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Code of Conduct

General Rules And Guidelines

 

1. Uniform

All students are required to wear the school uniform, which should be clean and well presented. A full list of the school uniform is found in Appendix 1.

2. School Schedule

A normal school day begins at 7:15 am and ends at 1:45 pm for all students except for those in Kindergarten.

Students should be in school on time However, they should not arrive at school before 6:30am.

Children of KG1 and KG2 should be accompanied to the reception. The older children may be left inside the school gates if they feel confident to find their way to their class.

If your child is unavoidably late, please come to the office to have his/her attendance recorded. The office staff will accompany those children who cannot go to the classroom on their own.

The School Administration Office must be informed by parents via telephone before 8.00am when their child is absent. A letter must be sent in with your child on their return if you have not communicated their absence by telephone.

RAMADAN TIMINGS

The Holy month of Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim calendar. It is during this month that Muslims observe the fast of Ramadan. Lasting an entire month, Muslims fast during the daylight hours. It is a time of worship and contemplation as well as strengthening family and community ties.

The school working day / timetable is adjusted during this period. A Ramadan school Calendar / Timetable is distributed to all staff and parents prior to Ramadan.

3. School Security

All students, staff and visitors can enter the school only through the reception area. All visitors are required to sign in, present their ID and be issued with a ‘Visitor’s Pass’ at the gate. The duty officer will telephone the receptionist to alert her of your visit.

No parent will be allowed into the main part of the school building without going through this procedure. The reason for visiting the school will be dealt with in the school foyer. On departure and signing out at the reception area when your business is complete, your ID will be returned in exchange for your visitor’s pass.

4. School Transportation

The availability of seats on certain routes is limited. Hence seats on school buses are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Use of this facility is subject to the term’s fees being paid in advance. Parents intending to withdraw their ward from school transport must complete a discontinuation form a month in advance. The service is only available to and from the designated points. Details of bus routes are available from the Administration Officer. There is no one-way facility. Irrespective of the number of days the bus service is used in a term, the student has to pay for the whole term.

If you make any change in your normal travel arrangements please notify the class teacher, or if you are likely to be late, please inform the School Office as soon as possible. Parents are requested not to take other people’s children home unless the arrangements have been made in advance with the permission of that child’s parent. Please be aware that teachers are not allowed to send a child home with another adult unless the parent has requested this in writing, or has spoken to a member of staff. The school office should be contacted in the event of any problems, in order that they can speak to the parents concerned.

5. Emergencies

It is essential that the school is given up-to-date telephone numbers should parents need to be contacted in a case of accident or sickness. The school has a First Aid room with a qualified Nurse to care for children who become unwell or injured. Children who are unwell/sick should not be sent to school and, if they become unwell at school, they need to be collected as soon as possible after the Nurse’s call.

General Rules For Students

 

ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY

It is important that we all work together to ensure students know that their regular and punctual attendance at school is very important. Please avoid taking holidays during the school term whenever possible.

If you know in advance that your child is going to be absent, please give prior written notification to the school. If your child is absent from school due to unforeseen illness, please leave a message with the receptionist for the Class Teacher. Also send a leave letter supported with medical certificate if applicable, to the Class Teacher when the student returns to the class after leave.

Students must reach school on time. Late comers are not allowed to enter the campus, if they don’t have a valid reason for being late. The reason should be recorded in the diary.

 

PERSONAL BELONGINGS

In addition to books, students are expected to bring to school the basic essentials such as pens, pencils, rulers, etc. All students must bring their ID card daily. Valuable items must not be brought to school. The school will not be responsible for any loss of these items. Students should not bring electronic equipment to school. This includes mobile telephones, I-pods, cameras and MP3 players. Any student found using a mobile telephone in school will have the phone confiscated until the student and his/her parents sign an undertaking that this offence will not be repeated.

 

PERSONAL HYGIENE

Personal cleanliness and hygiene are expected from all. Fancy haircuts are not allowed either. Hair should always be well groomed and for girls with long hair, it should be neatly tied back. Students must have the complete school uniform exact in color and pattern prescribed. Students are allowed to wear a wrist watch and girls are permitted one (1) pair of studs in pierced ears. No other jewellery is permitted.

 

BEHAVIOR IN THE SCHOOL

Students are responsible to the school authorities for their behavior both in and outside the school. Students should respect their teachers and fellow- students and behave decorously at all times. Running, shouting and playing inside the school building is forbidden. Silence must be observed when moving around the school building.

English is to be spoken at all times, in the campus. Olive International School is an English medium school and each student is obliged to promote English as the language for communication.

The one key rule – not only for school, but for life is “Behave with honesty, courtesy and common sense at all times.”

 

BEHAVIOUR ON THE BUS

Safety on school buses is essential. Students must be safe and sensible at all times. This means:

  • to be seated while the bus is moving
  • talking quietly using polite, respectful language
  • being kind to others: no bullying or fighting
  • putting litter in the bin or in their bags and never throwing items inside or out of the bus
  • taking care so there is no damage to the bus
  • behaving sensibly so as not to distract the driver
  • showing sensitivity to others’ needs for space and quiet
  • being punctual so the bus arrives at school on time

 

HEALTHY EATING

It is important that children bring something nutritious to eat and drink in an unbreakable container. Children should also bring in a small snack which can be consumed during their second break. There is water available for children who need an additional drink. Fizzy drinks, chewing gum, cans and glass bottles are not permitted in the school. Food and drinks will be available in the canteen during the break time.

 

LIBRARY BOOKS

Children from Grade 1 onwards can also go into the library during library period, allowing books to be changed and taken home. It is necessary for each child to bring a plastic folder or bag to put the library books in and all children should be taught how to take care of the books. Please co-operate with the school by helping your child to take care of books.

 

AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES

Extra-Curricular Activity (ECA) information is available at the reception, including the respective sign-up sheets.

 

HOMEWORK

Each Year Group plans and sets homework at an appropriate level to support learning that is taking place in the classroom. We ask parents to help by supporting reading practice, checking the quality of work produced and encouraging children to always do their best.