Bishop Anstey High School Rules

Cell phone use...approved field trips...student attendance and absence...cheating...theft...student conduct... responsibilities of the Prefect body.

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Students must be present for all classes, and cannot be absent without the express permission of their parent or guardian!

Attendance

Students must be properly equipped for all their classes. They must never absent themselves from class without the express permission of a teacher; as for example when they are unwell and are sent to matron.
No student is permitted to leave school during the course of the school day without the permission of the Principal or Vice Principal, except to attend an urgent medical appointment, a funeral or some similarly critical matter. Under any of these circumstances, she must bring a signed letter from her parent or guardian explaining the situation, and must leave and return via the office, and sign the book left there for this purpose. If she is to be collected at a particular time, she must be sure that she arrives at the office at that time.

Students must be at school by 7:45a.m.

Punctuality, Lateness and Absence

Students are encouraged to be at their desk by 7:45 a.m. on school days. If a student arrives later than 7:45 a.m. she must sign the Late Book in the office. Lateness will be marked on the student’s school record. If a student is absent from school, her parent/guardian is required to write a letter to the Principal explaining the reason for her absence. The student must hand this letter to her Form Teacher when she returns to class.

If a student’s parent/guardian knows that she will be absent for more than two (2) days, and especially if she has contracted an infectious illness, her parent/guardian must notify the School’s office, and provide a letter or (in the case of an illness) a medical certificate to the School that indicates that she is fully fit to attend class again.

Illness

A fully-trained nurse (Matron) is available at the School from 8:00 a.m. daily. If a student is too unwell to attend classes she may, with permission from her teacher, go to the sick room for the Matron to assess her condition. If necessary, the Matron may then contact the student’s parent or emergency contact person using the emergency contact number on record, so that arrangements may be made for the student to be taken home.

The Bishop Anstey High School Policy on Cell Phones

A student may bring a cellular phone or pager on the School premises under certain conditions, as follows:

The School does not accept responsibility and will not be held liable for any loss or damage on School premises to the instrument.

Casual and/or social phone calls on cell phones may not be made on School grounds. Cell phones may only be used on School grounds for essential and important circumstances, such as clarification of arrangements between a student and her parent/guardian.

A student may bring a cell phone and/or pager to the School only with the School’s permission and consent; consent forms, which are available at the School Office, must be completed and submitted to the Office by the student.

All cell phones must be off and put away between the hours of 7:45 a.m. and 2:35 p.m. If any student breeches this protocol, her cell phone will be confiscated.

Absolutely no camera phones are allowed on the School grounds.

Parents or guradians wishing to visit a student during school hours must enter the school via the School Office.

Parent Visits to the School

The security of our students, staff and property is very important. For this reason, we must always know exactly who is on the School grounds, as well as the purpose of their visit. Therefore, if a parent or guardian wishes to visit a student during school hours, he/she must enter via the School Office. No parent or guardian is allowed to go directly to any classroom.

Moreover, the Security guard at the School’s Keate Street entrance is not authorized to relay messages, receive lunches or transact any other business on behalf of any of our students.

In order to participate in field trips and/or school outings, students must submit signed written permission from their parents or guardians to their teacher.

Field Trips and School Outings

The School occasionally plans student field trips or outings as part of a syllabus requirement, or for broader educational or recreational purposes. We adhere to the conditions stipulated by the Ministry of Education. As such, students are accompanied by at least two (2) members of our teaching staff, and students must present a completed consent form that is signed by their parent or guardian. Otherwise, they will not be allowed to go.

Before any field trip or outing, the School’s Principal or Vice Principal will provide detailed documentation about the outing to our students to give to their parent or guardian.

The Principal or Vice Principal will also provide a consent form, which each student’s parent or guardian must complete and sign, giving permission to the School to take his or her child on the field trip or outing.

