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. 

3. DISHONESTY

  • 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.

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