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Code of Conduct
Code of Conduct

At Newton Elementary School, we believe that all children have the right to learn in a safe, caring and orderly environment.  Our expectations are that students will maintain an attitude that is cooperative, courteous and respectful. Our Code of Conduct is designed to provide guidelines for appropriate student behaviour when students are on their way to or from school, in the school, on our playgrounds or away from our school at any school-sponsored function.

Safe, Caring and Orderly Behaviour:
Be Respectful to Yourself - caring about your learning and yourself, including safety.
Some examples include:
  • always do your best
  • make good choices
  • be on time and ready to work
  • do your homework and use your planner
  • wear clothing that is clean and appropriate
Be Respectful to Others - considerate of others' personal feelings and property.
Some examples include:
  • be polite and wait your turn
  • treat others with respect
  • use good listening skills
  • be honest and tell the truth
Be Respectful to Property - caring about your school and your environment.
Some examples include:
  • clean up after yourself
  • take good care of materials
  • ask before borrowing
Be Safe - learn and follow school rules.
Some examples include:
  • walk calmly - no running in hallways
  • stay in designated areas
  • report dangerous situations to staff
Inappropriate Behaviour

Inappropriate Behaviour can consist of, but is not limited to:
  • rudeness, swearing, threatening, using obscene or racist language
  • fighting (or play fighting)
  • lack of respect for others, teasing, bullying
  • throwing objects (rocks, sticks, snowballs, etc.)
  • defiant behaviour, insolence
  • running in the halls
  • unauthorized leaving of school grounds
  • bringing electronic items (e.g. mP3 players, iPods), expensive toys or equipment e.g. skateboards to school
  • littering
Consequences will be applied in a fair and consistent manner, respecting individual rights, responsibilities, age and maturity.

Inappropriate behaviour typically has the following consequences:
  • review of expectations and a timeout
  • review of expectations, written assignment and/or loss of privileges
  • parents are informed
  • meeting with parents
  • short-term (in school or at home) suspension up to 5 days
  • long-term suspension (over 5 days) or referral to a district program
  • consultation with the police and/or the fire department
  • expulsion

Safe and Caring School Environments

Are Free from Acts of:
  • bullying, cyber-bullying, harassment, threat, intimidation
  • violence in any form
  • abuse in any form
  • discrimination in any form
  • theft
  • vandalism
  • retribution against a person who has reported incidents
Immediate Reporting

Do Not Tolerate, and immediately report to the Principal, the Presence of:
  • intoxicating or banned substances
  • matches, lighters or fireworks
  • weapons or replica (toy) weapons
  • intruders,  "voyeurs" or trespassers
Required Notification
     As circumstances warrant, administrators have a responsibility to advise other parties following a behaviour incident:
  • Parents or guardians of student exhibiting major misbehaviours (in every instance)
  • Parent of student on the receiving end of major misbehaviours (in every instance)
  • Assistant Superintendent, Safe Schools team member and/or other District Staff
  • Ministerial agencies and/or School Liaison Officer (RCMP)

     Reasonable steps will be taken to prevent retaliation against a student who has reported a breach of the code of 

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Time: 10/22/2017 1:57:38 PM
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