Good Shepherd School’s discipline program is based on a cooperative discipline theory. We believe that each student is a precious gift of God, and as such, deserves our love, respect, and encouragement in reaching his or her full potential.
Each student is expected to contribute to a cooperative classroom atmosphere by following rules established by the students and teachers. Rewards and consequences are chosen by individual teachers. While rules, rewards, and consequences may vary from room to room, all are in accordance with Good Shepherd School’s philosophy, and each student is clearly shown what will be expected.
At Good Shepherd we believe that each student should be treated with respect and dignity. We foster positive character education through daily interactions and lessons.
Good Shepherd School defines bullying as "unwanted, aggressive, behavior among school age children that involves real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, or excluding someone from a group on purpose." (www.stopbullying.gov)
It is important that the students, school staff, and parents work cooperatively to resolve any issues that have occured.
STUDENT ANTI-BULLYING RULES:
- We will not bully others.
- We will try to help students who are bullied.
- We will make it a point to include students who are easily left out.
- If we know someone is being bullied, we will tell an adult at school and an adult at home.