Code of Conduct

Statement of Purpose

Complying with the BC Human Rights Code, our school’s code of conduct is as follows:

  • to establish and maintain safe, caring and orderly environments for purposeful learning.
  • to establish and maintain appropriate balances between individual and collective rights, freedoms and responsibilities.
  • to clarify and publish expectations for student behaviour while at school, going to and from school, and attending school functions or activities at any location.

Conduct Expectations

Acceptable Conduct – Every child has the right to attend school and be safe and happy. We expect all Quadra students to conduct themselves appropriately. Acceptable conduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • Respecting self, others and the school, as well as personal space and property. This includes clothing and footwear that conforms to health and safety requirements for the intended activity.
  • Engaging in purposeful learning activities as expected.
  • Being responsible, by being honest, fixing mistakes, and taking ownership of one’s decisions and conduct.

Unacceptable Conduct – We do not expect Quadra students to display behaviours or attitudes that discredit themselves, others, or the school. Unacceptable conduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • Interfering with the learning of self or others
  • Bullying, harassment, racism or intimidation
  • Verbal or physical aggression or violence
  • Misuse of technology
  • Theft or damage to property

Increased expectations – As students become older, and more mature and move through the grades they will demonstrate increased personal responsibility, self-discipline, and consideration of others. If they demonstrate inappropriate behaviours, consequences will increase, as will the nature of their efforts at restitution.

Consequences – The response to unacceptable conduct is determined by considering factors such as the severity and frequency of the behaviour and the age and maturity level of the students involved. Additionally, special needs and Individual Education Plans will be taken into consideration.

Specifically:

  • Responses to unacceptable conduct are pre-planned, consistent and fair.
  • Wherever possible, disciplinary action is preventative and restorative.
  • Wherever possible, students are encouraged to participate in the development of meaningful consequences and/or restitution for violations of the established code of conduct

All reasonable steps will be taken to prevent retaliation by a person against a student who has made a complaint of a breach of a code of conduct.

 Notification – We have the responsibility to advise other parties of “serious” breaches of the code of Conduct which may include one or more of the following:

  • parents of student offender(s)
  • parents of student victim(s)
  • school district officials – as required by school district policy
  • police and/or other agencies – as required by law
  • all parents/guardians – when it is deemed important to reassure members of the school community that school officials are aware of a serious situation or incident and are taking appropriate action to address it.