CODE OF CONDUCT
LAMBRICK PARK CODE OF CONDUCT
The Lambrick Park Lions are expected to show PRIDE as they move through the community and school…Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Enthusiasm are the cornerstones of our school. The purpose of this document is to clarify these expectations.
In partnership with parents and the larger community, Lambrick Park High School is committed to providing students and staff with a safe learning environment free from all forms of discrimination. Prohibited grounds for discrimination as outlined in the BC Human Rights Code are:
- Place of origin
- Marital status
- Family status
- Physical or mental disability
- Sexual Orientation
- Gender Identity
All members of our school community are expected to behave in a responsible and respectful manner as described in this code of conduct while at school, including break times, lunch hour, study blocks, travel to and from school, and while attending school sponsored events such as field trips, sports events and dances. This behaviour is also expected in the surrounding community.
Students are expected to:
- Arrive to class on time prepared and equipped to learn
- Attend all classes unless excused by a parent/guardian
- Behave in a manner that respects the learning environment
- Treat others with respect and dignity regardless of differences such as race, gender, age, sexual orientation, social background or ability
- Bring a positive learning attitude into the school and to all classes
- Manage participation in school activities and sports in the spirit of fair play
- Manage the consequences of their decisions, both positive and negative
- Help keep the school community free from litter and vandalism
- Respect the property of the school and others
- Voice opinions and comments in a respectful manner
- Use technology appropriately as defined in the School District Regulation 5131.9 Expectations for Students using School or District Electronic Communications Systems and by the Lambrick Park digital citizenship policy.
The following are behaviours that are unacceptable:
- Possession/use/distribution of illegal drugs, including alcohol
- Physical violence
- Abusive and/or threatening behaviour towards others in any form: verbal, via technology, written or by gesture
- Bullying (including cyber-bullying) and harassment which includes any inappropriate conduct or comment by a person towards another person that the initiator knows or ought to have known that would be unwelcomed.
- Disruptive and/or defiant actions
- Possession of weapons is prohibited. Note: Students who wish to bring such items to school for projects or display must have prior approval and these items must be stored with the teacher in charge of that activity
- Acts of plagiarism and cheating
- Retribution towards individuals who inform school staff of breaches in the code
- Wearing of clothing that promotes drug/alcohol use, or discrimination against others.
The expectation is that as a student becomes older, more mature and moves through successive grades, they demonstrate increasing personal responsibility and self-discipline. The student’s age and maturity will be considered when determining a course of discipline. Special considerations may apply to students with special needs who are unable to comply with expectations due to having a disability of an intellectual, physical, sensory, emotional or behavioural nature.
In accordance with school and district policy, consequences may include, but are not limited to:
- Parent/Guardian Meetings
- Time out/exclusion
- Confiscation of property
- Conflict resolution
- Community service hours
- Loss of school privileges including the use of technology
- Locker/personal search
- Referral to counseling
- In-school suspension
- Police involvement
- Referral to Principals’ Review Committee, Diversion, or District Based Team
Lambrick Park Secondary School has the responsibility to inform the necessary parties of serious breaches in our code of conduct as established by law and/or school district policies and regulations including: parents and/or guardians, school district officials, police, and/or any other appropriate agencies. Whenever possible and appropriate, consequences for breaches of a code will be restorative in nature rather than punitive. All reasonable steps will be taken to prevent retaliation against a student who has made a complaint of a breach of a code of conduct. The process for making complaints is to follow School District 61 Policy 1155, the Complaint Process for a Resolution of Concerns, which can be accessed at: