Dear Parents/Guardians                                                                                               January 2016                                                                                                                                                                                                          

NEW AMENDED DISCIPLINARY POLICY

We, the Governing Body of Grey College, wish to inform you of the new amended disciplinary policy.

You are requested to familiarise yourselves with the attached information regarding the new code of conduct, the debit system and disciplinary measures in respect of learners. This information also appears on the Primary School’s D6 communicator and website.

This disciplinary policy has been drafted regardful of the South African Schools Act and will come into operation as from 19 February 2016.

You are probably aware of the increasing behavioural and disciplinary problems of learners in schools. These problems are experienced mainly in the Secondary School, in instances where no action was taken against unacceptable behaviour and poor discipline during the Primary School years, or no solution was found therefore.

The reasons for the implementation of the disciplinary policy are mainly the following:

  • To be of assistance to transgressors, to rehabilitate them and then to take decisive action when the transgressor deprives other learners of  their privilege to receive education.
  • To prepare learners and to make them aware of similar systems in High School where a specific transgression is coupled to a corresponding weight/debit point. At the same time learners are taught the basic principles of disciplinary procedures in the adult working environment.
  • To provide educators with a more specific instrument to facilitate the maintenance of discipline inside and outside the classroom. It is also important to realise that no perfect disciplinary system exists and that merit, discretion and humanity always have to be taken into account.
  • The improvement of communication and correspondence between parents and the school in respect of learners who experience behavioural or disciplinary problems, for the purpose of seeking a solution and working at it together.

Although it appears to be dramatic, it is essential that the system be implemented because, as already mentioned, behavioural and other problems are on the increase.

You as parents are and always will be the primary educators of your children, and we are grateful to you that about 95{86145e5a7a65c45f96557a1efa7d13820669005b77f494feffc9cad7982c6ec3} of learners receive good education.Most of these children will therefore not be affected by the disciplinary system. However, the concern is that the 5{86145e5a7a65c45f96557a1efa7d13820669005b77f494feffc9cad7982c6ec3} of “transgressors” is on the increase and this disciplinary system is intended to inhibit that growth!

Parents are kindly requested to assist us in the implementation of this system. It is important that home and school work together to improve a learner’s behaviour or to address his problems. We trust that we can rely on your co-operation in this regard.

Chairperson Governing Body: H. Büchner                                                                                    

Principal: JJ Geldenhuys           

DISCIPLINE

INTRODUCTION

Grey College is a school rich in tradition. The school and Grey boys are an orderly community and always conduct themselves in a disciplined manner – it is  beneficial to performance and humanity. Self-discipline is important and for that reason,this is what we always strive for; to our own advantage and for each other. 

We kindly request the co-operation of every learner, parent and educator.

The co-operation of every Grey boy, parent and educator is essential and we have to work together unceasingly and single-mindedly to create a disciplined environment. This will be to the advantage of every Grey boy and enrich them in the process. Discipline must be and is aimed at providing the Grey boy with the best possible preparation for life. To discipline means to educate.

Punishment is only a temporary part of discipline; it is a short-term measure to deter the Grey boy from inappropriate conduct.                                      

Parents/guardians are primarily responsible for the discipline of their children and must find solutions to problems together with their children.

OBJECT

At Grey College we strive to create a culture of effective education and learning where the subject matter can be revealed to Grey boys in a disciplined teaching environment. It must be pleasant for the educators and the Grey boys to give and to receive instruction in such a situation.

These values and norms for both the educators and Grey boys must be, as stated in the Education Act: “A non-racial, democratic and dynamic education which enables us to be responsible adults, parents and members of society.” This, in short, is the unique environment of Grey College.

There is a legal duty on the Governing Body and the school to firstly defend the rights of all Grey boys and educators in the creation of a harmonious and humble relationship within which mutual respect between educators, Grey boys and parents must prevail. There must also be co-operation and trust during the learning process, and:

  • to educate Grey boys toward responsible and independent decision making, and in this process the parents/guardians and the school must co-operate dynamically
  •  to cultivate and encourage a strong sense of duty in Grey boys, since there is avery close relationship between a poor sense of duty, unacceptable behaviour and poor progress at school.                

GENERAL

The word discipline as well as the word disciple come from the Latin word which means “to learn”.

Discipline therefore actually means to teach, to train, or to coach. This entails the formation of a child’s character in its entirety by encouraging good behaviour and by correcting unacceptable  behaviour. Discipline is everything that an educator does for or says to the child to guide him on the road to adulthood.

As a good gardener fertilises and waters his plants, regularly loosens the soil to ensure that the roots get enough oxygen, and prunes the natural growth and wild shoots so that the plant can  flower at its best and bear fruit, so discipline is aimed at best preparing the child for life.

To discipline means to educate!

A few pronouncements about discipline from a Christian perspective:

–  Prov.1:2-4     The purpose of discipline is “for attaining wisdom and discipline; for understanding words of insight; for acquiring a disciplined and prudent life, doing what is right and just and fair;”

Discipline must be aimed at changing the heart of the child – not to turn him into someone he is not and cannot be, but to teach him a set of values, to teach him wisdom.

–  Prov. 22:6     “Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it”

This implies that we must set limits that are realistic and clear.

–  The poet DJ Opperman rightly says:  “Ons stry om gister heel te maak; ons môre lê onbewaak”.  (We strive to heal yesterday; our tomorrow lies unguarded.)

No adult can be a child’s “buddy” [a superficial and unworthy attempt to be popular with a child.]  In any event, he cannot compete with the child’s friends.

CODE OF CONDUCT

CODE OF CONDUCT FOR GREY BOYS

Sec. 8[2] of the SA Schools Act, 1996, points out that a code of conduct for learners must be aimed at establishing a disciplined and purposeful school environment, which is dedicated to the improvement and maintenance of the quality of the “learning process”.

The Schools Act places the burden on the Governing Body to adopt a code of conduct for learners. However, it is futile to put provisions in the code of conduct that are incompatible with the applicable legislation.

It needs to be mentioned that, according to the Act, learners are obliged to comply with the provisions of the code of conduct.It is advisable to provide every Grey boy and his parental home with a code of conduct, in writing, by means of the school diary.

It must further be emphasised that the purpose of this Code of Conduct and School Disciplinary Policy is not to replace existing legislation, but to supplement the legislation regarding discipline in schools. In the event of any conflict with existing legislation, the legislation regarding discipline in schools shall prevail. This Code of Conduct and School Disciplinary Policy also does not deprive the School and/or the Governing Body of any rights conferred in terms of the existing legislation.

The Code of Conduct shall be applicable to transgressions in the following circumstances:

a) Transgressions committed on the school grounds.

b) Transgressions committed during school-related activities

    (inside or outside the school grounds).

c)  All transgressions out of school which bring the school into disrepute.

PROVISIONS RELATING TO PROPER LEGAL PROCESS

 

During any disciplinary action universal principles apply, which must be complied with in every disciplinary situation.

The following guidelines may be considered in the contemplation of a legal process:

A person who is charged, should be entitled to:

a)     a properly formulated charge which must be served on him;

b)     sufficient time to consider such charge and, particularly in the case of a minor,

        the assistance of and consultation with the parents and a legal representative, if necessary;

c)     a proper disciplinary hearing with an impartial and unbiased chairperson or body;

d)     an opportunity to present his side of the matter, fully and without interruption or intimidation;

e)     proper cross-examination and the right to call witnesses if he wishes;

f)      an unbiased and objective judgment, and

g)     the right of appeal to an impartial and unbiased body.

 

LEVELS OF DISCIPLINARY ACTION

 

  1. Principal, deputy principals, heads of departments, heads of grades, educators and monitors.
  2. Educators may summarily allocate debit points for transgressions of 30 or less debit points. All other cases where up to 100 debit points may be allocated, have to be referred to the principal or deputies:
  • for allocation of debit points (after investigation)and/or
  • for referral to one of the two Disciplinary Committees.

       (Please note, there are two committees.)

  1. Discplinary Committee: Debit Points

This committee is appointed by the Governing Body to handle the investigation of transgressions by learners where suspension or expulsion is not considered and to impose a suitable punishment for a transgression that brought a learner to 100 or more debit points. 

The learner’s previous transgressions and punishment accumulated as a result thereof, are taken into account when determining a suitable punishment.

The Princpal may, however, decide at any time that a learner with 100 or more debit points has to appear before the Disciplinary Committee: Serious Transgressions.The Disciplinary Committee: Debit Points may also make such a recommendation to the principal in respect of any case serving before the comittee. This committee consists of three members, namely:

 

               3.1)    A parent who acts as chairperson (who is a member of the Governing Body);

               3.2)    A Deputy Principal/Head of Department;

               3.3)    A Head of Grade (of the grade to which the learner belongs).

       4)  Disciplinary Committee:  Serious Transgressions

This is the comittee as prescribed by Provincial Gazette 144 of 4 October 2000 in terms of the Schools Act (84/1996).  The comittee can also handle cases where the learner has been allocated100 or more debit points and/or where the alleged conduct of a learner constitutes a statutory or common law offence.

This committee holds formal, full-blown disciplinary hearings (charges,

pleading, leading of evidence, cross-examination, conviction/acquittal, imposition of punishment).This is for serious cases where suspension and expulsion are significant possibilities. 

This committee is appointed by the Governing Body and consists of three members who must all be members of the Governing Body or be qualified to be elected thereto.The chairperson of the committee must be a parent/member of the Governing Body. A prosecutor is designated by the principal.

  1. The Procedure at Disciplinary Committee Hearings (Sec 10: SA Schools Act)

Any person, (including any Grey boy), who witnesses or hears of a transgression, whether of the school rules or otherwise, may submit a complaint to the principal regarding such transgression allegedly committed by a boy. In such an instance the principal shall investigate the complaint and take such disciplinary steps as he may deem necessary.

Before being submitted to the Disciplinary Committee: Serious Transgressions, a complaint against a learner must be investigated by the principal/deputy principal, head of grade, (or any person designated by them).The investigating officer gathers all the relevant information regarding the complaint and the personal circumstances of the learner (including information which may be to the advantage of the learner) which he/she regards necessary and relevant. No member of the Disciplinary Committee: Serious Transgressions may conduct this investigation.

When a transgression is reported to the principal or a deputy principal/head of grade, or when such person investigates an alleged transgression, he/she will have the right to search the body and/or the property of the person concerned and take possession of any object that was allegedly involved in the commission of the transgression. Such article/s will be retained in safe-keeping by the school until the completion of the disciplinary proceedings against the learner, whereafter the body conducting the proceedings will return it to the rightful owner.

 

If a learner is guilty of misconduct and transgressions as classified in the paragraph hereunder after school hours or during extra-mural activities, he is liable to disciplinary measures in terms of this disciplinary system.

The principal/deputy principal/ head of grade compiles a report after the investigation. The investigating officer draws a charge sheet in which the charge against the learner is formulated, stating the transgressions committed.

The Disciplinary Committee: Serious Transgressions hears charges against learners, submitted to it by the principal.

  1. At least 72 hours before the hearing the principal/deputy principal/ head of grade must inform the learner, in writing, of the charge/s against him, the date, time and place where the hearing will be held as well as the compulsory assistance of the learner by a parent/lawful guardian.
  2. A learner who has been charged, must sign an acknowledgement of receipt of the charge and hand it to the deputy principal.

A Charged person may:

 –    Address the Disciplinary Committee: Serious Transgressions to present his case.

 –    Question the witnesses who testify before the Disciplinary Committee:Serious Transgressions.

 –    Inspect any document relating to the matter.

 –    Give evidence in defence of his case or in mitigation of the punishment.

 –   Call witnesses whose names have been submitted to the principal/deputy principal/ head of

     grade 24 hours before the commencement of the hearing and present any documentary or 

     other evidence in his defence or in mitigation of sentence

 –   Address the Disciplinary Committee: Serious Transgressions in defence or in mitigation of sentence after all the evidence has been led and before consideration of the findings and sentence.

If a charged learner does not appear in terms of the written notice, the hearing may proceed in his absence.

Appeal

A learner may file an appeal with the Governing Body within seven days after the judgment of the Disciplinary Committee: Serious Transgressions or the Disciplinary Committee: Debit Points.

A learner who so files an appeal must submit his grounds for the appeal, in writing, together with the appeal.

The chairperson of the Governing Body determines a date for the hearing of the appeal.

Three members of the Governing Body constitute a quorum for the hearing of the appeal.

The principal/deputy principal/ head of grade hands all documents and minutes relating to the appeal to the chairperson of the Governing Body. The chairperson of the Governing Body  determines a date and time for the hearing of the appeal.  At least five days prior written notice of the date of the hearing of the appeal must be given.

The Governing Body may confirm, set aside or vary the decision of the Disciplinary Committee: Serious Transgressions and is authorised to impose a heavier sentence than that imposed by the Disciplinary Committee: Serious Transgressions.

A learner who has been found guilty by the Disciplinary Committee: Serious Transgressions, has his conviction and sentence noted on his record.

The duties of the chairperson of the Disciplinary Committee

The chairperson of both Disciplinary Committees determines:

–  the procedure and rules of order for the disciplinary hearing in as far as these rules of procedure do not provide therefore; 

–  Determines the days and times on which the Disciplinary Committee will be in session;

–  Convenes the Disciplinary Committees if circumstances so require;              

–  Selects the Disciplinary Committees for each session at his/her discretion

–  Appoints one of the members to act as chairperson in his/her place when he/she deems it necessary.

 

DEBIT AND PUNISHMENT SYSTEM

The debit system has been developed in order to address all the well known elements of criminology, like prevention, punishment, rehabilitation, deterrence etc.

Transgressions have been categorised and debit points are allocated according to the seriousness of the transgression, namely: Serious transgressions that can result in a Grey boy (with 100 or more debit points) being suspended or expelled from the school. (Please refer to disciplinary rule 11, suspension and expulsion).

  • Less serious transgressions, for instance, failure to do homework.

DEBITSYSTEM

Debit points are divided into different categories as indicated in the code of conduct.

The process:

*If a Grey boy commits a transgression in the presence of an educator and he/she deems it necessary to punish the boy, the transgression is recorded as soon as possible. By signing the document the learner indicates that the facts of the transgression have been recorded correctly and that he agrees with them. A short description of the event is also recorded. Form D1 is then handed to the head of grade where he/she then records it. Summary allocation of debit points is only valid in respect of transgressions for which 30 or less debit points can be  allocated.  All cases of more than 30 debit points must be referred to the deputy principal.

*As soon as a learner has 15 debit points, a copy is sent to his parental home and has to be signed by the parent/guardian.

*If a Grey boy is of the opinion that the debit points have been allocated unjustly, he may note an appeal to the  head of grade who is responsible for the grade in which he is, by completing Form D2 and handing it in to the applicable head of grade. This appeal must be noted within 24 hours after the debit points have been allocated. 

*If a Grey boy refuses to sign, two fellow-learners or the class captain who have witnessed the transgression, may be requested to sign as witnesses to the fact that the learner refuses to sign. The boy still has the right to appeal and if his appeal fails or if the time for the appeal expires, the debit points are immediately recorded.

*Learners who qualify for detention, will receive notice of the said detention on the Tuesday preceding the Saturday (about 4 days before the detention day). The notice contains a tear slip that has to be signed by the parent as proof of notice and has to be returned to the school within two days.

*Heads of Grade of each grade hand the computer print-out containing the notice to the learner and explain to him to give it to the parents for their notice and acknowledgement of receipt.

*For every additional 10 debit points a learner has to report for detention and a print-out is sent to the parental home to be signed by the parent/guardian.

*If a monitor has 30 debitpoints, the learner’s parents are informed thereof telephonically by the Monitors Committee. A meeting is convened between the committee, the deputy principal and the parents/guardians. The parents/guardians receive a further letter and the learner is placed on a remedial program. A combined effort is made to assist the learner.

*If a learner has 50 debit points, his parents/guardians are informed thereof telephonically by the head of grade. A meeting is convened between the deputy principal, the head of grade and the parents/guardians. The parents/guardians receive a further letter and the learner is placed on a remedial programme. A combined effort is made to assist the learner.

The school’s debit and punishment system stipulates the following:

If a Grey boy has accumulated 50 debit points, he will not be eligible for a leadership position andmay also be suspended from such position and forfeit certain privileges.

Monitor’s tie and therefore his leadership may be temporarily or permanently forfeited or suspended. Here the school’s debit system is taken into account and the transgression is recorded.

If a monitor has 50 debit points, the learner’s parents are informed thereof by the Monitors Committee. A meeting is convened between the committee, the deputy principal and the parents/guardians. The parents/guardians receive a further letter, the learner receives a final warning and is placed on a remedial programme. A combined effort is made to assist the learner. The monitor’s tie is taken away and his position of leadership is suspended for 4 weeks.

 

*If a learner has 75 debit points, his parents are again informed thereof telephonically by the head of grade. A meeting is convened between the deputy principal, the head of grade and the parents/guardians. The parents/guardians receive a further letter, the learner receives a final warning and is placed on a remedial programme. A combined effort is made to assist the learner. 

If a monitor has 75 debit points,he appears before the disciplinary committee and a sanction is imposed.

*As soon as a Grey boy commits a transgression that brings him to 100 debit points, his case will, at the discretion of the principal, be referred to either the Disciplinary Committee: Debit Points or the Disciplinary Committee: Serious Transgressions for hearing and punishment. (Note that there are two Disciplinary Committees.) If the learner has to appear before the Disciplinary Committee the parents/guardians are notified, in writing, that they have to appear before the Disciplinary Committee  with the learner on a specified date.   If the parents/guardians are not present, they will receive a written notice of the decision of the Disciplinary Committee. 

 

           * If a learner has 100 or more debit points, it may lead to suspension or expulsion.  

             (Please refer to disciplinary rule 11, suspension and expulsion).

*At 125 and 150 debit points the head of grade once again contacts the parents/guardians. The matter is again, at the discretion of the principal, referred to one of the Disciplinary Committees for further steps.

*Only points accumulated during the fourth term are carried over to the following year. If a learner receives no additional points during the first term of the following year, all the points lapse and such learners begin again with a clean slate.

 

*Debit points for serious transgressions may be noted on official documents.

 

DISCIPLINARY MEASURES

 

Punishment that may be imposed, includes the following, but is not limited to:

  1. Allocation of debit points.
  2. Warnings. A learner receives a maximum of two warnings. If he commits the same transgression for a third time, he receives detention.
  3. Bearing a progress report.
  4. Detention takes place under supervision at the school every Saturday from 10:00 to 12:00, with a break of 15 minutes.
  5. Roll-call will be held at the beginning of the first and second session.
  6. The learners reporting for detention must wear their school uniforms.
  7.  Only the principal or deputy principal may grant a postponement of detention and only once for a specific transgression, provided that the the detention must be served at the next opportunity. If a learner does not report for detention without permission, he receives a further 15 debit points, which means that he must do double detention (i.e. two dates) 
  8. If there is unacceptable behaviour or if trouble arises during detention, the specific learner shall complete the detention and he will have to undergo additional detention.
  9. During the detention the Code of Conduct must be written out because it is this Code that has been transgressed. Alternative instructions are not given because the educator will be punished by having to formulate and mark the instructions. The learner is the one to be punished, not the educator!
  10. Prohibition on participation in school activities (e.g. sport) and/or forfeiture of study time.       
  11. Suspension and expulsion:   The SA Schools Act stipulates that a governing body may, after a fair hearing, suspend a learner from attending the school:​​ ​As a disciplinary measure for a period of no more than one week; In anticipation of a decision by the Department (Head of Education), whether the learner should be expelled from the school on the grounds of a conviction of serious misconduct. 
  12. Suspension remains a temporary measure while expulsion is permanent. In the event of suspension it is and remains the responsibility of the learner to keep up to date with lost academic school work, and not that of the educator.
  13.  Any other punishment that the Disciplinary Committee regards as suitable in the particular circumstances.
  14. The imposition of a monetary fine of up to R500. 
  15. The recovery of such monetary amount as will be sufficient to compensate for anydamage, loss or cost that was intentionally or negligently caused to the school or any other person or thing by the transgressor.
  16. The forfeiture of any privileges of a learner as a member of the school, for a specified period.
  17. The imposition of a specified task.
  18. A combination of the above.

 

PURPOSE

 

1) To educate the learners to responsible, independent decision making. In this process the parental home must co-operate dynamically.

2) To cultivate and encourage a strong sense of duty in learners, since there is a very close relation between a poor sense of duty, unacceptable behaviour and poor progress at school.

3) This system is implemented, taking into account the requirements of the school and the community. The primary purpose is to create a school environment within which healthy discipline and authority can prevail, through a spirit of co-operation between educators, learners and parents.

4) This system will also help educators to identify potential leaders when 6 new monitors have to be designated at the end of grade 6.

 

 

CODE OF CONDUCT FOR LEARNERS

 

BEHAVIOUR AND SCHOOL RULES

  • Every learner must strictly comply with the school hours as determined by the Governing Body: Foundation phase: Gr. 1 to 3  – Commences 07:15 and adjourns 13:00

Intersen phase:   Gr. 4 to 7 –   Commences 07:15 and adjourns 13:30

  • No learner may leave the school grounds without the permission of the principal.
  • A learner who leaves the school grounds, must be signed out by his parents in the register kept for that purpose.
  • If a learner is absent, he must provide a letter explaining the absence, signed by his parent/guardian.
  • Learners are not allowed on the school grounds over weekends without permission.
  • School property may not be damaged.
  • No bread, fruit, beverages, sweets or papers may be littered in class rooms, corridors or anywhere on the school grounds.
  • No-one may run in the corridors. No ball games are allowed between the class rooms.
  • Learners must walk in orderly and disciplined lines when changing classes or going to the school hall.
  • No fighting, dangerous games, shoving, bullying or obscene language will be tolerated or allowed.
  • Every learner must use the toilet facilities hygienically and leave them in a clean and tidy condition.
  • The Learners must accept the authority of learners who have been appointed in positions of authority.
  • Bus rules must be complied with.
  • All homework assignments must be completed punctually. Strict control must be exercised by educators. Learners who fail to comply with fair instructions, expose themselves to disciplinary measures as are set out later in this document.

 

APPEARANCE OF GREY BOYS

 

SCHOOL UNIFORM

The requirements of a school uniform are as follows:

  • Grey long or short trousers in summer and only long trousers in winter.
  • Matching grey long-sleeved shirt. In summer the sleeves of the long-sleeved shirt may be rolled up to the breadth of three fingers abovethe elbow. Shirts must be tucked into trousers at all times when wearing school uniforms or school sport uniforms.
  • Only jerseys provided by the suppliers may be worn and only if a blazer is worn.
  • Grey College tie with or without blazer.
  • Smooth black shoes with laces.  Laces must be tied in a bow and must be long enough to make a bow. The shoes of all learners must be clean when they enter the school grounds.
  • Grey socks, which must be pulled up at all times, and black belts must be worn to ensure neatness.
  • The school blazer must be worn on Fridays.
  • No Grey boy may appear in public without the full school uniform. (Don’t mix the different uniforms).
  • No other apparel may be worn together with the school uniform and mixing of school uniforms is prohibited.
  • The full school uniform and a plain white shirt with a white collar is to be worn on special occasions as arranged beforehand. This step-out uniform or sports uniform is also worn when activities are supported, whether those of the Primary or the Secondary School, for instance during sporting and/or cultural activities.

 

HAIR

The boys’ hair must be neat, clean and trimmed. Hair may not touch the collar or ears.  No“step” orstrange hair styles are allowed.  Boys’ hair must be clean and combed every day. No colouring, highlights or gel or anything similar may be used or will be allowed in the hair.

 

Boys who develop beards or side-whiskers must be clean-shaven every day. Side-whiskers may not be worn lower than the middle of the ear.

 

JEWELLERY

No jewellery like pendants, bracelets, armbands or accessories are allowed. They will be summarily confiscated. Medical information bracelets may be worn.

 

If a Grey boy is guilty of wearing prohibited jewellery, it will be confiscated, a debit pointform will be completed, a receipt will be issued to the boy whereafter the item will be placed in an envelope according to the prescribed rules and kept in the safe. It will only be returned to the boy  at the end of the term.

 

Rules regarding the abovementioned school uniform and appearance must be complied with – even after school Grey boys must reflect the excellent image of the school.

 

If a Grey boy can be identified as a Grey scholar on the grounds of his school uniform, all rules apply in public just as on the school grounds.

 

No Grey boy may at any stage remove his tie and/or take off his shoes and/or loosen his shirt buttons on or outside the school grounds, unless on the instructions of an educator.

 

HUMAN RIGHTS

All learners must recognise the human dignity of all enrolled learners and the equality of all people and undertake to exercise their rights in such a way that it will not be to the detriment of others.

 

General politeness toward adults.

It is expected of a Grey boy to promptly stand up when an adult or educator walks past him and then to greet the person in a friendly and polite manner. If a Grey boy ascertains that the person is a visitor, he must enquire from the person whether he can be of assistance to him/her. If the person is looking for a certain room or locality on the school grounds, the boy must take the visitor to the office so that a staff member can be of further assistance to the person. Politeness toward adults is, of course, also applicable after school hours and out of school.

 

RESPECT FOR EDUCATORS

All learners must respect the educators as their educators and wholeheartedly promise their co-operation in respect of all reasonable instructions they receive from their educators. Learners must undertake to give their full co-operation and always be polite to them. Impertinence and talking back will not be tolerated.Learners must stand up when a staff member visits the class.

 

RESPECT FOR NON-TEACHING PERSONNEL

All learners are expected to treat the administrative personnel, assistants and visitors with the necessary respect. It is expected of Grey boys to be well-mannered and polite to each other, the personnel and the public.

 

RECOGNITION OF CULTURAL DIVERSITY AND DIFFERENCES

The learners must accept all fellow learners as individuals who pursue similar ideals and goals as themselves and respect the differences between people. No learner’s human dignity may be impaired by other learners.

 

RESPECT FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND SCHOOL FACILITIES

The natural environment is a gift of God and learners must accept their mutual responsibility for the conservation thereof. Learners must appreciate the school buildings, class rooms and other physical conveniences that are available to them at the school. Learners must undertake to make use of them in a responsible manner. Intentional damage to school property can result in the parents of the learner involved having to repair or pay for the damage.

 

OBEDIENCE TO ORGANISATIONAL AND BEHAVIOURAL RULES

All learners must abide by the school’s rules of behaviour. Learners must respect the school’s timetable, the authority of the people in charge of order and discipline and subject themselves to the applicable punishment if they transgress.

AUTHORITY

The position of authority of personnel must be maintained and respected at all times. Parents of leaders have the responsibility to support and respect the authority structure. Any deviation from the normal value system by the learners which is experienced from a parental perspective, must be discussed with the principal. Childern expect boundaries because they create security. Support the boundaries that have been set by the school and you will experience a happy child. Please do not discuss the personnel in front of the children. We do not discuss you with your children. No learner has the right to undermine the authority of a staff member. Problems regarding the conduct of personnel are solved by parents and personnel. You as parent/guardian must not accept the word of the child unconditionally. Please first discuss the situation with the staff member. Children’s rights to self-realisation as individuals are recognised and respected if mutual respect is maintained.

 

CHILDREN’S RIGHTS

The provisions of the Act regarding children’s rights are respected and accommodated within the reasonable ambit of the school’s organisational culture to which parents of our school community have bound themselves. Personnel must treat and handle learners with respect and human dignity to guide them to adulthood and the development of their full potential. Learners must accept that educators act in good faith to educate and guide them within the school’s ethos and frame of reference.

 

RIGHTS OF PERSONNEL

The personnel of the school reserve the right to teach, educate, discipline and guide learners to become mature citizens of the country within the framework of the Schools Act.  Personnel deserve to be respected by and to receive recognition from the parents of the school community on the grounds of proven performance and dedication toward the teaching profession, the learners and the school community.

 

RIGHTS OF PARENTS

The parents of the school reserve the right to take up with the school any problems they experience regarding  the school management, governing body, personnel or organisational aspects, without prejudice of rights.

 

GOVERNING BODY

The Schools Act regards the governing body as the representative of the parent community which is legally responsible and has to manage the school’s finances together with the school management. Parents have the right to use the governing body as a mouthpiece on their behalf in the interest of the school, its activities and progress. The realisation of learners’ expectations must serve as frame of reference and guideline to reach the final goal.

 

COMMUNITY

In the interest of education, teaching and training of our learners all role-players must become involved, provide positive inputs and act in the interest of our learners and the school community with dedication and within each one’s ability.

 

ELECTRONIC DEVICES

The use of electronic devices such as I-Pods, MP3s, etc. or any other digital devices is not allowed at school as it interferes with the atmosphere of learning.

 

CELL PHONES

Due to the lack of control over the use of and access to the internet, obscene, violent and pornographic material as well as communication with strangers by means of electronic transmissions, no cell phones are allowed at school during school hours.

 

It is the duty of the Governing Body to protect innocent boys from exposure to the abovementioned obscene, violent and pornographic material.

 

If a Grey boy is found in possession of or uses a cell phone during school hours, the phone will be summarily confiscated. (The sim card may not be removed by the owner.) A receipt is issued to the boy, the phone is put into an envelope as prescribed and kept in the safe for two weeks, after which it will be returned to the owner.

 

If a boy becomes ill, the educator in whose class he is at the relevant time must report it to the office.

There are public telephones available at various places on the school grounds, which can be used in emergencies. In such cases messages may also be left with the various secretaries.

 

MESSAGES

It is important for boys to learn to act responsibly from a young age, hence the following arrangements:

  • No class may be interrupted to call a learner to the office to collect any item during class times. Announcements regarding the collection of any item may only be made before the break or at the end of the day.
  • Calls from the office will only be allowed in exceptional circumstances or in emergencies and not, for instance, to call a parent about something that was forgotten at home.
  • No parent/guardian may go to a classroom or go to speak to a staff member without the requisite permission of the principal or deputy principals.

ABSENCE

On the first day after an absence, a letter of explanation from the parent or guardian must be handed to the registereducator. A medical certificate must be provided after an absence of more than two days or absence from a test or exam. Parents or guardians must notify the principal of absences.

 

INJURIES OR ILLNESS DURING SCHOOL HOURS

If a learner sustains an injury or becomes ill, it must be reported to the office immediately. No boy may call from a public telephone. Permission to go to the office must be obtained from the relevant educator, whereafter the secretary will call the parents/guardians. Grey boys may only be collected from the office of the Primary School by parents/guardians and must be signed out.

 

In serious emergencies a staff member of the school may take the learner to the doctor if the parents cannot be reached.

 

APPOINTMENTS DURING SCHOOL HOURS

Learners may only obtain permission to make or keep appointments during school hours in highly exceptional cases. A letter from the parent/guardian must be signed by the registereducator during the REGISTER PERIOD, after the permission of the principal has been obtained. Such learner must then, before leaving the school, have the letter of consent signed by the educators of his various subjects and then hand it in at the office. Parents must arrange a time with the boy beforehand and then sign him out at the office. No learner will be called over the intercom, since it disrupts instruction. A learner must remain at the school until 09:00 in order to be marked present.

 

MOVING AROUND BY LEARNERS

Before school

The boys must move to their register classes timeously and when the bell rings they must immediately fall into the correct line. No late-coming will be tolerated and transgressors will be dealt with strictly.

 

Changing classes

  • Movements when changing classes between periods must be brisk and quick. Once again no late-coming will be tolerated. Learners have 5 minutes for changing classes. When school adjourns the boys must move in the corridors and down the stairs in orderly rows. Learners report to classes in alphabetical order, whereafter the educator will allow them to move to the next class in an orderly manner.

 

       Forbidden areas before school and during breaks:

  • Grey boys may not play or linger in the classrooms, the parking area for cars or the pool area. That is forbidden terrain, as well as;
  • the main rugby field, the stands and behind the Grey Pavilion
  • the cricket club house
  • the tennis club house, tennis courts and grass slopes beside the tennis courts
  • the labourers’ quarters
  • both school halls and entrance-halls

 

SMOKING, DRUG USE AND ALCOHOL ABUSE

Grey boys who smoke, undermine their own health as well as that of other boys and will be severely punished if they are caught. Learners may not be in possession of matches, lighters or cigarettes.

