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The staff of Calvary Christian School is committed to giving our students the best training and teaching possible.  We strive to provide an atmosphere that is free from anxiety and conducive to learning.  Our goal is to partner with parents and families to foster Christ-like character in all of our students.  We endeavor to teach, train, and practise all of the behaviours necessary to accomplish this goal.  Our expectation is not perfection, but a heart that is willing to learn and grow in Christ-like attitudes and behaviours. We will work with students to see them accomplish these goals.  The following represents the intensive teaching and training that takes place during our two-week training camp in September and our one week training camps in January and March.  This teaching and training continues on a daily basis throughout our school year.


Training, Prevention & Praise!

Before School

·     No students dropped off before 8:30 (go to Before School Supervision)


  • Students talk with friends - No running, balls, games etc.

  • Stay near school-not past light stand

  • Wait for whistle and line-up quickly and quietly for prayer

Tuesday - Friday:

  • Proceed directly to classroom to unpack and prepare for opening exercises

YARD DUTY for Teachers

·     Train yard patrollers

  • Two yard duty teachers– position yourselves at opposite ends of the playground

  • Move about to see what is happening - prevent incidents


LINE UP – 1st week line up by grade – 2nd week line up by unity teams (team #’s written on pavement)
  • One whistle blow – stop – proceed quickly to line within 2 minutes, stop playing, equipment put away neatly

  • Second whistle blow – expectation:  no talking, split teams - 6 lines on one side - 6 on the other of yellow bars

  • Next recess – non-compliance from preceding recess – escort student to line earlier to be ready for 1st whistle (continue to practise if once is not enough)


  • One team at a time quietly (quiet talking allowed) – indoor voices

  • Send in next line when 1st reaches Grade 7/8 room, and so on (return to outside if not done properly)

  • Walk on right hand side of the hallway

  • Hats removed (train – go back outside, remove hat, come back in – repeat – take hat if non-compliance)

  • Put coats, boots away neatly

  • Go directly to classroom - do not wait for friends, no use of washroom without permission – may use drinking fountain


  • In a straight line – not talking, pushing, or standing in a group

  • No eating in hallways- wait until outside (after 2nd week. take snack away, bring back to homeroom and put back in lunch bag)

  • No running in halls (train – stop, go back, do it over)


  • Enter quietly

  • Switch to classroom routines

  • Hang up coats

  • Put lunch pails and knapsacks in designated area

  • Put things away

  • Go directly to desks

  • Bell work until opening exercises - not formal work (i.e. journal)

  • Open communication books on desks

  • Line up for opening exercises


  • If the student arrives after 8:50, the student is considered late

  • Go directly to report at the office - do not go to classroom

  • Remain at the office until after opening exercises

  • Receive a Lateness Infraction slip to take home, have signed, and return the next day

  • Return to classroom after opening exercises - no talking or class disruption

  • Prepare quickly and begin work

  • Three lateness infractions means a ½ hour detention


  • Use at the start of recess – quickly and quietly, don’t linger

  • During day – need a pass - (JK- Gr. 2 need a partner, unless using small bathrooms near the classrooms)

  • May not use after recess without permission

  • Must have permission to come in if emergency from playground

  • Washrooms must be left neat and tidy (no papers on the floor) – leave neater than you found it

  • Train students to use soap and paper towels correctly

  • Come in quietly and in a straight line - no talking

  • Sit in assigned seat – same every week

  • Stand properly and participate for opening exercises

  • Give attention to speakers

  • May not leave during chapel for washroom, drink, etc. unless emergency - with permission (grades 3 – 8 should not have to)

  • Singing – participate with actions

  • Stand and give appropriate responses to speaker’s questions and comments

  • Dismissed by class


  • Teach the behaviour you expect of them

  • Train compliance on little things first – need a balance – “routine compliance” – don’t be picky (avoid scolding on small behaviours)

  • Give absolute instruction – eliminates arguing

  • Teach them how to behave

  • Routine responses to procedures, routines, and skills

  • Teach students to be part of the solution

  • Be a role model for anyone younger than yourself – absolute responsibility

  • Courtesy – don’t raise voices – can change tone – use few words – use prompts

  • Don’t embarrass students in front of friends

  • “I need you to learn to …..” – less defensive – partnership – working together

  • Beware: “Teachers are often the main interrupters of their own lessons”

  • Expect them to answer when spoken to

  • Anger – explain that you will speak to them when they are calm


  • Hand up to speak in the classroom

  • Respectful to teachers and other students – if not, the student must apologize – apologies must be heartfelt and restate offence they are apologizing for.  Apology must be verbally accepted (this includes “accidents”)

  • Sharpen pencils only when teacher is not teaching

  • Writing utensils, rulers, etc. – look after – not to be used for other things

  • Proper care of all books, supplies, equipment, tables, etc. – responsible to pay for damaged, abused items

