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Delhi Public World School Madurai

Student Behaviour Policy

DWPS ensure that, at all times, there is an atmosphere and ethos that supports and encourages learning, based on respect for the individual.

Positive behaviour is at the heart of a learning centred school

  • every student has the right to be taught in environments that are safe, conducive to learning and free from disruption
  • every member of the staff has the right to work in an environment that supports and enables them to provide a positive learning experience to all students

Where students contribute to, and assist in creating and sustaining an ordered and supportive learning environment where they are recognized and their contribution celebrated within the school community.

Where individual or group behaviour that prevents learning in an ordered and supportive environment is challenged and appropriate action taken.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • DWPS Management is responsible for ensuring a clear Behaviour policy is in place in all DWPS.
  • Principals are responsible for the implementation of the Behaviour policy and for using the guidelines provided to ensure that every member of the school community is aware of the expectations that exist and the procedures that will be followed to ensure there is a positive learning environment.
  • School staff is responsible for ensuring the policy and procedures are followed in school.
  • Students are responsible for their personal conduct and for contributing to a positive school environment by maintaining order, self-discipline and consideration for the rights and property of others.
Students Rights Students Responsibilities
  • Individual needs of the student within the limitations of the school.
  • Physical safety and protection of their property, including the right to reasonable school facilities.
  • Appropriate dialogue with teachers, counselors, administrators and other school personnel.
  • Protection from discrimination and harassment.
Each student has the responsibility to:

  • Respect the rights of others.
  • Maintain neat and clean personal clothing and hygiene.
  • Respect the property of others, including keeping all books, facilities and materials used in the school in good condition.
  • Refrain from fighting, disruptive  behaviour, acting in such a manner as to risk injury to others, using threats or intimidation against others, theft or any other unlawful activity.
  • Be prompt to school and classes.
  • Refrain from inappropriate classroom  behaviour.
  • Learn to preserve and protect environment in school.
  • Refrain from possession, use or transmission of any alcoholic beverage, tobacco product or drugs.

 

At Assembly 

  • To be in designated area at the first bell.
  • Lines to be formed immediately, no talking in groups.
  • Stand to attention during National Anthem.
  • Listen attentively to announcements, presentations etc.
  • Quick smart dispersal in lines to respective classes.

In Classrooms 

  • No running around, yelling across room throwing things across.
  • No scribbling on the desks, walls, boards etc.
  • To be respectful, courteous, and polite to classmates and teachers at all times.
  • Stand and greet staff members/ guests who enter classroom.
  • Do not leave classrooms without permission. Inform monitor and class teacher.
  • All litter to be disposed off in the bin provided.
  • Fans and lights to be switched off when leaving the room.
  • Bulletin boards to be well-maintained and updated regularly.
  • Leave together in lines to Labs, Library, and P.E.

In the Hallways 

  • Walk in lines at all times, quickly and smartly to the next class.
  • Take care of corridor bulletin boards.
  • Greet staff / guests in the hallways.

During Recess

  • Keep classroom and corridors safe, clean and quiet. Do not spill drinks, food.
  • Orderly lines at canteen. Dispose of litter correctly.
  • Return to classrooms at first bell and be ready for the next class.
  • Do not enter other classrooms.

General 

  • No valuables to be brought to school.
  • Mobiles, MP3 players, CD’s. Books (outside prescribed_syllabus), magazines etc are strictly forbidden.
  • School phones are available for contacting parents.
  • School bags should be neat, of a manageable size, well-maintained and must carry the books required for the day specifically.

Punctuality 

  • To school, at assembly and at every class is of utmost importance.
  • Regular attendance during the entire school year is of prime importance.

Work Ethics 

  • To be regular, up-to-date with work done daily in class.
  • Class work and home work to be diligently completed & handed in on time for correction.
  • Preparation for tests, assignments, examinations, competitions to be well-planned and organized.
  • Notebooks must be neat and orderly. No unnecessary scribbling etc.
  • Staying back beyond school hours require the requisite permission from parents, concerned teacher and supervisor.
  • Change of residence, phone numbers to be intimated to school authorities immediately (School Registrar / Class Teacher / Admin Officer).
  • Letter from parent when absent (short / long).

