École Howden wishes to ensure that
its school is a welcoming, safe and caring school community – an environment
where effective teaching and learning can occur. It is expected that all
students will conduct themselves appropriately at school as well as at
divisional sponsored activities in the larger community.
appropriate behaviour include but are not limited to:
- respect for
self and others;
Conflict is a
natural part of the growth process. When issues arise they will be dealt with
promptly and fairly. Students will be expected to participate actively in the
resolution of conflicts or problems. Responses to behaviour occur with
consideration for individual needs and circumstances.
behaviour management strategies:
- are pro-active;
- consider developmental
- are based on fair and equitable treatment;
- support constructive behaviour change;
- respect the findings of
- consider the safety and welfare of the school
Adults have the responsibility to model for students those
attributes and behaviours which support a positive learning environment. Parents
and Guardians play a significant role in shaping their child’s behaviour and
attitudes and therefore a constructive partnership with the home is crucial.
The following regulations are taken from the Public Schools
- Pupils and staff must behave in a respectful manner and
comply with the code of conduct
- Bullying, abusing physically, sexually
or psychologically, orally, in writing, or otherwise, of any person, is
- Discriminating unreasonably on the basis of any
characteristic set out in subsection 9 (2) of The Human Rights Code is
- 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.
In short, the following are not tolerated at École
- defiance of authority
- possession of dangerous objects
- defiance of school rules
- inappropriate physical
- abusive language/gestures
- harassment (verbal,
- use/possession of knife/weapon
In the Louis Riel School Division disciplinary
consequences of violations of the Code of Conduct are:
- parent contact
- formal conference
withdrawal from classroom
- removal of privileges
and restorative justice
- Clinical Services Unit involvement
- in-school suspension
- out-of-school suspension
If a problem situation is serious
or repeated, parents or guardians will be asked to meet with the teacher and/or
administration to discuss the problem.
Parents will be informed of such
problems either in writing or by phone. Teachers or administration will contact
parents or guardians as soon as possible.
Following an out-of-school
suspension, a re-entry meeting will occur to review school expectations.
Where the safety of other students' learning and well-being is affected,
an immediate suspension may result. Length of suspensions will vary according to
the severity and type of incident.