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Roles & Responsibilities

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Principal Roles and Responsibilities

Principals will hold everyone to the highest standard of respectful, responsible behaviour and will take a daily leadership role when they:

  • Demonstrate care and commitment to academic excellence in a safe teaching and learning environment
  • Hold everyone under their authority accountable for their behaviour
  • Empower students to be positive leaders in the school & community
  • Communicate regularly and meaningfully with all members of school community
  • Model respect, responsibility, and civility, and ensuring these are taught as part of the curriculum
  • Maintain consistent standards of behaviour for all students
  • Model character attributes of the HWDSB 

Staff Roles and Responsibilities

Teachers and school staff will hold everyone to the highest standard of respectful/responsible behaviour when they:

  • Help students work to their full potential and self-worth
  • Empower students to be leaders in class, school, and community
  • Communicate regularly and meaningfully with parents
  • Maintain consistent standards of behaviour for all students
  • Demonstrate respect for all members of the school community
  • Prepare students for the full responsibilities of citizenship
  • Model the character attributes for the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board

Student Roles and Respnsibilities

Students demonstrate respect and responsibility when they:

  • Come to school prepared, on time, and ready to learn
  • Show respect for themselves, others and those in authority
  • Refrain from bringing anything to school that may compromise the safety of self and others
  • Demonstrate responsibility for actions or behaviour off school property or outside the school day that would have an impact on the school climate
  • Follow the established rules and take responsibility for their own actions
  • Model the character attributes of the HWDSB
  • Demonstrate appropriate participation in the civic life of the community

Parent Roles and Responsibilities

Parents support a safe and respectful learning environment when they:

  • Show and active interest in their child’s school work and progress
  • Communicate regularly with the school
  • Help their child be neat, appropriately dressed, and prepared for school
  • Ensure their child attend school regularly and on time
  • Promptly report to the school their child’s absence or late arrival
  • Become familiar with the Code of Conduct and the school rules
  • Encourage and assist their child in following the rules of behaviour
  • Assist staff in dealing with disciplinary issues involving their child



Updated on Tuesday, May 22, 2018.
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