Code of Behaviour

Code of Behaviour

Introduction:

The code of behaviour fosters a positive learning environment which allows each child to reach her full potential in a disruption free setting. It promotes constructive behaviour based on co-operation between pupils, staff (teaching and ancillary), parents, B.O.M. and Parents’ Association.

Aims:

  • To develop in pupils a sense of respect for themselves for other pupils, staff, the school, its equipment and environment.
  • To promote positive responsible behaviour and self discipline in pupils.
  • To create an atmosphere of tolerance and consideration for others.
  • To create an environment where children and staff feel safe and secure.
  • To allow the school to operate in an orderly and harmonious way.
  • To implement rules, rewards and sanctions in a fair, reasonable, positive and consistent manner.
  • To give every child a chance by at all times accentuating positive behaviour and sometimes ignoring negative behaviour.

General School Rules

 

  • All types of bullying behaviour or behaviour which interferes with the rights of others is unacceptable
  • Pupils are expected to complete assigned homework (see separate homework policy).
  • Pupils must attend school regularly (absences must be explained in writing).
  • Pupils must be on time for school.
  • Pupils must wear full school uniform. School tracksuits to be worn on P.E. days only (no tracksuit bottoms to be worn under uniform)
  • Pupils must have all books, copies, pen, pencils and other required materials.
  • Pupils must keep the school and its grounds clean, tidy and litter free.
  • Pupils must not leave the school grounds for any reason without permission.
  • Pupils will respect their own property, the property of other children and all school property.
  • Pupils are expected to be polite, courteous and respectful to others at all times.
  • Pupils must walk quietly around the school and leave and enter the school building in single file.
  • Pupils are forbidden to use unacceptable language.
  • Pupils are allowed to wear one small ring and one pair of small earrings – one in each ear lobe, in school. (Additional jewellery will be confiscated).
  • Make-upor nail polish is not to be worn during school times.
  • Pupils who own mobile phones must keep their phones switched off and in their school bags at all times.
  • For health/safety and maintenance reasons, chewing gum is not allowed in school.

Classroom Rules

  • Pupils must obey all teachers’ instructions.
  • Pupils must raise their hand for attention.
  • Pupils must await teacher permission before contributing orally in class.
  • Pupils must sit properly on their chairs and at their desks.
  • Pupils must respect the right of others to work without interruption.
  • Pupils must keep their books and belongings neat and tidy.
  • Pupils will eat and drink only at designated break times or with the permission of the teacher.
  • Pupils will complete work on time and to the best of their ability.

 

Rules for Playtime for All Classes

Pupils go to the yard to play during the short morning break. During the half-hour lunch break pupils spend the first fifteen minutes sitting in their classroom eating their lunch and then go out to play.

Inside:

  • You must sit at your own desk and eat your lunch.
  • Use your lunch-box lid or wrapper as a plate for your food.
  • All litter must be kept in your lunch-box and brought home.
  • Pupils will remain seated at their desks during lunchtime except to go to and from the bathroom – one at a time.

Outside:

  • You must play on the yard and not go onto the grass or steps.
  • No trains, ball games, ropes or rowdy dance routines are permitted during break time.
  • No sitting or standing on cement kerbs.
  • For health/exercise reasons you are encouraged to move around at all times during break times.
  • You may not re-enter the school building during break times unless instructed by teacher on yard duty.
  • After the bell rings, when the teacher blows the whistle stand in your line.
  • When your teacher brings you in, walk one behind the other in a line. Walk on the right in single file on corridors.
  • Pupils using steps must not run – it is not safe to run in a crowd.
  • In an emergency pupils are allowed to use designated toilets during break times.
  • Pupils must have permission of teacher on yard duty and must report back after using toilet.
  • Senior Classes must stay out of the rectangle on left side of shelter and the space between the flower beds and Boys’ School.
  • Pupils must not stand on seat in shelter or swing on the prefab railings.

 

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