Texada Elementary School District #47
Code of Conduct
Texada Elementary School provides and ensures a safe and positive learning environment for all students. Our Code of Conduct is a broad framework of behavioral expectations for students. We expect that all the members of our school community, staff, parents and students will uphold the underlying principles of the code; Respect for self, Respect for others and Respect for our place.
Statement of Purpose
Our Code of Conduct applies to all our students during any and all school activities and on the way to and from school. Conduct by any student that negatively affects the school climate, environment or disruption of learning will be considered a breach of the Code of Conduct. Our Code of Conduct understands that as children grow and mature they are more able to make appropriate decisions and to be increasingly responsible for their actions.
Acceptable conduct supports a positive learning environment.
Texada students are expected, while at school, on the way to and from school, and while attending any and all school functions, to:
- Treat all persons with consideration and respect
- Speak and behave in a positive manner towards each other
- Keep hands and feet to themselves
- Show respect for the building, playground and playground equipment and the environment
- Treat the property of others with care and respect
- Play safely with others consistent with school rules
- Throw no objects other than balls
- Remain on the school grounds during the school day unless they have written permission from a parent to leave the school grounds.
- Wear appropriate clothing without offensive words, slogans or pictures
- Leave skateboards and roller blades at home and keep cell phones and other electronic devices outside of the classroom
Unacceptable conduct interferes with a positive learning environment.
Some examples of unacceptable conduct at Texada include:
- Hitting, kicking and uncalled for physical roughness
- Intimidation – threats, harassment, verbal abuse, foul language, bullying, cyber bullying, or violent behaviours
- Throwing objects other than balls (rocks, sticks, snowballs et al)
- Damaging or stealing property
- Any efforts to cause harm or discriminate against another person based on, but not limited to race, religion, gender, physical or intellectual disability, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or age
- Acts of retaliation against a student who has reported an incident where the code of conduct has been broken
- All provisions of The Human Rights Code
- *The Human Rights Code states: discrimination occurs when someone is treated differently and poorly because of their race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religion, marital or family status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, age, criminal conviction, political belief or lawful source of income.
As students progress through Texada Elementary School our expectations for positive behaviours and conduct rise. Texada students are expected to:
- Acquire greater knowledge and understanding about their personal behaviour and the impact of their behaviour on others
- Learn and use appropriate decision-making strategies
- Demonstrate increasing self-discipline
- Be subject to increasing consequences for inappropriate behaviour
Consideration is given to the age and maturity as well as the intellectual, social and emotional capacity of the student along with the nature and frequency of the unacceptable behaviour. Minor behaviour concerns are dealt with immediately through discussion and natural or logical consequence. Repeated inappropriate behaviours and inappropriate behaviour that endangers a student's safety, the safety of others or compromises classroom learning will result in disciplinary action at the administrative level. Consequences will, where appropriate:
- Be thoughtful, consistent and fair
- Seek to prevent a recurrence of the offense
- Teach acceptable social behaviour rather than be merely punitive
- Provide means for restitution and restorative actions
- Involve the offender in determining a corrective plan of action
Clear communication between home and school is vital. When students violate the Code of Conduct in a repeated or severe manner, the school will contact:
- The parents of the student who behaved in an inappropriate manner
- The parents of the student victim(s)
- School and District personnel when appropriate
Academic growth and achievement is the core purpose of public education. Our students undertake studies in reading, writing, mathematics, social studies, science, physical education and health, technology, second languages, and the arts.
Student achievement is reported in a variety of manners:
At the Primary level measures of meeting expectations for age or grade level help to measure progress and achievement. At the Intermediate level measures of expectations for grade level are combined with letter grades to mark progress.
We realize that student attitudes and habits about learning are as equally important as academic ability in reaching individual potential.
Plan for success! Expect Success! Achieve success!
- Come to school with a desire to learn
- Set goals for yourself
- Use your planner; time management works!
- Be organized; be prepared, bring materials
- Be an active learner; participate in discussions
- Ask questions
- Ask for help
- Attend regularly and be on time
Solve Problems in Peaceful Ways
- Learn to identify the problem
- Listen to others views; understand their views
- Use strategies that lead to solutions
- Accept the consequences of your decisions
- Be honest; be fair
- Be assertive; not aggressive