OUR SCHOOL RULES

  1. Courtesy and respect is to be displayed at all times.
  2. Pupils stand when a staff member or an adult enters and leaves a classroom.
  3. *Pupils may not enter the corridors or classrooms before school, at break times or after 14:30, if unattended or without permission, unless they are using the ablution facilities or it is raining.
  4. *All pupils must leave the campus by 14:30 unless they are involved in extra-mural activities.
  5. Punctuality is strongly encouraged.  Being late for school is not allowed unless a letter is produced.
  6. Absenteeism from school or sport requires a note from the parent.  This must be recorded in the school diary on the absenteeism page for Gr. 3 – 7 and on a note or the absenteeism page for Gr. 1 and 2 pupils (who do not take their school diaries home on a Friday).
  7. Pupils are encouraged to go to the toilet at break time.  They may however leave the classroom at the teacher’s discretion.
  8. No pupil is allowed outside the school grounds (once they have arrived at school) without the principal’s permission.  Entry on foot into the school campus must be through pedestrian gate only, NOT staff car-drive gates for safety reasons.
  9. Climbing of trees, over fences or gates surrounding the school, is not permitted.
  10. No pupil is permitted in the swimming pool area unless they are under the supervision of a teacher.
  11. Gr. 7 Service Monitors are placed in a position of service or authority, i.e. Pupil monitors, environmental monitors, etc. and should be respected at all times.
  12. There is no running allowed and good discipline is essential in the corridors at all times.  Classes quietly proceed along the corridors in alphabetical order, single file and on the left-hand side.  Pupils stand aside to greet an adult when not in a class group.
  13. RAINY DAY – pupils remain in their classrooms and may not run about or play ball games.
  14. Books, completed homework assignments and stationery must be brought to school daily.
  15. Litter bins are to be used in the classroom and on the playground.
  16. Bicycles may not be ridden in the school grounds.  Tampering with bicycles is a serious offence and only owners are permitted at the cycle ranks when leaving or fetching bicycles.
  17. Grades must play in their demarcated areas.  Seniors may not venture into the Foundation Phase playground areas.
  18. I-Pods, MP3 players or similar electronic games, toys, card games are not permitted at school.
  19. Exchange, swopping or sale of any form of collectors’ cards is not permitted at school.
  20. Cellphones may not be used when in school uniform or brought on to the school campus at any given time and will be confiscated for a period of four school weeks.  The safety of pupils is our highest priority as it must be common knowledge to all concerned that our pupils do not carry cellphones.
  21. No chewing gum is allowed at school.
  22. We encourage honesty at all times.  Cheating during assessment or exams will be dealt with in a serious light.
  23. Nothing may be purchased from food vendors or the public without permission from the principal.
  24. School property is to be respected.
  25. Any fees, or money paid to the school, must go via the class teacher / coach and must be placed in a sealed, clearly marked envelope.
  26. Borrowing without permission will be regarded as theft and tampering with the belongings of others is punishable.  Pupils should at all times respect the possessions of others.
  27. Pupils must have their own stationery and there should be no borrowing.  No tippex, highlighters and koki pens may be used in the Intermediate and Senior Phase – unless this is used under the guidance or at the request of an educator.
  28. Attendance at sport is compulsory for those participating, unless a valid excuse is offered prior to the practice.
  29. It is expected that every pupil participates in at least one extra-mural activity per season.  School commitments and commitment to team fixtures and Saturday Derby Days, take precedence over out of school activities.
  30. It is essential that the school diary is at school daily and must accompany a pupil to any specialist teacher’s classroom and must be signed daily by the parent or guardian and homework should be completed responsibly.
  31. Assessment (tests, task activities, modules and projects) activities must be signed by a parent or guardian for the following day and returned to school.
  32. School correspondence (letters or information) must be taken home and acknowledged by a parent or guardian and the reply slip must be signed, dated and returned to the school within 2 days, please.
  33. Satchels or reinforced rucksacks should be used to carry books.  These should be preferably brown or green (plain in colour) and should not draw attention from the school colours and uniform.
  34. All articles of clothing are to be clearly marked with the pupil’s name.  Any lost property, found is to be handed in to the teacher and may be collected from the Uniform Monitors.
  35. The wearing of regulation school uniform must be adhered to.

Jerseys may not be worn out of school without a school blazer and jersey sleeves must be neatly worn.

  1. A full school tracksuit, Phys. Ed shorts and top may be worn on school outings and tours, unless otherwise specified.  The tracksuit pants may not be worn without the top.

Correct sportswear should be worn and footwear should be predominantly white when track shoes or tackies are to be worn.

Pupils should be correctly dressed after sport.

They are encouraged to make use of the regulation school kitbag.

  1. Hairstyles are to be acceptable to the school and should not draw attention.  Parents will be requested to fetch their children from school in order to have the hair suitably cut.

Hair dying or colouring is not permitted.  Immediate detention will follow until dye or colouring is removed.

  1. a.   No jewellery or makeup of any kind may be worn.
  1. SERIOUS MISDEMEANOURS:
  1. bad language and swearing
  2. bunking classes or school
  3. interfering with or taking other people’s possessions
  4. harassment of any nature
  5. cheekiness, back chatting and poor attitude
  6. disruptive and bad behavior
  7. smoking, drugs, alcohol
  8. continuous talking and disregard or classroom rules
  9. continuous talking and noisy behaviour at lines
  10. continuous talking and poor behaviour during assembly
  11. aggressive behaviour, rough play and dangerous games
  12. dangerous practices such as stone throwing, playing with sharp instruments
  13. using sharp instruments, pins, needles, etc., to scratch, pierce or harm others
  14. showing disrespect and poor manners
  15. fighting and / or bullying of any nature
  16. the spreading of malicious, hurtful rumours
  17. offensive behaviour
  18. poor sportsmanship
  19. vandalism of school (wars, doors, desks) and other property

(guilty pupils will be personally responsible for cleaning the surfaces)

  1. inappropriate behaviour at school function, Derby Days and on outings
  2. dangerous weapons and sharp instruments may not be brought to school
  3. improper conduct – pupils are encouraged to preserve the good name of our school in their conduct in public places, particularly when wearing their school colours
  4. behaviour that endangers safety of others
  5. violation of the rights of others

The Governing Body and School Management Team reserve the right to discipline a pupil depending on the severity of the misdemeanor even if the transgression is not listed under the school rules or serious misdemeanors.