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30 John St. N., Mississauga, ON L5H2E8
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Our Mission

Our mission describes our school's purpose. Our vision depicts our desired future. The principles needed to achieve our mission and vision are articulated in our values. Finally, the actions we need to demonstrate to make our mission, vision and values a reality are described in our collective commitments.

We have developed these statements in collaboration with our staff, students and families. They are part of our School Success Plan.


To empower and inspire a global learning community of citizens who are creative, confident, resilient and collaborative


At Riverside, we envision an inclusive community of learners striving towards integrity and excellence while promoting positive attitudes and relationships.


  • Virtues valued by all cultures from 'The Virtues Project' by Linda K. Popvov for example: assertiveness, caring, commitment, compassion, confidence,
  • cooperation, courage, courtesy, creativity, determination, , enthusiasm, flexibility, forgiveness,generosity,, helpfulness, justice, loyalty,
  • moderation, respect, self-discipline, service, tolerance, trustworthiness and understanding
  • We value we learners who use their W.I.T.S. The ability to walk away from inappropriate influences, ignore negativity, talk positively to solve
  • problems and seek help or get advice from trusted people when needed.

Collective Commitments

Staff Commitments

  • to positively implment the character education program focusing on the WITS program and Virtues
  • to work together towards achieving school success goals around literacy development through RAH, Vocabulary development, and 21st Century practices
  • to communicate on an ongoing basis school success initiatives through the school newsletter, website and school council mtgs.
  • to engage in collaborative staff professional development focused on research into modern learning pedagogy
  • use the WITS program in our literacy program through an integrated approach

Student Commitments

  • to be present and arrive on time
  • to use organizational tools on a daily basis as an organize learning and plans
  • to follow the school code of conduct and anti-bullying policy as outlined in student agendas to help create a safe and engaging learning environment
  • to ensure communication from the school is shared with family members at home
  • to learn and demonstrate the virtues and apply the WITS strategy as a problem-solving tool

Parent Commitments

  • to participate in school structures such as School Council, read newsletters, information sessions and celebrations
  • to support and build on student learning at home through sharing of modern learning practices with the community
  • to help ensure students get enough rest, have healthy meals, attend school on a regular basis arriving on time and prepared to learn
  • to support student learning through school council initiatives and discussions
  • to communicate with school staff on a regular basis