The Malcolm Munroe Memorial Junior
High Code of Conduct
In order to establish and maintain a reasonable level of
discipline within the school, it is essential that all participants in the
educational process have a clear understanding of the school’s Code of
Conduct. The parameters of acceptable
and unacceptable behavior and their consequences must be clearly delineated.
The following are some appropriate behaviors which will
encourage the development of a positive learning environment:
- Those behaviors which increase the potential for the
student to achieve positive results in school.
These include preparedness, use of effective learning skills, and the
implementation of productive work habits.
- Behaviors which promote good will and harmony among
members of the school community. These
include tolerance, respect, acceptance, and fairness.
- Behaviors which increase the potential for the
student to be an active contributing member of society. These include involvement in civic and social
opportunities and events, as well as involvement in extra and co-curricular
Such appropriate behavior will be
recognized and commended in various ways and at various levels including the
classroom, the school, and the home.
Commendation may range from verbal to formal through such venues as the
school newspaper, the administration newsletter, school announcements, and
whatever other means are deemed appropriate.
When dealing with matters of
discipline, the school administration and all teachers shall deal with students
in a fair, equitable, and reasonable manner.
The approach to discipline within our school shall be flexible to the
point that extenuating circumstances shall be considered and decisions shall
not be strictly bound by a predetermined set of rules. The degree of severity of the offence shall
determine the consequences for the action.
The majority of minor student
misbehavior will be handled by the classroom teacher. Documentation of discipline problems is
essential and shall be recorded by the classroom teacher. However, when a teacher is confronted with
repeated disciplinary problems within the classroom, such matters are to be
referred to the school administration.
As well, all major incidents of misbehavior will be dealt with by the
administration and will be recorded.
When dealing with students on
matters of discipline, teachers and the school administration may employ one or
more of the following strategies.
- discussion with the student.
- referral to the Guidance Department
- contact with the home
- cafeteria duty
- suspension from school
- restitution where appropriate
- loss of privilege to participate in school functions