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Code of Conduct

To enable us to support effectively the philosophy of St. John’s and its mission, we feel it is necessary that expected behaviors be defined and outlined in a Code of Conduct. This Code of Conduct outlines behaviors we expect the students to practice in the classroom, on the playground and within our school environment. 


Together, we can create a safer and kinder environment for personal and academic growth.

All Elementary School students agree to respect the following Code of Conduct: 

  • respect all members of the school community in a caring way
  • listen and follow directions
  • respect school property and that of others
  • work together and encourage team spirit
  • use appropriate language and volume
  • play and work safely
  • include everyone at play
  • show good manners to everyone
  • model the PYP attitudes each day

Consequences and sanctions

Our children are well-behaved and accept responsibility for their behavior and school work. Additionally, our Code of Conduct outlines acceptable and expected behaviors consistent with the school’s and the PYP learning outcomes. However, when a Code of Conduct expectation is not respected, or when classroom assignments are incomplete or missing, students need to realize that there will be consequences for their behavior. All teachers are responsible for general discipline on the yard, in the lunchroom and around the school.

Disciplinary action may consist of one or more of the following consequences:

An adult, a teacher or the principal will talk to the student about the misbehavior.

The student’s parents will be informed.

A conference will be held with the student’s parents that may include teacher, principal, guidance counselor or other students.

Unacceptable behaviors may result in any of the following sanctions:

  • discussion
  • reflection
  • time out
  • written apologies
  • behavior contract
  • a work period
  • parent notification
  • suspension

Our parents and teachers work together as partners to teach the "whole child" on the importance of creating a pleasant and productive atmosphere in our school.