Windsor Secondary
North Vancouver School District
Code of Conduct

 

THE WINDSOR CODE OF CONDUCT

“Windsor Excellence Statement”

At Windsor Secondary School, we believe that our school should be a safe place for

purposeful learning. The pursuit of appropriate conduct is a shared responsibility among

the students, their parents, and the school system. Every individual has the right to learn

and work in a safe environment free from discrimination. Representatives of the staff,

students, parents, and our family of schools, have developed a school Code of Conduct to

establish clear guidelines for safe and effective learning that allows each student to attain

his or her goals and aspirations in a positive environment.

Moreover, the Code balances the individual’s rights and responsibilities with those of the

collective Windsor community. Our Code is continuously monitored and reviewed

annually by staff, students and parents to allow for evolving issues. Anti-bullying

measures will ensure all students, regardless of their sex, race, religion, culture, ability,

sexual orientation and gender identity or expression, enjoy a safe, inclusive and

welcoming learning environment. The establishment of a school Code of Conduct is

required by the Provincial School Act and the North Vancouver Board of School

Trustees. The Principal of the school is responsible for administering and supervising the

school. They and their designate, including teachers and other appropriate personnel are

authorized, in accordance with School Board Policy 302, to exercise authority within the

school on all matters concerning the discipline of students. The execution of discipline

must be similar to that of a “kind, firm and judicious parent, but shall not include corporal

punishment.” (School Act, Section 76(3)).

Windsor students are expected to be good citizens and are required to know, understand,

and follow the Windsor Code of Conduct and other applicable laws within this

jurisdiction. This includes the North Vancouver District School Board policies, North

Vancouver District bylaws and rules, the BC Human Rights Code, and the Canadian

Criminal Code. Expectations regarding acceptable conduct are made known to all school

staff, students, parents, and the Windsor school community through the Windsor Agenda

Book, Windsor Web site, and other forms of communication. The expectations for

student conduct are also consistently taught, actively promoted and reinforced by staff.

The expectations for student behaviour apply while at school, while traveling to and from

school, and while attending all school activities and functions. Students are always

expected to conduct themselves in a manner that will bring credit to the Windsor

community. Parents and students should be aware that there are rising expectations for

student behaviour as students become older, more mature and progress through the

grades. Students are expected to accept increasing responsibility for their actions and can

expect consequences reflective of their age.