Code of Conduct/Behaviour
Standards of Behaviour
All members of the Catholic school community must:
All members of the Catholic school community, including volunteers and visitors, must not:
Roles and Responsibilities
Under the direction of the Board, principals take a leadership role in the daily operation of a school. They provide this leadership by:
Teachers and Other School Staff Members
Under the leadership of the principal, teachers and other school staff members maintain order in the school and are expected to hold everyone to the highest standard of respectful and responsible behaviour. As role models, teachers and school staff uphold these high standards when they:
- Help students work to their full potential and develop their sense of self-worth
- Empower students to be positive leaders in their classroom, school, and community
- Communicate regularly and meaningfully with parents
- Maintain consistent standards of behaviour for all students
- Demonstrate respect for all students, staff, parents, volunteers, and the members of the school community
- Prepare students for the full responsibilities of citizenship
Students are to be treated with respect and dignity. In return, they must demonstrate respect for themselves, for others, and for the responsibilities of citizenship through acceptable behaviour. Respect and responsibility are demonstrated when a student:
- Comes to school prepared, on time, and ready to learn
- Shows respect for himself or herself, for others, and for those in authority
- Refrains from bringing anything to school that may compromise the safety of others
- Follows the established rules and takes responsibility for his or her own actions.
Parents play an important role in the education of their children and can support the efforts of school staff in maintaining a safe and respectful learning environment for all students. Parents fulfill their role when they:
Community Partners and the Police
In keeping with the mission and tradition of the Catholic school, partnerships are already in place with home and parishes, and new partnerships with community agencies and members of the community (e.g., Aboriginal Elders) may also be created. Community agencies are resources that schools can use to deliver prevention or intervention programs. These partnerships must respect all applicable collective agreements.
The police play an essential role in making our Catholic schools and communities safer. The police investigate incidents in accordance with the protocol developed with the Board and police services within the jurisdiction.