We believe that discipline is fundamental to life. Discipline is a necessary reflection of the Philosophy of a Catholic School, which attempts to develop a fully committed Christian – a Christian committed to the observance of just rules and regulations, which will assist the individual in responding to his/her responsibilities and obligations to himself/herself and others.
Correct training in discipline means that a child learns to accept rules and regulations presented by lawful authority. Students are expected to act in such fashion that their behavior will reflect favorably on themselves and the school. They are expected to show consideration and respect for their fellow students and teachers, thus creating a harmonious atmosphere within the school. All students must recognize their individual responsibilities and obligations and discharge them in accordance with school regulations. Children who fail to comply with school policies and regulations must accept the consequences.
The discipline code applies to students and parents/guardians, both in school and at school-sponsored events, as well as in the school/parish community and outside the school/parish community where the behavior is contrary to Catholic teachings or could bring disrepute or embarrassment to the School.
The ideal of discipline within Catholic Education is to enable students to move from external discipline to self-discipline to discipleship, following the Lord and serving others.
Children must first learn appropriate behavior through someone or something outside themselves. When children have reached that stage of maturity appropriate to his or her age, they should be helped to govern their conduct from within themselves so that they can live responsibly.
The school reserves the right to search anything that is brought onto school property. Students may be disciplined for making disparaging remarks about the school whether this is done inside or outside of school; any conduct that is detrimental to the school warrants action by the school with the student making the disparaging remarks.
Please see the school handbook for further information on the school's discipline policy