Rules and Regulations
Discipline is an important component of any successful educational process. Behaviour management in BPWS is to promote positive behaviour. This will, in turn, enhance and promote an atmosphere which ensures high quality curriculum delivery. The code of conduct in BPSW shall include details of the school’s procedures to promote positive behaviour and its guidance as well as disciplinary action to modify misconduct. The school shall adopt strategies and frameworks that recognize, reward and reinforce positive behaviour and shall not rely only on a set of rules and punishments when dealing with student misconduct. The School shall take into consideration the students’ individual circumstances and personalities, including social, emotional, and psychological factors that may underlie a student’s behaviour.
POSITIVE BEHAVIOUR MANAGEMENT
At BPWS, gives highest priority to positive behaviour management which is based or positive reinforcement rather than relying on various methods of punishments. The aim is to promote good relationship, so that students can work together with the common purpose of helping everyone to learn. It is a primary aim of our school that every member of the school community feels valued and respected and that each person is treated fairly and well. We are a caring community, whose values are built on mutual trust and respect for all. It also aims to enhance self-discipline among our students. It help us to Create and maintain a positive, safe and orderly school climate where effective learning can take place and all pupils can grow academically, socially and emotionally, with mutual respect between all members of the school community, for belongings and the school environment.
We believe that the most effective strategy for developing a positive school ethos is positive reinforcement.
At BPWS, Consistent use of positive encouragement is used to:
- Create a positive school environment.
- Increase pupils’ self-esteem.
- Reduce the number of poor behaviour choices.
- Promote a model for good behaviour and relationships.
Positive encouragement may take the form of rewards such as:
- Praise, which acknowledges appropriate behaviour and teaches pupils that they receive positive attention when choosing positive behaviour.
- Special mention in the school assembly
- Achievement Certificates and awards
- Positive messages home including ‘Good News’ postcards
- Rewards such as student of the week, class of the month, stickers and table points etc.
Student misconduct will be dealt with as follows:
(a) Advise students clearly, identifying reasons for the change in behavior that is required of the student by the school.
(b) The school shall put in place a strategy with appropriate monitoring and support to address and correct the students’ unacceptable behavior.
(c) If there is a need for further escalation in response, the school shall inform parents/guardians by letter and hold a meeting or a series of meetings with them to agree to a reasonable joint home-school strategy. At this stage, parents shall be required to sign an undertaking to support the strategy agreed upon.
(d) Should unacceptable behaviour continue, the school may impose a suspension of up to five days and shall issue to the student and his or her parent/guardian a final warning.
(e) In the final stage, if a student fails to modify his or her behaviour in accordance with the requirements of the school, the school may escalate the issue to the ADEK
(g) School Disciplinary Committee will review and discuss student behavioural issues and disciplinary actions by the committee will be fair and equitable to all students without exception.
(h) All disciplinary actions shall be appropriate to the student’s age and the severity of the misconduct as per the levels identified.
(i) The school’s Disciplinary Committee shall keep a record of the disciplinary offences of each student and the actions taken in response.
(ij) The School shall treat all information about students’ behavior as strictly confidential
TYPES OF INDISCIPLINE
- Uniform or dress code violations. This includes the following:
- Attending school without proper uniform and without a letter from the parents.
- Boys: elaborate hairdos
- Boys: Military Haircut
- Boys and Girls: Colouring of hair
- Girls: Showy Ornaments, fringe of hair and makeup
- Excessive/disruptive talking in class
- Gum, candy, water or food while class is going on
- Untidy lockers, desks or rooms
- Minor mischief
- Not observing good health habits
- Running inside the building
- Throwing objects with intent to harm
- Fighting or rough play
- Inappropriate social discussions
- Inappropriate language or gestures (casual use or abusive use)
- Improper use of bathrooms (Teachers and Corridor Charge Teachers will monitor the use of the bathrooms and the washing of hands)
- Socially detrimental actions or attitudes
- Acts of unkindness to others (bullying, exclusion, teasing, mocking, spreading rumors, etc.)
- Being disrespectful/Misbehavior to students, faculty, staff or other adults on campus or on school sponsored trips.
