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Code of Conduct

Renfrew Code of Conduct

 Renfrew Cares for Self
 Renfrew Cares for Others
 Renfrew Cares for the Surroundings

Consequences for Making Unwise Decisions
The principal, vice-principal, teachers, and support
staff of Renfrew have agreed upon the following
process to address a student whose behaviour is not
yet meeting expectations:
1) For behaviours that are minor a staff person will:
 Speak directly to the student
 Ask him/her to identify the inappropriate
behaviour/unwise decision or choice
 Think about what would have been a better
decision and behaviour
A restorative consequence may be applied to
encourage positive behaviour and mend
relationships.
2) For behaviours that are more serious or are a
repeat of minor violations, a longer time out,
community service, or a written apology may be
needed.
3) For very serious behaviours, logical consequences
will be used that might include a meeting with the
principal, parents, or an in school suspension (child
does their work in the office for a specified length of
time).
4) When a student has been wilfully disobedient or
disrespectful to any staff member, has caused others
to feel unsafe (bullying, fighting, racism), or
vandalizes the school, student or staff property, the
principal has the authority, according to the School
Act, to suspend the student.

In the event of a formal suspension the parent or
guardian will be notified and the student will be sent
home. Prior to returning to school, the child and
parent will be required to participate in a meeting
with an administrator and the child’s teacher.
As circumstances warrant, any or all of the following
may be notified:
 Principal
 Counsellor
 Parents/Guardians
 Other schools
 911
 Staff
 District Staff
 Community
 Police Liaison
 Ministerial Agencies

Additional Information
There is a rising expectation that as students
develop with age, they will show increasing
maturity, self-responsibility, decision-making
ability, and leadership.
Special considerations may apply to
students with special needs students having
a disability of an intellectual, physical,
sensory, emotional or behavioural nature.
Renfrew promotes the values expressed in
the BC Human Rights Code respecting the
rights of all individuals in accordance with
the law – prohibiting discrimination based
on race, colour, ancestry, place of origin,
religion, marital status, family status,
physical or mental disability, sex or sexual
orientation – in respect of discriminatory
publication and discrimination in
accommodation, service and facility in the
school environment.
Renfrew will treat seriously behaviour or
communication that discriminates based on
race, colour, ancestry, place of origin,
religion, marital status, family status,
physical or mental disability, sex or sexual
orientation (prohibited grounds set out in the
BC Human Rights Code).
Renfrew has a set of guidelines for conduct
and expectations that make up the three
Renfrew Cares Statements. These guidelines
reflect the school's philosophy of a safe and
caring place, where everyone tries their best,
treats others kindly, and respects the
environment.
These expectations apply to behaviour at
school, during school-organized or sponsored
activities, and behaviour beyond these times
(including on-line behaviour) that negatively
impacts the safe, caring or orderly
environment of the school, and/or student
learning.

Who You Can Call
 Your child’s teacher
 Principal
 Vice-Principal
 Area Counsellor
 First Nations Worker
604-713-4851