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Positive School Climate and Well-Being

The ALCDSB is dedicated to creating and promoting positive school climate and well-being in all of our schools. Respecting the dignity of all persons by fostering trusting relationships through policies and practices that promote equity, inclusion and diversity are at the core of our Catholic values, the Board's spiritual theme of Faith in Action and our provincial Catholic Graduate Expectations. A positive school climate is directly linked to student success and well-being ensuring students are motivated to do well and will realize their full potential. We are committed to sustaining healthy and nurturing communities of belonging that are safe, caring and respectful and built on the principles of restorative practice and progressive discipline.

The ALCDSB and its school communities engage in a whole school approach in putting prevention and intervention strategies in place to facilitate a positive relationship between students, staff, parents and community partners.

The Catholic Culture at St. Patrick is shaped by five interwoven elements:

Fundamental beliefs that we walk with Jesus everyday helping those marginalized by challenging situations.

Shared values about making a difference in the lives of our students.

Norms that include inclusivity, acceptance, and compassion.

Patterns and behaviors that support listening to the voices of students, parents, and our wider community.

Tangible evidence of student work showing creativity and collaboration.