Discipline is the responsibility of all teachers and students, whether in the classroom or generally around the school. Incidents must never be ignored and should be dealt with immediately, where possible. In case of misbehavior the following steps should be followed by all teachers to ensure consistency:
Strike 1 – warning, verbal.
Strike 2 – the offence is recorded on the discipline referral form and the student is asked to see the Head of Year the following break.
Head of Year informs the parents and may impose further sanctions (1 day OSS, ISS, SSS). Disruptive and major offences should be referred to the Head of Discipline.
If a student is not in proper uniform, or his/her appearance is judged to be unacceptable, the student is asked to see any of the Heads available, as soon as possible. At first offense students will be sent home for the rest of the day. If the student does not report to any of the Heads, as instructed, this will be considered a serious offence of insubordination and the matter is directly referred to the Discipline Committee. Repeated offences are referred to the Discipline Committee for further action.
Serious or repeated offences will be referred directly to the Head of Discipline and/or the Discipline Committee and appropriate sanctions will be imposed according to the categories table.
The Discipline Committee may expel a student from the school if their behavior is deemed inappropriate.
Students with serious and repeated discipline offences in their records may not be accepted for registration the following academic year. At the end of each academic year, the Head of Discipline will bring such cases to the teachers’ body to decide accordingly. The same procedure will be followed for students with a significant number of unexcused absences.
SSS – School Social Service
ISS – In School Suspension
OSS – Out of School Suspension