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Code of Conduct

Conduct and Manners

To uphold the prestige image of the school:

  1. Always be respectful and helpful to visitors and staff of the school.
  2. Learners’ behaviour at all times must be an example to others.
  3. Learners must, in or out of school, behave in a manner which will retain the excellent
    reputation the school enjoys.
Appearance

To instil self-respect, self-discipline and pride in school uniform:

  1. Learners must be correctly and neatly dressed at all times.
  2. All clothing, including shoes, must be clearly marked.
  3. The official school and sports bag must be used.
  4. Learners are required to wear the official tracksuit top or jersey in cooler weather. Coloured anoraks or coloured tops are not permitted.
  5. Hair – Boys: Extreme hairstyles are NOT acceptable. Hair is to be kept short and neatly styled. Hair must not cover ears. Back of neck length must be 3cm above shirt collar. No dye or highlights will be allowed.
    Hair – Girls: Extreme hairstyles are NOT acceptable. Shoulder length hair must be tied back. Only white hair accessories may be worn. No dye or highlights will be allowed.
  6. No jewellery, other than watches and one pair of plain sleepers or studs in pierced ears may be worn, by girls only.
  7. No nail polish may be worn.
  8. Chewing gum is not permitted.
Late Comers

To encourage punctuality, reliability and a sense of responsibility:

All late comers will be sent to the office by the class educators.

Movement about the School

To ensure safety of learners and order and of discipline:

Learners may not run on the corridors, stairs or in the quadrangles. They must walk in single file, keeping to the left at all times.

Litter

To promote environmental awareness, pride in school and to alleviate the responsibility of others having to clean-up after them:

Learners must keep the school litter free. All litter must be dropped into the bins provided.

Areas out of Bounds

For the protection of property and self-discipline:

  1. Entrance, reception and the office block, unless on official business.
  2. School hall.
  3. The staff room.
  4. All areas where cars are parked, fences and banks.
  5. Classrooms during breaks, before and after school.
  6. Undercover storeroom area.
  7. Swan Pavilion area.
  8. Functions room enclosed area.
General
  1. Learners may not leave the school grounds without the permission of the Principal or the Deputy Principal.
  2. No fighting, bullying, intimidation, swearing or thieving will be tolerated.
  3. Skateboards and roller blades may not be brought to school.
  4. Bicycles may not be ridden in the school grounds. They must be pushed. No one is to tamper with bicycles or vehicles parked on the premises.
  5. Learners may only go to the sickroom with their teacher’s permission. This includes break times.
Contravention and Follow-up Action

Contravention

Fighting, bullying, intimidation, swearing, petty theft, insubordination

Action Taken

Referral to Management and/or Principal

 

Contravention

Theft – major

Action Taken

Suspension

 

Contravention

Infringement of dress code/hairstyle policy

Running in school area

Riding a bicycle in school grounds

Chewing gum

Wearing jewellery

Late arrival at school

Action Taken

Warning/Detention

 

Contravention

Disregard of warnings given for contraventions

Action Taken

Report book/Detention/Written work

 

Contravention

Excessive litter at break

Action Taken

Cleaning of grounds instead of break

 

Contravention

Cheating in tests/examinations

Action Taken

Warning/Letter to Parents

 

Contravention

Lying/blatant dishonesty

Action Taken

Warning/Suspension

 

Contravention

Bringing the school’s name into disrepute

Action Taken

Warning letter

 

Contravention

Damage to school property – minor

Damage to property of others – minor

Action Taken

Warning

 

Contravention

Sexual harassment

Pulling down of shorts

Flipping up of skirts

Action Taken

Warning letter

 

Contravention

Persistent disobedience and non-cooperation with an educator or the school authorities

Action Taken

Warning letter/suspension

 

Contravention

Unsporting behaviour

Action Taken

Warning/Withdrawal from sports team

 

Contravention

Actions obviously aimed at humiliating educator(s) and/or fellow learners

Action Taken

Warning

 

Contravention

Hurtful, nasty personalized graffiti

Action Taken

Warning letter

 

Contravention

Distribution of obscene/pornographic material

Action Taken

Warning letter

 

Contravention

Smoking at school

Action Taken

Warning letter

 

Contravention

Use of alcohol at school

Action Taken

Expulsion

 

Contravention

Use and/or peddling of drugs, pornographic materials and similar morally debilitating action

Action Taken

Suspension/Expulsion

 

Contravention

Threats to educator(s) and deliberate and serious undermining of the authority of the Principal and educator(s)

Threats of violence to fellow learners

Intimidation of others to enforce acquiescence

Action provoking racism

Action Taken

Suspension

 

Contravention

Serious assault:  educator, non-educator, learner

Action Taken

Expulsion

 

Contravention

Repeated defiance of the school authorities

Action Taken

Expulsion

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