At the beginning of every school year, the class teachers will guide the children through the formation of Class Charters. This process will enable the children to learn that they — and the children and adults around them — have rights and responsibilities. The teachers will actively encourage each child in the class to contribute to their Class Charter. The language used in class charters will be age appropriate. Each charter will state in positive terms the behaviour that is expected in the classrooms, the playground and the school environment.