The staff, students, parents and community members cooperate to create and experience success in an inclusive and welcoming environment. Together, we promote a community of independent, life-long learners, in preparation for responsible membership in society.
The Board of Education (the “Board”) is committed to establishing and maintaining a safe, inclusive, equitable, and welcoming learning and working environment for all members of the school community, regardless of real or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or gender expression, which includes but is not limited to Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (2SLGBTQ+). The Board believes in equitable treatment for all individuals regardless of race, colour, ancestry, ethnic origin, religion, socio-economic status, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, or political beliefs. The letter and spirit of the Canadian Human Rights Act and the B.C. Human Rights Code shall be carefully observed, enforced, and supported, so that all members of the school community feel safe, valued and included. Language or behaviour that degrades, denigrates, labels, or stereotypes students based on their real, or perceived, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or gender expression will not be accepted.