Building Community

The school has chosen a theme of “Help, Encourage, Respect” to encourage students to adopt positive behaviours that build community The theme is based in a section of scripture taken from 1 Thessalonians 5. This passage of scripture encourages us in a number of positive behaviours that are indicative of a Christian community that puts discipline in a context of love and concern for each person while seeking to live in a way that honors God. The simplicity of “Help, Encourage, Respect” allows discussion with students regarding their behaviour to be placed in a familiar context that the whole school community can understand. The school uses a system of lunch and after school detentions to deal with violations of the school’s behavioural code. The School does not use corporal punishment as a method of discipline.

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HELP

ENCOURAGE

RESPECT

Our Personal and Community Action Plan.

Our actions will be HELPFUL

Our words will be ENCOURAGING

Our attitudes will be RESPECTFUL

8But we belong to the day. So we must stay sober and let our faith and love be like a suit of armour. Our firm hope that we will be saved is our helmet. 9God doesn’t intend to punish us, but wants us to be saved by our Lord Jesus Christ. 10Christ died for us, so that we could live with him, whether we are alive or dead when he comes. 11That’s why you must encourage and help each other, just as you are already doing. 12My friends, we ask you to be thoughtful of your leaders who work hard and tell you how to live for the Lord. 13Show them great respect and love because of their work. Try to get along with each other. 14My friends, we beg you to warn anyone who isn’t living right. Encourage anyone who feels left out, help all who are weak, and be patient with everyone. 15Don’t be hateful to people, just because they are hateful to you. Rather, be good to each other and to everyone else. 16Always be joyful 17and never stop praying. 18Whatever happens, keep thanking God because of Jesus Christ. This is what God wants you to do.”