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Code of Behaviour
For Students
Calvin Park School Code of Conduct

Calvin Park Public School’s Code of Conduct reflects our commitment to providing a safe, effective learning environment in a positive school climate where all members of the school community feel safe, comfortable, and accepted.  As staff, students, and parents/guardians, we value our rights and recognize our responsibilities in ensuring a safe learning and teaching environment.

Calvin Park Public School believes in promoting, supporting, and celebrating student conduct that demonstrates respect, responsibility, and citizenship.  These core values are reflected in our code of conduct for our students.


RESPECT
Guiding Principles
Expected Conduct
All members of the school community have the right to:
  • Be treated with respect and dignity
  • An environment where conflict and differences can be addressed in a manner characterized by respect, civility, and nonviolence
  • A clean and safe learning environment conducive to learning
  • A learning environment free from the influences of drugs and alcohol
  • Show courtesy and respect for yourself and others in the way you speak and behave (refrain from using inappropriate language)
  • Respect and treat others fairly regardless of race, ancestry,  place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability
  • Resolve conflicts nonviolently
  • Clean up your own messes
  • Wear appropriate clothing that is not unduly distracting and is free of offensive content
  • Refrain from providing, possessing, or using alcohol or illegal drugs and notify office of any prescription drugs you require
RESPONSIBILITY
Guiding Principles
Expected Conduct
  • Good attendance and punctuality help you to be successful in all aspects of school
  • Arriving late interrupts the learning of others
  • Classes function successfully when students come prepared
  • Good work habits learned and practised in school will be valuable throughout life
  • Attend classes regularly and punctually
  • Restrict washroom visits and water fountains to break time (permission is required during instructional time)
  • Come to class prepared and ready to take part (wear appropriate attire for Phys Ed)
  • Complete assignments and submit work that represents your own efforts
  • Be responsible for missed assignments and work
  • Maintain a neat, clean, and appropriate appearance
CITIZENSHIP
Guiding Principles
Expected Conduct
  • Appropriate participation in the civic life of the school community helps develop students into fully contributing citizens
  • Taking care of our school buildings, furniture, and supplies reduces waste
  • A respectful academic school tone promotes learning
  • A school with quiet hallways during classes allows for uninterrupted instruction and a better climate for learning
  • Demonstrate honesty and integrity
  • Demonstrate respect for the environment and the global community
  • Show proper care and regard for school property and the property of others
  • Comply with school rules (leave hats, gum, cosmetics and sunglasses, and electronic devices in your locker)
  • Be receptive, cooperative, and courteous to all staff members (identify yourself on request)
  • Travel safely and quietly through the hallways









Progressive Discipline

At Calvin Park Public School, we believe that progressive discipline is a whole school approach where all students, staff, and parents/guardians share in the responsibility for creating and sustaining a safe and positive school environment conducive to learning.  Our progressive discipline model uses a range of interventions, supports, and consequences with opportunities for students to learn from their mistakes and focus on improving their conduct.  

Interventions vary depending on the severity and frequency of the inappropriate conduct, but may include:
  • correction, review, and practice
  • reminders, warnings, discussions, time-outs
  • removal of recesses or school privileges
  • detention of student (at noon or after school)
  • reflection and written assignments
  • meeting with the child, parent/guardian, principal and/or classroom teacher
making restitution (including full payment for damage/vandalism)
involvement of board support services and referral to outside agencies
withdrawal of student from class setting
school suspension
school expulsion



Last Modified: Jul 07, 2010
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