Code of Conduct

NPSS Main Campus and ELC Campus Code Of Conduct

All students and staff at the NPSS Main Campus and the Energetic Learning Campus have the right to work within a school that is safe, caring and orderly.  Both campuses promote the values expressed in the BC Human Rights Code by respecting the rights of all individuals in accordance with the law. Both campuses will treat seriously any behaviour or communication that discriminates based on race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, gender preference, sexual orientation or age.

All students and staff at NPSS Main Campus and Energetic Learning Campus have the right to a learning environment that is free of:

  • harassment and discrimination (this includes verbal abuse, bullying, sexual harassment and/or racism);
  • bullying, cyber-bullying, harassment, threat and intimidation, violence in any form;
  • recrimination when reporting Code of Conduct violations and safety concerns
  • verbal, physical or sexual abuse/exploitation;
  • discrimination in any form, including racial and gender discrimination;
  • theft and vandalism;  and/or
  • violence and intimidation, drugs, alcohol, smoking, vaping, weapons or replica weapons 

The Purpose of the Code is:

    • to ensure that the NPSS Main Campus and the ELC Campus are safe, caring and orderly schools.
    • to ensure all students are academically and socially successful.
    • to clarify and publish expectations for student behaviour while at school, at school-related activities, or in other circumstances where engaging in an activity (including online) which will have an impact on the school environment.
    • to provide a process by which students take ownership of acceptable and unacceptable behaviours.

Rising Expectations:

We understand that academic behaviours must be taught, and the student’s understanding of respect, responsibility, and safety deepens with maturity and experience. Therefore, behaviour expectations will be on a continuum to reflect the individual student’s developmental stage. As students become older, more mature and move through successive grades, increasing personal responsibility and self-discipline is expected. Therefore, increasing consequences for inappropriate conduct/unacceptable behaviour exists.

Respect Yourself and Others
Respect the Environment
Respect Learning

Respect for Yourself and Others
  • To respect individual differences, including culture and gender.
  • To be kind to others and refrain from hurtful or intimidating language or behaviour.
  • To encourage others in respectful behaviour.
  • To report harmful and dangerous behaviours.
  • To dress in a manner that is respectful of the work and learning environment.
  • To dress in a manner that does not contain profanity or promote violence, weapons, drugs, alcohol or contain symbols that are sexually inappropriate or have a sexual connotation.
  • To immediately follow the directions of staff.
  • To solve problems and conflicts in peaceful ways
  • To not condone any form of violence, bullying, harassment, or intimidation by being a bystander.
  • To not take photos of students or staff without permission.
  • To not electronically post or send any harmful or damaging information about a student or staff member.
Respect for the Environment
  • To always take care of your own garbage.
  • To use garbage and recycling cans.
  • To not damage or take the property of others.
  • To use all equipment with care.
  • To report vandalism.
Respect for Learning
  • To attend all classes.
  • To be on time for every class.
  • To come prepared with all materials.
  • To complete all assigned work in a timely manner.
  • To be actively and positively engaged in all classes.
  • To seek help when needed.
  • To always practice academic honesty.
  • To follow the rules laid out by each teacher in each classroom.

*Reference: School District 60 Policy #2006 and #2007


Violations of the NPSS Main Campus and ELC Campus Code of Conduct will be addressed by pre-planned, fair, progressive discipline which is intended to be preventative and restorative and take into account student individuality, maturity and development. As well as the frequency of the violation. These may include some or all of the following:

  • Teacher/Student conferences 
  • Parent contact by teachers and/or Administrator
  • Classroom consequences
  • Referral to counsellor
  • Community service
  • Mediation
  • Restorative Justice
  • Referral to Vice-Principal
  • Detentions
  • Removal of school privileges
  • Suspension


The NPSS Main Campus and ELC Campus have the duty to report unacceptable behaviour to involved personnel where deemed appropriate. This includes:

  • Parents/guardians of student offender(s).
  • Parents/guardians of student victim(s).
  • Superintendent and/or Director of Instruction
  • Police and/or other agencies as required by law.
  • All parents (when deemed to be important) to reassure members of the school community that the school administration is aware of a serious situation or incident and is taking appropriate action to address it.

Note to Parents and Students:

Communication devices (Cell phones, iPod) and other electronic devices

The expectations of both the NPSS Main Campus and Energetic Learning Campus are for cellular phones, Airpods/earbuds, etc., to be out of sight and turned to silent mode during instructional time unless instructed by their teacher. Unauthorized use disrupts student learning, the learning of others, and the flow of a lesson. Students who bring electronic devices to school do so at their own risk. Please note that the school will NOT accept responsibility if they are lost or stolen.