School District 62 (Sooke)

3067 Jacklin Road  Victoria, British Columbia Canada V9B 3Y7
Phone: (250) 478-5501  Fax: (250) 478-2879  Attendance: (250) 391-4717  email: belmont@sd62.bc.ca 

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MISSION STATEMENT

Belmont strives to be a community where people feel inspired, acknowledged and supported.

Through rich and diverse programs, within an environment of mutual respect, and in cooperation with the community, we will foster the attitudes, skills and knowledge which encourage individuals to risk the untried, and to be independent, life-long learners and productive citizens.


CHARTER OF RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES (PDF file)

  • WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE RESPECTED. THEREFORE, IT IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO RESPECT THE RIGHTS AND FEELINGS OF OTHERS.
  • WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO A CLEAN, HEALTHY AND SAFE ENVIRONMENT. THEREFORE IT IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO RESPECT AND PROTECT OUR ENVIRONMENT.
  • WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL HEALTH. THEREFORE, IT IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE DECISIONS AND TAKE ACTIONS THAT ARE IN THE BEST INTEREST OF OUR OWN WELL BEING.
  • WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO LEARN. THEREFORE, WE ARE ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE USE WE MAKE OF OUR OPPORTUNITIES AND RESOURCES, AND IT IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO ACTIVELY CONTRIBUTE TO BUILDING THE BEST LEARNING ENVIRONMENT FOR OURSELVES AND OTHERS.

WE WILL DEMONSTRATE OUR RIGHTS BY:

  1. TREATING EACH OTHER WITH RESPECT AND DIGNITY.
  2. BEHAVING IN A MANNER WHICH DOES NOT DISTRACT, DISRUPT, OFFEND OR ENDANGER OTHERS.
  3. RESPECTING AND OBEYING THE REGULATIONS THAT GOVERN THE SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY.
  4. PROMOTING A HEALTHY WORKING AND LEARNING ENVIRONMENT.
  5. DEMONSTRATING PATIENCE AND UNDERSTANDING TOWARDS ALL MEMBERS OF THE SCHOOL COMMUNITY.
  6. ACTING IN WAYS THAT RESPECT THE PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL WELL BEING OF OURSELVES AND OTHERS.
  7. HONOURING COMMITMENTS AND MAKING GOOD USE OF TIME.
  8. RESPECTING PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT WHICH BELONG TO THE SCHOOL AND OTHERS.

HUMAN RIGHTS CODE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

Human Rights Code

[RSBC 1996] CHAPTER 210

 Discriminatory publication

7  (1) A person must not publish, issue or display, or cause to be published, issued or displayed, any statement, publication, notice, sign, symbol, emblem or other representation that

(a) indicates discrimination or an intention to discriminate against a person or a group or class of persons, or

(b) is likely to expose a person or a group or class of persons to hatred or contempt because of the race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation or age of that person or that group or class of persons.

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to a private communication, a communication intended to be private or a communication related to an activity otherwise permitted by this Code.

 

Discrimination in accommodation, service and facility

8  (1) A person must not, without a bona fide and reasonable justification,

(a) deny to a person or class of persons any accommodation, service or facility customarily available to the public, or

(b) discriminate against a person or class of persons regarding any accommodation, service or facility customarily available to the public because of the race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation or age of that person or class of persons.

(2) A person does not contravene this section by discriminating

(a) on the basis of sex, if the discrimination relates to the maintenance of public decency or to the determination of premiums or benefits under contracts of life or health insurance, or

(b) on the basis of physical or mental disability or age, if the discrimination relates to the determination of premiums or benefits under contracts of life or health insurance.


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Updated Nov. 2010