Code of Conduct

Cloverdale Traditional School Code of Conduct

One of the key principles of Cloverdale Traditional School is Social Responsibility.  Our parents and community expect our children to be respectful citizens who:

  • are well mannered,
  • are caring and supportive of each other, and
  • set high academic and behavioral standards for themselves.

In keeping in line with the most recent B.C. Ministerial Order which references Sections 7 and 8 of the Human Rights Code, our school will not discriminate in the following ways:

  • Race, Color, Ancestry, Place of Origin, Religion, Marital Status, Family Status, Physical or Mental Disability, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Age, Gender Expression or Gender Identity.

 

  1. Statement of Purpose

The purpose of our Code of Conduct is to:

  • establish and maintain safe, caring and orderly environments for purposeful learning for all students.
  • establish and maintain appropriate balances between individual and collective rights, freedoms and responsibilities.

 

  1. Conduct Expectations

Cloverdale Traditional School students are expected to conduct themselves in an acceptable manner at school, while going to and from school, and while attending any school function at any location.

 

Acceptable Conduct

    • respecting self, others and the school.
    • engaging in the various learning activities in an appropriate manner by helping to make the school a safe, caring and orderly place by:
      • Being polite. Using Please, Thank You, May I, Excuse me, etc.
      • Respecting personal space. Keeping hands and feet to yourself.
      • Behaving appropriately in the halls. Walking quietly down the right side of the hall.
    • Acting in a manner that brings credit to the school community.
    •  Showing Courtesy, Cooperation and Respect for property and the community.

 

Unacceptable Conduct

    • behaviours that:
      • interfere with the learning of others
      • interfere with an orderly environment
      • create unsafe conditions
    • acts of:
      • bullying, harassment or intimidation
      • physical violence
      • retribution against a person who has reported incidents
    • illegal acts, such as:
      • possession, use or distribution of illegal or restricted substances
      • possession or use of weapons
      • theft or damage to property

 The following misbehaviours are considered serious.

    • racial, ethnic or derogatory slurs
    • swearing or verbal abuse
    • hands on behaviour such as pushing, rough play, play fighting or fighting
    • leaving the school or school grounds without permission
    • bringing toy weapons to school
    • throwing rocks, sticks, snowballs or other objects
    • rudeness, disobedience or disrespect
    • stealing, graffiti or willful damage to school property or property of others.

 

The following behaviors may result in suspension as per School District Regulation 5131.7.

    • willful physical assault
    • acts of intimidation or harassment
    • homophobic or racial hatred
    • being in possession of or bringing weapons to school
    • being in possession of or bringing illegal substances to school
    • extortion

 

  1. Consequences

Parents and guardians should be the first and foremost providers of discipline for their child’s behaviour at home and at school.  They, along with the school personnel, should be active in implementing modifications that may be required when problem behaviours present themselves at school.

 

The severity and frequency of unacceptable conduct, as well as the age and maturity of the student, is taken into consideration when determining appropriate disciplinary action.

Specifically:

  • responses to unacceptable conduct are clearly communicated to all parties involved, consistent and fair
  • disciplinary action is supportive, reflective and/or restorative
  • students are encouraged to participate in the development of meaningful consequences for violations of the established code of conduct

 

  1. Restitution

We believe that it is important to teach children appropriate behaviour and to help them learn how to make appropriate choices.

    1. It is okay to make a mistake.  What are you going to do to fix it?
    2. The wrongdoer finds his/her own solution to make amends to the victim.
    3. Effort is required.
    4. The emphasis is on compensation and learning a better way.

 

 

 Anti-Bullying Pledge

     I agree to not bully others.

I will treat all students and adults with respect.

I will speak and get help when I witness bullying.

I will include all students in activities.

 

 

 

Code of Conduct Last Reviewed:  May 2020