Code of Conduct

Edmonds Community School Code of Conduct has been established to maintain safe, caring and healthy environments. The goals of the Code of Conduct are to clarify and notify all members of the school community of expectations for behaviour, encourage the development of a sense of responsibility and social conscience and engage in purposeful learning in a manner that brings credit to the school.

This Code of Conduct applies to all members of the school community who are in attendance at school, travelling to and from school and while attending any school function at any location.

Please take the time to read the following Code of Conduct, which is applicable to all Elementary and Secondary schools in the Burnaby School District: 


Furthermore, at Edmonds Community School, our school climate is built on:

  • Respect for self, others and the environment.
  • Respect for personal and community property.
  • The right to feel safe.
  • The right to learn.

As a member of the Edmonds Community School:

  • It is my right to learn.It is my responsibility to listen to instructions, work quietly, and raise my hand if I have a question, concern, or need to leave.
  • It is my right to be heard.It is my responsibility not to talk or make loud noises when others are speaking.
  • It is my right to be respected.It is my responsibility not to hurt the feelings of others.
  • It is my right to be safe.It is my responsibility not to threaten or physically harm others.
  • It is my right to have my own personal space.It is my responsibility to respect the personal property and privacy of others.

At Edmonds Community School, certain behaviours will be considered unacceptable. These include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Being disrespectful towards others or using threatening language or behaviours
  • Demonstrating disrespectful behaviour towards property or the environment
  • Engaging in unsafe or disrespectful behaviour that interferes with the learning of others
  • Bringing weapons, including toy replicas to school

Each of us has the responsibility to live by this code. Therefore, if the conduct of any individual adversely affects school climate, it will warrant appropriate intervention. Whenever possible, incidents will be resolved by discussion, mediation and restitution. Every effort to support students and to determine the root causes of behaviour will be made. If the safety or educational programs of others is compromised, or if there is an ongoing failure to meet the expectations of the Code of Conduct, this will result in the implementation of a range of consequences. These may include, but are not limited to, the following: suspension, change of program, change of school, referral to a district intervention committee, expulsion and involvement of police when behaviour includes a criminal violation.

Schools will respect the individual differences of students and respond to each infraction according to the student’s age, maturity, capacity and past conduct. School officials have a responsibility to inform other parties of serious breaches of the Code of Conduct.

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

Violations of this code can usually be resolved by discussion. However, if the safety or educational program of others is put at risk, there may be more serious consequences.
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.

Parents/Guardians: Please read the above Code of Conduct for Edmonds Community School and for all Burnaby Schools, and sign on the last page of the school handbook that you understand that your child/children must respect these codes.