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A.G. Baillie Memorial School Code of Conduct

In accordance with the Department of Education guideline for the development of a Code of Conduct, and the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board policy, we define discipline as “the process which maintains order and encourages a positive learning environment, enhances the ability to cooperate with others, and teaches students self-discipline, independence, and appropriate decision making skills."



Beliefs

The Code is based upon the following beliefs:

  • Discipline should be built on the premise that all members of the school community should be treated with dignity and respect in all situations and in accordance with the school’s mission statement to provide a nurturing environment so students can develop the skills and attitudes necessary to adapt and thrive in an ever-changing world.
  • The discipline process is necessary for a safe, secure, and supportive teaching/learning environment. Discipline is both a proactive and reactive process.
  • Each member of the school community has the responsibility to control their own behaviour so the rights of others will not be jeopardized.
  • Discipline is a process of instruction, not merely a list of arbitrary rules and/or punishments, nor a demonstration of power.

Educational Objectives

The objective of this Code of Conduct is to provide a set of guidelines that will help all parties within the school community function in a reasonable manner with each other.

The primary objective of the school is to help all students to develop appropriate academic and social skills within a safe and secure environment.

The Department of Education requests that schools inform parents/guardians of school policies and procedures and, in turn, schools also request that both students and parents/guardians sign the document acknowledging they have read it and are aware of the contents.



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Appropriate/Inappropriate Behaviour and Consequences


Appropriate behaviour by students is listed by designated areas/settings in the “Expectation Matrix” located above. Consequences for inappropriate behaviour that does not demonstrate responsibility and respect for others will be logical, realistic, and consistent. Each case of misbehaviour will be dealt with on an individual basis.

Inappropriate behaviour/offences will be considered either as:

  • Minor infractions – these items will be handled on the spot, (in classrooms, hallways, playground, et cetera), by an attending adult.
  • Serious and/or repeated infractions – these items will be initially handled by an attending adult and recorded in an office file and, depending on the seriousness of the situation and the number/frequency of repeated offences, progressive consequences will be applied by the school administration.
Consequences the school may apply are:

•Verbal Reminder
•Parent Conference
•Behaviour Contract
•In-school Suspension
•Referral to CCRSB discipline
committee or to an outside
agency
•Student Interview
•Restitution
•Loss of Privledges
•Out of School Suspension
•Home Contact
•Time Out
•Detention
Here are items that each elementary school, by both provincial and Board policy, cannot ignore. These items/offences include:
  • Bullying
  • Smoking on school board property
  • Possession/use of drugs/alcohol
  • Harassment (racial/sexual)

Consequences for the above offences are set out in the provincial Code of Conduct and/or CCRSB policy. School personnel must apply these consequences immediately, which include parental involvement in meetings, as part of dealing with students who commit such infractions.

The school board has instituted a Behaviour Incident Tracking Form (Office Referral), which all schools will be using to track and report incidents. A copy of the form may be found on the last page of this insert. This form will be sent home from the school office to inform parents/guardians of an incident(s) of misconduct involving your child. It also enables school personnel to track such things as what is the most common offence, where those offences are occurring most, when they are occurring, the number of times a student has misbehaved, et cetera. This procedure will better enable school personnel to make informed decisions regarding discipline issues at the school level.

Student Leadership Opportunities

Grade 6 “Primary” Volunteer Program

The Grade 6 “Primary” Volunteer Program consists of grade 6 AGB students who volunteer to work with the school’s Grade Primary students during the noon hour, one day per week.

AGB Student Volunteers will:

  • be part of a team of volunteers assigned to one day of the week
  • choose the week day which suits their schedules best
  • attend the cafeteria on scheduled day with the grade primary students (Grade Primary/1/2/3 noontime from 12:00 to 12:20) to have their own lunch and to assist primary students, as necessary, with theirs
  • leave the cafeteria at 12:20 pm with the Grade Primary students and accompany them to their classroom area to prepare to go outside
  • assist in the “tending to” of Grade Primary students in the Primary/Grade 1 playground area until 1:05 pm.
  • encourage good behaviour through good modeling in front of younger students
  • report any concerns/misbehaviours to the cafeteria and/or outdoor supervisors as opposed to disciplining younger students
  • receive a new schedule in advance of any changes
New volunteers are welcome throughout the year. Thank you, Grade Sixes, for your interest in volunteering with our younger students.



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Last Updated:
June 05, 2017