness and act in a responsible ways toward all members of the school community
  • create together learning conditions that mirror the real-world and nurture inquiry, creativity, communication, collaboration and critical thinking
  • use technology, tools and social media ethically, competently and effectively to enable and enhance the learning of all

 Respectful Learning and Working Environments

All members of the school community shall:    

Be respectful of others

  • Treat one another with dignity, respect and civility, sensitivity and courtesy, especially when there is disagreement.
  • Respect differences in people, their ideas, opinions and rights
  • Be positive and thoughtful of others. Smile. Use words like please, thank you, & excuse me.
  • Be polite and co-operate with bus drivers, traffic guards, caretaking staff and office staff.
  • Be helpful to supply teachers.  Greet visitors cheerfully.

 Be respectful of the learning space 

  • Follow classroom and school-wide routines.
  • Follow the instruction of the teacher.  Stay on task.  Ask a question if you need help.
  • Understand and follow class, individual, partner and group learning expectations.

 Be respectful to the school 

  • Show proper care and regard for Board property and for the property of others;
  • Keep your building and school yard clean.
  • Put litter in the trash cans. Recycle.
  • Keep your belongings tidy.
  • Return library and class materials to their proper places.

 Be respectful of yourself

  • Demonstrate honesty and integrity
  • Show pride in yourself.  Dress neatly and suitably in uniform.  Keep clean.
  • Use appropriate language.
  • Show others that you care about them, about your school, and about yourself.
  • Come to class on time and prepared.
  • Put forth your best effort and set goals.

 Be responsible

  • Come to school every day.  Attend all classes.  Be on time.
  • Have equipment ready and homework completed.
  • Do your best every day and catch up on any missed work.
  • Keep your commitments to teachers, coaches, clubs and committees.

 Be safety conscious 

  • Always be thoughtful of the safety of others and of yourself.
  • Do your best to discourage violent acts or language which may cause injury or pain to anyone. Keep your hands to yourself.