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Code of Conduct

Employees of the International School of the Peninsula play a guiding and nurturing role in the lives of students and are expected to uphold the attributes and attitudes of the International Baccalaureate Organization’s (IBO) Learner Profile, such as respect, empathy, cooperation, caring, and integrity. This includes maintaining exemplary standards of professional conduct and appropriate boundaries between themselves and students. The objective of the Employee/Student Code of Conduct is to prevent relationships that may be construed as, perceived as, or lead to any sexual misconduct. All employees are expected to make every effort to create and maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for our students.
Examples of Inappropriate or Unacceptable Behavior

Below is a non-exhaustive list of examples of inappropriate behavior or conduct between employees and students:

  • Engaging in a romantic or sexual relationship of a student.
  • Inappropriate physical contact with a student whether in a public or private.
  • Making sexual innuendo, jokes, puns, comments, stories, or showing sexual or pornographic multimedia or other sexual internet content.
  • Meeting with a student one-on-one in a room with the door locked and visible windows blocked or drawn.
  • Being alone with a student on or off campus, without the permission of a parent or supervisor.
  • Grooming behaviors in which an adult in a position of authority builds an emotional connection with a child to gain his or her trust for the purposes of exploitation or other abuse.
  • Sending or participating in sexual, exploitive, or emotionally inappropriate emails, text messages, letters, or any form of communication that is personal in nature and not directly related to school activities; using personal email accounts, social media, or other similar tools to communicate with current students.
  • Sending or participating in any form of communication that harasses or retaliates against a student, parent, or employee who reports unacceptable behavior.
  • Inappropriate physical interactions which could be construed as sexual.
  • Encouraging or threatening students to keep secrets from other adults.
  • Any form of retaliation against a student, parent, or employee who reports unacceptable behavior.
  • Transporting students in a personal vehicle without permission from a parent/guardian or school administrator.
Questions or Duty to Report
If an employee has a question as to whether or not specific behavior may violate the Employee/Student Code of Conduct, employees should contact the Human Resources and Benefits Coordinator for advice or clarification.

If an employee becomes aware of another employee’s behavior that may violate, or be perceived to violate the Employee/Student Code of Conduct, that employee must report the matter to the Head of School immediately.

Terms of Use & Privacy Policy

The following terms and conditions govern use of the International School of the Peninsula (ISTP) (the “School”) website and online directories:
Use of online information
Information accessible through the online directories may be used only for official school purposes, and also for individual communication of a personal nature between members listed in the online directories. Users are strictly prohibited from using any information from the online directories for commercial, public, or political purposes of any nature whatsoever, or for any illegal activities.
Conduct on the School's website and online directories
The following conduct is prohibited on the School’s website and the online directories: any conduct which restricts or inhibits others users from enjoying use of the online directories; vulgar, obscene, or offensive language or images; abusive, defamatory, profane or threatening language or images; misrepresentations or any fraudulent statements; reproducing and storing in a retrieval system by any means, electronic or mechanical, photocopying, or use of telephone numbers, addresses, or other information contained in the online directories for any commercial, public or political purposes; any activity that might be harmful to the school website or data stored on it, or other computers that are connected to it; and unauthorized use of any copyrighted or trademarked material.
Restrictions on use of the online directories
The School may determine in its sole discretion whether a user’s use of the online directory violates these terms of use, and may prohibit a user from any further access to the online directory.
No representations or warranties
The school does not represent or warrant that the information contained on its website or in the online directory is complete, accurate or reliable, or that the website and online directories operate free from errors or computer viruses. The School disclaims any and all warranties, including but not limited to warranties of fitness for a particular purpose, merchantability, and non-infringement. The School expressly disclaims any and all liability associated with a user’s use of the website and online directories, including any incidental, consequential or punitive damages.
Users of the website and online directories agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the school and its officers, directors, employees, and agents from and against any and all losses, claims and damages of any kind that arise out of your use of the online directories or the school website.
Revision of terms of use
The school reserves the right to revise these terms of use in its sole discretion. Your continued use of the school website and the online directories indicates your consent to abide by any modifications to the terms of use. Please review the terms of use on a regular basis to be familiar with any such changes.
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