Code of Conduct

Hillmount's Philosophy and Code of Conduct

Our Commitment:

Hillmount PS is committed to providing a healthy learning and working environment by promoting respect, kindness, safety, responsible citizenship and academic excellence.A positive school climate exists when all members of the school community are respectful of others and feel safe, comfortable and accepted.

The Hillmount PS Code of Conduct is developed in accordance with the Toronto District School Board’s Code of Conduct, the Board’s Policies and Operational Procedures, the Education Act and the Provincial Code of Conduct.The Hillmount PS Code of Conduct also reflects the values and expectations of the Hillmount PS community.

The standards of behavior outlined in the Hillmount PS Code of Conduct shall apply to all members of the school community, including students, parents and guardians, teachers and other school staff, Board members, volunteers and visitors:

  • On school property;
  • While traveling on a school bus that is owned by the Board or that is under contract to the Board;
  • In-school sports activities;
  • In off-site school-sponsored activities; or
  • In circumstances where engaging in an activity will have an impact on the school climate.

Standards of Behaviour

All members of the school community are expected to:

  • Keep hands and feet to ourselves.
  • Respect the personal space of others.
  • Respect and comply with all Federal, Provincial and Municipal laws;
  • Demonstrate the Character Traits of the TDSB.
  • Respect and treat others equitably, regardless of their race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, gender, gender identity, family status, marital status, sexual orientation, creed (faith), socio-economic status, same sex partnership status, age or disability;
  • Show proper care and regard for school property and the property of others;
  • Take appropriate measures to help those in need;
  • Treat others as you would like to be treated.

Progressive Discipline & Restorative Justice

When students breach the code of conduct, consequences will be consistent with Progressive Discipline and Restorative Justice techniques.Progressive discipline is a whole-school approach that utilizes a continuum of interventions, supports, and consequences to address inappropriate student behaviour and to build on strategies that promote positive behaviours.Restorative Justice requires all parties to work towards a win-win outcome.

When inappropriate behavior occurs, disciplinary measures will be applied within a framework that shifts the focus from one that is solely punitive to one that is both corrective and supportive.A range of interventions, supports, and consequences that include learning opportunities for reinforcing positive behavior while helping students to make good choices will be used.

Interventions depend on the needs of the child and may include:

  • Discussion with a teacher, or member of the support staff
  • Written or oral apology
  • Problem Solving
  • Removal from preferred activity
  • Detention
  • Community service
  • Parental contact and involvement in applying appropriate intervention
  • Loss of privilege to participate in specified school activities
  • Individual or group counselling
  • Attendance Contract or Performance/Behaviour contract
  • Restitution for damage or stolen property

A student’s breach of the TDSB’s Code of Conduct and Hillmount PS’s Code of Conduct will be dealt with in accordance with Operational Procedure PR697 – Consequences of Inappropriate Student Behaviour.

Suspension and Expulsion


*** TDSB Character Traits, Code of Conduct and Consequences are also available online at

In addition to the code of conduct outlined above, Hillmount follows 3 child-friendly basic rules to keep everyone safe at school. Please review these with your child.

Keep your hands to yourself


Keep your feet on the ground


Use kind words


The staff work with students to solve problems with a focus on restorative practice that teaches children to resolve conflicts and restore trust.