Take care of each other, take care of this place
Namur Intermediate School believes in the basic rights of each of its students to learn and grow in an environment that is peaceful and calm, a place where students can learn to the best of their ability.
The Students of Namur Intermediate School are asked to live by the following code of conduct:
I have the right to be happy and so do others (to respect myself, to be respected, to respect others). I will use respectful language at all times.
- I do not swear or use bad language.
- I always respect others students, teachers, bus drivers, supervisors, anyone who works in my school.
- I welcome others into the games I play. I am friendly and fair.
- I follow the classroom rules explained by my teacher
- I do not fight, play fight, push, or shove others students.
I have the right to learn, work, and play in a pleasant environment, and so do others.
- I keep my school yard clean.
- I line up and I am quiet when the bell rings to come into school.
- I take care of all equipment that is available to me: books, desks, computers, gym equipment, etc.
- I am quiet (inside voice) and calm in the hallways, locker area, lunch room, and bus zone.
- I do not steal or damage other people’s property or belongings.
I have the right to feel safe and secure, and so do others (to protect one’s self, to protect each other, and to protect school property).
- I share playground equipment with others and I look after it well.
- I never leave the classroom or the school yard without permission from a teacher or supervisor.
- I do not run anywhere in the school except in gym class.
- I never throw rocks, snowballs, or other things that could hurt someone.
- I understand that hurting others is not allowed.
Behaviours that will be Corrected (Minor Infractions)
These are behaviours that are contrary to the expected behaviours. These behaviours negatively affect the daily organization of the class and school but are not considered as being of danger to, nor significantly affecting the well-being of others.
These may include:
- Acting in ways that are unsafe, like running in the hallways, pushing, shoving, grabbing, play fighting
- Acting in ways that prevent an orderly learning environment, like refusing to follow the requests of an adult, disturbing other students, and un-cooperative behaviour
- Acting in ways that are disrespectful of others, like name calling, teasing, taking belongings, disrespectful language/gestures
Sanctions or Consequences
Students will be helped to change these behaviours through interventions that are appropriate to their level of development and individual needs and are educational and graduated in nature.
These may include:
- Removal from the situation for a brief time
- Request for reparation (verbal or written apology)
- Reflection on their actions and intent to act more appropriately
- Loss of play privileges
- Redoing the action in a preferred manner
An accumulation of minor infractions should not transform into a major infraction.
Prohibited Acts (Major Infractions)
Actions that clearly affect the safety and security of others, create unsafe conditions and interfere with an orderly environment or contravene a law, for example:
- Violence including: fighting, bullying, cyber-bullying, threats, extortion,
- Possession of weapons, firearms and the imitation of fire arms
- Possession, consumption and sale of drugs or alcohol
- Being abusive to an adult in the school
When a student engages in a Prohibited Act, action will be taken that will include, one or more of the following sanctions:
- Immediate action to protect self or others:
- Removal from the situation
- Upon assessment of situation:
- meeting with principal
- communication with parents
- internal suspension
- external suspension
- referral to police services.
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