Peace Code

Our school does not tolerate bullying and expects all members of the School Community to treat each other with respect and dignity. At Northfield we follow the principles of the Peace Code. The Peace Code provides a framework for learning, safety and values of Northfield Primary School. The key elements of the Peace Code are:


Speak kindly

Be a Peace Maker

Turn things around

Do the right thing


Be brave

Care for myself and others

Find help

Speak kindly
Showing good manners, giving compliments and praising others, using a peaceful or calm voice, using peaceful language

Be a Peace Maker
Using peaceful language, listening to others, accepting responsibility for my behaviour

Turn things around
Choosing to follow the Peace Code, planning to make things better and doing it, forgiving and forgetting

Do the right thing
Following the Peace Code, being prepared, getting myself ready, tidying up my mess, Having peaceful hands and peaceful feet

Be brave
Being honest with myself and others, speaking up, being myself, standing up for myself, accepting the consequences for my behaviour, being proud of my successes (and building on them)

Care for myself and others
Helping and assisting others, being neat and tidy, being active, accepting differences, looking after belongings

Find help
Sharing my feelings with someone I trust, listening to advice, asking for help

There is an expectation that all staff model the Peace Code and use it as a framework when counselling students for behaving inappropriately. There are posters for teachers to use with students to help them remember the code. We hope all families will discuss our Peace Code at home.