Herb Campbell Code of Conduct
Statement of Purpose:
In order to maintain a mutually respectful learning environment for everyone, it is important that all members of the Herb Campbell community including students, staff, parents, and visitors work together. By following our Code of Conduct, we help everyone achieve his/her full potential.
There are four main components of our Code of Conduct. They are:
We become positive members of our community when we speak and act with respect.
- We respect ourselves, all members of our community, and property
- We value diversity
- We use socially inclusive and acceptable language and gestures to communicate
- We demonstrate honesty and integrity
We wear attire that demonstrates respect for self and others.
- We dress appropriately for each situation and ensure that undergarments are covered completely
- We wear clothing with positive language and/or images
- We maintain personal hygiene
We take responsibility for our own learning, and respect the learning of others.
- We attend school regularly and are punctual
- We come prepared for class
- We seek and offer support when necessary
We only bring items to school which contribute to a positive learning environment.
- We use electronic devices at school for approved curricular or extra-curricular activities
- Items whose purpose may be considered dangerous (e.g. weapons, replica weapons, firecrackers, gang related materials, etc.) must not be brought to school
- No one will possess or be under the influence of restricted drugs or alcohol
Interventions and Consequences for Students:
From time to time, students may need reminders regarding these rules. These reminders will take the form of early and ongoing interventions as well as logical consequences for actions. Each situation will be considered based on the students' circumstances, the nature, severity, and frequency of the behaviour, as well as the impact of the behaviour on school climate.
When consequences are necessary, they will be progressive in nature. Progressive discipline is a non-punitive, whole-community approach that uses a continuum of corrective and supportive interventions and consequences. These measures will address inappropriate behaviour while providing opportunities to build upon strategies that promote positive behaviours. Regular communication and partnership with parents is an integral part of this process.
Interventions and consequences that may be considered for students include:
- Oral reminders
- Review of expectations
- Contact with parents/guardians
- Restorative practices
- Written assignments addressing the behaviour that have a learning component
- Conflict mediation and resolution
- Withdrawal of privileges
- Removal from class
- Restitution for damages
Bullying Prevention and Intervention
We are teaching students to identify bullying behaviour. We are also giving them strategies to deal with bullying and to stop it from happening.
Bullying is typically a form of repeated, persistent and aggressive behaviour directed at an individual or individuals that is intended to cause (or should be known to cause) fear and distress and/or harm to another person’s body, feelings, self-esteem or reputation. Bullying occurs in a context where there is a real or perceived power imbalance.
When someone experiences or observes bullying behaviour, he/she is expected to report it to a teacher, teaching assistant or school administrator immediately. Bullying behaviour will be dealt with using a progressive discipline approach.