Greensville’s Code of Conduct
Our code reflects the expectations that all of the Greensville learning community will demonstrate respect, civility and responsible citizenship within a safe environment. We believe in a positive school climate. A positive school climate exists when all members of the school community feel safe, included, and respected and actively promote positive behaviours and interactions. Principles of equity and inclusive education are embedded in the learning environment to promote a positive school climate and a culture of mutual respect. A positive school climate is a crucial component of the prevention of inappropriate behavior such as bullying. Bullying is defined as aggressive and typically repeated behaviour by a student where the behaviour is intended, or the student ought to know that the behaviour would be likely to have that effect of,
-causing fear or distress to another individual, including physical, psychological, social or academic harm,
-harm to the person’s reputation or property or creating a negative environment at the school for another individual, and the behaviour occurs in a context where there is a real or perceived power imbalance based on factors such as size, strength, age, intelligence, peer group power, economic status, social status, religion, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, family circumstances, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, disability or the receipt of special education.
The following PDF is a copy of the Greensville Roles and Responsibilities. Greensville School Web Page Roles and Responsibilities Students and parents/guardians are asked to look over the code, and contact the office if they have any questions
The Provincial Code of Conduct
The Provincial Code of Conduct has been established by the Ministry to govern the behaviour of all persons in schools. The purposes of the provincial code are as follows:
- To ensure that all members of the school community, especially people in positions of authority, are treated with respect and dignity.
- To promote responsible citizenship by encouraging appropriate participation in the civic life of the school community.
- To maintain an environment where conflict and difference can be addressed in a manner characterized by respect and civility.
- To encourage the use of non-violent means to resolve conflict.
- To promote the safety of people in schools.
- To discourage the use of alcohol and illegal drugs.
- To prevent bullying in schools.
The code addresses Standards of Behaviour including respect, civility, responsible citizenship and safety and it outlines the Roles and Responsibilities of the members of the school community.
HWDSB Code of Conduct
The HWDSB recognizes that it is the responsibility of all individuals to contribute to a positive school climate. It is also recognized that everyone has the right to be safe and to feel safe in their school community. The standards of behavior which include respect, civility, responsible citizenship, and safety apply to individuals involved in the HWDSB. Relationships founded in mutual acceptance and inclusion, foster a culture of respect when modeled by all, as outlined in the Equity Policy of the HWDSB. Through a shared understanding of expectations for standards of behavior, consistent with the Provincial Code of Conduct, all stakeholders are expected to follow the Code of Conduct outlined in the policy. The full policy may be found on the HWDSB website at www.hwdsb.on.ca