Code of Conduct

Lions Bay School is committed to creating and maintaining a safe, caring, orderly and productive learning environment where students accept personal responsibilities for themselves and the school community. To create an environment where students feel safe, respected, free to learn without unnecessary distraction and have a strong sense of belonging within the school setting. To establish clear expectations for student behaviour at school, traveling to and from school and while attending/participating in school functions or any activities or circumstances at anytime that may impact the school environment – including on-line behaviour (e.g. website postings, blogs, etc.) and communication with electronic devices (e.g. email, text messages, etc.). To promote 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 or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and age – in respect of discriminatory publication and discrimination in accommodation, service and facility in the school environment.

Students will not be involved in bullying, cyberbullying, harassment, intimidation, threatening or violent behaviours while at school, at a school-related activity or in other circumstances where engaging in the activity will have an impact on the school environment.

The culture at Lions Bay Community School is built upon a common language of kindness and respect. We ask students, staff and community members to observe the rights of others by being responsible citizens and thinking of the needs of those around them before their own.

Those students who struggle to observe and follow the Lions Bay Community School Code of Conduct may be asked to meet with administration to examine their own choices and the impact they may be having on the individuals around them.

Disrespectful or irresponsible behaviour is dealt with on a case by case basis, taking into consideration the individual learning and social emotional profiles of the students involved. Our main goal is to teach students to take responsibility for their choices, learn from their mistakes and repair the damage to the relationships around them; thus moving on by using ‘mistakes as tools for growth’ and a strong commitment to making better choices the next time around.

School administration, in collaboration with staff, will discuss issues of behaviour individually with students directly. Discussions may sometimes involve parents of the child or children involved in the issue at hand. Consequences for irresponsible or disrespectful behaviour will depend on the situation, the severity of the offence;  but may result in a suspension of privileges.  Our goal is to rebuild the trust that has been lost and enable the student to redeem and repair the damage to relationships that may have been inflicted.

All students are expected to adhere to this Code of Conduct at all times.  Students involved in actions or behaviours that are contrary to the Code of Conduct will be reminded about expectations and will be involved with appropriate restoration when necessary.  Please note that special considerations may apply to specific students if they are unable to comply with the Code of Conduct expectation due to having an identified disability of an intellectual, physical, sensory, emotional or behavioural nature.

2015 – 2016 Code of Conduct