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Addendum to School Rules and Code of Conduct:

CONCEPT DESCRIPTION

1. “All forms of neatness” refers to –

  • no bare feet with school clothes
  • clean school clothes and body
  • well groomed appearance ( combed hair, properly bound long hair, hair clips, etc )
  • well-mannered behaviour and use of language
  • brush teeth in the morning
  • correct dress code for sport matches
  • well-kept inside of suitcase and school desk environment – replace worn suitcase
  • fasten loose shoe laces

2. “ fashion crazes” refers to –

  • hair styles – steps, tufts, side trails, neck tufts, highlights, stiff braids, no 1 hair cuts
  • pushing ‘up’ sleeves
  • loose shoe laces
  • school socks on ankles
  • loose hanging shirts
  • arm bands, advertising wrist watches, neck charms
  • nail polish, mascara, rings, etc

3. “positive image and conduct” refers to –

  • being on time for appointments – e.g. school, sport practices and matches
  • behaviour and conduct in class creating a learning environment for all
  • walking in passages
  • keeping quiet when someone else is speaking, awaiting your turn
  • greeting politely
  • not chewing bubble-gum on the school grounds or when ever wearing school uniform
  • being (self) disciplined, especially when alone

4. “socially acceptable norms” refers to –

  • suitable dress for the occasion
  • behaving civilized and well cultured as a human being
  • acceptable use of language – not swearing, cursing or offensive remarks
  • hand or finger signs with degrading meanings

5. “responsible conduct” refers to –

  • loyally doing homework
  • using a bin to dispose of rubbish, and urging others to do the same
  • loyally attending practices and matches
  • refrain from throwing objects around in class
  • orderly forming of rows and moving in passages
  • to inform a coach well in time of being unable to attend a practice or match
  • obeying rules
  • knowing when to keep quiet and being orderly e g when assessment is being done

6. “respect” refers to –

  • your conduct and behaviour towards someone else showing that he/she is important enough
  • the proper manner in which you talk/speak to someone else
  • using words like please and thank you
  • using someone else’s property with permission and carefully
  • to treat someone with disability in a way recognizing him/her for the person he/she is
  • never to treat someone in a way giving the impression that you are better
  • politely recognizing the right of elderly persons, your parents or other adults to enter/leave ahead of you
  • standing up when an adult person enters the class room
  • refraining from making unwanted personal comments and remarks towards others
  • the holy recognition of the higher being of God, the Creator of all

7. “vandalism” refers to –

  • the deliberate, wilful damaging of property, both of others and own
  • scratch out names, signs, etc. on school desks with sharp objects
  • deliberately making marks on a floor using soles of your shoes
  • damage plants by breaking/tearing off branches, leaves, etc.
  • deliberately leaning against fencing, skating on the wet cricket pitch, etc.
  • loosen the stones of the counter walls on the school grounds
  • while being transported, damaging the seat covers of the bus by kicking against the seats
  • kicking around someone else’s lunchbox
  • using skateboards, J-boards etc. on the tennis courts or the cement steps
  • climbing over the fencing around the school grounds

8. “ethos” of the school … refers to –

  • the ten moral values stated
  • the life values in which true Courtraiers believe and want to demonstrate to others
  • that which we want to do to make life better for others, showing gratitude for what we have

9. “misconduct” refers to –

  • that behaviour that is against the acceptable way of living in a community
  • behaviour that damages the rights of others, even putting them in danger
  • deliberate actions to deprive other learners the opportunity of a proper learning environment
  • to throw items around, even such as an eraser, that can damage another learner’s eye
  • dishonest acts like copying work from someone else or spreading untrue tales about others
  • taking items belonging to someone else or running around/ shouting out aloud in class

10. “weapon” refers to –

  • an item with which damage or harm could be caused
  • that item used to throw or use in an uncontrolled way to cause harm
  • a ruler used to hit someone else
  • a pocket knife or sharpened object

11. “bully” refers to –

  • mostly a bigger child deliberately hurting others or taking something from younger/smaller children
  • the deliberate action of wrong doing towards others just because you are in a privileged situation
  • moving around in a group scaring others either by actions or verbally
  • unfairly demanding food, sweets, other items or help from others because you are bigger and stronger
  • sending threatening, suggestive signs with hands/fingers to intimidate others

12. “violation of someone’s good name” refers to –

  • spreading untruths about a person
  • falsely accusing someone of wrongdoing without actually having proof
  • make as if you have heard ‘stories’ about someone knowing that it is not true
  • doing something wrong and then blaming it on an innocent person

13. “becoming dependent” refers to –

  • becoming so used to something you use, that you cannot carry on without it
  • medicine like sleeping pills, calming substances, etc. being used abnormally often
  • any substance leaving you feeling ‘high’ or ‘dazed’ urging you to use it more often
  • needing to have the ‘help’ of something or someone you ‘cannot’ do without

14. “unauthorised access” refers to –

  • being at a place without permission, where access is limited
  • under no circumstances entering offices without direct instructions
  • paging through files or documentation of teachers
  • visiting web sites on computers not suitable for someone your age
  • accessing belongings ( sports bag/ book case ) of a fellow learner, or any other person

15. “principles of decency” refers to –

  • acting in a way showing good behaviour and respect
  • good manners
  • considering and respecting the human rights of others
  • thoughtful actions – greeting, offering help, support, friendliness, etc.

16. “disciplinary action” refers to –

  • fair action against unacceptable behaviour
  • fair action to re-adjust bad behaviour
  • fair action to make you aware of wrong doing
  • restoring order after unruly behaviour

17. “undesirable reading material” refers to –

  • magazines with content not suitable for your age
  • articles/books with undesirable use of language
  • material containing harmful or degrading remarks
  • material aiming to politically influence other learners