Code of Behaviour

Students, parents and staff have collaborated to develop the Sir Wilfrid Laurier Code of Behaviour. At Sir Wilfrid Laurier the entire school community is committed to providing a safe and comfortable learning environment for all students and staff. We believe that for this to happen, it is the responsibility of each person to encourage the development of attitudes and values which will foster respect.

Expectations

Students should remember that during classes, in assemblies, at lunch hour, on field trips and at sporting activities, they represent our school. Expectations are that they will conduct themselves in accordance with the policies and procedures of the school.

It is the right of all Lancers to be safe and to feel safe when at school, or while involved in school activities. To that end, there is no tolerance for:

  • Physical, verbal, written, sexual or psychological abuse

  • Bullying or discrimination on the basis of race, culture, religion, gender, language, disability, sexual orientation or other attribute

  • Deliberate degradation of any individual or Board property

  • Consequences for these types of behavior will vary, but may include suspension and/or expulsion.

Actions that will result in suspension and/or expulsion include:

  • Threats of bodily harm

  • Physical assault causing bodily harm

  • Possession, use of or trafficking of weapons (including pocket knives and laser pointers)

  • Possession, use of or trafficking of alcohol and/or illegal drugs, including supplying alcohol to a minor

  • Being under the influence of alcohol and/or illegal drugs

  • Extensive vandalism

  • Swearing at staff

  • Sexual assault

  • Robbery

Actions that may result in suspension and/or expulsion include:

  • Persistent truancy

  • Persistent opposition to authority

  • Habitual neglect of duty

  • Destruction of property

  • Use of profane language

  • Conduct injurious to the moral tone of the school

  • Inappropriate use of technology

  • Smoking on school property

  • Harassment and/or hate-motivated behaviour

  • Refractory behavior

Dress Code

OCDSB Student Dress Code All students have the right to express themselves in school through their choice of clothing, hair styles, jewelry, and accessories.
While a student’s style is their choice, we want to keep school a place where everyone can feel comfortable.
In April 2022, the OCDSB Board of Trustees approved updates to the Safe Schools Policies, which includes the updated School District Code of Conduct (that contains a section on dress code). The process to update these policies began in 2019 and included consultations with students, families, staff and community members on a variety of issues, including dress code.
The new student dress code applies to all schools. All students have the right to express themselves through their dress without fear of body shaming, bias, or discrimination. See our dress code poster for a brief look at what our dress code includes and what it doesn’t. For more detailed information, you can read the full
dress code procedure PR 628 SCO - Student Dress Code.


Will Power is:

RESPECT FOR SELF

Students are encouraged to gain self-awareness and self-confidence as they practice self-discipline and self-control.

  • Respect yourself -- it is the basis for respecting others.

  • Promote a positive self-image.

  • Be neat, clean, and respectably dressed.

  • Feel pride in your accomplishments.

  • Demonstrate a sense of responsibility.

RESPECT FOR OTHERS

All members of the school community have the right to dignity, consideration, and respect.

  • Give others the same respect and consideration that you deserve and expect.

  • Recognize the uniqueness of the individual.

  • Communicate courteously and positively.

  • Respect the personal space of others.

  • Accept the authority of, and co-operate with, any member of the teaching staff, support staff, and community volunteers. All students are required to identify themselves to staff members when asked.

RESPECT FOR PROPERTY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Display pride in our school by treating all property with care.

  • Practice and promote cleanliness.

  • Use garbage receptacles -- especially at lunch time.

  • Reduce, reuse, recycle.

  • Respect and appreciate all items displayed to inform and to beautify our school community.

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