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School Climate & Student Well-Being Services

Safe & Accepting Schools

Safe Schools

Schools and learning environments need to be places that promote responsibility, respect, civility, and academic excellence in a safe learning and teaching environment. A positive school climate exists when all members of the school community feel safe, included and accepted, and all members of the school community actively promote positive behaviour and interactions.

All students, parents, and school staff have the right to be safe, and to feel safe, in their school community. With this right comes the responsibility to contribute to a positive school climate. The promotion of strategies and initiatives such as Restorative Practices, Mental Health Promotion Programs, Character Development and Student Success, along with the employment of prevention and intervention strategies to address inappropriate behaviour, fosters a positive school climate that supports student achievement and the well-being of all students.

The provincial and Board Codes of Conduct set clear standards of behaviour for a safe and positive school climate. Physical, verbal, written, sexual, or psychological abuse, bullying, discrimination and the willful damage of property are not tolerated. These standards of behaviour apply to students whether they are on school property, on school buses, at school-related events or activities, or in other circumstances that could have an impact on the school climate. They also apply to all individuals involved in the publicly-funded school system – principals, teachers, other school staff, parents, volunteers, and community groups.

Explore this section to learn more about fostering safe and healthy environments, restorative practices, progressive discipline, bullying awareness and prevention, community supports and safe schools legislation.

caring and safe schools in ontario
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Caring and Safe Schools in Ontario (pdf) Supporting Bias-Free Progressive Discipline in Schools, A Resource Guide (pdf) Printable placemat: Supporting Bias-Free Progressive Discipline in Schools: Suggested Approaches and Practices for School and System Leaders (pdf) Illustrated poster from the Minister's Student Advisory Council (MSAC): Students' Views of Bias-Free Discipline (pdf)

 



Quick Links

Mental Health Strategy (pdf)

School Climate and Student Well-Being Organizational Chart (pdf)

Contact Us

Laina Andrews, Superintendent of Education

Phone:+1 613 966-1170 x2535
Email: lsandrews@hpedsb.on.ca

Shelley  Steele, Safe Schools Supervisor

Phone:+1 613 966-1170 x2108
Email: ssteele@hpedsb.on.ca




 

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Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board
156 Ann Street, Belleville, Ontario Canada K8N 3L3
Toll-free: +1 800 267-4350
Phone: +1 613 966-1170
Fax: +1 613 961-2003

© Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board
2007 All rights reserved