Dear Student,
MAC Niagara Islamic School’s code of conduct outlines your rights, your duties and the different rules to be applied in the school.
This code of conduct was written with the pronoun I so that you can read it as if you would have
written it yourself. Therefore, you should respect it and put it into practice.

I have the right to:
Receive a good quality education
Receive an education taking into consideration my own rhythm of learning and my interests
Be respected
Live in an enriching environment
Live in a clean and healthy environment
Express myself, in a courteous manner, about what is disturbing me.
Those are my rights, which are fundamental and essential. No one can deprive me of those
rights. However, they are restricted because I am not alone on earth and because I need the
others to help me to flourish as well as the others need me to flourish and be enlightened.
Consequently, my rights are limited by the others’ rights who also deserve respect. Respect in
general assists me in my duties as a member of the community.


I come to school each day. I come on time (between 8:20 and 8:30 am) and I come in through my designated entrance. If I am late, I enter the school through the main door and I stop at the secretary’s office to get a late slip that I have to give to my teacher. After three late slips, a letter will be sent to my parents to find a solution to the problem.
My parents have to explain my absence by a message signed in my agenda or a phone call. After the second absence in the same month without a valid reason, a letter will be sent to my parents or a phone call will be placed and particular measures will be taken to change the situation.
I should bring all my materials such as notebooks, manuals, pencils, physical education clothes, change of clothes (for KG students). If I forget my things too often, I could be sent back home to get the missing things. All the students must permanently have a pair of school shoes especially in winter. Boots are always to be kept outside the classrooms. Girls should have a hijab permanently at school for the prayer. I should not forget to clearly identify all my personal things: school material (each notebook, pencil case etc., physical education clothes, uniform, shoes, running shoes, coat, scarf, mittens, etc. If, however, I lose something, I may find it in the lost and found box.
The Prophet Mohamed (Peace be upon him) said: « Allah (Subhana wa ta’la) likes that you perfect each work that you start ». (Reported by Elbayhaqi) I do my work and assignments with tidiness according to my teacher’s directions and on time. If my work is not complete or if my teacher asks me to do so, I must redo it. If I experience some difficulties, I should always ask for help. If I fail to complete my homework, I will have to do them during the recess or during the lunch hour.
When I come to school, I should wear my uniform and be very proud of it. My uniform is adapted to the temperature and the different seasons and to the school’s activities. If I’m not wearing it, I could be sent back home to get my uniform.
Allah (Subhana wa ta’la) says in the Holy Quran: «Serve Allah, and join not any partners with Him ; and do good to parents, kinsfolk, orphans, those in need, neighbours who are of kin, neignbours who are strangers, the companion by your side, the wayfarer (ye meet), and what your right hands possess: for Allah loveth not the arrogant, the vainglorious ». (Sura An-nissa, verse 36) I should always speak in a polite manner to people (adults and children) in the school or outside the school. I should not swear or say bad words or insults. I should not make fun of anyone. In case of a conflict, I do not lose my temper and raise my voice. I try not my best not to be involved in any fight, altercation, bullying or backbiting. Physical or verbal violence, thefts and lies will be appropriately punished.
In my class, in the library, etc. My textbooks must be taken care of and I should not write inside it. If I experience problems with the school’s material, I should first inform my teacher. I must always keep my books in a proper backpack when I take them home.
I am responsible for all of the books, desks, chairs and of all the school’s material. I must keep my school clean including classrooms, corridors, gym, lockers, changing rooms, schoolyard and washrooms. I must always keep my desk clean and well organized. I do not throw anything on the floor. I should keep all my things in the appropriate place and not leave them lying around (books, clothes, etc.). I should pick up and put in the garbage all the wastes that I see even if I did not throw it myself on the floor.


