Keeping our students safe

Keeping our Students Safe

Sunnylea Code of Conduct (2020 overview), Sunnylea Code of Conduct 2023

Sunnylea's Code of Conduct is based on the provision of a safe, nurturing, respectful, and positive school culture and environment. It is developed in accordance with the Education Act, the Provincial Code of Conduct, the TDSB Code of Conduct and all other TDSB operational procedures. 

Accepting responsibility and consequences for one's actions is part of learning about self-discipline and self-control.The severity of the consequence is determined by the frequency and nature of the infraction. Each incident will be investigated with due consideration of the context in which it takes place, the impact of the behaviour on the safety of others, and the effects on the tone of the school. At all times, progressive discipline procedures will be followed with the principal’s discretion. When inappropriate behaviour occurs, disciplinary focus is applied within a framework that shifts the focus from one that is solely punitive to one that is both corrective and supportive. Some of the actions listed below may be used:


  • counseling, discussion, and/or warning given;
  • "Own It, Fix It, Don't Let It Happen Again" worksheets;
  • project work (such as apology letter, or research specific to the incident);
  • withdrawal of privileges;
  • informing parent/guardian (e.g., phone call, meeting, letter)
  • involvement of School Team, support staff, and/or outside agencies to recommend strategies;
  • restitution for damages to property;
  • formal suspension as per Ministry and Toronto District School Board’s policy guidelines.
  • time out, recess detention

Snow policy: "No taking, no breaking, no throwing"

Part of our school improvement plan is to implement Zones of Regulation. This is a program that supports students in developing self-regulation. Please speak to your child's teacher for more information. We are continuing to work with Zones, but also are using Moozoom - which is a social emotional learning program. Teachers will share student passwords so that you may support and review at home. 

Please feel free to review the TDSB pages in your child's agenda, which outlines TDSB policy in greater detail.