“Agency is the capacity of individuals to act independently and to make their own free choices. By contrast, structure is those factors of influence that determine or limit an agent and their decisions.”
Our Philosophical Approach
We believe in empowering students to take responsibility for their behavior and actions. Therefore, the Upper Primary has developed student expectations, procedures, and rules, designed to promote a safe, kind, responsible and respectful community. We believe the role of adults in the Upper Primary is to support students’ social and emotional growth, helping them to make good decisions, and see mistakes as learning opportunities. When a child does not follow an expectation, procedure, or rule, it is the responsibility of the adults to encourage reflection and to take ownership of what could have been done differently. Counselors, teachers and administrators will partner together in these efforts, as appropriate.