North Albion Collegiate Institute is committed to providing a healthy learning and working environment by promoting respect, civility, safety, responsible citizenship, and academic excellence. A positive school climate exists when all members of the school community feel safe, comfortable, and accepted.
The NACI Code of Conduct is developed in accordance with the Toronto District School Board’s Code of Conduct, the Board’s policies and operational procedures, the Education Act and the Provincial Code of Conduct. The NACI Code of Conduct also reflects the values and expectations of the NACI community.
The standards of behaviour outlined in the NACI Code of Conduct applied to all members of the school community, including students, parents and guardians, teachers and other shoot staff, Board members, volunteers and visitors:
on school property;
while travelling on a school bus that is owned by the Board or that is under contract to the Board;
in-school sports activities;
in off-site school-sponsored activities; or
in circumstances where engaging in an activity will have an impact on the school climate.
STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOUR
All members of the school community are expected to:
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 and other with dignity and respect at all times, especially when there is a disagreement;
respect and treat others fairly, regardless of their race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, gender, gender identity, family status, marital status, sexual orientation, creed (faith), socio-economic status, same-sex partnership status, age or disability;
respect the rights of others;
report incidences of bullying to an adult or other member of the school community immediately or as soon as possible;
students are expected to carry their NACI student Identification card and timetable with at all times;
give their name to staff when asked to do so;
provide accurate personal and contact information: (address, phone, parent/guardian information, emergency contact name) and notify the main office of changes;
refrain from smoking on school property;
when directed by a teacher to leave the classroom, report to the Main Office and complete the STUDENT REFLECTION FORM (pink form). The teacher will notify the office staff. The student may return to class once the teacher and Vice Principal have determined it is appropriate;
respect persons who are in a position of authority and follow instructions given by adults at all times;
respect the need of others to work in an environment of learning and teaching;
come to class prepared and ready to learn;
resolve conflict in a non-violent and positive manner;
contribute to the NACI school and local community;
show proper care and regard for school property and the property of others;
take appropriate measures to help those in need
LEAVE ALL VALUABLES AT HOME!!! come to class prepared and ready to learn;
resolve conflict in a non-violent and positive manner;
contribute to the NACI school and local community.
North Albion Collegiate Institute recognizes that bullying:
a) has a negative impact on students’ ability to achieve;
b) negatively affects healthy relationships among students and our school climate;
c) has an adverse effect on the quality of educational programs and services received by students.
Bullying shall not be accepted on North Albion Collegiate Institute’s school property, at school-related activities on or off site, on school buses, or in any other circumstances where engaging in bullying will have a negative impact on the school climate or on students’ ability to learn.
North Albion Collegiate Institute supports shall be provided for students who have been bullied (Targets), students who have bullied others (Bullies), and students who have been affected by observing bullying (Bystanders).
North Albion Collegiate Institute will continue to develop and employ teaching strategies that support the school-wide bullying prevention policies, our comprehensive intervention strategies; and focus on developing healthy relationships throughout the curriculum by including bullying prevention in daily classroom teaching.
Progressive discipline is a whole-school approach that utilizes a continuum of prevention, interventions, supports, and consequences to address inappropriate student behaviour and to build on strategies that promote positive behaviours. When inappropriate behaviour occurs, disciplinary measures are applied within a framework that shifts the focus from one that is solely punitive to one that is both corrective and supportive. We utilize a range of interventions, supports, and consequences that include learning opportunities for reinforcing positive behaviour while helping students to make good choices. This includes our approach to bullying, as well as our interventions and support for bullies, victims of bullies, and bystanders.
The goal of all interventions is to encourage students to reflect on their actions and the impact of their actions on them and others with the goal of repairing “harm” that they may have caused. It is essential that students take responsibility for their actions and work towards establishing positive future practices.
Interventions (in no particular order) may include:
discussion with a teacher, member of the support staff, Vice Principal or Principal;
withdrawal from class;
parental contact and involvement;
loss of privilege to participate in specified school activities;
conflict mediation/peer mediation;
individual or group counseling;
written or oral apology;
restitution for damage or stolen property;
restorative justice practices;
All students are expected to:
carry the NACI student Identification card and timetable with you at all times;
give your name to staff when asked to do so;
provide accurate personal contact information: (address, phone, parent/guardian information, emergency contact name) and notify the main office of any changes;
work out conflict using non-violent, co-operative ways;
refrain from smoking on school property. Violators will be issued fines according to City By-laws;
if a teacher asks you to leave the classroom, you must report to the Main Office and complete the STUDENT REFERRAL REPORT (pink form). Your teacher will let the office staff know that you are coming. Your teacher and Vice Principal will follow-up as necessary.