Code of Conduct

When staff, students and parents work together to keep their school safe, it has a powerful impact on the culture and climate of the school. Each partner has an important contribution to make towards the establishment of a positive school climate in which all members of the school community feel safe, included, accepted and actively promote positive behaviours and interactions.

To ensure safe, caring and inclusive schools, the Board has created a shared Code of Conduct. Each school may have a specific school code of conduct that deals with things such as dress code, academic dishonesty, etc.

It is the school's responsibility to:

  • Provide a safe, caring, equitable and inclusive learning environment free from distractions

  • Teach and model positive behaviours and good citizenship

  • Teach acceptance of and respect for others

  • Foster open, honest communication

  • Help students work to their full potential and develop their sense of self-worth

  • Maintain consistent standards of behaviour for all students

  • Integrate bullying prevention programs throughout the curriculum in daily classroom teaching and school activities

  • Notify parents of students who have been harmed, and students who are believed to have caused harm

  • Provide support for students who have been bullied students who have witnessed bullying and students who have been bullied

  • Prepare students for the full responsibility of citizenship

It is the student's responsibility to:

  • Practice honesty and integrity

  • Exercise self-control and self-discipline

  • Refrain from bringing anything to school that may compromise the safety of others

  • Come to school prepared, on time and ready to learn

  • Be engaged in the school community

  • Show respect for self, others and school property

  • Treat others with kindness and dignity

  • Report real or perceived bullying incidents to an adult or school staff member

  • Report activities motivated by bias, prejudice or hate to an adult or school staff member

It is the parent's responsibility to:

  • Understand your school's Code of Conduct as well as the Board and Provincial Code of Conduct

  • Encourage and assist your child in following the rules of behaviour

  • Encourage and assist your child to attend school regularly and on time

  • Show an active interest in your child's academic and social development

  • Talk with your child about how they can contribute to keeping their school a safe and inclusive place

  • Communicate regularly with your child's school

  • Be a positive role model for your child

  • Assist your school's staff in dealing with disciplinary issues involving your child