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Code of Conduct

At Parnall School, we believe that all students should learn in a positive, co-operative, orderly school environment. Our code of conduct is based on the fundamental values of personal responsibility and respect for self and others. Fostering the development of these values and encouraging self discipline are important goals of education.

The teaching of appropriate behaviour should be shared by the home and the school. By working together we can encourage our students to be responsible, caring and self disciplined citizens.


RESPONSIBILITIES


As members of our school community, we each have responsibilities.

Students:

• to develop self discipline
• to attend classes regularly and punctually
• to respect the rights, beliefs and property of others
• to complete both classroom and home assignments

Staff:

• to plan, conduct and support an effective program
• to evaluate students and report on student progress
• to provide a co-operative, caring learning environment
• to promote communication between parents and home
• to be respectful of others

Parents:

• to encourage and support their children in their learning
• to be aware of and support the rules and expectations of the school
• to support and communicate with school staff
• to be respectful of others

 

EXPECTATIONS FOR GOOD BEHAVIOUR

  • Parnall supports a “No Body Contact” Rule (NBC).
    (No play fighting, rough housing, pushing...)
  • Use playground equipment safely and properly.
  • Use appropriate language at school.
  • Dress in an appropriate manner for educational activities. Use good judgement in the choice of T-shirts (slogans and images). Brief clothing is not acceptable.
  • Refrain from throwing or kicking harmful materials (snow, sticks, stones...).
  • In the lunchroom, students should eat in an orderly manner and clean up their areas.
  • Students may only be in the parking lot under the direct supervision of an adult.
  • Bicycles must be walked onto and off school property. Parnall School supports the recommendation of the Niagara Regional Police that suggests that students should be in Grade 4 before they ride a bicycle to school. Skateboards and rollerblades should not come to school.
  • Students are to remain on school property during school hours. Students who stay for lunch may only leave with their parents’ written permission.
  • Students should leave dangerous or valuable items at home.
  • Students should respect school property.


COURSES OF ACTION

Each breach of the Student Code of Conduct will be dealt with by staff members who may administer one or more of the appropriate consequences. The severity and frequency of the student’s inappropriate behaviour will be considered. Staff will use their professional judgement to determine the consequences.

They include:

  • a logical consequence to match the behaviour
  • a discussion
  • time out
  • a detention
  • parental involvement
  • isolation/removal from class
  • removal of privileges
  • a follow-up assignment
  • community service (eg. cleaning desks, yard clean-up)
  • restitution
  • in-school suspension
  • suspension from school