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Our Safe School Committee, meets to make recommendations to promote the on-going safe, inclusive and accepting culture of GBSS.. In so doing, the committee, reviews annually the Code of Conduct.

Excerpt from Education Act, Regulation 298
REQUIREMENTS FOR PUPILS

A pupil shall

  • be diligent in attempting to master such studies as are part of the program in which the pupil is enrolled:
  • exercise self-discipline;
  • accept such discipline as would be exercised by a kind, firm and judicious parent;
  • attend classes punctually and regularly;
  • be courteous to fellow pupils and obedient and courteous to teachers;
  • be clean in person and habits;
  • take such tests and examinations as are required by or under the Act or as may be directed by the Minister; and
  • show respect for school property.

When a pupil returns to school after an absence, a parent of the pupil, or the pupil where the pupil is an adult, shall give the reason for the absence orally or in writing as the principal requires.

A pupil may be excused by the principal from attendance at school temporarily at any time at the written request of a parent of the pupil or the pupil where the pupil is an adult.

Every pupil is responsible for his or her conduct to the principal of the school that the pupil attends,

  • on the school premises;
  • on out-of-school activities that are part of the school program; and
  • while travelling on a school bus that is owned by a board or on a bus or school bus that is under contract to a board.
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