Any Grey boy who is guilty of bringing onto and/or using alcoholic beverages and/or drugs on the school grounds and/or the distribution thereof, even outside the school grounds, while he can in any way be identified as a Grey boy, whether by any part of a Grey College schooluniform or colours, will immediately be dealt with by the Disciplinary Committee.

 

The reference to alcoholic beverages and/or drugs also includes all forms, alternatives and varieties thereof. Transgressions of this rule are viewed in a very serious light.

 

SCHOOL BAGS

School bags must have reinforcements/partitions to protect the books. Only black and navy blue school bags are permitted. Nothing except the name of the owner may be written, painted or stuck to the bag.

 

LOCKERS

There are locker facilities for the possessions of Grey boys available at the school. The cost is  R200 per year and they are allocated on a “first pay, first receive” basis.

 

THEFT

Every Grey boy must do everything within his ability to help the school to totally eradicate this evil. However, it is every Grey boy’s own responsibility to look after his property with care. The school cannot be held responsible for any losses. All items of clothing and property must be clearly marked.

 

VANDALISM

Scratching or writing on desks, walls or any other place is totally forbidden. No damage may be caused to any property on the school grounds. Boys are requested to report any form of vandalism to educators without delay. Everyone is responsible to help combat this problem.

 

EXTRA-MURAL ACTIVITIES

Learners must recognise the value of extra-mural activities (sport, culture, excursions etc.) and try to be loyal supporters. Appropriate clothing, as determined by the school, is to be worn during such events. Learners must accept that school rules also apply at such events in the interest of good order.

SAFETY

In the interest of safety, learners must comply withall precautions taken by educatorsin class for their safety.  No dangerous items, equipment, toys or unacceptable literature may be brought to school. No learner may engage in any activity that endangers his own safety or that of others, or can lead to injuries.

 

APPLICATIONS AND AMENDMENTS

These school rules apply on the school grounds at all times.

 

After obtaining the written approval of the Governing Body, these school rules may at any time be amended or adapted by means of a written notice to all the parties involved.

 

PROMULGATION OF SUB-RULES

The monitors and sport organisers are entitled to promulgate sub-rules to regulate the management and activities of the monitors and sport. Such rules must be approved by the Governing Body.  

 

CRIMINAL CHARGES

When the conduct of a Grey boy constitutes a criminal offence, the school will not hesitate to  report the matter to the relevant authorities and request a criminal prosecution.

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NUWE GEWYSIGDE DISSIPLINÊRE BELEID

Graag lig ons, as Beheerliggaam van Grey Kollege, u in oor die nuwe gewysigde Dissiplinêre beleid.  U word versoek om uself te vergewis van die meegaande inligting rondom die nuwe gedragskode, debietstelsel en tugmaatreëls vir leerders.  Hierdie inligting verskyn ook op die Primêre Skool se D6 kommunikeerder en webtuiste.

 

Hierdie dissiplinêre beleid is opgestel met inagneming van die Suid-Afrikaanse Skolewet en sal inwerking tree vanaf  19 Februarie 2016.

 

U is seker bewus van die toenemende gedrags- en dissiplinêre probleme van leerders in die onderwys.  Hierdie probleme manifesteer hoofsaaklik in die Sekondêre Skool, in gevalle waar daar nie teenoor onaanvaarbare gedrag en swak dissipline tydens die Laerskooljare opgetree word, of ‘n oplossing daarvoor gevind word nie.

 

Die rede vir die implementering van die dissiplinêre beleid is hoofsaaklik die volgende:

 

  • Om oortreders van hulp te wees, te rehabiliteer en dan om daadwerklik op te tree wanneer die oortreder ander leerders se voorreg tot onderrig ontneem.
  • Om leerders voor te berei en bewus te maak van soortgelyke stelsels op Hoërskool deurdat ‘n spesifieke oortreding aan ‘n gewig/debietpunt gekoppel word.  Terselfdertyd word leerders basiese beginsels aangeleer van dissiplinêre prosedures in die volwasse werksomgewing.
  • Om vir onderwysers ‘n meer spesifieke instrument daar te stel om makliker dissipline te handhaaf binne en buite klasverband.  Dit is ook belangrik dat daar besef word dat daar geen volmaakte dissiplinêre stelsel bestaan nie en dat meriete, diskresie en menslikheid altyd in ag geneem moet word.
  • Die verbetering van kommunikasie en korrespondensie tussen ouers en die skool ten opsigte van leerders wat gedrags- of dissiplinêre probleme ondervind, sodat daar saam na ‘n oplossing gesoek kan word en daaraan gewerk word.

 

Alhoewel dit dramaties blyk te wees, is dit noodsaaklik om die stelsel te implementeer omdat, soos reeds genoem, gedrags- en ander probleme aan die toeneem is.

 

U as ouers is en sal altyd primêre opvoeders van u kinders wees, en ons is dankbaar teenoor u, dat ongeveer 95{86145e5a7a65c45f96557a1efa7d13820669005b77f494feffc9cad7982c6ec3} van leerders ‘n goeie opvoeding ontvang.  Die meeste van hierdie kinders sal derhalwe nie deur die dissiplinêre stelsel geaffekteer word nie.  Daar is egter die bekommernis dat die 5{86145e5a7a65c45f96557a1efa7d13820669005b77f494feffc9cad7982c6ec3} “oortreders” aan die toeneem is en hierdie dissiplinêre stelsel is daar om hierdie groei te strem!

 

Ouers word vriendelik versoek om ons te ondersteun met die implementering van hierdie stelsel.  Dit is belangrik dat die ouerhuis saam met die skool werk aan die verbetering van die leerder se gedrag of probleme.  Ons vertrou dat ons sal kan staatmaak op u samewerking in hierdie verband.

 

 

 

H. Büchner                                                                                                         JJ Geldenhuys  

Beheerliggaam-Voorsitter                                                                                    Skoolhoof                                 

 

DISSIPLINE

 

INLEIDING

Grey-kollege is ‘n skool met ‘n ryke tradisie. Die skool en die Grey-seuns is ‘n geordende gemeenskap en tree altyd gedissiplineerd op – dit is bevorderlik vir prestasie en menswees. Selfdissipline is belangrik en daarom streef ons altyd daarna; tot ons eie voordeel en vir mekaar.

Die samewerking van elke leerder, ouer en onderwyser word vriendelik gevra.

 

Die samewerking van elke Grey-seun, ouer en onderwyser is noodsaaklik en daar moet onophoudelik en doelgerig saamgewerk word om ‘n gedissiplineerde omgewing daar te stel. Dit is tot die voordeel van elke Grey-seun en verryk hulle in die proses. Dissipline moet en is daarop gemik om die Grey-seun ten beste vir die lewe voor te berei. Om te dissiplineer beteken om op te voed.

 

Straf is maar net ‘n tydelike deel van dissipline; dit is ‘n korttermyn maatreël om die Grey-seun van verkeerde optrede te weerhou.  Ouers/voogde is primêr verantwoordelik vir die dissipline van hulle kinders en moet saam met die kinders oplossings vir probleme vind.

 

 

DOELWIT

By Grey-kollege streef ons daarna om ‘n kultuur vir effektiewe onderrig en leer daar te stel, waar die vakinhoud vir Grey-seuns in ‘n gedissiplineerde onderrigsituasie ontsluit word. Dit moet vir die onderwysers en die Grey-seuns lekker wees om in so ‘n klassituasie onderrig te gee en te ontvang.

 

Hierdie waardes en norme vir die gedrag van beide onderwysers en Grey-seuns moet wees, soos vervat in die Onderwyswet: “‘n Nie-rassige, demokratiese en dinamiese onderwys, wat ons in staat stel om verantwoordelike volwassenes, ouers en lede van die gemeenskap te wees.” Dit, in kort, is die unieke omgewing van Grey-kollege.

 

Daar is ‘n regsplig op die Beheerliggaam en die skool om eerstens die regte van alle Grey-seuns en onderwysers te beskerm in die daarstelling van ‘n harmonieuse en nederige verhouding, waarbinne wedersydse respek tussen onderwysers, Grey-seuns en ouers moet heers. Daar moet ook samewerking en vertroue tydens die leerproses heers, en :

 

  • om die Grey-seuns tot verantwoordelike en selfstandige besluitneming op te voed en in hierdie  proses moet die ouers/voogde en die skool dinamies saamwerk,
  •  om ‘n sterk pligsbesef by die Grey-seuns te kweek en aan te moedig, aangesien daar ‘n baie nou verband tussen swak pligsbesef, onaanvaarbare gedrag en swak vordering op skool is.

 

ALGEMEEN

Die woord dissipline asook die woord dissipel kom van die Latynse woord discere wat “om te leer” beteken.

 

Dissipline beteken dus eintlik om te leer, op te lei, of af te rig.  Dit behels die vorming van die kind se karakter in sy totaliteit deur goeie gedrag aan te moedig en onaanvaarbare gedrag reg te stel.  Dissipline is alles wat ‘n opvoeder vir die kind doen of sê om hom op die pad na volwassenheid te begelei.

Soos ‘n goeie tuinier sy plante kunsmis en water gee, die grond om die plant gereeld losspit sodat die wortels genoeg suurstof kry, die natuurlike groei van lote en wilde lote terugsnoei, sodat die plant op sy mooiste kan blom en vrug dra, so is dissipline daarop gerig om die kind ten beste vir die lewe voor te berei.  Om te dissiplineer beteken om op te voed!

 

Enkele uitsprake oor dissipline vanuit ‘n Christelike oogpunt:

 

–           Spr. 1:2-4      Die doel van dissipline is “om mense wysheid te leer en hulle te onderrig sodat hulle sal weet wanneer iemand verstandig praat.  So sal hulle ‘n behoorlike opvoeding ontvang en ‘n sin vir regverdigheid, reg en billikheid leer.”

Dissipline moet daarop gerig wees om die hart van die kind te verander – nie om van hom iets te maak wat hy nie is of kan wees nie, maar om hom ‘n waardestelsel te leer, om hom wysheid te leer.

 

–           Spr. 22:6        “Gee leiding aan ‘n jongmens oor hoe hy moet leef, en hy sal ook as hy oud is nie daarvan afwyk nie”

Dit impliseer dat ons grense moet stel wat realisties en duidelik is.

 

–           Die digter DJ Opperman sê tereg:  “Ons stry om gister heel te maak; ons môre lê onbewaak”

Geen volwassene kan ‘n kind se “maat” wees nie [‘n oppervlakkige en onwaardige strewe om by ‘n kind populêr te wees.]  Hy kan in elk geval nie met die kind se maats meeding nie.

 

 

GEDRAGSKODE

 

GEDRAGSKODE VIR GREY-SEUNS

 

Art. 8[2] van die SA Skolewet, 1996, wys daarop dat ‘n gedragskode vir leerders daarop gemik moet wees om ‘n gedissiplineerde en doelgerigte skoolomgewing, wat toegewy is aan die bevordering en instandhouding van die gehalte van die “leerproses”, te verrig.

