Code of Conduct

OKL Code of Conduct:

Statement of Purpose:

Our school promotes the values expressed in the BC Human Rights Code respecting the rights of all individuals in accordance with the law-prohibiting discrimination based on race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex or sexual orientation, gender identity, expression and age in respect of discriminatory publication and discrimination in accommodation, service and facility in the school environment. We expect all members of our school community to treat others with respect and to promote a safe and positive school learning and working environment. We believe that everyone working and learning at Okanagan Landing Elementary School needs to follow the Code of Conduct as we interact with one another. The school will treat seriously behavior or communication that discriminates the values expressed in the BC Human Rights Code. Special considerations may apply to students with special needs.

 

Students and staff are expected to act in a manner that enables everyone to participate effectively in the educational community. Every student shall be subject to the Code of Conduct while on the school premises, going to and from school and while at school sponsored games and functions whenever and wherever held.  These expectations also apply to behavior beyond these times (including on-line behavior) that negatively impacts the safe, caring, or orderly environment of the school, and/or student learning.

 

It is important to note that school officials may have the responsibility to advise other parties of serious breaches of the Code of Conduct (parents, school district officials, police and/or other agencies). Written notice will be given to community members to state that ALL members of the learning community have a duty to report serious violent or threat making behaviour. In the event of serious violence or threat making behaviours, Violent Threat Assessment (VTRA) protocol will be offered.

Belief Statements

We believe:

·         all people can learn

·         all people have the right to feel safe and to be safe

·         all people are responsible for their own actions and the consequences of those actions

·         all people are to be treated with respect and to respect the property of others

·         all people need to accept individual differences

·         all people have the ability to choose the kinds of things they say and do for themselves and others and to be responsible for their choices

We believe all members of our school community should:

·         be friendly, caring and respectful

·         make sensible choices and respect those made by others

·         set personal goals and help others reach their goals

·         celebrate successes and encourage others to do their best

We believe all students and staff are expected to:

·         attend school on a daily basis except in cases of illness

·         be on time and prepared for classes

·         work to their ability level

·         demonstrate a respect and acceptance of the rights of others

·         resolve conflicts in a peaceful way

·         respect others’ property

·         clean up their personal space

 

NO STUDENT HAS THE RIGHT TO INTERFERE WITH THE

LEARNING OF OTHER STUDENTS

NO STUDENT HAS THE RIGHT TO INTERFERE WITH THE

TEACHER’S ABILITY TO TEACH

Developmental and Age Appropriate Progressive Discipline is the model used at Okanagan Landing Elementary. At Okanagan Landing we believe in taking a school-wide, proactive approach to student behavior. We use a common problem solving approach (WITS), we teach the Zones of Regulation, and we use the principles of Bucket Filling to encourage acts of kindness. We believe that whenever possible and appropriate, consequences for breaches of the code of conduct are restorative in nature rather than punitive. We implement restitution and restorative actions to guide us to make responsible choices. Unacceptable behavior at Okanagan Landing Elementary includes bullying, cyberbullying, harassment, intimidation, threatening or violent behaviours while at school, at a school related activity or in other circumstances where engaging in the activity will have an impact on the school environment.