Code Of Conduct

School Policies: Code of Conduct

At Chetwynd Secondary we believe that as students mature there is a greater capacity for appropriate decision-making, therefore there exists rising expectations for students as they progress through their time at CSS. Also, we take into consideration students with special needs when dealing with discipline issues.

Discipline Beliefs

  • Chetwynd Secondary uses the BC Human Rights Code as the basis of all aspects within the code of conduct.
  • Behaviors are chosen.
  • People are responsible for their choices.
  • It is the responsibility of parents, with the school, to teach, model, and reinforce appropriate behavior.
  • Effective discipline results in a positive change of behavior.
  • Effective discipline is achieved through a partnership between home and school.
  • We are focused on consequences that are restorative rather than punitive wherever possible and appropriate.

Discipline Goals

At CSS, we will:

Chetwynd Secondary school promotes the values expressed in the BC Human Rights Code respecting the rights of all individual in accordance with the law- prohibiting discrimination based on race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex or sexual orientation- in respect of discriminatory publication and discrimination in accommodation, service and facility in the school environment.

Have a safe, positive school atmosphere.
Teach students to make wise choices in order to become healthy contributing citizens.
Expect students to be responsible and respect all people and property.
Establish and maintain an effective partnership between student, home, and school.
Ensure that consequences are known.

Assault, bullying or harassment in any form shall not be tolerated in School District #59 environments. Students shall not discriminate against others on the basis of appearance, capacity, disability, color, ethnicity, religion, real and/or perceived sexual orientation or for any other reason set out in the Human Rights Code of British Columbia. Neither shall a student make gestures, publish, or display anything that would indicate an intention to discriminate against an individual or group, or expose them to contempt or ridicule. Definitions: Assault: a harmful physical, verbal or non-verbal attack, slur, or demeaning gesture directed against another individual or their property. Bullying (including Cyber-Bullying): the recurring attempts to threaten, frighten, tyrannize, or intimidate another, including acts of aggression that are real or implied, verbal or non-verbal aggression, and/or social alienation where one individual attempts to exert their will or control over another person. Harassment: to continuously trouble, torment, gesture or speak inappropriately toward another individual in a manner that causes discomfort to that individual.

Infractions & Consequences

The table that follows lists the infraction and consequence options as determined by the Discipline Committee made up of parents, students, support staff, teachers, and administrators. The code of conduct applies while at school, at a school-related activity or in other circumstances where engaging in the activity will have impact on the school environment.

Cause of Disturbance

  • Taking or being in possession of school or other’s property without owner’s permission
  • Found under the Criminal Code
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