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Code of Behaviour

PERTH ROAD PUBLIC SCHOOL 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 ofthe 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; and 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 circwnstances where engaging in the activity will have an impact on the
school climate.

Respect

Expected Behaviour
Reasons for Expected Behaviour
· respect differences in people, their ideas, and their opinions
• respect all members ofthe school community especially persons in positions of authority
• treat one another with dignity and respect at characterized by respect and civility at all times, and especially when there is a disagreement
• respect 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
• have a right to the 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 swear at a teacher or at another person in
a position of authority
• respect and comply with all applicable federal, provincial, and municipal laws
• show 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

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

• academic honesty
You are expected to submit work which
represents your own efforts and acknowledges
the source of information used in completing
your work.
• students who are engaged in the learning process are more successful
• good work habits learned and practised in school will be valuable throughout life








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

• students have the right and 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 assault
• traffic weapons or illegal drugs
• give alcohol to a minor
• commit robbery
• be in possession of any weapon, including firearms
• use any object to threaten or intimidate another person
• cause injury to any person with an object
• be in possession of, or be under the influence of, or provide others with alcohol
or illegal drugs
• inflict or encourage others to inflict bodily harm on another person
• engage in hate propaganda and other forms of behaviour motivated by hate or bias
• commit an act of vandalism that causes damage to school property or to property located on the premises ofthe 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 to focus on improving behaviour will be applied.

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 some 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.

This code of behaviour was revised on February 1,2008 to comply with the amendments to the Education Act Part XIII-Behaviour, Discipline
and Safety and associated regulations.



Last Modified: Jan 07, 2013
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