Code of Conduct

Cedar Hill Celtics Code of Citizenship

As a Cedar Hill Celtic:

  • I act safety, respectfully and responsibly
  • I am a purposeful learner and support others to be so
  • I take pride in being a Cedar Hill Celtic, and represent our school in a positive manner.

Cedar Hill Celtic’s Code of Conduct

Purpose:

The opportunity to attend school is provided as part of contemporary Canadian society, but this opportunity carries responsibilities. The purpose of this code of conduct is:

  • to establish and maintain safe, caring and orderly environments for purposeful learning;
  • to establish and maintain appropriate balances among individual and collective rights, freedoms and responsibilities;
  • to clarify and publish expectations for student behaviour while at school, while going to and from school, and while attending any school function or activity at any location.

Acceptable Conduct:

  • Be cooperative, courteous and respectful in dealings with administrators, teachers, school staff and other students.
  • Attend school each day, arriving on time and prepared for all classes. Remain on the school grounds at all times.
  • Attend all classes and complete the work assigned in those classes.
  • Carry out all reasonable directions given by school staff.
  • Take care of the books, equipment and learning materials provided for student use.
  • Treat the school building, grounds and equipment with care and prevent litter.
  • Respect the rights of others.
  • Demonstrate the highest standards of conduct, personal responsibility and good judgment when involved in school sponsored events.
  • Have no contact with alcohol, drugs, weapons, or replica weapons while at school, on the school grounds or in attendance at any school sponsored event in the community.
  • Act as responsible members of the school neighborhood by being courteous to people in the area, by refraining from disturbing their daily activities, and by respecting their property.
  • Adhere to the Acceptable Computer Use policy.
  • Adhere to this Code of Conduct while travelling to and from school and while off the school premises during the lunch hour or at other times during the school day.
  • Recognizing that school is a place of business, that we all wear clothing appropriate to a place of business.

Unacceptable Conduct

  • behaviours that:

–     interfere with learning – yours or others’, (e.g.: truancy or inappropriate cell use in class);

–     interfere with an orderly environment (e.g.: arriving late to class);

–     create unsafe conditions (e.g.: rough housing and skateboarding on school property).

  • acts of:

–     physical violence;

–     retribution against a person who has reported incidents;

  • –     bullying, harassment, intimidation, or other forms of prejudice as per the prohibited grounds of   discrimination set out in the BC Human Rights Code based on;

Race, Colour, Ancestry, Place of origin, Religion, Marital status, Family status, Physical or mental disability, Sex, Sexual orientation, and Age.

illegal acts, such as:

  • possession, use or distribution of illegal or restricted substances (e.g.: including knowingly receiving stolen property and smoking on school property);

–     possession or use of weapons or replica weapons (e.g.: knives, slingshots, pellet or other guns);

–     theft of or damage to property (e.g.: graffiti);

–     plagiarism and unauthorized copying or use of software or other electronic or print media.

Rising Expectations:

As students get older, more mature, and progress through the grades, our expectations regarding their conduct increases:

  • we expect an increase in personal responsibility, self-discipline and acceptance of diversity;
  • there may be greater consequences for inappropriate behaviour as students get older, reflecting these increased expectations.

Consequences:     

The severity and frequency of unacceptable conduct as well as the age and maturity of students is considered in determining appropriate disciplinary action:

  • responses to unacceptable conduct are pre-planned, fair, and consistent, while reflective of the particular circumstances of each individual case;
  • disciplinary action, wherever possible, is preventive and restorative, rather than merely punitive;
  • students, as often as possible, are encouraged to participate in the development of meaningful consequences for violations of the established code of conduct.

        Notification:

School administrators and counsellors may have a responsibility to advise other parties of serious breaches of the code of conduct. For example:

  • parents/guardians of student offender(s) – in every instance;
  • parents/guardians of student victim(s) – in every instance;
  • school district officials – as required by school district policy;
  • police and/or other agencies – as required by law;
  • all parents/guardians – when deemed to be important to reassure members of the school community that school officials are aware of a serious situation or incident and are taking appropriate action to address it.

Retaliation Prevention:

The school will take all reasonable steps to prevent retaliation against a student who has made a complaint to his/her teacher or principal regarding a violation of our Code of Conduct.