The mission of Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools speaks to “nurturing” each student “to learn, live fully, and serve others.” As further outlined in Board Policy 1, every effort to realize this mission is guided by values and core commitments that place the well-being of students and staff as being at the forefront of the operation of our schools. Most importantly, our passion in this regard is motivated by our core belief that all students and staff are “children of God.” For this reason, the Board will ensure that each student enrolled in our schools and each staff member working on behalf of students is provided with a welcoming, caring, respectful, safe and Catholic environment that promotes the well-being of all students and staff and fosters community support for achieving this goal.
Given recent legislative changes, including changes to the Alberta Human Rights Act, Bill 24: An Act to Support Gay-Straight Alliances, Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act, and the Alberta Whistleblower Protection Act, our District has revised and worked with our schools to ensure that they have up-to-date school codes of conduct and that such codes of conduct are reviewed annually.
The board policy and administrative procedures that are supportive of ensuring that we have welcoming, caring, respectful, and safe environments are as follows:
District Mission Statement, Values and Beliefs, and Goals and Objectives
Safe and Caring Environments
Student Discipline, Conduct, Codes of Conduct, Harassment (including Bullying) and Discrimination
Employee and Non-employee Harassment (including Bullying) and Discrimination, and Safe and Caring Concerns and Complaints Procedures
All school codes of conduct can be accessed on school websites under their "About Us" navigation tab.