Code of Conduct
At Frontenac School, all people will be respectful of others and act responsibly for the good of our school and our community
Our Code of Conduct is based upon the following beliefs as stated in Divisional
Policy JK – Student Discipline:
- The ultimate goal of a Code of Conduct is to develop student self-discipline, knowing most students behave appropriately.
Attributes of appropriate behaviour include but are not limited to:
respect for self and others;
respect for self and others;
Responses to behaviour occur with consideration for individual needs and circumstances.
Effective behaviour management strategies:
promote self-disciplineare pro-active;
are based on fair and equitable treatment;
consider developmental differences;
support constructive behaviour change;
respect the findings of educational research;
consider the safety and welfare of the school and community.
Parents/Guardians play a significant role in shaping their child’s behaviour and attitudes and therefore the Division strives for a constructive partnership with the home.
Adults have the responsibility to model for students those attributes and behaviours which support a positive learning environment.
We will be Respectful by:
keeping hands and feet to ourselves
speaking, writing and behaving politely
taking care of school property and the property of others.
working and playing together cooperatively
playing safely and fairly
solving conflicts non-aggressively
honouring the rights of others
recognizing and developing our individual talents
We will be Responsible by:
arriving on time
coming to class prepared
listening and following directions
completing all assignments on time
accepting the consequences for our actions
doing our best
The following expectations derive from the Public Schools Act:
Pupils and staff must behave in a respectful manner and comply with the code of conduct
Bullying, or abusing physically, sexually or psychologically – orally, in writing or otherwise – any person is unacceptable
Discriminating unreasonably on the basis of any characteristic set out in subsection 9(2) of The Human Rights Code is unacceptable
Using, possessing or being under the influence of alcohol or illicit drugs at school is unacceptable
Gang involvement will not be tolerated on school sites
Possessing a weapon, as “weapon” is defined in section 2 of the Criminal Code (Canada), will not be tolerated on school sites
Pupils and Staff must adhere to school policies respecting appropriate use of electronic mail and the Internet, including the prohibition of material that the school has determined to be objectionable
Responses to inappropriate behaviour:
Disciplinary consequences of violating the Code of Conduct are subject to the following policies of the Louis Riel School Division:
JK Student Discipline
JICI/JICK Responses to Use of Weapons & Violent Behaviour in the Learning Environment
JICH Student Use of Alcohol and Other Drugs
JKD/JKE Student Suspension/Expulsion
ACF/G Interpersonal Relations and Resolution of Concerns About Harassment/Discrimination
Interventions, including disciplinary consequences for violating the Code of Conduct, in all situations are intended to preserve the dignity and self worth of all involved in the disciplinary action. Interventions/consequences may include the following based on policies listed above:
Temporary withdrawal from the classroom
Removal of privileges
Interested members of our school community may access copies of the above policies from the Louis Riel School Division website or the school administration.
The process for appealing disciplinary decisions begins with the school administration. Further appeal is possible; refer to Appendix E of Policy BC – Board Authority and Conduct.