About Us - Learner Success

Code of Conduct

The purpose of F.W. Howay’s Code of Conduct is to establish a learning environment and school culture that promotes safety, kindness, responsibility, and respect. The goal of our code is to create a school community where all individuals – students, parents, staff and visitors – demonstrate the values of:

  • Respect for self and others
  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • Acceptance
  • Tolerance

F.W. Howay promotes the values expressed in the BC Human Rights Code respecting the rights of all individuals in accordance with the laws – prohibiting discrimination based on race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religion, marital status, family status, age, physical or metal disability, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity and expression – in respect of discriminatory publication and discrimination in accommodation, service and facility in the school environment.

 

Acceptable Behaviours

Expectations of acceptable behaviours lead to a culture of safety, kindness, responsibility and respect. We make every effort to:

  • Take responsibility for actions and accept consequences
  • Play safely
  • Exercise self-control
  • Listen and speak respectively
  • Recognize, celebrate and defend the right to be different
  • Help those who need your help
  • Resolve conflict with respect
  • Use conflict as an opportunity to learn
  • Use words calmly to resolve problems
  • Respect the personal boundaries of others
  • Use social media responsibly and respectfully

 

Unacceptable Behaviours

Unacceptable behaviours that undermine a culture of safety, kindness, responsibility and respect (including online):

 

  • Hurting yourself or others physically and/or emotionally
  • Unsafe behaviours
  • Behaviours that violate the BC Human Rights Code
  • Damaging or stealing school property or the property of another
  • Choosing not to follow the expectations of conduct

 

F. W. Howay Elementary School will seriously treat behaviour or communication that discriminates based on race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religion, marital status, family status, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression (prohibited grounds set out in the BC Human Rights Code). Factors, such as the frequency and severity of misconduct, are taken into account when determining appropriate consequences for infractions. A focus on consequences that are restorative, rather than punitive, will be made wherever possible. The age and maturity of the individual involved, their ability to appreciate the impact of their actions, will also be considered. An individual’s medical, cognitive, and personal profile and circumstances are duly considered when appropriate consequences and interventions are applied.

 

Last Updated – September 2019