Student Code of Conduct

“The Esquimalt family of schools K-12, in partnership with our parents and our community, are working together to develop socially responsible citizens.”

Our school is committed to promoting a safe learning community which respects the rights of all members, values diversity, and is free from all forms of discrimination against race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, and age as mandated by the BC Human Rights Code.

All members of our school community are expected to behave in a responsible and respectful manner while at school, including breaks, lunches, study blocks, travel to and from school, and while attending school functions including field trips, sporting events and dances.

These expectations include but are not limited to:

  • Respecting the educational rights of all members of the school community.
  • Ensuring that the learning process is not interfered with.
  • Respecting the personal property of all those in our school community, respecting our school building and its contents, as well as all property in our surrounding neighbourhood.
  • Respecting the right of every member of the school community to feel safe.
  • Reporting any instance of bullying to a staff member or administrator.
  • Respecting that the school and all school related events are weapons, drugs, alcohol, and tobacco free zones.
  • Wearing respectful and appropriate attire.
  • Using appropriate language.
  • Engaging in appropriate use of school computers.
  • Ensuring cell phones are turned off and not in use during instructional time.

Any conduct contrary to the beliefs outlined in our opening statement of purpose is deemed to be unacceptable and contrary to our Code of Conduct.

Consequences for students who conduct themselves contrary to the Code of Conduct will be appropriate to the context, severity and frequency of the behavior, as well as the maturity level of the student.

In order to maintain a safe environment, we take very seriously any acts of retaliation against a student who reports a breach of our code of conduct.

It is important that parents/guardians be informed when serious contraventions of the Code of Conduct occur. When appropriate, district personnel may also be informed, with the specific goal of resolving the situation in the best interests of both the individual student and the greater school community.