This Code of Respect and Responsibilities has been developed to explain how a positive atmosphere, good behaviour, and fair, firm and consistent discipline will be maintained on Lawrence Park Collegiate school sites and during all school-sponsored activities (on and off school property). This Code reflects the belief that it is everyone’s right and responsibility to promote and maintain a safe and respectful learning environment at Lawrence Park Collegiate in co-operation with the home, the school and the community. The following are foundations of mutual respect to which everyone in the school community must adhere.
|Principles||Rationale||Responsibilities of School Community|
|1. Respect for self and others||Self-respect, dignity, honestly, integrity and respect for cultural and racial differences are essential to our school and society.||All are expected to treat each other with courtesy, honesty, integrity, and respect; abusive language, expressions of racial, ethnic or religious bias will not be tolerated by the Toronto District School Board nor by Lawrence Park Collegiate.|
|2. Respect for the learning process||Our society stresses punctuality, preparation and organization as crucial skills for success and advancement.||All are expected to engage actively in the learning process and to attend and be on time for all classes.|
|3. Respect for society||All people are entitled to work in an environment that is safe and free of hazards.||Everyone is required to follow safety rules and to cooperate fully.|
|4. Respect for property||We all share responsibility for our environment.||Everyone is expected to show respect for the school building, school property, the school neighbourhood and community, the belongings of others and the environment.|