Parents: Rights and Responsibilities
At Aurora Montessori School, staff and parents alike are dedicated to fostering the development of capable and confident young individuals in order to ensure that they have a bright and hopeful future ahead of them. AMS is a place where every child is promised safety, opportunity, respect, comfort, dignity, and acceptance.
Good manners and behaviour are the foundation of the teaching and learning philosophy at AMS. We believe that it is only through adopting good manners and practicing positive behaviour that students are able to gain from the learning opportunities that are available to them. It is our goal to help our children understand that they are here to learn and by placing great emphasis on the AMS standards of behaviour we are able to effectively teach each and every one of our students to accept responsibility for their actions.
All AMS students—both Casa and Elementary groups—are responsible for maintaining the order of their school environment (inside the classrooms, in the corridors, and outside on the playground). Students are expected to respect and care for their personal belongings as well as the school equipment and property. As such, Elementary students are to maintain their assigned lockers as part of the weekly ‘checkups’ (on Friday afternoons).
Students who repeatedly break the school rules and/or demonstrate constant disregard for the Code of Conduct may be asked to leave AMS to find a more suitable environment. Expulsion will only be utilized when all other efforts have failed and only when it would appear that the best interests of the student are not being or will not be met at the school. Whilst expelling a student does not necessarily preclude having that student re-enter in another school year, it does preclude that student from re-entering AMS during the same year.