Code of Behaviour

Students, parents and staff have collaborated to develop the Sir Wilfrid Laurier Code of Behaviour. At Sir Wilfrid Laurier the entire school community is committed to providing a safe and comfortable learning environment for all students and staff. We believe that for this to happen, it is the responsibility of each person to encourage the development of attitudes and values which will foster respect.


Students should remember that during classes, in assemblies, at lunch hour, on field trips and at sporting activities, they represent our school. Expectations are that they will conduct themselves in accordance with the policies and procedures of the school.

It is the right of all Lancers to be safe and to feel safe when at school, or while involved in school activities. To that end, there is no tolerance for:

  • Physical, verbal, written, sexual or psychological abuse

  • Bullying or discrimination on the basis of race, culture, religion, gender, language, disability, sexual orientation or other attribute

  • Deliberate degradation of any individual or Board property

  • Consequences for these types of behavior will vary, but may include suspension and/or expulsion.

Actions that will result in suspension and/or expulsion include:

  • Threats of bodily harm

  • Physical assault causing bodily harm

  • Possession, use of or trafficking of weapons (including pocket knives and laser pointers)

  • Possession, use of or trafficking of alcohol and/or illegal drugs, including supplying alcohol to a minor

  • Being under the influence of alcohol and/or illegal drugs

  • Extensive vandalism

  • Swearing at staff

  • Sexual assault

  • Robbery

Actions that may result in suspension and/or expulsion include:

  • Persistent truancy

  • Persistent opposition to authority

  • Habitual neglect of duty

  • Destruction of property

  • Use of profane language

  • Conduct injurious to the moral tone of the school

  • Inappropriate use of technology

  • Smoking on school property

  • Harassment and/or hate-motivated behaviour

  • Refractory behavior

Dress Code

The expectations of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier student dress policy form one component of a safe and respectful learning environment. Students are expected to be neat, clean, and appropriately dressed. Some examples of inappropriate wear include but are not limited to: (continued on next page)

  • The Board recognizes that all students have the right to express themselves fully in school through choosing clothing, hair styles, jewelry and accessories that appropriately represent and affirm their varied identities

  • Clothing may not depict, advertise or advocate the use of alcohol, tobacco, cannabis or other controlled substances.

  • Clothing may not depict pornography, nudity or sexual acts, or feature profanity.

  • Clothing or personal possessions may not use or depict bias, prejudice or hate speech targeting individuals or groups based on prohibited grounds of discrimination. 

  • Inappropriate dress includes any clothing or personal possession that has representations and/or language that depict violence, profanity, discriminatory, hateful, or sexually explicit images or sentiments is prohibited. 

Consequences for Inappropriate Dress

Students will be asked to change the inappropriate garment. If the student does not have a suitable change of clothing at school, the student will be asked to go home and change before returning.

Will Power is:


Students are encouraged to gain self-awareness and self-confidence as they practice self-discipline and self-control.

  • Respect yourself -- it is the basis for respecting others.

  • Promote a positive self-image.

  • Be neat, clean, and respectably dressed.

  • Feel pride in your accomplishments.

  • Demonstrate a sense of responsibility.


All members of the school community have the right to dignity, consideration, and respect.

  • Give others the same respect and consideration that you deserve and expect.

  • Recognize the uniqueness of the individual.

  • Communicate courteously and positively.

  • Respect the personal space of others.

  • Accept the authority of, and co-operate with, any member of the teaching staff, support staff, and community volunteers. All students are required to identify themselves to staff members when asked.


Display pride in our school by treating all property with care.

  • Practice and promote cleanliness.

  • Use garbage receptacles -- especially at lunch time.

  • Reduce, reuse, recycle.

  • Respect and appreciate all items displayed to inform and to beautify our school community.

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