The school rules will be agreed with the school during an assembly in March school year. Pupils will have the opportunity to suggest new rules and discuss the meaning and importance of them.
- ALWAYS BE KIND.
- ALWAYS TRY YOUR BEST.
- ALWAYS LISTEN TO ADULTS AND EACH OTHER IN SCHOOL.
- PLAY TOGETHER – LET EVERYBODY JOIN IN.
- SHARE WITH EACH OTHER.
- ALWAYS WALK QUIETLY IN SCHOOL.
- STAY INSIDE THE SCHOOL GROUNDS.
- STAND QUIETLY IN THE LINE.
- TAKE CARE OF SCHOOL PROPERTY.
- ALWAYS SHOW GOOD MANNERS E.G. KNOCK DOORS BEFORE YOU ENTER AND WAIT YOUR TURN
School Discipline Basics:
The code might include rules like no obscene language, no disrupting classes and no smoking. It may have a dress code, academic rules and attendance requirements. The code should also spell out the consequences for breaking rules. You can find the code of conduct for your child’s school on its website. The school may also send a copy home at the start of the school year, or you can ask the principal for it.
If a student breaks a rule, the school has the authority to discipline her. School discipline actions can range from minor to very serious and from the traditional to the more progressive.
Here are some examples of school discipline:
>> Parent contact: Calling a child’s parents or sending a note home.
>> Conference: Having the child meet with a principal or teacher, sometimes joined by his parents .
>> Schoolwork: Requiring the child to do schoolwork, like writing the same sentence over and over on the chalkboard.
>> Counselling: Pairing the child with a professional to talk about her misbehaviour.
>> Detention: Placing a child in a supervised area during or after School .
>> Suspension: Sending a child home from school for one or more days .
>> Expulsion: Kicking a child out of school permanently .
>> Restraint: Preventing a child from moving, either physically or with a mechanical device.
>> Seclusion: Placing a child alone in a locked room or separate area of the school and not letting her leave.
>> Restorative justice: Having a child make amends through an apology, peer mediation or other action .