The View Royal Code of Conduct is to promote ‘A caring community of learners.’
View Royal 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. Our students come to us with a variety of beliefs and assumptions regarding socially responsible behavior, however, consistent expectations within a school community create a culture of independence, intrinsic pride, and self-motivation which supports our ‘caring community of learners’. We believe that emotional safety promotes learning and students who are respectful, responsible learners become socially responsible citizens. At View Royal we commit to playing and working safely, respectfully, and responsibly.
We will behave and play without harming or threatening others. We will use equipment and materials in a safe manner. Students have the responsibility to get help for another student if necessary.
We will treat others with kindness, courtesy and respect. This includes all students, staff and visitors to the school. We will care for school property, school equipment and displays.
We will act in a manner which does not interfere with another student’s learning. We will be attentive and complete assignments to the best of our abilities. We will respect the privacy and possessions of others.
When students make choices contrary to the code of conduct we help them to:
- Identify their choice – what did the child do?
- Identify the need – what was it the child wanted to attain?
- Identify how to fix it – how can we make the injured person feel okay?
- Make amends – restitution to ‘fix’ the problem
Unacceptable Conduct is an unwarranted and unwanted action taken against a person or object.
Consequences will consider the age and grade of the student. Repeat infractions will reflect consequences that rise in nature but will continue to reflect the student’s age and grade. Special considerations may apply to students with diverse needs. All reasonable steps to prevent retaliation by a person against a student who has made a complaint of a breach of our code of conduct will be taken.
Serious unacceptable behavior can result in advising…
- Parents or Guardians of offender
- Parents or Guardians of victim
- District officials, as required by policy
- Police / other agencies, as required by law
The Ministry of Education created the ERASE website to underscore the importance of reporting bullying.
We look forward to working with our community on an on-going basis to update and review our View Royal Code of Conduct.