Students who are in year four and who have completed 24 credits can schedule a study period/ spare. Students who have a study period must follow expected standards of behaviour as outlined below.
Study periods are used primarily to complete homework, work on assignments, prepare for tests and participate in other school-related activities.
Study periods may not be used for card playing or games in designated study period areas.
During study periods, students may be in the cafeteria, Resource Centre, or other areas of teacher supervision. They cannot be in the halls and/or the locker area.
Students on a study period are expected to participate in all school activities including liturgical celebrations and/or assemblies.
Study periods are not guaranteed. Students with attendance and/or behaviour concerns may have their study period revoked and may be assigned supervised study.
Reasons for Expected Behaviour
The course work in senior courses requires students to work independently on a variety of assignments and to prepare for class activities.
Effective use of study periods encourages self-discipline and good work habits
Consequences for Misbehaviour
Designated staff will speak to students regarding inappropriate behaviour.
Students who abuse the privilege of the study periods will be counselled and/or disciplined by a Principal.
Students who continue to abuse the privilege will meet with a Principal and parents/guardians to set up further guidelines.