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Code of Conduct



Aligned with our shared school values of Learning, Community and Creativity, the purpose of our Code of Conduct is: 


  • To establish and maintain safe, caring and orderly environments for purposeful learning activity  

  • To establish and maintain appropriate balances among individual and collective rights, freedoms and responsibilities  

  • To clarify and publish expectations for student behaviour while at school, at school-related activities or in other circumstances where engaging in an activity will have an impact on the school environment. This includes online activities.  


Acceptable Student Conduct: 

  • Being respectful towards self and others 

  • Helping to make the school a safe, caring and orderly place 

  • Informing adults about safety concerns in a timely manner, proactively if possible  

  • Engaging in learning activities purposefully and in a timely manner  

  • Acting in a manner that brings credit to the school 


Unacceptable Student Conduct: 

  • Behaviours that interfere with the learning of others, including their emotional well-being 

  • Behaviours that interfere with an orderly environment, or create unsafe conditions 

  • Acts of discrimination on any basis for an individual or a group, related to their Indigenous identity, race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or age of that person, group or class of persons 

  • Acts of bullying, defamation, harassment, intimidation, or physical violence 

  • Illegal acts, such as possession, use or distribution of illegal or restricted substances, possession of weapons, physical or sexual assault, theft or damage to property 

  • Retribution against a person who has intervened to prevent or report an incident or other safety concern 

Personal Digital Devices: 

  • The use of personal digital devices is limited at school, for the purpose of promoting online safety and focused learning environments

  • Generally, devices are to be stored away during instructional time, with notifications and sounds set to 'off' 

  • Staff may allow students to use personal devices for specific instructional or learning support tasks

  • Students are not required to have a personal digital device for learning  

Consequences for Unacceptable Student Conduct: 

  • Responses to unacceptable conduct will be appropriate and equitable 

  • Disciplinary action, wherever possible, is preventative and restorative, rather than punitive  

  • Students, as often as possible, are encouraged to participate in the development of meaningful consequences for violations of the established Code of Conduct 



  • Behaviours (both Acceptable and Unacceptable) cited in the Code of Conduct are examples only and not an all-inclusive list 

  • As students become older, more mature, and move through successive grades, there is an expectation of increasing personal responsibility and self-discipline. Accordingly, there are increased consequences for inappropriate conduct/ unacceptable behaviour 

  • Special considerations may apply if a student is unable to comply with the expectations due to having a disability or diverse ability of an intellectual, physical, sensory, emotional, or behavioural nature 


Notification of Violations of the Code of Conduct will be as follows: 

  • Parents/guardians of students involved   

  • School staff members where appropriate 

  • School District officials, as required by school district policy 

  • RCMP and other agencies, as required by school district policy and/or by law 

  • All parents, staff, and students, when deemed to be important to reassure all members of the school community that school officials are aware of a serious situation or incident and are taking appropriate action to address it 




Safe, Caring, and Orderly Schools, A Guide:  BC Ministry of Education 

Call It Safe, a Parent Guide for dealing with bullying in elementary schools: BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils 

School Act sections 85 (1.1) 168 (2) 

BC Human Rights Code 

Provincial Standards for Codes of Conduct Order M267 

Developing and Reviewing Codes of Conduct: A Companion Guide to the Provincial Standards for Codes of Conduct 

SD64 Policy 210 Codes of Conduct 

SD64 Procedure 210 Codes of Conduct 

SD64 Policy 212 Violence and Harassment Free District 

SD64 Procedure 212 Violence and Harassment Free District 

SD64 Policy 215 Diversity 

SD64 Procedure 215 Diversity 

SD64 Policy 2.30 Anti-Racism

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