Terrace Road School Student Code of Conduct
Effective discipline comes from the belief that teaching individuals to take responsibility for their own behaviour is the most successful approach to creating positive behaviour. The purpose of this code of conduct is to help students learn how to develop empathy and become good citizens both within and outside of the school community.
To build a safe and caring school community, where students, staff, parents and adults:
- Respect, value and support one another
- Feel safe and secure
- Act responsibly
- Commit to developing personally, socially, morally and intellectually
We expect that all individuals within our school will:
- Respect themselves
- Respect each other
- Respect our school and look after our property
- Respect our greater community and the environment
Definition of Terms
Consequences – a fair and logical action that addresses unacceptable behaviour
Caring Behaviour – an opportunity to demonstrate respect and responsibility to make amends
Unacceptable Behaviours – behaviours that interfere with school, bus and classroom expectations
Bullying – means repeated and hostile or demeaning behaviour by an individual in the school community where the behaviour is intended to cause harm, fear or distress to one or more other individuals in the school community, including psychological harm or harm to an individual’s reputation.
Bullying is when a person is the target of repeated negative actions, over time, one individual has more power, so the person being victimized feels that they are unable to defend him/herself, a person, who is the target, may feel embarrassed, hurt, scared, and/or angry
Bullying can take different forms including:
- Physical – pushing, hitting
- Verbal – name calling, threats
- Social – exclusion, rumours
- Cyber – using digital technology to harass, demean or threaten
- Intimidation – threatening others to do something, threatening with a weapon, playing a mean trick, lying, and so on.
- Physical aggression – pushing, grabbing, hitting, pinching, spitting, tripping, etc.
- Sexual Harassment – remarks, gestures or actions of a sexual nature
- Social alienation – gossiping, embarrassing others, teasing, excluding from group, etc.
- Verbal aggression – mocking, put downs, swearing, lying, ethnic slurs, discrimination, etc.