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Toronto Catholic District School Board

School Handbook
Behaviour Code
Bus Behaviour
  • Students must wait in designated areas.
  • Inappropriate behaviour on the bus will not be tolerated and may result in privileges being revoked.
Expectations For Student Behaviour
All students are expected to conduct themselves as positive members of our Christian community:
  • Display a positive attitude toward school
  • Be prepared for class with proper materials
  • Be responsible for completing assignments
  • Be respectful of all people
  • Use appropriate language
  • Display good manners
  • Follow school and class rules and routines
  • Behave appropriately during all school programs, in and out of the school building
  • Respect community members and their property while on out-of-school trips or entering or leaving the school
  • Attend school regularly and punctually
  • Solve problems through conflict resolution and mediation 
Standards Of Behaviour
Respect, civility and responsible citizenship:
All school members must:
  • Respect and comply with all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws
  • Demonstrate honesty and integrity
  • Respect differences in people, their ideas and opinions
  • Respect and treat others fairly and with dignity, regardless of their differences
  • Show proper care and regard for school property and the property of others
  • Respect persons who are in a position of authority
  • Respect the need for others to work in an environment of learning and teaching 
 Examples of Unacceptable Behaviour
​Physical ​Abuse ​Possession
​Fighting ​Inappropriate language ​Drugs
​Hitting ​Racist or sexist comments ​Alcohol
​Throwing objects ​Teasing ​Tobacco
​Use of a weapon ​Threatening ​Stolen property
​Bullying (see below) ​Humiliating ​Possession of a weapon
​Inflicting harm on others ​Taunting/Harassment (see below)
Bullying and Harassment
Sometimes students take advantage of others. This is called "bullying". Harassment is defined as any unwelcome comment of conduct that intimidates, humiliates or offends an individual. We believe, because we are a Christian community, that everyone is entitled to feel safe in the school and to be treated with dignity. Physical bullying, sarcasm, harassment, spreading of lies, rumors and gossip or other demeaning, or threatening behaviour is not permitted. 
The first priority of the St. Mark community is the safety of all individuals. We strongly believe in building a safe and harmonious working environment where it is the right of all individuals to be treated with dignity and respect. As per the Toronto Catholic District School Board Violence Prevention Policy on:

Assault, Threats and Harassment
Verbal or written threats, racial and/or sexual harassment, or abuse perpetrated by anyone in the school, whether intentional or unintentional, is condemned as unacceptable. 

Theft, Extortion and Vandalism
Taking for one's own purpose, the possessions, goods or chattels belonging to another person or the Board without their expressed consent;

  • The use of threats or intimidation to demand money or something of value from another person.
  • Defacement of school buildings, grounds, equipment or books will not be tolerated. 

 Possession of Weapons
The TCDSB strictly prohibits and shall not tolerate the possession of weapons or replicas thereof by any unauthorized person on its property or in its buildings or at Board - sponsored activities.  

Physical Safety
All school members must conduct themselves, both inside and outside the school in a safe and responsible manner. Our school community does not tolerate, allow or accept on school property:

  • Tackle or rough play
  • Skateboards
  • Bicycles
  • Rollerblades
  • Baseballs
  • Baseball bats
  • Toboggans/sleds
  • Walkmans/Discmans
  • Snowball throwing
  • Slingshots
  • Guns or replicas
  • Exacto knives
  • Climbing schoolyard fences
  • Lasers
  • Badminton/tennis racquets
  • Fighting
  • Matches/lighters
  • Cigarettes
  • Knives
  • Scooters
  • Hockey sticks
  • Electronic games
  • Water bottles (in the yard)
  • Cell phones and pagers 

Safety in the School Yard
Students are expected to remain in the supervised play area, which is at the BACK of the school at all times. The laneway is out of bounds. Permission is required from the supervising teacher to leave school property to retrieve balls or equipment.

Kindergarten students use their own supervised yard in front of the school. 
Consequences of Misbehaviour May Include
  • Discussion and counseling by classroom teacher
  • Detention
  • Communication with parents
  • Discussion and counseling with principal and/or Guidance teacher
  • Meeting with student, teacher, parent, principal, school Social Worker
  • Compensation for damage to property or lost school materials e.g. text books
  • Monitoring of student behaviour
  • Withdrawal from privileges
  • "Warning of Suspension" letter
  • School suspension
  • Report to police
  • Expulsion