- Persistent or habitual mischief
- Excessive violation of any Class C offense
- Disturbing the class
- Disobeying the teacher in the campus
- Disobeying the teacher in the bus
Class A (serious offenses):
- Injury to another student by hitting, pushing, kicking, or other physical or verbal abuse.
- Acts of cruelty, including threats to other students or slander.
- Invasion of privacy
- Intentional destruction of school property
- Habitual non-conformity to school rules
- Any violation exceeding the scope of the above
- Excessive violation of any Class C or B offense
- Cyber bullying
- Using mobile phone in the campus without prior permission
- Truancy, which includes the following:
- Leaving the campus without proper permission
- Leaving the class without proper permission
- Any interaction accounted for by forged note or signature
- Coming late to class after recess/ break/ PE periods/ art periods
(Refer – procedures to deal with the student’s misconduct to learn the action to be taken by the school for the above mentioned types of indiscipline)
STUDENT’S CODE OF CONDUCT
- Students must be always polite to all fellow-students, teachers and all other non-teaching staff including helping staff and transport staff of the school.
- Use of abusive language and harsh tones is not permissible in any situation.
- Students must be punctual to the school. Students should also be punctual in reporting back to class after breaks, activities or classes in the labs.
- Running, playing or shouting in corridors or class rooms is strictly prohibited.
- Loitering in the campus is not allowed.
- Students of all classes are strictly prohibited from bringing mobile phones, flash drives, i-Pods or any other gadget to the school.
- Students should not carry much cash to the school. Students are also requested not to indulge in borrowing or lending of cash to other students.
- Students should not wear expensive ornaments.
- Students are not allowed to wear fancy and colourful clothes except on birthdays or when specially permitted by the school authorities.
- Students must take care of the school property and belongings. Any damage to school property caused by the students will have to be made good at the parent’s expense. Not write or carve on your desk or school property .Any damage caused to school property will result in payment for damages.
- Students are expected to be environment-friendly. Wastage of electricity, or water and any damage to plants must be avoided at all costs.
- Be in school 5 minutes before the first bell and go in line for the assembly at the first bell.
- No late coming will be encouraged. Late coming will be recorded in a separate record and three continuous defaults will be intimated to the concerned parent.
- Raise your hand before speaking.
- Listen to others and participate in class discussions.
- Use the pencil sharpener during non -instructional time.
- Listen to directions.
- Cooperate with your group.
- Leave other people’s materials alone.
- Do not interrupt other students’ learning.
- Keep your hands clean and take care of personal hygiene in the rest room during breaks.
- Treat computers and other electronic gadgets with care.
- Respect authority
- Follow school rules, class rules and bus rules
- Show courteous behavior
- Always maintain discipline during class change
- Always maintain discipline while dispersal. Obey the leaders on duty for dispersal.
- Always walk on the left-hand side of the corridor
- Follow the bus rules and any damage caused by student to the seats will result in payment for damages.
- Do not bring any sharp object to the school (including sharp scissors, knife etc.)
PERSONAL CARE – HEALTH & HYGIENE
- Students should keep a cotton cloth napkin or small towel for their use before and after food.
- Students can keep a spare dress with the school store for emergency use.
- Students should inform the school office or nurse if they are on any treatment.
- No junk food is allowed in the school.
- Any allergies or medical conditions should be informed to the class teacher in advance.
- Parents are requested to send food considering the time span and eating speed of your ward.
- In case of fever or any medical issues, parents are requested not to send their ward to school.
- Without any medical prescription and parental request letter, the school nurse will not administer the medicine. Such medicine should be sent in a sealed envelope.
- Students must bring only vegetarian food on NO NON-VEG DAYS.
- Keep your hands clean by washing thoroughly with soap/handwash and water.
- Avoid sharing eating and drinking utensils.
- Avoid sharing unwashed towels, washcloths, clothing, or uniforms.
- Avoid sharing personal items
- Avoid plastic bottles, tiffin box etc.
- Bathe or shower with soap each day.
- Keep cuts and abrasions clean and covered with clean, dry bandages until healed.
- Library books will be issued to the students only during the library period.
- Students may choose the book from the shelves. No student will take any book out of the library.
- Students must not carry reading material outside the library.
- Silence must be maintained in the library at all times.