 

Die Skolewet plaas die onus op die Beheerliggaam om ‘n gedragskode vir leerders te aanvaar.  Dit is egter futiel om bepalings in die kode te plaas wat nie versoenbaar is met die toepaslike wetgewing nie.

 

Dit dien vermeld te word dat leerders volgens wet verplig word om die bepalings in die gedragskode na te kom.  Dit is raadsaam om die skriftelike gedragskode in besit van elke Grey-seun en ouerhuis te plaas deur middel van die skooldagboek.

 

Dit moet verder uitgelig word dat die doel van hierdie Gedragskode en Skooldissipline-beleid nie is om die bestaande wetgewing te vervang nie, maar dat  die Gedragskode en Skooldissipline-beleid bedoel is, om die bestaande wetgewing rakende dissipline in skole aan te vul. In die geval van enige teenstelling met bestaande wetgewing, sal die bestaande wetgewing rakende dissipline in skole voorrang geniet. Hierdie Gedragskode en Skooldissipline-beleid ontneem ook nie die Skool en/of Beheerliggaam van enige regte verleen, kragtens die huidige wetgewing nie.

 

Die gedragskode sal van toepassing wees op oortredings, in die volgende omstandighede:

            a)         Oortredings gepleeg op die skoolterrein.

            b)         Oortredings gepleeg tydens skoolverwante aktiwiteite (binne of buite die skoolterrein).

            c)         Alle oortredings buite skoolverband wat die skool in diskrediet bring.

 

BEPALINGS VAN ‘N BEHOORLIKE REGSPROSES

 

By enige tughandeling geld bepaalde universele grondbeginsels, wat in elke tugsituasie nagekom moet word.

 

Die volgende riglyne kan in die samestelling van ‘n regsproses oorweeg word:

 

‘n Persoon wat aangekla word behoort die reg te hê op:

            a)         ‘n behoorlike geformuleerde klag wat aan hom beteken word;

            b)         voldoende tyd om sodanige klagte te oorweeg en, veral in die geval van

                        ‘n minderjarige, met die bystand en raadpleging van die ouers en ook

                        regsadviseurs, indien nodig;

            c)         ‘n behoorlike dissiplinêre verhoor met ‘n onbevange en onpartydige

                        voorsitter of liggaam;

            d)         ‘n geleentheid om sy kant van die saak volledig en sonder onderbreking of

                        intimidasie te stel;

            e)         ‘n behoorlike kruisverhoor en om getuies te roep indien verkies;

            f)         ‘n onbevooroordeelde en objektiewe uitspraak, en

            g)         ‘n appèl deur ‘n onbevange en onpartydige persoon of liggaam.

 

VLAKKE VAN DISSIPLINÊRE OPTREDE

 

  1. Skoolhoof, adjunkhoofde, departementshoofde, graadhoofde, onderwysers en monitore.
  2. Debietpunte kan slegs summier deur onderwysers toegeken word vir oortredings van 30 of minder debietpunte. Alle ander gevalle waar tot 100 debietpunte toegeken kan word, moet na die skoolhoof of adjunkhoofde verwys word:
  • vir die toekenning van debietpunte (na ondersoek) en/of
  • vir verwysing na een van die twee Dissiplinêre Tugkomitees. (Let wel, daar is twee komitees)

 

  1. Dissiplinêre Komitee:  Debietpunte

            Hierdie komitee word aangewys deur die Beheerliggaam om dissiplinêre ondersoeke van

            wangedrag deur leerders te hanteer waar skorsing en uitsetting nie oorweeg word nie en

            om ‘n gepaste straf toe te ken vir ‘n oortreding wat ‘n leerder by 100 of meer

            debietpunte gebring het.

 

            Die leerder se vorige oortredings en die strawwe daarvoor reeds opgeloop, word in ag

            geneem by die bepaling van die gepaste straf.

 

            Die Skoolhoof kan egter te enige tyd besluit dat ‘n leerder met 100 of meer debietpunte

            voor die Dissiplinêre Komitee: Ernstige Oortredings moet verskyn.  Die Dissiplinêre

            Komitee:  Debietpunte kan ook by die skoolhoof sodanig aanbeveel t.o.v. enige geval wat

            voor die komitee dien.  Hierdie komitee bestaan uit drie lede, naamlik:

 

3.1)   ‘n Ouer wat as voorsitter optree (wat lid is van die Beheerliggaam);

3.2)   ‘n Adjunkhoof/Departementshoof;

3.3)   ‘n Graadhoof (van die graad waartoe die leerder behoort).

 

       4)  Dissiplinêre Komitee:  Ernstige Oortredings

Hierdie is die komitee soos voorgeskryf deur Provinsiale Koerant 144 van 4 Oktober 2000 t.o.v. die Skolewet (84/1996).  Die komitee kan ook gevalle hanteer waar aan die leerder 100 of meer debietpunte toegeken is en/of waar die beweerde optrede van ‘n leerder ‘n statutêre of gemeenregtelike misdaad daarstel.

 

Hierdie komitee hou formele, volwaardige dissiplinêre verhore (aanklagte, pleit, lei van getuienis, kruisverhoor, skuldig-/onskuldigbevinding, oplê van straf).  Dit is vir ernstige gevalle waar skorsing en uitsetting ‘n wesenlike moontlikheid is.

 

Hierdie komitee is deur die Beheerliggaam aangewys en bestaan uit drie lede wat almal lede van die Beheerliggaam moet wees of bevoeg is om daartoe verkies te word.  Die voorsitter van die komitee moet ‘n ouer/lid van die Beheerliggaam wees.  ‘n Aanklaer word deur die skoolhoof aangewys.

           

  1. Die prosedure by Dissiplinêre Tugkomitee-verhore (Art 10: SA Skolewet)

 

Enige persoon (insluitende Grey-seuns), wat ‘n oortreding waarneem of daarvan verneem, hetsy van die skoolreëls of andersins, kan ook ‘n klagte by die skoolhoof indien oor ‘n

oortreding wat ‘n seun na bewering gepleeg het. In welke geval die skoolhoof die klagte sal ondersoek en die nodige dissiplinêre stappe sal instel wat hy mag nodig ag.

 

‘n Klagte teen ‘n leerder word, voordat dit aan die Dissiplinêre Tugkomitee: Ernstige Oortredings voorgelê word, deur die skoolhoof/adjunkhoof/graadhoof (of enige persoon deur hulle aangewys) ondersoek. Die ondersoekbeampte versamel alle relevante inligting aangaande die klag en die persoonlike omstandighede van die leerder (insluitende inligting wat tot voordeel van die leerder kan strek) wat hy/sy nodig en moontlik ag. Geen lid van die Dissiplinêre Tugkomitee; Ernstige Oortredings mag hierdie ondersoek waarneem nie.

 

Wanneer ‘n oortreding gerapporteer word aan die skoolhoof of ‘n adjunkhoof/graadhoof of, indien sodanige persoon ondersoek instel na so ‘n beweerde oortreding, sal hy/sy die reg hê om die betrokkene se liggaam en/of sy goed te deursoek en besit te neem van enige voorwerp wat na bewering betrokke was by die pleeg van die oortreding. Sodanige artikel sal deur die skool in bewaring gehou word, tot by afhandeling van die tugoptrede teen die leerder, waarna die tuginstelling wat die tug toepas, dit aan die regmatige eienaar sal terugbesorg.

 

Indien ‘n leerder hom buite skoolverband of ná skoolure of tydens buitemuurse aktiwiteite skuldig maak aan wangedrag en oortredings soos geklassifiseer in paragraaf hieronder, stel hy hom bloot aan dissiplinêre optrede ingevolge hierdie tugstelsel.

 

Die skoolhoof/adjunkhoof/graadhoof stel ‘n verslag ná die ondersoek saam. Die ondersoekbeampte stel ‘n klagstaat op, waarin die aanklag teen die leerder geformuleer word, met vermelding van die oortredings wat begaan is.

 

Die Dissiplinêre Tugkomitee (ernstige oortredings) verhoor aanklagte teen leerders wat deur die skoolhoof aan hom voorgelê word.

 

  1. Die skoolhoof/adjunkhoof/graadhoof moet die leerder minstens 72 uur voor die verhoor skriftelik in kennis stel van die aanklag(tes) teen hom, die datum, tyd en plek waar die verhoor sal plaasvind, asook die verpligte bystand van die leerder deur ‘n ouer/wettige voog.
  2. ‘n Aangeklaagde leerder moet ontvangserkenning van die klag onderteken en aan die adjunkhoof oorhandig.

 

‘n Aangeklaagde mag:

–           Die Dissiplinêre Tugkomitee: Ernstige Oortredings toespreek om sy saak te stel.

–           Die getuies wat voor die Dissiplinêre Tugkomitee: Ernstige Oortredings getuig,ondervra.

–           Enige dokument wat op die saak betrekking het, inspekteer.

–           Getuienis gee ter verdediging van sy saak of ter versagting van die straf.

–           Self getuies roep waarvan die name 24 uur voor die aanvang van die verhoor by die skoolhoof/adjunkhoof/graadhoof ingedien is en ook dokumentêre of ander getuienis voorlê, ter verdediging van die aanklag of ter versagting van die vonnis.

–           Die Dissiplinêre Tugkomitee: Ernstige Oortredings, toespreek ter verdediging of ter versagting van die vonnis, nadat al die getuienis gelei is en voordat die bevindinge  en vonnis oorweeg word.

 

Indien ‘n aangeklaagde leerder nie verskyn ingevolge die skriftelike kennisgewing nie, kan hy in sy afwesigheid verhoor word.

 

Appél

‘n Leerder kan binne sewe dae na die beslissing van die Dissiplinêre Tugkomitee: Ernstige Oortredings, of die Dissiplinêre Tugkomitee: Debietpunte, by die Beheerliggaam appél aanteken teen die tugkomitee se beslissing.

 

‘n Leerder wat aldus appél aanteken moet, tesame met sy aantekening van die appél, sy gronde vir die appél skriftelik indien.

 

Die voorsitter van die Beheerliggaam stel ‘n datum vir die aanhoor van die appél vas.

 

Drie lede van die Beheerliggaam vorm ‘n kworum vir die aanhoor van die appél.

 

Die skoolhoof/adjunkhoof/graadhoof oorhandig alle dokumente en notules wat op die tugverhoor betrekking het aan die voorsitter van die Beheerliggaam. Die voorsitter van die Beheerliggaam stel ‘n datum en tyd vas vir die verhoor van die appél. Minstens vyf dae skriftelike kennis van die verhoordatum van die appél, moet vooraf gegee word.

 

Die Beheerliggaam kan die beslissing van die Dissiplinêre Tugkomitee: Ernstige Oortredings, bekragtig, tersyde stel of wysig en is bevoeg om ‘n swaarder straf op te lê as wat deur die tugkomitee opgelê het.

 

‘n Leerder wat deur die Dissiplinêre Tugkomitee skuldig bevind is, se oortreding en vonnis word teen sy rekord aangeteken.

