The school rules are intended to establish a disciplined and purposeful environment to facilitate effective teaching and learning at the school. Nothing shall exempt a learner from complying with the School rules. Ignorance of School rules, is, therefore, not an acceptable excuse. The school rules outlined below, are to be read in conjunction with Highveld Primary’s School Code of Conduct.
A. General Principles
Learners are expected at all times to behave in a courteous and considerate manner towards each other, the Representative Council of Learner’s (RCL), all members of staff and visitors to the School.
Learners are expected to abide by the School rules with regard to appearance and behaviour when representing the School both during School hours and after School hours, at School and away from School. Learners may not say or do anything that will discredit themselves or the School.
No learner has the right at any time to behave in a manner that will disrupt the learning activity of other learners, or will cause another learner physical or emotional harm. Should this not be adhered to, such learner will be removed from the group.
The School will contact parents/guardians when a learner’s behaviour becomes a cause of concern and will endeavour, in a spirit of constructive partnership, to resolve the problem.
The School’s Disciplinary Committee (following due process) may hold disciplinary hearings with regards to serious offences.
School attendance is compulsory. All absences must be explained in writing on the day the learner returns to school. If your child is absent for more than 3 days, a doctor’s certificate is required on their return to school. Medical and dental appointments must, where possible, be arranged outside of school hours. When this is absolutely impossible a letter of request must be submitted to the Principal and the learner must be collected by the parent, personally, from the office.
Full attendance certificates are presented to learners at the end of each year. A special certificate is presented to a learner with seven years (or more) full attendance.