Research shows that one of the
greatest contributing factors student success is when parents are engaged in
the learning process. Taking an active role to ensure children take ownership
of their learning, to contribute to a respectful learning environment, to
collaborate with school staff, and to build supportive relationships, are all
ways in which parents can help to benefit their child’s learning experience.
The following information outlines parent and student responsibilities as
outlined in the School Act.
you for continuing to be an integral part of your child’s education!
Section 16.2 – Parents
A parent of a student has
(a) to take an active role in the student’s
educational success, including assisting the student in complying with section
12 (see below),
to ensure the parent’s conduct contributes to a welcoming, caring, respectful
and safe learning environment,
to co-operate and collaborate with school staff to support the delivery of
specialized supports and services to the student,
(d) to encourage, foster and advance collaborative,
positive and respectful relationships with teachers, principals, other school
staff and professionals providing supports and services in the school, and
to engage in the student’s school community.
Section 12 – Students
A student shall conduct
himself or herself so as to reasonably comply with the following code of
(a) be diligent in pursuing the student’s studies;
(b) attend school regularly and punctually;
(c) co-operate fully with everyone authorized by the board to
provide education programs and other services;
(d) comply with the rules of the school;
(e) account to the student’s teachers for the student’s conduct;
(f) respect the rights of others;
(g) ensure that the student’s conduct contributes to a
welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environment that respects
diversity and fosters a sense of belonging;
(h) refrain from, report and not tolerate bullying or bullying
behaviour directed toward others in the school, whether or not it occurs within
the school building, during the school day or by electronic means;
(i) positively contribute to the student’s school and community.