School Code Of Conduct

1.         CONDUCT

1.1              LEARNERS

As a learner of Parkrand Primary School I undertake to:

  • Adhere to all school
  • Respect the dignity and rights of the staff, show respect to staff and fellow learners as well as all other members of the
  • Take responsibility for my actions, both good and
  • Use every opportunity to learn, and give those around me the same
  • In no way do or say anything that will discriminate against or intimidate any
  • Be loyal to my
  • Look neat and respectable at all
  • Strive for the highest standard morally, academically, culturally and on the sports
  • Provide register teachers with correct cell phone numbers to be able to contact
  • Be able to produce a timetable on

 

1.2          PARENTS/GUARDIANS

As parent/guardian of a learner at Parkrand Primary School I/we undertake to:

  • Protect and ensure the rights of the learner to learn, and ensure that the learner respects both the educators and fellow learners.
  • Support educators in the execution of their duties and respect their dignity at all
  • See that the learner attends school each day, is punctual and in the case of any absence, provide a letter or a doctor’s
  • Ensure that the learner conforms to generally accepted norms of personal health, cleanliness and
  • Provide the 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
  • Ensure that tasks and homework is completed and controlled on a daily
  • Facilitate a study programme that is conducive to
  • Bring to 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 school
  • Ensure that the learner abides by the school’s Code of Conduct and also by any regulations promulgated by the School Governing Body
  • Address the best educational interests of the learner by becoming actively involved in the affairs of the school and by regularly supporting the activities of the
  • Ensure that 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
  • Ensure that the school is kept up to date with personal data 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.
  • Pay school fees in accordance with the fee structure and method of payment agreed upon by the parents at the Annual General
  • Ensure that the learner knows what unacceptable behaviour is g. will not backchat, swear at or in any way abuse a member of staff or a fellow learner, will not urinate in public.

 

1.3          SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM

As the Senior Management Team and Governing Body of Parkrand Primary School we undertake to:

  • Ensure that no teacher or learner shall be
  • Ensure that the school environment is free of drugs, alcohol, gambling, weapons, tobacco, dangerous objects, strangers, violence and
  • Put activities in place that will boost the learners’ confidence, self-esteem, ethics and
  • Instil in learners politeness, good manners, courtesy, kindness, helpfulness and
  • Ensure that learners will respect people, property, animals and the
  • Encourage learners to participate in activities offered at the
  • Ensure that the dignity of all is
  • Acknowledge good behaviour and achievements in the
  • Encourage learners, educators and parents to take pride in the school and not to do anything that will tarnish the image of the
  • Ensure that the school environment is conducive to producing academic

 

2.         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 Parkrand Primary School.

 

2.1          SECURITY OF THE SCHOOL PROPERTY, STAFF, LEARNERS, PARENTS AND VISITORS

  • Learners may not be on school property outside of school hours unless they
    • are accompanied by an educator
    • have written permission from the Principal
    • are waiting for
  • Unless there are official events, the following areas are out of bounds to learners:
    • the hall
    • the foyer
    • the staffroom
    • the area behind the perimeter of the school buildings
    • the bicycle shed area
    • the upper balconies during breaks before school begins
    • the staff parking area and
  • 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
  • Nobody is allowed to be near the perimeter fences or to communicate with anybody outside the school perimeter during school
  • No form of vandalism to the property of staff or learners, or to the school will be
  • 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 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
  • School premises and classes must be kept neat, clean and litter free. Litter must be put in the bins
  • If a learner enters the school grounds, whether during school hours or after school hours, he/she must be dressed in full school
  • PARKRAND PRIMARY is a gun-free zone school and no fire arms will be allowed on the There is a fire arm safe on the premises used for safekeeping of fire arms.

