Code of Conduct

The Code of Conduct for A.J. Baker Public School expects all students be good citizens by following the guiding principles of our Code of Conduct and Dress Code. 

The purpose of the A.J. Baker Public School Code of Conduct is to establish and maintain a safe and comfortable atmosphere in the school, on the playground, on the bus and at all school-sponsored events. We begin with the premise that each individual in the school is responsible for his/her own behaviour and that discipline is a shared responsibility of school staff, parents/guardians and students. Our ultimate goal is to assist each student to develop the self-discipline needed to monitor his/her own behaviour so that intervention by adults becomes less necessary. 

School Expectations 

Respect for Self 

  • Take pride in your appearance by being clean and tidy and dressing appropriately for school and school events. 
  • Do your best work at all times. 
  • Be prepared for class and use your time at school productively. 

Respect for Others 

  • Treat others kindly. 
  • Display good manners in dealing with peers and adults. 
  • Listen when others speak and respect their ideas and feelings. 

Respect for the School Community 

  • Observe classroom rules and practices. 
  • Represent our school positively at all school activities and events. 
  • Follow instructions given by teachers, parents, volunteers and school staff. 

Respect for Property 

  • Take good care of school property. 
  • Do not interfere with the property of others. 
  • Assist in keeping the classroom and school grounds neat and attractive. 

Our goal is to teach students to understand that they are responsible for their behaviour and capable of managing their own actions.  Acceptable behaviour, problem solving strategies, and anti-bullying procedures will be taught and practiced early and in an ongoing basis throughout the year.  We promote the awareness of students’ rights, responsibilities and respect for self and others.

Responsible behaviour will result in:

  • Positive classroom learning
  • Gains in respect from others
  • Increased school pride and spirit
  • Participation in extra-curricular activities
  • Recognition of achievements through awards, assemblies, and newsletters
  • Positive reports, notes and comments to parents
  • Positive problem solving to resolve conflicts or issues

Incidents that require attention will result in:

  • Interactions between staff and students characterized by fairness, honesty, and respect
  • Obtaining a complete as possible picture of the circumstances
  • Students being counselled to promote safe resolution of problems
  • Parent involvement when there is a personal injury, bullying, property damage
  • Police reports if the incident is of a serious or violent nature
  • Loss of privileges – for example, recess/yard activity
  • Suspensions in some cases documented in the Ontario Student Record
  • Bill 150 (safe schools) documentation in the Ontario Student Record

Electronic Devices – Cell phones and other personal electronic devices are not to be used during school time unless approved by teaching staff for a specific educational purpose. All valuable items brought to school are at the risk of the student. 

Cell Phone - All members of the school community must: Respect the need of others to work in an environment that is conducive to learning and teaching, including by ensuring that cell phones and other personal mobile devices are used only during instructional time (as directed by an educator), for health and medical purposes and/or to support special education needs.  UPDATED