Code of Conduct


As members of the Westfield Public School community, students, staff and community members wish the atmosphere throughout our school to be conducive to learning, student growth, and development. We expect it to be one of friendliness, cheerfulness, consideration of others and respect for the dignity of the individual. We expect everyone in our school to behave responsibly, be considerate of individual differences, be fair in their expectations of others, exhibit good work habits and have responsible expectations for their achievement and the achievements of others. Everyone is expected to model appropriate behaviour in our school. We welcome an interested community and hope that families will support the students by encouraging regular, punctual attendance and good homework habits, and by showing an interest in their progress.


A school is a place that promotes responsibility, respect, civility, tolerance, courtesy and academic excellence in a safe learning, playing and teaching environment. All students, parents, teachers, staff and administration have the right to be safe, and to feel safe, in their school community. With this comes the responsibility of all the partners to be law-abiding citizens and to be accountable for any actions that put at risk the safety of others and oneself.


ALL people in our school are expected to:

  • show respect for the authority of school personnel including administrators, teachers, educational assistants, early childhood educators, custodial staff, office staff, volunteers, supervisors, bus drivers, maintenance workers, co-op students, etc.
  • be tolerant of ethnic, racial, religious, cultural, physical, intellectual, linguistic and sexual differences, or disabilities of any kind
  • show courtesy and respect for the feelings, personal space, and property of others
  • be caring, considerate, and co-operative
  • demonstrate proper care for the school’s property, equipment, and the belongings of others
  • use appropriate language for the school environment
  • leave at home potentially dangerous items or weapons of any kind
  • attend class regularly, punctually and prepared for learning
  • complete all assignments and duties to the best of their ability in a timely manner

STUDENTS are also expected to:

  • remain on school property at all times unless otherwise directed by a school authority
  • dismount from bicycles, scooters, and skateboards and to remove roller blades once they reach school property

** bicycles, scooters, skateboards and rollerblades are not to be used on school property and should be walked to, and stored at, the bicycle racks provided