Killarney Secondary School is a diverse community comprised of students, parents and staff. We strive to maintain a safe, caring, orderly and healthy environment. The Killarney 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 Killarney 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.
When inappropriate behaviours occur, 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.
The 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) and/or all parents, school district officials, police and/or other agencies, as required by law. Our Go GREEN principles guiding behaviour at Killarney include:
Goals: We do our best to succeed and achieve our goals.
Respect: We respect and care for each other, our school, our community and ourselves.
Equality: We value the diversity among Killarney community members.
Environment: We are accountable for our actions and take pride in creating a positive environment.
Nurturing: We ensure the well-being and safety of the Killarney Community.
The matrix at Go Green - Code of Conduct Chart.pdf was created as part of the School Growth Plan to ensure the best learning and working environment for all students and staff.