The authority of the school with respect to the students includes all occasions when the students are wearing school uniform at school, participating in a school activity outside of the school, travelling to or from school, or whenever they are identifiable as members of the school (whether in school uniform or not).
Attendance - students are required to be at school each day it is open, unless prevented from attending by sickness or any other circumstances beyond their control. Absences should be notified to the school office by telephone first thing in the morning and an absence note handed to the student’s Form Tutor on the day they return to school. Dental and medical appointments should not occur during school time if at all possible.
If a student has been absent without explanation for one or more periods on any given day, a text message will be sent to parents/caregivers notifying them of the absence at the end of that day.
Applications for leave must be made in writing in advance to the Headmaster.
Alcohol and Drugs - the following is a summary of the Board of Trustees policy on Alcohol and Drugs:
- The school accepts its responsibility, alongside
parents, of educating the students in the harmful consequences of alcohol
misuse and the use of illegal drugs.
- To this end any student who seeks help in this
area will be dealt with in a supportive and positive way. A Guidance Counsellor is the best person to
approach for this help.
- Any student possessing or supplying alcohol or
illegal drugs is likely to face the most serious consequences (exclusions from
school could result).
- There will be no use of alcohol by students in
social situations where they are identifiable as members of the school and are
under the direct responsibility of a staff member.
- The use of tobacco by students is prohibited at
all times, including during travel to and from school.
Cell phones - are not permitted to be used or turned on at
school during class time (8.35am-3.00pm).
They are permitted to be turned on at intervals and lunchtimes.
Code of Conduct - this sets out our responsibilities and rights. Parents are expected to read this and the
school’s Rules and Regulations before making an application for enrolment of
their son. All students are required to
abide by the school’s Rules and Regulations.
Students involved in acts of theft or violence, in the use of offensive language, as well as infringements of the school’s alcohol and drugs policy are likely to face the most serious of consequences (exclusions from school could result).
Compliance System - students are required to have good attendance and good work
habits in their classes if they wish to participate in co-curricular events
during school time.
Damage to school property - damage as a result of negligence or mischief will be charged to the student concerned.
Leaving school grounds - lunch passes are only given to students going to their own
homes for lunch. Students are not
permitted to leave the school grounds at lunchtime to purchase lunch or to
visit the local shopping centres.
Students are not permitted to leave the school grounds during morning
Motor Vehicles - these are to
be registered with the Student Office which also issues driver and passenger
passes. The school reserves the right,
at any stage, to withdraw the student’s motor vehicle permit.
Security of students' property - money and
valuables should not be left in bags or changing rooms. A locked cycle compound is available for
student use. All personal property must
be clearly named.
School Uniform - all students must wear the full and correct school uniform
at school, to and from school, and on all school visits. Applications for short-term exemptions should
be made in writing to the Deputy Headmaster.
There is a shoe bank in operation for students who need to have their
black school shoes repaired.
Hair must be neatly presented and extremes of fashion eg
dreadlocks or bright colour, are not permitted.
It must be kept off the face and shoulders (when standing upright) and
long hair that touches the shoulders must be tied back with a single tie at the
back of the head.
The correct sports and physical education uniforms must be worn.
Cycle helmets are compulsory for all cyclists.