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School Code

Mission Statement:

St. Francis Xavier Catholic High School is committed to fostering a safe, respectful, and inclusive learning environment that reflects our Catholic values. Our mission is to empower students to grow academically, spiritually, and socially, guided by principles of faith, compassion, and integrity.


Core Values:

  1. Faithfulness: We uphold the teachings of the Catholic Church, fostering a community where faith is celebrated and lived out in daily actions.

  2. Respect: We treat each individual with dignity, recognizing the inherent value of every person as a child of God. This includes respecting differences in race, ethnicity, gender, religion, abilities, and backgrounds.

  3. Integrity: We strive for honesty and truthfulness in all our actions, acknowledging the importance of personal and academic integrity.

  4. Compassion: We show kindness, understanding, and empathy toward others, recognizing the shared humanity that unites us.

Board Theme: I Belong Here, Together We Are God's Good News

Embracing the board theme, "I Belong Here, Together We Are God's Good News," we affirm the sense of belonging and inclusivity within our school community. Every student, staff member, and stakeholder are valued and respected as we collectively embody God's good news.


Expectations for Students:

1. Academic Excellence:

  • Attend classes regularly and arrive on time, ready to engage in the learning process.
  • Complete all assignments and assessments with honesty and effort.
  • Seek help when needed and actively participate in the academic community.
  • In our 7/8 classrooms, the utilization of mobile devices is limited during instructional periods to avoid distractions and optimize the time dedicated to learning. Classroom policy dictates that mobile devices are prohibited within the learning space and are required to be securely stored in the student lockers.

2. Respectful Behavior:

  • Treat all members of the school community with kindness and respect.
  • Use language that is positive, inclusive, and free from discrimination or harassment.
  • Honor the property and belongings of others.

3. Faith and Spiritual Growth:

  • Participate in religious activities, ceremonies, and Masses with reverence and an open heart.

4. Personal Integrity:

  • Be honest and truthful in all interactions, both within and outside the school community.
  • Take responsibility for one's actions and seek reconciliation when conflicts arise.

5. Safety and Well-being:

  • Contribute to a safe and secure school environment by following safety guidelines and reporting concerns promptly.
  • Support the physical, emotional, and mental well-being of oneself and others.

6. Community Engagement:

  • Engage in positive and constructive contributions to the school and local community.
  • Embrace opportunities for service, volunteering, and social responsibility.

Progressive Discipline Strategies:

Violations of the code of conduct may result in progressive discipline strategies, including but not limited to:

  1. Counseling and Guidance: Providing students with guidance and support to address and understand the consequences of their actions.

  2. Restorative Practices: Encouraging students to take responsibility for their actions and actively participate in restoring harm caused to individuals or the school community.

  3. Parental Involvement: Collaborating with parents or guardians to address behavioral concerns and develop strategies for improvement.

  4. Detention: Assigning students to lunch detention to reflect on their behavior and make amends.

  5. Loss of Privileges: Temporarily restricting students' access to certain privileges, extracurricular activities, or events.

  6. In-School Suspension: Assigning students to a supervised in-school suspension to provide an opportunity for reflection and academic engagement.

  7. Out-of-School Suspension: Temporarily removing students from the school environment to allow time for reflection and the development of a plan for positive behavior.

Review and Amendments:

This code of conduct will be reviewed periodically to ensure its continued relevance and effectiveness. Amendments may be made to address emerging issues and maintain alignment with the values and mission of St. Francis Xavier Catholic High School.