Pinecrest Memorial Elementary School will foster a safe, respectful, positive learning environment where staff, students, and parents work cooperatively as a community to develop individual potential to meet the challenges of the future.
At Pinecrest, everyone is expected to cooperate with others and berespectful and courteous at all times. We believe that every human being has the right to be respected and the responsibility to respect others. It is the responsibility of staff, students, and parents/guardians to promote a positive and safe learning environment for all.
- To build a set of positive norms, behaviours, attitudes and values that determine how one acts and interacts with others.
- To assist students in developing an appreciation and understanding of their uniqueness.
- To help students to recognize that respectful behaviour will impact on their career, lifestyle, and future.
- To develop a sense of self-worth in students.
- To provide an opportunity for parents/guardians and community members to be involved with students.
The guiding principles govern our actions and interactions on a daily basis.
- Every human being is unique and has a contribution to make.
- Every human being has strengths which must be nurtured and supported.
- Every human being has the right to be respected and the responsibility to respect others.
- Every human being can provide service to others which builds character and promotes global citizenship.
School Respect Agreements
The following “Respect Agreements” have been developed by the Pinecrest staff. All individuals at Pinecrest Memorial Elementary School are responsible for honouring our “School Respect Agreements.”
- We speak respectfully.
- We work and play respectfully.
- We do our best and value our work.
- We treat ourselves and others with respect.
- We respect each other’s differences.
- We celebrate our successes.
Respect for Learning
- Be prepared for each class.
- Have any assigned homework completed.
- Hand in assignments on time.
- Speak respectfully.
- Promote a positive attitude towards school by supporting and encouraging your child’s academic progress and social development.
- Support planners by reading daily.
- Provide clear expectations.
- Provide an environment conducive to learning.
- Provide daily planner time
Respect for Self/Others
- Be courteous, respectful and honest to peers and others.
- Accept consequences for their behaviour.
- Use appropriate and respectful language when communicating.
- Encourage your child to respect the rights of all students
- Support a productive learning environment.
- Use appropriate and respectful language when communicating
- Provide appropriate role models.
- Respect the fundamental rights of all students, staff, and visitors.
Respect for Authority
- Respect and honour the school and classroom “Respect Agreements” and all members of the school community.
- Review and honour the school Code of Conduct and school/class “Respect Agreements” with your child.
- Encourage positive, healthy attitudes. Respect and honour the school Code of Conduct.
- Pinecrest staff will develop agreements, routines and procedures that all students will follow.
- Respect and honour the school “Respect Agreements”.
- Encourage positive, healthy attitudes.
Respect for Environment
- Value and respect public and personal property.
- Parent Responsibility:
- Support and promote values of respect for public and personal property in your child/ren.
- Cooperate with allergy sensitive restrictions when sending food or supplies to school.
- Maintain a safe, secure and clean learning environment.
- Pinecrest students are expected to attend school wearing clean, modest clothing which presents a positive image and demonstrates respect for self and others.
- Hats are for outside only.
- Shoes should be worn inside the school at all times and should be appropriate for safe participation in all school activities and at recess.
- Undergarments are to remain covered by outer clothing at all times (i.e. raising a hand to answer a question or performing a lay-up shot in gym).
- No pyjamas.
- Shirts must meet the top of pants, skirts or shorts when hand is raised.
- All shirts must have straps at least three fingers wide - lasagna not spaghetti. Crop, halter, and spaghetti strap, sheer, low cut tops, muscle shirts with large arm holes, and backless tops will be deemed inappropriate.
- Graphics and slogans which portray suggestive or offensive reference to violence, profanity, sex, race, illegal drugs, and alcohol are not acceptable.
- Students will be required to cover, remove, replace or turn inside out such articles which are deemed inappropriate. Parents may be notified to provide alternate dress.