 

2.2          HOUSE RULES

  • All possessions (e.g. school bags, blazers, articles of clothing, school books, calculators and sports equipment) must be clearly marked with the learner’s
  • Money and valuables should on no account be left in the pockets of blazers that are not being worn, in school bags or in the The school cannot be held responsible for any losses.
  • The school cannot be held responsible for the possible loss of cell phones that are brought to
  • No selling of goods by the learners is allowed at Offenders will have their goods and money confiscated.
  • Letters of schooling requested by parents or learners – 48 hours (2 working days) notice must be

 

2.3          BICYCLES

  • Bicycles are to be kept in the school bicycle shed and are to be chained
  • The school cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage to
  • Bicycles may not be ridden on any area of the school grounds besides the stipulated parking area and bicycle shed
  • Learners are urged to make use of helmets, which may be left with the class teacher for safe-keeping
  • Parking on the school grounds is a privilege and can be revoked if a learner does not abide by the school code of conduct at all

 

2.4          PUNCTUALITY

  • All learners are expected to arrive at school before 07:30 for assembly/register class each morning and be punctual at all
  • Learners who are late will not be allowed to disrupt the first The school gates will be locked at 07:30.
  • Late coming is unacceptable and will be considered a violation of the Code of
  • The repetition of the offence will result in the learner appearing before the school disciplinary
  • The Principal’s permission is required before a learner may leave the school premises during school
  • Learners leaving the school premises during school hours may only be fetched by a parent or a legal
  • Permission to leave the school must be requested by parents, in writing, 24 hours in

 

2.5          NOTES OF ABSENCE

  • All learners must have notes explaining their absence on return to school after
  • A doctor’s note is required for an absence of three or more days during normal school
  • A doctor’s certificate is necessary during test and examination time for any period of absence
  • If a doctor’s note is not forthcoming for absence on a cycle test day or for an examination, 0 % will be
  • Should a learner be absent for two or more days, the school should be informed by telephone of the This enables strict control to be kept over truancy.
  • The onus rests on the learner to catch up work lost during
  • It is the responsibility of the register educators to send daily report of absenteeism to the front office who will then notify the parents when their children are absent for

 

2.6          CLASSROOM CONDUCT:

Every learner is expected to:

  • Be Punctual:
    • Arrive at class on time so that you are ready to start the Late coming 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 Do not wait to be told to do so. This shows that you are mature, responsible and self-motivated.
  • Be Prepared:
    • Bring what is needed to the lesson (stationery and writing implements you need), your completed homework and, most importantly, be ready to learn and contribute to the
  • Be Respectful:
    • Stand when an adult enters the 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
    • Respect your educator and your peers by not talking when your educator is 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 books until the educator has indicated that the lesson is This disrupts the lesson and is inconsiderate to your peers and your educator.
    • Respect the property of others and of the Do not deface desks, steal drawing pins, mess with chalk, or borrow things without permission.
    • Keep your classroom neat and Put litter in the litter bin, not in the desk or on the floor. No one likes to work in a dirty or untidy environment.
  • Be Responsible:
    • Take responsibility firstly for yourself and for your own
    • Encourage your peers to do the
    • You are responsible to look after, and take care of your books, equipment and other property
  • Be Supportive:
    • Do what you can to make everyone feel happy and accepted in your 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

 

2.7          DISRESPECTFUL BEHAVIOUR

A learner behaves in a disrespectful manner if he/she:

  • Does not greet educators and does not address them as Ma’am or Sir.
  • Uses bad language, cheeks, backchats or acts disrespectfully towards any staff member or fellow
  • Lies to educators regarding
  • Behaves in a disruptive manner or, by word or action, displays insolence or insubordination e. makes any animal sounds or other unacceptable noises, like whistling.
  • Makes racist or sexual remarks or displays any vulgar behaviour e. urinating in public.

