The View Royal Code of Conduct is to promote ‘A caring community of learners.’
At View Royal we promote a climate of understanding and mutual respect where all are equal in dignity and rights in accordance with the BC Human Rights Code, which prohibits discrimination based on Race, Colour, Ancestry, Place of origin, Religion, Marital status, Family status, Physical or mental disability, Sex, Sexual orientation, and Age. 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 enables the students to be “the best they can be”. 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.
Be Safe – 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.
Be Respectful – 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.
Be Responsible – 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 – Any consequence will rise in nature for repeat infractions considering the age and grade of the student. Consequences will be flexible to account for any special needs of the student. All reasonable steps will be taken to prevent retaliation by a person against a student who has made a complaint of a breach of our code of conduct.
Notification – Serious unacceptable behavior can result in advising:
- Parents of offender
- Parents of victim
- District officials as required by policy
- Police / other agencies as required by law
Programs Used – During the 2018-2019 school year we will continue to develop a common understanding and clarify language with regards to expected and unexpected behavior with staff and students. 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.