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School Rules 

As with any organisation, it is necessary to have a set of rules and regulations in order that all are able to co-operate and interact constructively.

A formal set of rules and regulations is usually unnecessary for the majority of our pupils who conduct themselves sensibly and in a manner that is mutually beneficial. However, there are pupils who need the guidance of rules and regulations and instructions.

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ALL who wish to be part of Chartwell Country College must agree to the “4 R’s” in order to attend:

TO RESPECT AND CARE FOR OTHERS

TO RESPECT AND CARE FOR YOURSELF

TO RESPECT AND CARE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR ALL YOUR ACTIONS

Expanding on the “4R’s” we expect ALL pupils to follow the following rules:

  1. Participation in the School programme


1.1 A pupil shall participate in the educational programmes as prescribed by the School.

1.2 When a pupil has joined a co-curricular school activity, he/she shall fulfil his/her obligations and carry out their responsibilities in that connection, unless they are granted exemption by the principal/teacher.
1.3 Pupils may not enter school premises before or after school hours or use any of the School’s facilities and equipment, including those for sport, before or after school hours, without permission.
1.4 Appropriate action will be taken in the case of conduct that discredits the School in the eyes of the community.

  1. Appearance

Pupils’ general appearance directly influences the way in which a school is perceived in terms of the norms and standards advocated and upheld by that institution. It creates an undeniable sense of unity within the School context and contributes positively towards issues such as discipline, orderliness and goal-orientated academic achievement.

2.1 Girls

2.1.1 Girls are expected to dress in such a manner that is appropriate and non-revealing.

2.1.2 Dresses, Shorts, Skirts, Skorts, and Capri pants must clearly exceed the length of students’ fingertips when extended.

2.1.3 Clothing must not be excessively tight or revealing.

2.1.4 Clothing must not be made of see-through materials.

2.1.5 No cleavage or midriff-exposing clothing.

2.1.6 No sleeveless, spaghetti-strap shirts or tank tops.

2.1.7 No pyjamas and slippers.

2.2 Boys

2.2.1 Boys are expected to dress in such a manner that is appropriate and non-revealing.

2.2.2 No undergarments are allowed to show

2.2.3 Clothing must not be excessively tight or revealing.

2.2.4 Clothing must not be made of see-through materials.

2.2.5 No vests or sleeveless shirts

2.2.7 No pyjamas and slippers.

  1. Bounds and behaviour

3.1 Pupils are restricted to certain areas.
3.2 Bullying is forbidden.
3.3 Pupils may not remain in the passages during breaks unless they have special permission. 
3.4 Where pupils damage school property, they will be expected to pay for the repairs and must report such damage to the office or to one of the teachers.
3.5 Fighting is prohibited and will be punished.

3.6 Pupils may not be in the possession of alcohol on school property, such an offence will result in expulsion.

3.7 Pupils may not be in the possession of cigarettes on school property, such an offence will result in expulsion.

3.8 Pupils may not be in the possession of drugs on school property, such an offence will result in expulsion.

  1. Cycles, Motorbikes and Cars

4.1 Cycles, mopeds and motorbikes must be ridden slowly (under 20 km/h) inside the school property.
4.2 Bikes, Motorbikes and Cars may be parked in the designated area provided permission has been granted by the school.

  1. Classrooms

Pupils may not be in classrooms before or after school, or during breaks, without the permission of a teacher. Pupils may not write on or scratch on doors, tables or chairs and will be held responsible for the repair or replacement of damaged furniture.

  1. Cell phones, Tablets and Electronic Equipment

School Rules regarding electronic equipment

Cell phones (incl. Tablets/IPods etc. that can make/receive calls, messages etc.)

- Must be handed in to Class Teacher before school (School Secretary, if teacher not available), may be collected after school at 14h15 (not after lessons are completed for the day as students often have study periods in the interim).

- May not be used during break times.

- May not be used as Music Players.

Tablets/Laptops/Computers

- May be used for school work, at any time during school hours (08h05 - 14h15), including breaks, with teacher's permission. Please note: these devices are only to be used for school work related purposes.

- May be used after school ends (14h15) for other purposes.

 

MP3/Music players (without video capability) 

- May be used during lessons at teacher's discretion.

- May be used during breaks

- eBook readers

- May be used during lessons at teacher's discretion.

- May be used during breaks


7. Litter

7.1 Students are expected to keep the buildings and grounds free from litter. 
7.2 Litter must be placed in the receptacles provided.

8. Displays of affection

Public displays of behaviour such as kissing, embracing, holding hands or other indiscreet behaviour go against the norms of good taste and, as such, are unacceptable.

9. School-sponsored activities

The School rules apply to all school-sponsored activities such as school bus transportation, tours, trips, dances, meetings etc.

  1. Off-Campus behaviour

10.1 No pupil shall in any manner bring the name of the School into disrepute.10.1 Behaviour on buses and in public places must be such that no inconvenience is caused to others. The School has the right to take action whenever a pupil’s behaviour is such that it will bring the School’s name into disrepute.
10.2 The School reserves the right to take action against pupils who attend private parties and by their behaviour bring the School’s name into disrepute.
10.3 Appropriate action will be taken in the case of conduct that discredits the School in the eyes of the community.

  1. Health and Safety: General duties of pupils

Every pupil shall:
11.1 take reasonable care for the health and safety of himself and of other persons who may be affected by his acts or omissions;

11.2 not obstruct any staff member in the carrying out of his duties;
11.3 carry out any lawful order given to him, and obey the health and safety rules and procedures laid down by the Principal or by anyone authorized thereto by the Principal, in the interest of health or safety;
11.4 if any situation which is unsafe or unhealthy comes to his attention, as soon as practicable report such situation to the Principals or to a member of staff.

11.5 if he is involved in any incident which may affect his health or which has caused an injury to himself, report such incident to the Principal or to a member of staff as soon as practicable but not later than the end of the particular school day during which the incident occurred, unless the circumstances were such that the reporting of the incident was not possible, in which case he shall report the incident within twenty-four hours;
11.6 not intentionally or recklessly interfere with or misuse anything that is provided in the interest of health or safety e.g. fire extinguishers.(Note: All masculine pronouns are applicable to girls as well. No gender discrimination is intended)

A number of unwritten procedures apply from time to time. These are always announced and explained at the School.

All rules are subject to annual revision.


We are satisfied that all our rules, regulations and instructions are educationally based and as such we expect all pupils to co-operate with ALL of them.


Any pupil organising, planning, or being involved in, a contravention of Regulations and Rules will be appropriately punished.