 

2.8          PUNISHABLE BEHAVIOUR

  • 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 school
  • Behaviour on the school grounds or when the learner is in school uniform or representing the school or within a perimeter of 1 surrounding the school that can/will lead to criminal action being taken against learners include:
    • At any time being in possession of, distributing or bringing any form of pornography on to school property;
    • Bullying, 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;
    • Bringing to 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;
    • Consuming, distributing or bringing drugs or alcohol on to school property or to any school- related function;
    • Being in possession of cigarettes on school property;
    • Smoking in school uniform on the school grounds or within a range of 1 km from the school;
    • Being involved in sexual harassment;
    • Committing any offence mentioned on the de-merit
    • Any action or non-action that is prohibited by any of the laws of the country, be it common or statutory

2.8.4                     Precautionary Suspensions

A precautionary suspension may be issued for the following instances:

  • The continued presence of a learner may incite fights or
  • When the safety of a learner/s is /was
  • If there is a reasonable suspicion that criminal behaviour will
  • At the discretion of the Principal of PARKRAND PRIMARY.
  • 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

 

2.9      PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSISTANCE OR ASSESSMENT

The school may recommend 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 the Department of Education by signing this Code of Conduct.

A list of recommended therapists’ contact numbers is available from the Guidance Councillor on request. These services include Speech Therapy, Remedial Therapy, Guidance and Counselling.

 

3.         MERIT AND DEMERIT SYSTEM:

Meaningful learning can only take place in a controlled, disciplined environment, and for this reason a Merit/ Demerit system is implemented at Parkrand Primary School. The merit system aims to reward learners for good behaviour and service delivery and the de-merit system aims to correct deviant behaviour. This system is linked to the academic database and all actions mentioned under the merits or demerits types of behaviour will be recorded on an ongoing basis.

 

3.1          MERIT SYSTEM

  • Merit points may be issued by any one of the following during a school term:
    • Principal
    • Deputy Principals
    • HOD
    • Educator
    • Risk/Discipline Manager
    • Approved member of the RCL
  • It is the responsibility of the relevant Register Educator to capture and confirm the relevant merits per
  • Merits achieved from the previous year are not accumulated as recognition for merits would have been granted at the end of that

 

MERITS
LEVEL A – 1 Merit Point
1 Educators’ award
2 Represents the school on at least two events/ functions
3 Improvement of more than 10% per subject. Comparing term 1 to 2 and then 2 to 3. (Not applicable to term 1!)
4 Academic performance – C-symbol per subject in one term
5 Basic educator assistance
6 80% and above for test/portfolio
7 Basic Greening effort
8 Volunteer for litter duty
LEVEL B – 2 Merit Points
1 100% School attendance per term
2 Academic performance – B-symbol per subject in one term
3 Valued Greening effort
4 Valued educator assistance
LEVEL C – 3 Points
1 Academic performance – A-symbol per subject in one term
2 Assistance at school functions
3 Highly valued greening effort
4 Highly valued educator assistance
LEVEL D – 4 Points
1 Clean record for one full term
2 100% School attendance for whole year – including exam period
3 Crime prevention – supplies information that leads to the prevention of criminal activities and/or breaking the Code of Conduct level G & H
4 Advanced Greening effort
5 Advanced educator assistance

3.2          DEMERIT SYSTEM:

  • Demerit points may be issued by any one of the following during a school term:
    • Principal
    • Deputy Principals
    • HOD
    • Educator
    • Risk/Discipline Manager
    • Approved member of the RCL

 

