Contact Information 

 

49 Terrace Street

Sydney, Nova Scotia

B1P 2L4

Phone(902) 562-5464

Fax(902) 564-4472

E-Mail:

 sydacademy@gnspes.ca

 

 


Guidance Office:

 

Phone:  (902) 562-7047

Fax: (902) 562-3747

 

More Contact Info

PEBS

“Responsible Behaviours in Learning”

Minors

These behaviours are handled by the classroom teacher or the attending adult.  Any Minor behaviours can be viewed as major behaviours if they become chronic.  It is also understood that proactive measures and developing positive connections can be very effective behaviour management techniques.  Clear expectations, a good communication plan and contact with home can also help avoid escalating behaviours. 

Not prepared for class

Eating in class

Arriving late for class / skipping classes

Inappropriate language

(language that is considered disrespectful)

Littering / making a mess

Playful pushing and shoving not causing injury, getting in space of others

Lack of focus in class, complacency, not working

Teasing, horseplay

Incomplete Homework

Inappropriate dress.  Please see school policy.

Occasional wearing of hat

Annoying behaviours , interferes with classroom  management.

Not listening to teacher / announcements, etc.

Too loud in classrooms, hallways, foyer, etc.

Minor vandalism (i.e. writing on desks)

Eating in classroom, hallways or gym

Accessing school through unauthorized doors

Minor breaches of Internet Acceptable Use Policy

Appropriate cleanliness

   

STEP #1: Verbal reminder (Student identifies inappropriate behavior and appropriate behavior.)

STEP #2:  Repeat Step 1.  Fill out Action/Comment in Attendance on Win-School .

STEP #3: Repeat Step 1 and 2. Restitution by the student.  Natural Consequence applied by attending adult.

STEP #4: Repeat Steps 1,2,and 3. Home contact made by classroom teacher.

STEP # 5: Consult with Administration and/or Counsellor on possible referral.

 

 

“Responsible Behaviours in Learning”

Majors

These behaviours are immediately referred to the office. Minors can become majors when behaviours become chronic. Ensure that the Action/Comment section of Win-school is filled out indicating the steps of intervention implemented to prevent the minor  behavior from becoming major. If the behavior is  major and happens abruptly (i.e., fighting) please bring student to office or send for immediate support.

 

Swearing (More extremely disrespectful or repeated )

 

Fighting

 

Use or possession of drugs or alcohol

 

Smoking in school or on school property

 

Repeated skipping of classes

 

Vandalism

 

Stealing

 

 

Bullying

Internet Bullying

 

Bullying due to perceived differences/discrimination

 

Serious defiance

 

 

 

Violent / threatening behaviour

 

Sexual touching or harassment

 

Use, possession or threat of weapon use

 

 

Attempt to injure

 

Chronic Minors

 

Cheating/Academic Fraud

 

 

Other Criminal Code infractions (e.g. Bomb Threats,

 

Physically aggressive behavior

 

STEP #1: Send student to office to meet with administration.

STEP #2: Administration contacts home.

STEP #3: Administration contacts home. Meeting may be arranged with parent, teacher, student

     and administration. Consultation and possible referral to ounseling services or outside

            agencies.

 

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Consequences may include, but are not limited to: loss of privilege, detention, in-school suspension, out-of-school suspension, up to and including expulsion.

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Not all inappropriate behaviour, whether minor or major can be listed.  The school administration and teaching staff reserve the right to deal with all other situations which may occur in a manner commensurate with the severity of the infraction.