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Code of Conduct

We at Point Grey are committed to providing a safe and purposeful atmosphere for developing the intellectual, social, ethical and physical potential of all our community members.  Here we enjoy an environment where expectations and responsibilities are positively and explicitly supported through the HOUNDS (Honour, Ownership, Unity, Niceness, Determination, and Safety) Rubric. Under the BC Human Rights Code, the Point Grey environment is free of all forms of discrimination, bullying, intimidation and violence, both physical and psychological.

 STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES

Honour

We act with integrity, honesty and pride.

Ownership

We are accountable and take responsibility for our behavior, actions and commitments.

Unity

We are a community of diverse learners that work towards including and embracing our differences.

Niceness

We treat ourselves and each other with kindness and compassion.

Determination

We are resilient learners who persevere to attain our goals and to fulfill our commitments.

Safety

We ensure the emotional and physical well-being of all.


UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOUR

The following are examples of unacceptable behavior, and is in no way a definitive list.  Bullying, harassment and intimidation including those in the cyber realm, any action that creates unsafe conditions, inhibiting the learning of others, theft.

CONSEQUENCES

Responses to unacceptable conduct where possible will be progressive, logical, consistent and fair, taking into account the severity of the behavior, the age and maturity of the student. In keeping with the principles of rising expectations, students are expected to show increased responsibility and self-direction, consequences will be tailored accordingly.   In the case of Special Needs students consequences are tailored to meet the ability of the student to understand and respond.  Consequences will focus on prevention and a restorative process with learning for the student at the heart of it. Breaches of ethics such as cheating or plagiarizing may result in such consequences as loss of honour roll, or eligibility for certain scholarships. Disciplinary action may at times require taking into consideration the safety of others, or the students themselves or the school.

NOTIFICATION

School officials have a responsibility to advise others of serious breaches of the Code of Conduct.  This may include, staff, parents/guardians, school district officials, police Liaison Officers, and other agencies as appropriate and required by law.​

 

All Settings

Classroom

Halls/Cafeteria

We Will 

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§ treat others as we would like to be        treated

§ do the right thing even when no one      is watching

§ work with academic integrity

§ follow the rules of the classroom

§ use appropriate language

§ be quiet when classes are in session

 

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§ take responsibility for our mistakes        and accept the consequences

§ do our part in class projects, discussions        and activities

§ do our own work and not cheat

§ clean up after ourselves

§ use the appropriate bins for garbage,              recycling and composting

§ clean up after ourselves and others

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§ embrace and respect our differences

§ engage in school spirit by taking part    in student council activities

§ be active members in our classrooms and        help each other to learn

§ be inquisitive and sensitive about  other           cultures, disabilities and sexual orientation

§ be considerate of the hall space we occupy      during lunch

§ interact personally, not only through                electronics or social media

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§ be polite

§ open doors for others

§ mind our manners by smiling, saying    hello and thank you

§ speak in a respectful fashion to our                  teachers and peers

§ work co-operatively, politely                              and supportively

§ listen to others when they are talking

§ wait patiently in line

§ be courteous towards all staff members

§ take responsibility to welcome people to          our tables

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§ strive to create an inclusive      community for everyone

§ work hard in school and in sports

§ work hard to achieve our attainable  goals

§ make up missed work and ask for  help            during tutorial time

§ complete assignments/homework on time

§ stand up for others in times of need                 (bullying, harassment)

§ respect personal privacy and space in both     the halls and cafeteria

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§ follow the rules set by teachers and     staff

§ resolve conflicts peacefully

§ alert teachers or counsellors to              potential risks

§ learn and follow the safety, lockdown,              and evacuation procedures

§ take initiative to keep an orderly and clean      work space

§ keep hallway, aisles and stairways clear

§ avoid horse play (running, pushing or             shoving)

§ clean up our messes on the ground (spills,      etc)

§ always lock our lockers

 

 

Auditorium

Online

Off Campus

We Will

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§ demonstrate appreciation through applauding when appropriate

§ show respect to speakers/ performers by listening attentively

§ complete our online courses with  integrity

§ use credible sources when researching            online and cite our     sources

§ be positive ambassadors of Point Grey

§ be courteous and friendly in the community

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§ keep our phones switched off                and out of sight

§ sit with our class after entering the        auditorium

§ use appropriate language online

§ cite our sources when researching online

§ conduct ourselves online as we do in real        life

§ take initiative to fix our mistakes

§ be good role models to others

§ keep the environment clean wherever we        go

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§ display our patriotism by singing our     national anthem

§ attempt to attend all performances       organized by the school

§ use formats to share documents with                group members, and work on projects              together

§ represent PG by adhering to our principles      of integrity and kindness

§ practice good sportsmanship

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§ be respectful and attentive listeners

§ post things that spread kindness

§ treat and interact with everyone on-line            with kindness and respect

§ be kind and respectful to our families

§ help seniors cross the street

§ obey the law

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§ keep the auditorium a safe,    welcoming and inclusive space for everyone

§ resist the temptation of electronics

§ use the internet to enrich our learning              experiences

§ use our time outside of school wisely

§ complete our homework each night

§ fulfill all of our extracurricular  commitments

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§ enter and exit in an orderly fashion

§ respect personal space

§ follow the instructions of staff                members

§ be cautious of what we reveal online such        as personal information, passwords, or            photos

§ report cyber bullying

§   be mindful of our surroundings

§ learn what to do when there is an emergency or danger

§ encourage physical and psychological wellness

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