​​​Our CBE Student Code of Conduct and CBE Progressive Student Discipline regulation apply to all of our students. They outline the roles and expectations for our students to promote positive and inclusive learning environments, help students to develop empathy and become good citizens both within and outside of the school community, and explain the consequences when a student’s disruptive behaviour negatively affects the learning environment.

Our CBE Employee Code of Conduct applies to all of our employees. The CBE maintains high standards for the conduct of its employees, and expects them to conduct themselves honestly and with integrity and exercise common sense, good judgement and discretion.​​​​

Code of Conduct

Safe and Caring Schools

At Thorncliffe School, we believe that a positive, safe, caring environment is integral to learning. Three overarching principles guide our day-to-day interactions with curricular content, with each other, and with the world:

  • We Respect Ourselves
  • We Respect Each Other
  • We Respect This Place

We also believe that maintaining the dignity of each person, in all situations, is crucial to positive, relationships. When challenging circumstances arise, they are to be viewed as opportunities for meaningful learning and understanding to take place.

The role of our staff is to support students by:

  • Clearly defining acceptable and unacceptable behaviours with students:
  • Acceptable Behaviours are those that comply with the code of conduct and contribute to a welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environment
  • Unacceptable Behaviours are those that interfere with the safety and well being of staff and students
  • Taking time to debrief with students in order to fully understand the situation and ensure that all viewpoints are heard and respected
  • Teaching skills and strategies such as reflective listening, hearing another person’s point of view, clearly and respectfully communicating personal desires, compromise, sacrifice, negotiation and forgiveness
  • Reflecting on the situation and considering what led to the situation and which strategies could be applied in the future positive choices could be made in the future
  • Documenting behaviours and communicating with parents in a timely fashion when patterns of behaviour are identified so that they may take an active role in student success
  • Creating a plan with the student and parent to improve the behaviour. The plan will account for the student’s age, maturity and individual circumstances
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