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SCHOOL MISSION STATEMENT
To promote responsibe student leaders who work towards their own success in all areas of life. We are honest, respectful, and contributing members of the school community.
Wonowon Elementary School- Code of Conduct
Codes of Conduct are meant to reflect the entire school community and how everyone interacts with each other. It is expected that all members of the Wonowon community, which includes staff, students, parents and guardians, will uphold the underlying principles of our Code of Conduct. The School Act states:
6(1) A student must comply (a) with the school rules authorized
by the principal of the school or provincial school attended by the
student, and (b) with the code of conduct and other rules and
policies of the board or the provincial school.
Purpose for the Code:
- to provide and ensure a safe, caring and orderly environment for learning.
- To ensure that all students are academically and socially successful.
- To clarify and publish expectations for behaviour while at school, at school related activities or in other circumstances where engaging in a activity (including on-line) will have an impact on the school environment
- To provide a process by which students take ownership of acceptable and unacceptable behaviours.
The Code of Conduct recognizes that as children grow and mature, they are more able to make appropriate decisions and to be responsible for their actions. As students progress through school, they are expected to:
● Acquire greater knowledge and understanding about their personal
behaviour and its impact on others
● Learn and utilize appropriate
● Demonstrate increasing self-discipline
● Take increasing personal responsibility for their actions and learning
● Be subject to increasing consequences for inappropriate behavior
Conduct Expectations – Rights and Responsibilities
Acceptable and unacceptable behaviours include but are not limited to those listed below. Specific expectations are identified in the Positive Behaviour Matrix.
All Wonowon community members:
- have the right to live, learn and work in an atmosphere of mutual respect and courtesy. Community members need to demonstrate respecting, self, others and the school.
- have the responsibility to engage in on task learning activities without disturbing others.
- have the right to be safe, caring, and orderly environment.
- have the responsibility to help create a safe, caring and orderly environment.
- have the responsibility to inform an adult in a timely manner of incidents of bullying, harassment or intimidation.
- have the responsibility to act in a manner that brings credit to the school
- have the responsibility to use electronic devices as agreed upon in the user agreement. (whether personal or school equipment)
- have the responsibility to attend school regularly, to arrive on time, to bring all materials, to give their best effort
- have the right to a safe, healthy, smoke and drug/alcohol free environment.
At Wonowon School, the following behaviours are not acceptable as part of a safe and caring learning environment. The behaviours cited are examples only and not an all-iclusive list. For Example:
- behaviours that interfere with the learning of others, interfere with an orderly environment, or create unsafe conditions.
- acts of bullying, harassment, or intimidation, physical violence, or retribution against a person who reports incidents.
- illegal act
Consideration will be given to the maturity level and intellectual, social and emotional capacity of the student. As students become older they are expected to display increased responsibility, accountability and self-discipline.
As outlined in our Rubric of Consequences, consequences will be progressive and increase in severity for repeated offences. The adult involved with the student at the time will deal with minor problems. If the problem is continuing with the student it is important that the teacher contacts the parent. If problems persist the student is then referred to the administrator. The teacher needs to keep a record of minor referrals and record the contact time and date with parents.
Wherever possible, consequences will:
● Be appropriate and fair
● Seek to prevent a recurrence of the offence
● Be preventative and restorative rather than punitive ● Involve the offender in determining a corrective plan of action
As circumstances warrant, school officials have a responsibility to advise other parties of serious breaches of the Code of Conduct. With serious breaches, parents or guardians of the offender and victim will be notified.
Where appropriate or required by policy or law, the school district, the police, or other agencies may be notified. The school community may also be notified depending on the nature and severity of the incident. In serious and criminal situations, the school community will be notified, with assistance from district officials and the police.
The Wonowon Elementary School Code of Conduct had been structured to align with and adhere to the standards outlined in:
School District #60 Code of Conduct
School District #60 Discrimination, Assault, Bullying and
The School Act – Provincial Standards for Codes of Conduct Order
BC Human Right Code – Sections 7&8
BC Ministry of Education: Safe, Caring and Orderly Schools – Section 2