Code of conduct for our school community members
All members of the school community – staff members, students, parents and volunteers – are included in this Code of Conduct, whether they are on school property; on buses during an educational outing or at school-authorized events or activities.
All members of the community are to be treated with respect and dignity and are expected to use non-violent means to resolve conflicts.
The School Principal provides the leadership by:
- Demonstrating care and commitment to academic excellence and safe and orderly teaching and learning environment.
- Holding everyone accountable for his/her behaviour and actions.
- Communicating regularly and meaningfully with all members of the school community.
Staff Members maintain order in the school and are expected to hold everyone to the highest standard of behaviour. As role models, staff upholds these high standards when they:
- Help and encourage students to work to their academic potential while developing their self-worth.
- Communicate regularly and meaningfully with parents.
- Set a positive tone in the school by maintaining consistent standards of behaviour and language for all students in their classrooms and the whole school.
- Treat students and their concerns in a consistent, fair and courteous manner.
- Demonstrate respect for all students, other staff members and parents.
Students must demonstrate respect for themselves, their peers and those in authority. In turn, students are treated with respect and dignity. Responsibilities demonstrated by students are:
- To develop their self-regulation skills and demonstrate courtesy through their language and actions toward all members of the school community.
- To resolve interpersonal conflicts and difficulties through discussions with the other person or through seeking assistance from staff members.
- To come to school regularly, arrive on time and be prepared for the day, with all equipment they need and a positive attitude.
- Expected to attend all the scheduled lessons.
- Expected to complete homework assignments on time and to the best of their ability.
- If for any reason a student is unable to attend class, parents should notify the school. All students are expected to catch up with the work missed during the absence.
- School property and the property of other students or teachers should be treated with respect and care. Any object damaged by irresponsible use must be replaced by the person responsible for the damage.
- Refrain from bringing anything to school that may compromise the safety of others (e.g., alcohol, illegal drugs, weapons, chemicals, objects which may be used as weapons).
- Follow the established rules and take responsibility for his or her actions.
- Students are required to follow the School Dress Code. Accordingly, school uniform is compulsory and students should be in proper uniform at school and all school premises unless told otherwise. Should it not be possible for the student to wear the uniform, a note must be sent from home and given to the class teacher at the start of the day.
- If a student arrives late or wants to leave the school early, parents/guardians must inform the school, by sending an email to the Principal’s Assistant for the respective Key Stage or write a note in the Channel Book.
- Cell phone conversation or usage of electronic gadgets for games in the class is strictly forbidden.
- The use of mobile phones, laptops, personal music players etc. is allowed in case specific permission is given by the teacher. Inappropriate use can result in confiscation.
Parents play an important role in the education of their children and have a responsibility to support the efforts of school staff in maintaining a safe and respectful learning environment for all students. Parents fulfil this responsibility when they:
- Show an active interest in their child’s school work and progress.
- Provide a suitable environment for regular homework and ensure that their child completes school assignments and prepares for the next day’s work.
- Communicate regularly with the school.
- Attempt to attend school events and meetings and give constructive input and support to the school.
- Ensure their child to be clean, appropriately dressed and prepared for school.
- Ensure that their child attends school regularly and on time.
- Promptly report to the school their child’s absence or late arrival.
- Encourage and assist their child in following the rules of behaviour and language.
- Support and assist school members in dealing with disciplinary issues.