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DISCIPLINARY SYSTEM

The disciplinary system at Walvis Bay Private High School encourages positive behaviour.  However, there is a need to balance it with the reality that all children prosper in an environment where there are boundaries, structures and routines.  When a child chooses to cross a boundary, there must be a consequence.  This enables a child to learn responsibility and a respect for authority.

 

The disciplinary system is a huge and difficult responsibility.  In order to maintain a culture of teaching and learning, there must be a climate of order.  The merit system was developed to enhance the disciplinary system at the school and relies on all the role-players to make an informed decision in order to deal decisively, but effectively with the child.

 

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

 

Definition of a Professional Learning Environment

 

An effective professional learning community has the capacity to promote and sustain the learning of all professionals and other staff in the school community with the collective purpose of enhancing pupil learning.

 

What is a Professional Learning Community (PLC)

 

A school that operates as a professional learning centre engages the entire group of professionals in coming together for learning within a supportive, self-centered community. Teacher and administrator learning is more complex, deeper and more fruitful in a social setting, where participants can interact, test their ideas, challenge their interferences and interpretations, and process new information with each other. When new ideas are processed in interaction with others, multiple sources of knowledge and expertise expand and test the new concepts as part of the learning experience. The professional learning centre provides a setting that is richer and more stimulating.

 

Where do we stand in the PLC?

 

The school has decided to follow the path of a PLC. This means that we put new emphasis on ideas and concepts long forgotten and neglected. A new approach towards: Learners, Teachers, Parents and the community.  The main purpose for this is to improve the relationships between teachers and parents & teachers and learners in order to create a fruitful scenario for better learning and better results. All this under the emphasis: to celebrate. Celebrate the achievements of the learners in all fields of growth and education. Celebrate the achievements of the teachers especially where learners showed improvement.

 

OUR DISCIPLINARY SYSTEM HAS VARIOUS LEVELS:

 

  • Awareness Notes (Grade 1 to 4)

  • Star Charts (Grade 1 to 4)

  • Negative Reports (Grade 5 to 12)

  • Positive Reports (Grade 5 to 12)

  • Detention

  • Interview with parents / guardians – Disciplinary investigation

  • Isolation

  • Written Warning

  • Poor Performance document

  • Disciplinary hearing

 

These levels are not necessarily consecutive.  The punishment must fit the crime.

Parents are encouraged to support, rather than challenge the school’s disciplinary system.

 

A  THE ROLE OF THE TEACHER

 

  • The class teacher is responsible for the behaviour of his / her class.  The parents, who are the primary educators, are assisted by the teachers to guide the learner towards being a responsible adult.  The class teacher spends a great deal of the day with the child and in some cases far more time interacting with the child than the parent can.  The teacher’s role as nurturer becomes vital.

  • The teacher encourages the learners by issuing stars, celebrating successes, giving learners positive attention.

  • It is sometimes necessary for the teacher to step out of the role of nurturer into that of disciplinarian.  The positive attention gives way to disciplinary measures which may include an awareness note, detention, verbal warning, interviewing parents and isolation.

 

B     TRANSGRESSIONS

 

ORDINARY OFFENCES

 

  • Homework not done / incomplete or unsatisfactory work or homework

  • Books left at home

  • Coming late / punctuality

  • Unacceptable appearance or hairstyle (see Hair Policy and School Uniform Policy)

  • Unacceptable language usage

  • Disrespectful behaviour or disobedience

  • Failing a mastery test

  • Failing a blitz test

  • PT clothes left at home (see School Uniform Policy)

  • Eating in class / Bubblegum

  • Not returning a signed document

  • Copying work / Allowing work to be copied

  • Disrupting a class

  • Doing homework in Register Class

 

CONSEQUENCES

 

GRADES 1 TO 4

 

  • If a learner transgresses, an Awareness Note is completed and sent home.  The parents or guardians sign the document to indicate that they take note of the transgression and send the Awareness Note back to school.

  • A learner is put on detention after the third AN in a week.  A notice is sent out to the parents, informing them of the date of the detention.  This letter must be signed and sent back to school.

