Code of Conduct

Rights and Responsibilities as a Student:

· I have a right to learn. It is my responsibility to listen to instructions, complete assignments and not to interrupt others’ learning.

· I have a right to hear and be heard. It is my responsibility to listen quietly when others are speaking.

· I have a right to be treated respectfully. It is my responsibility to treat others respectfully.

· I have a right to be safe. It is my responsibility not to physically or verbally harm or threaten anyone. It is my responsibility not to carry or use a weapon.

Students are expected to act in a safe, respectful and responsible manner and to treat all others with politeness and consideration.


In Reference to the BC Human Rights Code:

Bastion School promotes the values expressed in the BC Human Rights Code respecting the rights of individuals in accordance with the law – prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, ancestry, place of origin, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex or sexual orientation.

The school will treat seriously any behavior or communication that does not comply with the Human Rights Code.


Bastion School–Wide Behaviour Expectations:


Respect for Self

Respect for Others

Respect for Environment

Respect for learning

All Settings -Do your personal best

-Dress, speak and act appropriately

-Hands and feet to yourself

-Be considerate

-Use good manners and appropriate



-Keep the school clean


-Be prepared with homework and supplies

-Respect others efforts and contributions

-Be a good listener

Hallways -Walk to the right

-Use inside behavior

-Use appropriate voice

-Hands and feet to yourself

-Stay in your own space

-Inside shoes

-Enjoy & appreciate others displays and space

-Quiet while classes in session
Outside -Respect equipment and space

-Play safe

-Follow expectations

-Hands and feet to yourself

-Use appropriate language

-Be a good sport

-Bring in equipment

-Place litter in garbage cans

-Treat property with respect

-Stay within school boundaries

-Be inclusive

-Follow the rules of the games

-Use sticks and snow for building

Eating Time -Keep the classroom clean

-Make healthy food choices

-Use proper manners

-Speak in an inside voice

-Eat only your own food

-Listen to the supervisors

-Be seated


-Use good manners
Library and Computer Lab -Work quietly

-Respect equipment

-Wait your turn

-Return things to their proper place

-Follow guidelines for use of equipment

-No food or drink

-Shut down computer when leaving

-Use appropriate research sites

-Respect equipment

Assembly Remain seated

-Focus on the speaker

-Hands and feet to yourself

-Quiet so others can hear

-No food or drink -Appropriate applause
Gym -Appropriate dress and footwear


-Good sportsmanship

-Follow the rules of the game

-Be inclusive

-Encourage others

-No food or drink

-Use equipment safely

-Put equipment away

-Listen to instructor

-Follow rules of the game

Bus Sit appropriately

-Line up safely

-Quiet voice

-Listen to the bus driver

-Hands and feet to yourself

-Keep the bus clean

-Wait in designated areas

-Inside behavior



Minor Poor Behaviour Choices:

-These behaviours are handled by the classroom teacher or the supervising staff member.

-The adult will provide a verbal reminder to the student.  The conversation between the student and adult will include a review of the expected behaviour and the reasons for that behaviour.

-If the adult feels it necessary, consequences may include:  completion of a discipline form, natural consequence applied by the adult, restitution by the student,  contact with the parent by the classroom teacher and/or referral to the Principal/Vice-Principal.

*Students are permitted to build with sticks in our forest area.  Using sticks for any other purpose will result in the student losing the privilege of playing in the forest for two weeks.  Other consequences may apply depending on the circumstances.

Major (bottom line) Poor Behaviour Choices

These behaviours include:  repeated minor behaviour violations, purposeful hitting, fighting, throwing objects with intent to hurt/damage, defiance of authority, noncompliance, disrespectful/abusive language, damaging/stealing.

(Use of drugs, alcohol and weapons as per District policy)

These behaviours are referred to the Principal or Vice-Principal.

-The Principal will provide a verbal reminder to the student.  The conversation between the student and adult will include a review of the expected behaviour and the reasons for that behaviour.

-Office referral form completed by the student and reviewed by the Principal.

-Parent will be contacted by telephone or in writing.

In addition to the above, consequences may include any of the following, depending on circumstances:


-Natural and logical consequences as determined by the Principal

-In-school suspension

-Out of school suspension

-Suspension pending District hearing

-Parent/student/principal meeting

Special consideration may apply to students with special needs, if they are unable to comply with this Code of Conduct due to having a disability of intellectual, physical, sensory, emotional or behavioural nature.

At Bastion School we expect students to follow the behavioural expectations outlined in the matrix.  Our goal is to have students meet these expectations for intrinsic reasons; as a result we will minimize extrinsic rewards for behavior.