Learner's Code of Conduct

Preamble

Behaviour and conduct are very important factors contributing largely to the education of a learner. Their impact is far reaching as they may turn to be part of ones daily life. The main purpose of education is to mould an individual holistically taking into special cognizance these important aspects viz. behavior and conduct. Under no circumstance would the school carry its functions profoundly without dealing with behavior and conduct.

Vision

To regulate the behavior and conduct of all registered learners of the institution.

Rules and Regulations

  • All learners shall observe the prescribed school time and they shall always be punctual to classes and to assembly.
  • Attendance of school up to the last day of the term is compulsory unless otherwise state.
  • The writing of home activities, class activities, tasks etc: is not optional.
  • Tippex or any form of erasure is strictly prohibited.
  • All learners shall participate in school activities unless the doctor's certificate of unfitness shall have been provided by the parent.
  • All learners shall be in lines and orderly during assembly, functions as well as when dispersing to classes.
  • Noise during assembly, devotions and during teaching shall not be tolerated.
  • Seeing, carrying and taking in illegal drugs, alcohol or any stupefying substance to and in the school premises is prohibited.
  • No idling and loitering during teaching time.
  • No chewing of gum or anything, and eating at assembly and in classroom during teaching and learning periods.
  • No money laundering/collection/application of any donation or circulation of any information without the principal's authorization.
  • Sale of anything for personal gain in the school campus or during any extramural activity inside or outside the school campus is prohibited.
  • No littering in classrooms, in the school premises and by the school gate.
  • Bullying, fighting and swearing in the school premises, classrooms, centers, outside the school yard, inside any type of transport to and from school is prohibited.
  • Injuring other learners is prohibited.
  • School furniture shall not be removed from classrooms, centers and administration block without the teacher's instruction and or permission.
  • Stealing is prohibited.
  • Giving false statements is not acceptable.
  • Unless authorized by the principal for legitimate educational purposes, no person may bring dangerous object or illegal drug onto school premises or have such object or drug in his/her possession on school premises during any school activity.
  • The principal or his delegate may, at random search any group of learners, or the property of a group of learners, for any dangerous object or illegal drug, if a fair and reasonable suspicion has been established.
  • Caps and hats shall not be put on, on school premises unless permission has been granted by the principal.
  • Playing on No-go areas is prohibited.
  • No nail polish, long nails, long hair, dreadlocks and boys plaited hair. No hair ribbons.
  • Girls may keep their hair short or plait it without any fancy and long extensions.
  • No colouring of hair or wearing of exotic hair styles.
  • Tattoos are prohibited.
  • Graffiti is prohibited.
  • No learners may leave the school premises during learning and teaching without the principal's authorization.
  • No learner may leave the school premises during learning and teaching without the principal's authorization.
  • Classroom policy shall be adhered to by learners.
  • Damaging, destroying, breaking any school property or building is prohibited. Anyone contravening any of these stipulations would be dealt with in accordance with in accordance with SASA.

OFFENCES

Offences that may lead to suspension include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Conduct which endangers the safety and violates the rights of others.
  • Possession, threat or use of dangerous weapons.
  • Possession, use, transmission or visible evidence of unauthorized drugs, alcohol or intoxicants of any kind.
  • Fighting, assault and battery
  • Immoral behaviour of profanity
  • Harmful graffiti, hate speech, sexism and racism.
  • Theft or possession of stolen property including test or exam papers prior the writing of tests or exams
  • Unlawful action, objectionable behaviour and verbal abuse directed at teachers or other school employees and learners.
  • Repeated violation of school rules or the code of conduct
  • Criminal behaviour such as rape and gender based harassment, victimization, bullying and intimidation of others.
  • Knowing and willfully supplying false information or falsifying documentation to gain an unfair advantage at school.