Guiding Principles

Our school uses restorative approaches in working with our school community members—from students and staff to parents/guardians, we believe in building strong, positive relationships with one another in order to work towards increasing student achievement. NRHS students and staff are committed to providing students with a safe, respectful learning environment: We believe everyone has the right to learn and the responsibility to respect the rights of others.

Our school’s policies and procedures have been developed according to our four guiding principles: Safety, Opportunity, Achievement, and Respect.

 

Safety

Our school’s Code of Conduct supports a safe, secure learning environment.

 

Opportunity

Northumberland offers numerous academic and extra-curricular opportunities.

 

Achievement

Our students are encouraged to set and attain academic and personal goals that are both personally challenging and individually achievable.

 

Respect

Our school is founded on four respects: Respect for Self, Respect for Others, Respect for Learning, and Respect for the Environment. We work to achieve an atmosphere of acceptance and strive to eliminate discrimination of any sort.

 

The SOAR Matrix


The Chignecto-Central Regional School Board believes that appropriate behavior enhances student success in school and contributes to a positive, safe and secure school environment.

 

     Safety

Opportunity

Achievement

    Respect

Classroom and all areas of the school

Follow all posted expectations

 

Keep our school drug- free and alcohol-free

 

Use equipment appropriately

 

 

Be on time for all classes

 

Be prepared to work in all classes

 

Be respectful of the learning needs of others

 

Attend extra-help classes as required

Complete work on time

 

Submit work on time

 

Remember that students are responsible for collecting and making up their own missed work!

Be courteous to all members of the school community

 

Speak respectfully at all times and refrain from using profanity

 

Support others with positive comments

Halls and Stairs

Walk

 

Be respectful of others and of school property

 

Report vandalism

 

 

Be respectful of others

 

Travel quietly between classes

Hall passes are required for travel during class time

 

Respect the work of other students that is on display

Keep halls and stairs litter-free

 

RECYCLE!

 

Gym

Participate safely!

 

Use equipment appropriately

Wear appropriate clothing and footwear

 

Participate to the best of your ability!

Be prepared to participate

 

Give your best effort

 

Practice fair play

 

Encourage others to do their best

 

Use appropriate language

Campus

Be respectful to yourself and others at all times

 

Park in designated areas

 

Obey speed limits and drive safely

Encourage community use of school facilities

Be courteous to everyone-especially visitors to our school

Recycle and dispose of litter appropriately

 

Respect our building and our grounds

Cafeteria

Be courteous to others – staff & students alike

 

 

RECYCLE – school programs benefit from the profits of recycling

Respect posted time frames

 

Leave No Trace!

Keep your eating area clean

 

Use appropriate language