Code of Conduct


GPE Code of Conduct Brochure 18-19.pdf



CAT'S PLEDGE

I will CARE about myself, others, and property.

I will ACT responsibly.

I will TRY my best.

I will STAY positive!


At Ecole George Pringle Elementary we maintain a safe, orderly, learning environment where pupils become responsible, considerate, caring and productive citizens.  To help accomplish this we have developed a conduct of behaviour that students are expected to follow while at school, while going to and from school, and while attending any school function or activity, at any location that will have impact on the school environment. These expectations also apply to student use of electronic and social media.

As all schools in BC, we promote the values expressed in the BC Human Rights Code respecting the rights of all individuals in accordance with the law- prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, ancestry, place of origin, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex or sexual orientation- in respect of discriminatory publication and discrimination in accommodation, service and facility in the school environment.

SCHOOL WIDE EXPECTATIONS

1. Student Rights and Responsibilities - Students are expected to follow the Student Rights and Responsibilities while at school, while going to and from school, and while attending any school function or activity, at any location.
 
2. Honesty - Students are expected to be honest to themselves and others.  Openness and honesty promotes positive relations with others.  Dishonesty has a negative effect on a student’s reputation and the reputation of the school.  It also infringes on a student’s right to be respected.
 
3. Proper Attire - Students need to dress in a manner that is appropriate for school.  In cool or rainy weather, students should come to school prepared to play in the outside temperatures.  Thus, students are expected to:
• Dress appropriately for the weather
• Wear indoor shoes
• Not wear hats inside
• Not wear clothing that promotes the use of drugs, alcohol or inappropriate language

 
4. Student Use of Electronic & Social Media Communication -  In accessing electronic communications systems and social media applications, it is expected that students will:
  • Sign the Student Network Account and Internet Agreement, on an annual basis, in order to gain access to and use of the district’s electronic communications systems, and understand that compliance is a condition of access.
  • Demonstrate digital citizenship, both during and outside of school hours, by conducting all related activities in a responsible, ethical, legal and respectful manner in accordance with the District and School’s Codes of Conduct and the Student Network Account and Internet Agreement.
  • Practice safe online behaviour and report any inappropriate communication (e.g. distribution of information harmful to others or information regarding a potentially dangerous situation that may threaten the safety of others).
  • Protect access to their individual network accounts by the use of a private, personal password, ensure that their personal password is not shared, and agree not to use the password of any other individual.
  • Respect the privacy of others (e.g. students, staff, parents and community members), including but not limited to, the sharing of photos, videos, and personal information, without informed consent.
  • Ensure that personal use of electronic communications systems neither interferes with, nor distracts from, their learning or the learning of others.


5. Healthy Living - Ecole George Pringle is a registered member of the BC Healthy Schools Fruit & Vegetable Program.  Pop, chips and candy are highly discouraged.