Code of Conduct

The Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) is committed to supporting schools in building and sustaining a positive school climate that is safe, inclusive, and accepting for all students in order to support their education so that all students reach their full potential. A progressive discipline approach combines prevention and intervention strategies and discipline with opportunities for students to continue their education. We ask that you please carefully read and review the most recent revision of Policy II-39 Progressive Discipline and Safety in Schools – Code of Conduct – Suspensions and Expulsions, as well as Administrative Procedure VI-44 Progressive Discipline and Safety in Schools. The HCDSB Code of Conduct and Standards of Behaviour sets clear expectations for individual schools to follow consistent with the requirements outlined in the Ontario Code of Conduct.

The HCDSB Code of Conduct and Standards of Behaviour applies not only to students, but to everyone involved in the school community, including parents, volunteers, teachers, early childhood educators and other staff members. The Code applies whether on school property, on school buses, at school-related events or activities, before and/or after school programs or in other circumstances that could have an impact on the school climate.

Standards of Behaviour at Christ the King Catholic Secondary School

Christ the King Catholic Secondary School and the Halton Catholic District School Board are dedicated to providing and enhancing a Catholic community of learning in which students will be afforded equal opportunities to achieve their potential in spiritual, moral, intellectual, physical and social development.  It is the expectation of the school and the Board that students will respond positively to this policy and act accordingly.

Student Rights

  • To be respected in both person and conscience as a child of God;
  • To learn in a safe, orderly and stimulating environment;
  • To have appropriate access to the facilities and equipment of the school;
  • To participate in appropriate programs offered by the school;
  • To be conscientiously instructed by teaching staff.

Student Responsibilities

  • To participate fully in the religious life of the school, including the celebration of liturgy, religious education courses and related activities;
  • To develop personal skills and talents to serve God and thereby his/her neighbour;
  • To contribute positively to the Catholic climate of the school;
  • To respect the person and the rights of all members of the school community;
  • To respect, obey and co-operate will all adults in positions of responsibility in the school community;
  • To comply will all school expectations and regulations respecting student behaviour;
  • To use language that is appropriate to his/her dignity as a Catholic;
  • To adhere to the school dress code;
  • To respect the property of the school at all times: building, grounds, equipment, materials;
  • To be in attendance and punctual at all classes and scheduled activities, with the materials required for full participation.

Physical, verbal (oral or written), sexual, or psychological abuse; bullying; or discrimination on the basis of race, culture, religion, gender, language, disability, sexual orientation or any other attribute are unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

It is expected that students will accept the direction of all staff in manners of behaviour in the school, on school property and during school activities, such as assemblies, field trips and athletic events.

Students must report to the Office when directed by staff members or risk further consequences and/or suspensions.

Range of Consequences

The Student Code of Conduct includes a clear outline of realistic and effective consequences for failure to meet the expectations.  Interventions to help students develop self-discipline will be administered to meet individual needs.

Parents, students, school staff and administrators are strongly encouraged to invest themselves in collaborative approaches to the resolution of behaviour concerns.

The following are basic interventions and strategies that may be initiated by a teacher and/or administrator.  This list does not inclusive nor does it imply that each consequence must be exercised before moving to subsequent consequences:

  • Informal interview with the student;
  • Verbal or written explanation of behaviour by the student;
  • Formal interview with the student;
  • Parental involvement: phone call, correspondence, interview;
  • Involvement of school support staff;
  • Peer counselling;
  • Detention of student;
  • Removal of student from classroom to an alternate setting within the school with supervision;
  • Referral to Student Services;
  • Withholding or deferral of a course credit because of non-attendance;
  • Removal of privileges to attend school-related activities or programs;
  • Removal of busing privileges;
  • Utilization of a behaviour, attendance or performance contract;
  • Expectation that the student make restitution
  • Involvement of, or referral to, outside agencies (e.g. Children’s Aid Society; Police);
  • Suspension in accordance with the Education Act and Board Policy and Procedure;
  • Expulsion in accordance with the Education Act and Board Policy and Procedure.

Not withstanding the above, the Principal and/or Vice Principals will take immediate and appropriate action in any situation involving the welfare of students and staff.

Digital Citizenship

As Digital Citizens, users recognize the rights, responsibilities and opportunities of living, learning and working in an interconnected digital world, in which they act in ways that are safe, legal and ethical.  

Students are required to demonstrate digital citizenship through the appropriate use of technology as outlined in our code of conduct (see above).  

During  Remote Learning, there is an expectation that students continue to abide by Board and school Codes of Conduct.  To ensure the safety and well-being of all students, please review these student expectations.  

Students are expected to: 

  • Treat other students and school staff with dignity and respect.  
  • Represent only themselves online. Students should never pretend to be someone else or allow someone else pretend to be them.  
  • Complete all work assigned to the best of their ability while adhering to rules around plagiarism.  
  • Always protect their password(s) and schoolwork so others cannot take advantage.  
  • Use appropriate and encouraging language when posting opinions, critiquing others and chatting on school platforms.  
  • Immediately contact the teacher if they are having issues with class platforms (e.g., password no longer working, difficulty submitting work, concern about cyber-bulling, etc.) 
  • Notify their teacher should they feel their work has been compromised, copied or used without their permission.  
  • Be aware that inappropriate behaviour online could result in disciplinary action as per our Progressive Discipline policy 
  • Follow the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations while engaging in distance learning 

We are committed to working with you to ensure a safe and productive learning environment for all members of our school community.  As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Principal or one of our Vice Principals.

Please see related HCDSB and Ministry of Education documents below:

De Franco, RobCode of Conduct