Code of Christian Conduct Covering Students and Parents/Guardians
The students’ interests in receiving a quality, morally based education can be served if students, parents, and school officials work together. Normally, differences between these individuals can be resolved. In some rare instances, however, the school may find it necessary, in its discretion, to require parents/guardians to withdraw their child.
It shall be an express condition of enrolment that the parents/guardians of a student shall also act in accordance with the standards of conduct that are consistent with the Christian principles of the school, as determined by the school in its discretion. These principles include, but are not limited to any policies, principles, or procedures set forth in any parent/guardian/student handbook of the school.
These Christian principles further include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Parents/guardians are expected to work courteously and co-operatively with the school to assist the student in meeting the academic, moral, and behavioural expectations of the school.
- Students and parents/guardians may respectfully express their concerns about the school’s operation and its personnel. However, they may not do so in a manner that is discourteous, scandalous, rumour driven, disruptive, threatening, hostile, or divisive.
- These expectations for students and parents/guardians include, but are not limited to, all school-sponsored programs and events (e.g., extended care, athletics, field trips, etc.).
The school reserves the right to determine, in its discretion, which actions fall short of meeting the Christian principles of the school. Failure to follow these principles will normally result in a verbal or written warning to the student and/or parent/guardian and normally will first result in disciplinary action short of a requirement to withdraw from the school (e.g., suspension of student or suspension of parent’s/guardian’s privilege to come on the campus grounds and/or participate in school activities, volunteer work, etc.).
The school reserves the right to determine, in its discretion, when conduct is of such a severe nature as to warrant immediate action without a warning and/or without an intermediate step short of withdrawal.
EXPECTATIONS OF PARENTS/GUARDIANS:
➢ Respond to the school’s request for support of stated expectations for homework for a given year.
➢ Expect daily assignments and insist that students complete them regularly.
➢ Review progress on long-term assignments periodically.
➢ Provide a suitable study atmosphere for student that is quiet, well-lit and supervised.
➢ Maintain the home/school connection through calls and conferences.
➢ Show interest in the homework being done but do not do the work for the student.
➢ Take part in students’ learning by providing enriching experiences outside the school day.
➢ Encourage pleasure reading above and beyond specific homework assignments.
➢ If your child is practicing a skill, ask her to tell you which steps are easy for her, which are difficult, or how she is going to improve.
➢ If your child is doing a project, ask her what knowledge she is applying in the project. If, your child is consistently unable to talk about the knowledge she is practicing or using, please call or visit the teacher at school.
➢ Teachers may be contacted using their first name initial followed by the surname and @sca.edu.bz. Example: Salome Tillett would be email@example.com and Arleen Riverol would be firstname.lastname@example.org .
➢ Or, an email may be sent to email@example.com. for information to make an appointment for a conference with a teacher or to cc information when communicating with a teacher.