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Code of Conduct

Commonwealth Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan

Commonwealth Code of Behaviour 


The expectations and responsibilities outlined below are designed to ensure the safety and well-being of all students and staff at Commonwealth Public School.

Respect for Self

Behaviour

Students are expected to be neat, clean and dressed in an appropriate manner. Clothing should be modest and free of profanity, offensive slogans, words or pictures. Hats and outerwear are to be removed when entering the building. Inside footwear should be worn in school.

Reasons for Behaviour 

Your appearance reflects your good judgment and your respect for yourself and the environment

Possible Consequences

  • Intervention by classroom teacher

  • Requirement for change of clothing. (e.g. t-shirt)

  • Referral to Principal

  • Contact with parents

Behaviour

Students are expected to refrain from the use of alcohol, drugs or cigarettes.

Reasons for Behaviour

To participate meaningfully in class and school activities, you must be alert and ready to learn. These substances are prohibited by law on school property.

Possible Consequences

  • Referral to Principal

  • Contact with parents

  • Suspension from school and school-related activities

  • Police involvement

Behaviour

Students are expected to use acceptable language at all times.

Reasons for Behavior REASONS FOR BEHAVIOUR

Being able to use acceptable and tasteful language is a valuable life skill.

Possible Consequences POSSIBLE CONSEQUENCES

  • Intervention by classroom teacher

  • Contact with parents

  • Referral to Principal

  • Suspension

Respect for Property

Behaviour

Students are expected to treat the school building, its contents, its property and the property of others with respect.

Reasons for Behaviour

Vandalism is not condoned by our society.

Possible Consequences

  • Intervention

  • Parental involvement

  • Suspension

  • Police involvement

Respect for Others

Behaviour

Students are expected to be courteous, considerate and respectful to staff, students, people in authority and visitors.

Reasons for Behaviour

This is a minimum expectation of all people.

Possible Consequences

  • Intervention

  • Parental involvement

  • Suspension

  • Police involvement

Behaviour

Students are expected to interact safely on school property and on school-related activities, and to resolve conflicts that arise without physical confrontations, threats or intimidation.

Reasons for Behaviour

Positive interaction is an expectation for all as you make your way in our society.

Possible Consequences

  • Intervention by staff

  • Loss of privileges

  • Contact with parents

  • Referral to Principal

  • Suspension

Behaviour

Students are expected to refrain from any activities that are defined as ‘bullying’.

Reasons for Behaviour

All members of the school community have the right to feel safe and free from intimidation or threats.

Possible Consequences

  • Intervention

  • Referral to Principal

  • Parental involvement

  • Police involvement 

  • Suspension

Definition of Bullying: Bullying is typically a form of repeated, persistent and aggressive behaviour directed at an individual or individuals that is intended to cause (or should be known to cause) fear and distress and/or harm to another person’s body, feelings, self-esteem or reputation. Bullying occurs in a context where there is a real or perceived power imbalance.

Behaviour

Students are expected to use technical devices in an appropriate and acceptable manner on school property and on school-related activities.

Reasons for Behavior

Technical devices must be used in an acceptable manner in order to support student learning for all.

Possible Consequences

  • Intervention

  • Referral to Principal

  • Parental involvement

  • Police involvement

Respect for Learning

Behaviour

Students are expected to be prepared for class and ready to learn. This includes: regular attendance, prompt arrival, completion of assigned tasks and school/class expectations.

Reasons for Behaviour

Regular attendance and work preparedness is an expectation of all students as per the Education Act.

Possible Consequence

  • Intervention

  • Parental involvement

  • Loss of privileges

  •  Referral to Principal 


Behaviour

Students are expected to work in the classroom in a manner that supports learning for all. This means being cooperative, respecting the rights and opinions of others, taking turns, listening and being polite.

Reasons for Behaviour

Every student has the right to work and learn in an environment that is positive and free from disruption.

Possible Consequences

  • Intervention by staff

  • Loss of privileges

  • Contact with parents

  • Referral to Principal
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