DE-MERITS
LEVEL A (1 demerit)
1 Homework not done
2 Books not at school
3 Copying homework
4 Eating/chewing in class
LEVEL B (2 demerits)
1 Late for class
2 Late for school
3 No timetable
4 Use of abusive language
5 Sleeping in class/Resting head on desk
6 Using a cellular phone for any reason during school hours
LEVEL C (3 demerits)
1 Uniform offence
2 Temper outburst
3 Cheeky/ill-mannered
4 Refusal to carry out instructions
LEVEL D (4 demerits)
1 Disruption of lesson
2 Bullying
3 Cyber bullying
4 Defiance
5 Intimidation
6 Gross insubordination
7 Bunking class
8 Untoward physical contact
LEVEL E (5 demerits)
1 Arrogance towards educator
2 Disrespect towards educator
3 Smoking
4 In the presence of smokers
5 Racial insults
6 Bunking school/detention
7 Challenges educator
8 Possession of cigarettes
9 Misuse of school equipment
LEVEL F (7 demerits)
1 Engages in any form of public indecency
2 Fighting or instigating a fight
3 Negative group activity
4 Cheat in tests and examinations / portfolio
5 In possession of any pornographic material
6 Distributes any pornographic material
7 Seriously disrupts teaching or learning in the class
8 Seriously threatens teaching or learning in the class
9 Seriously frustrates teaching or learning in the class
10 Being untruthful or dishonest
11 Harassment
LEVEL G  (8 demerits)
1 Assault
2 Engages in conspiracy to disrupt the proper functioning of the school through collective action
3 Fails to comply with a punishment of suspension as a correctional measure
4 In possession of or use of dangerous weapons
5 In possession of illegal substances
6 Under the influence of illegal substances
7 Being in the company of dagga smokers
8 Distribution of illegal substances
9 Swears at educator
10 Trades in any test or examination material
11 Selling or distributing commercial and/or other products on the school premises
12 Illegal buying of commercial and/or other products on the school premises
13 Under the influence of alcohol
14 In possession of alcohol
15 Vandalism/ Maliciously damage to property
16 Fighting or instigating a fight with serious consequences
17 Assist any learner committing a crime
18 Conceals any crime by not coming forth with information
LEVEL H (10 Demerits)
1 Holds any person hostage
2 Murders any person
3 Rapes any person
4 Engages in any sexual activity which amounts to an offence according to law
5 Stealing / theft
6 Involved with stealing/theft
7 In possession of stolen goods
8 Gambling
9 Sexual harassment
10 Urinating in public
11 Fraud
12 Common robbery
13 Any other criminal activity and/or behaviour

 

  • A learner who has accumulates 5 demerits will serve an automatic detention.
  • A learner who relentlessly transgresses the school’s Code of Conduct resulting in the accumulation of more than 10 demerits will be summoned to a disciplinary

4.         MISCONDUCT

Serious offences can result in suspension or expulsion. Serious offences include Schedule 1 and Schedule 2 offences as per the South African School’s Act 84 of 1996.

 

4.1          DETENTION

  • Educators will issue learners with demerits according to the demerit
  • The demerit list must be sent to the front office weekly
  • Administration staff will capture the demerits
  • The demerits for detention will be printed on a Monday and issued to the Educators on Tuesday mornings at the morning staff
  • The number of demerits needed for detention is 5.
  • Detention will commence Friday afternoons from 14:00 till 15:30 for Intersen Phase.
  • Detention will commence Friday afternoons from 14:00 till 15:00 for Foundation Phase.
  • A roster will be drawn up for educators concerning detention
  • An allocated educator will be responsible for this and will deal with any

 

4.2          INSTANT DETENTION

  • Instant detention differs from the normal detention system (above).
  • A learner does not need to have 5
  • A learner could be put on Instant detention for the following reasons:
    • Gross disrespect toward an Educator
    • Arrogance toward an Educator
    • Fighting
    • Any misdemeanour the Principal or the SMT deems fit
  • Parents will be informed immediately by the educators via SMS or telephone.

 

4.3          BUNKING OF DETENTION

  • Learners will be sent to the
  • Parents will be called in for an interview/counselling session by the
  • If parents do not attend the interview/counselling session, the learner will be given in-house suspension until parents respond to the invitation of an interview/counselling
  • If after 5 school days, parents have not responded to the invitation mentioned above, the issue will be taken up by the Principal and Governing Body Members (Discipline Portfolio).