  • If a learner receives detention for the second time in any given term, he / she will receive a written warning.  This is sent to the parents.  This letter must be signed and sent back to school.

  • The register teacher will contact the parents and arrange for a consultative meeting if the learner’s behaviour profile is of concern.  The Head of Department, the class teacher, Principal and the parents are present at such a meeting.

 

GRADES 5 TO 12

 

  • A negative report is completed if a learner transgresses with an ordinary offence.  The date, the teacher involved and the transgression are noted and both the learner and teacher sign the report.

  • A learner is put on detention after the third negative report in a term. A notice is sent out to the parents, informing them of the date of the detention.  This letter must be signed and sent back to school.

  • If a learner receives detention for the second time in any given term, he / she will receive a written warning.  This is sent to the parents.  This letter must be signed and sent back to school.

  • The grade guardian will contact the parents and arrange for a consultative meeting if the learner’s behaviour profile is of concern.

 

SERIOUS OFFENCES

 

  • Assault and assault by threat

  • Cheating during examinations or tests

  • Possession of pornographic material

  • Undermining authority

  • Blatant disregard of examination regulations

  • The use and / or possession of alcohol in public and / or on school grounds (see Substance Abuse Policy)

  • Smoking during school activities or possession of tobacco products while wearing school uniform (see Substance Abuse Policy)

  • Unauthorised absenteeism from lessons, school or school activities (see Absenteeism Policy)

  • Undermining authority of teachers, monitors or the prefects

  • Dishonesty

  • Possession of a cell phone during school hours (see Cell Phone Policy)

  • Unauthorised driving on school grounds (see Vehicle Policy)

  • Bullying

 

CONSEQUENCES

 

ALL GRADES

 

  • Transgression of serious offences could result in immediate isolation. 

  • Depending on the nature of the transgression, a learner can be suspended until the investigation of the case is complete. This can be to a maximum of 10 school days.

  • The learner will receive notice of a disciplinary investigation.  A meeting will be scheduled with the parents, where the parents will be notified of the disciplinary investigation.

 

VERY SERIOUS OFFENCES

 

  • Dealing in, use or possession of prohibited or dangerous dependence-producing drugs or potentially dangerous dependence-producing drugs. (This includes alcohol and any other drugs like dagga, extacy, cocaine, etc.)

  • Under the influence of intoxicating liquor – Either in or outside school

  • Forging documents

  • Possession of weapons, including knives, during any school activity

  • Sabotage

  • Assault with the intent to do grievous bodily harm. (this is where a learner uses a weapon to assault another, like a knife, shoed feet, knuckle duster, cricket bat, piece of wood, anything that in not a bare hand or fist)

  • Unexcused absenteeism (for ten consecutive days or ten non-consecutive days over a six months period, up to a total of 21 days)

  • Sexual harassment

  • Theft

  • Vandalism

  • Being convicted of any criminal offence.

 

CONSEQUENCES

 

ALL GRADES

 

Transgression of any of the very serious offences will result in immediate suspension and a meeting with the parents, where they will receive notice of a Disciplinary Hearing. 

 

WE REMIND ALL LEARNERS AND PARENTS THAT:

  • The above sanctions are standard responses to particular offences. This School’s application of the standard procedures and sanctions takes place after careful consideration is given to the circumstances of the learner, the nature of the offence and the effect upon the School community of the learner’s behaviour.

  • The School reserves the right to refer any incident involving criminal behaviour to the Namibian Police for investigation and possible sanction.

C  THE MERIT SYSTEM

 

GRADES 1 TO 4

 

STAR CHART

 

  • Each learner has a Star Chart.

  • Stars are awarded to learners for doing their homework regularly or delivering a project of exceptional standard.

  • Learners can also receive stars for showing commitment or for showing a positive attitude towards the school.

  • The Star Chart is sent home every Friday so that the parents / guardians are informed of the learner’s behaviour and progress.

 

MERIT RATING

 

  • The Junior Primary teachers and the Merit System Administrators have a meeting weekly. 

  • Each learner receives a Gold, Silver or Bronze rating each week.  The rating will be updated weekly and reflected in the Star Chart.  A global rating will be determined at the end of each term.

