The PVNCCDSB Code of Conduct is as follows:          

Purposes of this code of conduct:

  • To promote the development of faithful Catholics who seek to model their   behaviour with consideration for the common good and models of faith
  • To ensure that all members of the school community, especially people in positions of authority, are treated with respect and dignity
  • To promote responsible citizenship by encouraging appropriate participation in the civic life of the school community
  • To maintain an environment where conflict and difference can be addressed in a manner characterized by respect and civility
  • To encourage the use of non-violent means to resolve conflict
  • To promote the safety of people in the schools
  • To discourage the use of alcohol and illegal drugs
  • To ensure alignment with the teachings, traditions and principles of the Roman Catholic Church.

Standards of Behaviour

Respect, Civility, and Responsible Citizenship - All members of the Catholic school community must:

  • Respect and comply with all applicable federal, provincial, and municipal laws including the teachings and laws of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Demonstrate honesty and integrity
  • Respect differences in people, their ideas, and their opinions
  • Treat one another with dignity and respect at all times, and especially when there is disagreement
  • Respect and treat others fairly, regardless of, for example, race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability
  • Respect the rights of others
  • Show proper care and regard for school property and the property of others
  • Take appropriate measures to help those in need
  • Seek assistance from a member of the school staff, if necessary, to resolve conflict peacefully
  • Respect all members of the school community, especially persons in positions of authority
  • Respect the need of others to work in an environment that is conducive to learning and teaching
  • No swearing.

Safety

All members of the Catholic school community, including volunteers and visitors must not:

  • Engage in bullying behaviours
  • Commit sexual assault
  • Bring traffic weapons or illegal drugs into the school
  • Give alcohol to a minor
  • Commit robbery
  • Be in possession of any weapon, including firearms
  • Use any object to threaten or intimidate another person
  • Cause injury to any person with an object
  • Be in possession of, or be under the influence of, or provide others with alcohol or illegal drugs
  • Inflict or encourage others to inflict bodily harm on another person
  • Engage in hate propaganda and other forms of behaviour motivated by hate or bias
  • Commit an act of vandalism that causes extensive damage to school property or to property located on the premises of the school
  • Use electronic devices during instructional activities unless such equipment is deemed necessary to achieve curriculum expectations of a Catholic school.