The IB Learner Profile is the guide by which we operate the Elementary School. Its attributes will guide the behavior of both student and adult. Teachers and students jointly create classroom operational guidelines based on the learner profile attributes.
IB learner profile
The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.
IB learners strive to be:
- Inquirers They develop their natural curiosity. They acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learning. They actively enjoy learning and this love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.
- Knowledgeable They explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance. In so doing, they acquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines.
- Thinkers They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems, and make reasoned, ethical decisions.
- Communicators They understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication. They work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.
- Principled They act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities. They take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them.
- Open-minded They understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities. They are accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points of view, and are willing to grow from the experience.
- Caring They show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a personal commitment to service, and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.
- Risk-takers They approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought, and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. They are brave and articulate in defending their beliefs.
- Balanced They understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for themselves and others.
- Reflective They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience. They are able to assess and understand their strengths and limitations in order to support their learning and personal development.
Students’ Rights and Responsibilities
The following supports the IB learner profile and gives specifics for bus conduct and student dress
- Students have the right to learn
- All children can behave appropriately
- Misbehavior is a matter of choice by the student.
- A student will accept the responsibility for his or her actions.
- Teachers have the right to teach
- FAIR LEARNING RULE
We will behave in a way that allows children to learn and teachers to teach.
- FAIR COMMUNICATION RULE
We will speak respectfully and listen carefully.
- FAIR TREATMENT RULE
We will treat one another with respect.
- FAIR DIRECTIONS RULE
We will follow directions.
- FAIR PROPERTY RULE
We will treat all property with respect.
- FAIR MOVEMENT RULE
We will move around the school and classroom quietly and orderly.
If a child is sent to the office in the event of a serious behavior concern which has been ongoing or which is quite severe in nature, the following will occur:
- 1st Offense: The child will receive a warning from the principal or alternate measure as is appropriate.
- 2nd Offense: The child will receive a lunch detention/morning detention and a note sent home to the child’s parent and/or a phone call home.
- 3rd Offense: Along with a consequence as indicated above, parents will be asked to meet with the principal, teacher, and school counselor to set behavioral goals.
Continued inappropriate behavior or behavior that imposes on the safety of other students may result in the child being sent home from school. Further discussions and goal setting may occur with the child’s family and teachers.
Rules of Conduct for Bus Riders
While on the bus, students are under the immediate supervision of the bus driver. The safety of all passengers is the most important part of the school bus operation. Appropriate behavior is mandatory at all times and inappropriate behavior will result in progressive consequences.
- Stand on the sidewalk at pick up points until the bus comes to a complete stop.
- Bus drivers and bus monitors are to be treated with respect.
- Remain seated while the bus is moving.
- No loud talking, shouting, swearing or use of profanity.
- Fighting and roughhousing is forbidden.
- No throwing of things inside the bus.
- Student will not cause damage to the outside or inside of the bus.
- No bullying of other students.
- Other behaviors which in the judgment of the school are inappropriate.
Consequences for Inappropriate Behavior:
Offences will be reported by the bus driver to the bus manager.
1st Offense: Bus manager will talk to student regarding inappropriate behavior and contact parents. Assistant principal will also be notified.
2nd Offense: Bus manager reports inappropriate behavior to the appropriate school administrator resulting in a conference with the student. Administrator will make parent contact and a detention/loss of recess administered.
3rd Offense: Parent conference with administrator, bus manager and student; including the loss of bus privileges for 3 school days.
4th Offense: Parent conference with administrator, bus manager and student; plus the loss of bus privileges for 20 school days.
Student Dress Code
Students are to wear school uniforms at all times which include:
- PreK students must wear school issue red AIS logo shirts and classic navy pants.
- Grades KG1- 5 students must wear school issue white AIS logo shirts and classic navy pants or skirts.
- Sweaters or sweatshirts may be navy or white or a combination of navy and white.
- All school clothing will be sold by the AIS school outlet store.
Dress Down Day will be celebrated the last Thursday in the month at which time students do not have to wear their school uniform; however, clothing restrictions apply as below.
- Hats, caps or sunglasses in the classrooms
- Items of clothing that depict ethnicity or nationality
- Baggy trousers, torn clothing, ill fitted clothing T-shirts, sweat pants except for physical education classes
- Logos, or slogans, which in the opinion of the school are in any way offensive.
- Shoulders, knees, midriffs and waists are to be covered at all times.
- No makeup