LEARNER CODE OF CONDUCT I, ALLEN GLEN HIGH SCHOOL by qux32798

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									     LEARNER CODE OF CONDUCT




                I, ____________________________________________


                                                   ALLEN GLEN HIGH SCHOOL
                                                           LETTER OF CONSENT

     Letter from Parents/Guardians allowing their child to participate in sporting & extra-curricular activities, extraordinary
     events relating to fundraising, to go on educational tours, or camps.

     1.         I _______________________________(full name & surname) the parent/guardian of _________________
                  Date of birth / ID Number of learner __________________________________hereby grant permission for


                 him/her:


                ♦    to participate in the extra-curricular activities of the school, and to go on tours and excursions that
                     are necessary in the course of such activities;
                ♦    to go on educational or sports tours or camps organised by the school;
                ♦    extraordinary events relating to fundraising, e.g go-cart rally.

          2.     I accept that all reasonable precautions will be taken to ensure the safety and welfare of my child and that
          I shall be held responsible for the payment of medical and/or hospital accounts, where applicable, should any
          injury be sustained which cannot be ascribed to negligence on the part of the staff responsible. Neither the
          Principal, staff, nor the GDE may in any way be held responsible for any injuries / problems that occur not
          ascribed to negligence.


     3.         I cede my powers as parent/guardian to the Principal of the school or his representative should medical
                treatment/surgery be deemed necessary for my child. As far as I know he/she is physically capable of
                participating in the above activities and he/she is in good health.

     4.         The persons should please note the following: [please state aspects that the teaching staff should be
                aware of e.g. allergies, tendency towards abnormal bleeding, epilepsy, any past major operation, etc]
                 ____________________________________________________________________________________

     5.         I understand that should my child not behave according to the standard of Allen Glen High School, he/she
                will be sent home at my expense.

     6.         Copies of Medical Aid Card (both sides) and ID documents of both parents/guardians and
                learner must be attached.


7.   The following information is essential in case of medical treatment or hospitalisation:



     MEDICAL AID FUND & NO: ______________________________________________________________________
          HOSPITAL INFORMATION: (Place an X over your preference) PRIVATE          PUBLIC
     PRINCIPAL MEMBER (DETAILS):
     NAME: ________________________________________________       ID NO: ______________________________
     RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS OF PARENT/GUARDIAN:
     _____________________________________________________________________________________________
     _____________________________________________________________________________________________
     POSTAL ADDRESS: ____________________________________________________________________________
     NAME OF EMPLOYER: _________________________________________________________________________
     TELEPHONE (FATHER)_____________________________ (CELL)__________________________ (WORK)
     TELEPHONE (MOTHER)____________________________ (CELL) __________________________ (WORK)
     DOCTOR’S NAME & TELEPHONE NO: ____________________________________________________________
     SIGNATURE OF PARENT/GUARDIAN: ____________________________________ DATE: __________________
   THIS AGREEMENT REMAINS ACTIVE FOR THE DURATION OF THE LEARNER’S SCHOOL CAREER AT
                               ALLEN GLEN HIGH SCHOOL

____________________________________ (PLEASE PRINT)


         commit myself as a learner to accept the School’s Code of Conduct and agree to abide by all the Rules,

         Regulations and Procedures which have been designed to ensure the smooth running of the school.




         LEARNER’S SIGNATURE: ______________________________________                                 DATE:

____________________




         I/We the parent(s)/guardian(s) of the above learner, will ensure that our child/ward abides by the rules,

         regulations and procedures which have been designed to ensure the smooth running of the school.




         PARENT’S/GUARDIAN’S SIGNATURE: ____________________________                                 DATE:

____________________




ASSESSMENT POLICY

The school uses the following definitions regarding assessment:
     •   HOMEWORK is a piece of work that consolidates or reinforces work done in the classroom.

    •    An ASSIGNMENT is a task or piece of work given as part of a subject being studied.
     •     A PROJECT is an extensive or detailed study of a particular subject by a learner, which takes a lot of time
           and effort.


