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Code of Behaviour


Module de l’Acadie



CODE OF BEHAVIOUR
This code of behaviour sets out the standards of behaviour which are expected of all members of the school community in order to create a positive climate in the school. Respect, responsibility, civility and academic excellence are promoted so that all members of the school community will feel safe, comfortable and accepted.  The purpose of this code of behaviour is:
-to ensure that all members of the school community, especially people in positions   
            of authority, are treated with respect and dignity.
-to promote responsible 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 civility
-to encourage the use of non-violent means to resolve conflict
-to promote the safety of people in school
-to discourage the use of alcohol and drugs

Students are to be treated with respect and dignity.  In return, they must demonstrate respect for themselves, for others and for the responsibilities of citizenship through acceptable behaviour.  Respect and responsibility are demonstrated when a student:   
-comes to school prepared, on time, and ready to learn
- shows respect for himself or herself, for others and for those in authority
- refrains from bringing anything to school that may compromise the safety of others
-follows the established rules and takes responsibility for his or her own actions.

Students are to comply with the behaviour expectations while at school, at a school-related activity or in other circumstances where engaging in the activity will have an impact on the school climate.

Respect
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Expected Behaviour

Reasons for Expected Behaviour

respect differences in people, their ideas, and their opinions
respect all members of the school community, especially persons in positions of authority
treat one another with dignity and respect at all times, and especially when there is a disagreementrespect and treat others fairly, regardless of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability
respect the rights of others
respect self and others

All members of the school community have the right to:
be treated with respect and dignity
an environment where conflict and differences can be addressed in a manner characterized by respect and civilitythe use of non-violent means to resolve conflict
a learning environment free from the influences of drugs and alcohol
an environment conducive to learning

Civility and Responsible Citizenship

Expected Behaviour

Reasons for Expected Behaviour

seek assistance from a member of the school staff, if necessary, to resolve conflict peacefully
take appropriate measures to help those in need
demonstrate honesty and integrity
participate appropriately in the civic life of the school community
not to swear at a teacher or another person in a position of authorityrespect and comply with all applicable federal, provincial, and municipal lawsshow proper care and regard for school property and the property of others


Responsible citizenship involves:
appropriate participation in the civic life of the school community.  Active and engaged citizens are aware of their rights, but more importantly, they accept responsibility for protecting their rights and the rights of others.
taking care of our school buildings, furniture and supplies understanding that the costs associated with vandalism and theft are an additional financial burden to students, their parents/guardians and other taxpayers

Academic Excellence

Expected Behaviour

Reasons for Expected Behaviour

each student is expected to maintain good work habits by:
-completing all homework, assignments, and projects as directed by the required deadline
-making up missed work
-coming to class prepared and ready to participate(with the necessary books, pens, calculators, gym wear etc. as appropriate)
-participating  constructively in class



students who are engaged in the learning process are more successful
good work habits learned and practised in school will be valuable throughout life

each student is expected to maintain regular attendance
be punctual
notify the school in case of absences and late arrivals 

good attendance helps you achieve goals and benefit from all school activities and services
arriving late interrupts the learning of others

academic honesty
Each student is expected to submit work which represents their own efforts and acknowledges the source of information used in completing that work.

students have both the right and the responsibility to be assessed and evaluated on their own work

Safety

Expected Behaviour

Reasons for expected behaviour

All members of the school community must not:engage in bullying behaviours
commit sexual assaulttraffic weapons or illegal drugsgive alcohol to a minorcommit robberybe in possession of any weapon, including firearmsuse any object to threaten or intimidate another personcause injury to any person with an objectbe in possession of , or be under the influence of or provide others with, alcohol or illegal drugsinflict or encourage others to inflict bodily harm on another personengage in hate propaganda and other forms of  behaviour motivated by hate or biascommit an act of vandalism that causes damage to school property or to property located on the premises of the school

All members of the school community have the right to be safe and to feel safe in their school community.


Progressive Discipline and Consequences for inappropriate behaviour

Progressive discipline is a whole school approach that utilizes a continuum of interventions, support and consequences that include opportunities for reinforcing positive behaviour while helping students make good choices.  The focus is on a corrective and supportive approach.  

 Mitigating and other factors will be taken into consideration prior to assigning a consequence.

When inappropriate behaviour occurs, a range of interventions, supports, and consequences that are developmentally appropriate, that include opportunities for students to learn from their mistakes, and that focus on improving behaviour will be implemented.  
The frequency, severity and type of behaviour will also be taken into consideration.

Range of possible consequences include (but are not limited to) :  reminder, warning, discussion, time out, detention, remedial assignment, formal interview with administrator, teacher and student, parent involvement, making restitution (including full payment for damage/vandalism) changing inappropriate clothing, implementation of behaviour management/safety plan, suspension, expulsion, referral to police

In come circumstances, short-term suspension may be a useful tool.  In the case of a serious incident, long-term suspension or expulsion may be the consequence.




Last Modified: Jul 30, 2009
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