Our Code of Ethics & Discipline
We work side by side, honest and true. We do not use power, emotions or words to manipulate or threaten each other. We communicate in honesty; we do not lie to each other.
We take responsibility for our own emotions and behaviour. We do not take our frustrations out on each other. We talk to each other, calmly and peacefully
Irresponsibility with regard to tasks, projects, money, privileges and property leads to extra work, less time for relaxation, fines, replacement or repair of property and the loss of privileges . Therefore, we work hard to complete our own work, respect each other’s time by being on time, spend money with accountability, appreciate our privileges and look after all property, no matter whom it belongs to.
We are patient with people who are different from us and those who battle with their work or who transgress by accident. We show mercy when the transgressor shows a beautiful attitude, acknowledgement of transgression and true respect for authority.
Children, parents and teachers who disrupt the order, teaching or other school activities, will be separated from group until their behaviour does not disrupt the status quo. Nobody has the right to threaten another person’s right to safety, education, extramural activities and joy.
Parents, educators and children who hurt others (teachers, parents or friends) by word or deed, will have to leave the classroom, office or grounds until they are willing to make restitution. In the case where this behaviour is repeated and the person is unwilling to treat the school community with respect, the person will be asked to leave the school grounds, permanently.
SUBMISSION TO AUTHORITY
Disobedience and wilful disregard of or dangerous behaviour will not be tolerated. Disciplinary hearing will be held as set out in the disciplinary procedure.
ASSISTANCE TO CHILDREN IN CRISIS
Children whose behaviour does not improve with consistent discipline and whose bad behaviour indicates psychological, intellectual, neurological or other problems will have to receive professional help as a prerequisite of staying in school. The whole school community has the responsibility to support these children without allowing others to suffer the consequences of their misbehaviour.
Neighbourly Love (Love towards other learners)
Here we like to refer all learners to 1 Corinthians 13 verse 4 – 7
4 Love is never tired of waiting; love is kind; love has no envy; love has no high opinion of itself, love has no pride. 5 Love's ways are ever fair, it takes no thought for itself; it is not quickly made angry, it takes no account of evil. 6 It takes no pleasure in wrongdoing, but has joy in what is true. 7 Love has the power of undergoing all things, having faith in all things, hoping all things.
Mathew 7:12 “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you”
Mathew 15:11 What goes into someone's mouth does not defile them, but what comes out of their mouth, that is what defiles them."
Naasteliefde (Liefde teenoor ander Leerders)
Hier verwys ons alle leerders graag na 1 Korintiërs 13 vers 4 – 7
4 Die liefde is geduldig, die liefde is vriendelik; dit is nie afgunstig nie, is nie grootpraterig nie, is nie verwaand nie. 5 Dit handel nie onwelvoeglik nie, soek nie sy eie belang nie, is nie liggeraak nie, hou nie boek van die kwaad nie. 6 Dit verbly hom nie oor onreg nie, maar verheug hom oor die waarheid. 7 Dit bedek alles, glo alles, hoop alles, verdra alles.
Matteus 7:12 “alles wat julle wil hê die mense aan julle moet doen, moet julle ook aan hulle doen”
Matteus 15:11” ŉ mens word nie onrein gemaak deur wat jy eet nie, maar deur wat jy sê”