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Code of Conduct

TEMPLETON CODE OF CONDUCT

We at Templeton are committed to providing a safe and purposeful atmosphere for developing the intellectual, social, ethical and physical potential of all our community members.  Here we enjoy an environment where expectations and responsibilities are positively and explicitly supported through the TITANS (Thoughtful, Inquisitive, Truthful, Accountable, nə́c̓aʔmat ct, Safe) Code of Conduct. Under the BC Human Rights Code, the Templeton environment is free of all forms of discrimination, bullying, intimidation and violence, both physical and psychological.

Student Responsibilities

THOUGHTFUL – We treat ourselves and each other with kindness and compassion.

INQUISITIVE – We are curious and want to learn.

TRUTHFUL -- We act with integrity, honesty and pride.

ACCOUNTABLE -- We take responsibility for our words and actions.

nə́c̓aʔmat ct – We are one.

SAFE – We ensure the emotional and physical well-being of all.

Unacceptable Behaviour – The following are examples of unacceptable behavior and is no way a definitive list.  Bullying, harassment and intimidation including those in the cyber realm, any action that creates unsafe conditions, inhibiting the learning of others and theft. Racism will not be tolerated in our school.

 Consequences – Responses to unacceptable conduct where possible will be progressive, logical, consistent and fair, taking into account the severity of the behavior, the age and maturity of the student.  In keeping with the principles of rising expectations, students are expected to show increased responsibility and self-direction, consequences will be tailored accordingly.  In the case of students with Special Needs, consequences are tailored to meet the ability of the student to understand and respond.  Consequences will focus on prevention and a restorative process with learning for the student at the heart of it.  Breaches of ethics such as cheating or plagiarizing may result in such consequences as loss of eligibility for certain scholarships.  Disciplinary action may at times require taking into consideration the safety of others, or the students themselves or the school.

 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:

  • a. 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.
  • b. because the behaviour 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.
  • c. 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 the District Student Code of Conduct, AP 350. As per AP 350 6.7.1 an educational program must be provided.

 Notification – School officials have a responsibility to advise others of serious breaches of the Code of Conduct.  This may include, staff, parents/guardians, school district officials, police Liaison Officers, and other agencies as appropriate and required by law.

 TITANS, the Templeton Code of Conduct, outlines the rights and responsibilities of all members of the Templeton community in order to ensure a safe, productive and respectful learning environment. The Code of Conduct applies while at school, at a school-related activity or in other circumstances where engaging in the activity will have an impact on the school environment.

We expect students to conduct themselves in a manner that:

  • promotes their active learning and that of others
  • demonstrates respect for themselves and others or their property
  • indicates a tolerance for different views, customs, cultures, religions, genders, values, abilities, and individualities
  • ensures safety for themselves and others
  • develops a sense of community and pride in Templeton and its environment

TITANS CODE OF CONDUCT

Thoughtful -- We treat ourselves and each other with kindness and compassion.        We will:

  • Be courteous and considerate.
  • Be helpful and respectful.                       
  • Listen to and learn from one another.

Inquisitive -- We are curious and want to learn.        We will:

  • Participate and contribute to class activities.
  • Challenge assumptions by asking questions.
  • Be creative and take risks when generating new ideas.

Truthful -- We act with integrity, honesty and pride.       We will:

  • Be our genuine selves.
  • Maintain academic integrity by creating and submitting original work.

Accountable -- We take responsibility for our words and actions.       We will:

  • Set goals, plan and work hard to achieve them.
  • Be punctual and engaged.
  • Fulfill commitments to ourselves and our community.

nə́c̓aʔmat ct – We are one.       We will:

  • Embrace differences and appreciate the unique gifts of everyone. 
  • Support and encourage one another.
  • Focus on equity.

Safe -- We ensure the emotional and physical well-being of all.       We will:

  • Seek help and offer help to others.
  • Stand up to racism and prejudices.
  • Respect others’ physical space and belongings.
  • Tell someone if we see harm done to people or things.
  • Think about the consequences before we act and react. 


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