Code of Conduct
A Shared Responsibility
St Francis School is a place that promotes responsibility, respect and academic excellence in a safe learning and teaching environment. We recognize that all people are created in the image and likeness of God and as such, all people have the right to be treated with dignity, respect and fairness.
Our School Code of Conduct exists to
- Ensure that all members of the school community are treated with respect and dignity.
- To promote a safe, structured learning environment for all children.
- To maintain an environment where clear and transparent communication enables effective solutions for problems which arise.
- To promote the safety of all people in our school.
Standards of Behavior
The code of Conduct for St Francis School sets clear standards of behavior that apply to our students as well as all individuals involved in our school community (parents, volunteers, teachers and other staff members). These standards apply whether they are on school property, on school buses, at school-related events or activities, or in other circumstances that could have an impact on the school climate.
Respect and Responsible Citizenship
All members of the school community must
- Demonstrate honesty and integrity;
- Respect differences in people, their ideas, and their opinions;
- Treat one another with dignity and respect at all times.
- Act reasonably and respect the rights of others;
- Show proper care and regard for school property and the property of others;
take appropriate measures to help those in need;
All members of the school community must not
- Engage in bullying behaviours;
- Threaten or intimidate another person;
- Cause injury to any person
- Commit an act of vandalism that causes damage to school property or to property of anyone in our school.
Roles and Responsibilities
A positive school climate exists when all members of the school community feel safe, comfortable, and accepted. Active and engaged students are aware of their rights, but more importantly, they accept responsibility for protecting their rights and the rights of others.