Southlands School Mission
Southlands School will provide an educational
program designed to develop the full potential
At Southlands School, we have of each student within a respectful, caring,
and cooperative school environment. Mutual
Additional School Rules
developed a Code of Conduct based
on respect, responsibility, and safety, in respect, recognition of self-worth, and a sense Experience has demonstrated that certain
of responsibility to the school will be specific rules, mainly to do with safety, are also
order to create an environment that developed collaboratively by school staff, required to guide students’ behaviour. These
promotes positive academic, social, students, and their families. rules are:
and emotional development. It is each
Students are expected to walk in the
student’s responsibility to follow the Code of Conduct Motto hallways, and to not raise their voices.
Code of Conduct and school rules at
school, while going to and from school, Care for Yourself Dangerous and rough play is not allowed.
and while attending school curricular Care for Others Students must stay on the school grounds
and extra-curricular activities at any Care for This Place during school hours unless permission is
location. We want students to learn to granted by the office. Written permission is
required from a parent.
take responsibility for their behaviour. Students’ Rights and
As well, we want students to learn that Responsibilities Everyone is expected to keep the school
appropriate behaviour has positive grounds clean and safe.
At Southlands, students have the right to:
consequences and that inappropriate be safe. Chewing gum is not permitted in the school
behaviour has negative consequences. building.
be treated with respect and kindness.
School staff work in partnership with learn in a supportive environment. Bicycles, rollerblades, skateboards, heelies,
families to ensure that a fair and baseballs, and scooters must not be used
consistent approach to student Students have the responsibility to: on school property.
discipline is maintained. follow the Southlands Code of Wooden hockey sticks and laser pointers
Conduct. are not to be brought to school.
follow the school and classroom rules.
act safely Students must not bring toy guns or knives
treat others with respect and kindness to school.
always try their best.
come to school on time, prepared to
Types of Misbehaviour handled by staff member
Misbehaviour is generally regarded on a three incident may be documented
point scale of severity. Below is a list of parent may be contacted
examples, to indicate how misbehaviours may
consequences will include one or more of
be categorized. This list is not all-inclusive, but
the following: warning, Behaviour Sheet,
can serve as a guide.
restriction, community service
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
principal may be involved
classroom multiple level multiple level
disruption 1s 2s incident will be documented
teasing pushing or possession of parent will be contacted
running in the kicking a weapon consequences will include one or more of
hall fighting possession of the following: restitution, in-school
swearing cheating illegal suspension, as well as Level 1
behaving in non-
an unsafe compliance threats and
Level 3 Southlands Elementary
manner theft principal will be involved
student will be removed from the situation
incident will be documented Code of Conduct
parent will be contacted immediately
Consequences of Misbehaviour parents of other children may be
At Southlands, positive behaviour is recognized. contacted, to reassure them that
As well, students regularly participate in activities appropriate action has been taken
designed to enhance their awareness of the an outside authority may be involved, such
Code of Conduct Motto and the desirable as school district officials
behaviour it suggests. Student behaviour is consequences will include one or more of Care for Yourself
always considered in the context in which it
occurs. The child’s age, the seriousness of the
the following: suspension, behaviour Care for Others
contract, referral, legal action, as well as
behaviour, the frequency of the behaviour, and Level 1 and 2 consequences Care for This Place
the specific circumstances are all considered *Documentation involves recording the incident in a
when a child engages in inappropriate computer database, which allows the school to track
behaviour. These are the general guidelines behaviours and plan and implement strategies designed
used when determining consequences for to improve student behaviour and increase socially
responsible behaviour. A record of the incident may be
misbehaviour: placed in the student’s file.