Junior School

Southridge is proud to be an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School and a member of this international community. Southridge’s Junior School offers the IB programme, with a range of options for the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Middle Years Programme (MYP). The PYP offers IB for Kindergarten to Grade 4, and the MYP offers IB from Grades 5 to 7. Although the age level of students involved in IB programmes may vary, all students adhere to a uniform set of standards and practices.

At Southridge Junior School we are:

  • Inquiry Driven Learners
  • Global Citizens
  • A Community That Takes Action
  • Collaborative Thinkers
  • Strengthening Our Character

The following is a declaration of intent to help uphold our school values: truth, tolerance, compassion, and respect. These promises are voluntary commitments made by individuals to themselves and to others.

As a student

I promise to…

  • Attend school regularly and come prepared to learn
  • Work hard to do my best in class and in all that I do
  • Help to keep my school safe
  • Ask for help when I need it
  • Respect myself, others, and my environment
  • Help create a positive school climate

I need…

  • Teachers and adults who care about me
  • People who believe I can learn
  • Schools that are safe
  • Respect for my culture and for me as an individual
  • A family and community that supports me
  • Time with caring adults

As a parent/caring adult…

I promise to…

  • Have high expectations for my child as an individual
  • Help my child attend school regularly and be on time
  • Find an effective place for school work and make sure work is completed
  • Help my child learn to resolve conflicts in positive ways
  • Communicate and work with teachers and school staff to support and challenge my child
  • Respect school faculty
  • Respect the cultural differences of others

I need…

  • Teachers and support staff who respect my role as a parent/caring adult
  • Clear and frequent communication with school
  • Respect for my culture, and me and my children as individuals
  • A community that supports families

As a teacher…

I promise to…

  • Show that I care about all students
  • Have high expectations for myself, my students and my co-workers
  • Communicate and work with families to support students’ learning
  • Provide a safe, stimulating and challenging learning environment
  • Respect the cultural differences of students and their families
  • Collaborate with and respect my colleagues

I need…

  • Students who are ready and willing to learn
  • Respect and support from students, families, other staff, and administration
  • Assistance from staff and administration in removing barriers which prevent me from doing my best for students
  • Respect and support from the community