Peace Program

In September, 1994, St. Hilary of Poitiers School instituted a PEACE PROGRAM. This PEACE PROGRAM became the philosophy of our school. It is based on the principles taught by Jesus Christ. It infiltrated every curriculum area and is our Discipline Code. This non-violent approach touches every person in our school community. It touches our principal, teachers, staff members, parents and students. All are required to follow these principles of peace.

Armed with the knowledge that conflicts are inevitable, teachers and students have been in serviced and are expected to follow, conflict resolution skills. Good and healthy self esteem is promoted through these skills. Children are taught to stand up for themselves and not allow others to tease or bully them.

Respect, both in word and action, toward self, others and environment is the primary principle of our PEACE PROGRAM.

Disrespect, both in word or action, toward self, others or environment will simply NOT BE TOLERATED!!!

A respectful quiet is expected to be observed in the hallways at all times.

This respectful quiet is also to be observed in response to bells throughout the day.

This quiet enhances a sense of serenity throughout the environment, thus promoting a sense of well being that will extend to each other.

Privileges and Responsibilities

I have the privilege to be educated at St. Hilary School between the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 3:15 P.M. This means I have the responsibility to be on time, attend all classes and stay on school premises until being dismissed according to my parents' plans.

I have the privilege to use clean and neat textbooks and library books. I have the responsibility to carry my books in a school bag and keep them in good condition. I also have the responsibility to take good care of library books and return them on time.

I have the privilege to wear the uniform of St. Hilary School. This means I have the responsibility to abide by the Dress Code found in the Parent Handbook.

I have the privilege to be myself at St. Hilary School. This means that no one will treat me unfairly because of my color, my weight, my height or my gender. I have the responsibility to treat others fairly and with respect.

I have the privilege to be safe at St. Hilary School. This means that no one will hit me, kick me, push me, pinch me or hurt me in any way. This also means that no one will hurt me with mean words. I have the responsibility to make others feel safe with my actions and words and to refrain from fighting and ALL physical aggression.

I have the privilege to the security of my personal property. This means that no one will take or use my belongings without my knowledge or permission. I have the responsibility to respect what belongs to me and to others.

I have the privilege to a healthy body and mind. This means I will refrain from the use of tobacco, alcohol, drugs and immoral conduct. I have the responsibility to treat my body with respect and to understand that each person has the right to this same treatment.

I have the privilege to use God's gift of food for its intended purpose. THIS MEANS I EAT WHAT I'VE BEEN GIVEN WITH RESPECT AND DIGNITY. I have the responsibility not to waste or damage my food or the food of another and to refrain from the use of gum in any manner.

I have the privilege to be heard at St. Hilary School. This means that no one will yell, scream or shout at me or use inappropriate language. I have the responsibility to speak to others with respect instead of yelling, screaming or shouting at them and to use appropriate language.

I have the privilege to come to a clean, neat, gum and litter free St. Hilary School. This means that everyone will protect school property and clean up after him or herself and help others to do the same. I have the responsibility to keep the environment clean, neat, gum and litter free and to refrain from any vandalism.