Code of Conduct

Rights and Responsibilities as a Student:

· I have a right to learn. It is my responsibility to listen to instructions, complete assignments and not to interrupt others’ learning.

· I have a right to hear and be heard. It is my responsibility to listen quietly when others are speaking.

· I have a right to be treated respectfully. It is my responsibility to treat others respectfully.

· I have a right to be safe. It is my responsibility not to physically or verbally harm or threaten anyone. It is my responsibility not to carry or use a weapon.

Students are expected to act in a safe, respectful and responsible manner and to treat all others with politeness and consideration.

In Reference to the BC Human Rights Code:

South Canoe Elementary School promotes the values expressed in the BC Human Rights Code respecting the rights of individuals in accordance with the law – prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, ancestry, place of origin, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex or sexual orientation.

The school will treat seriously any behavior or communication that does not comply with the Human Rights Code.

Consequences

Minor Poor Behaviour Choices:

-These behaviours are handled by the classroom teacher or the supervising staff member.

-The adult will provide a verbal reminder to the student.  The conversation between the student and adult will include a review of the expected behaviour and the reasons for that behaviour.

-If the adult feels it necessary, consequences may include:  completion of a discipline form, natural consequence applied by the adult, restitution by the student,  contact with the parent by the classroom teacher and/or referral to the Principal.

Major (bottom line) Poor Behaviour Choices

These behaviours include:  repeated minor behaviour violations, purposeful hitting, fighting, throwing objects with intent to hurt/damage, defiance of authority, noncompliance, disrespectful/abusive language, damaging/stealing, bullying.

(Use of drugs, alcohol and weapons as per District policy)

These behaviours are referred to the Principal.

-The Principal will provide a verbal reminder to the student.  The conversation between the student and adult will include a review of the expected behaviour and the reasons for that behaviour.

-Parent will be contacted by telephone or in writing.

In addition to the above, consequences may include any of the following, depending on circumstances:

-Restitution

-Natural and logical consequences as determined by the Principal

-Creation of Behaviour/Safety Support Plan if necessary

-In-school suspension

-Out of school suspension

-Suspension pending District hearing

-Parent/student/principal meeting

Special consideration may apply to students with special needs, if they are unable to comply with this Code of Conduct due to having a disability of intellectual, physical, sensory, emotional or behavioural nature.