When any of these policies has been broken, actions will be taken with the goals of education and reconciliation within our community. Education involves learning from the incident in order to prevent it from recurring in the future. Reaching reconciliation involves compassion, fairness, empathy, and understanding.
These actions are not linear and may occur in any order.
● If a policy has been broken, I will exhibit VERITAS by telling a trusted adult. In cases where illegal activity is suspected, the adult will/should report it to the Headmaster.
● If a policy has been broken, I will exhibit VERITAS by being honest about my actions so that all the facts can be known in a timely fashion.
● If a policy has been broken, I will exhibit VERITAS by cooperating, while meaningful consequences for the behaviour are determined and explained.
● If a policy has been broken, I will exhibit VERITAS by working hard to make things right in a timely fashion and to learn from the situation.
● If a policy has been broken, I will exhibit VERITAS by not repeating the behaviour, and I will participate in three follow-up sessions.
Although Selwyn House will do its best to embark on a process of reconciliation, this process is not guaranteed as it requires a commitment by all parties involved. Upon failure to find a reasonable solution, or if an act is so egregious it is not resolvable, a student is liable for more stringent disciplinary action. This action may include detention, suspension, academic or disciplinary probation, or expulsion. Parents enrolling their sons at Selwyn House do so with the knowledge that the school reserves the right to require withdrawal of any student who violates the letter or spirit of the school’s policies by his conduct or general attitude.
Please note that these policies work in conjunction with the Mutual Respect Policy and Bill 56.