Expectations of Students During Extra-Curricular Events

Stelly’s students are reminded that they are operating within the school rules at all times during extra-curricular participation. We have high expectations of our students, and anticipate that they will be good ambassadors for our school and our community. Attributes like sportsmanship, honesty, fairness and best effort are at the core of our beliefs.

The athletic arena is an extension of the classroom, and carries the same moral and legislative obligations for coaches, athletes and spectators.

Players are expected to:

  • treat opponents with respect
  • play hard, but within the rules
  • exercise self control at all times
  • respect the decision of the officials without gesture or argument
  • win with humility, lose with dignity
  • recognize and applaud honestly and wholeheartedly the efforts of teammates or opponents regardless of colour, creed or race.

Stelly’s Secondary Athlete Oath:

" I promise that I shall take part in extracurricular sports, respecting and abiding by the rules that govern them, in the true spirit of sportsmanship and fair play, for the glory of sport and the honour of our teams."

Players are expected to:

  • maintain an acceptable standard of academic achievement
  • fulfill all obligations of missed learning opportunities when away competing


Non-Medical Use of Drugs

  • “Non-medical use of drugs” shall refer to the use of any mood-changing substance, including (but not limited to) alcohol, tranquilizers, stimulants and chemical substances such as ether, benzene, etc.
  • A pupil under the influence of such on school premises or at a school function will be taken to the office or other private area and an attempt made to contact the parents. If the parents cannot be reached, the pupil will receive medical attention or will be kept under observation until the parents can be located.
  • A pupil found in possession of such substances on school premises or at a school function shall be suspended as specified in Section 126 of Public Schools Act of B.C. for a period of five (5) days.
  • A pupil who repeats either of these offenses, or who offers for sale drugs/alcohol on school premises or at a school function, shall appear before the Board of School Trustees as specified in Section 1126 of the Public Schools Act of B.C.

Discipline, Rules for School Team Trips

The following consequences apply to both overnight and day school trips, and govern the abuse of alcohol, drugs, vandalism and inappropriate sexual behaviour (defined as that which would be acceptable at school). Coaches are asked to read the following consequences to their teams:


  1. Five-day school suspension.
  2. Removal from ALL team play and school extra-curricular trips for one full year. For overnight curricular activities, attendance is dependent upon the Principal and teacher’s permission.
  3. Withdrawal of any athletic awards.
  4. If possible, a formal apology in person; if not possible, a written apology.

School groups are fortunate to have the number and quality of staff and community volunteers who enjoy working with young people. These adults receive no compensation, in time or money, for their efforts, and can volunteer in excess of 300 hours per year over and above their work commitments. As such they appreciate your support and encouragement! Furthermore, it makes a big difference when requested forms are returned promptly, and when calls for volunteer drivers are answered.

Coaches will consistently display high personal standards and project a favourable image of their sport and of coaching. Remember, the athletic area is a classroom, with moral and legislative obligation required of the coach at all times.

  • Treat their own players and opponents with respect and fairness.
  • Inspire a love of games and a desire to compete fairly. Actively encourage athletes to uphold the rules of their sport and the spirit of such rules.
  • Ensure the safety of the athletes with whom they work.
  • Discipline those on the team who display unsportsman-like behavior.
  • Respect the judgment and interpretation of the official.
  • Refrain from public criticism of athletes, fellow coaches, or officials.
  • In no way seek to recruit a student to attend any particular school.
  • Refrain from use of profane, insulting, harassing or otherwise offensive language in the conduct of his/her duties.
In the interests of maintaining fair and equal athletic opportunity, students who demonstrate special skills and talent in a particular sport may not be directly or indirectly subjected to pressures or influences to enroll in a public or private school outside of their designated school boundary.

A Discipline Committee exists to rule on violations of the Rules or Association Regulations including but not limited to conduct. Following due process, the Committee will determine a course of action that may include suspension of a student, coach, a team or a school from Athletic Leagues/Events.

Last modified: Monday, 27 June 2016, 3:38 PM