Code of Conduct 

CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PAROW INCLUSIVE SCHOOL 


The Code of Conduct spells out the rules regarding learner behaviour at the school and describes the disciplinary system to be implemented by the School concerning transgressions by learners. The Code of Conduct applies to all learners while they are on the School premises or when they are away from the School representing it or attending a School function.


Article 8 of the South African Schools Act, act No 84 of 1996, allow for the Governing Body of a public school to accept a code of conduct that aims to create a disciplined, purposeful and safe environment where effective learning can take place.


The function of the code of conduct is to promote positive discipline, self-discipline and exemplary behavior. Nothing shall exempt a learner from complying with the School rules. Ignorance of School rules is, therefore, not an acceptable excuse.
The philosophy of the code of conduct is based on human dignity, respect and consideration for others.

School uniform

School uniform can be purchased from a general clothing store such as Ackermans, PEP stores, etc. 

Summer uniform 

Boys

Short grey trouser

Short sleeve white shirt
Long grey socks

Black school shoes

Girls

Green skirt

Short sleeve white shirt
Short white socks

Black school shoes

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Winter uniform 

Boys

Long grey pants

Grey socks 

Green jersey 

White long sleeve shirt 

Black school shoes 

Green rain jacket 

Girls

Green skirt with black stockings/tights

Long sleeve white shirt
Green jersey

Black school shoes

Green rain jacket

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Hair & accessories

  1. Hair: Clean and neat

  2. Girls: Only bottle green or white elastics, ribbons or beads. No coloured hair extensions or braiding is allowed.

  3. Jewellery: only “studs” or small rings

  4. Boys: Hair must be short and neat. Hair on top of the head may not be more than 2 cm longer than the hair on the side and the back of the head.

  5. No earrings or jewellery

​3.1 School is compulsory from 7-15 years of age.
3.2 A learner is deemed absent from school when the learner is not present in the class or on the school grounds when the register is marked. The learner must then be mark absent on the register and the amount of days must reflect on the report at the end of the term.
3.3 If a learner does not attend School regularly, the relevant register teacher will report the absence of the learner to the parent and the Principal in writing.
3.4 The register teacher must keep an accurate register of learner attendance and must keep copies of all communication to parents when absence from the classroom is reported.
3.5 All learners are to arrive at School before the official starting time, at 7h45. Learners who are more than 30 minutes late for School will be marked absent as registers are completed at the beginning of each School day. This will be indicated on the report at the end of the term.
3.6 The WCED policy stipulates that a learner who is absent for 10 consecutive days without a reason will be removed from the CEMIS list of the school.
3.7 Any absence from School must be covered by an absentee note from a parent/guardian.
3.8 Should a learner be absent from School for a period of three (3) days or longer, this leave of absence must be supported by a letter from a medical doctor/traditional doctor/registered herbalist.
3.9 Any absence from a formal examination, test or task must be supported by a letter from a medical doctor/traditional doctor/registered herbalist. A letter from a pharmacist will be excepted provided that the period of absenteeism does not exceed three days.
3.10 No learner may leave the School during school hours without a letter from a parent/guardian requesting the release of their child and the permission of the Principal/Deputy Principal/Grade Head from whom an exit note must be obtained

School attendance 

Parents & guardians

9.1 Parents/guardians are expected to work with the school to support students in meeting the academic, moral and behavioural expectations of the school
9.2 Parents/guardians may politely express their concerns about the school operation and its staff. However, they may not do so in a manner that is disruptive, degrading, threatening or hostile.
9.3 Parents will under no circumstances be allowed to take disciplinary matters relating to learners of Parow Inclusive School into their own hands while learners are on school premises.
9.4 These expectations for students and parents/guardians include, but are not limited to, all school-sponsored programs and events.
9.5 During the school day between the hours of 07h30 and 15h00 parents and visitors must:
Enter the premises by ringing the front door bell at reception. Reception will grant access and if necessary issue a green visitors sticker.

Maximum punishment

  1. The maximum punishment which can be served on a pupil is expulsion from the School and must be seen as a last resort. Before that state is reached a learner must be given every opportunity to correct himself. Only in exceptional circumstances will the maximum penalty be applied as the first option.
    This code of conduct was compiled by the Governing Body of Parow Inclusive School. The governing body of Parow Inclusive School therefore has the statutory duty to implement the code of conduct in order to ensure proper management and discipline.

Each class has a Corrective measures actions file. This is used to keep a record of transgressions. Depending on the transgression or the amount of attempts by the teacher to correct the behaviour the learner will be send to the office.
First time in the office will result in a warning from the Principal
Second time in the office in 1 week will result in punishment, e.g. loss of break time.
Parents will be informed of the misconduct via a blue letter.
Should above mentioned intervention be ineffective, the learner will be send to detention classes. These classes are held on a Friday during break. Parents will receive a letter informing them should their child be sent to detention. Parents will be informed via a pink letter.
Should the behaviour not improve the parents will be asked to come to the office via an orange letter.
Should these interventions proof futile, parents will receive a red letter indicating that the parents and the learner must come before representatives of the School Governing Body
The Governing Body may decide to expel a child for a certain period.

Corrective measures & actions