- Eating or drinking is not allowed in library.
- Students must not enter the labs if science teacher or the lab assistant is not present in the laboratories.
- Students must read and follow the safety measures displayed in the laboratories.
- Students must bring the record books on all days of practical classes.
- Students must not touch the apparatus or chemicals unless instructed by teachers.
- Students must not switch on or off any equipment without instructions from the teacher.
- Students must not try out any experiment in the absence of science teacher or lab assistant.
- Wastage of water or chemicals in laboratories must be avoided.
- Students are strictly warned against playing pranks and practical jokes with anyone using lab chemicals or instruments.
- Students must not enter computer labs if a teacher or lab assistant is not there.
- Students must read and follow the rules of discipline displayed in computer lab.
- Students must bring the computer notebook or lab records on all days of computer laboratory period.
- Students should not load or delete programmes on school computers.
- Students should access the files and programmes strictly as instructed by teacher and must not try to access any other programme or files saved in the computers of the lab. Using CDs, external hard disk or flash drives on school computers is strictly prohibited.
- Students must be careful about their own safety and not cause any injury to any one intentionally or unintentionally
- Obey the Physical Education teachers
- Maintain sportsman’s spirit
- Do not indulge in foul and unfair practices
- Participate wholeheartedly in physical activities.
- Inform the school authorities about any health related problems that may prevent the student from participating in Physical education activities.
INSTRUCTIONS TO PARENTS
- Parents are requested to read and understand the rules and regulations at the onset of each academic year.
- The Parents must inform the school with their latest contact details and update the office as soon as there is any change. Parents must also update personal information of themselves as well as students on the parent portal and student’s portal on their own. If our instructions do not reach you due to change in contact details, the school holds no responsibility for any loss or damage.
- Renewal of residence permit and ID should be intimated to office. A copy of the renewed residence page and ID of the parents and the student must be submitted to the office to update the records in the office. These copies are subject to verification from officials of the Ministry of Education frequently. It is the responsibility of the parents to update all the required records.
- Parents are not allowed to go to the classrooms during class hours. If they have any problem, they are requested to meet the Principal.
- Parents are requested to make telephone calls to teachers between 05.00 pm and 07.00 pm only or mail them regarding any issue. Conversations are expected to be brief and professional.
- Parents are expected to check whether the teacher is able to converse at the particular point in time when they call the teacher. We expect Parents to respect the privacy of teachers.
- Our staff members are trained to answer the parents politely. The parents are encouraged to bring forward their problems in a polite manner. Parents are requested not to raise their voice or behave in an impolite manner to any member of the staff.
- The school does not recommend tuitions and does not permit its teachers to accept private tuitions.
- Parents should try to attend all the Parents Teachers Meetings or Open Houses
- Parents are strictly prohibited from distributing sweets or gifts to students and staff on their ward’s birthdays. Buying a book to the school library is encouraged by the school with the child’s name on the book.
- When a student remains absent in school for less than 3 days, a leave note must be sent to the class teacher. If the leave is for more than 3 days, a separate letter addressing the principal should be sent with the student on the day of resuming. In case of planned holidays the leave letter must be submitted before going on leave. In case of absence due to sickness, a medical certificate accompanied by a parent’s note should be sent.
- A child suffering from a communicable disease should be sent to school only after getting a fitness certificate by the treating doctor.
- If the child has a history of health-problems like asthma or epilepsy, the parents are requested to give details about it to the school, the phone number of their clinic and the doctor’s contact numbers for emergencies.
- Please do not send your child to school when he/she is ill. Instead, send a letter and the doctor’s certificate as early as you can.
- There should be a name tag on sweaters. You may use fabric paint or embroider the child’s name on the inner side of the sweaters. Pupils’ sweaters might get exchanged after PT classes.
- Parents must pay the school fees in time. Defaulting parents will lose access to the Parent portal as well as the student portal.
- Please note that in the event of an unexpected holiday during assessments, the assessments scheduled on that day will be held at a later date. The remaining assessments will be conducted as scheduled.
- Parents will not be permitted to meet any Management or School official as a group. All issues to be discussed, can only be done individually. The school reserves its obligations only to individual parents and not to groups of parents.