Code of Conduct

Referenced from following HCDSB policies:

Policy No: II-27 – Student Behaviour JK-Grade 8

Policy No: II-39 – Progressive Discipline and Safety in Schools/Code of Conduct Suspension & Expulsions

Policy No: II-40 – Bullying Prevention Intervention

Roles and Responsibilities of the Student

Students are to be treated with respect and dignity.  Students have the right to learn in a safe, orderly and stimulating Catholic environment and to be conscientiously instructed by the teaching staff.  In return, they must demonstrate respect for themselves, for others and for the responsibilities of citizenship through acceptable behaviour. Respect and responsibility are demonstrated when a student:

  • Participates fully in the religious life of the school, including the celebration of liturgy, Religious Education courses and related activities;
  • Develops personal skills and talents to serve God, and thereby his/her neighbour;
  • Contributes positively to the Catholic climate of the school and exhibits the responsibilities of citizenship;
  • Co-operates with all adults in positions of authority in the school community;
  • Complies with all school expectations and regulations respecting student behaviour;
  • Uses language that is appropriate to their dignity as Catholics;
  • Adheres to the school uniform policy;
  • Respects the school property and property of others at all times;
  • Comes to school prepared, on time and ready to learn;
  • Refrains from bringing anything to school that may compromise the safety of others;
  • Exercises self-discipline and accountability for their actions based on age and individual ability.

Teachers and other school staff members, under the leadership of administrators, maintain order in the school and are expected to hold everyone to high standards of respectful and responsible behaviour.  As Catholic role models, staff uphold these high standards when they:

  • Help students work to their full potential and develop their self-worth;
  • Empower students to be positive leaders in their classroom, school and community;
  • Communicate regularly and meaningfully with parents;
  • Maintain consistent standards of behavior for all students;
  • Demonstrate respect for all students, parents, volunteers and other members of the school community;
  • Prepare students for the full responsibility of citizenship as outlined in the Catholic Graduate Expectations.

Parents play an important role in the education of their children, and can support the efforts of school staff in maintaining a safe and respectful learning environment for all students.  Parents fulfill their role when they:

  • Show an active interest in the child’s school work and progress;
  • Communicate regularly with the school;
  • Help their child to be neat, appropriately dressed and prepared for school;
  • Ensure that their children attend school regularly and on time;
  • Promptly report to the school their child’s absence or late arrival;
  • Show that they are familiar with the provincial Code of Conduct, the Board’s code of conduct and the school rules;
  • Encourage and assist their child in following the rules of behaviour;

Assist school staff in dealing with disciplinary issues involving their children

HCDSB AdministratorCode of Conduct