Serve Well, Bring Hope, Celebrate All
"This is what God asks of you, only this: to act justly,to love tenderly and to walk humbly with your God." Micah 6:8
The community of J.J. O’Neill and St. Patrick Catholic School is concerned with the welfare and safety of our children. This Code of Conduct, which is based on the Ontario Code of Conduct, is intended to be a clearly communicated set of expectations formulated for all members of the school community. We will focus on prevention and restorative practices that will foster dignity and respect while ensuring the safety of everyone through fair and progressive strategies designed to promote self-respect and respect for others. We believe all children are created in the image of God and can achieve academic excellence within a safe and caring, Christ-centered, learning environment.
STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOUR
We believe that at J.J. O’Neill and St. Patrick Catholic School, RESPECT FOR OTHERS is directly tied to how WE RESPECT OURSELVES. By treating all people in a positive, supportive, and caring manner, we also respect ourselves.
The standards of behaviour apply:
Respect, Civility and Responsible Citizenship
All members of the school community must:
the behaviour is intended by the pupil to have the effect of, or the pupil ought to know that the behaviour would likely have the effect of,
i)causing harm, fear or distress to another individual, including physical, psychological, social oracademic harm, harm to the individual’s reputation or harm to the individual’s property, or ii) the behaviours occurs in a context where there is real; or perceived power imbalance between the pupil and the individual based on factors such as size, strength, age, intelligence, peer group power, economic status, social status, religion, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, family circumstances, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, disability or the receipt of special education ("intimidation").
Cyber-bullying: For the purposes of the definition of "bullying" bullying includes bullying by electronic means including:
a)creating a web page or blog in which the creator assumes the identity of another person;b)impersonating another person as the author of content or messages posted on the internet; and
c)communicating material electronically to more than one individual or posting material on awebsite that may be accessed by one or more individuals.
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