ENGLISH ONLY POLICY
At Terra Nova, we have a strict English-ONLY policy. While our students are in class or participate in school activities or events, they must use English and ONLY English. Writing, reading, speaking, or listening to any language other than English are not permitted. Our strict English-ONLY policy promotes a serious studying atmosphere, facilitates learning test-taking strategies, and accelerates the process of acquiring advanced English language skills.
Our TOEFL instructor does not speak Romanian or Russian, but uses English as the sole language of instruction and communication with all of the students and at all times on school property (except in counseling situations and in emergency cases). Students are also expected to follow this rule. Students communicating in their mother tongues (Romanian, Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Gagauz, etc.) in cases when it is not absolutely necessary will be penalized. However, students using English at all times will be rewarded.
INTEGRITY AND EQUALITY POLICY
Terra Nova has a tradition of ethical conduct spanning its history. Integrity is indispensable to our mission. We act with honesty and adhere to the highest standards of moral and ethical values and principles through our personal and professional behavior. We demonstrate our understanding of these values and principles and uphold them in every action and decision. Trust and trustworthiness go hand in hand with how we conduct ourselves, as we sustain a culture that is based upon ethical conduct.
We expect our actions to be consistent with our words, and our words to be consistent with our intentions. We accept our responsibilities, share leadership in a democratic spirit, and subject ourselves to the highest standards of public trust. We hold ourselves accountable for our words and our actions.
Terra Nova champions freedom of expression. To ensure our integrity, we safeguard academic freedom, open inquiry, and debate in the best interests of education, enrichment, and our personal and professional development. We embrace human and intellectual diversity and inclusiveness. We uphold the highest standards of fairness, act as responsible citizens, respect equality and the rights of others, and treat all individuals with dignity.
Terra Nova insists that the objectives of student learning not be compromised. We treat all students equitably. As students, we understand that learning is the most important goal and we embrace ethical values and principles, and reject academic dishonesty in all our learning endeavors. We place the highest value upon truth and accuracy. We acknowledge the contributions of others. We place a higher value on expanding and sharing knowledge than on recognition or ownership.
Terra Nova is committed to maintaining a community which recognizes and values the inherent worth and dignity of every person; fosters tolerance, sensitivity, understanding, and mutual respect among its members; and encourages each individual to strive to reach his or her own potential. In pursuit of its goal of academic excellence, the school seeks to develop and nurture diversity, which strengthens the institution, stimulates creativity, promotes the exchange of ideas, and enriches students' life.
Terra Nova views, evaluates, and treats all persons in any school-related activity or circumstance, in which they may be involved, solely as individuals on the basis of their own personal abilities, qualifications, and other relevant characteristics.
Terra Nova prohibits discrimination against any member of the school's community on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, or disability.
Terra Nova conducts its programs, services and activities consistent with applicable national and municipal laws, regulations, and orders.
Terra Nova takes your privacy seriously and is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. At the time of enrollment / registration or on other occasions (e.g., while completing surveys or filling out evaluation forms), we may ask you to provide your full name, date of birth, nationality, mother tongue, ID card or passport number, mailing address, telephone and fax numbers, e-mail address, medical history, legal guardian and education history, etc.
Before or at the time of collecting personal information, we will explain the purposes for which information is being collected. We will collect and use personal information solely for those purposes specified by us and for other compatible purposes, unless we obtain the consent of the individual concerned or as required by law. In general, personal information may be collected in order to verify your identity, to communicate with you throughout the educational process, and to provide you with information on TOEFL- and class-related issues, U.S. government exchange programs, TOEFL- and English-related activities, etc. We may also use personal information for auditing, research, and analysis to operate and improve Terra Nova's practices, methods, technologies, and services. We will only retain personal information as long as necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes.
Personal information collected from you is treated as confidential information. Under no circumstances will this information be passed on to third parties (e.g., your groupmates or educational institutions) without your prior consent. We will publish personal information on this website only if it has been collected for this purpose with your knowledge or if you have consented to the disclosure. While giving such consent, you should be aware that information published on this website is accessible worldwide through indexing via search engines. This means that, once the information is published on this site, we will have no control over its subsequent use and disclosure.
We are committed to conducting our business in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained.
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Terra Nova recognizes that its activities and wider influences impact upon the environment. We are fully committed to continuously improving our environmental performance. Terra Nova will seek to develop among suppliers, staff, and students an appreciation of their role in bringing about environmental improvement both as members of the school community and as members of society at large. The school will comply with the policy statement by implementing principles to the extent that these actions improve the balance of the social, economic and environmental commitments of the school.
We are committed to reducing, reusing, and recycling waste, conserving natural resources, reducing the amount of paper used, considering environmental impact while engaging in student activities. Our TOEFL instructor leads the students to greater awareness of environmental issues in the classroom. Terra Nova strives to instill in students the desire to participate individually and collectively in sustainable activities at local, national, and international level.