Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct

The Burnaby School District expects all members of the school community to treat others with respect and courtesy, and to conduct themselves in a manner worthy of the respect of others, in order to promote a safe and positive school climate. This includes respecting the property of others, not having any involvement with illegal substances, and resolving conflict in a non-violent and responsible manner.

Conduct by any member of the school community that adversely affects school climate shall be considered a serious breach of the District Code of Conduct, warranting appropriate forms of intervention.


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 gender, race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religion, marital status, physical or mental disability or sexual orientation. Whenever possible, incidents will be resolved by discussion, mediation and restitution. Every effort to support individuals and to determine the root causes of behaviour will be made. 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. 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.