Cheating

Cheating in tests and examinations, as well as plagiarism (that is, copying content either from another student or from a book, magazine, journal, or the internet) does not conform to the School’s standards of behaviour and, as such, will be punished. Test or examination papers will be cancelled and a mark of zero will be recorded on the student’s permanent record.

In keeping with the realities of the external examinations towards which our students work, it is not normally our policy to permit students who are absent to write an examination paper at an earlier or later date other than in exceptional circumstances.

Theft

The School expects that students respect the property of others. As such, no student may go into the desk, book bag or locker of another, nor may she borrow anything without the consent of the owner.
To safeguard their property, all students must ensure that all their possessions, including books, calculators, PE equipment, etc. are clearly named; no student should bring large sums of money or other valuables to school unless absolutely essential, in which case they must be left in the safe keeping of either the Form Teacher or the School Office.

If students fail to observe this rule, the school cannot accept responsibility for any losses that may occur. Should a student realize that an item of her property is missing, she must report this IMMEDIATELY to a teacher, and then go to the School Office and enter the appropriate information, in full detail, in the book provided there for this purpose.

Students should conduct themselves quietly and in an orderly manner at all times, especially as they move around school, and between classes; running and shouting are unacceptable, as is the use of inappropriate and obscene language.

Behaviour and Courtesy

We require all our students to treat all members of staff, whether administrative, academic or ancillary, with the utmost consideration at all times.

Students should stand when the Principal, Vice Principal, a teacher or a visitor enters the room and when they respond in class to a teacher, and should keep to the left on the stairs and corridors to allow staff members to pass.

Conduct after School

After school, all students must place their chairs on their desks to facilitate cleaning and vacate their classrooms by 3:00 p.m., unless they have the permission of a teacher to stay for some group activity.

For security reasons, they should await their parent inside the school compound, not on the pavement; if their parents arrive after 3:30 p.m., students should wait at the Keate Street car park, where they can remain under the observation of the security guard.

Our students are not permitted to chew gum in, or on the way to or from school; they will always be required to remove and dispose of it.

Students should avoid going to the staffroom during the lunch break unless absolutely necessary.

Expected Characteristics of Student Prefects

Student prefects must:

Display good inter-personal and intra-personal skills.
Display a high level of responsibility.
Have a high level of integrity/honesty.
Be proactive.
Have good attendance and punctuality records.
Be effective leaders with humility.
Model excellent conduct, deportment and loyalty to the Bishop Anstey High School at all times.
Have good problem solving and conflict management skills.
Be impartial.
Be willing to participate in school events.
Be always respectful to staff, other students and all stakeholders.
Be academically sound/have a good work ethic.

Prefect Duties and Responsibilities

Prefects must represent the student body at a variety of events. This may involve giving oral presentations or responses as per relevant issues involved. They must act as public relations agents of the School; as such, they may be called upon, sometimes at short notice, to interact with stakeholders of the School.
They must have a finger on the pulse of student issues and concerns. Major and minor issues must be brought to the attention of the relevant authority - Form Teachers, Deans, the Vice Principal or Principal. They must be able to identify various concerns and problems, and suggest and if necessary, initiate remedial measures or initiate dialogue with relevant staff with the purpose of resolving the issue.
They are responsible for assisting with the organization and coordination of certain co-curricular activities, e.g. Annual bazaar, Carol service, St. Hilary’s Day, Sports Day.

Classes

Prefects will be assigned to a form class, and will report to their form class at 7:45 am to escort students to the hall for assembly on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and to maintain good behaviour during assembly.
They will escort students back to their form rooms, and maintain order until the Form Teacher arrives.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, while Form Teachers attend meetings, they will stay in their form class to discuss student matters and concerns.
They will be responsible for ensuring that classes are clean and tidy at all times.
They will perform frequent uniform checks, and will keep a log of infringements in a prefect notebook and submit written reports to Deans.

