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Terry Fox Secondary School
School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
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Code of Conduct



1.    Establish and maintain a safe, caring and orderly environment for a positive learning and teaching climate

2.   Establish an appropriate balance between individual and collective rights, freedoms, and responsibilities

3.   Clarify and outline school expectations and acceptable student conduct at school, during school events, as representatives of the school in the community, and for any conduct that occurs off school property, where there is a connection to the school

4.   Clarify and outline school expectations in relation to online postings, text messaging, and other electronic communications that negatively affect other members of the school community and student learning

5.    Ensure a positive human-rights environment that cherishes openness, diversity, fairness, and equity

6.    Encourage thoughtful and reflective citizenship

Terry Fox Secondary's Code of Conduct is compatible with the District Code of Conduct, The BC Human Rights Code as well as our Four Pillars of Leadership, Integrity, Kindness and perseverance. To that end:       

We expect that members of our community will:

  • Respect oneself and the school facility
  • Respect and follow the instructions of all staff
  • Respect all members of the school community regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation and expression, race, intellectual and physical ability, political belief and religion
  • Engage in responsible behavior in all learning and school activities (attending classes regularly, being prepared for class, completing all assignments in a timely manner, and using good manners and common sense)
  • Help to ensure the school environment is a safe and caring place for all to learn
  • Work with school staff to ensure a safe, orderly and respectful environment
  • Dress appropriately for the teaching and learning environment
  • Model respectful and responsible behavior at school, in the community and while acting as a representative for the school
  • Practicing acceptable use of technology, on and off campus
  • Be accountable for any conduct that occurs off school property where there is a connection to the school

We expect that members of our community will not:

  • Interfere with the learning and teaching environment of other school members.
  • Create an unsafe or dangerous environment.
  • Demonstrate academic dishonesty, including cheating and plagiarism
  • Demonstrate a lack of caring for oneself, others and the school community.
  • Bully harass, intimidate or exclude any other member of the school community in person, indirectly or through social media or other technologies
  • Use or possess weapons
  • Use or possess restricted items such as vapes and other E-Cigarette and tobacco products. (SD 43 is a smoke-free environment)
  • Use or possess illegal or restricted chemicals, drugs and alcohol, including cannabis
  • Engage in criminal acts such as vandalism and theft. This includes activities once considered Grad pranks but are in fact crimes

Rising Expectations and Consequences

As students mature and progress through grades 9-12 behavioral expectations will rise so that students:

  • Take increasing responsibility for their actions
  • Exhibit more socially responsible behaviors
  • Understand that consequences for irresponsible or unsafe behavior also escalate accordingly
  • Understand that levels of maturity, personal responsibility, self-discipline, modeling and leadership are expected to improve
  • Understand that consequences for unacceptable conduct in senior grades will likely result in more severe consequences and could include loss of Graduation and Commencement activities

 Consequences for failure to abide by the School or District Code of Conduct include, but are not limited to:

  • Parent contact
  • School or community counseling.
  • Conflict resolution and/or mediations
  • Informal suspension – at school or home
  • Community service
  • Partial day school programs
  • Behavior or Attendance contracts
  • School District involvement
  • Police involvement
  • Formal suspension: District Code of Conduct: Suspension Process – Level I, II, or III
  • Removal from the school​

Terry Fox Secondary School

1260 Riverwood Gate, Port Coquitlam British Columbia
Canada V3B 7Z5
604-941-5401 604-937-8059
7:30 am - 3:30 pm
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