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Code of Behaviour
Selby Public School
Code of Behaviour




The staff and students at
Selby Public School
will work together to promote and create a safe learning and play environment

At Selby Public School, students, teachers, support staff, parents and other members of the school community work together to model and teach behaviours that promote a positive, caring school environment for all members of the school community. In so doing, we will enhance the dignity of all as well as promote self-worth, a sense of responsibility and pride.  It is our goal to help children live together as self-respecting and self-disciplined individuals.

Remember the three R's:
Respect for self;
Respect for others;
and responsibility for all your actions.





Clearly defined expectations for behaviour are outlined in this Code of Behaviour and will be effectively communicated to all members of the school community. The Limestone District School Board will not tolerate acts of violence, verbal, sexual or psychological abuse (threatened or actual), or other  unlawful acts on any of its properties and at school sponsored events. Unacceptable conduct will be dealt with fairly, consistently and with appropriate consequences to help prevent recurrences, thus make the school a safe learning environment.

We want students to realize that behaviour  involves choice and that they must be prepared to accept responsibility for their actions.

This Code of Behaviour is in accordance with Limestone District School Board’s Safe Schools Protocol which defines clear and consistent expectations for desired conduct, and clear and consistent consequences for inappropriate behaviour.





For more information contact:

Beth Woodley, Superintendent
Limestone District School Board


Summary of Rights and Responsibilities




Rights

Students
  • to be provided with an environment that is safe and conducive to learning
  • to receive instruction appropriate to their needs and abilities
  • to have freedom from physical and psychological abuse
  • to be treated fairly with respect and courtesy
  • to take part in all programs appropriate to their age and/or abilities to receive evaluation and counsel
Staff
  • to expect reasonable behaviour of students while involved in any school activity to expect students
  • to work to the best of their abilities
  • to be treated with respect and courtesy
  • to receive support from parents for reasonable disciplinary procedures
  • to discipline students who behave inappropriately
Parents
  • to expect that their child is provided with a program that meets his/her individual needs
  • to expect that classes are conducted in a purposeful, safe and caring environment
  • to be kept informed about their child’s progress
  • to expect that inappropriate behaviour will be dealt with fairly and consistently
  • to be treated with respect and courtesy
Responsibilities

Be Respectful

1.0 Being respectful: An atmosphere of mutual respect must be demonstrated by everyone at all times.

1.1 Each student is expected to respond in a respectful manner to:
  • other students
  • staff
  • volunteers
  • visitors
  • self
1.2 Each student is expected to be respectful of:
  • their own possessions
  • other’s possessions
  • school property (including school grounds and school buses)
  • community property
  • the environment
1.3 Each student is expected to be respectful of others:
  • of a different ethnic background
  • of a different race
  • of a different religion
  • who are physically or educationally challenged
  • of opposite gender
1.4 Each student is expected to show respect for the rights of another person to:
  • express feelings and opinions without fear of disapproval
  • enjoy a safe and effective learning environment
  • be an individual
  • be treated with understanding and compassion
  • to student and learn in an environment free of interference or disruption
Be Responsible

2.0 Being responsible: Responsibility depends on our attitude towards ourselves and others.

                                        
2.1 Each student is expected to:
  • attend school daily
  • be on time
  • remain on school property unless formally excused
  • obey all bus rules
  • use playground entrance and exit
  • move in a quiet, orderly fashion in the halls
  • participate fulling in the learning process, completing assignments, projects, and homework as assigned
  • be prepared with necessary classroom materials and equipment
  • co-operate with volunteers, peers, and staff
  • use appropriate and acceptable language at all times
  • refrain from aggressive physical, verbal, sexual or psychological abusive behaviour, both on school property and at off-site school events
  • refrain from substance abuse on school property and off-site school functions
  • not bring weapons onto school property or to off-site school events
  • accept the consequences of his/her own behaviour
2.2 All members of the school community will dress appropriately at school and during school-sponsored activities:
  • members of the school community are encouraged to be neat, clean and well
  • groomed in overall appearance
  • members of the school community must refrain from displaying in any way or wearing clothing or accessories which
  • have content which is deemed by the Principal as being offensive to any individual or group, including, but not limited to, materials which is racist, sexist or homophobic;
  • promotes unlawful activities or unwholesome lifestyles, including, but not limited to, material which features illicit drugs or alcohol
  • displays profanity
  • are unduly distracting, including, but not limited to, spandex/bicycle shorts, tube tops, halter tops, tank tops with spaghetti straps, short skirts, shorts or skorts, or bare midriffs
Consequences

3.0 Students can expect a range of consequences if school or classroom rules are not followed. These consequences will be applied in a firm, fair and consistent manner.

Consequences are defined as appropriate strategies to remediate the area of concern. The use of consequences will be determined by the appropriateness to the individual and considerate of such criteria as: age of the student, the number of prior referrals, and the severity of the inappropriate behaviour.

The following is a range of possible consequences that will be used:

  • informal interview with the student
  • peer mediation
  • group problem solving/conflict resolution
  • reminder
  • student apology
  • formal interview with student
  • parent involvement - phone call, letter, meeting
  • detention - recess or after school
  • removal of privileges such as field trips, school teams
  • restitution - paying for damages
  • confiscation of inappropriate items
  • behavioural contracts - written agreement signed by all parties
  • reading and writing reflection based on infraction
  • referral for counselling, assessment, behavioural program
  • restructuring of student’s timetable as needed
  • removal from school for the remainder of the day
  • removal from class to another area of the school
  • formal suspension - in accordance with The Education Act
  • involvement of outside agencies - Police, Family and Children’s Services, Addictions Research Foundation
  • expulsion

Last Modified: May 17, 2010
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