Canadian academy of libya

Parents Handbook

                                                                                                              CANADIAN ACADEMY OF LIBYA (CAL)
                                                                                                                   Parents Handbook 2018/2019
The Canadian Academy of Libya (CAL) is a community of lifelong learners. CAL provides each student with the opportunity to achieve his/her personal best within an International educational environment. Our educational philosophy is based on providing a blend of the best of Western and Libyan educational practice. We will at all times be sensitive to local values, traditions, and customs.
The Canadian Academy of Libya’s challenging, comprehensive and supportive learning environment encourages students to actively discover and develop their intellectual, physical and creative potential. The school demonstrates its commitment to the development of the whole child through stimulating academic and co-curricular programs that prepare students to learn and achieve success in an ever-changing global society.
Key Information
– School Address: Serraj, Tripoli – Libya
– Telephone Number: +218924634628
– E mail:
– Website:
– Hours of Operation: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm, Sunday – Thursday
Child-Centered Learning Environment
We strive to:
– Create an environment that is focused on the best interest of the child
– Provide a warm family atmosphere within the school
– Respect the individual’s learning style
– Develop in children the ability to problem solve, make choices, be creative and express themselves
– Develop in children a positive self-image to enable them to grow emotionally, intellectually, and socially
– Instill respect for parents, staff, fellow students and self
– Teach children to understand the logical consequences of their actions and to assume responsibility for those actions
– Provide an experiential educational program
Expected School-wide Student Goal
`In keeping with our commitment of educating the whole child CAL also expects students to be academic Achievers, Effective Communicators, Critical Thinkers, Involved Citizens, Self-Directed Life Long Learners
Here are the three school rules govern students at all times at the Canadian Academy of Libya:
Be responsible
Be respectful
Be safe
School Policy
Student Behavior Code
Student Behavior Expectations
1- School standards for academic and social conduct
2- Faculty authority to teach and provide guidance
3- Classmates and the right to learn in an environment free from harassment
4- Cultural diversity and reasonable values stemming from individual cultural heritage
Students Must:
– Comply with the Student Behavior Code
– Show respect for the rights, property and safety of themselves and others
– Express themselves with socially acceptable language and behavior
– Exhibit behavior that avoids forms of intimidation, harassment, violence and discrimination
– Attend classes, activities and events and be prepared and punctual
– Show courtesy and respect for the rights of people in the school
– Show respect for school property and the property of others
– Demonstrate behavior that contributes to an orderly, supportive and safe learning environment
Code of Behavior as Applied to the Classroom
– Must come to class on time
– Must be prepared for class
– Must finish and turn in homework assignments on time
– Must follow teacher’s directions
– You may leave the classroom only with a teacher’s permission
Code of Behavior as Applied to the Halls
– Move quietly and respectfully through the halls when classes are in progress
– Running and yelling are unsafe and are not allowed at any time in the hallways
– Ball playing should be kept outside the building and not in the hallways
Code of Behavior as Applied in General
– Always listen to and follow staff directions
– Dispose of garbage in proper receptacles
– Speak only in English except in Arabic and Islamic lessons
– No teasing, harassing or taunting of other students
– No fighting, play fighting or horseplay are allowed anywhere on school grounds
– Foul language is not allowed
– Lying, stealing, and cheating are not tolerated
– Acts of vandalism causing damage to school property or property located on school
– No eating in the classroom
– Do not use the windows to enter or leave the classroom
– To maintain the cleanliness and proper use of toilets
Attendance and Absence Policy
– All students have to be at the school at 8:15 am and leave before 2:45 pm.
– The school is not responsible for the student who will be at the school before or after this
– Parents should call to notify the school in the morning of a student’s absence
– Parental responsibility to ensure their student attends school on a regular and punctual basis
– CAL is not responsible for giving students opportunities to make up missed tests
– The report cards will not be issued for the student who are absent more than 15 days.
– Students are to submit a doctor’s note if they miss school due to illness
– The parents may receive a phone call from the school if the student did not attend the school
Homework is assigned along with the ministry guidance to help students develop study skills
and achieve academic competency. All students have to complete and submit the homework on time
and the teacher is responsible to provide the feedback to the students. Parents are not allowed to do the
homework for their children.
Parent/Teacher Meeting
There will be an individual meeting between parents and teachers at the end of each semester,
in which, student’s progress, his/her needs, and other concerning issues can be discussed.
Other meetings may be held upon administration/parent’s request.
– Should your child become ill or have a fever at school, you will be called to take him/her
from the school.
– Please keep your child home if he or she has any of the following: temperature, rash,
diarrhea, vomiting or listlessness.
Notify the school immediately if your child has one of the following conditions: chickenpox, fifth
disease, hepatitis, measles, meningitis, mumps, pertussis (whooping cough), rubella and head louse.
Your child must remain at home until he/she is no longer able to spread the disease.
