Tribes School

Greater Gatineau is a Tribes School.   We follow the Tribes program, wherein the goal is to develop a positive environment that promotes human growth and learning.  Throughout the year, staff members will use Tribes activities to help build a learning community.  Students will learn to use specific collaborative skills and engage in positive interaction in a safe and caring environment.

Tribes Agreements

All staff members, students and parents are asked to follow the Tribes Agreements in all aspects of school life.  The four agreements are as follows:  Mutual Respect, Listening, Appreciations, and Participation.

Mutual Respect

  • Showing respect for all people.
  • Showing respect for other people’s belongings.
  • Showing respect for the environment.
  • Showing respect for themselves.
  • Playing in a safe manner.
  • Speaking to others in an appropriate manner.


  • Encourage and compliment others (no put downs)
  • Be kind and helpful to those around you.


  • Listen to others and wait your turn before speaking.
  • Make eye contact with the person who is speaking.
  • Use appropriate body language.


  • Give your best effort at all times.
  • Work together in teams.
  • You have the right to pass if you do not feel comfortable/safe.



Right to Pass

Attentive Listening


With your eyes, your ears, and your heart



No Put-Downs

Mutual Respect


For yourself, for others, & for things