Code of Conduct

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Karihwakwennyéntshera táhnon Ka’nikonhriyótshera

Respect and Civility:  All members of the school community must:
  • demonstrate honesty and integrity;
  • respect all members of the school community, their ideas, their opinions, and their differences;
  • treat one another with dignity and respect at all times;
  • treat others fairly regardless of their race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability;
  • show proper care and regard for school property, the property of others, and the natural environment;
  • help those in need, including, assuming responsibility for reporting bullying or other inappropriate acts;
  • work together to resolve conflict in a non-violent way;
  • respect the rights of others to be in an environment that is conducive to working, learning and teaching;
  • use respectful language and gestures: no swearing, use of threatening language or inappropriate gestures.

 Tsi Níyoht Entewatatenonhstatátye

  Safety:

In order for Quinte Mohawk School to be safe, all members of the school community must ensure that no person:

  • engages in bullying behaviour;
  • commits an act of assault or sexual assault;
  • possesses or traffics weapons or drugs;
  • commits robbery;
  • uses an object to injure, threaten or intimidate another person;
  • is under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs
  • inflicts or encourage others to inflict bodily harm on another person;
  • engages in hate propaganda and other forms of behaviours motivated by hate or bias;
  • commits an act of vandalism.

 Tsi Nihonaterihontónnyons 

 Roles and Responsibilities:
 Akoráhne Kakorátshera
 Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada:
  • Provide funding for educational services
  • Provide human resource support, staffing allocations and  structure for hiring
  • Ensure health and safety in the building and workplace
  • Provide appropriate training
  • Monitor employee performance
  • Value and celebrate Kenhtekéha (Tyendinaga Mohawk language and culture), while respecting the language and culture of others
 Thatitsyenhayenhstáhkhwa táhnon Ronteweyénhstha Ratirihwanónhnha
Tyendinaga Mohawk Council and Tyendinaga Education Committee:
  • Promote the school and greater community’s vision of education
  • Have an integral role in the hiring process of all staff
  • Employer to all Band Staff
  • Advocate for Quinte Mohawk School
  • Support and communicate with all members of the school community
  • Value and celebrate Kenhtekéha (Tyendinaga Mohawk language and culture), while respecting the language and culture of others
 Ohén:ton Nonkwáti Í:nete
Principal and Vice-Principal:
  • Provide leadership, support and direction for members of the school community
  • Demonstrate care for the school community and a commitment to academic excellence in a safe teaching and learning environment
  • Holding everyone under their authority accountable for his or her behaviour and actions
  • Empower staff and students to be positive leaders in their school and community
  • Communicate regularly and meaningfully with all members of the school community
  • Lead and facilitate conflict resolution and restorative practices for members of the school community
  • Value and celebrate Kenhtekéha (Tyendinaga Mohawk language and culture), while respecting the language and culture of others
Shakotirihonnyón:nis táhnon Tsi Niháti Étho Rotiyó’te
Teachers: 

 All teachers at Quinte Mohawk School are members of the Ontario College of Teachers and are governed by “The Ethical Standards for the Teaching Profession” and “The Standards of Practice for the Teaching Profession.”

The Ethical Standards for the Teaching Profession represent a vision of professional practice. At the heart of a strong and effective teaching profession is a commitment to students and their learning.

Members of the Ontario College of Teachers, in their position of trust, demonstrate responsibility in their relationships with students, parents, guardians, colleagues, educational partners, other professionals, the environment and the public.

The Purposes of the Ethical Standards for the Teaching Profession are:

  • to inspire members to reflect and uphold the honour and dignity of the teaching profession
  •  to identify the ethical responsibilities and commitments in the teaching profession
  • to guide ethical decisions and actions in the teaching profession
  • to promote public trust and confidence in the teaching profession.
 The Ethical Standards for the Teaching Profession are:
Care

The ethical standard of Care includes compassion, acceptance, interest and insight for developing students’ potential. Members express their commitment to students’ well-being and learning through positive influence, professional judgment and empathy in practice.

 Respect

Intrinsic to the ethical standard of Respect are trust and fair-mindedness. Members honour human dignity, emotional wellness and cognitive development. In their professional practice, they model respect for spiritual and cultural values, social justice, confidentiality, freedom, democracy and the environment.

Trust

The ethical standard of Trust embodies fairness, openness and honesty. Members’ professional relationships with students, colleagues, parents, guardians and the public are based on trust.

