Norgate Xwemélch’stn Community Elementary
North Vancouver School District
Code of Conduct

Expectations regarding acceptable and appropriate conduct are made known to all students, parents, and school staff, as well as to temporary staff or visitors. The School Code of Conduct will apply to students and adults while at school (including before and after school), while going to and from school, and while attending school curricular or extra-curricular functions or activities at any location.

At Norgate Xwemélch'stn we work together to build an inclusive, caring and safe learning community. where we hold each other responsible in pursuit of what is best for individuals and the whole group.  Our school Code of Conduct serves to support all students' sense of belonging and well-being.  We aim to help students develop a strong sense of self and deep appreciation for family, community, the land, spirits and ancestors.  Earning Our Drum requires collective appreciation of and understanding that

Learning involves recognizing the consequences to one’s actions.” Earning Our Drum.png

                           – First Peoples Principles of Learning (FNESC)


This Code of Conduct was developed in accordance with the School Act (Sections 6, 10, 85, 91), the School Act Regulations and the School District #44 Policy #302. Students and adults who attend Norgate Elementary School, are expected to meet the standards set out in the BC Human Rights Code that include the prohibited grounds of discrimination. In accordance with section 7 and 8 of the Human Rights Code, discrimination based on race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex, gender, age and sexual orientation will not be tolerated. ​Anti-bullying measures will ensure all students, regardless of their sex, race, religion, culture, sexual orientation and gender identity or expression, enjoy a safe, inclusive and welcoming learning environment.​

Code of Conduct (updated February, 2024)