Should your child need medication during the day we ask that you use the following procedure:
– Fill in the medication form and submitted it to the administration office
– Medication should be brought to the school DAILY in a dose size container.
Your cooperation will help us to provide your child with proper care.
Dress Code
` Children are expected to wear school uniform every day. The uniform list is kept as brief and varied
as possible so as to keep the cost down.
Canadian Academy of Libya uniform consists of:
– The red jumper/cardigan/sweatshirt
– Dark blue trousers/skirt/pinafore dress
– White shirt/blouse/polo shirt
– Black shoes
Note: the school uniform must have NO designs, writing, pictures or logos
Dismissal of a Student
CAL reserves the right to dismiss a student where the continued attendance of that student would not be in the best interests of the student or the school, where his/her behavior seriously jeopardizes the ability of the school to guarantee the dignity and safety of its students or interferes with learning.
Textbooks will be given to all the registered students at the beginning of the school year. For the lost books, students will be charged the cost of the books plus 10% for the services. The new books need from one to two weeks to be ready.
Money at School
Children should not bring any more money to school than is required for lunch and/or breakfast or certain approved fund-raising activities. There will be no buying or selling of any items among children at school.
The lockers are made available for use in storing school supplies and personal items necessary for use at school, but the lockers are not to be used to store items which cause or can reasonably be foreseen to cause an interference with school purposes or an educational function or which are forbidden by law or school rules. Students have to inform the school office for the lost key and non-refundable LYD 50 will be charged for replacement keys
School facilities use
Schools facilities are valuable community assets which should be primarily available for children’s services and community use to strengthens the partnership between schools and local communities. However, they must only be used for activities that do not interfere with the school’s teaching and learning programs.
Note: parents are fully responsible for the costs of repair or replacement of equipment or damage to buildings or fixtures caused by students
Prohibited Items
Parents and students should note that the items listed below are prohibited or banned by the school.
Dangerous chemicals
Pornographic images
Any electronic devices
Energy drinks
Illegal drugs
CDs & Toys
Stolen items
Lighters or Matches
Electrical equipment
Tobacco and Cigarettes
Sanctions under Discipline policy may be applied to any student found in possession of any banned item or any item that the school deems to be unsuitable and dangerous. The school reserves the right to exclude students in extreme cases. Prohibited items will be confiscated and it will be the school’s decision to return them by the end of the year or not.
Prohibited actions
Parents and students should note that the actions listed below are not allowed within the school property
Commit an offence
Chewing gum
Damaging to the property
Violent behavior
Immoral behavior
Interfering with School safety equipment
Sexual offense
Cheating in examinations
Disrespectful behavior
Immoral behavior
Cause personal injury
Buying/selling of personal items
Assessment (Pre -KG-10)
Only number grades are assigned for Grades 1-10. Students are given both formative and summative feedback and parents are kept involved. Anecdotal comments are critical in the reporting process. Students are evaluated on the basis of where they are on the achievement levels of curriculum
expectations. Students not demonstrating the required skills and knowledge in core subjects are given an (R) grade indicating a requirement for extensive remediation.
Note: Inadequate work on assignments and low achievement levels must be accompanied by comments which indicate the following:
1- The area that must be improved (if that is the case), i.e. which skills/concepts are being evaluated, and which of these the student did not apply. Comments should help the learner focus on what needs to be relearned or reviewed.
2- Suggestions for improving the weak area – either through comments on the paper itself, or through “please see me” note and a follow-up meeting with the child.
Parent signatures may be required on unsatisfactory work at the teacher’s discretion. The Teacher and Principal and Vice Principal have a priority to discuss failing students and to come up with strategies to support the student in every way we can before deciding to dismiss the student.
Students will receive a report card at the end of each semester. Also, teachers will prepare evaluation sheet which will be shown to the parents at the parents/teachers meeting
Promotion to Next Grade Level
Students must pass all learning expectations in each subject in order to be promoted to the next grade level. If students have absences for more than 15 teaching days they will have to be assessed by the teacher to ensure that they are able to pass the established curriculum. It will be the student’s responsibility to learn the material missed on their own.
Process for Parent Concerns
The Canadian Academy of Libya is committed to open communication and problem solving. and for providing the best way of communication between parents and staff. Parents can call anytime during the school hours to book appointment to see the principal, the academic supervisor or the teacher. Our goal as a premier learning institution is to maintain open and positive communication between home and school to ensure student success.
Discipline policy
If the student does not follow the school policy, any of the following actions will be taken:
➢ Students will be alerted and warned verbally
➢ A letter will be sent to student’s parents to inform them.
➢ Withdrawal of privileges
➢ Parents will be called for meeting
➢ Out of class/in school suspension
➢ Student will be suspended from the school for five school days
➢ Student will be permanently expelled from the school
* The discipline imposed will be the discretion of the school management