  • At the end of the year the learner receives a button that reflects his / her overall merit rating.

  • A learner’s rating can be reconsidered if he / she commit a serious or very serious offence.  It may happen immediately.

  • The following guidelines will assist the teacher to rate a learner.  In order to be given a gold merit rating, a learner must:

GRADE 1 AND 2

 

Attitude:  Play peacefully.  Co-operate with your group, friends and teacher.  Obey school rules.  Do your best inside and outside the classroom.  Choose a positive attitude.

Be self controlled whether working or playing.  Show initiative and accept a challenge.

Behaviour:  Be peace-loving. Be polite. Be self-controlled. Do not hurt feelings. Apply yourself to all tasks.

Neatness:  Clothes are clean and neat.  Schoolwork is neat and tidy.  Personal hygiene is good.

Conduct:  Accept responsibility for your actions. Care for others. Be obedient, reliable and responsible. When there is no teacher, be quiet and self-controlled. Avoid situations which may lead to conflict. Be an example at all times.

 

GRADE 3 AND 4

 

The following guidelines will assist the teacher to rate a learner.  In order to be given a gold merit rating, a learner must:

 

  • ​Show respect for teachers and LRC. Choose to have a positive attitude. Display self-control. Be prepared to attempt any challenging academic assignment.

  • ​Not use unacceptable language. Follow given instructions. Apply yourself to academic assignments without being disruptive. Question instructions or directives in a polite and appropriate manner.

  • ​Personal hygiene.Schoolwork is neat and tidy.

  • ​Avoid situations which lead to conflict. Move away when games become aggressive. Display good manners. Reflect self-responsibility when sent on an errand.

GRADES 5 TO 12

 

  • All the positive and negative reports, poor performance reports and written warnings are filed in the learner’s file.  The file is available to learners and their parents.

  • This system teaches the learners to take responsibility for their own actions.

  • It enables management to detect problems early.

  • The parents are kept informed about the child’s academic performance.

  • The learners know what and where the boundaries are.

 

MERIT POINTS

 

  • Each learner starts with 100 merit points each term.

  • They earn points for Positive Reports; meeting their academic standard; being a positive ambassador for the school.  Any achievement is also rewarded.

  • They lose points for Negative Reports, Poor Performance Reports, Transgressions, and Written Warnings.

  • At the end of each term the points are added up.  Management decides on a minimum number of points that a learner must have accumulated to be able to study at home for the examination.  The learners receive a letter informing them and their parents whether they are allowed to study at home. This letter must be signed by the parents / guardians and sent back to school.

  • Learners who obtained an above average number of points will receive a merit button.

POSITIVE REPORTS

 

  • Learners receive positive reports for meeting their target marks in Mastery Tests.

  • Positive reports are also given to learners for doing their homework regularly or delivering a project of exceptional standard.

  • Learners can also receive positive reports for showing commitment to an activity at school, or for showing a positive attitude towards the school for a period of time.

 

WHAT IS A POOR PERFORMANCE REPORT?

 

  • Mastery Tests are a vital part of the learner’s continuous assessment each term.  The test timetable will be published in the first newsletter of the term.

  • If a learner fails a test, he / she will receive a poor performance report.  The parents must sign the report and send it back to school.  Learners should receive their test marks no longer than 4 days after the test was written.  The pass marks are 40% for grades 5 to 10 and grade 11 and 12 Ordinary Level subjects and 50% for grade 11 and 12 Higher Level subjects.

  • A learner loses 10 merit points for failing a Mastery Test.

 

WHAT IS DETENTION?

 

  • A learner, who received 3 or more negatives, may be put on detention.

  • The learner is notified on Thursday and a letter is sent to the parents which must be signed and sent back.  The detention takes place on Fridays directly after school until 15:00.

  • At the end of the day on Friday, the learners’ names are read out to remind them to attend the detention.

  • The learners are required to do written homework or summaries during this period.  They are not allowed to read books or draw for leisure. If a learner has Design and Technology as a subject, the designs may be drawn during detention.

  • Members of the LRC invigilate the detention class and a teacher is also available if the need arise.

