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RESPECT YOUSELF:It is expected that students will work towards taking pride in themselves. 

Students will strive to organize themselves and take responsibility for their actions.  From

learning to get themselves up in the mornings and ready for school; to organizing their time

and planning when to complete school work in a timely manner to making sure that all their

assignments are complete and reflect the level of detail that's expected from staff; taking

care of themselves and looking after their own hygiene and wellness.

RESPECT OTHERS:It is expected that students will respect other people's personal space and belongings. 

We expect Maquinna students to always be mindful of others and to treat people with an appropriate level

of respect and kindness.

RESPECT THIS PLACE:We believe that the way our school looks is a reflection of how we feel and perceive

ourselves.  Much research has confirmed that the physical environment of a school goes a long way to instilling

 in the student population a sense of pride about their school, peers and people who work in the building.  We

expect our students to treat our school with respect and to ensure it's cleanliness.

What does the Code of Conduct look like at Maquinna?  REACH

1.  Respect means showing respect for ourselves, for others, for the environment. It means valuing diversity and accepting differences.
2.  Empathy means understanding how others feel and showing that we value and understand others in the school by being kind to each other.
3.  Achievement means students are always trying to do their best and keep up to date with their work.
4.  Cooperation means students get along with each other and staff members.
5.  Helpfulness means looking for ways to be helpful to others around the school and in the community.


Behaviour Expectations In & Around the School:

In the hallways:

·         Always walk inside the school.
·         Use inside voices-no shouting.
·         No pushing in line or in the hallways.
·         Do not cut through the office.
In class:
·         Listen to the teacher and other students.
·         Do not disrupt the learning of other students.
·         Try your best. Ask for help if you need it.
·         Keep your belongings tidy.
In the lunchroom:
  • Sit down to eat and eat quietly and with good manners. Do not play with food or throw it.
  • Put food you are not going to eat in the sharing box.
  • Clean up after yourself: recycle, throw garbage in can.
  • Stay seated until 12:15.

Before and after school

·         Play safely and fairly.
·         Do not block entrances and stairways.
·         Do not ride bikes, scooters or skateboards on the playground
.         Obey the school crossing guards.

On the Playground at Recess & Lunch:

·           Include others in games.
·           Play safely .
·           Stay within in school boundaries.
·           Come in when the bell goes and line up safely.
·           No bad language.
·           No hitting or pushing or fighting.
·           No unsafe games with sticks.
·           No chasing through the school.
·           No hanging around in washrooms
 On wet, inside days play games quietly in the gym with Peer Helpers.
How parents can help:
 ·          Talk to your child about the school code of  conduct and this brochure.
·           Help your child talk about problems and issues.
·           Talk to your child’s teacher if a problem arises
·           Encourage your child to take responsibility for his or her belongings, work and behaviour.
·           Help your child to solve problems peacefully.
·           Support your child in his or her school work.

Children are most successful when families and schools work together for the benefit of children. 

Sometimes students need help to solve a problem. These are people who will help you if you need it:
-> Supervision aides
-> Teachers/student support workers
-> The Principal or Vice-Principal
-> The school counselor
-> The school custodian
-> CST Staff
Primary students follow a related code and gradually learn about Reach for the Heights:
Be Kind, Be Safe, Be Great!
·         When students are kind they help each other and they take care of each other.
·         When students are safe, they follow rules in the school and play safely outside.
·         When students are great, they always try their best and feel good about themselves and their efforts.
From time to time, when students do not follow the Code of Conduct –
      it is necessary to do some problem
      solving and have consequences.
Some examples of behaviour that are not acceptable at the school:
·         disrupting the learning of others.
·         using bad language.
·         hurting others’ feelings by words or actions.
·         pushing, playing, roughly, using sticks unsafely.
·         littering around the school.
Some examples of very serious breaches of the Code of Conduct:
·         Violent behaviour such as hitting with intent to hurt, fighting and threatening others.
·         Vandalism to school or others’ property.
·         Racism, sexism or homophobic comments.
·         Bringing a weapon to school.
Consequences vary according to the frequency and severity of the action. Please refer to the list of possible consequences:
Our goal is to have students take responsibility for their actions, commit to changing their behaviour and apologize to the person who has been hurt.
1.     Student may complete a “Problem Solver” either in class or in the office. This will be signed by the teacher, parent, student and principal.
2.     Students will discuss the issue with the principal or vice-principal.
3.     Student may lose playtime at recess or lunch or work in another classroom for a time.
4.     Student will have a logical consequence such as garbage duty for littering, writing a letter of apology for hurting someone’s feelings.
5.     A meeting may be set up with the parent, teacher, student and administration to set up a plan to improve behaviour.
6.     For serious issues, student may receive an in-school suspension, or a formal suspension. A plan will be put in place with expectations for improvement when the student returns.
7.     When a student is suspended, parents will be contacted by phone or in person in cases of serious mis-behaviour. School board officials will also be notified, as well as other authorities, if necessary.

Maquinna school promotes 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, colour, 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.

The school will treat seriously behaviour or communication that discriminates based on race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex or sexual orientation (prohibited grounds set out in the BC Human Rights Code).