1. A pupil is under school discipline from the moment she leaves home for school until the time she is back at home.
2. The misbehavior of a pupil on her way to school and back home is considered more serious because then any offence or form of misbehavior is in violation of both internal school rules and external regulations governing the attitude that a pupil is expected to adopt towards outsiders and members of the public in general. The offence in the latter case also throws discredit on the good image of the college.
3.A pupil must see to it that her behavior in the bus or whenever she represents the college away from school is impeccable.
4.She must neither bring valuable objects nor carry large sums of money to school. She must carry her purse wherever she goes.
5.The Uniform – Responsible parties should see to it that their ward leaves home properly dressed in uniform. A pupil of the college must wear the school uniform on all occasions when she is under school discipline, including both internal and external examinations period. Winter uniform to be worn between 15th May and 15th September.
(a)A pupil who is late, that is, who turns up after the Form Period, will be marked absent.
(b)She must before entering the class, insert her time of arrival in the lateness book placed by the Usher in the waiting room. If she fails to do so, she will be marked absent by the Usher.
7.The Rector makes a regular survey of the lateness record book to spot names of pupils who are too often late. Their parents are then informed.
8.Absences – All absences must be explained in writing immediately on the day a pupil comes back to school. The Form Master collects and leaves absence notes with the Ushers. Failure to bring a note of absence renders a pupil immediately liable to punishment.
9.All absences of more than three days must be covered by a Medical Certificate or a satisfactory explanation. The Medical Certificate must reach the Rector on the fourth day of absence at 10.00 am.
10.A pupil who has a prolonged absence without explanation runs the risk of not being re-admitted to school. Form V and Upper VI students should come to school until the Cambridge S.C and H.S.C examinations begin.
11.A pupil who is often late, absent, who is also reported missing from classroom and whose work and conduct are not satisfactory will be set on ‘Special Report”, i.e she will be issued a Special Report Book to be signed by the subject-master at the end of every single/double period, by the Rector in the morning and by the Responsible Party when the pupil is back at home.
12.The Leaving Certificate will take into account her punctuality and attendance.
13.A pupil who is officially absent from school does not have the right to be on school premises or attend classes.
14.Truancy: Missing from classroom and/or running away from school are very serious offences, and a pupil guilty of such offences shall be very severely punished. Temporary suspension from school can apply on the decision of the Rector after consultation with the Regional Director.
15.Temporary Suspension - Temporary Suspension (Also called Rustication) is not only a regulation of the college but also a Law of Mauritius.
Regulation 13 (1) of the Education Ordinance 1957 reads as follows:
“Whenever it shall appear to the Principal of Government … Secondary School … that the conduct, work or progress of any pupil is unsatisfactory he may temporarily suspend a pupil or require the Responsible Party (RP) of the pupil, by notice in writing to withdraw him from the school within such a period as may be specified in the notice. It the RP fails to withdraw the pupil within the period the pupil shall with the approval of the Director, be expelled from the school”
16.A pupil expelled from school cannot be re-admitted to another State School.
17.Very Serious Offenses
Insulting members of the teaching, administrative and ancillary staff, threats of violence, intimidation, using abusive language, tampering with and damaging college property, cheating at tests or examinations, falsifying signatures, forging documents, leaving school without permission, shirking classes, prolonged periods of unexplained absences, failure to carry out detentions, insubordination, reading or being in possession of pornographic books and magazines, stealing under any form, acts of vandalism, subversion or intimidation, obscenity, hooliganism, smoking, drug addiction or trafficking and misbehavior on stadiums and in public shall be considered to be very serious offences that may lead to immediate suspension and ultimately expulsion.
18.Requests for early leaving, sick leave
No request for early leaving shall be granted unless the Responsible Party (RP) comes to see the Rector in person or writes a letter in advance. For the safety of the child, only the RP is allowed to collect her.
The invariable rule is that detentions given must be carried out; if not, the punishment shall be increased, and , if insubordination persists, temporary suspension shall be envisaged. A detention consists of one hour in the afternoon; or two hours on Saturdays, from 9.00 – 11.00 a.m. A pupil must bring all necessary writing material to do the work as set by the teachers.
Before a detention is carried out the Responsible Party is informed of the date, day and time on a detention form which has to be duly signed and returned to the Rector.
20.Security of school
v Only vehicles belonging to members of staff or persons present in an official capacity and to emergency services are to be allowed inside the school compound.
v Responsible parties are requested to leave their ward on the bus lay-by. Under no circumstances should Responsible parties enter school yard to do so.
v In order to avoid any accident or incident relating to security at school, students are requested to observe the following:
v Students should not carry on them dangerous items like cutters, knives, any sharp/pointed object liable to cause injury.
v Your attention is therefore drawn to Section 29 of the Criminal Code (Revised Laws of Mauritius) which is hereunder reproduced and which reads as follows:
“Any person who, without lawful authority or reasonable excuse, the proof of which lie on him, has with him in any public place any offensive weapon, shall commit an offence and shall, on conviction, be liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year and to a fine not exceeding 10,000 rupees”
Please note that offensive weapon has the same meaning as in the Public Gathering Act which means “an article made or adapted for use, or suitable for causing injury to the person, or intended by the person having it in his possession”.
21.No pupil shall stay after school hours on college premises, or in classrooms for sports purposes or other activities except with the Rector’s permission.
22.Whenever pupils/parents write to the Rector the name and Form of the pupil should be clearly inserted in the letter.
23.Whenever a cyclone warning class 2 is in force before the school day begins, pupils must not come to school, unless otherwise directed on the radio. This applies also if there is a general paralysis of the transport services.
24.All pupils must attend School Assemblies. Those who stay in class or lurk in corners will be punished.
The PTA is an association of parents and teachers. It plays a critical role in the promotion of the welfare of the pupils affecting both academic and behavioural issues.
Form teachers are the link between students and Rector. Whenever a problem arises, the form teacher consults the Rector who in turn will call students and/or Responsible Parties as befits.
Students are not allowed to use their mobile phones on the school premises. Students who fail to abide by this rule run the risk of having their phone confiscated. This will be returned to the Responsible Party only when he calls to meet the Rector and not to the student concerned.
THE PREFECTS & SCHOOL COUNCIL
The Prefect and School Council play an important role. They are carefully selected and often called upon by the Rector to help to enforce school discipline and promote activities that would help the personal development of the pupil.
MEETING WITH RECTOR AND EDUCATORS
If responsible parties wish to meet Rector, they must phone and take an appointment before coming to school
S.K. Mohit (Mrs)