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