School Ethic and Code of Conduct Policy
The Collegiate aims at providing
- sound holistic (academic, cultural and sporting) education
- a stable disciplined and aesthetic learning environment
and instilling in our pupils
- a high code of ethics, based on Christian principles
- an awareness, tolerance and understanding of others
in order to enable each student to grow into a confident, independent, well-rounded and mature young adult prepared to participate actively and responsibly in the community.
The tradition and good name of the School have been built up over more than a century and every girl who wears the Collegiate uniform therefore has a responsibility to maintain the high standards which have been set in the past.
1. LEARNER RESPONSIBILITIES
Primarily to learn
Effective learning involves:
- Developing to the full potential
- Being motivated, independent and self-disciplined
- Participating in extra-mural activities
- Development of responsibility and leadership skills
Effective learning needs:
- Mutual respect within and among groups
- Respect for parents and the community
- Regular and punctual attendance
- Application to homework
- Avoidance of anti-social behaviour
- Adherence to rules and regulations
- Tolerance of the opinions and beliefs of others
- Full co-operation during lessons
2. GENERAL CONDUCT
- Collegiate pupils are expected to maintain a high standard of morality and integrity at all times.
- Criminal activity and the use or possession of alcohol, drugs and/or narcotics are strictly prohibited.
- Dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated
- Learners acknowledge the School’s right to search in the event of suspected theft or possible presence of prohibited substances.
4. PRIDE IN OUR SCHOOL
Learners are expected to:
- Take pride in their appearance, particularly when wearing the school uniform, which must be worn as stipulated in the school rules.
- Take pride in their school premises by ensuring that classrooms and grounds are kept neat and tidy at all times.
- Respect and maintain the traditions of the school.
- Ensure that their conduct at all times does not bring the good name of the school into disrepute.
- Observe and adhere to internal school rules, which should be read in conjunction with the code of conduct.
5. DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES
We endorse the principle of progressive discipline aimed at correcting misconduct and the sanction of suspension and/or expulsion will be sought in instances of serious misconduct.