Code of Conduct for Pupils

Code of Discipline for Pupils

This Code of Discipline has been drawn up for the guidance of children of Calvary Hillcrest Schools, Cape Coast.

The rules and regulations in this Code should not be regarded merely as a catalogue of offences and penalties or negatively on constituting restraint on the pupils’ freedom.

The purpose of this Code is to provide a guide on disciplinary matters. It is expected that the sanctions exercise self control and self discipline in their day to day activities in the school.

  OFFENCE RECOMMENDED SANCTION(S)

1.

Lateness (7:45-8:30)

  • Warning/caning
  • Watering of plants
  • Groundwork-picking and sweeping of rubber.

2.

Lateness(without tangible reason)

  • Child stays out of class for the entire day to work (where the child reports unaccompanied by parents)
  • Child is sent back home with the parent (i.e. where the parent accompanies the child to school)

3.

Habitual lateness

  • Three (3) days internal suspension to work on school compound
  • Withdrawal of child

4.

Absenteeism/Truancy / Cutting classes/ Breaking bounds

  • Assigned to some responsibilities
  • Withdrawal of child

5.

Leaving school without permission/Under false pretence

  • Caning
  • Suspended for three (3) days

6.

Noise making/ Disturbance in class

  • Clean classroom or compound
  • Scrub the veranda

7.

Littering

  • Cleaning of area littered
  • Pick rubbish on compound/sweep classroom for the day

8.

Stealing

  • Strong warning/canning
  • Replacement of stolen item
  • Withdrawn in severe cases/and for habitual acts

9.

Quarrelling / Teasing

  • Warning
  • Groundwork
  • Sign an undertaken to be of good behavior

10.

Quarrelling / Teasing that results in injury

  • Warning
  • Caning
  • Render an apology
  • Pay for bills of treatment
  • Suspension

11.

Fighting that result in injury

  • Caning
  • Pay for bills of treatment
  • Sign an undertaken to be of good behavior
  • Suspension

12.

Improper dressing

  • Warning

13.

Flouting Authority/Insubordination/ Disrespect/Insulting a teacher or non-teaching staff and visitors

  • Warning
  • Caning
  • Apology and carry out assignment later
  • Groundwork/picking litter on compound/ sweeping classroom
  • Suspension

14.

Assault on colleague/ Bullying juniors

  • Strong warning and caning
  • Suspension in extreme cases

15.

Failure to do Homework

  • Warning on first instance
  • Caning
  • Where it persists, the child would be suspended from classes he/she complete the work

16.

Damage/ Loss of school property

  • Repair/ replace the damaged or lost property

17.

Cheating at examination

  • Warning
  • Internal suspension

18.

Use of obscene language and songs

  • Counseling
  • Suspension
  • Withdrawal

19.

Sexual misconduct

  • Withdrawal

20.

Telling lies/ tale bearing

  • Warning
  • Render an apology

21.

Dirty outfit/uniform

  • Warning
  • Child is sent home

22.

Plaiting of hair (no attachment)

  • Suspended for the period the child stays with attachment

23.

Extortion

  • Strong warning/ Caning
  • Replacement of item/ money
  • Suspension for three (3) days
  • Sign an undertaking to be of good behavior (child & parent)

24.

Conclusion

  • Any offence not stated here will be taken care of.