Lynn Valley School's Code of Conduct has been developed by staff, students and parents to guide and support the behavior of students. It is reviewed every two years.
The Lynn Valley School Community wants all students to learn in a safe and secure environment free from physical or emotional abuse. In accordance with North Vancouver School District's Policy 302, Lynn Valley Code of Conduct is developed in alignment with the prohibitive grounds of discrimination in accordance with the BC Human Rights Code Sections 7 & 8, as these relate to the school environment. Anti-bullying measures will ensure all students, regardless of their sex, race, religion, culture, sexual orientation and gender identity or expression, enjoy a safe, inclusive and welcoming learning environment.
Lynn Valley's Code of Conduct is based on the core values of Kindness, Respect, and Inclusion. The strength of this code lies in the commitment of all members of the home and school community. We share a collective responsibility to support a collaborative problem-solving approach to developing positive student behavior. It is the intent of this code to consistently encourage, teach and reinforce positive social emotional skills.
School Plan: Foundational Beliefs
It is important all students at Lynn Valley feel safe and that they belong at school. Lynn Valley staff collaborate within and across grades and age levels to develop the mindsets, intrapersonal and interpersonal skills required to foster thoughtful, responsible and resilient citizens who actively care about each other and our school community.
The Lynn Valley School Plan outlines our commitment and focus on improving students' sense of belonging, academic success and positive behaviour. Students need ongoing direct instruction and practice with Communication skills, as well as Critical and Creative Thinking skills to support and encourage their Personal and Social Development (BC Ministry of Ed Core Competencies). Universal Design for Learning (UDL), inspired by McTighe & Wiggins, and S. Moore, underpin and guide teaching practice and instructional design. Using the CASEL Framework, we are committed to intentionally teaching key social and emotional skills, including:
Self Awareness - emotions, thoughts and values;
Self- Management -regulating emotions, thoughts and behaviours in different situations, and setting goals;
Social Awareness - perspective, empathy and inclusion;
Relationship Skills - healthy relationships, the communication skills that support them, as well as knowing when to seek help; and finally,
Responsible Decision Making - constructive choices that consider ethical standards, safety concerns and social norms and their consequences.