We define misbehaviour as an error in judgment (i.e. the student has made an inappropriate choice of behaviour). Misbehaviour then is behaviour that is:
Certain behaviours are totally unacceptable at Gibsons Elementary School and will result in immediate discipline, which may include an in-school or at-home suspension.
These behaviours are: fighting and violence against other students or staff members, bullying, harassment and intimidation, defiance, retribution against a person who has reported incidents, possession use or distribution of illegal or restricted substances, possession or use of weapons, theft or damage to
property. Discrimination as set out in the BC Human Rights Code (defned as the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things, especially on the grounds of race, age or sex).
As our students become older, more mature, and move through successive grades, our expectations increase. There should be increasing personal responsibility and self-discipline. There will also be increasing consequences for inappropriate behaviour.
Guiding Principles and Considerations:
The severity and frequency of unacceptable conduct as well as the age and maturity of students is considered in determining appropriate disciplinary action.
Disciplinary action, whenever possible, is preventive and restorative, rather than merely punitive. Restorative or Circle
practices are followed in the office and in many classrooms.
Students and their families, as often as possible, are encouraged to participate in the development of meaningful consequences for violations of the established code of conduct.
Notification: In serious cases of misconduct, the school will notify parents. School district officials, the police and other agencies may be informed and involved where appropriate.