Rules and Guidelines

School Uniform

School Rules

General Behaviour

Disciplinary Measures

For Parents

From the Ministry of Education

School Uniform

  • Pupils must wear the stipulated uniform at all times at school.

  • On Fridays, ONLY pupils who are going to Masjid are allowed to come out of uniform. Those children must wear the stipulated or prescribed Islamic garb.

  • Pupils representing the school during school time must wear the school uniform.

  • No multicoloured shoes are allowed.

    • Boys must wear brown or black shoes;

    • Girls must wear plain white shoes.

  • Girls are to wear ONLY white or black wool-ies in their hair.

  • No jewellery is allowed except a wrist watch and knob earring.

  • For classes having Physical Education, students must wear the P.E. uniform on that  particular day. NB. P.E uniforms are available at the school.

 
 

 

School Rules

 

  • All students should arrive at school by 8:20 am, since the first bell is rung at 8:25 am.

  • At 8:30 am the gate on Farah Street will be locked. Entrance after that will be via the Road Reserve.

  • Children arriving after 8:30 am must bring a note from their parents stating the reasons for being late or give reasons to the Vice Principal/Teacher.

  • School dismissal times are 11:30 am for lunch and 3:00 pm for home. Infants are dismissed at 2:30 pm. On Fridays the lunch hour is from 11:15 am to 12:15 pm.

  • Pupils will not be allowed to leave the compound at any time unless a note from parent is received and permission granted by the Principal/Teacher.

  • A written excuse signed by parent/guardian must be presented whenever a child is absent from school.

  • Parents wishing to take their children out of school during school hours must sign the Early Departure Book.

  • No cell phones and other electronic equipment are allowed for students.

 

 

 

 

 

 

General Behaviour

 

  • Rough play and bullying should be avoided at all times.

  • Pupils should not run or play in classrooms or corridors.

  • Pupils should not throw stones or other objects at other students.

  • Pupils should refrain from damaging furniture or fittings in classrooms and toilets.

  • All garbage should be placed in bins and not in the toilets or troughs.

  • Pupils should use the toilets with care.

  • Pupils should enter into their classrooms in single file, guided by the teacher and await further instruction.

  • Pupils are not allowed to bring to school any toys or sharp instruments, for example, knives, scissors, cards or razor blades.

  • Pupils should not write on walls or on desks.

  • Chewing gum is strictly forbidden at school.

  • Pupils should avoid walking between people who are conversing.

  • Pupils must say please and thanks at all times.

  • Pupils must greet anyone entering the classroom at any time of the day.

  • Pupils using the Library, AV Room or Computer Room must observe the rules governing the use of those facilities.

  • Pupils are not to play in the Car Park Area.

  • Pupils must practise fairplay and honesty at all times.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

 

 

Disclipinary Measures

 

Matters relating to indiscipline are to be handled by the class teacher. If the problem continues it should be referred to the Principal. Dialogue is permitted with the P.T.A. In subsequent cases with the same child, the parents will be called in. Matters of serious domestic instability would be referred to the Student Support Services unit of the Ministry of Education. Where necessary, the Community Police would be called in. Penal measures may include written pen-ance or limitations of freedom at school and/or other appropriate measures.

 

 

For Parents

 

  • Parents are not to enter classrooms without the permission from the Principal.

  • Parents should allow their children to go to their classroom by themselves.

  • Parents should leave the compound immediately after dropping off pupils.

  • Parking within the school compound is forbidden. At all times park in the paved public car-park. Do not block entrance to St. Patrick Education District Office

  • Vehicles are not permitted in the assembly area.

  • Parents should examine pupils’ book bags for undesirable objects each morning.

  • The school depends on you for support.

  • Parents should avoid unnecessary delay when dropping or picking up children.

  • Farah Street is one way between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m. Mondays to Fridays. Parents are advised to observe this restriction.

  • Parents should not confront or abuse other students in the school when there is conflict. Liaise in such

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

 

 

Guidelines for Parents as advised by the Ministry of Education

 

  • Accept responsibility for the education of your chil-dren in partnership with their teacher.

  • Encourage your children to read each day (even if it’s just the newspaper), ask questions and give their opin-ions on the material and make it fun!.

  • Enroll your children and yourself at the nearest public library and support school libraries by donating books or your time.

  • Talk with teachers about what reading material is ap-propriate for your child’s age and ability.

  • Encourage children to express themselves by writing diaries, journals, stories or letters, and by talking with you about their day, their feelings, their opinions and their dreams.

  • Allow children to use their reasoning ability to figure out some problems for themselves.

  • Monitor homework and ask about what was learned at school during the day. This is the best way to assess your child’s progress for yourself!

  • Encourage children's interest in sports, art and extra-curricular activities. This can be a form of relaxation, help develop their thinking skills and can make them better students!

  • Be an active partner in the education of your child. Get involved in decision - making committees about school issues and problems, for example , parent - teacher committees.

  • Meet with your child’s teacher. The meetings will give you ideas of what is expected of your child and how he/she interacts with both teachers and children.

  • Support student events by attending and assisting in whatever way you can.

  • Help your child plan to manage his/her workload from day to day, monitor and sign each day’s work.

  • Talk to your child each day about his/her day at school. Ensure class assignments are completed and signed. Ask questions about them.

  • Provide a suitable place for study. Make it quiet and without distraction from stereo , television, tele-phone or loud music.

  • Encourage teaching methods that require students to spend more time developing skills and under-standing concepts rather than doing drills.

  • Emphasize effort and achievement.

  • Reward progress and display the child’s good work.

  • Have high expectations for your child’s learning and behaviour, both at home and at school.

  • Praise and encourage your child.

  • Encourage your child to share information about school and respond with empathy.

For more information please visit the Parent Portal at the Ministry of Education Website