We recognize parents as being the primary educators of their children. Our school and district strives to support parents in this key role by providing the information necessary to help make decisions for your child regarding important issues.

Please be informed of the following changes to the Education Act about parent & student responsibilities.

Parent responsibilities (Section 32) 

A parent has the prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be provided to the parent’s child, and as a partner in education, has the responsibility to:

(a) act as the primary guide and decision-maker with respect to the child’s education, 

(b) take an active role in the child’s educational success, including assisting the child in complying with section 31, 

(c) ensure that the child attends school regularly, 

(d) ensure that the parent’s conduct contributes to a welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environment, 

(e) co-operate and collaborate with school staff to support the delivery of supports and services to the child, 

(f) encourage, foster and advance collaborative, positive and respectful relationships with teachers, principals, other school staff and professionals providing supports and services in the school, and 

(g) engage in the child’s school community. 

2012 cE-0.3 s32;2019 c7 s9 

Student responsibilities (Section 31) 

A student, as a partner in education, has the responsibility to: 

(a) attend school regularly and punctually, 

(b) be ready to learn and actively engage in and diligently pursue the student’s education, 

(c) ensure that the student’s conduct contributes to a welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environment that respects diversity and fosters a sense of belonging, 

(d) respect the rights of others in the school, 2012 Section 32 Chapter E-0.3 EDUCATION ACT 39 

(e) refrain from, report and not tolerate bullying or bullying behaviour directed toward others in the school, whether or not it occurs within the school building, during the school day or by electronic means, 

(f) comply with the rules of the school and the policies of the board, 

(g) co-operate with everyone authorized by the board to provide education programs and other services, 

(h) be accountable to the student’s teachers and other school staff for the student’s conduct, and 

(i) positively contribute to the student’s school and community. 

Please visit Calgary Catholic School District / Parents / Parent Support for information and resources on topics such as diverse learning needs, HPV vaccine and human sexuality curriculum.