 

4.4          CELL PHONES

  • Learners are responsible for their cell
  • The school will not take any responsibility for a cell phone brought to
  • Any cell phone that causes a class disruption or was used in any activity contrary to any law (i.e. pornography in possession of minors, or being distributed to minors) or the School Disciplinary code will be confiscated and handed to the front office. The parent will be phoned with regards to the digression and only the parent will be allowed to collect it from the front office.
  • Learners may not use their cell phones as radios or players to listen to music from 07h30 until Any such use will lead to it being confiscated and handed to the front office. The parent will be phoned with regards to the digression and only the parent will be allowed to collect it from the front office. The learner will also be de-merited.
  • I-pods, MP3’s, ear-pieces, will NOT be allowed at school. If seen, these items will be confiscated and handed to the front office. The parent will be phoned with regards to the digression and only the parent will be allowed to collect it from the front office.

4.5          CHEATING

  • Any behaviour during evaluation of learners (e.g. tests exams, portfolio work, ) that may lead to a learner gaining unfair advantage over fellow learners will result in such a learner receiving zero (0) for the particular assessment task.

 

4.6           LATE FOR SCHOOL/CLASSES

  • When a learner arrives late for school, he/she must be accompanied to the front office by the person responsible for the late coming before the learner will be allowed into
  • All learners will be stopped at the front gate by either an educator or administration staff.
  • Learners who arrived late will only be sent to class at the end of the first
  • If a pattern is established and the learner continues with the same offences day after day, it will be considered as bunking classes and a disciplinary hearing can be

 

4.7          SUBSTANCE ABUSE

  • The use of any habit forming substance is strictly
  • This applies while on the school grounds or in any other situation where the learner may be identifiable as a Parkrand Primary School
  • Any learner in the company of a group of learners involved in such activities will be liable for disciplinary
  • If a learner has abused substances or is suspected of using substances, the school reserves the right to test and/or search a
  • If there is reasonable suspicion that a learner is under the influence of a habit forming substance, the learner, in co-operation with the parents, will be asked to take a test at the nearest medical clinic and such a learner will not enter Parkrand Primary School before a negative test is brought back to the

 

4.8          SMOKING

  • Smoking is strictly forbidden.
  • Learners, who are found to be smoking on the school premises or in school uniform outside the school grounds or any other situation where they may be identifiable as Parkrand Primary School learners, will be liable for disciplinary
  • Any learner found in the company of smokers will be liable for disciplinary
  • Learners caught in possession of cigarettes or holding a cigarette, lit or not, will be deemed to be

 

4.9          THEFT

  • Theft is a criminal offence.
  • Any learner found stealing might be required to appear at a disciplinary hearing or to be escorted to the police station by an officer of the
  • Parkrand Primary School reserves the right, where an incidence of theft is suspected, to search learners and their
  • Removal of any material or objects from school premises without permission is regarded as

 

4.10       VANDALISM

  • Vandalism will not be
  • Any damaging of property belonging to the school or other persons is a most serious
  • The school reserves the right to lay a claim against the transgressor/parent/guardian for compensation due to the loss /damage to the school or any third

 

4.11       VICTIMIZATION

  • Victimization, intimidation or any display of racism will not be Such learners will be liable for immediate suspension and disciplinary action.
  • Sexual harassment is unacceptable and a criminal Criminal charges will be laid / taken against such offenders.

 

4.12       SELLING OR DISTRIBUTING COMMERCIAL OR OTHER PRODUCTS

  • Selling, distributing or buying of commercial or any other products in the school will not be
  • Any such items will be confiscated and

 

5.         SCHOOL UNIFORM

The official school uniform must be worn during the official school day and at official functions. While a learner is dressed in school uniform, on or off the school property, all school rules apply

 

5.1          GIRLS WINTER UNIFORM

  • Blue tunic or regulation grey long
  • White long-sleeve
  • School tie must be worn at all It must be pulled up neatly with the top button of the shirt fastened.
  • Blue socks with yellow band.
  • Black leather school shoes with a strap across the foot or the lace-up school
  • Blue sleeveless pullover with gold stripes or Navy jersey with gold stripes.
  • A blue school blazer with a badge on the pocket and all the buttons intact.
  • Bomber jacket or Drimac with school badge.
  • Navy blue scarf, beanies and gloves.
  • Navy Alice band or scrunchies

 

