Code of Conduct – an Important Part of Your Child’s Learning Process
Codes of conduct have been the foundation of religious traditions and civic cultures. They have tried to capture a vision of excellence – of what us as individuals and as a society should endeavour towards. As families and societies, our school too has a code of conduct that is the basis of how we operate, and we ask our students, teachers, and administrators to commit to this standard. We consider good behaviour and discipline the cornerstones of an enriching education. Effective learning and even teaching is not possible without an orderly atmosphere, which is why we insist on high standards of behaviour throughout our school.
A Positive and Cooperative Environment
The safety and security of your child is our highest priority, and our code of conduct establishes rules and policies so that the entire school can come together as a community to learn, teach and work in harmony and mutual respect. Families of our students are a critical extension of our school community, which is why we ask you to please familiarise yourself with our code of conduct and discuss expected behaviour with your children. Good behaviour and respect for the rules is always praised and even rewarded in our school.
Behavioural Responsibilities and Expectations
We understand that no one document can list the appropriate behaviour for every situation, which is why our code of conduct is intended as a guideline for students, teachers and administrative staff.
- Students must, at all times, carry themselves with respect and act sensibly. They must treat their peers, teachers, staff and visitors with courtesy and consideration
- Disciplined behaviour is also expected on school buses, on excursions, school meets, athletic events – and any other school outing. Any improper behaviour should be reported to teachers or chaperones.
- On par with our standards for student behaviour is our standard for their appearance. Students are expected to be well groomed and adhere to the dress code required by their schedule.
- We expect our entire school community to make every effort to attend all days of class. Students will have to submit a written notice from a parent or guardian to explain any unexcused absenteeism.
- Our school does not tolerate rude, offensive language, profanity and obscene gestures under any circumstance, even if students are angry. Verbal abuse generally leads to violence; therefore, it is treated as a serious offence.
- Smoking, drinking alcohol, bullying, sexual impropriety, stealing and vandalism are all considered major offences in our school. As a last resort, the Headmaster reserves the right to expel students if they demonstrate a constant disregard for our code of conduct.