  • No books on the floor

  • Keep room tidy – no paper bits, garbage on floor

  • Must have all supplies, uniforms, coats, footwear labeled

  • Gym class – 1 grace period/month, if clothes are left at home – not allowed to participate second time  if they are forgotten – work assigned

  • Computers - assigned computers, quiet talking, may not change settings on computers

  • Smooth, quick transitions  from one subject to another – must become automatic –  chaos to order

  • Hold doors open for each other and say thank you

  • Greet people kindly in hall

  • Listen when being spoken to – or when others are speaking

  • Wait patiently

  • Excuse yourself when coming between others or walking in front of someone

  • No eye-rolling

  • All desks, baskets organized every Friday - neat and tidy every day

  • No inappropriate language or gestures

  • Additional inappropriate words and sayings not allowed i.e. “shut up”, “dumb”, “stupid”, “sucks”, “crap”, “screwed up” as well as the following will not be accepted as excuses:  “I don’t know”, “just kidding”, “just joking”)

  • Homework expectations - 10 min. per grade (i.e. Grade 1 - 10 min., Grade 5 – 50 min.)

  • Never interrupt someone speaking unless it is an emergency


  • Complete all assigned work

  • Lesser mark will be given if late

  • Substandard work will be done over

  • Accept all tasks with a good attitude and always do your best

  • Rewrite notes if books and notes defaced


  • Homework assignments, teacher initials before going home

  • Parent sign each day when work is done

  • Book open in morning at desk for teacher to check

  • Code of Conduct form issued if book is not signed for three days

  • Must be kept in good condition


  • Be respectful, kind, and caring to others

  • Be obedient to teachers, staff, others in authority

  • No trading, selling, giving, or taking of belongings (without special permission by administrative staff)

  • No dating relationships or communication of this nature

  • No toys at school without special permission - (cars, stuffed animals etc.)

  • No electronic equipment at school without special permission - (Gameboys, CD players, cell phones & camera phones etc.)

  • No cameras may be used without permission by teacher



Incidents To Be Reported To The Office:


  • Inform office with walkie-talkie and send Code of Conduct follow-up form for principal to deal with student:  violence, aggressive physical contact, bullying, weapons, swearing, defiance, disrespect, non-compliance, injuries, sexual assault, immorality



  • Inform office with walkie-talkie and send to office - to finish work or because of being disruptive – quiet place to work – principal not needed to deal with it – can go to another class (don’t humiliate)



  • Teach students to assist the supply teacher, keep binder in office updated

  • Greeter group – run off things at office; seating plans, etc in an envelope for the teacher

  • Helper students assigned to assist with specific tasks


  • Knock on door

  • Students should not arrange appointments with friends during school (do the night before)

  • Students should not be at office during school time unless sent by teacher (illness, need phone etc.) and must have office pass

  • Do not enter the office unless given permission - never sit at the secretary’s desk

  • Passes for office/washroom – no one in hallways unless they have a pass

  • May not use phone after school unless it is an emergency

  • Teachers, rather than students, look after most of photocopying ahead of time

  • All medication must be administered by the office (including headache and allergy medicine)

  • Any cough drops will be administered by the home room teacher



Play well, play safe, have fun!

  • No aggressive physical contact

  • All unsafe items are reported to the yard duty teacher – never pick up things like glass

  • Never interfere with another student's activities

  • Always share the playground equipment

  • Soccer, running games, etc. must be played on the grass

  • Absolutely no retaliation if another student makes a mistake – yard duty teacher must be told and the teacher solves the problem

  • Listen to yard patrollers

  • If there are any problems the yard duty teacher is contacted

  • Boundaries = pylons, tree line, and fence (students may not go into parking area beyond pylons without supervision – not out of sight (ie. around corner of building ) – teachers walk the boundaries for training

  • Must have permission to return balls outside of boundaries (Gr. 3-8 only)

  • Students are not allowed to re-enter the school and exceptions are only made by the yard duty teacher

  • Garbage must be put in the container inside the door

  • All equipment must be returned to cart, not left in field or playground

  • Train students how to put equipment back on the cart neatly and orderly

  • No chasing, grabbing, or pushing

  • No inappropriate games – if unsure ask the yard duty teacher

  • Only flag football is allowed, not touch football

  • All students go outside unless given permission by their teacher

  • No picking up rocks, sticks, etc.

  • Playground equipment used appropriately ( i.e. skipping ropes are not to be used to pull people)

  • Area around garbage bin and stairs are out of bounds

  • Children must have snow pants and boots to be on the snow hills, no throwing snow

  • When the grass is wet, we do not use the field

  • Keep playground balls away from seniors apartment


  • Teachers ensure that no students are outside before yard supervision begins - 3:30 pm

  • Gr. 1 - 4 students wait at wall to be picked up by parents

  • Gr. 5 - 8 students wait close to the school for ride and then proceed to vehicle immediately

  • No balls, running games, etc. after school - safety issue


*NOTE:  1 week mini-camps after Christmas and March breaks


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