5.2          GIRLS SUMMER UNIFORM

  • Blue and white check dress. The dress may not be shorter than 5 cm above the
  • White ankle Socks may not be rolled down or pulled up all the way but must be folded down once only.
  • Black leather school shoes with a strap across the foot or the lace-up school
  • Blue pullover or blue V-neck school jersey with school colours on the welt and cuff may be worn on cold
  • Blue and white Alice band or scrunchie

 

5.3          BOYS WINTER UNIFORM

  • Grey long regulation trousers with loops for a black
  • White long-sleeved
  • School tie must be worn at all It must be pulled up neatly with the top button of the shirt fastened.
  • Blue socks with yellow band.
  • Black leather lace-up school shoes of conventional design – no boots, track shoes, suede’s, slippers or
  • Blue sleeveless pullover with gold stripes or Navy jersey with gold stripes.
  • A blue school blazer with a badge on the pocket and all the buttons intact.
  • Bomber jacket or Drimac with school badge.
  • Navy blue scarf, beanies and gloves.

 

5.4          BOYS SUMMER UNIFORM

  • Navy blue shorts or for Grade 7 only grey long regulation trousers with loops for a black
  • White short-sleeved shirt with a
  • School tie must be worn at all It must be pulled up neatly with the top button of the shirt fastened for Grade 7 only.
  • Blue socks with yellow band.
  • Black leather lace-up school shoes of conventional design – no boots, track shoes, suede’s, slippers or
  • Blue pullover or blue V-neck school jersey with school colours on the welt and cuff may be worn on cold days.

 

5.5          SPORTS & PT KIT

  • Navy blue shorts.
  • Navy blue golf shirt displaying the school’s badge.
  • House shirts (Red, Green, Blue and Yellow) must we worn for inter-house activities.
  • White or black takkies with matching laces.
  • White ankle socks.
  • Navy & yellow school tracksuit.
  • For fixtures the official school sports kit for each individual activity must be
  • Navy Blue school kit bags displaying the school’s badge.

 

5.6          SCHOOL BAGS / SUITCASES

  • Navy Blue school bags displaying the school’s badge.
  • Solid navy blue caddy bags (no 2 tone colours).
  • School bags must be marked with the owner’s name prominently on the
  • School bags must be big enough to take all their necessary books, workbooks, textbooks, stationery, lunch
  • All school bags must have support inside to hold books upright and to protect
  • Navy Blue school kit bags displaying the school’s badge.

 

5.7          HAIR AND JEWELLERY POLICY (GIRLS)

  • Long hair (shoulder length or longer) over the collar must be tied
  • Only 1 or 2 plaits and ponytails
  • Plaiting / braiding must lie flat against the
  • Hair can be held in place with a blue or white Alice band no wider than Material head bands are allowed, but may not be wider than 5cm.
  • Only plain navy blue or white ribbons or elastic bands are allowed (no mixed colours).
  • Natural highlights will be permitted 1 or 2 shades lighter than the learner’s hair No definite highlights or contrasting of colour is allowed.
  • No funky extensions or curly hairpieces are
  • No fringes below the Side fringes must be clipped out of the face.
  • Dreadlocks are not
  • Mohawk or any outrageous hairstyles are
  • No jewellery other than a watch or medical disc and a pair of silver or gold stud earrings, or regulation silver or gold sleepers may be worn.
  • Single earrings, bangles, bracelets and chains will be
  • Cultural/religious bracelets and necklaces may be accepted (letters from a parent and a head of the religion /culture are required) and small diamond earrings (stud size).
  • No item may be used to keep piercings open and no plasters may be used to cover
  • No tongue or nose or eye rings/studs may be worn.
  • No tattoos are
  • No false eyelashes are
  • The Principal reserves the right of judgement as to the acceptability of any learner’s

 

