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Code of Conduct

Ontario Student Code of Conduct

As a school we believe that every student has the right to learn and every teacher has the right to teach. To support this philosophy, all members of the Vankleek Hill Collegiate Institute family are expected to:

- Be courteous, respectful and considerate towards others

- Resolve conflict in a mature and responsible manner

- Use language and conduct which demonstrates respect for others

Effective discipline is not about punishment or even consequences. It is about learning to make good decisions.

Our aim is for each student to acquire self-discipline, and to learn to be responsible for her or his behaviour. To this end, the teachers, support staff, and administration will work with students to develop the skills and values necessary to be positive contributors to our community and to make responsible decisions.


UCDSB Student Code of Conduct

A complete copy of this Code can be picked up at the Ministry website at www.edu.gov.on.ca.

The Upper Canada District School Board Code of Conduct is based on the foundation of the Character Always initiative, and has been developed to promote and support respect, civility, responsible citizenship and to provide the framework for policies related to student discipline, bullying prevention, student and staff safety, respectful working and learning environments, and workplace harassment.


STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOUR

A. Respect, Civility, and Responsible Citizenship

All members of the school community must:

• Respect and comply with all applicable federal, provincial, and municipal laws

• Demonstrate honesty and integrity

• Respect differences in people, their ideas and their opinions

• Treat one another with dignity and respect at all times, and especially when there is disagreement

• Respect and treat others fairly, regardless of, for example, race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic

origin, citizenship, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, or disability

• Respect the rights of others

• Show proper care and regard for school property and the property of others

• Take appropriate measures to help those in need

• Seek assistance from a member of the school staff, if necessary, to resolve conflict peacefully

• Respect all members of the school community, especially persons in positions of authority

• Respect the need of others to work in an environment that is conducive to learning and teaching

• Not swear at a teacher or at another person in a position of authority

B. Safety

All members of the school community must not:

• Engage in bullying behaviours

• Commit sexual assault

• Traffic weapons or illegal drugs

• Give alcohol to a minor

• Commit robbery

• Be in possession of any weapon, including firearms

• Use any object to threaten or intimidate another person

• Cause injury to any person with an object

• Be in possession of, or be under the influence of, or provide others with alcohol or illegal drugs

• Inflict or encourage others to inflict bodily harm on another person

• Engage in hate propaganda and other forms of behaviour motivated by hate or bias

• Commit an act of vandalism that causes extensive damage to school property or to property located on the

premises of a school

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