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.
Additional Standards of Behaviour at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Secondary School
Smoking & Vaping
Smoking is a serious health hazard. The Halton Catholic District School Board has a strict no smoking or vaping policy in all schools and administrative buildings. Students are prohibited from smoking or vaping on school buses, in school buildings and on school grounds and at student activities. Smoking, vaping and/or loitering in front of the school property, including bus shelters, is strictly forbidden. Chewing tobacco is also not allowed on school property. Possession of vaping devices is not permitted on school property. Students guilty of smoking or vaping infractions will receive a suspension and may receive a fine from a Public Health Department Inspector.
Casual visitors are not allowed into the building or on school grounds during the school day. Students are asked not to invite visitors to the school without prior approval of the administration. Parents are encouraged to contact the school for an appointment in order to review any matter pertaining to educational needs.
Lockers are loaned to the students for their convenience but remain the property of St. Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Secondary School and the Halton Catholic District School Board. Students are responsible for keeping their locker clean and presentable. Pictures and/or slogans inside the locker must conform to the principles of St. Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Secondary School. Please do not keep anything of significant value in your locker as it is not burglar proof. Also, do not share your combination with anyone else. Students will be given a lock on the first day of school. Lockers can be opened and searched at any time by the Principal and Vice Principal or an agent of the Board without prior notice.Code of Conduct