Policy in the school
The school rules have been established in partnership with the community over a long period of time. They reflect the school community’s expectations in terms of acceptable standards of behaviour, dress and personal presentation in the widest sense. Students are expected to follow the school rules at all times when on the school grounds, representing the school, attending a school activity or when clearly associated with the school i.e. when wearing school uniform.
Students have the responsibility:
- To attend school regularly
- To respect the right of others to learn
- To respect their peers and teachers regardless of ethnicity, religion or gender
- To respect the property and equipment of the school and others
- To carry out reasonable instructions to the best of their ability
- To conduct themselves in a courteous and appropriate manner in school and in public
- To keep the school environment and the local community free from litter
- To observe the uniform code of the school
- To read all school notices and bring them to their parents’/guardians’ attention
Students are representatives of our school from leaving home until they return and are thus expected to set themselves a high standard of behaviour both inside and outside the school.
THE SCHOOL UNIFORM and GROOMING
The uniform should be worn tidily and correctly both at school and between the home and school. The full school uniform must be worn at all times. Shirts are to be tucked in; socks are to be pulled up; heel straps in place. Where a situation arises concerning a student’s uniform, written requests for the temporary wearing of non-regulation items must be referred to the main office.
No visible jewellery is to be worn by both boys and girls. Jewellery of religious or cultural significance may be worn but must be covered at all times.
No piercings are allowed. In particular, clear plastic studs, or otherwise, used to maintain the piercing, are not allowed.
A student’s hair must be kept clean and tidy at all times. The length of the hair should not be shorter than a “number 2” razor cut. Hair should not be touching the shirt collar and should be off the face. The fringe must not hang in the eyes. The colour must be the student’s own natural colour; no dye nor highlights are allowed.Make-up must not be worn.
The following are not to be brought onto the school grounds:
- Cigarettes and etc.
- Knives or other metals
- Matches/lighters/explosive or dangerous material
- No offensive material
- Expensive bicycles or bicycle accessories or other costly equipment
- Mobile phones will be permitted in school.
- Students will be able to use them on the way to and from school.
- Students will not be permitted to use mobile phones in the school grounds, or during Form Period.
If a student uses a mobile phone inappropriately, or in contravention of the school’s policy, he will be sanctioned accordingly.
Devices (Laptops / Notebooks / Tablets)
- Devices will be permitted in school only by permission
If a student uses a device inappropriately, or in contravention of the school’s policy, he will be sanctioned accordingly.
The security and protection, within reason, of the device will be the responsibility of the student.
The following are strictly forbidden on school property when students are under school discipline or attending a school function:
- smoking and etcetera, or being in the company of those who are smoking.
- distributing of literature or any form of written matter (without the prior permission of the school authority).
BULLYING. Any form, verbal or physical, or any means of bullying or victimisation is strictly forbidden.
LITTER. It is the responsibility of every student in the school to ensure that the school is free from litter. Students are also encouraged to take the responsibility for litter in their immediate vicinity and place any litter in the many bins placed around the school.
EXEAT PASSES. Students are required to attend all the classes. No student may leave the school grounds during interval or lunch without prior permission. When leaving school during the day to attend dental/medical or similar appointments, the students must sign in and out at the main office or see a school authority.
LEAVE APPLICATIONS. Parents, please consider carefully the effect on learning and the consequences of asking for leave during school time. The process of applying for leave is for parents/guardians to write to the Headmaster well in advance, notifying dates and the reason for the absence. Each application is considered fully by the student’s teachers and the principal.
LATES. All students must be at school by 7:00 am. Latecomers must report to the Main Office before going to class. The student will only be admitted to class by the teacher upon presentation of a ”Late Pass” from the Main Office.
ABSENCES. If you know your child is going to be absent for any reason please call the school main office and leave a message with student’s name, form class, contact number and reason for the absence. After an absence from the school, the student must bring, on the day of return, a note signed by his parents/guardian, stating the reason for the absence and take it to the main office. In the event of the absence exceeding 2 days, the school should be informed whilst the student is absent from school.
All articles of clothing, shoes, books, bags and other personal property should be clearly marked with the owner’s name. No responsibility can be accepted for the unmarked property. Student losing or finding lost property should in the first instance report to the main office.
BICYCLES are to be kept inside the school gates. Basic Traffic Department road safety rules must be obeyed to and from school. Bicycles may not be ridden inside the school. It is compulsory for all boys riding bicycles to school to wear helmets.
DAMAGE of any kind must be reported immediately to the main office. In the case of wilful damage or negligence, the student will be expected to contribute part or all of the cost of repair.