Discipline

Aim of Policy

A clear guide of good behaviour and discipline following consultations with guide lines issued to schools by the Ministry of Education. It should give rise to:

A positive environment within the school to help us achieve aims.

  • Staff is guided on how to react when the need arises.
  • Mutual understanding is achieved
  • Cooperation between stakeholders is increased.
  • A high level of good conduct and discipline is maintained.
  • Students are made responsible for their own actions.

The years that the students spend within the school is a time in which they:

  • Change physically and mentally from childhood into adolescence.
  • Develop emotionally and intellectually.
  • Gain a better understanding of the world around them
  • Gain an understanding of the problems which they will eventually meet.
  • Strengthen their general education.
  • Prepare themselves for higher education and for the world of work.

Students’ Duties

Basis of this code: RESPECT TOWARDS SELF AND OTHERS. The student must:

  • Show respect towards the Head, Assistant Head, teachers and all members of staff.
  • Show respect towards her classmates and schoolmates.
  • Discuss with the Form Teacher problems that she may encounter.
  • Search for advice when the need arises by speaking to the Guidance teacher.
  • Conduct herself properly at all times, especially on the school transport.
  • Attend school daily and be punctual for school assemblies.
  • Submit a medical certificate when she is absent from school for more than 3 days / month.
  • Wear full uniform daily, ensuring a neat and clean appearance.
  • Hair style should conform to the school uniform.
  • Schoolwork and homework to be done regularly.
  • Exit school in an orderly fashion in the afternoon.
  • Conduct herself with good manners at all times.
  • Keep school environment in a good and clean state.
  • Make good use of school facilities such as textbooks, tools, apparatus, desks, chairs etc…
  • Participate in schools activities organised during the mid-day break.
  • Be responsible for personal belongings.

What is not allowed

The following is STRICTLY PROHIBITED inside the school building:

  • Leaving classroom without permission.
  • Disrupting lessons.
  • Loitering in corridors in-between or during lessons.
  • Running and/or playing in corridors.
  • Consuming food and drinks in school building.
  • Going to the Out of Bounds Areas.
  • Throwing rubbish around the place
  • Bullying in any form on other students.
  • Fighting, Insulting and Lying
  • Playing Truant from school
  • Arrogant behaviour
  • Foul language / Swearing / Vulgar behaviour
  • Use of the toilets of the first and second floor during break time.
  • Chewing Gum.
  • Large amounts of money.
  • Cigarettes, alcohol and/or other dangerous substances.
  • Cutting / pointed instruments which could cause permanent damage.
  • Pornographic materials.
  • Tattoos are not in conformity with the school uniform.
  • Jewellery/ornaments worn with the school uniform will be confiscated by the Head.
  • Mobile phones / MP3 players / ipods will be confiscated.
  • Video games, CD players, cameras, radios, walkmen are not permissible on the school premises.

N.B.  THE SCHOOL IS NOT TO BE HELD LIABLE FOR DAMAGE AND/OR LOSS OF OBJECTS BROUGHT TO SCHOOL AGAINST SCHOOL REGULATIONS AND/OR WHICH HAVE BEEN CONFISCATED.

School Uniform

It is the PARENTS’ RESPONSIBILITY to check that their daughter wears the proper and appropriate uniform to school as follows:

Summer Uniform

  • Red, white & blue dress OR red, white & blue skirt + Navy blue polo shirt with College Logo
  • Flat black shoes (NOT BLACK BALLERINA SHOES)
  • White socks

Winter Uniform

  • Blue and green chequered trousers
  • Dark Blue Blazer with white / green piping & school badge
  • Mint coloured shirt
  • Bowtie (same colour of the trousers)
  • Pea colour pullover
    • Flat Black shoes (NOT BLACK BALLERINA SHOES)
  • Blue socks

Physical Education Uniform (P.E.) –  Students are allowed to wear their P.E. kit from home ONLY on the days when they have a P.E. lesson:

  • School tracksuit (jacket and trousers)
  • School PE T-shirt & shorts
  • White socks.
  • White gym shoes (can have touches of colour – NOT BLACK GYM SHOES)
  • White Cap
  • For winter ONLY a blue polo neck can be worn beneath the PE T-shirt

What is not allowed with the School Uniform

  • BODY PIERCING IN ANY PART OF THE BODY (Pair of Earrings in ears only allowed)
  • ANY  TYPE OF FANCY HAIRSTYLES
  • STIFF/SCULPTURE HAIR GEL
  • MAKE UP
  • DYED HAIR
  • NAIL ART
  • LONG HAIR HANGING ON SHOULDERS (LONG HAIR TO BE TIED BACK EVERYDAY)
  • VERY SHORT HAIR (not less than clipper level 6)
  • BRACELETS, RINGS AND NECKLACES
  • COLOURED HAIR BANDS (ONLY BLUE/BLACK HAIRBANDS ALLOWED)
  • TATTOOS

Behaviour Point System & Disciplinary Actions

The school will be adopting and implementing the Behaviour Point System during scholastic year 2010 / 2011 in order to control students’ behaviour. This will help us Reward Positive Behaviour while Sanctioning Unacceptable Behaviour.

When a student misbehaves within the school grounds, on the school transport or during an educational outing, the student will incur a number of points according to the seriousness of the offence. These points will add up and will be exchanged for a number of deterrents according to the following schedule:

5 Points   – Pink Sheet Report to be signed by parent and returned to Assistant Head/Teacher

10 Points – Mid-Day Break Detention

20 Points – Mid-Day Break Detention twice

30 Points – After school

40 Points –   Exclusion from school for one day or more. To be accompanied by parents on student’s return.

50 Points – Student reported to Directorate for Educational Services for further action.

The level of Behaviour of a student can vary from Very Good, Good, Satisfactory, Unsatisfactory to Highly Unsatisfactory. Behaviour of each student will be given in the Half-Yearly Reports, Annual Reports and School Leaving Certificate.

Reward Framework

The school has a Reward system to give merit to students who show good behaviour and the appropriate values. The reward cards will act as an incentive for students who do not receive any reports’ points throughout the scholastic year. The card is then returned to school. The student can also be given a Gold, Silver or Bronze certificate as appropriate.