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Standards of Behaviour/Code of Conduct

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Last updated on Saturday, June 10, 2017.

ALL members of the school community, including trustees, Board employees, students, parents, SchoolCouncil, visitors, volunteers, contractors, and community members on school premises, while on school buses, at school related events or activities, or in any other circumstances that could have an impact on the climate of the school, must:

  • Respect and comply with all applicable federal, provincial, and municipal laws
  • Respect and model HWDSB’s Character Builds attributes and comply with the Equity Policy and other Board policies
  • 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, sexual orientation ,age or ability
  • 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 needs of others to work in an environment that is conducive to learning and teaching
  • Not swear at at each other at another  person in a position of authority

 Safety

ALL members of the school community must not:

  • Engage in any bullying behaviours including cyberbullying
  • Commit sexual assault
  • Traffic weapons or illegal drugs
  • Give drugs or alcohol to a minor
  • Commit theft or robbery (theft with violence)
  • Be in possession of any weapon, including firearms
  • Utter a threat or 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 mental or bodily harm on another person
  • Engage in 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 the school.

 

 

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