                               ANY PROJECTS / ASSIGNMENTS / TASKS / PORTFOLIO PIECES
                                    submitted after the due date WILL NOT BE MARKED
                                        UNLESS A DOCTORS NOTE IS PROVIDED!

          (THIS ALSO APPLIES TO ANY WORK REQUIRED FOR MARKS, INCLUDING HOMEWORK,
                          ORAL PRESENTATIONS, PRACTICAL WORK, ETC…)




                                               WHAT DO I DO WHEN …?
1.         I ARRIVE LATE FOR SCHOOL
           If a learner arrives after 7:45am, he/she needs to be accompanied by a parent to the Learners’ Reception.


           Learners who arrive late for school, unaccompanied by a parent, will not be allowed to disrupt the

           registration lesson or lesson 1. Late comers will be supervised outside the office until the end of the lesson

           1.



2.       I AM ABSENT FROM SCHOOL
           Your parents must notify the school early that same morning. Bring a letter from your parents explaining

           your absence on the first day on which you return to school. All letters and doctor’s certificates must be

           handed in at Learners’ Reception.




3.         I AM ABSENT FROM A CYCLE TEST OR EXAM
           ONLY A DOCTOR’S NOTE IS ACCEPTABLE WHEN YOU HAVE MISSED A CYCLE TEST, EXAM OR
           PORTFOLIO WORK. THE DOCTOR’S NOTE MUST BE SUBMITTED TO MRS DONALDSON AT
           LEARNERS’ RECEPTION.

4.         I BECOME ILL AT SCHOOL
           For minor illnesses, e.g. headaches – report to the secretary at the Learners’ Reception (with a permission
           card from your educator) who will administer the necessary medication. If it is more serious, the secretary
           will phone your parents to fetch you. In this case your parents must sign you out at reception.
           LEARNERS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO LEAVE THE SCHOOL UNLESS A SECRETARY HAS
           CONTACTED THE PARENTS TO COLLECT THEM. YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO PHONE YOUR
           PARENT YOURSELF.

5.         I HAVE TO LEAVE SCHOOL BEFORE THE END OF THE DAY - LETTER TO BE SIGNED BY DEPUTY.
           •   Your parents must write a letter of request.
           •   During Registration, take the letter to one of the Deputies and have it signed.
           •   At the time of departure, show your letter to your subject educator.
           •   You are then to report to the office where your parent or guardian must sign you out.
           •   SHOULD YOUR PARENTS NOT BE ABLE TO FETCH YOU THEMSELVES, THEY MUST STATE
               IN THE LETTER WHO IS COMING TO FETCH YOU AND ADD THEIR CONTACT DETAILS.
           •   YOU WILL NOT BE CALLED OUT OF CLASS BY A SECRETARY AND YOU MAY NOT LEAVE THE
               SCHOOL PREMISES WITHOUT HAVING BEEN SIGNED OUT!

6.         I HAVE TO GO TO THE TOILET DURING A LESSON
           Ask the educator’s permission. The educator will issue you with a permission card.
           YOU MAY NOT BE OUT OF CLASS WITHOUT A PERMISSION CARD DURING A LESSON!
7.          I HAVE A PERSONAL PROBLEM AND I WOULD LIKE TO TALK TO SOMEONE ABOUT IT

            Make an appointment, before school, during break or after school to see a school counsellor. The

            counselor will request a permission card from your educator, which means that you shouldn’t stay out of

            class without informing your subject educator of your whereabouts.




8.          I AM BEING BULLIED OR INTIMIDATED
            Inform the Grade Supervisor or Deputy Principal immediately.



9.          I SUSPECT THAT SOME OF MY BELONGINGS HAVE BEEN STOLEN
            Report this to the office as soon as possible. If you have to bring money or valuables to school, hand it in
            at the office before school. This will be kept in the safe until you go home. You are responsible for
            safeguarding your own property and neither the school nor the Governing Body can be held responsible for
            damage to, or loss of personal property. This applies in particular to cell phones or any other electronic
            devices.

