(Responsibility, Expectations, Attitude, Leadership)
The following statement is intended to assist the members of the St. Thomas community in understanding the expectations set forth in our R.E.A.L. Code of Conduct, incorporating Responsibility, Expectations, Attitude, and Leadership. Its purpose is to help the St. Thomas community members to integrate these standards into their lives.
One of the most important lessons in education is discipline. Though it does not appear as a subject, it underlies the whole educational structure. It is the training that fosters self-control, orderliness, and efficiency. It develops individuals of integrity and high moral character. It is the key to maximum academic achievement, good conduct, and proper consideration for others.
Good discipline and high moral values originate in the home. The parent is the first teacher of his or her child, and should foster the development of good behavior habits and proper attitudes toward school. Children grow and learn best through cooperative efforts of home and school. Parental support is imperative in the school's handling of student misconduct and/or poor attitude.
If you have further questions about discipline, please contact Associate Head of School Nori Madrigal at 786-268-3302 or firstname.lastname@example.org.