About

Queensmount Senior School has approximately 400 students in grades 7 & 8.  We pride ourselves on creating an atmosphere where students are eager to learn, be creative and take risks.  Staff work together to ensure a high quality education for all students.  We have an active intramural program with numerous sports activities available throughout the year.  Our instrumental music program lends itself to bands and choirs.  Technology is a big focus here at Queensmount.  With all the technology we currently have, there is no need to bring your own device.  Staff are very proficient at integrating technology with learning to provide a 21st century learning experience.

DAILY SCHEDULE

8:12 Entry Bell

8:20 – 9:20 Period 1

9:20 – 10:20 Period 2

10:20 – 10:40 Outdoor Break #1

10:40 – 11:00 Nutrition Break #1

11:00– 12:00 Period 3

12:00– 1:00 Period 4

1:00 – 1:20 Outdoor Break #2

1:20– 1:40 Nutrition Break #2

1:40 – 2:40 Period 5

Queensmount Senior Public School operates on a 5-day cycle.

STUDENT BEHAVIOUR and CODE OF CONDUCT

At Queensmount Senior Public School, our goal is to make your child’s day safe, happy and productive. We expect each student to follow our Core Values of: Integrity, Respect, and Responsibility. Students are encouraged and guided to make the correct choices on an individual basis as necessary. Our Code of Behaviour relates to behaviour at school, on the school bus and during any school sponsored off campus trip.  At times, students will make inappropriate choices that will require consequences. Depending on the situation the consequences may include:

• Discussion/conference with the student about behaviour

• Loss of privileges

• Removal from class

• Referral to administration by teacher

• Referral to Child and Youth Worker and/or Guidance Counsellor

• Home contacted/parental involvement

• Responsibilities for damaged property

• In-school detention/suspension

• Out of school suspension

• Police involvement

• Expulsion

The above consequences are not listed in sequence. The consequences will vary based on the behaviour demonstrated.

BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE

Students may bring electronic devices to school which can enhance their learning (smartphones, tablets, laptops, ipods, mp3 players etc.).  Unless the device is being used in class for learning opportunities, the device must remain in the student’s locker.  It is at the teacher’s discretion as to whether students will have access to electronic devices during class time.  Students do not need their own electronic devices as we have a wide variety of technology available to students.  Students and their parents must sign an agreement about BYOD and understand that the school does not assume responsibility for any lost, damaged or stolen devices.

DRESS CODE

The clothing that we wear contributes to the overall atmosphere of the school. In our society, clothing that may be appropriate for other places and circumstances may not be suitable in a school’s learning environment.

The following items are considered as inappropriate choices for everyday school attire:

• Very short skirts or shorts and very low rise pants

• Hats, Sweatbands, and Bandanas are NOT PERMITTED in the school

• Visible undergarments of any description e.g. boxers/briefs, bra straps, etc.

• Clothing with inappropriate statements or pictures such as, but not limited to: alcohol or drug advertisements, derogatory, sexually suggestive, and racist comments, etc.

• Low cut, backless or cropped tops that leave the midriff bare

• ‘Muscle’ shirts or tank tops with large arm holes, tube tops, see-through or sheer tops, strapless tops or tops with thin (spaghetti) straps

• Bathing suits

• Sleepwear

Consequences for wearing inappropriate clothing may include any or all of the following:

• Being asked to change or cover up inappropriate clothing. The student may need to go home to change.

• Being asked not to wear inappropriate clothing in the future.

• Phone call home to parents to inform them of the situation.

• Progressive discipline for repeat occurrences