Code of conduct

Code of Conduct for Students

“Well behaved students treat everyone as they themselves wish to be treated”

  1. Be aware of, accept and act in accordance with the school policies.
  2. Co-operate with other students and teachers.
  3. Respect the learning needs of other students.
  4. Take progressive responsibility and ownership of learning, work consistently and complete tasks as required.
  5. Be tolerant and respectful of diversity.
  6. Be punctual and regular in attendance.
  7. Report to school on time.
  8. Inform parents of educational progress and to ensure that all school communication is effectively delivered.
  9. Uphold the reputation of the school by observing an appropriate standard of behaviour in transit to and from the school and when wearing school uniform.
  10. Accept the authority of members of staff and observe specific rules which may be made from time to time.
  11. Behave in a manner which does not endanger the health and safety of themselves or others.
  12. Behave with courtesy and consideration for others.  In particular, students must refrain from all forms of bullying, violence, verbal intimidation and harassment.
  13. Peer conflicts be resolved by peaceful means. This protects the physical and mental well-being of each individual and promotes a positive and safe school environment.
  14. Respectful behaviour and appropriate language are essential in the resolution of conflicts with others.
  15. Refrain from behaviour which would disrupt classroom instruction or act as an obstacle for other students learning.
  16. Respect school property and the property of staff and other students.
  17. To complete work set by teachers promptly and to the best of ability and to take full advantage of the educational opportunities offered at the school.
  18. To dress neatly and with due regard for health, hygiene and safety.  Students must wear the proper school uniform. I – Card is mandatory.
  19. No running in corridors, through doorways, the quadrangle or up and down stairways.
  20. Students shall be punctual and shall attend all classes.
  21. Students who are absent from school must provide written explanations from their parents or guardians on the day of return.  (Parents are required to inform the school as soon as possible if the student will be absent for more than two consecutive days.).
  22. Students are expected to treat school property with care and respect. This includes: school grounds, buildings, equipment, textbooks, transportation vehicles, and the possessions of others. Also writing graffiti on school property is strictly prohibited.


Code of Conduct for Educators

Code of Conduct serves as a guiding compass for teachers seek to steer an ethical and respectful course through their career in teaching and to uphold the honour and dignity of the teaching profession.

  1. Teachers uphold human dignity and promote equality and emotional and cognitive development. In their professional practice, teachers demonstrate respect for spiritual and cultural values, diversity, social justice, freedom, democracy and the environment.
  2. Teachers’ practice is motivated by the best interests of the pupils/students entrusted to their care. Teachers show this through positive influence, professional judgement and empathy in practice.
  3. Integrity Honesty, reliability and moral action are embodied in integrity. Teachers exercise integrity through their professional commitments, responsibilities and actions.
  4. Teachers should be caring, fair and committed to the best interests of the pupils/students entrusted to their care, and seek to motivate, inspire and celebrate effort and success.
  5. Acknowledge and respect the uniqueness, individuality and specific needs of pupils/ students and promote their holistic development.
  6. Seek to develop positive relationships with pupils/students, colleagues, parents, school management and others in the school community, that are characterized by professional integrity and judgement
  7. Work to establish and maintain a culture of mutual trust and respect in their schools.
  8. Act with honesty and integrity in all aspects of their work.
  9. Respect the privacy of others and the confidentiality of information gained in the course of professional practice.
  10. Avoid conflict between their professional work and private interests which could reasonably be deemed to impact negatively on pupils/students.
  11. Take all reasonable steps in relation to the care of pupils/students under their supervision, so as to ensure their safety and welfare.
  12. Work within the framework of relevant legislation and regulations.
  13. Comply with agreed national and school policies, procedures and guidelines which aim to promote pupil/student education and welfare and child protection.
  14. Report, where appropriate, incidents or matters which impact on pupil/student welfare.
  15. Communicate effectively with pupils/students, colleagues, parents, school management and others in the school community in a manner that is professional, collaborative and supportive, and based on trust and respect.
  16. Ensure that any communication with pupils/ students, colleagues, parents, and others is appropriate, including communication via electronic media, such as e-mail, texting and social networking sites. Also take the consent of authorities before initiating communication with the parents.
  17. Maintain high standards of practice in relation to pupil/student learning, planning, monitoring, assessing, reporting and providing feedback.
  18. Apply professional knowledge and experience in facilitating pupils’/students’ holistic development.
  19. Plan and communicate clear, challenging and achievable expectations for pupils/students.
  20. Create an environment where pupils/ students can become active agents in the learning process and develop lifelong learning skills.
  21. Develop teaching, learning and assessment strategies that support differentiated learning in a way that respects the dignity of all pupils/ students.
  22. Take personal responsibility for sustaining and improving the quality of their professional practice by actively maintaining their professional knowledge and understanding to ensure it is current, reflecting on and critically evaluating their professional practice, in light of their professional knowledge base and availing of opportunities for career-long professional development
  23. Professional Collegiality and Collaboration: work with teaching colleagues and student teachers in the interests of sharing, developing and supporting good practice and maintaining the highest quality of educational experiences for pupils/students and work in a collaborative manner with pupils/students, parents/guardians, school management, other members of staff, relevant professionals and the wider school community, as appropriate, in seeking to effectively meet the needs of pupils/students.
  24. The teacher is responsible for diagnosing educational needs, prescribing and implementing instructional programs and evaluating progress of pupils
  25. The teacher treats pupils with dignity and respect and is considerate of their circumstances.
  26. The teacher may not accept pay for tutoring a pupil in any subjects in which the teacher is responsible for giving classroom instruction to that pupil.
  27. The teacher may not take advantage of a professional position to profit from the sale of goods or services to or for pupils in the teacher's charge.
  28. Corporal punishment and student abuse is strictly banned and a punishable offence.
  29. Counselling may be used to guide students who deviate from the norms of desired behavior.
  30. Use language that motivates and encourages students.


Code of Conduct for Parents

Parents/guardians have a responsibility to

  1. Always act respectfully to teachers, administrators, and other parents and students.
  2. Encourage and sensitize children about the importance of observing school rules.
  3. Work in a collaborative manner to ensure actualization of your wards potential.
  4. Communicate relevant information and concerns to the school.(students medical history and background, details of medication and allergy if any)
  5. Electronic devices compete for students’ attention. Ensure that students do not bring any such device to the school.
  6. Spend time in the evening with your child and help them pack their bags or any other material required for class activity the next day.
  7. Assist and guide your ward in timely completion of home assignments and projects.
  8. Support and instill in children the value of various types of homework.
  9. Contact the class teacher for queries and assistance if problems develop that are not resolved by the student.
  10. Encourage and motivate your ward to participate in school activities and events with full enthusiasm and gusto.
  11. Bring to the notice of authorities any case of bullying or abuse that comes to your notice.
  12. Attend PTM’s regularly.
  13. Ensure that the diary is carried by your ward daily to the school. Check it daily for any communication from school.
  14. Send healthy and balanced meals in school lunch. Also ensure that the child has had adequate sleep, is well rested and had breakfast in the morning.
  15. Send your ward in clean and proper school uniform. It’s mandatory for students to wear I Card.
  16. Carry their parents I card issued by school when entering school premises.
  17. Monitor your wards progress and meet the concerned teachers by taking prior appointments.
  18. Visit the school website for notifications and updates.
  19. Notify change in address or telephone number immediately  to school.
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