Correlieu Secondary School Code of Conduct
BC Human Rights Code:
Correlieu Secondary School promotes the values expressed in the BC Human Rights Code respecting the rights of all individuals in accordance with the law – prohibiting discrimination based on race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression; and, age – in respect of discriminatory publication and discrimination in accommodation, service and facility in the school environment.
Statement of Purpose:
The staff, parents, and students at Correlieu Secondary School believe that school and school-related activities must be held in a safe and secure learning and working environment. The Correlieu Secondary School Code of Conduct formalizes the expectation for student behaviour while at school, while travelling to and from school, and while attending any school function or activity at off-campus locations.
A) Acceptable Conduct:
In general, students at Correlieu Secondary School are expected to display behaviours regarding respect for learning, self, others, and the environment as posted in our School-wide Behaviour Expectations Matrix.
While the following list is not exhaustive, when in school, on school property, during a school sponsored function, while under the school’s jurisdiction, students are expected to:
- Be cooperative, courteous, and respectful in dealings with school staff, other students and school guests
- Attend school each day, arrive on time, and be prepared for all classes
- Attend all classes and complete the assigned work
- Carry out all reasonable directions given by school staff
- Take care of the books, equipment, and learning materials provided for use
- Treat the school building, grounds, and equipment with care
- Respect the rights of others
- Demonstrate the highest standards of conduct, personal responsibility, and good judgment when involved in school sponsored events
- Have no contact with alcohol, drugs, weapons, or replica weapons while at school, on the school grounds, or in attendance at any school sponsored event in the community
- Act as responsible members of the school neighbourhood by being courteous to people in the area, refraining from disturbing their daily activities, and respecting their property
- Adhere to the School District Acceptable Computer/Internet Use Policy
- Adhere to this Code of Conduct while travelling to and from school and while off the school premises during the lunch hour and at other times during the school day
- Recognize that school is a place of business and that appropriate attire must be worn
B) Unacceptable Conduct:
Unacceptable conduct is defined as any behaviour that puts students at risk, either physically, emotionally, or academically. A student attending Correlieu Secondary will not:
- Interfere with learning – yours or other students
- Interfere with an orderly environment (eg: persistent late arrival), create unsafe conditions (eg: rough housing and skateboarding on school property)
- Bully, harass, intimidate, or be racially, ethnically, or sexually prejudiced
- Be physically violent
- Seek retribution against a person who has reported incidents (school staff will take all reasonable steps to prevent such retaliation)
- Be in possession of, be under the influence of, smell of, be in the presence of, or distribute illegal or restricted substances
- Steal or knowingly receive stolen property
- Smoke on school property or create “smoke pits” (areas where students gather to smoke) within our neighbourhood
- Be in possession of or use weapons or replica weapons (eg: knives, slingshots, pellet or other guns)
- Damage property (eg: graffiti)
- Plagiarize (copy) electronic or print media or other students’ work
As students progress through their high school years, they are expected to demonstrate increasing levels of maturity and responsibility, and to act as positive role models for younger students.
When determining appropriate disciplinary action, both the severity and frequency of the unacceptable conduct, as well as the age and maturity of the student will be considered.
Responses to unacceptable conduct are fair and consistent, while reflective of the particular circumstances of each individual case. Disciplinary action, wherever possible, is preventative and restorative, rather than merely punitive.
School officials have a responsibility to advise other parties of serious breaches of the Correlieu Code of Conduct. For example:
Parents of student offender(s) – in every instance
Parents of student victim(s) – in every instance
School District Officials – as required by School District Policy
Police and/or other agencies – when deemed to be 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
All parents/guardians – when deemed to be important to reassure members of the school community