Student Code of Conduct and Progressive Discipline Policy – applies to school, offsite activities, and busing.
Jennie Elliott School is committed to the development of a learning environment, which promotes strong personal accountability, empathy and responsible behaviour. We have high expectations for all students and our ultimate goal is to help students develop self-discipline and respect for others. Jennie Elliott staff will ensure that students receive assistance, encouragement, feedback and recognition for their positive behaviours and support when they are resolving problems.
Our Code of Conduct encourages students to demonstrate the ‘Power of One’:
- Always give their best in all school activities.
- Be role models for others by being helpers, buddies and setting good examples.
- Use problem solving strategies to resolve conflicts.
- Follow classroom routines and expectations.
- Be honest and accept responsibility when you have made a poor decision.
- Be respectful and courteous at all times.
- Use appropriate and respectful language.
- Be regular and punctual at school.
- Respect school property and the property of others.
- Respond appropriately to Fire Drills.
- Contribute to making Jennie Elliott an attractive, positive and encouraging place to learn.
- Lock up all bicycles in the school bicycle racks and walk bicycles on school grounds.
- Walk in the hallways.
- Refrain from chewing gum and wearing hats in school
If staff is unsuccessful in redirecting behaviour or if behaviour is recurrent, parents will be telephoned and a referral will be made to administration. If a problem occurs during recess or lunch hour, the supervisor on duty at the time will work with the student to resolve the conflict. If the supervisor is unsuccessful in redirecting behaviour then a referral will be made to either the homeroom teacher or the administration. Care will be taken to listen to all sides of the conflict.