Student Code of Behaviour

Q: Why does JMSS have a student code of behaviour?
A: John McCrae Secondary School is a community school where a positive learning environment is promoted through our Student Code of Behaviour.

Q: What does that mean for students?
A: All school members must:

  • respect and comply with all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws

  • demonstrate honesty and integrity

  • respect differences in people, their ideas and opinions

  • treat one another with dignity and respect at all times and especially when there is a disagreement

  • respect and treat others fairly, regardless of their 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

  • respect persons who are in a position of authority

  • respect the need of others to work in an environment of learning and teaching

Q: What items and behaviours are prohibited at JMSS?

All school members must not:

  • be in possession of any weapon, including but not limited to firearms

  • use any object to threaten or intimidate another person

  • cause injury to any person with an object

Alcohol and Drugs

All school members must not:
  • be in possession of, or under the influence of, or provide others with, alcohol or illegal drugs

Physical Aggression

All school members must:
  • not inflict or encourage others to inflict bodily harm on another person

  • seek staff assistance, if necessary, to resolve conflict peacefully

Q: Is there anywhere I can get additional information on the code of conduct?

A: Yes, the Code of Conduct is outlined in detail in a booklet, entitled Ontario Schools: Code of Conduct, released by the Ministry. For a copy of the booklet, contact Access Ontario at 613-238-3630 or Publications Ontario, 1-800-668-9938.

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