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Code of Conduct

The Champlain School community believes that it is important to establish a safe and caring learning environment. We do this by practicing our Code of Conduct: Being Respectful, Being Safe, and Being Ready to Learn.

Guiding Principles

  • Everyone is unique and has a contribution to make.
  • Everyone has strengths, which must be nurtured and supported.
  • Everyone has the right to be respected and the responsibility to respect others.
  • Service to others performed with caring and love makes a difference.

Champlain School students . . .

  • Arrive at school on time every day
  • Come prepared to work
  • Use appropriate language
  • Use words to solve a problem
  • Listen to and respect other people
  • Wait patiently for their turn
  • Welcome and help visitors to our school
  • Respect other people’s property
  • Fix their mistakes
  • Accept consequences for their actions  
    Everyone in this school, child or adult, has the right to a safe & caring environment where they can work & learn.
The following rules are designed to help this happen:
  • Everyone is to be at school every day and on time.
  • During the school day, students will remain in school and on the school grounds.
  • Everyone will walk in the school in a quiet & safe manner.
  • Students will do their school work.
  • Everyone will solve problems peacefully by talking.
  • Students will keep their hands and feet to themselves.
  • When the bell rings, students will enter/exit immediately through their assigned door and walk to and from their class.
  • Students will bring healthy snacks to school — no junk food, pop, candy, gum, or sunflower seeds.
  • Toys or valuables, such as  I pods, MP3 players, DS’s, cell phones and jewelry, etc. will not be brought to school.
  • The school telephone is to be used by students for emergency calls only.



  • Monthly themes & recognition presented at assemblies
  • In-class programs that develop skills to be used for life, e.g. Bully-proofing, Second Step, Don’t Laugh at Me, Be Cool.
  • Positive Consequences for Appropriate Behavior
  • Teachers will consistently encourage and praise students for their appropriate behaviour.
  • On occasion, teachers may provide whole class rewards or incentives to encourage and reward a behavioural goal.
  • Teachers will inform parents through notes and phone class home, of the child’s positive behaviour.
  • Teachers will inform the principal of students who deserve special recognition for their efforts and accomplishments.
  • Students’ efforts and accomplishments will be recognized at monthly assemblies.

Range of Consequences for Inappropriate Behaviour

  • Consequences will be provided on the basis of the individual needs of the student in social, personal and educational development, the degree of the problem, and the ability of the student to understand and handle the consequences. Several minor offences may lead to a major consequence, however, due to the severity of the behaviour, a major consequence may be used immediately.
  • Teacher/Student conference to clarify expectations and develop strategies to change behaviour.
  • Classroom time-out
  • Partner classroom for time-out
  • Phone call home (no phone—student taken home and brought back)
  • Parent/School Meeting (may involve school counsellor, developing a behaviour plan)
  • Loss of privileges (choice time, outdoor recess, field trip, extra-curricular)
  • In-School suspension
  • Out of school suspension (1 to 5 days) parent/guardian must accompany child upon return to school.
  • Outside Agency involvement.


You can support your child by:

  • Talking about school rules and expectations
  • Asking about your child’s homework
  • Encouraging your child to solve problems in a peaceful way
  • Being a positive role model
  • Attending Student-Led Conferences and Special Events
  • Communicating with your child’s classroom teacher throughout the year
  • Contacting the school when you have questions or concerns
  • Attending Parent Council Meetings

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