Students are often under many pressures placed on them by their parents, teachers, friends, host families, and tasks and challenges they are required to face. The life of a student is one of growth, discovery and challenge, but it is also a life that is occasionally weighed upon by indecision, stress, confusion, and the pressures of sometimes contradictory and competing issues and expectations.
The teachers, counselors, and administration of CHS completely understand this. It is one of the principle mandates of the school to help all students with the issues and challenges that they face during their years with us.
Nevertheless, students are also expected to follow a simple but strict code of conduct that is based on respect, determination, and the desire to grow academically and socially within a Canadian environment. All students are expected:
- to attend classes regularly
- to respect the school and its facilities
- to respect fellow students, teachers, and administration
- to meet, as best they can, the expectations of their grades and courses
- to complete their work on a timely basis
- to come to classes on time
- to participate in all curricular activities
- to actively seek improvement in themselves in all ways
- to be honest and forthcoming
- to accept and work with the help and opportunities extended to them
- to speak English at all times in and out of class
- to lead lifestyles conducive to helping them meet their educational obligations
All course outlines should indicate the percentage allocated to “Attendance and Participation”. In addition, teachers inform students clearly their expectation on attendance in the beginning of a semester.
Teachers mark attendance for every class for the school records as well as their own personal record.
In the event of a student being continually absent (and achieving low grades),
A teacher will notify the counselor responsible for the student.
The counselor will then see the individual student to discuss ways that the student can improve his/her performance. This communication will be recorded in the log sheet in the student file.
Should the absences/low grades continue, the teacher will notify the Principal. The Principal will see the student and alert him/her the risk of failing the course due to low attendance rate.
Should the absences/low grades continue, the teacher should then warn the student (again) that he/she is on the very verge of failing a course.
The decision to fail will ultimately rest with the teacher of that particular course.
All students are expected to do homework everyday.
Teachers are requested to assign some specific homework in each subject everyday.
Students should record their homework assignments in each subject everyday.
Homework assignments should be checked by teachers everyday.
Student Handbook is available for download here.