GLADSTONE CODE OF CONDUCT
A. Statement of Purpose
Gladstone Secondary School is a diverse community
comprised of students, parents and staff.
We strive to maintain a safe, caring, orderly and healthy
environment. The Gladstone community
encourages and supports behaviours expected of responsible citizens so that
everyone can achieve their goals and succeed.
We respect ourselves, each other, our school and our community. Our Code of Conduct provides guidelines so
that purposeful learning occurs and everyone’s needs are met.
All members of the
Gladstone community have the right, under the BC Human Rights Code, to an
environment that is free of discrimination, harassment, bullying,
cyberbullying, intimidation and violence, either physical or psychological. In order to maintain and enhance a positive
learning environment, it is our responsibility while at school or engaged in
any school related activities to ensure we conduct ourselves with courtesy,
consideration, constructive behaviours, and common sense.
v respect the property
and rights of others
v keep the school
building, cafeteria, grounds and adjacent areas clean and free of litter
v refrain from smoking
on school premises and grounds
v spend free time
effectively and constructively, making appropriate use of the cafeteria and
v arrive to class on
time and prepared
v communicate any
absences to the school in advance if possible
v use respectful
language in the school and the school community
v ensure all personal
& borrowed property are stored securely (including books)
v dress in such a way
as not to distract, disturb, or offend others
v refrain from wearing
any drug and alcohol paraphernalia
v refrain from using
illegal substances and gambling during school time and/or school functions
v refrain from making
racist, sexist or violent comments or wearing associated clothing
v report any threats
or acts of violence, bullying, harassment, intimidation and discrimination
toward students, staff or parents
v park vehicles
properly and drive carefully on and around school property
v communicate in a
respectful manner when using technology and social media and bring any concerns
to a trusted member of the school community
C. Unacceptable Student Conduct
interfere with the learning of others, interfere with an orderly environment,
or create unsafe conditions, there will be consequences. The severity and frequency of unacceptable
conduct as well as the age, maturity and special needs (if any) of individual
students are considered in determining disciplinary action. Disciplinary
action, wherever possible, is restorative rather than merely punitive. As students move through successive grades
and become older and more mature, they are expected to assume increased
personal responsibility and self-discipline.
principal or designate has a responsibility to inform other parties of serious
breaches of the code of conduct. These
parties may include: staff, parent(s) of
student offender(s), parent(s) of student victim(s), school district officials,
police and/or other agencies, as required by law and/or all parents. The school will ensure that reasonable steps
are taken to prevent retaliation against a student who has made a complaint of
a breach of the Code of Conduct.
principles of RESPECT at Gladstone include:
are accountable to ourselves for the actions we take and the decisions we make.
Empathy: We take the time to understand and
acknowledge others’ points of view.
Safety: We behave in a safe manner and take care of
Attitude: We seek the best in ourselves
and in other people.
Excellence: We strive to succeed in all aspects of our
Caring: We value ourselves and other people.
Teamwork: We act together to make our work successful