- The intention of the Code of Conduct is to establish and promote adherence to certain standards of behaviour and general conduct.
- The Code of Conduct is designed to promote learner behaviour and a school environment which is conducive to academic development and achievement; and which will allow each learner to realise his/her potential within a calm and ordered environment.
- No learner is exempt from any of the rules.
The Code of Conduct reflects the responsibility of learners to:
- Conduct themselves in preparation for their conduct and safety in broader society.
- Adopt a standard of moral behaviour.
- Equip themselves with the expertise, knowledge and skills they would be expected to demonstrate as worthy and responsible citizens.
- Have self control, take responsibility and be accountable.
- Attend school daily and allow teaching and learning to take place.
- Wear the correct school uniform at all times.
Respect the school uniform after school and at extramural activities.
The Code of Conduct acknowledges that an educator at the school has the same rights as a parent to control and discipline learners while at school, in any classroom, at any school function or excursion or during any school related activities.
This Code of Conduct acknowledges that the Principal and/or a member of the School Management Team has the legal right to search a learner, or his or her property, for dangerous weapons, drugs or other harmful substances, stolen property or pornographic material brought on to school property. Such a search must be carried out by a person of the learner’s own gender. A record of such searches and their outcomes must be kept. A search may be performed in terms of the following acts:
1. Control of Access to Public Premises and Vehicles Act
2. Drugs and Drug Trafficking Act
3. Arms and Ammunition Act
4. South African School’s Act, 1996 Regulations for safety measures at Public Schools
5. Bill of Rights
6. Criminal Procedures Act
This Code of Conduct requires the acceptance of responsibility of partners in education, namely, learners, educators and parents.
The ultimate responsibility for learners’ behaviour rests with the Parents or Guardians. It is expected that parents will:
- Support the School, and ensure that their children observe all school rules and regulations and accept responsibility for any misbehaviour on their part.
- Take an active interest in their children’s school work and make it possible for them to complete assigned homework.