As a learner of Sunward Park High
School you undertake to:
· Adhere to all school rules.
· Respect the dignity and rights of the
staff, show respect to staff and fellow learners as well as all other members
of the community.
· Take responsibility for my actions,
both good and bad.
· Use every opportunity to learn, and
give those around me the same opportunity.
· In no way do or say anything that
will discriminate against or intimidate any person.
· Be loyal to my school.
· Look neat and respectable at all times.
· Strive for the highest standard
morally, academically, culturally and on the sports field.
· Provide register teachers with
correct cell phone numbers to be able to contact parents.
· Be able to produce a timetable on
An educator of Sunward Park High
School undertakes to:
maintain academic standards at all times.
parents/guardians informed of their child’s welfare and academic performance.
behave in a professional manner at all times.
dignity, beliefs and rights of the learners, their parents, other staff and the
the individuality and specific needs of each learner and encourage each one to
reach his/her potential.
personal information from the learners including cell phone numbers.
duties diligently as allocated by the school management team SMT).
parent/guardian of a learner at Sunward Park High School you undertake to:
ensure the rights of the learner to learn, and ensure that the learner respects
both the educators and fellow learners.
educators in the execution of their duties and respect their dignity at all
the learner attends school each day, is punctual and in the case of any
absence, provide a letter or a doctor’s note.
the learner conforms to generally accepted norms of personal health,
cleanliness and neatness.
learner with the resources and basic equipment such as text books, exercise
books, a calculator and writing equipment, learning materials and other
requirements to complete the curricula.
tasks and homework is completed and controlled on a daily basis.
a study programme that is conducive to learning.
the attention of the Principal any problem, condition or circumstance which
could affect the learner and/or any fellow learner or other party within our
the learner abides by the school’s Code of Conduct and also by any regulations
promulgated by the School Governing Body
best educational interests of the learner by becoming actively involved in the
affairs of the school and by regularly supporting the activities of the school.
I/we receive regular academic reports from the school every term and that such
reports are discussed with the learner and, where deemed necessary, the
the school is kept up to
date with personal data i.e. home,
work and cell telephone numbers, as well as physical, postal and e-mail
addresses etc. of parents/guardians and learners.
NB! Educators need the
most up-to-date cell phone numbers to be able to communicate with parents.
fees in accordance with the fee structure and method of payment agreed upon by
the parents at the Annual General Meeting.
that the learner knows what unacceptable behaviour is e.g. will not backchat,
swear at or in any way abuse a member of staff or a fellow learner, will
not urinate in public.
As the Senior Management Team and
Governing Body of Sunward Park High School we undertake to:
no teacher or learner shall be molested.
the school environment is free of drugs, alcohol, gambling, weapons, tobacco,
dangerous objects, strangers, violence and bullying.
activities in place that will boost the learners’ confidence, self-esteem,
ethics and values.
learners politeness, good manners, courtesy, kindness, helpfulness and
learners will respect people, property, animals and the environment.
learners to participate in activities offered at the school.
the dignity of all is respected.
good behaviour and achievements in the community.
learners, educators and parents to take pride in the school and not to do
anything that will tarnish the image of the school.
. Ensure that
the school environment is conducive to producing academic excellence.
SCHOOL RULES AND REGULATIONS
Learners will at all times, whether
in or out of school uniform, conduct themselves in a manner that brings credit
to Sunward Park High School.
SECURITY OF THE SCHOOL PROPERTY, STAFF,
PARENTS AND VISITORS
Learners may not be on school property outside of school
hours unless they
accompanied by an educator
written permission from the Principal
Unless there are official events, the following areas are
out of bounds to learners:
behind the perimeter of the school buildings
balconies during breaks and before school begins
between A and C blocks
parking area and
outside of the interior palisade fencing.
Visitors are not allowed on school property without the
permission of the Principal and all visitors shall on request complete an
access register as used by school security and wear a visitors tag.
Nobody is allowed to be near the perimeter fences or to
communicate with anybody outside the school perimeter during school hours.
No form of vandalism to the property of staff or learners,
or to the school will be tolerated.
Misuse of, and damage to the school or to staff and
learners’ property, is unacceptable and shall be regarded as a disciplinary
and/or criminal offence. Offenders may be liable to appear before the school
disciplinary committee and may be subject to the due process of the courts.
School property may not be removed from the school
premises without the permission of the Principal.
School premises and classes must be kept neat, clean and
litter free. Litter must be put in the bins provided.
No learner may park or drive a vehicle on the school
premises without the necessary driver’s licence/learner’s licence and the
permission from the Principal.
If a learner enters the school grounds, whether during
school hours or after school hours, he/she must be dressed in full school
SPHS is a gun-free zone school and no fire arms will be
allowed on the premises. There is a fire
arm safe on the premises used for safekeeping of fire arms.
possessions (e.g. blazers, articles of clothing, school books, calculators and
sports equipment) must be clearly marked with the learner’s name.
valuables should on no account be left in the pockets of blazers that are not
being worn, in school bags or in the classrooms. The school cannot be held responsible for any
may lodge money or valuables with the secretary for safekeeping and collect
them after school.
cannot be held responsible for the possible loss of cell phones that are
brought to school.
may not be used at school during normal school hours and cell phones in
possession of learners will be confiscated by the school for a period not
longer than six months. Confiscated cell phones will be released at the end of
Term 2 and the end of Term 4.
of goods by the learners is allowed at school. Offenders will have their goods
and money confiscated.
schooling requested by parents or learners – 48 hours (2 working days) notice
must be given.
