The primary purpose of this Association is to promote the best possible education for the students in Newfoundland and Labrador.
- Every child in Newfoundland and Labrador has the fundamental right to an education that leads to his/her fullest development.
- The primary focus of schooling is the child, whose related needs are addressed particularly through curriculum, teachers, and pedagogy.
- A learner performs best in an environment that is personally meaningful.
- This Association has an essential and unique leadership role in education in Newfoundland and Labrador.
- This Association has an advocacy role in education to be exercised regularly.
- The Provincial Government has the primary responsibility to ensure adequate resources for the best possible education for all students in Newfoundland and Labrador.
- Research and its effective use are vital components of administrative leadership in education.
- This Association has a responsibility to support the professional growth of its members.
- This Association has a responsibility to enhance the professional and personal welfare of its members.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Association of School System Administrators is a professional organization comprised of members of the Directorship dedicated to promoting sound educational practices throughout the Province. Educational administrators recognize that they must function within the limits of an ethical code. The Code of Ethics for members of the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of School System Administrators is designed to further a quality of performance that epitomises the strengths of educational administrators. It is intended to serve as a guide for behaviour of members in their relationships with pupils, various publics, School Boards and colleagues in education.
Therefore, the members of the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of School System Administrators will:
- recognize that the first obligation is to the students in our schools.
- work diligently with boards and other recognised authorities in developing programs and in providing facilities and equipment which shall ensure the optimum development of all students.
- implement in good faith all Board policies, and all regulations and statutes enacted by the legislature of the Province.
- recognize the public trust of their positions and avoid using such positions for personal gain.
- guard the confidentiality of information required in the performance of their professional duties.
- acknowledge and promote the prerogatives and responsibilities of parents as prime educators of their children.
- maintain the highest standards of personal and professional integrity in their relationships with students, other educators, colleagues, board members, and the public.
- promote a wholesome, professional climate in school systems to enhance the attainment of educational goals.
- accept the responsibility to maintain high professional standards and to seek methods to improve the effectiveness of the directorship through research and continuing professional development.