 

Die pligte van die voorsitter van die Dissiplinêre Tugkomitee

Die voorsitter van beide die Dissiplinêre Tugkomitees bepaal:

–           die prosedure en ordereëlings vir die tugverhoor, in die mate waarin hierdie reglement nie daarvoor voorsiening maak nie.

–           Stel sittingsdae en tye vir die Dissiplinêre Tugkomitee vas.

–           Roep die Dissiplinêre Tugkomitees byeen, indien omstandighede dit noodsaak.

–           Stel die Dissiplinêre Tugkomitees na goeddunke vir elke sitting saam.

–           Wys een van die lede aan om in sy/haar plek waar te neem as voorsitter wanneer hy/sy dit nodig  ag.

 

DEBIET- EN STRAFSTELSEL

Die debietstelsel is ontwikkel ten einde al die geykte elemente van die kriminologie aan te spreek soos bv. voorkoming, straf, rehabilitasie, afskrikking, ens.

Oortredings is gekategoriseer en debietpunte word volgens die erns van die oortreding toegeken, nl:

Ernstige oortredings wat kan veroorsaak dat ‘n Grey-seun (met 100 debietpunte of meer) geskors of uit die skool gesit kan word. (Verwys na tugmaatreël 11, skorsing en uitsetting, asseblief).

  • Minder ernstige oortredings word aangewend om bv. huiswerkversuim aan te dui.

 

DEBIETSTELSEL

Debietpunte word in verskillende kategorieë verdeel soos aangedui op die gedragskode. 

 

 

Die proses:

* Indien ‘n Grey-seun ‘n oortreding begaan in die teenwoordigheid van ‘n onderwyser en hy/sy ag dit nodig om die seun te straf, word die oortreding gerekordeer so spoedig moontlik. Die leerder erken met die ondertekening dat dit die ware feite van die oortreding is en dat hy daarmee saamstem. ‘n Kort beskrywing van die gebeure word ook aangeteken. Vorm D1 word dan by die graadhoof ingehandig waar hy/sy dit dan rekordeer.  Summiere toekenning van debietpunte geld slegs vir oortredings waarvoor 30 of minder debietpunte toegeken kan word. Alle gevalle bo 30 debietpunte moet na die adjunkhoof verwys word.

 

* Sodra ‘n leerder 15 debietpunte het, word ‘n afskrif na die ouerhuis gestuur wat deur die ouer/voog onderteken moet word.

 

* Indien ‘n Grey-seun van mening is dat die debietpunte onregverdig toegeken is, mag hy appél aanteken by die graadhoof wat verantwoordelik is vir die graad waarin hy is, deur vorm D2 te voltooi en dit dan by die betrokke graadhoof in te dien. Hierdie appél moet geskied binne 24 uur ná die debietpunte toegeken is.

 

* Indien ‘n Grey-seun weier om te teken kan twee mede-leerders of die klaskaptein wat die oortreding waargeneem het, versoek word om te teken as getuies dat die leerder weier om te teken. Die seun het nog steeds die reg om appél aan te teken en as sy appél misluk, of die tydperk van appél verstryk, word die debietpunte dadelik aangeteken.

 

* Leerders wat vir detensie kwalifiseer, sal die voorafgaande Dinsdag van die Saterdag (ongeveer 4 dae voor die detensiedag) kennisgewing van die genoemde detensie ontvang.  Die kennisgewing bevat ‘n afskeurstrokie wat vir kennisname deur die ouer geteken en binne twee dae teruggestuur moet word skool toe.

 

*Graadhoofde van elke graad neem die rekenaardrukstuk, verduidelik die prosedure en oorhandig die kennisgewing aan die leerder om aan die ouers te gee vir kennisname en ontvangserkenning.

 

* Vir elke addisionele 10 debietpunte sit die leerder detensie en word ‘n drukstuk na die ouerhuis gestuur wat deur die ouer/voog onderteken moet word.

 

* Indien ‘n monitor 30 debietpunte het, word die leerder se ouers telefonies deur die Monitore komitee daarvan verwittig.  Daar word ʼn vergadering belê tussen die komitee, adjunkhoof en ouers/voogde. Die ouers/voogde ontvang ‘n verdere skrywe en die leerder word onder ‘n remediërende program geplaas.  ‘n Gesamentlike poging word aangewend om die leerder te help.

 

* Indien ‘n leerder 50 debietpunte het, word die leerder se ouers/voogde telefonies deur die graadhoof daarvan verwittig.  Daar word ʼn vergadering belê tussen die adjunkhoof, graadhoof en ouers/voogde.  Die ouers ontvang ‘n verdere skrywe en die leerder word onder ‘n remediërende program geplaas.  ‘n Gesamentlike poging word aangewend om die leerder te help.

           

Die skool se debiet- en strafstelsel bepaal die volgende:

 Indien ‘n Grey-seun 50 debietpunte opgebou het, sal hy nie in aanmerking kan

 kom vir leierskapsposisies nie en kan sulke posisies en sekere voorregte ook opgeskort word.

 

Monitore se das en dus sy leierskap kan tydelik of permanent weggeneem of opgeskort word.  Hier word die skool se debietstelsel in ag geneem en die oortreding gerekordeer.

 

Indien ‘n monitor 50 debietpunte het, word die leerder se ouers telefonies deur die Monitore komitee daarvan verwittig.  Daar word ʼn vergadering belê tussen die komitee, adjunkhoof en ouers/voogde.  Die ouers/voogde ontvang ‘n verdere skrywe en die leerder word finaal gewaarsku en onder ‘n remediërende program geplaas.  ‘n Gesamentlike poging word aangewend om die leerder te help.  Die monitor se das word weggeneem en die opskorting van leierskap van 4 weke.

           

* Indien ‘n leerder 75 debietpunte het, word die leerder se ouers weer telefonies deur die graadhoof daarvan verwittig.  Daar word ʼn vergadering belê tussen die adjunkhoof, graadhoof en ouers/voogde.  Die ouers/voogde ontvang ‘n verdere skrywe en die leerder word finaal gewaarsku en onder ‘n remediërende program geplaas.  ‘n Gesamentlike poging word aangewend om die leerder te help.

 

Indien ‘n monitor 75 debietpunte het, verskyn hy voor die dissiplinêre komitee en sanksie word daar opgelê.

 

* Sodra ‘n Grey-seun ‘n oortreding begaan wat hom op 100 debietpunte te staan  kom, sal sy saak verwys word, met die diskresie van die skoolhoof, na die Dissiplinêre Komitee: Debiet Punte òf die Dissiplinêre Komitee:  Ernstige Oortredings (Let daarop dat daar twee Dissiplinêre Komitees bestaan) om dan verhoor of gestraf te word.  Indien die leerder voor die Dissiplinêre Komitee moet verskyn, word die ouers/voogde skriftelik kennis gegee dat hulle op ‘n gegewe tydstip saam met die leerder voor die Dissiplinêre Komitee moet verskyn.  Indien die ouers/voogde nie teenwoordig is nie, sal hulle skriftelik kennis gegee word van die Dissiplinêre Komitee se besluit. 

 

*  Indien ‘n leerder 100 debietpunte of meer het, kan dit lei tot skorsing of uitsetting. (Verwys na tugmaatreël 11, skorsing en uitsetting, asseblief).

 

* Op 125 en 150 debietpunte word weereens kontak met die ouers/voogde gemaak deur die graadhoof.  Die geval word weereens, volgens die diskresie van die skoolhoof, verwys na een van die Dissiplinêre Komitees vir verdere stappe.

 

* Slegs die vierde kwartaal se geakkumuleerde punte word oorgedra na die volgende jaar.  Indien ‘n leerder aan die einde van die eerste kwartaal van die volgende jaar geen addisionele punte bygekry het nie, verval alle punte en begin sulke leerders weer op ‘n nulstaat.

*  Debietpunte vir ernstige oortredings kan op amptelike dokumente aangedui word.

 

TUGMAATREËLS

Tug wat opgelê mag word, sluit die volgende in, maar is nie daartoe beperk nie:

 

1)         Toekenning van debietpunte.

2)         Waarskuwings.  ‘n Leerder word maksimum twee maal gewaarsku.  

             Indien hy dieselfde oortreding ‘n derde keer begaan, ontvang hy detensie.

3)         Dra van ‘n vorderingsverslag.

4)         Detensie vind elke Saterdag by die skool onder toesig plaas vanaf 10:00  tot 12:00, met ‘n pouse van 15 minute.

5)         Daar sal register geneem word aan die begin van die eerste en tweede sessie.

6)         Die leerders wat detensie sit, moet geklee wees in hulle skooldrag.

7)         Toestemming vir uitstel van detensie kan slegs deur die Adjunkhoof of Skoolhoof gegee word en slegs een maal vir ‘n spesifieke

             oortreding,met dien verstande dat die detensie op die daaropvolgende geleentheid gesit moet word.  Indien ‘n leerder nie opdaag vir

             detensie sonder toestemming nie, ontvang hy nog 15 debietpunte wat beteken dat hy dubbele detensie moet sit (m.a.w. 2 datums).

8)         As daar enige onaanvaarbare gedrag of probleme ontstaan tydens detensie sal die spesifieke leerder die detensie voltooi en ‘n 

             bykomende detensie aan die leerder toegeken word.

9)         Tydens detensie word die Gedragskode uitgeskryf, omdat dit dié Kode is wat spesifiek oortree is.  Alternatiewe opdragte word nie gegee

             nie, omdat die onderwyser gestraf word deur opdragte te formuleer en ook na te sien, die leerder moet gestraf word, en nie die

             onderwyser nie!

10)       Verbod op deelname aan die skoolaktiwiteite (bv. sport) en/of verbeuring van bloktyd.           

11)        Skorsing en uitsetting:   Die SA Skolewet bepaal dat ‘n beheerliggaam ná ‘n regverdige verhoor, ‘n leerder van bywoning van die skool

              kan skors:

            11.1)      As ‘n korrektiewe maatreël vir ‘n tydperk van hoogstens een week; of

            11.2)     in afwagting van ‘n beslissing deur die Departement (Onderwyshoof), of

                         die leerder uit die skool gesit moet word op grond van ‘n skuldigbevinding aan ernstige wangedrag.

Skorsing bly ‘n tydelike maatreël, terwyl uitsetting ‘n permanente maatreël is.  Met skorsing is dit en bly dit die leerder se verantwoordelikheid om verlore of agterstallige akademiese skoolwerk op datum te hou, en nie dié van die opvoeders nie.

12)       Enige ander straf wat die Dissiplinêre Tugkomitee in besondere omstandighede as geskik ag.

13)       Heffing van ‘n geldelike boete tot R500.

14)       Die terug eis van sodanige geldelike bedrag as wat genoegsaam is om te vergoed vir enige skade, verliese of koste wat opsetlik of nalatig deur die oortreder aan die skool of aan enige ander persoon of saak veroorsaak is.

