Code of Conduct/Behaviour

 

Our Catholic schools will follow the Board Code of Conduct.  The Code of Conduct set standards of behaviour which apply not only to students, but also to all individuals involved in the publicly funded school-parents, volunteers, teachers, and other staff members - whether they are on school property, on school busses, at school-related events or activities, or in circumstances that could have an impact on the school climate or reflect poorly upon the mission of Catholic education.  The Board will ensure that Catholic schools uphold the Board Code of Conduct through the measures of positive redirection, direct instruction, intervention suspension, expulsion and exclusion as progressive means to ensure a safe and purposeful learning environment.

Purposes of this Code of Conduct:

- To promote the development of faithful Catholics who seek  to model their         behaviour with consideration for the common good and models of faith.

-To ensure that all members of the school community, especially people in positions of authority, are treated with respect and dignity.

-To promote respinsible citizenship by encouraging appropriate participation in the civic life of the school community.

-To maintain an environment where conflict and difference can be addressed in a manner characterized by respect and civlity.

-To encourage the use of non-violent means to resolve conflict.

-To promote the safety of people in the schools.

-To discourage the use of alcohol and illegal drugs.

To ensure alignment with the teachings, traditions, and principles of the Roman Catholic Church.

Standards of Behaviour

Respect, Civlity, and Responsible Citizenship - All members of the Catholic school community must:

-Respect and comply with all applicable federal, provincial, and municipal laws including the teachings and laws of the Roman Catholic Church.

-Demonstrate honesty and integrity.

-Respect differences in people, their ideas, and their opinions.

-Treat one another with dignity and respect at all times, especially when there is disagreement.

-Respect and treat others fairly, regardless of (for example) race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.

-Respect the rights of others.

-Show proper care and regard for school property and the property of others.

-Take appropriate to help those in need.

-Seek assistance from a member of the school staff, if necessary, to resolve conflict peacefully.

-Respect all members of the school community, especially persons in positions of authority.

-Respect the need of others to work in an environment that is conducive to learning and teaching; and not swear at a teacher or another persons in a position of authority.