During Examinations

  • Go directly to exam room.
  • Sit quietly at specific desk, read quietly, prepare for exam.
  • All bags, books etc to be left outside classroom in a neat line.
  • No unfair means to be resorted to. No marks will be awarded if unfair means is used.
  • Be prepared with own set of pens, pencils, geometry boxes etc, no borrowing / lending permitted.
  • Any doubt in question paper or otherwise to be cleared with invigilator on duty.
  • Talking to another student strictly not permitted.

In the Auditorium

  • Disciplined behaviour at all the times.
  • Move in neat lines from classrooms to auditorium.
  • No talking during presentations / address by guest speakers / when the compere speaks.
  • Disciplined, quick, orderly dispersal at the end.
  • Co-operation and courtesy to be shown to all.

Some unacceptable behaviour choices

  • Class work/ Homework/ project not completed or submitted on time.
  • Text books / notebooks not brought as required.
  • Constant distraction or lack of concentration.
  • Chewing gum.
  • Bullying/Fighting/Swearing/Bunking classes or school.
  • Absence without leave note.
  • Fee defaulters.
  • Disobedience/ Misbehaviour.
  • Bringing unwanted literature/ equipment CD’s / mobile phones to school.
  • Untidy turnout.
  • Bringing valuables and large amount of cash.

Common ways of dealing with bullying, fighting or arrogance: 

  • Talk to the students and counsel them.
  • Contact parents by telephone. Appraise, discuss and decide on a partnership strategy.
  • Assign responsibilities.
  • Give recognition on small achievements.
  • Listen to both the parties and get a written statement /apology as well.
  • Talk extensively on basic moral values/level of expected good behaviour at the assemblies or in class.
  • Enquire about the home atmosphere or family problems, if any.

Dealing with Bunking School/Classes

  • Class teachers are instructed to do random check whenever student is absent for 2 or more days.
  • Insist on leave note in case of 1 or 2 days leave in diary and official leave letter in case of long leave.
  • Contact parents in case of long leave without letter.
  • Check with driver/conductor, in case of doubtful cases, if they picked up the child from the stop.
  • If a student is caught, his/her parents are called and a warning/suspension letter is issued.

Dealing with Other Problems

  • Wrong uniform
  • Inspection of uniform by class teacher/Coordinator
  • Finding out the reason for wrong uniform
  • Student advised to be in proper uniform
  • Inform parents
  • First warning and diary note.
  • Wrong hair cut/hair colour
  • Advise to get the acceptable hair cut
  • Note in the diary and follow up
  • Given 3-4 days time to comply
  • Wearing accessories
  • First warn them and then confiscate the items and return only to the parent at the end of the term
  • Call Parents
  • Property damage
  • Personally go to the classroom investigate and inspect and then inform. Administrative Officer
  • Inform the parents and then ask them to pay for the damage.
  • Scribbling on the desks
  • Counsel the student and follow up
  • Speak to class
  • Appoint monitors to be vigilant and inform the class teacher/Supervisor
  • If caught, make student clean the desk and write an apology note.

Stealing of notebooks, Geometry boxes, costly pens and pencils

  • Search the bags of students
  • Talk to students and parents
  • Counsel them

Children coming in late

  • Maintain record in diary
  • Parents are contacted if not convinced by student’s statement
  • Inform/Call parents
  • Children who perpetually come late are made to miss a period or two
  • Warning given

Bringing Valuables and Cash / Unwanted CD’s / Literature

  • Items confiscated
  • Parents informed and items returned to parents
  • Confiscate the items
  • Return it to parents on request
  • Regular and surprise checks of school bags
  • Strict action like warning suspension from the school for few days

Cheating in Examinations

  • For cheating in an examination student is awarded zero in that subject. Parent is called and child is counseled not to repeat it in future.

Disciplinary Levels

A Decision on the disciplinary action that will follow poor behaviour should be rational. Severe is levels (5-6) shall be applied depending on the seriousness of the offense. For example if a student is absent without information for a day for the first time, you will apply level 1 and encourage the student to get a signed letter by parent. On the other hand, if a student injuries another willfully, you may like to apply 4, 5 or 6.

1 Verbal Warning
2 Note on Student’s diary by the Class Teacher and countersigned by Parents
3 Parent / Teacher / Counselor / Student meeting with Coordinator / Supervisor. Parents and Student apprised of consequences
4 Report to Principal for action. Suspension for a day.
5 Suspension for three days.
6 Expulsion.