SELLY PARK CONVENT PRIMARY SCHOOL RULES
As updated January 2024
Selly Park Primary School is a Catholic School and all rules and regulations are in line with our Mission Statement and reflect the expected norms of Selly Park Convent Primary School.
At our School students will, at all times, aim to uphold the principles and Code of Conduct of the School, and aim to bring credit to our School by their courtesy and behaviour, especially when in School uniform.
These rules will apply during normal School hours as well as during any extracurricular activities sanctioned by the School.
Transgression of these rules will be dealt with in accordance with the various School Policies applicable to each transgression.
- Students will adhere to all safety rules of the School.
- Students will adhere to all school policies.
- Students must acknowledge and respect the Catholic Ethos of the School.
- Students must behave at all times to persons in positions of authority as well as their peers, with respect, courtesy, tolerance and consideration.
- Politeness to teachers, staff, visitors and one another is expected from students at all times. Students should greet a Teacher or visitor first.
- Abusive language, swearing, or whistling will not be tolerated.
- Any form of insolent, provocative and intimidatory behaviour, bullying, victimisation, racist/sexist behaviour, physical or verbal abuse by students will not be tolerated.
- No aggressive behaviour, playful or otherwise, will be tolerated.
- No undesirable literature, pictures or articles are to be brought to school.
- Students will at all times be cooperative and attentive and not disrupt lessons or distract fellow students.
- Theft is not tolerated.
- The possession, consumption, dealing in or distribution of alcohol, narcotics or cigarettes whilst on School premises or when representing the School, is prohibited.
- As English is the chosen language of learning and teaching, students are expected to speak English throughout the School day, except during other language tuition, when they will speak the language required.
- Students are expected to complete all reasonable academic tasks, including homework, to the best of their ability and within the allocated time.
- Students will participate in all aspects of School life as per the Admissions Policy, unless written permission has been granted by the Principal.
- Students are required to act in a manner which will not bring the good name of the school into disrepute.
- Students are not permitted to chew gum during school hours or to eat during lessons.
- No toys may be brought to School unless for school sanctioned activities.
- No dangerous weapons or firearms are to be brought onto the school premises or to school sanctioned activities.
- No age inappropriate physical contact is allowed.
- Cell Phones are not allowed in school or at any school related event.
- If students are required to take medication during the school day, the medication must be handed to the class teacher for safekeeping. A letter from parents, specifying the dosage, needs to be sent to the class teacher. The class teacher/sick bay coordinator will then supervise the student taking the medication
- Students are to remain on task while using computers in the Computer centre. They may NOT access unauthorised/inappropriate websites.
- In order to be marked present for a particular school day, a learner has to remain at school until 10:00am.
- Other than illness, a student may not be absent from school without the prior consent of the Principal. Requests for permission to leave early are to be in writing.
- If a student is ill a letter from the parent must be given to the school on the student’s return.
- If students miss a scheduled assessment test or assessment task, a doctor’s certificate is required.
- Students will attend all school events that take place during school hours.
- Students will be expected to attend Mass, Assembly and Hymn Singing.
- Participation in School Physical Education/swimming lessons is compulsory.
- If a learner cannot participate for medical reasons, a letter from the parents is required.
Chronic illness will require a doctor’s certificate.
The Uniform Policy of the School is to be adhered to at all times
- Official School uniform must be worn at all times between school and home and at all school functions.
- All property must be clearly marked, including school bags.
- All hair styles must be neat.
- Hair must be tied up away from the face.
- Hair bands and hair accessories must be navy blue.
- Braids must be neat and well maintained.
- No coloured braids.
- Fringe braids may not touch the eyebrows.
- If braids are long, these need to be tied back with a navy band.
- No symbols may be shaved into hair.
Long and Short Sleeve Vests:
- If a parent feels that his/her child needs to wear a short sleeve vest to school then this must have a v-neck so that it does not show above the school uniform.
- Long sleeved vests (of any colour) may not be worn with short sleeve shirts.
- If you suspect it may be a rainy day please ensure that your child wears the school dri-mac to school.
- Students may not bring umbrellas to school – these are very dangerous in a school setting and could cause an eye injury.
Jerseys and Jackets:
- In the height of summer students should not wear jerseys to school as it becomes very hot in the classrooms and the jerseys then lie around and may get lost.
- The padded jacket is part of the winter uniform and should not be worn during summer.
- Earrings may not be worn to school.
- Wrist watches must be as plain as possible and no “smart” watches are allowed.
- Any jewellery of religious significance must be worn under the uniform and not be visible.
- No wheelie bags or box suitcases are permitted – school bags should be navy or black.
- Students may not decorate their school bags with graffiti.
GROUNDS AND BUILDINGS:
- Students are to refrain from any behaviour or act of negligence with respect to School facilities which could cause loss, damage or injury to the staff, the property of the School and/or fellow students.
- Students must be on the School premises when the School bell rings at 07:00am.
- Students will comply with break bells.
- Before School or during breaks, students may not enter the buildings or corridors, but are to remain outside in the designated playing area.
- No student may leave the School grounds at any time without the prior permission of the Principal.
- The School grounds must be kept free of litter.
- Students must not damage School or personal property.
- Graffiti is not permitted.
- No Students may remain in a classroom at break unless a Teacher is present.
- All movement along the corridors must be quiet and orderly. Children must be quiet when going to and leading off from Assembly.
- Behaviour in public areas of the School is monitored by CCTV for discipline purposes and safety.
- Students must leave School premises by 14:00 or immediately after extra mural activities / After care.
- No corporal punishment will be administered.
- Students will be counselled and disciplined.
- Parents will be consulted if the School counselling should fail to elicit a response from the student.
- A student will be suspended by the Principal for serious misdemeanours, as per the school’s Code of Conduct.
- The Executive of the Board of Governors reserves the right to expel a child if he/she does not comply with the Code of Conduct of this School.