A covenant is a solemn or written promise and agreement to engage in or refrain from a specified action. This covenant is a shared vision, collective and common understanding of an expectation of appropriate behaviours. It is negotiated and written by the class to ensure all students have a common understanding and ownership.
The covenant clearly defines the behaviour expectations of the classroom. It gives students guidelines, boundaries and ownership of his or her own behaviours. It is a learning process, a matter of selecting appropriate choices one can make.
As a class we develop an individual vision of how we will live, love, learn and celebrate together. We have "We Can Work It Out" classrooms and use our covenants as a basis to enhance our living, loving, learning and celebrating together in productivity and harmony so all students feel safe and happy.