Code of Conduct

Updated August 2023

Burnaby North is a community that values learning and teaching in a safe, caring and positive climate. The rights and freedoms of individuals are balanced with the collective well-being of all members of the school community. Members of the school community should behave in a way that is not distracting to the learning and well-being of others. All students are asked to follow the district code of conduct below.

SD41 Code of Conduct

Burnaby School District’s Code of Conduct has been established to maintain a safe, caring and healthy learning environment.

It is the shared responsibility of students, staff, parents / guardians and the broader community, to demonstrate positive conduct while attending any school or District related activity, at any location.

All members of the school community have an obligation to:

  • Support learning
  • Promote safety
  • Respect property, environment, personal space and privacy
  • Model courtesy, compassion and respect

All members of the school community must refrain from engaging in any in-person or digital communication or behaviour that is considered to be:

  • Interfering with the learning and working of others
  • Bullying, harassing, intimidating, retaliating, discriminating or violent
  • Unsafe or illegal including the possession, use or distribution of illegal or restricted substances, or the possession of weapons or replicas

All members of the school community are expected to comply with the purpose and spirit of the BC Human Rights Code, including not engaging in discriminatory conduct on the basis of race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or age.

Every effort will be made to support individuals and to determine the root causes of behaviour. If the safety or educational program of others is compromised, or if there is an ongoing failure to meet the expectations of the Code of Conduct, a range of consequences will follow. Whenever possible, incidents will be resolved by discussion, mediation and restitution.

All members of the Burnaby School District community have the right to be treated fairly and consistently, and should know and understand this Code of Conduct.

(Adopted Spring 2016)