Code of Conduct

Our Code of Conduct has been established to promote and maintain a safe, caring, and healthy learning environment around our school. It is meant to inform every member of our school community about our shared duties and responsibilities, whether we are in school, on our way to and from school, or at field trips or sporting events away from the school.

As members of our school community, it is our responsibility to show positive conduct, attitude, and behaviour. We all have the responsibility to:

  • support learning
  • promote safety
  • respect property, personal space, privacy, and the environment
  • show courtesy, compassion, and respect to everyone

It is also our responsibility to prevent negative conduct, attitude, and unacceptable behaviour. We all have the responsibility to:

  • not interfere with the learning of others
  • not bully, harass, threaten, or intimidate others in any way
  • not bring weapons, including toys or replicas, to school
  • not participate in violent, unsafe, or illegal activities

Other detailed information may be located in school handbooks, agenda planners, social contracts, and class websites.

Whenever possible, incidents will be resolved by discussion, mediation and restitution. Every effort to support our students and to determine the root causes of behaviour will be made.

If the safety or educational program of others is compromised, or if there is an ongoing failure to meet the expectations of the Code of Conduct, a range of consequences will be implemented. These may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • suspension
  • change of program
  • change of school
  • referral to a district intervention committee
  • expulsion
  • involvement of police and other government agencies when necessary.

Our school will respect the individual differences of students and respond to each situation according to the student’s age, maturity, capacity, and past conduct. Our school administrative staff has a responsibility to inform other parties of serious breaches of the Code of Conduct.

All members of our school community have the right to be treated fairly and consistently, and should know and understand this Code of Conduct.