Code of Excellence
Behaviour in class:
Pupils must respect the rights of other pupils to learn. Any behaviour that interferes with this right, e.g. constant disruption of the class or persistent distraction of others is considered unacceptable behaviour. Disrespectable behaviour towards other pupils or towards a teacher e.g. defiance, cheek, bullying, insolence will not be tolerated.
Children should be encouraged to help one another to learn.
Behaviour in the playground
Pupils should treat others, as they would like to be treated themselves. Any behaviour which adversely interferes with others play is not permitted. Games or activities deemed to be dangerous shall be prohibited. Rough behaviour e.g. fighting, kicking, spitting pushing, shoving etc., is forbidden. Pupils may not leave the playground for any reason during break without the permission of the supervising teacher. This includes re-entering the school building. Running on the tarmacadam is not permitted.
Behaviour in the school environment
Respect and sensitivity to others are basic rules. Any kind of verbal or physical abuse if forbidden. Bullying or intimidation of others will not be tolerated and is always regarded as a serious offence. Pupils must show respect for school property and the property of others at all times. For reasons of safety and to minimize accidents, pupils should move around the school in an orderly manner.
Pupils are required to be regular in their attendance at school. After a pupil has been absent, a note from the parents must always be brought in to the class teacher upon the pupils return to school. When a pupil has to leave school early (i.e. before 2.30 p.m.) a note from the parents must be brought to the class teacher. Pupils must be in time for school each day. Schools opens to receive pupils at 8.50 a.m.
It is the policy of the school to assign homework on a regular basis. All homework must be done promptly and completely. Parents should sign the homework journal or copy to confirm all homework has been completed. This may include memorization, written assignments or other tasks. If for some reason homework (or part of it) cannot be completed, parents are asked to note this in the homework journal. Graffiti on textbooks, copybooks or school bags is not allowed.
As a rule of thumb children should spend 10 mins in 1st class, 20 mins in 2nd class, 30 mins in 3rd, 40 mins in 4th, 50 mins in 5th, and 60 mins in 6th.