15)       Die opheffing vir ‘n bepaalde tydperk van enige voorregte van ‘n leerder as lid van die skool.

16)       Die oplegging van ‘n bepaalde taak.

17)       Kombinasie van bovermelde.

 

DOELWIT

 

1)         Om die leerders tot verantwoordelike, selfstandige besluitneming op te voed.  In hierdie proses moet die ouerhuis en skool dinamies saamwerk.

2)         Om ‘n sterk pligsbesef by die leerders te kweek en aan te moedig, aangesien daar ‘n baie nou verband tussen swak pligsbesef, onaanvaarbare gedrag en swak vordering op skool is.

3)         Hierdie stelsel word, met inagneming van die skool en gemeenskap se behoeftes, geïmplementeer.  Die primêre doel is om in ‘n gees van samewerking tussen onderwysers, leerders en ouers, ‘n skoolomgewing te skep waarbinne gesonde dissipline en gesag kan seëvier.

4)         Hierdie stelsel sal ook die opvoeders help met die identifisering van potensiële leiers wanneer daar aan die einde van Graad 6 nuwe monitore aangewys moet word.

 

 

GEDRAGSKODE VIR LEERDERS

 

GEDRAG EN SKOOLREËLS

  • Elke leerder moet stiptelik die skoolure soos deur die Beheerliggaam bepaal, nakom:       
  • Grondslagfase: Gr. 1 tot 3  – Aanvang 07:15 en verdaag 13:00
  • Intersenfase:   Gr. 4 tot 7 – Aanvang 07:15 en verdaag 13:30
  • Geen leerder mag die skoolterrein verlaat sonder die toestemming van die skoolhoof nie. 
  • ‘n Leerder wat die terrein verlaat, se ouers moet hom in die uittekenregister uitteken.
  • Indien ‘n leerder afwesig was, moet hy ‘n brief ter verduideliking van afwesigheid toon; onderteken deur sy ouer/voog.
  • Leerders word nie oor naweke toegelaat op die skoolterrein sonder toestemming nie.
  • Skooleiendom mag nie beskadig word nie.
  • Geen brood, vrugte, koeldrank, lekkers of papiere mag in die klaskamers, die gange of enige plek op die terrein gemors word nie.
  • Niemand mag in die gange of op die stoepe hardloop nie.  Geen balspele word tussen die klaskamers toegelaat nie.
  • Leerders moet ordelik en gedissiplineerd in rye tydens klaswisseling en na die saal stap. 
  • Geen bakleiery, gevaarlike speletjies, stampery, afknouery of onwelvoeglike taal word geduld of toegelaat nie.
  • Elke leerder moet die badkamergeriewe sindelik gebruik en netjies laat.
  • Die leerders moet die gesag van leerders wat in gesagsposisies aangestel is, aanvaar.
  • Busreëls moet nagekom word.
  • Alle huiswerkopdragte moet stip uitgevoer word.  Streng kontrole moet deur opvoeders toegepas word.  Leerders wat versuim om regverdige opdragte uit te voer, stel homself bloot aan tugmaatreëls soos later in die dokument vervat.

 

VOORKOMS VAN GREY-SEUNS

 

SKOOLDRAG

Die vereistes vir skooldrag is soos volg:

  • Grys lang- of kortbroek in die somer en slegs ʼn langbroek in die winter.
  • Bypassende grys langmou hemp. In die somer kan die langmou hemp se moue opgerol word tot twee vinger breedtes vanaf die elmboog. Hemde moet ten alle tye ingesteek wees wanneer hulle skool- of skoolsportdrag aanhet.
  • Slegs truie wat deur die leweransiers verskaf word mag gedra word en net as ʼn kleurbaadjie gedra word.
  • Grey Kollege-das met of sonder kleurbaadjie.
  • Swart gladde skoene met veters.  Veters moet met ʼn strik vasgemaak word en lank genoeg wees om die strik te maak.  Alle leerders se skoene moet skoon wees wanneer hulle die skoolterrein betree.
  • Grys kouse, wat ten alle tye opgetrek moet wees en swart lyfbande word gedra om netheid te verseker.
  • Die skool se kleurbaadjie moet op Vrydae gedra word.
  • Geen Grey-seun mag sonder die volle skooluniform in die openbaar verskyn nie. Moenie skooluniforms meng nie)
  • Geen ander drag mag saam met skooldrag gedra word nie en die vermenging van skooldrag is buite perke.
  • Die volle skooluniform met ʼn gewone wit hemp met ʼn wit boordjie, word met spesiale geleenthede, soos vooraf gereël, gedra.  Hierdie uitgaan- of die sportdrag word ook gedra as aktiwiteite ondersteun word hetsy van die Primêre of Sekondêre Skool soos byvoorbeeld tydens sport- en/of kultuur-aktiwiteite.

 

HARE

Die seuns se hare moet netjies, skoon en geknip wees.  Hare mag nie aan die kraag of ore raak

 nie.  Geen “step” of vreemde haarstyle word toegelaat nie.  Seuns se hare moet elke dag skoon en gekam wees.  Geen kleurstof, ligstrepies of jel of iets soortgelyks mag gebruik word of sal in die hare toegelaat word nie.

 

Seuns wat baard of wangbaarde ontwikkel, moet elke dag skoongeskeer wees.  Wangbaarde mag nie laer as die middel van die oor gedra word nie.

 

 JUWELIERSWARE

 Geen juweliersware soos hangertjies, armbande of bykomstighede word toegelaat nie.  Dit sal summier gekonfiskeer word.  Mediese inligtingsbande mag gedra word.

 

Indien ‘n Grey-seun skuldig is aan die dra van verbode juwele, word dit gekonfiskeer, ‘n debiet-puntvorm voltooi, ‘n bewys aan die seun uitgereik, waarna dit volgens voorgeskrewe reëls in ‘n koevert geplaas en in die kluis gehou word. Die seun kan dit dan eers aan die einde van die kwartaal terugkry.

 

Bogenoemde skooldrag en voorkoms moet nou volgens die reëls nagekom word – selfs na skool moet die Grey-seuns die uitnemende beeld van die skool uitdra.

 

Indien ʼn Grey-seun op grond van sy skooldrag as ʼn Grey-skolier geïdentifiseer kan word, geld alle reëls in die openbaar, net soos op die kampus.

 

Geen Grey-seun mag op enige stadium sy das afhaal en/of sy skoene uittrek en/of hempsknope losmaak op die skoolkampus nie, tensy in opdrag van ʼn onderwyser.

 

MENSEREGTE

Alle leerders moet die menswaardigheid van alle ingeskrewe leerders en gelykheid van alle mense erken en onderneem om sy regte so uit te oefen dat dit nie tot nadeel van ander sal strek nie.

 

Algemene hoflikheid teenoor volwassenes.

Dit word van ‘n Grey-seun verwag om flink op te staan as ‘n volwassene of onderwyser by hom verbystap en die persoon dan vriendelik en beleefd te groet. Indien ‘n Grey-seun vasstel dat dit ‘n besoeker is, moet hy die persoon vra of hy hom/haar van hulp kan wees. Indien die besoeker ‘n sekere lokaal of ‘n plek op die terrein soek, moet die seun die besoeker na die kantoor neem, sodat ‘n personeellid die persoon verder kan help. Hoflikheid teenoor volwassenes geld natuurlik ook ná skool-ure en buite skoolverband.

 

RESPEK VIR ONDERWYSERS

Alle leerders moet die onderwysers as hul opvoeders erken en respekteer en hul heelhartige samewerking in alle redelike opdragte wat hulle van opvoeders mag ontvang, beloof.  Die leerders moet onderneem om hul volle samewerking te gee en altyd hoflik en met respek teenoor hulle op te tree. Parmantigheid en teëpratery sal nie geduld word nie.  Hierdie reël geld ook vir alle buite-kurrikuêre aktiwiteite waaraan deelgeneem word.  Leerders moet opstaan wanneer ‘n personeellid die klas besoek.

 

RESPEK VIR NIE-ONDERWYSPERSONEEL

Daar word van alle leerders verwag om die administratiewe personeel, assistente en besoekers met die nodige respek te behandel. Daar word verwag dat Grey-seuns ten alle tye goedgemanierd en hoflik sal optree teenoor mekaar, die personeel en die publiek.  

 

ERKENNING VAN MULTI-KULTURALITEIT EN ANDERSHEID

Die leerders moet alle mede-leerders as individue aanvaar wat soortgelyke ideale en doelwitte as hulself nastreef en mense se andersheid respekteer.  Geen leerder se menswaardigheid mag deur ander leerders aangetas word nie.

 

RESPEK VIR DIE OMGEWING EN SKOOLFASILITEITE

Die natuurlike omgewing is ‘n geskenk van God en leerders moet die opdrag en gesamentlike verantwoordelikheid vir die bewaring daarvan aanvaar.  Leerders moet die skoolgeboue, klaskamers en ander fisiese geriewe wat vir hulle beskikbaar is by die skool, waardeer.  Leerders moet onderneem om op verantwoordelike wyse daarvan gebruik te maak.  Doelbewuste beskadiging van eiendom van die skool kan daartoe lei dat die betrokke leerder se ouers die skade moet herstel of betaal.

 

GEHOORSAAMHEID AAN ORGANISATORIESE EN GEDRAGSREËLS

Alle leerders moet hulle by die skool se gedragsreëls neerlê.  Leerders moet die tydrooster van die skool eerbiedig, die gesag van die persone in bevel van die orde en dissipline in die skool aanvaar en hul aan toepaslike strawwe onderwerp indien hulle oortree.

 

GESAG

Die gesagsposisie van personeel moet ten alle tye gehandhaaf en gerespekteer word.  Ouers van leerders het die verantwoordelikheid om die gesagstruktuur te ondersteun en te respekteer.  Enige afwyking van die normale waardesisteem wat van die leerders uit ouerperspektief ervaar word, moet met die skoolhoof bespreek word.  Kinders verwag grense, want dit skep sekuriteit.  Ondersteun die grense deur die skool daargestel en u sal ‘n gelukkige kind beleef.  Moet asb. nie personeel voor die kinders bespreek nie.  Ons bespreek u nie met u kinders nie.  Geen leerder het die reg om ‘n personeellid se gesag te ondermyn nie.  Probleme rakende personeeloptrede word deur ouers en personeel opgelos.  U as ouer/voog moenie die kind se woord onvoorwaardelik aanvaar nie, bespreek eers die situasie met die personeellid asseblief.  Kinders se reg tot verwesenliking as individu word egter erken en gerespekteer indien wedersydse respek gehandhaaf word.

 

KINDERREGTE

Die wet rakende kinderregte word gerespekteer en geakkommodeer binne die redelike verwysing van die skool se organisasiekultuur waartoe ouers van ons skoolgemeenskap hulle verbind het. Personeel moet leerders met respek en menswaardigheid behandel en hanteer om hulle te lei tot volwassenheid en die ontwikkeling van hul volle potensiaal.  Leerders moet aanvaar dat personeel ter goedertrou optree om hulle binne die skool se etos en verwysingsraamwerk op te voed en te lei.