Integrity

Honesty, reliability and moral action are embodied in the ethical standard of Integrity . Continual reflection assists members in exercising integrity in their professional commitments and responsibilities.

The Standards of Practice for the Teaching Profession provide a framework of principles that describes the knowledge, skills, and values inherent in Ontario’s teaching profession. These standards articulate the goals and aspirations of the profession. These standards convey a collective vision of professionalism that guides the daily practices of members of the Ontario College of Teachers.

The Purposes of the Standards of Practice for the Teaching Profession are:

  • to inspire a shared vision for the teaching profession
  •  to identify the values, knowledge and skills that are distinctive to the teaching profession
  • to guide the professional judgment and actions of the teaching profession
  •  to promote a common language that fosters an understanding of what it means to be a member of the teaching profession.
The Standards of Practice for the Teaching Profession are:
Commitment to Students and Student Learning

Members are dedicated in their care and commitment to students. They treat students equitably and with respect and are sensitive to factors that influence individual student learning. Members facilitate the development of students as contributing citizens of Canadian society.

Professional Knowledge

 Members strive to be current in their professional knowledge and recognize its relationship to practice. They understand and reflect on student development, learning theory, pedagogy, curriculum, ethics, educational research and related policies and legislation to inform professional judgment in practice.

Professional Practice

 Members apply professional knowledge and experience to promote student learning. They use appropriate pedagogy, assessment and evaluation, resources and technology in planning for and responding to the needs of individual students and learning communities. Members refine their professional practice through ongoing inquiry, dialogue and reflection.

 Leadership in Learning Communities

 Members promote and participate in the creation of collaborative, safe and supportive learning communities. They recognize their shared responsibilities and their leadership roles in order to facilitate student success. Members maintain and uphold the principles of the ethical standards in these learning communities.

 Ongoing Professional Learning

 Members recognize that a commitment to ongoing professional learning is integral to effective practice and to student learning. Professional practice and self-directed learning are informed by experience, research, collaboration and knowledge.

School Staff:
  • Help students learn, reach their full potential and celebrate their success
  • Be a role model, support and guide for all students
  • Empower students to be responsible citizens and positive leaders in the classroom, school, and community
  • Communicate regularly and meaningfully with parents
  • Maintain equitable learning and behavioural standards for all students
  • Ensure that all students are treated with dignity and respect
  • Value and celebrate Kenhtekéha (Tyendinaga Mohawk language and culture), while respecting the language and culture of others
Tsi Niháti Ronteweyénhstha
Students:
  • Come to school prepared, on time, and ready to learn
  • Demonstrate respect for themselves and all others
  • Act in a manner that ensures the safety of themselves and others
  • Refrain from bringing anything to school that may be dangerous or hurtful to self or others
  • Follow the established rules and takes responsibility for his or her own actions
  • Celebrate successes
  • Value and celebrate Kenhtekéha (Tyendinaga Mohawk language and culture), while respecting the language and culture of others
Ronwatiyen’okón:’a
Parents/Guardians:

Support the efforts of their children and school staff in maintaining a safe and respectful learning environment for all

  • Ensure that their child attends school regularly and on time
  • Show an active interest in their child’s school work and progress
  • Communicate regularly and meaningfully with the teacher and school administration
  •  Help their child be neat, appropriately dressed, and prepared for school
  • Ensure that they are familiar with the QMS Code of Conduct
  • Encourage and assist their child in following the rules of behavior
  • Value and celebrate Kenhtekéha (Tyendinaga Mohawk language and culture), while respecting the language and culture of others
Tsi Niháti Rontathonkárya’ks Rotiyo’te táhnon Kenhteke’rónon
Volunteers and Community Members:
  • Make time for and honour commitments to the activities which they are volunteering
  • Participate in required screening processesnProvide their support or service to the school in order to enhance school-based activities and academic learning
  • Strive to display their skills in the activity which they are volunteering
  • Adhere to applicable terms of the code of conduct
  • Value and celebrate Kenhtekéha (Tyendinaga Mohawk language and culture), while respecting the language and culture of others
Raotityohkhwa’shòn:’a Ohèn:ton Rónnete Tsi Kenhtéke
Community Agencies:
  • Collaborate with and support all members of the school community
  • Be an essential partner in making Quinte Mohawk School safe
  •  Provide their support or service to the school in order to enhance school-based activities and academic learning
  • Value and celebrate Kenhtekéha (Tyendinaga Mohawk language and culture), while respecting the language and culture of others
Entsitewátken’s eReview: 

Quinte Mohawk School stakeholders will review the document annually.