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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


Code of Conduct Renfrew June 2017.pdf

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