10.         I HAVE LEFT CLOTHING/SPORT KIT AT SCHOOL
            Enquire at the office the next day. Any stray clothing/articles are taken to the office, from where it goes to

            the lost property office.



11.         I WANT TO CHANGE A SUBJECT
            Collect a subject change form from your Grade Guidance Counsellor. This must be signed by your parents

            and the relevant subject educators and then returned to the Timetable Office, where your request will be

            dealt with.



12.         I WANT TO RENT A LOCKER
      Lockers are rented out on an annual basis at the beginning of the year. Pay the required amount to the Cashier
      and collect a locker door from Mr Crous, who is in charge of lockers.


13.         I AM NOT WEARING THE CORRECT SCHOOL UNIFORM
            Your parents must write a letter requesting permission to deviate from the prescribed uniform. This letter
            must be given to one of the Deputies, who will then issue you with the correct permission letter and
            stipulate a date on which your uniform must be correctly worn.

14.         I AM CELEBRATING A RELIGIOUS DAY/ FESTIVAL
            Permission must be sought, in writing, by your parents, to miss school on the day/s of a religious holiday.
            This letter must be submitted to the Principal.




                                                RULES AND REGULATIONS

PRESCRIBED BY
                                        LEARNERS’ REPRESENTATIVE COUNCIL
COURTESY
•            Greet all members of staff and visitors to the school.
•            Treat staff, visitors, peers and leaders in authority with respect and courtesy.
•            Give due consideration to educators and people in positions of authority.

                                              PERSONAL APPEARANCE
             Take pride in your appearance, your school and yourself.
             Learners must wear complete school uniform:
•            At school
•            To and from school
•            At all times when in the public eye, and when representing the school.

                                                 UNIFORM : GENERAL
•            Your school uniform must be in a good state of repair and worn correctly.
•            School blazers compulsory in term 2 and 3 and to all functions requiring full school uniform.
•            A regulation Blue V-neck school jersey must be worn. School jersey may be long-sleeved or pullover
•            Recipients of full colours / members of a first team sport or cultural activity may wear a white V-neck
             jersey.
•            A plain Royal Blue or Black scarf may be worn in winter.
•            Recipients of full colours / members of a first team sport or cultural activity may wear a white scarf.
•            Plain Royal Blue or Black gloves may be worn during winter:
•            Your school bag must not damage your school books.
•            No rings or necklaces may be worn with your school uniform or on the sportsfied.
•            Regulation school tracksuits and the Allen Glen High School golf shirt must be worn at all sport and
             athletics meetings.
•            No colouring or highlighting of hair that looks unnatural.
•            No visible body piercing whatsoever.

                                                  BOYS’ UNIFORM
•            School blazers compulsory in term 2 and 3 with tie. Blazers optional in summer if summer shirt with the
             pocket badge is worn.
•            Black, polishable shoes must be worn. NO ankle boots are to be worn.
•            Dark grey socks.
•            Grey regulation trousers – not to be frayed.
•            A plain black/grey belt with an average size buckle is compulsory.
•            A white Allen Glen regulation short sleeved shirt with badge in summer, no tie – a WHITE T-shirt may
             be worn under the shirt.
•            A plain white regulation long sleeved shirt in winter with tie, -no visible vest or T-shirt to be worn under
             your winter shirt.
•            Hair must not touch eyes, ears or collar. No outlandish styles – NO mohawks, NO cap patterns and NO
             undercuts are allowed. If hair is spiked spike may not be longer than 2cm. NO patterns may be shaved
             into hair.
             “Corn rolls are to be kept short and neat
•            No earrings, studs or bristles in ears, lips, nose or eyebrows.
•            CLEAN SHAVEN with sideburns to mid-ear.



