Code of Conduct



Each student is unique with individual needs and attitudes.  In an atmosphere of mutual respect and appreciation the school attempts to help the student develop the following:

1.     Feelings of self-worth and confidence.

2.     A sense of personal responsibility towards attitudes, academic work, attendance and behaviour.

 The Code of Behaviour for A.J.Charbonneau Public School is based on self-respect and respect for the rights of others.  Students should learn to make decisions.  The rules are intended to create a positive learning atmosphere, to protect school property and to enable the teachers to do their best for all students.  Every student has the right to an education without interference, and every student has a responsibility not to interfere with the education of others.  Students are expected to do their best academically, to attend regularly, and to complete all assignments as directed.


The Provincial Code of Conduct and Administrative Procedure 140 - Code of Conduct state expectations for the behaviour of students and all persons on school property. 

Students of Renfrew County District School Board are expected to demonstrate a commitment to the core values reflected in the Code of Conduct, and character traits such as:

  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Caring
  • Initiative
  • Honesty
  • Courage
  • Optimism
  • Perseverance

 By acting according to these character traits, students will bring credit to themselves, their families and their school.  Each student is expected to:

  • Attend classes punctually and regularly;
  • Be neat and clean in person and habits;
  • Be diligent in studies;
  • Be kind and courteous to fellow students;
  • Use proper, acceptable language at all times;
  • Be co-operative and respectful to all staff members;
  • Have respect for personal and public property
  • Exhibit honesty and responsibility in personal obligations; be responsible for personal conduct on school premises, on school buses and during all extracurricular functions; and
  • Refrain from smoking and the use of tobacco products, drugs, intoxicating inhalants, alcohol and near-beer or wine anywhere on the property of the Board, on school buses or in taxis, including on school trips or excursions and at school -related functions.

 Renfrew County District School Board Code of Conduct

All students, staff members, parents and school councils in Renfrew County District School Board are engaged in character education, initiatives such as Student Success and prevention and intervention strategies to promote safe, caring and respectful learning environments.

When inappropriate behaviour occurs, schools use a range of interventions, supports, and consequences that are developmentally appropriate, that include opportunities for students to learn from mistakes, and that focus on improving behaviour. Please see the Ministry of Education's bulletin, Progressive Discipline: A New Approach to Help Make Schools Safer for further information.

Standards of Behaviour

All members of the school community must:

  • Respect and comply with all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws;
  • Demonstrate honesty and integrity (e.g. avoidance of plagiarism);
  • Respect differences in people, their ideas and opinions;
  • Treat one another with dignity and respect at all times, and especially when there is disagreement;
  • Respect and treat others fairly, regardless of their race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or physical characteristics;
  • Respect the rights of others;
  • Employ non-violent means to resolve conflicts;
  • Show proper care and regard for school property and the property of others;
  • Adhere to administrative procedures with regard to the use of technology;
  • Take appropriate measures to help those in need;
  • Respect all members of the school community, especially persons in positions of authority;
  • Respect the need of others to work in an environment that is conducive to learning and teaching; and
  • Attend to responsibilities in a punctual manner.


All members of the school community must not:

  • Engage in bullying behaviours;
  • Commit sexual assault;
  • Traffic in weapons or illegal drugs;
  • Give alcohol to a minor;
  • Commit robbery;
  • Be in possession of any weapon, including firearms;
  • Use any object to threaten or intimidate another person;
  • Cause injury to any person with an object;
  • Be in possession of, or under the influence of, or provide others with, alcohol or illegal drugs;
  • Smoke on school premises; on school buses or in taxis; or on school outings, trips or excursions;
  • Inflict or encourage others to inflict bodily harm on another person;
  • Engage in hate propaganda and other forms of behaviour motivated by hate or bias;
  • Commit an act of vandalism that causes extensive damage to school property or to property located on the premises of the school.

See our board's Administrative Procedure 140- Code of Conduct for additional information or visit school safety.

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