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Indicator 2.5 - Student Well-being
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Staff, students, parents and school community promote and sustain student well-being and positive student behaviour in a safe, accepting, inclusive and healthy learning environment.

At the school:
  • A whole school approach is used to engage all members of the school community in developing policies and engaging in practices that will build and sustain a safe and accepting learning environment.
  • Safe and Accepting Schools Teams develop and update strategies to maintain and improve the school climate e.g., bullying prevention and intervention plans.
  • Healthy schools policies and programs are implemented (e.g., healthy eating, increased physical activity, injury prevention)
  • The tenets of equity and diversity are embedded in the school culture.
  • Ongoing opportunities are provided to gather and act on input regarding the learning culture from staff, students and parents including a process to survey students, staff and parents regarding school climate at least once every two years.
  • All staff have a duty to report incidents of discrimination, harassment and bullying, including incidents involving the use of social media.
  • All staff are aware of their role in responding to emergencies, including those under local police/school board protocols.
  • School-wide approaches promote positive relationship-building between and among students and educators, using tools such as peer mediation, conflict resolution and other evidence-informed practices.
  • Processes are in place to support new students as they become part of the school community (e.g. student ambassadors welcome new students to the classroom/school).
In the classroom:
  • Classroom practice reflects safe, accepting, inclusive, caring, respectful and healthy learning environments.
  • The learning environment supports the diversity of learners.
  • Character development is an integral part of the learning environment.
  • Early intervention and/or progressive discipline guides students’ choices and decision-making.
  • In addition to the necessary knowledge and skills, the learning environment provides modelling for students to make safe and healthy decisions (e.g., injury prevention, healthy eating, physical activity, digital safety).
Students:
  • Engage in safe and healthy living and healthy relationships, including those developed through social media.
  • Behave in accordance with the school code of conduct.
  • Contribute to the establishment of a safe, accepting and healthy learning environment.
  • Respond in accordance to school policy and practices to emergencies (e.g. fire drills, lock downs).
  • Report incidents of discrimination, harassment, bullying and injustice and contribute to solutions.
  • Contribute to problem-solving in respectful, responsible ways.
  • Establish and lead activities that promote safe, accepting and inclusive learning environments.

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