                                                      GIRLS’ UNIFORM

•            School blazers compulsory in term 2 and 3 with tie and button-up white long sleeved collared
    shirt.
•          Black polishable school shoes.
•          White school ankle socks in summer. Navy Blue coloured stockings must be worn in winter.
•          Blue school Pinafore, not more than 10cm above the knee when kneeling, no visible ski-pants.
•          A plain regulation white open-necked short sleeved school shirt in summer, no visible vest or t-shirt
    underneath        shirt.
•          A plain regulation white long sleeved school shirt in winter with school tie compulsory in winter (Term 2
    and 3)
•          NOTE: New Uniform Regulations DO NOT ALLOW FOR GIRLS TO WEAR TROUSERS IN
    WINTER. This will be enforced in Grade 8 and 9 in 2010 and ALL grades from 2011.
•          Hair must not be in eyes, no undercuts, spikes or shaving of the hair; long hair must be tied up.
•          Only blue, black or white hair bands/clips may be worn.
•          No make–up may be visible.
•          Nails must be kept short. No nail polish.

                                                    MATRIC PRIVILEGES
•            Boys may wear white socks.
•          Boys may grow their side–burns in line with the bottom of their ears.
•          Girls may grow their nails longer. Nails must be kept clean and be of a reasonable length.
•          Matrics may sit on the matric lawn between the teachers’ car park and the hall.
•          The current version of the Matric tie, jacket or jersey may be worn.
•          Cars may be driven to school and parked on the school premises, with written permission from the
    relevant         Deputy.

     MATRIC PRIVILEGES MAY BE REPEALED AT ANY TIME AT THE DISCRETION OF THE PRINCIPAL.
              IN THE EVENT OF THIS HAPPENING, NONE OF THESE PRIVILEGES WILL APPLY.




                                                       GENERAL

•         Homework must be completed by the due date.
•         Learners are expected to uphold the values of honesty and integrity – cheating in a test or exam will not
          be tolerated.
•         Every learner must be in possession of a school life skills journal on a daily basis.
•         No learner may be excused from a class without a permission card issued by the educator.
•         No learner shall fight or play unofficial games liable to cause damage to property; no learner shall behave
          in a rowdy manner or in such a way as to provoke other learners.
•         Skateboards, bicycles, motorbikes and cars are prohibited on the school fields and between buildings.
•         Respect other people’s property – vandalism or defacing another’s property will not be tolerated.
•         Learners may not sit on, climb over or handle any boundary fences, chains, gates or railings.
•         No leaving of the school property after the beginning of the school day without the permission of the
          Principal or relevant Deputy Principal will be permitted.
•         Learners must be punctual for class. Punctuality at the beginning of the school day is
          imperative – 07h45 is the official start of the school day.
•         Take pride in yourself and the learning environment – no alcohol is permitted at school.
•         Smoking in school uniform or on the school property will not be tolerated – a fine of R500 enforced and
          handed over to police.
•         Illegal substances or dealings will not be tolerated e.g. drugs, alcohol, hubbly etc.
                o    No dangerous weapons are allowed onto the school property.
                o    No physical intimacy.
                o    No bunking.
                o    No littering.
•         Learners will be quiet and attentive during all announcements and assemblies.
•         Learners are to keep to the left of the corridors and stairs to allow for easy movement of traffic.
•         The use of cell phones and electronic music players (iPods & MP3s) is prohibited during lessons and
          between lessons
          in the school building.
•         Items will be confiscated for the remainder of the term and a penalty will be levied. Cell phones
      may be used at break or after the end of the school day.

                                                     OUT-OF-BOUNDS
•          The   staff car park.
•          The   bicycle shed, motor–cycle area and the student car park.
•          The   verandahs, corridors and stairways during break.
•          The   lower sport fields.
•          The   hall and main foyer are not to be used by learners as an entrance to/or exit from the school.
•          The   swimming pool area.
•          The   Petrol Station on the corner of Jim Fouche and Landhuis streets.




