Discipline Summary

General Appearances of students/Dress code

  • Students are not allowed to wear decorative jewelry to school.
    • If students go against these rules the teachers should ask students to remove such and return it to the students at the end of the day. The matter should be recorded and the student should be advised not t repeat.
    • In case repetition, the matter should be reported to school office; the jewelry confiscated and handed over to the school office to be given to the parents.
    • Matters other than the above[Ref: Discipline guideline 1.0]
    • Students must come to school in uniform.
      • A student should not wear any other dress to school.
      • If so he/she should be sentto change immediately(This is specially to be observed during extra-curricular activities when students have not been exempted from wearing the school uniform.)

Misconduct:

  • Cases of repeated misbehavior should be taken up with the HOD/supervisor or the assistant principal and every effort be made to help the student reform.
  • These students of disruptive behavior must be seated in such way that they do not have sufficient opportunities for mischief in order to maintain general harmony. The teachers may seek the assistance of the class teacher.
  • Teachers should send students to the school office only in the instance when the teacher is unable to deal with the problem. In case they do they must make sure that the student does report to the office.
  • Teachers should make sure that the students bring their required materials (books, pencils, pens and other materials according to their time table.) If a student does not abide by this, appropriate action can be taken in accordance with discipline guidelines[Ref: Discipline guideline 1.0]
  • If a student brings unnecessary items which influence the behavior of other students, they must be taken from the student and returned at the end of the session advising the student not to bring such items to the class. In the repetitive case, such items should be handed over to the supervisor/HOD in-charge. 
  • In the event of discovery of pornographic materials or graphics, they should be confiscated and the matter reported to the supervisor at once. Responsibilities of teachers in these matters cannot be over emphasized.

 

Serious offences

  • If student damages school property or equipment, it is the teachers’ responsibility to find out the student involved. Usually a group of students get involved in these kinds of activities. Hence such incidents must be reported without further delay to the school office/supervisor/HOD.
  • Students should not stay inside the classroom or school premises without a valid reason, after the school session.
  • Any offences listed in discipline guideline 4.0 may be reported immediately to the supervisor/HOD in-charge.

Very serious offences

Any offence like gangster behavior, fighting injuries, using abusive language, unacceptable/indecent behavior, should be taken very seriously action may be taken in accordance with the discipline guideline.[Ref: Discipline guideline 5.0]

GENERAL DO’S AND DON’T’S

DO’S

  • Teachers are asked to try as far as possible to develop communication with parents in order to help students with the problems.
  • Teachers should take steps to develop better attitude among children.
  • Teachers should use student names for questioning.
  • During the periods when the lessons are in English medium all the teachers should encourage students to speak in English.

DON’T’S

  • Teachers are not allowed by law to inflict corporal punishments on students.
  • Teachers should avoid punishing the whole class when strong individual mischief is suspected.
  • Pupils should not unnecessarily be punished for pointing out teachers’ mistakes.
  • Students should not be addressed by nicknames or bad names and also the student should be introduced the names of the teachers at the beginning of the year.
  • Teachers should not incite the students against other teachers and also should not boast about their brilliance in front of students, as the students themselves are the best judges.
  • Teachers should not be given preferential treatments to students on their basis of social standing, intellectual ability or any other characteristic.
  • Students should not be sent out to do errands for the teachers.
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