  • A learner’s place in a sports team could be in jeopardy if the team has to travel and leaves before 15:00 on Friday.

WHAT IS STUDY CLASS?

 

  • It is imperative that the learners do their homework every day. 

  • If the homework is not done, the learner will receive written notice of the study class.  The notice must be signed by the parents and returned the next day. 

  • Study classes are from 14:00 until 15:00 and are supervised by a teacher.  Learners in the study class will be expected to do their written homework during that period.

  • A learner who does not report to the study class will be put on detention that particular Friday.

 

WHAT IS ISOLATION?

 

  • Isolation is a period determined by the principal.  The learner is separated from the classroom environment and required to spend the day at a desk in the Office Area.  The learner reports to the Receptionist each morning.  Work is set and monitored by the subject teachers.  Break time is spent isolated from peers.

  • This procedure is designed to be a cooling off period.  The learner must use this time to reflect on his / her actions that demanded this disciplinary measure.

WHAT HAPPENS AT A DISCIPLINARY HEARING?

 

  • The parents and the learner receive a written notice about the date and time of the hearing.  Present at such a hearing are: Member of the Board of Directors, the principal, the learner and his/her parents and a member of the management committee of the school.  Other concerned persons, e.g. teachers or witnesses may be invited as well.

  • The principal presents the learner’s profile to the Board and the learner has the opportunity to state his / her case.

  • After the hearing the Disciplinary Committee may decide to:

  • Issue some form of punishment

  • Recommend suspension for a few school days

  • Issue a final warning

  • Recommend expulsion to the Regional Director.

  • The decision of the Disciplinary Committee is noted on the Disciplinary hearing form, signed by the chairperson of the hearing committee, the learner and the parents.  One copy is filed and one is sent to the Inspector.  In case of expulsion, a copy, together with all relevant documents, is sent to the Regional Director.

 

WHAT IS A GRADE GUARDIAN?

 

  • The Grade Guardians and the Merit System Administrators have a meeting every Tuesday.   The grade guardians receive a list with the names of learners that have failed tests, did not do their homework or received more than 3 negatives in that week.

  • The grade guardians are appointed to assist learners in Behavioural Guidance.

  • The grade guardians will decide on the action that should be taken: Interview with the learner, profile form, discussion with parents or referral to the councillors.

  • The grade guardians circulate learner profiles of the identified learners. One copy of the profile form is kept in the grade guardian file and one is filed on the learner’s personal file. 

  • The grade guardians act as a link between the teaching staff, the learners and the office.  They keep the staff informed about specific information regarding learners under investigation.

  • The grade guardians make sure that the teachers are aware of individual learners’ study difficulties.  Parents inform the office which, in turn, will inform grade guardians.

  • If a teacher has information regarding a particular learner, this information should be given to the office before it is made available to the staff in general.

  • If a teacher has a particular query about a learner, the Grade Guardian should be notified, so that he / she can make arrangements for a learner profile at the next meeting.

  • It is important to note that complaints about learners with behavioural and disciplinary problems should reflect in the daily merit system.

  • Minutes must be taken of all discussions.

WHAT IS A LEARNER PROFILE?

 

  • The Subject teachers complete a Learner Profile when it is requested by the Principal or the Grade Guardian.

 

  • The Learner Profile makes provision for the teacher to summarise the learner’s academic progress and behaviour in class.

D  POLICIES (SCHOOL RULES)

 

ABSENTEEISM POLICY

 

  • No learner may stay away from school unless he/she is ill, or unless the Principal has given permission prior to the day of absence.  Learners will not be allowed to leave school unless satisfactory transport arrangements have been made.

  • When a learner has a valid reason to be absent, a letter of explanation by the parent / guardian must be handed in beforehand.

  • Parents must inform the school before 08:00 that a learner is absent.  If this is not done, the receptionist will follow up and inform the staff of the reason of absence.

  • Absence of 2 days or longer requires learners to produce a medical certificate upon returning to school.

  • No learner may leave the school grounds without written permission from the office.

  • Only in exceptional circumstances may learners leave school early for private affairs. All appointments should be made well in advance for the afternoon.

