Code of Conduct

East Williams Code of Conduct

Our Code of Conduct is to ensure a safe learning environment that encourages participation and celebrates success.

A simple set of behavioural expectations, non-negotiables, will certainly lead to a more harmonious and structured learning environment throughout our school, classroom, hallways and school yard.


All students, staff, families and community members will:

  • Be treated with respect at all times
  • Show respect to other students and to adults
  • Demonstrate respect for school property and the property of others
  • Actively participate in school activities

Behavioural Expectations:

  • Students will attend school regularly, actively participate and complete assigned work to the best of their ability
  • Recognize that positive consequences are the result of positive choices
  • Recognize that the rights of others are as important as their own
  • Students will keep their hands and feet to themselves
  • Aggressive physical play that could be harmful will not be tolerated e.g. pushing, tripping
  • Potentially dangerous items are to be left at home
  • Physical, verbal (oral or written), bullying or discrimination on the basis of race, culture, religion or any other attribute is unacceptable
  • Use appropriate behaviour and language at all times
  • Students will dress in a respectful manner that is appropriate for the learning environment  and remove their hats upon entering the school
  • Students will walk in the halls in a quiet, respectful manner
  • Practice good sportsmanship and courtesy at all times
  • Take responsibility for keeping all school and bus  property clean and in good repair 
  • Use of Smart Phones or other electronic devices is not allowed during instructional time or the yard unless directed by the teacher, keep at home or in backpack
  • YouTube, Facebook or gaming is not allowed on school computers

Electronic devices (cell phones, iPods, etc.) are distractions from instruction time and social connections, students are encouraged to keep these devices at home. If a device is out during instructional time or on the yard, the cell phone will be kept in the office.  Progressive measures will be taken.

Students who live up to school expectations will help everyone enjoy the excitement of learning in a safe and supportive environment.

Teachers, support staff and school administration may apply the following consequences:

  • Reminders, with suggestion for improvement
  • Warning about consequences of continued misbehavior
  • Re-location within the classroom
  • Removal or restricting certain school privileges
  • Moment of Choice form completed and taken home for discussion 
  • An interview with the principal
  • Communication with  parents or guardians at home or work
  • Setting up an individual student/teacher contract
  • Repair, restitution or community service
  • Alternate location of in-school learning 
  • Formal suspension from school 

Activities that require consideration of suspension include:  

  • Uttering a threat
  • Physical violence
  • Being under the influence of alcohol
  • Swearing at a person of authority
  • Vandalism
  • Bullying
  • Disruption of the moral tone of our school
  • Police involvement for serious violent or illegal activities 

Together we all make East Williams a GREAT community!

Each of us has the right to:

  • Come to school and feel safe
  • Be supported in the school setting
  • Be involved in appropriate learning experiences-without interference
  • Participate in activities 
  • Seek assistance when problems arise

Staff and Parent Responsibilities:

  • Be appropriate adult role models
  • Maintain a positive school spirit
  • Share information regarding community activities and opportunities
  • Provide opportunities for student leadership
  • Encourage responsible behaviour
  • Reinforce social skills
  • Acknowledge student achievement
  • Encourage a safe, peaceful, and respectful learning environment for all
  • Provide co-curricular activities and opportunities for positive school participation