When I arrive in the morning, I should go and put my coat and my lunchbox in my locker. Then I go to the gym and leave my school bag at the appropriate place. I am not allowed to leave the gym without permission. When the bell rings, I stop playing and then come to line up in silence. I recite al-Fatiha with all my classmates and the morning invocation. Still in line, calmly and silently, I enter the classroom with my teacher.
In the classroom, I have to respect politeness rules: I do not disturb my friends by moving needlessly or making noise, and I raise my hand to ask a question or make a comment. I must also follow all the particular rules elaborated and established by my teacher.
During recess time, I walk calmly without running in the corridors or in the stairs. In the school yard or in the gym, I play and stay in my group’s area and I do not hang around in the corridors or classrooms without any authorization. If I bring a little snack, I should choose healthy food like fruits and vegetables.
Allah (Subhana wa ta’la) says in the Holy Quran: « O Children of Adam! Wear your beautiful apparel at every time and place of prayer: eat and drink: but waste not by excess, for Allah loveth not the wasters». (Sura El Araf, verse 31) During lunch hour, I should stay seated while eating. When I eat, I should respect Islamic manners (wash my hands, say bismillah and A;hamdulillah, eat with the right hand, etc.). I must eat slowly and not throw any food in the garbage. When I am finished, I pick up all the wastes, peelings, scraps and trash on my desk and return them to my lunch bag to dispose of at home. It is better not to share anything from my meal with my friends because we never know who may be allergic to a certain type of food. I cannot leave my area until my desk is all cleaned up and Ive tidied any crumbs or spills.
The Prophet Mohamed (Peace be upon him) said: « When the child of Adam dies, none of his deeds will be taken into consideration for him except three things: his acts of permanent charity, science and education useful for humanity and a good (Muslim) child who prays for him ». At the appropriate time, I should line up with my friends to perform wudu in the washroom. Then, I should go in the prayer room and recite verses from the Quran until all my friends are ready to perform the salat. When I hear the adhan, I repeat it in a low voice and after that I remain silent and prepare myself to start the salat. I must always follow the imam during the prayer and never get ahead of him. If I do not respect the salat, I will be excluded from the prayer and face the consequences determined by my teacher. After the prayer, I must go back class quickly and quietly, accompanied by my teacher.
At the end of the day, I should wait at the appropriate place with my coat on and my school bag. When I am outside the school, I should act properly and in a good, responsible and respectful manner. I should behave carefully near cars, and be careful not to disturb neighbours by being noisy, the people in their cars or on the bus.
The school staff will decide if an object is allowed or not in the school. I am not allowed to exchange any of my personal belongings (toy, clothes, books, etc.). I should not bring to school any dangerous objects, cell phones or other electronic gadgets.
Since the school is responsible for my safety, I agree to respect the following safety requirements: - I respect and follow the safety rules given by staff. I move calmly, speak quietly and I must always be at the appropriate place). For my safety and the safety of the others, it is unacceptable: - to push, hit, wrestle, kick, bite or touch each other in any way - to climb on the trees or on any other elevated object (net of soccer, posts of soccer, fence) - to throw objects inside or outside the school (ie, pencils, erasers, snowballs or stones) - to bring an object which is considered dangerous (penknife, knife, matches, lighter, etc. Any such item will be confiscated.


Consequences will be determined by the nature and frequency of the incident. All the staff
members of the school have the right to intervene. Depending on the infraction, five levels of
intervention are possible. If a student continues to offend, or if no change is noticed, we pass to
the next level.

WARNING (by supervisor or class teacher) I am asked verbally to change my behavior. After 3 warnings in the same week we apply the second level of intervention.
WRITTEN OR DRAWN REFLECTION (by supervisor or class teacher) I must write or draw a reflection on the nature of my infraction and on the method to correct, improve and change the situation. I am deprived of recess. At the third reflection in the same week, we apply the third level.
REFLECTION SIGNED BY MY PARENTS AND / OR PHONE CALL TO MY PARENTS (by class teacher) I take my reflection home, show it to my parents and ask them to sign it. The day after, I bring it back to school. My teacher can also ask me to contact my parents to explain to them what I did wrong. In one way or another, the objective is to let me express myself, in my own words, about the offense or wrong behaviour. My parents must commit to supporting the school staff in its interventions.
INVITING THE PARENTS TO A MEETING (by teacher and/or principal) My parents are invited to a meeting to discuss the problem. This meeting is to help the parents understand and support the school’s decisions and intervention. According to the gravity of the offense, different interventions may be applied. For example: - The signing of a behavioural contract - Apologizing to whoever was wronged - Suspension for a certain period of time - Compensation for the problem caused. Depending on the problem, the school may ask for financial compensation or replacement of the broken object or may ask me to clean what was defaced).
If a student keeps up the offense, reoffends or if no change is noticed, other sanctions may be applied. I may be asked to stay home for a certain period of time. In this situation, my parents have to ensure that my studies and homework are maintained. In cases where unacceptable behaviour can no longer be tolerated and the student does not show any desire to change the behaviour, I may be expelled (upon the school's recommendation to the school board).
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