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Table View Primary School

IS A

VALUE DRIVEN SCHOOL

The Four Character Pillars will be:

RESPECT

RESPONSIBILITY

CARE

HONESTY

 

We strive to create an environment in which all learners attending the school as well as all members of the academic, office and grounds staff can work and live together in mutual harmony and in an orderly, disciplined and socially acceptable fashion.

 

GENERAL AND CLASSROOM BEHAVIOUR

Learners are not allowed to enter the classroom before school in the morning.  They may not stay in the classroom during break unless it is a rainy day and they are under the supervision of the teacher.

1.         Learners entering a classroom are expected to:

1.1       stop talking

1.2       move quickly to their desk and sit down

1.3       wait for their teacher’s greetings and instructions

1.4       remain quiet and prepare for the lesson

 

2.         During any lesson learners are expected to:

2.1       raise a hand to indicate they wish to ask or answer a question

2.2       refrain from shouting out questions or answers

2.3       raise a hand for any special request

2.4       work quietly and conscientiously during the lesson – talking is not permitted except with the educator’s permission

2.5       refrain from going to the toilets within the first hour after school starts or the end of break

2.6       wait for the educator’s permission to pack up at the end of a lesson

 

The headmaster delegates the prefects’ authority to them and their instructions must be obeyed.

3.         Before and after school and during breaks learners may not:

3.1       enter the building / put suitcases down in front of classes except on rainy days

3.2       wait for educators in the parking area

3.3       play ball or running games

3.4       drop papers and other litter

3.5       climb or damage trees

3.6       climb over, lean against or make holes in fences

3.7       ride bicycles, skateboards or roller blades on the school grounds

3.8       play in the area between the prefabs and tennis courts

3.9       fight or bully other learners

3.10    enter the Foundation Phase playing area if they are already in Grade 4 or higher.

3.11    arrive at their lines after the second bell has rung.

 

 4.         In the school building learners:

4.1        may not use the main entrance, passage or main gate

4.2       must always walk in single file on the left side of the corridor

4.3       must always leave the  building through the entrance where they entered

4.4       must knock and enter when visiting another class

4.5       may not eat inside the building

4.6       may not be in the hall without the  supervision of an educator

4.7       may not read the notice boards between lessons

4.8       may not bring cell phones to school

4.9       may not damage desks or other school property

4.10     may not walk/stand with hands in trouser pockets

4.11     may not wear their sleeves pushed up

4.12     may not slouch against walls

4.13     may not enter the staffroom or teachers’ toilets

4.14     must obtain permission from the secretary to go to the sick room

Rainy days:  On rainy days, pupils remain in their own classes and abide by their teacher’s class rules. 

Classes must be supervised by their class teachers.

General

 

5.         Learners may not:

5.1       leave the school grounds during school hours without the permission of the principal

5.2       wander around the school grounds or building after school

5.3       chew gum

5.4       smoke at the school and may not carry or pass on drugs, alcohol or pornographic material to somebody else

5.5       hurt or put another learner’s well being in danger and may not have in their possession anything that could hurt a fellow pupil.

 

 SPORTS AND CULTURAL POLICY

1.         Learners are encouraged to join one winter and one summer sport.

2.         Registration for a sport or joining a society means:

  • LOYALTY to the team or society

  • REGULAR ATTENDANCE of practices

  • COMPLETE COMMITMENT

  • Only at the end of a season may participation be terminated

  • Learners may not change from one sport to another during the course of a season

  • If selected to represent the school, learners must honour that commitment and be dressed accordingly.  (see uniform)

b1.         No eating or drinking in vehicles on short trips.

2.         Pupils are to remain seated during the trip.

3.         No part of the body may protrude from windows.

4.         Seatbelts must be worn if available

5.         Nothing may be thrown out of the window.

6.         At the end of every journey, the vehicle must be cleaned of all litter.

7.         No shouting in vehicles or gesticulating at people outside the vehicle is permitted.

PERSONAL GROOMING

We expect our learners to be neat and presentable at all times.  It is surely the wish of each and every learner to be a credit to his/her home and school.

 

Nails: no nail polish, clean and short.

 

Jewellery:

  • plain watch straps ONLY

  • NO arm-bands, necklaces or rings (Medic-Alert the ONLY exception).

  • Earrings:  (for girls only)

    • only one matching in the lower part of the lobe.

    • only silver or gold sleepers or plain studs are pair may be worn acceptable.

 

Hair:

BOYS

•           no braids or extensions may be threaded into the hair

•           the natural colour may not be changed

•           must be neat, clean and well-groomed at all times

•           no number 1 or number 2 haircuts or shaved heads

•           no outrageous “wacky” hairstyles

•           hair must be kept short – it may not touch eyebrows, ears or collar

•           it must be of conventional style

•           no gel or other substitute may be used to make hair stand up.

 

GIRLS – no make-up

•           may not be permed

•           the natural colour may not be changed

•           must be neat, clean and well-groomed at all times

•           the fringe may not touch the eyebrows

•           if hair is longer than the bottom of the collar, it must be tied up

•           only PLAIN WHITE hair accessories are allowed.

 

CIVVIES

Make-up, jewellery and bare midriffs are not permitted when civvies are worn.

Long hair must be tied up

DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURE
GENERAL ORDER OF PUNISHMENT
Educator
Grade Head
Deputy Principal
Principal


In the case of offences, corrective measures may be applied.  These measures could include 
one or more of the following: 

 

MINOR OFFENCES
•  verbal warning or written reprimand by a teacher, principal or disciplinary committee;
•  supervised school work;
•  performing tasks that would assist the offended person;
•  detention/principal’s detention;
•  agreed affordable compensation;
•  replacement of damaged property

 

SERIOUS OFFENCES
•  suspension from some school activities;
•  suspension from school for a period of one week;
•  expulsion from school

 

OFFENCES THAT MAY LEAD TO SUSPENSION  
•  conduct which endangers the safety and violates the rights of others
•  possession, threat or use of a dangerous weapon
•  possession, use, transmission or visible evidence of narcotic or unauthorized drugs, 
   alcohol or intoxicants    
•  fighting, assault or battery
•  immoral behaviour or profanity
•  falsely identifying oneself
•  harmful graffiti, hate speech, sexism, racism
•  theft or possession of stolen property including test or examination papers prior to the 
   writing thereof 
•  unlawful action, vandalism or defacing school property
•  disrespect, objectionable behaviour
•  victimization, bullying and intimidation of other learners
•  infringement of examination rules
•  knowingly and wilfully supplying false information or falsifying documentation to gain unfair 
   advantage at school
•  truancy

 

DETENTION
•  Detention will be held every day from Monday to Thursday from 14:30 – 15:30.
•  Parents will receive one day’s notice.
•  Sports practices will be brought into consideration if practical.
•  Principal’s Detention will be held on Fridays from 13:15 – 15:15.

 

DISCIPLINARY HEARING
The Principal and Management Team will decide when a learner and his/her parents will 
appear before the School Governing Body for a disciplinary hearing.

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