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Policies & Requirements

School Code of Conduct

All members of the school MUST:

  • respect the law

  • demonstrate honesty and integrity

  • respect differences in people, their ideas, and their opinions

  • treat others fairly, regardless of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability

  • show proper care and regard for school property and the property of others

  • take appropriate measures to help those in need

  • seek assistance from a member of the school staff, if necessary, to resolve conflict peacefully

  • keep order and quietness on the school premises


All members of the school community MUST NOT:

  • engage in bullying behaviours

  • swear at others

  • commit sexual assault

  • bring in weapons or illegal drugs

  • commit robbery

  • use any object to threaten or intimidate another person

  • cause injury to any person

  • be in possession, or under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs

  • engage in hate propaganda

  • cause damage to school property.




Student Rights and Responsibilities

Students have the right to:

  • Safe study environment

  • Fair treatment and respect

  • Timely dispute resolution

  • Voice their concerns

Students are responsible for:

  • Demonstrating acceptable behaviour

  • Following the established rules

  • Taking responsibility for their own actions

  • Attending classes regularly

  • Coming to school prepared, on time, and ready to learn

  • Refraining from bringing anything to school that may compromise the safety of others

  • Refraining from making excessive noise

  • Leaving the school premises in a tidy condition




Safe School

A positive school climate and a safe learning and teaching environment are essential if students are to succeed in school. To ensure the school has welcoming and respectful environment, any disruptive behaviour will not be tolerated.


The principal will consider immediate suspension if students have engaged in any of the activities listed below:

  • Uttering a threat to inflict serious bodily harm on another person

  • Possessing alcohol or illegal drugs

  • Being under the influence of alcohol

  • Swearing at a teacher or at another person

  • Committing an act of vandalism

  • Bullying





Under the Education Act, students are required to be at school every day and attend 110 hours of instruction for each course they are enrolled in. Regular and punctual attendance contributes to student success and achievement and it is critical for the student learning. To encourage regular attendance by students, Queen’s Collegiate will ensure that students and their parents are informed about the school’s policy on attendance and will deal with the issues in appropriate manners.




Dealing with Absence

  • Absences are recorded in the school attendance and class attendance records.

  • All absences of students under the age of 18 require authorization by a parent/guardian.

  • Students/parents are asked to notify the office of any absence they know of in advance.

  • If absence is due to an appointment or illness, or unavoidable causes, students must bring in a note to that effect.




Dealing with Lateness

  • Students who arrive after 9:05 am are considered late and must sign in at the Main Office

  • Those who arrive 25 minutes late will not be allowed in class without the permission of the Principal.




Missed Notes, Assignments and Tests

  • It is the responsibility of the students to find out what was missed to catch up.

  • Handouts and other pertinent information can be requested from the teachers or students

  • Doctor’s note or alternative evidence is required to reschedule a missed test.




Text Book Policy

  • Students are expected to purchase or rent all required textbooks.

  • Rental fee is $400 a year

  • Textbooks are ordered and purchased through the school.

  • Some used textbooks will be available for sale to students at the school price.

  • If a student wants to resell the textbook to school at the end of the semester, we will purchase the book at 50% of the cost under the following conditions:

  • The textbook must be on the approved Trillium List for the next semester/year curriculum.

  • The textbook must be in good condition (e.g. without visible notes, marks, rips, etc.).



Course Selection and Scheduling

  • Course availability will be based on the number of students who request a particular course. Therefore, it is important that students carefully research and consider their choices to make wise selections before the school starts (June – August).

  • The school will try to accommodate students’ requests, but cannot guarantee the first choice.  

  • All full-time students are expected to carry a full course load (4 courses per semester). 




Academic Dishonesty

  • Students are encouraged and expected to work hard to present their own ideas in their essays and projects.

  • Academic dishonesty in any form (cheating or plagiarism) is a serious offence.

  • Academic dishonesty will be penalized according to the school policies.


Refund Policy

  • To be considered for a refund, the student must submit a written refund request accompanied by the original acceptance letter and IRCC refusal letter, if applicable.

  • The refund payment will be processed within 30 days of providing a written refund request.

  • Any refund of fees will be paid in Canadian dollars.

  • Registration fees are non-refundable.

  • Retail price of the books and materials necessary for the program is not refundable.

  • Rental books and equipment must be returned within 10 days of the written notice of withdrawal.

  • Refund for rental fees are calculated prorated, if the student withdraws and returns rented items in the first half of the program.

  • Students who wish to postpone their start date must contact the school at least 7 days before the original start date, or late fee of CAD$200 will be charged for postponement.

  • No additional classes, refunds, or reduction in price will be provided for school closures on national holidays or due to weather conditions.

  • QSS will not retain any refund of fees payable to a student to recover the amount owed by the student for any service other than a program offered by the QSS.

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