  • Absenteeism of any kind during examinations is only permitted if accompanied by a medical certificate.

  • The principal should be informed if there has been a death in the family.

  • Frequent absenteeism by a learner may lead to poor academic results.

  • Chronic absence can affect all learners when teachers must spend time reviewing concepts for learners who missed the lesson in the first place.  Sending catch-up work home is not the solution.

  • In case work was missed, it becomes the learner’s responsibility to catch up.

  • If a learner is absent during a Mastery Test, a doctor’s certificate must be produced.  It is up to the teacher’s discretion whether the learner is to write another test.

  • Learners who wish to leave the class room during the lesson must do so at the beginning of the lesson so as not to disrupt the class during the lesson and may not leave the classroom with the appropriate pass.

  • If a teacher is informed by the parent, the teacher must inform the office.

  • Absenteeism must be done by the teacher him/herself.

  • The teacher must indicate clearly when the child is sick/or absent due to a sport/cultural activity, etc.

 

CELL PHONE POLICY

 

  • The school acknowledges that cell phones have become an important and useful means of communication.  However, it is also aware that their use and abuse, particularly by learners, pose social, ethical and safety consequences.

  • Cell phones are not permitted at Walvis Bay Private High School during school hours.  If a learner is in possession of a cell phone upon entering the school in the morning, the cell phone must be placed in an envelope with the learner’s name written on the envelope, and handed in at the office.  At the end of the academic day, the learner collects the cell phone from the receptionist.

  • Consequences for using a cell phone during school hours or failing to hand the cell phone in are 25 merit points deducted from the learner on the Merit System and the cell phone being confiscated. 

  • N$100 fine must be paid to the financial secretary to release the cell phone at the end of the school day.

 

HAIR POLICY

 

BOYS

  • Hair must be neat and tidy.

  • Hair may not be cut according to extreme fashion trends.

  • Fringes must not touch the eyebrows.

  • Hair may not touch the ears or collar.

  • Sideburns may not be longer than the middle of the ear.

  • Hair colour must look natural.

  • No gel or wax is allowed in the hair.

  • Moustaches and beards are not allowed.

 

GIRLS

 

  • Hair must be neat and tidy.

  • Fringes must not touch the eyebrows.

  • Hair longer than your collar must be worn in a ponytail, plait, 2 pigtails or neat bun.  Loose hair may not cover your face, but must be fastened in such a way that it does not fall into your face.

  • Hair colour must look natural.

  • Only dark blue, black, brown, white or plain school related colour hair elastic bands/accessories may be used.

  • No head scarves are allowed.

 

ILLNESS OF LEARNERS

 

  • Learners not feeling well must be sent to the secretary.

  • The secretary will then hand the learner medication and the learner returns to his / her class.

  • If necessary, the secretary admits the learner to the sick bay.

  • If the learner is too ill to be treated at school, the secretary obtains permission from the principal to send the learner home.

  • His/her parents are notified and asked to fetch the learner.

  • The names of all the learners, who are sent home in this way, must be entered in a register and thoroughly controlled.

  • The names of learners that are injured during school hours or during sport meetings must be entered into a prescribed register available in the secretary’s office.  All information must be written down.  The teacher in charge of the sport meeting or the teacher on playground duty is responsible for completing the register.

VEHICLE POLICY

 

  • No motorised vehicles of any type are permitted on the school grounds without written permission from the principal.

  • Cars will only be permitted under exceptional circumstances.

  • A learner must be in possession of a legal driver’s licence before he / she applies for permission to drive a vehicle on the school grounds.

  • Once a learner has obtained permission to drive a vehicle to school, the vehicle must be parked in the designated area during school hours.

  • The helmets are handed in at the office before the school starts in the morning and collected at the end of the school day.

  • Learners are not allowed to go to their vehicles during school hours.

 

SUBSTANCE ABUSE

 

  • The possession, use or distribution of illegal drugs, including alcohol and tobacco, are prohibited in Namibian Schools.

  • According to law, smoking in public places is prohibited.  Walvis Bay Private High School is a declared smoke-free zone.

  • According to the law no under 18-year old may enter a facility where alcohol is sold.  School-going learners may do so only in the company of their parents or guardians.

