CHeS, as an independent Christian School, believes in upholding Biblical standards as outlined by our Statement of Faith and Vision and Goals. This includes a mandate to nurture an environment of mutual respect, dignity, and caring towards all students involved with CHeS. As part of our calling to love God and love our neighbor as ourselves, CHeS staff will seek to provide a safe and loving learning environment. We will not tolerate, at any time, any form of harassment, bullying, or threat to our students’ physical, emotional, or spiritual wellbeing, regardless of their personal characteristics. We have included a rationale supportive of this wording in our policy.
In the pursuit of providing a school environment that is safe, caring, orderly and respectful of the God-given worth and dignity of each individual, CHeS has adopted the following guidelines:
CHeS believes in combatting bullying by seeking to understand and address the underlying causes, and by disciplining bullying behaviour on a case-by-case basis. No policy can anticipate every scenario that will arise, but for clarity, CHeS has adopted the following approach to identifying unacceptable behaviour and distinguishing it from acceptable behaviour. CHeS is committed to protecting the physical safety of all students by identifying and eliminating all forms of violence, intimidation, and aggression.
Examples of unacceptable behaviour include, but are not limited to:
Examples of acceptable behaviour include, but are not limited to:
Unacceptable behavior will be dealt with through a Biblical model (Matthew 18).