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Denman Island Community School
School Code of Conduct


 Rights   

 

 Responsibilities

  • We have the right to be safe and welcome in this school regardless of race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religion, marital status, family status, physical and mental disability, sexual orientation, gender ID or expression and age

 

  • We have the right to be happy and to be treated with compassion in this school.

     
  • We have the right to learn at school and to work and play in a positive environment.
     
     
  • We have the right to be at school and to be treated fairly, equally and without discrimination.
     
     
  • We have the right to respectfully express our feelings and opinions.
  • We have the responsibility to make the school safe for everyone in every way, to work and play kindly and gently and to use words and actions that are not aggressive or threatening.

 

  • We have the responsibility to come to school prepared to try our best and to learn.

     
  • We have the responsibility to respect the uniqueness of each individual within our school, including their individual thoughts, feelings, needs and interests.


Behaviour (Bullying) which threatens the safety and well-being of others is unacceptable and will be regarded as a serious breach of the code of conduct. Examples of bullying include but is not limited to threatening behavior, cyberbullying, harassment, intimidation, and 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.

Some students may need extra support or special considerations around complying with the code of conduct due to specific, individual intellectual, physical, sensory, emotional or behavioral needs.  Each child's ability to follow the code of conduct and the possible consequences for not following the code of conduct will be considered within the context of the child's age, maturity, and unique needs or circumstances.

If parents, caregivers or students have any concerns about safety they are encouraged to contact the classroom teacher or the principal as soon as possible.