At St. Ann Catholic School our discipline policy is based on principles of restorative justice.
This means we believe:
All people make mistakes and need an opportunity to make up for the harm done and return to full acceptance in a community. Actions have consequences, but instead of generic punishments, we are dedicated to using discipline measures that will help repair the damage done and restore the student to the school community.
Everyone in a restorative system must commit to being positive, which means dwelling on the positive rather than the negative. We do not label students as “bullies” or “bad kids.” Rather, we offer all students a way to return to goodness.
Virtue is the opposite/positive aspect of harm and needs to be taught and developed. It is easy to say “do not do this or that.” We are committed to teaching students what goodness looks like. At St. Ann’s we do not just say “do not be mean,” we teach students how to be kind and courteous.
Prayerful self-reflection must be a part of discipline in a Catholic environment.
St. Ann Catholic School is a diverse Christian community devoted to providing a comprehensive curriculum and a learning environment that encourages students to reach their full potential. St. Ann School promotes the mission of the Catholic Church in a loving family atmosphere.
GROW – TEACHING THE WHOLE CHILD
Each person is viewed as a unique individual created in the image and likeness of God, with special gifts to be nurtured and developed.
LEARN – ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
It is the aim of St. Ann School to achieve excellence in all aspects of the school and to create an environment in which all students are challenged to actualize their potential in a loving atmosphere of discipline and self-control.
LOVE – ROOTED IN FAITH
St. Ann of Normandy is a Catholic school, which strives to help students know, understand, and live the gospel message of the Catholic Church
CONNECT AND SUPPORT
St. Ann Catholic School relies on the generous support of our community and alumni. Generations of alumni look fondly on their time at St. Ann and continue to connect and reminisce. You can support St. Ann Catholic School in many ways.