BICYCLES, MOTOR CYCLES AND MOTOR
are to be kept in the school bicycle shed and are to be chained up.
cycles and motor vehicles must be parked in the students parking area on the
eastern side of the school.
permits for motor cycles and motor vehicles MUST be obtained from the
administration office. A valid driver’s
licence must be produced.
permit will not be issued to a learner who only has a learner’s licence.
cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage to bicycles, motor cycles or motor
learners parking vehicles in the street during exams do so at their own risk.
and motor cycles may not be ridden on any area of the school grounds besides
the stipulated parking area and bicycle shed area.
the school grounds is a privilege and can be revoked if a learner does not
abide by the school code of conduct at all times.
learners are expected to arrive at school before 07:45 for assembly/register
class each morning and be punctual at all times.
who are late will not be allowed to disrupt the first period. The school gates
will be locked at 07:50.
is unacceptable and will be considered a violation of the Code of Conduct.
repetition of the offence will result in the learner appearing before the
school disciplinary committee.
Principal’s permission is required before a learner may leave the school
premises during school hours.
leaving the school premises during school hours may only be fetched by a parent
or a legal guardian.
to leave the school must be requested by parents, in writing, 24 hours in
NOTES OF ABSENCE
learners must have notes explaining their absence on return to school after
note is required for an absence of three or more days during normal school
certificate is necessary during test and examination time for any period of
doctor’s note is not forthcoming for absence on a cycle test day or for an
examination, 0 % will be awarded.
learner be absent for two or more days, the school should be informed by
telephone of the cause. This enables strict control to be kept over truancy.
rests on the learner to catch up work lost during absence.
learner fails to write a test because of absence, it will be expected of
him/her to write this test in the first period he/she attends that specific
It is the
responsibility of the register educators to SMS parents when their children are
absent for registration.
Every learner is expected to:
Arrive at class on time so that you are ready to start the
lesson. Lateness is inconsiderate because it disrupts the efforts of both your
educator and your fellow learners.
Take out what you need for your lesson as soon as you get
to your desk or table. Do not wait to be told to do so. This shows that you are
mature, responsible and self-motivated.
Bring what is needed to the lesson (tablets that are
charged, stationery and writing implements you need), your completed homework
and, most importantly, be ready to learn and contribute to the lesson.
Stand when an adult enters the room. You do this to show
respect for the adult concerned. Wait for either your educator or the adult
concerned to ask you to sit.
Greet your educator at the start and end of each lesson.
Respect your educator and your peers by not talking when
your educator is talking. If you want to contribute, raise your hand and wait
for your educator to invite you to contribute. Listen to your peers during
classroom discussion, and wait your turn to make your contribution.
Do not pack away your tablets until the educator has
indicated that the lesson is over. This disrupts the lesson and is
inconsiderate to your peers and your educator.
Respect the property of others and of the school. Do not
deface desks, steal drawing pins, mess with chalk, or borrow things without
Keep your classroom neat and clean. Put litter in the
litter bin, not in the desk or on the floor. No one likes to work in a dirty or
Take responsibility firstly for yourself and for your own
Encourage your peers to do the same.
You are responsible to look after, and take care of your tablets,
equipment and other
Do what you can to make everyone feel happy and accepted
in your class. Always be willing to widen your circle of friends to ensure that
no one is left out.
With the permission of your teacher, help those who may be
A learner behaves in a disrespectful
manner if he/she:
greet educators and does not address them as Ma'am or Sir.
language, cheeks, backchats or acts disrespectfully towards any staff member or
educators regarding incidents.
a disruptive manner or, by word or action, displays insolence or
insubordination i.e. makes any animal sounds or other unacceptable noises, like
racist or sexual remarks or displays any vulgar behaviour i.e. urinating in
Once a learner is in school uniform, the learner is accountable to the
school for his/her actions.
The school is responsible for
the safety of learners when they are out of school but in its direct vicinity
as a result of a school related activity although the parent/guardian takes
ultimate responsibility for the learners’ safety once the learner leaves the
Behaviour on the school grounds or when the learner is in school uniform
or representing the school or within a perimeter of 1 km. surrounding the
school that can/will lead to criminal action being taken against learners
At any time
being in possession of, distributing or bringing any form of pornography on to
intimidating, victimising or in any way whatsoever behaving aggressively and
threatening the physical and mental well being of any staff member or fellow learner
on and off the school grounds;
the school, being in the possession of, or offering weapons or any other
instrument that may endanger the safety of staff members and fellow learners;
distributing or bringing drugs or alcohol on to school property or to any
possession of cigarettes on school property;
school uniform on the school grounds or within a range of 1 km from the school;
involved in sexual harassment;
Committing any offence mentioned
on the de-merit form.
Any action or non action that is
prohibited by any of the laws of the country, be it common or statutory law.
A precautionary suspension may be issued for the following instances:
· The continued presence of a learner
may incite fights or violence.
· When the safety of a learner/s is
· If there is a reasonable suspicion
that criminal behaviour will continue.
· At the discretion of the Principal
A learner committing any of the above
will be liable to appear before the school disciplinary committee and may be
subject to the due process of the courts.
PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSISTANCE OR ASSESSMENT
The school may offer psychological assistance,
counselling or assessment to any learner who is in need of such
intervention. Although the school will
notify and/or involve parents in the process if necessary, parents/guardians
give consent to such intervention by signing this Code of Conduct.