École 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.