Code of Conduct
We expect students to wear respect their colour code, conduct themselves in a socially acceptable manner, and to adhere to the Code of Conduct. Students and parents/guardians are expected to read and sign the Code of Conduct, which they will find in their school agenda.
- Behaviour at school will be based on the premise that each individual will be treated with respect.
- In order to establish a positive learning environment, mutual cooperation and respect among students, teachers, and other staff members is necessary.
- All students are expected to contribute to a safe and healthy learning environment for all members of the school community.
- Chewing gum is only permitted in class with the permission of the teacher and for pedagogical intervention strategies.
- RESPECT the building, the personal property of other students, staff and all individuals.
- Physical force, rough play, put downs, teasing; bullying and/or cyber bullying are hurtful and will not be tolerated.
- Throwing snowballs or wood chips is NOT permitted.
- Remove your baseball caps before you enter the building.
- Do not loiter in or vandalize the bathrooms at any time.
- Skateboards, heelies, scooters and roller blades must be kept in your lockers during school hours.
- Students must remain on school property at all times during the school day.
- Swearing is not tolerated in school.
- First incident - Complete and sign reflection sheet
- Second incident – Complete and sign reflection sheet
- Third incident – Complete and sign reflection sheet and recess detention
- Fourth incident – Complete and sign reflection sheet and lunch detention
OTHER STRATEGIES MAY INCLUDE
- Suspension in school or at home - student MUST return to school with a parent/guardian before being readmitted to class
- Removal from special activities including field trips, if a student’s behaviour is deemed unsafe
- Behaviour Contract
The school Principal oversees the day-to-day operation of the bus system at the school level and ensures observance of the rules of conduct and safety measures. In cases of misconduct, here are the following guidelines:
Meeting with behaviour technicians, bus report will be sent home.
Student will meet with principal, bus report will be sent home to be signed with warning of suspension from bus service.
3-day suspension from bus service.
One-week suspension from bus service.
Expulsion from school bus for the remainder of the school year.
Digital Citizenship at Elizabeth Ballantyne believes in a model for supporting safe and responsible use of the internet in teaching and learning. Modelling what appropriate and responsible use looks like is an imperative aspect of digital citizenship when using technology within our learning. As a parent, you are an integral part of the digital citizenship development of your child. Please review the description of an Elizabeth Ballantyne digital citizen with your child and view the recommended parent links included in this booklet.
A Digital Citizen
- participates in positive educational, cultural, and economic activities using technology
- uses critical thinking
- is literate in the language, symbols, and texts of digital technologies
- uses technology to relate to others in positive, meaningful ways and maintains honesty and integrity while using technology
- respects the concepts of privacy and freedom of speech in a digital world
- respects and protects him/herself others, and intellectual property!
- practices online etiquette during online meetings
Netiquette (net + etiquette) is a code of conduct for online virtual classrooms to ensure that everyone has a safe and respectful online experience.
- Put yourself on mute unless you are asked by your teacher to teach.
- Use your real name during online meetings with EBS staff.
- Raise your “virtual hand” if you have a question and wait to be recognized when responding to a question or comment.
- Be respectful: It is not a time to chat with friends. Remember to use proper grammar and spelling, please and thank you.
- Choose a space that is free from distractions.
- Make sarcastic jokes: tone is hard to read online. Think before you type. Post things that you are comfortable with everyone seeing, including your teacher and parents.
- Type using all uppercase letters: It is often perceived as yelling and people will have a hard time taking you seriously.
- Abuse the chat box: Unnecessary chatting during class can be a major distraction to the teacher and the other students.
Links for Parents
- Childnet http://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers
- Digizen http://www.digizen.org/parents/
- Common Sense Media http://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog
Elizabeth Ballantyne School strongly condemns any form of violence or bullying. This applies to all members of the Elizabeth Ballantyne community, including students, staff, administration and parents. We are committed to taking proactive measures to effectively reduce such incidents and provide a safe learning and working environment.
Bullying is defined as behaviour that involves repeated abuse and an imbalance of power. It manifests in three forms:
- Physical: involves acts such as hitting, spitting, shoving, pushing, kicking, or punching.
- Verbal/Written: can include things such as threats, lying to create conflict, name-calling, teasing, sexual, racist or homophobic remarks or slurs.
- Psychological: can take the form of intimidation, direct or indirect forms of social exclusion, spreading rumours and gossip. Cyberbullying contains all the elements of bullying (physical, verbal and psychological abuse) but extends them in a public, online environment.
- Students involved in confrontations and/or bullying situations will work with the Behaviour Technicians on conflict resolution and empathy.
- Parents will be contacted.
- In some cases, the police may be contacted to intervene.