 

SCHOOL UNIFORM POLICY

 

FORMAL SCHOOL UNIFORM

 

BOYS:

  • Grey long trousers or short grey pants.

  • WBPHS long sleeve jersey or WBPHS pullover (compulsory for Grades 1-7).

  • Black belt.

  • Grey school socks (long socks with shorts and grey short socks with trousers).

  • Black leather school shoes.

  • White school shirt (long sleeves or short sleeves with tie collar).

  • Blue WBPHS tie for Grade 4 – 9 learners.

  • Grey WBPHS tie for Grade 10 – 12 learners.

  • WBPHS blazer (compulsory for Grade 8 – 12 learners).

  • Maroon school jersey or pullover for Grade 8-12 learners.

  • Senior Prefects – Navy blue trousers.

 

GIRLS:

  • Grey WBPHS tunic dress or grey skirt or trousers (WBPHS tunic dress allowed on hot days without jersey or pullover).

  • WBPHS long sleeve jersey or WBPHS pullover (compulsory for all Grades 1-7).

  • Grey school socks (long socks with tunic dress and grey skirt, grey short socks with trousers).

  • Navy school tights with tunic dress or skirt for Grades 10- 12 learners.

  • Black leather school shoes.

  • White school shirt (long sleeves or short sleeves with tie collar (Grade 8 - 12).

  • Blue WBPHS tie for Grade 4 – 9 learners.

  • Grey WBPHS tie for Grade 10 – 12 learners.

  • WBPHS blazer (compulsory for Grade 8 – 12 learners).

  • Maroon jersey or pullover for Grade 12 learners.

  • Senior Prefects – Navy blue trousers.

 

SCHOOL BAGS AND SCHOOL BOOKS:

 

Suitable and reinforced school bags are necessary in order to protect learners’ books. School bags should also be compliant with the school’s dress code. Please cover your child’s books with ordinary thick plastic, not with ‘contact’ (self-adhesive plastic).

 

GENERAL ATTIRE FOR LEARNERS

 

  • Learners in Grades 1 to 7 may wear an open collar white school shirt.

  • School jersey (compulsory) or school blazer for the junior grades.

  • Grade 12 learners are distinguished by wearing a maroon jersey/pullover with their school blazers.  The Prefects wear navy trousers (boys) and navy skirts (girls) with their school blazers.

  • No coloured T-shirt, or T-shirt with a logo, may be worn underneath a white school shirt.

  • No tracksuit tops instead of blazers and jerseys are allowed.

  • Only school related lapel badges may be worn on the blazer.

  • Learners must wear the prescribed school uniform to all school functions and activities – unless otherwise stated by the principal.

  • Learners must wear the correct, appropriate sportswear to extramural activities.

  • All matches are played in the correct sport uniform.

  • As a special favour and as acknowledgement for representation in a Namibian team, Namibian tracksuit tops and / or first team blazers or the prescribed Grade 12 jackets may be worn on Fridays only.

  • Girls must wear appropriate underwear at all times.

  • Girls may wear the prescribed grey school skirt or grey tunic dress with dark blue tights.  Dress of skirt not shorter than four fingers above the kneecap.

  • Girls may wear trousers, but for girls in grade 8 to 12 it is compulsory to wear a school blazer with their trouser.

  • On "civvies" days, clothing have to be respectable, acceptable and must adhere to the rules prescribed by the disciplinary committee.

  • No jewellery may be worn to school (except Medic Alert).

  • In cases where girls have pierced ears a simple ring (1 cm in diameter) or round stud (without gems) may be worn in the lowest piercing on the earlobe.  No ornamentation may be on or attached to the earrings.

  • Boys may not wear any jewellery.

  • No tattoos may be visible.

  • Watches with simple straps are allowed. 

  • No make-up may be worn with the school uniform or casual wear.

  • Nails must be short and neat.  Girls may wear colourless nail polish.

  • All learners must be familiar with the uniform, appearance and hair regulations. Only the prescribed WBPHS items of uniform may be worn (e.g. shirts and jerseys with badges or logos of companies, clubs or other schools are not allowed.) Ignorance of the uniform and appearance regulations is no excuse for failure to comply with the regulations.

