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Discipline Rules and Regulations

Discipline Rules and Regulations
Parent & Student Guide


Behavior reflects the academic and social progress of a student. We expect our students to behave at all times in a manner that reflects the culture, traditions and beliefs of our society and is conductive to a positive working environment. The administration and staff of Rawafed Private School believe that it is important to encourage and reinforce positive behavioral patterns and to discourage negative behavioral patterns, and rely upon parental support and cooperation to accomplish this objective.


Students should behave according to the following guidelines at all times.

  •     Be punctual for school and all classes.
  •     Wear correct school uniform.
  •     Respect the rights of others and avoid disturbing or interrupting the class.
  •     Respect and cooperate with teachers, staff and other students.
  •     Complete the assigned school work.
  •     Work quietly during class and follow all the instructions of the teacher.
  •     Obtain the permission of the teacher before asking questions, moving, or
  • addressing the class.
  •     Have all materials required for each class.
  •     Remain in class until dismissed by the teacher.
  •     Keep the classroom and school premises clean and tidy at all times.
  •     Avoid rough games in the playground.
  •     Walk quietly and orderly in the corridors when moving around the school.
  •     Sit quietly in the assigned seat of the bus. Be alert to the instructions of the driver.
  •     Respect school property and the property of others.

Behave in an honest and honorable manner.



3.     Unacceptable Conduct
The following types of behavior are unacceptable and should be avoided at all times.

  •     Displaying a negative attitude towards society and school.
  •     Showing disrespect in any way towards religion, honor, or honesty.
  •     Taking or damaging property belonging to the school or other people.
  •     Defacing the walls or other school properties.
  •     Smoking or involvement with illegal substances (drugs/alcohol).
  •     Trespassing on school property during holidays.
  •     Showing disrespect towards others.
  •     Cheating during tests or examinations.
  •     Falsifying school reports and certificates.
  •     Dealing with videos, pictures and magazines which are unacceptable in oursocjety.
  •     Fighting, bullying or violent behavior towards others.
  •     Swearing or using abusive language.
  •     Throwing or using abusive language.
  •     Throwing or using objects in a manner that may hurt others.
  •     Playjng or looking around restrooms.
  •     Chewjng gums while on school premises.
  •     Littering the playground or campus.
  •     Any other conduct deemed in appropriate or unacceptable by the school princjpa.

4. Ways to Develop and Reinforce positive behavioral patterns
Teachers should always try to encourage and reinforce positive behavior m students. Below are some guidelines that will help to develop such patterns.

  •     Treat students in a fair and non-djscriminatory fashion at all times.
  •     Consider the age and needs of all students.
  •     Develop activities that show positive behavior.
  •     Praise positive behavior, efforts and work done.


 
Step 2
Written reprimand. Parents will be informed.
Misdemeanor:

  •     Repetition of any misdemeanor in step 1.
  •     Using bad language.
  •     Repeated misbehavior in class.

Step 3 Detention Misdemeanor:

  • Repetition of any of the previous behaviors

Step 4
Written Warnings Misdemeanor:

  •     Repetition of any of the previous behaviors.
  •     Using bad language towards teachers or peers.
  •     Damaging school property.
  •     Stealing.
  •     Fighting in school.
  •     Cheating during tests.

Step 5
Suspension from school/class for 2 days or more.
Misdemeanor:

  •     Smoking.
  •     Displaying a negative attitude towards school or society.
  •     Bringing fireworks to school.
  •     Bringing tapes or pictures deemed inappropriate by the school.
  •     Showing disrespect towards teachers.


N.B.
In the first instance a student will be suspended in school. A repetition of this conduct would result in suspension from the school premises.
Step 6
Suspension from school/class until examinations. The student will be allowed to take the examination.
Misdemeanor:

  •     Repetition of the behavior described above.
  •     Drug or alcohol abuse.
  •     Bullying.

Step 7
Student will be expelled if he/she:

  •     Purposely insults Islam.
  •     Shows violence towards staff members.
  •     Is convicted of a criminal offence.

Record Keeping
The school will keep records of all disciplinary actions taken in the file of each student for referral at any time.
Parents will be informed at all stages if a student is behaving in an unacceptable manner. Their help and cooperation will be sought in order to solve the problem and steer the student back onto the correct path.