Code of Conduct

Frenchman’s Bay Public School promotes responsibility, respect, civility and academic excellence in a safe learning and teaching environment.  

All students, parents, teachers and other school staff have the right to be safe, and feel safe, in their school community.  With this right comes the responsibility to contribute to a positive school climate.

The school Code of Conduct sets clear standards for behaviour.


The purpose of the school’s Code of Conduct is as follows: 

1. To ensure that all members of the school community, especially people in positions of authority, are treated with respect and dignity. 

2. To promote responsible citizenship by encouraging appropriate participation in the civic life of the school community. 

3. To maintain an environment where conflict and difference can be addressed in a manner characterized by respect and civility. 

4. To encourage the use of non-violent means to resolve conflict. 

5. To promote the safety of people in the schools. 

6. To discourage the use of alcohol and illegal drugs.

7. To prevent bullying in schools.


Frenchman’s Bay Public School’s Code of Conduct includes the provincial and Durham District School Board Standards of Behaviour.

Respect, Civility, and Responsible Citizenship

All members of the school community must: 

• respect and comply with all applicable federal, provincial, and municipal laws 

• demonstrate honesty and integrity

• respect differences in people, their ideas, and their opinions

• treat one another with dignity and respect at all times, and especially when there is disagreement

• respect and treat others fairly, regardless of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, family status, or disability

• respect the rights of others 

• show proper care and regard for school property and the property of others

• take appropriate measures to help those in need

• seek assistance from a member of the school staff, if necessary, to resolve conflict peacefully 

• respect all members of the school community, especially persons in positions of authority

• respect the need of others to work in an environment that is conducive to learning and teaching

• not swear at a teacher or at another person in a position of authority.


All members of the school community must not: 

• engage in bullying behaviours

• commit sexual assault

• traffic in weapons or illegal drugs

• give alcohol or cannabis to a minor

• commit robbery

• be in possession of any weapon, including firearms

• use any object to threaten or intimidate another person

• cause injury to any person with an object

• be in possession of, or be under the influence of alcohol, cannabis (unless the individual has been authorized to use cannabis for medical purposes), and illegal drugs

• provide others with alcohol, illegal drugs, or cannabis (unless the recipient is an individual who has been authorized to use cannabis for medical purposes)

• inflict or encourage others to inflict bodily harm on another person

• engage in hate propaganda and other forms of behaviour motivated by hate or bias

• commit an act of vandalism that causes extensive damage to school property or a property located on the premises of the school.


At FBPS, we want all students to reach their full potential and recognize that in order to do so, we must actively promote and support positive student behaviours that contribute to a safe, inclusive, and accepting learning and teaching environment.  We use a collaborative, whole-school approach, embedding equity and diversity education in programs and activities to support a culture of mutual respect. We also focus on building healthy relationships, character development, student safety, inclusion, and developing positive peer relationships.