Code of Conduct
The Code of Behaviour provides the framework which governs the actions of all students. It is designed to help students become responsible, respectful, and courteous citizens of their society. All students and parents are expected to be familiar with the details of the Code of Behaviour.
NAEC Code of Behaviour
This code of behaviour sets out the standards of behaviour which are expected of all members of the school community in order to create a positive climate in the school. Respect, responsibility, civility and academic excellence are promoted so that all members of the school community will be and feel safe, comfortable and accepted. The purpose of this code of behaviour is to ensure that all members of the school community are treated with respect and dignity so as to foster an environment that promotes our beliefs in life-long learning and that all students can be successful.
To assist students in their efforts to learn successfully and to become responsible, respectful and courteous members of society, it is recognized that school personnel and parents have a responsibility to work together to support the academic and social learning goals of the school community as outlined in this Code of Behaviour.
Parents/Guardians and School Personnel have a responsibility:
to be supportive and encouraging,
to be positive role models,to provide a safe, positive atmosphere for growing and learning,
to provide consequences that are consistent and fair, and which promote positive change,
to communicate with all school community members and support each other in a manner that is student needs centred and solution oriented ,
to promote and support the aspirations of students through academic achievement and the development of social skills.
To that end, all members of the school community are bound with the behaviour expectations outlined while at school, on the school bus, at a school related activity or in other circumstances where engaging in an activity that will have an impact on the school climate.
This code of behaviour was revised in June 2013 to comply with the Education Act Part XIII-Behaviour, Discipline and Safety and associated regulations.
Progressive discipline is a whole school approach that utilizes a continuum of interventions, support and consequences that include opportunities for reinforcing positive behaviour while helping students make good choices. The focus is on a corrective and supportive approach.
We recognize that each student is a unique individual and that every situation that requires disciplinary action has its own set of circumstances. All factors that may have affected the student’s behaviour will be considered before progressive discipline is applied. Students who behave inappropriately will receive age and developmentally appropriate consequences based on adult assessment of the situation and its severity that include opportunities for students to learn from their mistakes, and to focus on improving behaviour, will be considered/used.
The frequency, severity and type of behaviour will also be taken into consideration. The range of possible consequences include (but are not limited to): reminder, warning, discussion, time out, detention, remedial assignment, formal interview with administrator, teacher and student, parent involvement, making restitution (including full payment for damage/vandalism) changing inappropriate clothing, implementation of behaviour management /safety plan, suspension, expulsion, and referral to police.
In specific circumstances suspension must be considered as a consequence for behaviours. In the case of a serious incident, long-term suspension or expulsion must be considered and may be the consequence.
Mitigating and other factors will be taken into consideration prior to assigning a consequence.
- to respect the dignity of each student,
- to be positive role models.