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Statement of Purpose

Salmo Elementary School’s School Code of Conduct is built on the foundation of the B.C. Human Right’s Code; it prohibits violation with respect to discriminatory publication and discrimination in accommodation, service, and facility in the school environment.  It is the guideline of which all who enter our school must act.

Our focus is to:

  • Establish and maintain a safe, caring, and orderly environment for purposeful learning
  • Establish and maintain balance among individual and collective rights, freedoms, and responsibilities
  • Clarify and publish expectations for student behavior while at school, while going to and from school, and while attending any school function or activity at any location

Foundations and Approach

     There are three elements to our code of conduct. The first is the foundational values informing all we do. The second is our expected behaviour. The third, is how our staff support the development of all students towards expected behaviour. We employ a PBIS (positive behaviour intervention and support) model. PBIS is a school wide system of using proactive strategies to define, teach and support our expected behaviours.   

Foundations: The foundation of our code of conduct revolves around the Seven Sacred Teachings of the Anishinaabe Nation which are love, respect, courage, honesty, wisdom, humility, and truth. These universal values undergird all we do and how we expect all members of our school community to behave.

Behavioural Standards: Based on these foundational values, we have four main behavioural standards. These are: responsibility, inclusion, safety, and kindness. All students learn the related expected behaviours.

Our Approach: Finally, as a staff, we are committed to supporting all students in their learning of these behavioural standards.  Our approach to a supportive community includes a focus on relationships, presences, coordination, community connections, follow up, storytelling and reconciliation. 

Please see the attachment for the full document and more information. 

Salmo Elementary School Code of Conduct