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Code of Conduct


The wolf was the spirit animal gifted to Fleming by Shane Pointe, VSB’s former Knowledge Keeper/Elder in Residence.  In 2018, Fleming student Justin Ellis created the spectacular logo of the wolf, as shown above. The wolf represents loyalty, strong family ties, good communication, education, understanding and intelligence.  Fleming students are also introduced to the tale of the two wolves (Cherokee legend) which speaks to how our choices directly feed either the good wolf or the bad wolf.



Circle of Courage

The Code of Conduct exists to allow the school to be a safe, healthy, happy and productive place to learn and live. 

Our Code has adopted an Indigenous medicine wheel concept called the Circle of Courage which emphasizes social and emotional growth in one’s life. As the Circle of Courage proposes, it is important for children to grow and develop through the spirit of belonging, mastery, independence and generosity. 



I can be a respectful part of a group.

Belonging is an understanding that you are significant and that relationships of trust are important, so that the child can say, “I am loved.



I can set and achieve goals.


Mastery is an understanding that you are capable and that you are learning to cope with the world, so that the child can say, “I can succeed.



I can be independently responsible.


Independence is an understanding that you are powerful on the inside and that you have the will to make choices, so that the child can say, “I have the power to make decisions.”



I can contribute positively to others.

Generosity affirms that you are a genuine human, and that your character is nurtured by concern for others, so that the child can say, “I have a purpose for my life.

Within each of the spirits, students will be learning self-regulation skills, how to embrace a growth mindset, how to extend kindness and how to be part of a learning community. 


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