Lockers at North

Updated August 2023

Locker Selection Instructions

While using a locker (regularly) is not required, they are useful for storing items you don’t want to carry everywhere (snow clothes, PE strip, project supplies, heavy textbooks you don’t need immediately, etc.).  People often underestimate the weight of all the binders/books needed for classes and it is useful to have a place to store them when you don’t need them.  Taking only the items you need for your morning or afternoon classes will lighten your backpack and keep classrooms less crowded.

All regular lockers come equipped with a lock (PE lockers use student-provided locks only which are available for purchase in room 114 for $9).  The provided lock and locker belong to the school and are assigned to students to use during the school year.  Students are responsible for keeping their lockers in good condition.  Damage or graffiti to the lockers may lead to the loss of the use of a locker.  Students should always keep their lockers secured and never share lock combinations with anyone other than their locker partner.

Parents and students are reminded that lockers are provided with no expectation of privacy regarding the contents.  In addition, neither the Burnaby School Board nor the School has insurance to cover lost or stolen items.

Students will not be able to select their locker for this school year, as we will not be using the Online Locker Assignment App due to the delay in moving to the new building.
• All students will be assigned a locker (with a lock) that they will need to share with another student. Unfortunately students will not be able to share with their desired locker partner.
• All students will be provided with their locker details during Block 1 on Wednesday, September 6th
• Students that do not have a period 1 class are to report to the main office, room 115 to pick up their locker details on Friday, September 8th.


• Students should have their own lock for PE lockers.
• Locks can be purchased from the office, room 114 for $9.00 each (including tax).


If you have never learned (or just have forgotten) how to use a combination lock, please read the following carefully.

Suppose you were given the locker combination 15 – 40 – 10.  Here’s how you would open it.

Step 1: Start by rotating the dial clockwise (to the RIGHT).  Turn the dial at least two full turns past zero,

Step 2: Stop when you get to the first number. (in this case, 15)

Step 3: Now turn the dial counterclockwise (to the LEFT).

Step 4: Continue to turn counterclockwise one whole turn past the first number and stop at the second number.  (in this case, 40)

Step 5: Now turn the dial clockwise again (to the RIGHT) towards the third number.  Stop at the third number. (in this case, 10)

Step 6: Pull the lock down and make sure the dial is not turning.

NOTE:  There are a few locks which need to be turned in the opposite direction to the ones indicated above.  If these don’t work for you, try turning the dial in the opposite direction than expected.

Prefer to watch a video?  Try this one from MasterLock

To lock it again, insert the shackle into the lock and press it into the lock until it clicks.  Then spin the dial any direction.