  • Outside of school hours learners may not wear part of their school uniform – they must either be in civvies or full school uniform.

  • Uniforms as well as shoes, must be clean, tidy and well-pressed at all times. Worn-out uniform items must be replaced.

  • Learners may not put their hands in their pockets.

  • Chewing gum is not allowed on school premises or whenever a learner is in school uniform or representing the school.

  • No decorative buckles may be worn.

  • School shirts are to be tucked in at all times.

  • Learners must always be neat and correctly dressed, to present a good image of our school to the general public.  The complete uniform must be worn at all times, even when travelling to and from school.

 

INFORMAL JACKET

Parents, supporters, teachers and grade 12 learners may acquire this jacket.  Grade 12 learners may wear it on Fridays and appropriate occasions.

 

NEATNESS INSPECTIONS

Inspections are done on a regular basis.  Learners who do not wear the appropriate uniform need to report it, make the necessary excuse and acquire a permission slip at the office.  Learners who do not have a permission slip will receive a negative.

 

SCHOOL CASUAL WEAR

 

  • School sport shirt with first team jacket, matric jacket, tracksuit top or school jersey and neat long dark blue jeans with running shoes, sneakers or flat pumps for girls.

  • No bleached or torn jeans are allowed.

  • Sneakers or running shoes with laces in blue, white, black or brown.  Girls may wear flat pumps in blue, white, black or brown.

  • First team jacket, Matric jacket, Tracksuit top or School jersey.

 

SPORT WEAR & PHYSICAL EDUCATION WEAR

 

  • Full tracksuit, school sport shirt and running shoes.

  • Tracksuit top and trousers can be ordered separately on request.  When wearing a tight, it must be accompanied with a short.

  • The first team jacket or matric jacket may be worn instead of the tracksuit top.

  • If a learner does not have the full tracksuit, school sport shirt, he/she must wear the normal full school uniform to school and bring sport clothes in a bag to wear for PE periods.

 

“CIVVIE” DAYS

 

The clothes learners wear as well as the behaviour of learners must be of such a nature that the discipline and normal order of the day is not disrupted.

 

GIRLS

 

  • No underwear may be visible.

  • No spaghetti tops.

  • No tights or skinny pants without a long top or T-shirt.

  • The length of the skirts or pants is the same as the rule for school skirts.  ¾ pants are permissible.

  • No tongue rings.

  • Normal school rules regarding hair colour and nails.

  • Hair may be worn loose, but must be tidy.

  • Only grade 12 girls are allowed to wear light make up and nail polish.

  • 2 Earrings per ear; 1 ring per hand and 1 toe ring per foot.

  • 2 Chains and a maximum of 3 armbands.

  • The blouse/shirt/top must cover the midriff.

 

BOYS

 

  • No underwear may be visible.

  • 1 ring; 1 chain; 1 armband/bangle

  • Normal school rules regarding beard and moustache.

  • Hair products such as gel and wax are allowed.

 

ALL

 

  • One must always bear in mind that we have a normal school day and our clothes and the way we behave may not disturb the normal discipline and order of the day.

  • Hair products e.g. “gel” and “wax” may be worn.

  • School scarfs may only be worn during the second trimester of the year.

 

VANDALISM

 

  • Walls, doors, ceilings, pin boards, blackboards, posters, desks, tables and chairs must be kept clean and clear of graffiti.

  • The damaging and/or defacing of school equipment, textbooks, library books, exercise books and stationery is unacceptable.

  • No learner may force a door or climb through a window to gain access or exit to any of the buildings or classrooms.

  • No learner may tamper with any vehicle, bicycle or motorcycle which is not their own.

  • All bicycles must be securely locked at the start of the school day.

  • No learner may remove, tamper with, or use, without permission of the owner, any suitcase, books, clothing, personal effects or equipment, which do not belong to them.

  • All books and personal effects MUST be clearly marked with the owner’s name.

  • No learner is allowed to damage any school property or litter on the school grounds on special occasions such as 40 Days etc.

  • Vandalism to school property is a serious offence.