Handbook / Conduct

Braefoot Elementary School
Student Code of Conduct
In Compliance with the British Columbia Human Rights Code

Braefoot Elementary School, in partnership with its community, is committed to providing a safe, nurturing, respectful environment where each student strives to reach his/her full potential as a citizen in our community.

Four strands of Behaviour expectations related to Braefoot Elementary School; Respect, Responsibility, Cooperation and Safety.

At Braefoot School we strive to establish and maintain a safe, caring environment conducive to purposeful learning.

In line with the BC Human Rights Code, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of an individual’s race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, and age, Braefoot’s Code of Conduct promotes a climate of understanding and mutual respect where all are equal in dignity and rights.

The Braefoot B’s chart clearly establishes our Conduct Expectations for members of the Braefoot School Community.

The Behaviours are listed in a positive fashion, indicating the behaviour we expect of our students. In classroom discussions, teachers discuss and explain unacceptable conduct.

Behaviours that interfere with the learning of others, or demonstrate unacceptable conduct, such as bullying and harassing, or involve damage to property or theft are specifically discussed.

It is our expectation that as students become older, more mature and move through the grades they will demonstrate increased personal responsibility and show increased self-discipline.

Consequences for unacceptable conduct are to identify the inappropriate behaviour, to bring understanding as to how the behaviour affects self and others and to develop strategies and skills that change the child’s behaviour. Restitution approaches will be applied to support children affected by inappropriate behaviours.

The focus of restitution is to change behaviour, fix the problem, restore relationships and maintain the dignity of the child.

The school community and school district will be made aware of serious situations or incidents and will be communicated to about how these issues are being addressed. Police, and or, other agencies within the school community will be informed and team together with the school to best address the conflict.

Digital devices at school:

Students are not to use their digital devices to take photos of other students at school or during school events. Students who do bring digital devices to school, do so at their own risk, they must be stored in a safe place as the school will not be held responsible. Cell phones are to be kept in the student’s backpack and left off during the school day.

 Be RespectfulBe ResponsibleBe CooperativeBe Safe
All Areas- use polite and courteous behaviour
- comply with requests of all staff
- respect property
- respect and cooperate with peer helpers
- do your best
- be considerate
- be on time
- label and keep track of your own belongings
- remain in supervised areas
- know emergency procedures
- notify an adult if there is a problem
Classroom- listen when others are speaking
- follow instructions
- use quiet voices
- electronic devices or cell phones are not to be used in the classrooms
- do your best work
- contribute to group work
- keep work areas neat and clean
- use the garbage can and recycling boxes
- complete all assignments on time
- bring needed supplies and keep them organized
- have necessary books and materials out to start classes on time
- keep hands to yourself
- wear running shoes or bare feet for gym activities
Stairs & Hallways- walk quietly
- keep hands to yourself
- keep stairs and hallways free from litter- clean or remove muddy footwear
- wear gym shoes or slippers when shoes are muddy
- walk
- move quietly on right-hand side of hallways and stairs
Library & Computer Room- use quiet voices
- handle books and computers carefully
- no food allowed
- push chair under table before leaving
- tidy work area
- have all necessary supplies with you- do not touch electrical cords
Playground- use appropriate language
- use playground equipment appropriately
- don’t disrupt the play of others
- follow playground safety rules
- include others
- share equipment
- take turns
- put garbage in garbage cans
- plan your recess and lunch
- use common sense
- play safely in supervised areas
- use balls and other equipment appropriately