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The Code of Conduct is based on: Order and discipline in School Developing mutual respect Fostering good habits Getting best environment for effecting.

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2 The Code of Conduct is based on: Order and discipline in School Developing mutual respect Fostering good habits Getting best environment for effecting learning and teaching

3 Continue… Protecting the individual Ensuring group rights Corrective behaviour Accountability and responsibility

4 A Summary of the Code of Conduct will be handed out but the full. (and Legally binding) version is on our website

5 Some of the main contraventions of the Code of Conduct Disruptive and distracting behaviour in class i.e. Teacher cannot teach other learners cannot get on with their work

6 Arrogance and Disrespect to Teachers Learners must follow instructions May write a grievance to the Principal Cannot refuse to carry out an instruction if they believe they are “innocent”, and Use of unacceptable language on tone of voice

7 Appearance: School is not the place for a fashion show!!! Emphasis is on “extravagant” hairstyles Jewellery Incorrect uniform Beards and moustaches

8 Bullying and Fighting Physical assault (under control) Fighting Emotional abuse Buses a problem Racial/ cultural/ economic abuse

9 Bunking: Bunking school – come to school and disappear Bunking classes Not attending compulsory extra classes Purposefully missing tests

10 Drugs: Regular drug (dagga) users – (only a few) Smoking in uniform Alcohol – school not place to experiment Drug testing – legal and learners may not refuse

11 Illegal Contraband? Knives (weapons) at school Pornography (also of themselves) Selling of food and other products We do regular searches

12 Theft: Theft is a big issue Parent not allowed to intervene on school property School accepts no responsibility Try to investigate but very complicated NB:- Legal rights of parents and learners

13 Cell Phones May not use during class times R20- fine if caught (may be confiscated) Do not want to ban Cannot accept responsibility for theft Phones disappear once stolen

14 SBA Count 25% to 50% of Final exams in Grade 10 to Grade 12 Count 75% of Final promotion mark in Grade 8 and Grade 9 Many learners do not do their SBA work We give the a warning and a further 3 days After that time the Headmaster approves zero (0) for the task Dishonesty with SBA and exams

15 Corrective Measures Minor offences in class – Teachers keep a notebook After 3 “bookings” or verbal warnings a demerit is sent in. Learners sign their demerits Time consuming – warning not to waste convenor’s time

16 continues Award a yellow card Writing out Exclusion from classes – to allow other learners to work Perform extra tasks or exercises

17 Points awarded for various transgressions When learners get a certain number of points (usually 10) parents are phoned. When points get to around 30, parents are called in for an internal hearing. Continuous transgressions – SGB hearing Demerits:

18 Hearings: Internal SMT Hearing: attendance compulsory Exam Committee Hearings: for exam transgression SGB Disciplinary Hearings – extreme cases NB School Disciplinary Hearings must not be confused with Labour Law Hearings

19 The Principal may remove a learner from school (for safety reasons) if: Learner causes major disturbances in school Perceived to be a threat to themselves or others Possession of a dangerous weapon Under influence of, or selling, or in possession of any illegal substance Time of removal will depend on circumstances Safety Act:

20 CAUSING PROBLEMS ON SCHOOL ORGANIZED BUSES WILL LEAD TO PERMANENT REMOVAL FROM SUCH BUSES School Buses

21 Good News: We have minimal serious problems. Lovely well mannered children. Let’s keep it that way. Remember our Partnership between School and Parents

22 English Statistics

23 Maths Statistics


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