Student Code of Conduct
Within the Peachland community, students are expected to exhibit a commitment to learning and achieving success.
Guidelines for appropriate behaviour reflect the school’s philosophy of openness and mutual respect. Conduct guidelines focus on the expectation that students will take personal responsibility for their behaviour. This responsibility applies not only to academic studies, but also to the treatment of other people and the use and care of school facilities, equipment, textbooks and supplies.
Our behaviour guidelines are based on the “3 R’s:. Students are expected to monitor their behaviour using the following guidelines.
If a student fails to exhibit their best behaviour in these areas a sequential, consistent, and fair discipline process will be put into effect. Consequences applied for inappropriate conduct will be communicated to parents/guardians. In addition to our school based guidelines and expectations, students at Peachland are expected to be aware that more serious violations of the Code of Conduct will be dealt with in accordance with S.D. #23 discipline regulations (Policy Reg. 5600).
When students are reported for contravening the Code of Conduct, the situation will be dealt with in the following manner. Action plans for remediation and/or restitution (consequences) will be put into place at all levels.
Serious violations that contravene the school and district codes of conduct…. i.e. those that repeatedly occur, are dangerous to the safety of other students, teachers, and support staff, may cause health hazards, or may constitute criminal acts, could lead to the following consequences.
- Definite Suspension (1-10 days) In-school or at home
- Indefinite Suspension (in excess of 10 days) At home with no return to school until heard by the School District Discipline Committee
Please note: School District #23 Discipline Regulations requires that the Principal must use discretion in determining the seriousness of the situation and that issuing of appropriate consequences may include, or be precluded by, counselor intervention. A further requirement of policy is that the Principal shall ensure that students with unique needs are referred to school personnel for consideration where school or community based counseling services is required.