CODE OF CONDUCT
STE-FOY ELEMENTARY – Learning Together. Achieve. Succeed
Values and Objectives
At Ste-Foy Elementary, students and staff are encouraged to
• Develop a sense of responsibility
• Enjoy a sense of belonging
• Have respect for themselves and others
• Live a safe and healthy lifestyle
• Maintain a harmonious school climate that favors concentration and thoughtful work.
• Respect the environment
• Stay motivated and develop new interests
• Strive for academic and personal achievement
All staff members are responsible for
• Helping students in need
• Maintaining order in the school
• Intervening with students who violate the rules
• Being concerned with the well-being of students
Teachers are responsible for
• Educating their students, but also any student in the school
• Explaining the rules to their students
• Setting up an appropriate class structure
• Apply the planned steps and announced sanctions that fall within their level of responsibility.
• Is responsible for the application of the rules.
• Management is responsible for the application of measures that involve the suspension or exclusion of a student.
Rules of Conduct for Fostering Calm, Harmony and Respect
• Students are expected to behave politely with every staff member.
• Students must cooperate to maintain a positive school environment.
• School is a learning environment and students must do their part to keep it calm, orderly and clean.
• Students must walk calmly in the school, stairs and corridors for their safety and out of respect for others who may be working.
• Students must respect others in their language and gestures and not insult others, or say rude, hateful, sexist and discriminatory comments.
• Every student is entitled to feel safe and that they belong and are welcome at our school, any form of verbal, physical and sexual harassment is forbidden.
• Ste-Foy Elementary, Central Quebec School Board and the Ministry of Education have adopted a policy to prevent and banish all forms of psychological harassment. The offending student may be suspended from school.
• School is a public place, out of respect for oneself and others, overt displays of affection are forbidden. (In other words, kissing is not allowed.)
1) What does it mean to be RESPECTFUL?
Being RESPECTFUL means being kind and good to other students as well as yourself.
Being RESPECTFUL is treating another student the same way you would want to be treated.
Here are some examples of RESPECT from SFE students
• Treating yourself and others with kindness
• Listening carefully to others
• Behaving appropriately
• Showing consideration for the privacy of others
• Paying attention to the feelings of others
• Taking care of possessions and property
• Treating others the way you would like to be treated
• Saying and doing kind things
• Being polite
• Appreciating each other’s differences and abilities
• Including others in work and play
2) What does it mean to be RESPONSIBLE?
Responsible students are trustworthy and make good choices. They have good behaviour.
Here are some examples of being RESPONSIBLE from SFE students
• Giving your best in all you do
• Contributing by doing your part
• Keeping the school and grounds tidy
• Sharing with others
• Cleaning up after yourself
• Being honest to yourself and others
• Admitting mistakes, apologizing, and making things right
• Moving safely in and outside the school
• Getting permission before leaving the school
• Helping when someone is hurt
• Playing safely without pushing or play fighting
• Being a role model and helping others
• Reporting problems to staff
• Looking out for each other
3) What does it mean to be READY TO LEARN?
A student who is READY TO LEARN comes to school with an open mind and a willingness to listen. They arrive in class prepared to do the best they can. They attempt to stay focused on learning throughout the period while allowing their classmates to learn without distraction. They contribute in a positive way as an active learner.
Here are some examples of being READY TO LEARN from SFE students
• Completing homework on time
• Keeping on task and using time wisely
• Being organized – keeping the space around you neat
• Arriving at school on time
• Having all the material necessary
• Handing in work well done and on time