Madeira Park Elementary School
Code of Conduct
Statement of Purpose
At Madeira Park Elementary our purpose is to establish and maintain safe, caring, and orderly learning environments for everyone.
Acceptable Behaviour supports a positive learning environment
Examples of acceptable student behaviour include but are not limited to:
- participating in all learning experiences to the best of their ability,
- treating people and property in a respectful manner,
- treating everyone fairly,
- using positive words and actions towards students and adults, and
- keeping their hands and feet to themselves.
These behaviours are expectations while students are at school, going to and from school, and while attending any school function at any location.
Unacceptable Behaviour interferes with a positive learning environment.
Examples of unacceptable student behaviour include but are not limited to:
- hitting, kicking, and physical abuse,
- threats, harassment, verbal abuse,
- throwing objects (rocks, sticks, snowballs, etc.).
- damaging or stealing property,
- any efforts to cause harm or discriminate against* another person based on, but not limited to race, religion, gender, physical or intellectual disability, marital or family status, sexual orientation or age,
- acts of retaliation against a student who has reported incidents where the code of conduct has been broken.
*The Human Rights Code states: discrimination occurs when someone is treated differently and poorly because of their race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religion, marital or family status, physical or mental disability, sex sexual orientation, age, criminal conviction, political belief or lawful source of income.
As students progress through school, they are expected to:
- acquire greater knowledge and understanding about their personal behaviour and its impact on others
- learn and use appropriate decision-making strategies
- demonstrate increasing self-discipline
- take increasing personal responsibility for their actions and learning
- be subject to increasing consequences for inappropriate behaviour
Consideration is given to the age and maturity as well as the intellectual, social and emotional capacity of the student along with the nature and frequency of the unacceptable behaviour.
For most infractions of a similar nature the following procedures will be followed:
- noon detention and problem solving with counselor
- noon detention, counselor referral, and School Based Team referral
- in-school suspension and contact with parents regarding outside counseling
- indefinite suspension and meeting with parents to create educational plan
In the case of fighting the following procedures will be followed:
- 1st infraction - 1 day in-school suspension and a referral to the school counselor,
- 2nd infraction - 2 day in-suspension and a referral to an outside agency counselor,
- 3rd infraction – indefinite suspension and meeting with parents to create a behavioural and/or educational plan.
Where applicable the following consequences will be followed:
- Provide means for restitution and restorative actions
- Involve the offender in determining a corrective plan of action
In the case of drugs or alcohol the following procedures will be followed:
- 1st infraction - 1 day in-school suspension and 1 visit with a Drug & Alcohol counselor,
- 2nd infraction - 3 day in-school suspension and continued visits with a D&A counselor
- 3rd infraction - referral to a District Review Committee
In the case of violent incidents a Violent Incident Management Team meeting will be called. Violent incidents include but are not limited to death threats; use or the threat to use weapons, and some instances of assault.
Madeira Park Elementary School officials may have a responsibility to advise other parties of serious breaches of the code of conduct. For example:
- parents of student offender(s) - in every instance
- parents of student victim(s) - in every instance
- school district officials - as required by law
- police and/or other agencies - as required by law
- parents - when deemed to be necessary following district policy.