Code of Conduct

S. A. Cawker is committed to maintaining a positive school environment.   All students are expected to uphold the values and expectations of our school’s code of conduct.

We promote the behaviours outlined in the SA Cawker Code of Conduct.

S.A. Cawker’s behaviour code involves the total staff, SCC and community representation. Our philosophy is to be positive and help students feel good about themselves, each other, the staff, and their school. A conscientious daily effort by a team of positive, caring people fosters a pleasant learning environment for all students.

The Durham District School Board is committed to providing a safe and secure school environment. Policy and provisions have been updated continuously, and include policies 5500, Code of Conduct and Discipline for Students; 5148, Positive School Climate; and 4255, Security and Safety. A school is a place that promotes responsibility, respect, civility and academic excellence in a safe learning and teaching environment. All students, parents, teachers and staff have the right to be safe, and feel safe, in their school community. With this right comes the responsibilities to be law-abiding citizens and to be accountable for actions that put at risk the safety of others or themselves.

The Ontario Schools Code of Conduct sets clear provincial standards of behaviour. The provincial standards of behaviour apply not only to students, but also to all individuals involved in the publicly funded school system - parents or guardians, volunteers, teachers and other staff members - whether they are on school property, on school buses or at school-authorized events or activities. The following are concepts from policies 5500, 4255 and 5148. The full policies are posted on the DDSB website.