schools jw-sexsmith jw-sexsmith 73 73

Code of Conduct

At Sexsmith we have implemented a school-wide plan for making and keeping our school a safe and caring place for everyone. 

The staff of J.W. Sexsmith work to help children learn appropriate behaviour so that all students can REACH for excellence.

Respect each other, ourselves, and school property

Excel in all that we set out to do and should do

Accept ourselves and others

Care about each other and each other’s feelings

Help when help is needed

These expectations apply to behaviour at school, during school-organized or sponsored activities, and behaviour beyond these times (including on-line behaviour) that negatively impacts the safe, caring, or orderly environment of the school, and/or student learning.

Respect

Excel

Accept

Care

Help

Each other and school property

In all that we set out to do and should do

Ourselves and others

Care about each other and each other’s feelings

Help when help is needed

Respect privacy

Do your best

Accept people for who they are

Take responsibility for your work and school property

Help others, look after people who are hurt

Listen to who is talking

Work hard

Include others in games

Care for elders, teachers

Welcome visitors

Say please and thank you

Listen and Concentrate

Accept yourself

Follow rules

Ask for help when you need it

Be quiet when people are studying

Study

Accept mistakes

Care for the world, recycle

Stand up for friends

Walk on the right side

Try new things, challenge yourself

Accept the teachers’ guidance

Say please and thank you

Keep the school clean

Follow adults’ directions

Believe in yourself

Accept family members

Be kind

Volunteer

Sexsmith Elementary promotes the values expressed in the BC Human Rights Code respecting the rights of all individuals in accordance with the law - prohibiting discrimination based on race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, gender, sex or sexual orientation - in respect of discriminatory publication and discrimination in accommodation, service and facility in the school environment.

Unacceptable Conduct (examples only and not an all-inclusive list)

  •     hurting others
  •       damaging property
  •      acting unsafely
  •      hurting others’ feelings
  •      using disrespectful language
  •       lying  
  •       being rude
  •      Racism will not be tolerated in our school

The school will treat seriously behaviour or communication that discriminates based on race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, gender, sex or sexual orientation (prohibited grounds set out in the BC Human Rights Code).

 Rising Expectations

As students get older, they are expected to demonstrate increasing personal responsibility and self-control.

 Consequences

Students who choose inappropriate behaviour will be given consequences designed with consideration to the age, development, maturity, and special needs, if any, of students. They are intended to be consistent, preventative, fair and restorative. Please note that special considerations may apply to students with special needs, if they are unable to comply with the Code of Conduct due to having a disability of an intellectual, physical, sensory emotional or behavioural nature.

Suspensions – In accordance with the School Act, Sec 85(2) (ii) and (d), the Board authorizes the Principal or designate of any school in the district to suspend a student from attendance at school for up to five days

Suspensions may be for the following reasons:

  1. Because a student is willfully and repeatedly disrespectful to a teacher or to any other employee of the Board carrying out responsibilities approved by the Board
  2. Because the behavior of the student breaches the District Code of Conduct or policy and / or has a harmful effect on others or the learning environment of the school.
  3. Because the student has failed to comply with the School Code of Conduct

Suspensions over five days are made in consultation with the appropriate Director of Instruction as per district policy (AP 350 6.7.1 an educational program must be provided)

 For Initial, Minor Infractions:

A discussion with an adult

A referral to classroom teacher

A “time out” for reflection

 For Repeated Misbehaviours:

discussion with administration

infraction recorded on an incident report

loss of privileges, e.g. time spent off the playground

removal of possession, e.g. soccer ball

staff informed

parents informed

 For Serious Problems, Refusal to Change these may include:

completion of incident report

discussion with administration

parents informed - behaviour plan developed

in school/out of school suspension

 Notification:

As circumstances warrant, any or all of the following people may be notified:

  • Classroom teacher     - Counsellor
  • Principal                    - Vice Principal
  • Staff                            - Parents
  • District Staff           - Ministerial agencies
  • School Liaison Officer   


Back to top