GENERAL SCHOOL RULES AND CODE OF ETHICS

1.1  ACADEMIC:

  • Homework must be done regularly and neatly.
  • No interruption during class time is allowed.
  • Textbooks and other books are the property of the school and should be handled with care.
  • Learners must work hard to achieve his/her full potential.
  • Learners must treat teachers and co-learners with respect.
  • Learners must submit to the rules and regulations of the school.
  • Learners must walk quietly and in neat rows from one class to the next.
  • Learners must behave themselves during assembly and walk neatly and quietly in rows to and from the hall.

1.2  SPORT AND CULTURAL ACTIVITIES:

  • Learners must submit to the code of ethics of specific activities.
  • Learners must wear the correct uniforms for the respective activities.
  • Learners must respect teachers, trainers, coaches, co-learners and participants alike.
  • Learners must arrive on time for games and activities and must help clean up the sites and areas.
  • A learner who is chosen for a specific activity to represent his/her school will not be allowed to withdraw without a valid excuse.

1.3  USE OF LANGUAGE:

  • The moral and ethical values of a learner should be beyond reproach.
  • No rude or crude language is acceptable.
  • No remarks or opinions to attack a person in his identity is acceptable.

1.4  UNIFORM:

  • Learners must wear the appropriate school uniform.
  • Uniform must always be neat.
  • When pupils are allowed to wear “civvies” such dress will be in accordance with the general rules of the school.

1.5  PROPERTY:

  • The property of the school and other learners must be handled correctly and with respect.
  • Vandalism is unacceptable.

1.6  HUMAN RIGHTS:

  • The human rights of other learners and teachers must be taken into account.
  • False accusations, intimidation, bullying and victimization will be regarded as a very serious matter.
  • Writing of vulgar letters and showing of vulgar signs will not be tolerated.
  • Learners will treat each other with dignity and respect.

1.7  PHYSICAL ASSAULT:

  • Physical assault will be reported and handed over to the SAPS immediately.

1.8  PUNCTUALITY:

  • Learners must arrive at school on time.
  • Absenteeism will not be tolerated without a Doctor’s certificate or a valid written letter from the parent.
  • Learners are not allowed to leave the school grounds without the necessary permission or consent from the principal.

1.9  GENERAL APPEARANCE:

  • Learners must wear their hair according to the rules already laid down.
  • Only girls are allowed to wear a signet ring.
  • Boys are not allowed to wear signet rings, arm bands, necklaces or any other jewellery.
  • No make-up is allowed.
  • Learners must be neat and presentable at all times.

1.10  MEDICATION, DRUGS, ALCOHOL:

  • No drugs or alcohol are allowed on school property.
  • The principal/teachers must be informed of any medication that a learner has to use.

1.11  TOYS / CELLPHONES:

  • No toys are allowed at school.
  • No cellphones allowed.

1.12  SALES:

  • Learners are not allowed to sell anything at school, unless there is an organized market day at school.

1.13  SCHOOL GROUNDS:

  • Rubbish must be thrown into dustbins provided.
  • Learners must play in allocated areas during breaks.
  • Learners must submit to the rules of the playground.
  • No bicycles are allowed on the playground.
  • Pupils are not allowed to play in the car park and bicycle shed.
  • Pupils may not enter store rooms or the hall without permission.
  • Throwing of stones, branches, acorns, etc. is not allowed.

1.14  LEADERS:

  • Learners must submit to the authority of the leaders.
  • Learners must respect the leaders.
  • Leaders must submit to the rules and regulations of the school and must be an example to all learners.

1.15  OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL:

  • Learners must be an ambassador of their school and set an example.
  • Learners must undertake to live a life of good morals and values.

1.16  GENERAL:

  • From time to time general rules will be made with learners.
  • Learners must submit to these rules.
  • Learners must act in a responsible and ethical way so that they portray a positive image of their school.
  • All learners must obey all school rules.  No exceptions will be made.