Inappropriate/Offensive behaviour of Saff and Employees
- Hit or otherwise physically assault a child.
- Use language that will mentally or emotionally abuse the child.
- Act in any way that intends to embarrass shame, humiliate or degrade a child.
- Show discrimination of race, culture, age, gender, disability, religion, sexuality, political persuasion or any other status.
- Develop a sexual relation with a child.
- Kiss, hug, fondle, rub or touch a child in an inappropriate or culturally insensitive way.
- Initiate physical contact unless initiated by the child (e.g. holding hands).
- Suggest inappropriate behaviour or relations of any kind.
- Allow children to engage in sexually provocative games with each other.
- Stand aside when they see inappropriate actions inflicted by children on other children because it is frequent and commonplace.
Expected Behavior of school staff
- The school promotes habits of mutual respect, courtesy and an awareness of the interdependence of people in groups and communities.
- The school promotes qualities of social responsibility, tolerance and understanding among all its members both in school and out of school.
- Staff members share a collegiate responsibility, under the direction of the Principal, to act in preventing bullying/aggressive behavior by any member of the school.
The following are some practical tips for immediate actions that can be taken to help build a positive school culture and climate .
- Explicitly teach pupils what respectful language and respectful behavior looks like, acts like.
- Display key respect messages in classrooms, in assembly areas and around the school. Involve pupils in the development of these messages.
- Catch them being good - notice and acknowledge desired respectful behavior by providing positive attention.
- Consistently tackle the use of discriminatory and derogatory language in the school.
- Give constructive feedback to pupils when respectful behavior and respectful language are absent.
- Have a system of encouragement and rewards to promote desired behavior and compliance with the school rules and routines.
- Explicitly teach pupils about the appropriate use of social media, mobile phone and internet use.
- Follow up and follow through with pupils who ignore the rules actively and tackle bullying behavior.
- Involve parents and/or the Parents’ Association in awareness raising campaigns around social media.
- Actively promote the right of every member of the school community to be safe and secure in school.
- Highlight and explicitly teach school rules in pupil friendly language in the classroom and in common areas.
- All staff must watch out for signs of bullying behavior.
- Ensure there is adequate playground/school yard/outdoor supervision.
- School staff can get pupils to help them to identify bullying “hot spots” and “hot times” for bullying in the school.
- Hot spots tend to be in the playground/school yard/outdoor areas, changing rooms, corridors and other areas of unstructured supervision.
- Hot times again tend to be times where there is less structured supervision such as when pupils are in the playground/school yard or moving classrooms.
- Support the establishment and work of student councils agencies in preventing and dealing with bullying.
Please read the contents of the diary carefully.
- Ensure that the diary is carried by your ward to the school every day. Check the diary every day for any entries from the school. Also use the diary for communicating with the school.
- Ensure that your ward has breakfast and arrange for your ward to reach the school in time, at least 5 minutes before the school begins.
- Strict adherence to the prescribed uniform, cleanliness and personal hygiene is to be ensured.(It is advisable to send additional undergarment for girls and a pair of trousers for boys)
- Make your small child learn to tie shoe laces on his / her own and zip and unzip his shorts.
- Always write your ward’s name, admission no. and class at the back of any cheque (asked by the school) and on every belonging of your child including uniform.
Sign all the notes sent by the school regularly and ensure that the child, shows the diary to the teacher.
- Please refrain from directly visiting the classrooms at any time. The school office may be asked if there is a requirement to do so.
- Monitor your ward’s progress and feel free to meet the concerned teacher by taking prior appointment.
- All requirements of leave should be applied for in advance, except in case of emergency. You are requested to fill up the proforma given in the diary.
- Intimate to the school any change in your address and telephone number(s). These are vital in the interest of safety of the students.
Do’s & Don’t’s For Students
- Bring the diary to school every day.
- Come to school clean, well groomed and in proper uniform with shoes well polished.
- Be regular in attendance and never be late to school.
- Attend Morning Assembly without fail.
- Be fair and honest at work, always be considerate of the rights of others and be a good sportsman.
- Be courteous and respectful to parents, teachers and elders.
- Look after the property of the school, and help to keep it clean and tidy.
- Keep your classroom clean and tidy, throw waste paper, wrapper, etc. into the waste paper basket.
- Turn off the tap after drinking water.
- Switch off fans and lights when not in use.
- Bring articles of value such as rings or pieces of jewellery to school. The school will not be held responsible for the loss of such articles.
- Lend or borrow money or any other article.
- Make loud noise or create confusion in the classroom, school auditorium or elsewhere in the school building.
- Absent yourself from school.75% attendance is the minimum requirement. Presence in the school is mandatory except in extra ordinary circumstances.
- Mobile Phone, Ipods, MP3’s etc. are strictly prohibited.