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Code of Conduct & School Treaty

DAVID LIVINGSTONE COMMUNITY SCHOOL


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CODE OF CONDUCT

The parents/caregivers, students and staff of David Livingstone Community School have worked together, over time, to develop the school’s “Code of Conduct”. The purpose of the “Code of Conduct” is to promote a healthy school culture where high levels of achievement occur within a positive school learning environment. We believe that everyone has the right to be treated with dignity and respect. We all have the responsibility to ensure a safe learning environment exists in our school.

At school, staff members and administration believe in a proactive educational approach to support all students, teachers and educational assistants receive profession-al development in the area of positive approaches to dealing with student behaviour. Teachers provide instruction and implementation of preventative intervention pro-grams. Programs such as: Kids in the Know, Second Step, Restorative Practices, school wide Positive Behaviour Intervention strategies and Human Rights curriculum help to educate students about appropriate respectful behaviour. Guest speakers from our school’s Student Leadership Team, Child Guidance Clinical staff and the Rainbow Resource Centre also share information with students and parents to raise awareness and prevent inappropriate behaviours. Assemblies, student made posters in the school, sharing at Family Gatherings and daily criteria reminders by all staff reinforce the high standards of expected behaviour. All staff members work hard to actively supervise students in all school settings to create a safe and caring learning and working environment.

Any concerns raised by students or parents/caregivers will be actively investigated by the child’s teacher or administration. Concerns brought to the attention of other staff members such as: educational assistants, secretaries or custodians will be passed on to a teacher or administration for further follow-up. If inappropriate behaviours have occurred, consequences will be applied. Consequences will be based on individual needs, degree of the problem and the ability of the person to understand and learn from the consequences. Consequences can range from, but are not limited to, the following: phone call home, student presentation to a class about good choices, restitution, meeting with parent/caregiver, removal of privileges, behaviour intervention plan or in-school and out-of-school suspensions, as well as others outlined in the Winnipeg School Division’s “Code of Conduct” booklet. School support staff may also work with students in order to address and change inappropriate behaviour.

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