École Campus View Elementary School
Code of Conduct – Our Guiding Principles For Working Together
“Today’s Learners, Tomorrow’s Leaders”
École Campus View Elementary School, in partnership with its community, is committed to providing a safe, nurturing, respectful environment where all students strive to reach their full potential as citizens in our community.
We will accomplish this by choosing to:
BE SAFE — BE COOPERATIVE — BE KIND
- remain in supervised areas
- know emergency procedures
- notify an adult if there is a problem
- listen to the instructions of all adults
- honour personal space
- be on time
- be ready to learn
- participate in classroom activities
- take turns
- be polite
- be considerate
- be tolerant and forgiving
- work to solve problems
- apologize when necessary
- include others
Our guiding principles for working together at Campus view aligns with the B.C. Human Rights Code that, “Promotes a climate of understanding and mutual respect where all are equal in dignity and rights.” Unacceptable behavior at Campus View is defined as behaviour that:
- interferes with the learning of others
- interferes with an orderly environment
- creates unsafe conditions
- is an act of bullying, harassment or intimidation
- is an act of physical violence
- is an act of retribution or retaliation against a person who has reported an incident
- is illegal, such as possession, use or distribution of illegal or restricted substances
- involves the possession or use of weapons
- involves theft or damage to property
- does not follow instructions given by school staff
- involves the unacceptable use of technology either as personal use, or in a way that negatively impacts others as outlined in GVSD Policy 1300
Whenever possible, consequences will be preventative and restorative, rather than merely punitive.
We consider individual personalities and increasing expectations of responsibility based on age, special needs and goals when dealing with student conduct. Appropriate discipline is positive in nature and involves the active participation of students.
Rising expectations – Guiding children to make good choices by:
- Applying appropriate resolution strategies
- Increasing personal responsibility and self-discipline: Teachers review our guiding principles with students and develop strategies and skills that lead to children making appropriate behaviour choices.
- Involving parents with the school to plan the necessary strategies and skills to support the child in making good behaviour choice: When incidents are repeated, teachers, administration, school counselor and parents will come together to form plans to assist the child.
Consequences – Guiding principles of a school consequence are to identify the inappropriate behaviour, to bring understanding as to how the behaviour affects self and others, and to develop strategies and skills that change the child’s behaviour.
Consequence for violating the code of conduct will vary according to the severity and frequency of actions. Whenever possible, restitution approaches will be applied to support children affected by inappropriate behaviour. The focus of restitution is to change behaviour, fix the problem, restore relationships and maintain the dignity of the child. The restitution model emphasizes working with the student, rather than doing something to the student. Examples of consequences are:
- incident debriefing/restitution
- one-to-one conference with the child (with teacher, counselor, educational assistant, supervisor or administrator)
- meeting with all parties concerned to develop a plan of appropriate restitution
- incident report home, phone call home and/or conference with parent(s) and student
- loss of privileges
- suspension (in school/out of school)
Notification – The school community and school district will be made aware of serious situations or incidents and will be communicated to about how these issues are being addressed.
- police and/or other agencies within the school community will be informed and team together with the school to best address the conflict
- District Crisis Incident Response Team may also be called upon to form a partnership with the school as an intervention resource
- our school community will promote safety by addressing any and all discrimination directed towards school families, staff or visitors attending Campus View.