Code of Conduct
Huband Park Elementary Code of Conduct
At Huband Park, expected behavior means:
- I am a responsible and engaged learner
- I am caring and respectful to myself, to others, and my environment
- I can contribute to making our school safe for everyone
We believe that it is okay to make mistakes, and that we grow when we fix them. Adults are responsible for modelling, teaching, and setting the conditions for a safe and caring school. When unexpected behavior happens, students are responsible for restoring their relationship with adults and students. Consequences, if required, start with the adults closest to the child (the classroom teacher in communication with parents) and can escalate to involving the principal or vice principal if the behavior is harmful to self or others, or is repeated.
At Huband we aim to be
- H – Heartful, helpful
- E – Empathetic, engaged
- A – Accepting, active
- R – Respectful, resilient
- T – Tolerant, team-builders
As students become older and progress through the grades, expectations of appropriate behaviour, self regulation and personal responsibility increase. Age, cognitive development and special needs will be factors when providing consequences/learning opportunities for students to understand their mistakes, make more appropriate decisions and demonstrate appropriate behaviours. Where students are unable to appreciate the nature or consequences of their behaviour, in consultation with their parents, teachers may refer them to administration, school based teams, case managers or outside agencies.
We expect students to display behaviours that bring credit to themselves, others and the school. Behavior that disrupts the learning opportunities of others, causes mental, physical and/or emotional harm to others, or demonstrates disrespect is not acceptable.
Behaviors we will address with consequences or restitution include:
- discriminating behavior or speech based on race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation or age, or gender identity and expression bullying, cyber bullying, harassment or intimidation including friendship/social bullying (i.e. talking behind someone’s back, excluding others)
being a bystander to bullying (i.e. not reporting an incident, cheering or laughing at incident)
- actions that compromise safety
- physical aggression/verbal threats
- overt defiance towards adults
The goal of imposing consequences for unexpected behavior is to educate the child and protect the group. The best place for consequences to occur is via the classroom teacher in communication with parents.
Restitution is a process that focuses on creating conditions for students to learn self-discipline, fix mistakes and return to the group strengthened. Restitution helps children reclaim their self-esteem through self-evaluation, personal effort and fixing their own mistakes. The school community works with students to help them understand making responsible choices, learning appropriate behaviour, and working towards restitution with involved parties. When these responsibilities are not observed, actions taken may include:
- restitution with opportunities to fix mistakes
- conference with all parties affected
- notification of parents by phone or email
- brainstorming to solve problems
- referral to School Based Team
- immediate removal from classroom, playground, or privileges
- extended removal from classroom and/or playground privileges
- In extreme circumstances, suspension.