Code of Conduct

Kyuquot Elementary Secondary School 2017


The Kyuquot Elementary Secondary School Code of Conduct was established to establish a safe, caring, and respectful learning environment. This code applies to all students, staff, visitors, and representatives of KESS.

Conduct Expectations

Acceptable Behaviour

Acceptable behaviour promotes a positive and safe school environment, where all people are treated with kindness and respect. Each person in the school contributes to this environment by agreeing to the following:

-            I will do my best to learn by attending class and participating in learning activities

-            I will respect others by treating everyone with kindness, honesty, and courtesy

-            I will move and play in a safe, non-threatening manner

-            I will make my school an attractive place to be by respecting the property and equipment

Unacceptable Behaviour

Conduct is unacceptable if it is disrespectful or hurtful to others, or interferes with learning. Examples of unacceptable behaviour include the following (this is not an exhaustive list):

  • behaviours that:

-interfere with the learning of others

-interfere with an orderly environment

-create unsafe conditions

  • acts of:

-bullying, cyber bullying, harassment, intimidation, threatening or physical violence

  • illegal acts, such as:

-possession, use or distribution of illegal or restricted substances

-possession or use of weapons

-theft of, or damage to property

  • discriminatory language or behavior:

- based on skin color, ancestry, ethnicity, family status, physical or mental disability,    gender, or sexual orientation

Rising Expectations

As students get older, they develop greater understanding of their rights and responsibilities as students and community members. Older students are held to a higher standard of behaviour than younger students. Older students:

-          act as role-models for younger students

-          take increased responsibility for their actions

-          accept greater consequences for unacceptable conduct


As per the BC Human Rights Code, no one shall publicize or state anything that humiliates or discriminates against individuals. As well, access to services and facilities within our school that are customarily available to the public will not be denied to anyone unless for legal reasons. The Vancouver Island West Board of Education supports our school code of conduct and will take all reasonable steps to prevent retaliation by a person against a student who has made a complaint of a breach of our code of conduct. Finally, it should be noted that special consideration may apply to identified students with special needs if these students are unable to comply with our code of conduct due to having a disability of an intellectual, physical, sensory, emotional, or behavioural nature.


Consequences for unacceptable behaviour are consistent and fair, and will take into account the severity and frequency of the behaviour, as well as the age and maturity of the student. Consequences are designed to be preventative and restorative, rather than punitive. Students are expected to reflect on unacceptable behaviour and be involved in developing logical consequences


The school has a responsibility to notify others in the event of serious breaches of the code of conduct. For every serious breach, the school will contact:

-          parents of the student offender

-          parents of the student victim

The school may also contact School District officials, police, or community agencies when necessary; furthermore, the Board will take all reasonable steps to prevent retaliation by any person against any student who has made a complaint of a breach of the Code of Conduct. 

Contact Us

Kyuquot Elementary Secondary School
(School District 84)
General Delivery
Kyuquot , British Columbia
Canada V0P 1J0

Phone: 250-332-5260
Fax: 250-332-5332