Our School

Code of Conduct
Every person in the school has the right to learn, work and play in safety.
A common code of behaviour is the foundation for developing positive behaviours in the learning environment. This code embodies:

Respect for Self
Respect for Property
Respect for Others
Respect for Authority

and is based on freedom from:

  • conduct which endangers others;
  • profane or inappropriate language;
  • disruption of the learning environment;
  • disrespectful behaviour towards person or property;
  • racial, ethnic, gender identity or sexual harassment.

Northridge students, staff and families are expected to behave in a manner that does not infringe upon the health, safety or comfort of others or the right of others to an environment conducive to learning.

Purpose and Goals
The goals of our behaviour code are to:

  • develop and maintain a safe and welcoming violence free school environment;
  • enable students to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to prevent violence and to deal with violent and potentially violent situations;
  • assist students in managing their own anger, frustrations and conflicts without resorting to aggression;
  • ensure that victims, potential victims, witnesses and perpetrators know that the school will act to stop or prevent violence or harassment
  • help students to understand what constitutes acceptable behaviour in the school and society at large, to behave appropriately and to be aware of the consequences of not doing so.

Student Cell Phone Use
All members of the school community must:
Respect the need of others to work in an environment that is conducive to learning and teaching, including by ensuring that cell phones and other personal mobile devices are used only during instructional time (as directed by an educator), for health and medical purposes and/or to support special education needs.
It is important to note that the above cell phone requirement pertains only to instructional time and does not apply to before and after school, breaks or extra curricular activities.