 

PERSONEELREGTE

Die personeel van die skool behou hul die reg voor om leerders te onderrig, op te voed, te dissiplineer en te lei tot volwaardige burgers van die land binne die raamwerk van die skolewet. Personeel verdien om gerespekteer te word en erkenning te ontvang deur die ouers van die skoolgemeenskap op grond van bewese prestasie en toegewydheid teenoor die onderwysprofessie, leerders, ouers en skoolgemeenskap.

 

OUERREGTE

Die ouers van die skool behou hul die reg voor om enige probleme wat hul ervaar rakende die skoolbestuur, beheerliggaam, personeel of organisatoriese aspekte met die skool op te neem sonder benadeling van regte.

 

BEHEERLIGGAAM

Die Beheerliggaam word deur die skolewet beskou as die verteenwoordiger van die ouergemeenskap wat regsaanspreeklik is en die skool se finansies moet bestuur in samewerking met die skool se bestuur.  Ouers het die reg om die beheerliggaam as spreekbuis namens die ouers te gebruik in belang van die skool, sy aktiwiteite en vooruitgang.  Leerders se verwagtinge en verwesenliking moet dien as verwysingsraamwerk en riglyn om die einddoel te bereik.

 

GEMEENSKAP

In belang van die opvoeding, onderrig en opleiding van ons leerders, moet alle rolspelers betrokke raak, ‘n positiewe inset lewer en met toewyding binne elkeen se vermoë in belang van ons leerders en die skoolgemeenskap optree.

 

ELEKTRONIESE APPARAAT

Die gebruik van elektroniese toebehore soos I-Pods, MP3’s, ens. of enige ander digitale apparate word nie by die skool toegelaat nie, omdat dit inbreuk maak op die leeratmosfeer.

 

SELFONE

Weens die gebrek aan beheer oor die gebruik van en toegang tot die internet, onwelvoeglike, gewelddadige en pornografiese materiaal, asook kommunikasie met vreemdelinge via elektroniese versendings, word geen selfone by die skool gedurende skoolure toegelaat nie.

 

Dit is die Beheerliggaam se plig om onskuldige seuns te beskerm teen blootstelling aan gemelde onwelvoeglike, gewelddadige en pornografiese materiaal.

 

Indien ‘n Grey-seun tydens skoolure ‘n selfoon in sy besit sou hê of gebruik, word die foon summier gekonfiskeer (die simkaart mag nie deur die eienaar verwyder word nie). ‘n Ontvangsbewys word aan die seun uitgereik, volgens voorskrif in ‘n koevert geplaas en vir twee weke  in die kluis gehou, waarna dit weer aan die eienaar terugbesorg word.

 

Indien ‘n seun siek word, moet dit deur die vakonderwyser by die kantoor aangemeld word.

Daar is op verskeie plekke op die kampus openbare telefone beskikbaar om in noodgevalle gebruik te word. In sulke gevalle kan boodskappe ook by die onderskeie sekretaresses gelaat word.

 

BOODSKAPPE

Dit is belangrik dat ons seuns moet leer om van ‘n jong ouderdom verantwoordelik op te tree en daarom die volgende reёlings:

  • Geen klas sal onderbreek word om ‘n leerder na die kantoor te roep om enige item daar te kom afhaal gedurende klastye nie.  Afkondigings sal slegs voor pouse of aan die einde van die dag gemaak word om enige item te kom afhaal.
  • Oproepe van uit die kantoor sal slegs toegelaat word in uitsonderlike gevalle of noodgevalle en nie om ‘n ouer te skakel vir byvoorbeeld iets wat by die huis vergeet is nie.
  • Geen ouer/voog mag na ‘n klaskamers gaan of ‘n personeellid gaan spreek, sonder die nodige toestemmimng vanaf die skoolhoof of adjunkhoofde nie.

AFWESIGHEID

Op die eerste dag ná afwesigheid, moet ‘n verskoningsbriefie van die ouer of voog by die registeronderwyser ingehandig word. ‘n Doktersertifikaat moet ingedien word na meer as twee dae se afwesigheid óf afwesigheid tydens ‘n toets of ‘n eksamen. Ouers of voogde moet by die skoolhoof kennis gee van afwesighede.

 

BESERINGS OF SIEKTE TYDENS SKOOLURE

Indien ‘n leerder ‘n besering opdoen of siek word, moet dit onmiddellik by die kantoor aangemeld word.  Geen seun mag van ‘n openbare telefoon af bel nie. Toestemming moet van die vakonderwyser gevra word om kantoor toe te gaan, waar die sekretaresse die ouers/voogde sal skakel. Grey-seuns mag slegs deur ouers/voogde by die kantoor van die primêre skool afgehaal word en moet uitgeteken word.

 

In ernstige noodgevalle mag ‘n personeellid van die skool die leerder self dokter toe neem indien die ouers nie gekontak kon word nie.

 

AFSPRAKE TYDENS SKOOLURE

Leerders mag slegs in hoogs uitsonderlike gevalle toestemming kry om tydens skool-ure afsprake na te kom. ‘n Brief van die ouer/voog moet tydens die VOOGPERIODE deur die registeronderwyser geteken word, nadat toestemming van die skoolhoof verkry is. Sodanige leerder moet dan, voordat hy die skool verlaat, die toestemmingsbrief deur sy vakonderwysers laat teken en dit dan by die kantoor indien. Ouers moet vooraf ‘n tyd met die seun afspreek en hom dan by die kantoor uitteken. Geen leerder sal oor die interkom geroep word nie, aangesien dit onderrig ontwrig. ‘n Leerder moet tot 09:00 by die skool bly om teenwoordig gemerk te word.

 

RONDBEWEGING DEUR LEERDERS

Voor skool

Die seuns moet vroegtydig na hulle voogklasse beweeg en wanneer die klok lui, moet daar onmiddellik in die regte ry ingeval word. Geen laatkommery sal geduld word nie en daar sal streng teen oortreders opgetree word.

 

Klaswisseling

  • Daar moet flink en vinnig tydens klaswisseling en tussen periodes beweeg word en daar sal weer eens nie enige laatkommery geduld word nie.  Leerders het 5 minute tyd vir klaswisseling.  Wanneer die skool verdaag moet die seuns ordelik in rye op die stoepe en by die trappe afbeweeg.  Leerders tree in alfabetiese volgorde in die klas aan waarna die opvoeder hulle ordelik laat wissel na die volgende klas. 

 

Verbode terrein voor skool en tydens pouses:

  • Die Grey-seuns mag nie in klaskamers, die motors se parkeerarea, die swembad-area vertoef of speel nie.  Dit is verbode terrein, asook;
  •  hoofrugbyveld, pawiljoene en agter die Grey Pawiljoen
  •  krieketklubhuis
  •  tennisklubhuis, tennisbane en graswalle by die tennisbane
  •  dienswerkers se kwartiere
  •  beide skoolsale en portale

 

ROOK, DWELMGEBRUIK EN DRANKMISBRUIK

Grey-seuns wat rook, ondermyn hulle eie gesondheid, asook dié van ander seuns en sal swaar gestraf word indien hulle betrap word. Leerders mag nie in besit wees van vuurhoutjies,

aanstekers of sigarette nie.

Enige Grey-seun wat hom skuldig maak aan die inbring en/of gebruik van alkoholiese drank en/of dwelmmiddels op die skoolterrein en/of die gebruik of verspreiding daarvan, selfs buite die skoolterrein, terwyl hy in enige opsig geïdentifiseer kan word as ‘n Grey-seun, hetsy aan enige stuk van die Grey-kollege skooluniform of kleure, sal onmiddellik deur die Dissiplinêre Komitee hanteer word.

 

Met die verwysing na alkoholiese drank en/of dwelmmiddels, word ook bedoel alle vorme, alternatiewe en variëteite daarvan. Oortredings in terme van hierdie reël word in ‘n baie ernstige lig beskou.

 

SKOOLTASSE

Skooltasse moet versterkings/afskortings bevat om die boeke te beskerm. Slegs swart en vlootblou skooltasse word toegelaat. Niks, behalwe die eienaar se naam mag op die tas geskryf, geverf of geplak word nie.

 

TOESLUITKASSIES

Daar is sluitfasiliteite vir Grey-seuns se besittings by die skool beskikbaar. Die koste is R200 per jaar en word toegeken op ‘n “eerste betaal, eerste kry”-basis.

 

DIEFSTAL

Elke Grey-seun moet alles in sy vermoë doen om die skool te help om hierdie euwel totaal uit te roei. Dit is egter elke Grey-seun se eie verantwoordelikheid om sy eiendom met sorg op te pas. Die skool kan geensins aanspreeklik gehou word vir enige verliese nie. Alle kledingstukke en eiendom moet duidelik gemerk wees.

 

VANDALISME

Krappery/skrywery op banke, mure of enige ander plek is totaal verbode. Geen skade mag aan enige eiendom op die kampus aangerig word nie. Seuns word versoek om enige vorm van vandalisme sonder versuim by onderwysers aan te meld. Almal is verantwoordelik om dit te help bekamp.

 

BUITEMUURSE AKTIWITEITE

Leerders moet die waarde van buitemuurse aktiwiteite (sport, kultuur, uitstappies, ens.) besef en probeer om ‘n lojale ondersteuner te wees.  Toepaslike kleredrag soos deur die skool bepaal, word tydens bogenoemde geleenthede gedra.  Leerders moet aanvaar dat skoolreëls ook by die geleenthede geld ter wille van goeie orde.

VEILIGHEID

Ter wille van veiligheid moet alle maatreëls wat deur opvoeders in die klas getref word om leerders te beveilig, nagekom word.  Geen gevaarlike items, apparaat, speelgoed of verkeerde leesstof mag na die skool gebring word nie.  Geen leerder mag enige aktiwiteit op die skoolterrein beoefen wat sy of ander se lewe, ens. in gevaar stel of kan lei tot beserings nie.

 

TOEPASSINGS EN WYSIGINGS

Hierdie skoolreëls is te alle tye van toepassing op die skoolterrein.

 

Hierdie skoolreëls kan ter enige tyd, na skriftelike goedkeuring deur die Beheerliggaam, gewysig of aangepas word deur middel van ‘n skriftelike kennisgewing aan al die betrokke partye.

 

UITVAARDIGING VAN SUB-REЁLS

Die monitore en sportorganiseerders is geregtig om sub-reëls uit te vaardig om die bestuur en bedryf van die monitore en sport te reguleer. Sodanige reëls moet deur die bestuursliggaam goedgekeur word.

 

STRAFREGTELIKE KLAGTES

Waar ‘n Grey-seun se optrede ‘n strafregtelike oortreding beteken, sal die skool nie huiwer om sodanige klagtes by die relevante owerhede aanhangig te maak en strafregtelike vervolging te versoek nie.

 

 
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