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Code of Ethics

Rights. . .

of students…
1. to be treated with respect and dignity by staff and students regardless of colour, creed, gender, disability, or sexual orientation
2. to have access to courses which are suitable and challenging to the student’s interests, abilities and career goals;
3. to request and receive extra help from teachers;
4. to be in a pleasant and positive atmosphere in all school activities;
5. to be disciplined in a firm, consistent and fair way.

of teachers…

1. to expect reasonable behaviour from all students while at school and during school functions;
2. to receive support and co-operation in the performance of their duties from the administration, parents and students;
3. to report to an appropriate authority any student who is constantly disruptive in the learning environment;
4. to be regarded as an individual and to be treated with respect;
5. to conduct his/her classroom using a variety of styles and strategies provided that they promote learning.

of parents…

1. to have access to descriptions of all courses of study and the criteria for student evaluation;
2. to expect classes to be conducted in a professional manner;
3. to expect the school’s behaviour code and academic requirements to be followed;
4. to receive regular communication from the school, e.g. reports, newsletters;
5. to be informed promptly of any serious behavioural or academic concerns;
6. to appeal decisions to the appropriate higher authority;
7. to discuss their concerns with the school, e.g. special testing and programs to meet perceived needs;
8. to be respected;
9. to have their child treated with respect and courtesy.

ResponsibiIities . . .

of students…

1. to show respect and courtesy to all staff and students regardless of colour, creed, gender or disability;
2. to work diligently to meet the requirements of courses and to complete work missed when absent from class for any reason;
3. to be regular and punctual in attendance;
4. to actively promote pride in and support of the school;
5. to respect the property of others;
6. to be aware of and obey all school rules.

of teachers…
1. to be fair and just in enforcing the rules of the school, while recognizing the rights of the individual;
2. to treat students, staff and parents with respect;
3. to keep accurate records of a student’s progress and to provide them at the request of the administration and parents;
4. to evaluate and return all assignments within a reasonable time;
5. to report problems of learning or behaviour to the appropriate authority;
6. to assist students with their learning environment, planning a worthwhile program and providing extra help;
7. to encourage students to behave in a positive manner and to strive to reach their full potential;
8. to be firm, fair and discreet in their interactions with students.

of parents…

1. to provide a home environment conducive to learning;
2. to make contact with the school regarding any special needs or concerns regarding their child;
3. to talk to their child about progress in school and to take an active interest in concerns;
4. to ensure and assume responsibility for regular and punctual attendance of the student;
5. to provide reasons for students absences from school, orally or in writing, as directed by the principal;
6. to encourage their child to behave in a manner which will show pride in and bring credit to the school;
7. to co-operate with the school in facilitating the emotional, cultural, moral and intellectual development of the student.