Student Conduct Policy
The Captain Meares School conduct policy has been created to ensure a safe, caring and orderly school environment. Our inclusive school environment applies and promotes understanding of the BC Human Rights Code. The staff of Captain Meares Elementary Secondary School is committed to creating a positive learning environment for all students through the school code of conduct.
- You are responsible for your own actions.
- It is the responsibility of the school and the home to teach, model and reinforce appropriate behaviour.
- All behaviour has consequences.
- Respect yourself, others and property.
- Act in a safe manner at all times.
- Be actively engaged in your educational program.
- Show self-discipline in your actions.
- Inform staff member of bullying, intimidation and harassment behaviours.
- Act in a manner that brings credit to the school.
Bullying – Bullying is an act of violence. It is intentional repeated hurtful acts, words or other behaviours committed by one or more persons against another in an obvious or subtle way. Bullying will not be tolerated and may result in immediate suspension. Parents will be informed of the incident and involved in the resolution.
Drugs and Alcohol – Drug and Alcohol use, including possession, sales and usage will not be tolerated. A teacher needs only reasonable suspicion for suspension. Parents will be informed and involved.
Insubordination – Open and willful defiance of a reasonable directive by a District employee will not be tolerated. Insubordination may result in an immediate one-day suspension. Parents will be informed and involved.
Profanity – Willful and violent swearing, inappropriate threatening gestures directed towards any District employee may result in suspension. Parents will be informed and involved.
Attendance – If a student is in open defiance of the attendance rules and expectations, the Principal will take the necessary steps to correct this behaviour. Parents will be informed and involved.
The Code of Conduct applies to students 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. This includes cyber-bullying and other abuses of others through an internet social medium.