Code of Conduct
Shamrock School wishes to ensure that the 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.
We Believe That…
Effective teaching and learning occurs best in a positive school climate where students behave appropriately.
Teachers and other adults have an ongoing responsibility to prepare students for their role as citizens and to model these attributes in their daily interactions with students. Teachers teach the social lessons of the day and instruction in character education focuses learning on friendship, caring, empathy, citizenship and respect. The partnership between the school and the home is strengthened and together schools and parents take responsibility in teaching children and reinforcing appropriate behaviour.
Students need to demonstrate the importance of respect for themselves, others and property. Students must behave responsibly, and show concern and tolerance for others. All actions must be safe not only for themselves but they may not put others at risk.
Our goal is student self-discipline. Our expectations revolve around three beliefs. These powerful words guide a standard of behaviour at our school
BE RESPECTFUL, BE SAFE, BE RESPONSIBLE
The dual role of discipline and restitution create a balance that allows for learning from mistakes, learning different behaviors and making amends.
Students are expected to:
- Attend school regularly and arrive on time for school
- Follow guidelines for appropriate school attire
- Ensure that all assignments and tests demonstrate academic honesty
- Demonstrate respect for the rights, roles and responsibilities of others
- Demonstrate respect for the property of others and the school
- Comply with all laws and policies related to controlled substances and weapons
Teachers will intervene when students:
- Use profanity (including language and/or gestures)
- Are disrespectful
- Do not maintain academic integrity – plagiarism, cheating etc.
- Utter threats
- Are disruptive and interfere with the learning of others
- Fail to complete their homework
Students are referred to administration when the following occurs:
- Serious physical harm to and/or assault on an employee or another student.
- Weapons on the school grounds (including school buses and bus stops)
- Serious damage to property. This includes fires that are set on school property.
- Chronic behaviour problems
- Threats to staff members and/or other students.
- Leaving class or school without permission.
Interventions in all situations are intended to preserve the dignity and self worth of all involved in the disciplinary action. Interventions may include:
- Formal conference
- Temporary withdrawal from the classroom
- Removal of privileges
- Clinician referral
- Performance contract
- Police involvement
- In-School Suspension
- Out-of School Suspension