School Environment

Prefects will be conscious of cleanliness throughout the School environment.
They will maintain an aura of peace, civility and gentility in all areas of the School compound.
They will supervise and maintain order in the halls and cafeteria at Break and Lunch Time, and will assist with the smooth running of the media lab and library during Lunch Time.
They will perform after-school duties outside the Keate Street gate, where students wait to be picked up, and will monitor what happens on the streets or in the maxis as students make their way from school.

Student Management (in and out of school)

Prefects are to speak to students about inappropriate/unacceptable conduct and uniform, and are to report all infringements to the respective Deans. Prefects have the authority to issue prefect afternoon detentions to students who are disrespectful to them in any way or who are repeat offenders. If students fail to attend a prefect detention, they will be issued a school detention.

Head Girl, Deputy Head Girl and Senior Prefect
General Duties

The Head Girl, Deputy Head Girl, and Senior Prefect are the top student representatives of the School. As such, they must:

Represent the student body at a variety of events. This may involve having to give oral presentations or responses as per relevant issues involved. They must act as public relations agents of the School, and in so doing exude loyalty and love of the School; as such, they may be called upon, sometimes at short notice, to interact with potential or actual benefactors, well wishers or other stakeholders of the School, including the media.

Have a finger on the pulse of student issues and concerns. Major and minor issues must be brought to the attention of the relevant authority.

Identify various concerns and problems, and suggest and if necessary, initiate remedial measures or initiate dialogue with relevant staff with the purpose of resolving the issue.

Assist with the organization and coordination of certain co-curricular activities, e.g. Annual bazaar, Carol service, St. Hilary’s Day, Sports Day.

Coordinate activities and roles of the prefect body and other sixth form students, including monitoring their association with the specific class, organizing and performing Spot checks.

Mentor and support prefects in their duties, and encourage and insist on prefects acting as mentors to other students.

Class Duties

The Head Girl, Deputy Head Girl and Senior Prefect must monitor and assess Prefect performance in the following duties:

Punctual arrival in class at 7:45 am, escorting students to the Hall for assembly, and ensuring good behaviour during assembly.
Escorting students back to the form rooms, and maintaining order until the Form Teacher arrives.
Ensuring that classes are clean and tidy at all times, and performing frequent uniform checks.
Keeping accurate log of infringements in prefect notebook and making written reports to Deans.
Managing and assessing Lower Six team of students assigned to their class.

School Environment Duties

The Head Girl, Deputy Head Girl and Senior Prefect must:

Be conscious of cleanliness of the School environment.
Maintain an aura of peace, civility and gentility in all areas of the School compound.
Walk the Halls at Break and Lunch Time and maintain order.
Supervise the cafeteria at Break and Lunch Time and maintain order.
Perform after-school duties — check for order, cleanliness, etc. and make notes of problematic areas.

Student Management (in and out of school)

The Head Girl, Deputy Head Girl and Senior Prefect must:

Model excellent conduct, deportment and loyalty to the Bishop Anstey High School at all times.
Speak to students about inappropriate/unacceptable conduct.
Always speak to students in Standard English.
Make recommendations of order marks and detentions for students and/or classes to Deans.
Keep a log of infringements in the prefect notebook
Report infringements to Deans.

School Events

The Head Girl, Deputy Head Girl and Senior Prefect must:

Attend and assist with the management of all School events.
Be involved in keeping order during any School event.

Administrative Duties

The Head Girl, Deputy Head Girl and Senior Prefect must:

Assist teachers and Deans as required.
Attend Prefect meetings with the Sixth Form Dean fortnightly.
Meet with the Principal or Vice Principal at least once every month with the Prefect body.
Meet with the Prefects on a weekly basis.

Assembly Duties

The Head Girl, Deputy Head Girl and Senior Prefect must:

Go to the School Hall at 7:45 am to receive students.
Maintain reverence and order among students before assembly starts.
Stand on the stage until the Principal or teachers in charge of assembly arrive.