Respecting cultural diversity, the School provides an enabling environment for the development of intellectual and social faculties in a congenial and cohesive atmosphere. It is therefore imperative for teachers and students alike to adhere to a code of conduct devised by the school. Conduct of the teachers, staff and students alike should reflect awareness of their rights and responsibilities. It is highly desirable to demonstrate politeness, courtesy and respect to each others sensitivities at all times. Self critique and soul searching is highly advisable to develop a sense of responsibility and respect for others. It is better to admit own mistakes rather than seeking to blame others.
Students must also realize that their conduct bears consequences. Positive actions shall be rewarded while negative or disruptive deeds would invoke penalty. Dignity and self-esteem demand mutual respect among teachers, staff and students alike. It is unacceptable to belittle, or mock or deride any person or object. Students are not allowed to leave a class without the permission of the teacher, or miss an extra-curricular activity.
Teachers must be diligent in making proper plans and arrangements for extra practices, or excursions and study tours in cooperation with the school management. All teachers and staff members are expected to be on time for school, classes and meetings. Tardiness shall be deemed highly negative. It is acceptable for teachers to trade lessons to facilitate trips etc.
Corporal punishment or bullying is strictly forbidden by anyone, for any reason, in the school. Any student found to be bullying will be reprimanded and disciplined. It is unacceptable whether it happens in school, out of school, online, during activities or trips or on the school buses. Assault, harassment, intimidation, mortification, or taunts to anyone would invoke disciplinary action. Rumour mongering or an orchestrated campaign of shunning would also invoke disciplinary action.
Each teacher is responsible for discipline in his/her own classroom. Teachers may use temporary exclusion from class, extra work, or Break detention. Teachers who give students a Break detention must allow the student time to go to bathroom and to eat their food and the students must be supervised in detention. A student who continues to misbehave can then be referred to the Head of Department for further support. After school detention may only be used after the parents have been notified and given approval through a signed note that indicates that they realize that they must arrange transport home.
The Principal should be the last resort of discipline so that he/she retains an aura of severity and a sense of the seriousness of the infraction. Serious breaches of discipline, or prolonged minor breaches, should be recorded on the student’s file. This file will provide the necessary evidence if suspension or expulsion are considered.
Parents should be involved in persistent disciplinary problems. The school must be provided an emergency day time number to be called in case where a student becomes ill or gets injured per chance. In an emergency the school Nurse shall offer first aid to the student before the parents/guardians can be contacted. Any special instructions in this regard must be notified in writing to the school at the time of admission.