                                              OUTSIDE OF THE SCHOOL
No learner of this school shall bring discredit to the school by any unseemly behavior in any public place
or at any other school:
              •    Learners waiting for buses before or after school shall do so in an orderly manner.
              •    Learners using buses shall behave in accordance with the instructions of the driver, or the
                   person officially in charge of the vehicle.
              •    Learners are to observe the rules of the road when waiting outside the school.
              •    Learners are prohibited from being in possession of alcohol, drugs or tobacco, and from drinking
                   or smoking whilst in school uniform.
                                      WHEREYOU MAY BE DURING BREAKS
        GRANDSTAND
        (NOT LANDHUIS STREETSIDE)

        A – RUGBY FIELD

        ATHLETICS TRACK
        (NOT BEHIND THERUGBYPOLES AT LANDHUIS STREET– NOT BEYONDTHE
        ATHLETICSTRACK’S KERB AT THE NETBALL COURTS)

        TUCKSHOPQUAD




           PROCEDURES TO BE FOLLOWED IN THE EVENT OF ILLNESS


   •        On the day of absence, THE PARENT IS TO PHONE THE SCHOOL AND LEAVE DETAILS.
   •        On returning to school, a learner must furnish a DOCTOR’S CERTIFICATE, if a test, exam or any
            portfolio work has been missed.
   •        ALL DOCTOR’S CERTIFICATES MUST BE HANDED IN AT LEARNERS’ RECEPTION.
   •        On returning to school, a learner must consult with the subject teacher (of the exam missed) and
            arrange for a subsequent date on which to write the exam (if the teacher cannot arrange for the
            exam to be written on the day the learner’s return to school).
   •        Should there be any other problems, parents must contact the Grade Supervisor and provide details.


                              DISCIPLINE STRUCTURE 2010
NOTE: THIS STRUCTURE MAY BE AMENDED IN CONSULTATION WITH SGB, TO MEET THE NEEDS OF
THE SCHOOL.

 NOTE: accumulated demerit points from the previous year are carried over. Learners are advised to
       make every effort to work off the previous years’ demerit points as soon as possible.

CODE                                     CRITERIA FOR MERITS                                         POINTS
A1001    Break detention served (Grade Supervisors and Educators only)                                 30
A1002    No school absenteeism in a term                                                               50
A1003    Exemplary behaviour in class                                                                  50
A1004    Helpfulness on a regular basis (not once off)                                                 50
A1005    Impeccable attire on a regular basis                                                          50
A1006    Regular spectator (3 per term)                                                                50
A1007    Exceptional honesty / Contribution to uplifting the school                                    50
A1008    Diligent / Hard work                                                                          50
A1009    Outstanding sportsmanship – participate in sport and cultural activities                      100
A1010    More than 10% improvement in learning area                                                    100
A1011   Distinction in cycle test/exam                                                     150
A1012   90 Minutes detention served                                                        150
A1013   Community service session served: 2 hours. (Supervised by learner’s parents)       150
A1014   2 Hour detention served                                                            200


CODE                     LEVEL 1 OFFENCES: CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT                           POINTS
B1001   Books/work left at home                                                             -10
B1002   Homework copied                                                                     -10
B1003   Homework not done                                                                   -10
B1004   Homework diary/timetable not at school.                                             -10
B1005   Not staying on task                                                                 -10
B1006   Late for class                                                                      -10
B1007   Uniform Infringement                                                                -20




CODE                                  LEVEL 1 OFFENCES: GENERAL MISCONDUCT                         POINTS

B1008   Late for school (3 times - register teacher / grade supervisor to investigate)              -50
B1009   Uniform infringement (grade supervisors, HOD’s, Deputies and Principal)                     -50
B1010   Spitting in public / Littering                                                              -50
B1011   Disrespectful behaviour towards learners, educators and adults.                             -50
B1012   Unsportsmanlike behaviour                                                                   -50
B1013   Inappropriate physical/sexual public behaviour (2-Brick Rule)                               -50
B1014   Profane/foul language                                                                       -50
B1015   Library books not returned                                                                  -50
B1016   Punishment not completed/homework on three occasions                                        -50

