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THE CAT SYSTEM AND DISCIPLINE PROCEDURE. THE CAT SYSTEM The Strathmore School year is divided into six seasons called Continuous Assessment (CAT) periods:

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1 THE CAT SYSTEM AND DISCIPLINE PROCEDURE

2 THE CAT SYSTEM The Strathmore School year is divided into six seasons called Continuous Assessment (CAT) periods:

3 In each CAT period an exam is given and an academic report sent to the parents.

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5 PROMOTION PROMOTION TO FORM 2: A MINIMUM OF 40% IN 9 SUBJECTS INCLUDING MATHS AND ENGLISH.

6 SUPPLEMENTARY EXAMS ARE HELD IN DECEMBER. IF THE PROMOTION MARK IS NOT MET, PARENTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO DISCUSS THE WAY FORWARD WITH THE PRINCIPAL. 6

7 PROGRESS -REPORT MEETINGS CAT 1 AND 3: WEEK - DAY MEETINGS (EVENING) USUALLY FROM 4:30 TO 6:30: SUBJECT TEACHERS WILL MEET INDIVIDUAL PARENTS FOR A SHORT BRIEFING THEN THERE WILL BE A GENERAL MEETING. FOR CAT 2 AND 4, THERE WILL BE OPEN AFTERNOONS IN APRIL AND AUGUST.

8 THE OBJECTIVE OF THE OPEN AFTERNOON IS FOR PARENTS TO DISCUSS IN DETAIL THE PROGRESS OF THEIR SONS’ ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE WITH INDIVIDUAL SUBJECT TEACHERS.

9 DISCIPLINE

10 The Behaviour Sheet

11 Subject teachers enter details related to discipline on the behaviour sheet. The behaviour sheets are collected and passed on to the Head of Section at the end of the day. The HOS decides who comes for detention on Saturday (8:30 to 10:00).

12 After committing several detainable offences a student is given a verbal warning by the HOS that if his behaviour does not improve he will get a warning letter. With the warning letter the parents are brought into the discipline picture of their son.

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16 From a warning letter a student may progress to a 2 day suspension, 1 week suspension, 2 week suspension, expulsion.

17 Offences that attract straight warning letters: Missing detention without good reason Cheating in exams (+ a zero in the subject) Playing truant within School

18 Straight suspensions: Gross insubordination to teachers Rudeness to members of the support staff Fighting Tampering with school records e.g. behavior sheets Absenting oneself from school

19 Offences that lead to straight expulsions: Pornography Drugs Stealing

20 Extracurricular activities The school offers a number of extracurricular activities. For a student to be allowed to participate in any activity requiring constant practice, e.g. the Soccer Team, they must score above 55% in the CAT prior to the activity.


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