5.8          HAIR AND JEWELLERY POLICY (BOYS)

  • Hair should be neatly cut and not hang over collar or
  • Sideburns shall be cut half way down
  • No colouring
  • Mohawk hairstyles are
  • No pattern shavings on the
  • No
  • Dreadlocks or braiding are not
  • No jewellery other than a watch or medical disc is allowed (no cancer bands).
  • Boys must be clean-shaven at all
  • No jewellery may be worn in piercings to
  • No item may be used to keep piercings open and no plasters may be used to cover
  • No tongue or nose or eye rings/studs may be worn.
  • No tattoos are allowed
  • The Principal reserves the right of judgement as to the acceptability of any learner’s

 

5.9          NAILS

  • Boys’ and girls’ nails must be kept short and
  • The emphasis is on clean

 

  1. ACADEMIC AWARDS

 

6.1          ACADEMIC AWARDS

  • Foundation Phase:
    • Parents of prize winners in grades 1 – 3 receive invitations to attend this ceremony.
    • Certificates are awarded to learners in Grades 1, 2 and 3 for various achievements.
    • Mathematics Trophy – Top pupil in each grade.
    • Creative Writing Trophy – Top pupil in each grade.
    • Neville Nosworthy Creative Writing Trophy – Top Grade 3 pupil
  • Intermediate and Senior Phases:
    • Our annual prize-giving ceremony is held at the end of each year.
    • Awards are calculated on the first 3 terms results.
    • Parents of prize winners in grades 4 – 7 receive invitations to attend this ceremony.
    • Criteria for prizes and trophies at prize-giving are listed in the following tables.
  • Honours Evening – Prestige Awards
NAME CRITERIA PRIZES
Subject Prize (Grade 7 only) Highest achievement in the subject Gift voucher, certificate and trophy.
Academic Excellence Highest achievement Silver certificate 70% – 79%

Gold certificate 80% – 84%

Scroll certificate 85% and above

Academic Excellence

(Grade 4 – 6)

 

Highest achiever in the Grade Trophy Certificate Voucher
Fellowship Top Gr 7 learner in all fields Gift voucher, gold certificate and trophy
  • Honours Evening – Prestige Awards / Trophies
NAME CRITERIA
Leadership Trophy Loyalty, co-operation, execution of duties and responsibilities
Gift of the Gab
Drama Njabulo Ngobese Trophy

Best Actress

Best Supporting Actress / Actor

Most Promising Actress / Actor

Most Enthusiastic Actress / Actor

Most Dedicated Actress / Actor

Stephanie Shirley Memorial Tribute

 

Top Achiever in Mathematics, Science and Technology
  • Honours Evening – Prestige Sports Awards / Trophies
NAME CRITERIA

According to team composition : boy / girl

Hockey Outstanding Player
Handball Outstanding Player/s
Netball Outstanding Player
Cricket Outstanding Player
Soccer Outstanding Player
Chess Outstanding Player
Athletics Boy – Most Outstanding Athlete

Girl – Most Outstanding Athlete

Cross Country Boy – Most Outstanding Athlete

Girl – Most Outstanding Athlete

Victor Ludorum Best athlete on Inter-house day
Victrix Ludorum Best athlete on Inter-house day
Leadership Promise of Outstanding Leadership Qualities
Sportsman / Sportswoman Sportsmanship – behaviour / attitude

 

7.         EXTRA-MURAL ACTIVITIES

The following extra-mural activities are offered at Parkrand Primary School:

7.1          SPORT

  • Athletics
  • Cricket
  • Cross country
  • Handball
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Soccer
  • Tennis

 

7.2          CULTURAL

  • Chess
  • Choir
  • Drama
  • Eisteddfod
  • Scripture union

 

1.    SHORT TITLE

This policy shall be called (School Code of Conduct Policy of Parkrand Primary School)

 

2.    APPROVAL:

 

Recommended by: (Principal) (print name) Mr.B Schunke  

Signature:

Date:
Approved by:

(SGB Chairperson) (Print name)

 

Signature:

Date:
Verification by GDE: (District Director) (Print Name)  

Signature:

Date of Verification
Certified by :(Print Name) Signature:
Date