CODE                        LEVEL 2 OFFENCES: SERIOUS MISCONDUCT                          POINTS
                                 Grade supervisors to be notified.
C1001   Smoking                                                                            -100
C1002   In the presence of smokers                                                         -100
C1003   Possession of cigarettes/lighters/matches                                          -100
C1004   Warning offenders/whistling                                                        -100
C1005   Trouble seeking/provocation                                                        -100
C1006   Verbal threats                                                                     -100
C1007   Refusing to carry out legitimate instruction outside of the classroom              -100
C1008   Failure to attend detention / Misbehaviour during Detention                        -100
C1009   Derogatory remarks / racial / xenophobic                                           -150
C1010   Skipping classes / substitution (Bunking)                                          -200
C1011   Behavior that brings school into disrepute                                         -200
C1012   Tampering with/damaging equipment (vandalism)                                      -200
C1013   Gambling / enrichment for personal gain                                            -200
C1014   Leaving class without permission                                                   -200
C1015   Dishonesty / lying                                                                 -200




CODE                        LEVEL 3 OFFENCES: GROSS MISCONDUCT                            POINTS
                                Grade supervisors to be notified.
                          To be referred to the executive of the school
D1001   Harassment / Bullying                                                              -600
D1002   Sexual harassment (IMMEDIATE DISCIPLINARY ACTION )                                 -600
D1003   Assault (IMMEDIATE DISCIPLINARY ACTION )                                           -600
D1004   Fighting (IMMEDIATE DISCIPLINARY ACTION )                                         (-600)
        •    Learners involved in fighting will be escorted to the Office.
        •    Any eye witnesses will also be instructed to go to the Office.
        •    Learners involved and eye witnesses to an incident are instructed to write
             statements.
        •    At the discretion of the Principal, learners involved in a fight will be sent
             home in the care of their parents or legal guardian for reasons of safety.
        •
             Should any tests/projects/portfolio work be missed during this period: It
             is the learner’s responsibility to make arrangements with the relevant
             educator/s to complete the work missed.
D1005   Cheating in test/exam ( IMMEDIATE DISCIPLINARY ACTION)
D1006   Forgery/fraud                                                                         -600
D1007   AWOL (bunking off the school property)                                                -600
D1008   Possession/use of firecrackers ( IMMEDIATE DISCIPLINARY ACTION)                      (-600)
D1009   Possession of a dangerous weapon        (IMMEDIATE DISCIPLINARY ACTION– SAPS
        NOTIFIED )
D1010   Use of/threatening to use a dangerous weapon ( IMMEDIATE DISCIPLINARY                (-600)
        ACTION – SAPS NOTIFIED)
D1011   Endangering the safety of others ( IMMEDIATE DISCIPLINARY ACTION – SAPS
        NOTIFIED)
D1012   Possession of offensive material                                                      -600
D1013   Verbal abuse of educator (IMMEDIATE DISCIPLINARY ACTION )                             -600
D1014   Vandalism or malicious damage to property                                             -600
D1015   Theft / Possession of stolen property                                                 -600
D1016   Confidential Comment:                                                                (-600)
          • Testing positive for illegal substances. (IMMEDIATE DISCIPLINARY
             ACTION)
          • Possession of Drugs. ( IMMEDIATE DISCIPLINARY ACTION – SAPS
             NOTIFIED)
          • Dealing or Distributing of Drugs ( IMMEDIATE DISCIPLINARY ACTION – SAPS
             NOTIFIED)
          • Under the influence of alcohol. (IMMEDIATE DISCIPLINARY ACTION)
          • Consumption of alcohol. ( IMMEDIATE DISCIPLINARY ACTION)
          •
             In possession of alcohol. ( IMMEDIATE DISCIPLINARY ACTION)

								
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