Expectations of Student Conduct at Senpaq’cin

At Sənpaq’cin School we recognize that each child and situation is unique. We also value the voices of our students and parents and work cooperatively with them to adjust our Essential Agreements (Code of Conduct). As students of an IB school, it is our goal to strive to develop positive attributes within our students. These attributes align with the values that are portrayed by the Animal People in our oral histories. We believe that fostering these attributes (caring, principled, open-minded, knowledgeable, thinker, reflective, inquirer, balanced, communicator and risk-taker) will help students to become someone who can conduct themselves appropriately and successfully in any environment. The following is based on the balance of rights and responsibilities.

Code of Conduct:

Acceptable Behaviours:

  • Show respect for self, others, and property
  • Be honest
  • Accept responsibility for our cations and fix our mistakes
  • Be inclusive of others and look at situations from more than one perspective
  • Non-discrimination and mutual respect of individual differences (age, race, colour, ancestry, religion, place of origin, family status, disabilities, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity as defined by the BC Human Rights Code)

Unacceptable Conduct:

We protect our beliefs by having bottom lines and being solution based in our problem solving strategies. We believe that all problems have a solution and require family support to be successful.

Behaviour’s that:

  • interfere with the learning of others
  • create unsafe conditions for self or others

Acts of:

  • bullying, cyber bullying, harassment, or intimidation
  • physical violence
  • retribution against a person who has reported incidents

Illegal Acts, such as:

  • possession, use or distribution of illegal/restricted substances
  • possession of weapons
  • theft or damage to property

Consequences for students who violate the code of conduct:

Consequences are the responses to unacceptable conduct, and they will be:

  • consistent and fair
  • appropriate for the age of the individual and the situation
  • addressed using a restorative model of discipline

Rising Expectations

As students grow up they have…

  • Increasing responsibility for unacceptable conduct

Serious, unacceptable behaviour can result in advising…

  • Parents of students involved in a conflict situation
  • Chief and Council liaisons
  • Police or other agencies as required by law