Parent Code of Conduct

Canadian International School of Hong Kong is fortunate to have a supportive and friendly parent body. A collaborative working relationship between parents, faculty and administrators enhances the experiences and education of all children at CDNIS. To help better define our respective roles and expectations, and in the spirit of the IB Programme, the school has a Parent Code of Conduct.

These guidelines provide a reminder on the basic standards of conduct expected of all CDNIS parents, guardians and visitors. CDNIS is committed to providing a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment where all members of the community treat one another with dignity and mutual respect.

These guidelines are informed by the codes of conduct and codes of ethics established by the Education Department Bureau, Ontario Ministry of Education, Council of International Schools and International Baccalaureate Organization. By enrolling your child in CDNIS, parents agree to abide by all school policies including the following guidelines.

All members of CDNIS School Community are expected to:

  1. Respect the caring ethos of the School by conducting themselves in a respectful and orderly manner whenever on the School campus or when representing the School off- campus.
  2. Treat all members of the community with respect by using appropriate language and a dignified tone when speaking with others.
  3. Support and help your child to observe school all school regulations, including protecting the School’s equipment, property and good name.
  4. Wear their CDNIS ID card at all times during School visits. Those who cannot display their CDNIS ID card, must register at the 9/F Security Office or the LLAC entrance upon arrival. It is expected that all visitors will register and wear a Visitor ID badge at all times while on campus.
  5. Communicate promptly, honestly and openly about your child and utilize the communication channels provided by the School.
  6. Schedule to meet teachers or faculty members outside of class hours to avoid disruption of regular classroom activities.
  7. Seek to clarify a child’s version of events with the School as part of a peaceful resolution process.
  8. Correct any child in your care if their actions could lead to conflict, aggressive or unsafe behaviour.
  9. Seek information and raise concerns directly with the School through the appropriate channels.
  10. Promptly report your child(ren)’s absence or late arrival.
  11. Obtain permission from the Head of School before arranging any parent assembly on the School campus.
  12. Avoid entering the School campus, and/or remaining on campus without authorisation after the School is closed.
  13. Follow the instructions of the School security guards, staff and traffic attendants at all times.
  14. Respect normally accepted conventions regarding confidentiality.

All CDNIS parents are expected to refrain from:

  • Disruptive behaviour which interferes or threatens to interfere with the operation of a classroom, an employee’s office, or any other areas of the School campus.
  • Using loud or offensive language; displaying or threatening to physically harm another individual.
  • Issuing abusive/threatening emails, letters or text/voicemail/phone messages or other written communication. This extends to writing defamatory, offensive or derogatory comments regarding the School, its students, faculty, administrators, staff or parents on any social media site. In serious cases of cyber bullying, the School may take legal action.
  • Intentionally damaging or destroying School property or the property of others.
  • Intimidating, harassing or discriminating against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation or disability.
  • Distributing or wearing materials on the School campus or at School functions that are obscene, advocate illegal action, appear libellous, obstruct the rights of others, or are disruptive to School programmes.
  • Approaching a child in order to discuss or chastise them because of actions directed at their own child.
  • Obstructing the free movement of any person in any place to which these guidelines apply.
  • Refusing to comply with any reasonable order made by a member of the School’s staff who is performing assigned duties.
  • Possessing or using weapons on the School campus or at School functions.
  • Drinking alcohol when in a supervisory relationship with students, whether on the School campus, at School functions, or on any School trips.
  • Smoking and/or using drugs or controlled substances on the School campus and/or in the presence of students or in a supervisory relationship with students, whether on the School campus, at School functions, or on School trips of any type. Neither will any parent sell to, procure from, or in any way involve or encourage students in drug or alcohol use.
  • Gambling on the School campus or at School functions.
  • Willfully inciting others to commit any acts in violation of these guidelines.

We trust that all members of our community will help uphold these expected standards. Should any violations of these guidelines occur, the offending party will be asked to leave the School campus immediately. If the person refuses to leave, the School may contact the appropriate authorities.