Code of Conduct

This Code of Conduct was developed in consultation with staff, parents, students and administration.

Purpose: To build and sustain a positive learning community environment for all students so that they may reach their full potential.

Expectations - This is the behaviour that is expected as West Nissouri Wildfire students, staff and parents:

F - Fair, Honest in all we do - Respecting ourselves and others

L - Leadership Developing - Leadership Skills

A - Ambitious  - Always Striving to meet our goals

M - Motivated - Positive work ethic

E - Excellence - Striving to do our best

S - Sportsmanship - Showing good sportsmanship in the gym and on the field

Behaviour Expectations

  • Students will attend regularly, arrive on time, behave appropriately and complete assigned work to the best of their ability

  • Students are to be prepared for class (pencil, notebook, text, planner)

  • Students will respect the school building and property and classroom property

  • Students will enter and leave the school and walk in the halls in a quiet, orderly, respectful manner

  • Students will play cooperatively and safely, refraining from acts of violence or threats of violence.  This includes “play fighting”. All forms of physical aggression, pushing, fighting, kicking are unacceptable behaviours.  

  • Students will use appropriate respectful language at all times

  • Students will follow the dress code in a respectful fashion that is appropriate for the season and the learning environment

  • Students will keep their hands and feet to themselves

  • Snow, sticks and stones will stay on the ground

  • Physical, verbal (oral or written or cyber), sexual or psychological abuse, bullying or discrimination on the basis of race, culture, religion, gender, language disability, sexual orientation or any other attribute is unacceptable.

  • Respect the need of others to work in an environment that is conducive to learning and teaching, including by ensuring that cell phones and other personal mobile devices are used only during instructional time, as directed by an educator, for health and medical purposes and/or to support special education needs.
  • Alcohol, smoking, drugs, cannabis are not allowed on school property, unless the student is a medical cannabis user. 

Consequences for Unacceptable Behavior

The TVDSB Policy stipulates that any acts of aggression/unacceptable behavior as defined above will involve an appropriate consequence and teachers/staff will automatically involve parents.

A consequence could involve one or more of the following:

  • a warning (verbal reminder) a time out on the wall at recess or in office

  • detention(s)

  • a call to parents

  • a behaviour contract

  • conflict mediation

  • repair, restitution or in-school service

  • a parent conference

  • a behaviour notice to parents

  • a loss of privilege (off the yard, removal from the lunchroom, bus suspension, etc.)

  • suspension

  • expulsion