Amiato policiesCentre Rules
As with any organization, it is necessary to have a set of rules and regulations in order that all can co-operate and interact beneficially.
A formal set of rules and regulations is usually unnecessary for the majority of our learners who conduct themselves sensibly and in a manner that is mutually advantageous. However, there are learners who need the guidance of rules and regulations and instructions.
A number of unwritten procedures apply from time to time. These are always announced and explained at the Centre. All rules are subject to annual revision.
We are satisfied that all our rules, regulations and instructions are educationally based and as such we expect all learners to co-operate with ALL of them.
Any learner organizing, planning, or being involved in a contravention of Regulations and Rules, will face the appropriate consequences.
Participation in the Centre Program
- A learner shall participate in the educational programs as prescribed by the curriculum.
- When a learner has joined a co-curricular Centre activity, he/she shall fulfil his/her obligations and carry out his responsibilities in that connection, unless he/she is granted exemption by the principal/teacher for the duration of the season. As an Amiato learner participating in a sport offered by Amiato, your first loyalty is towards your Centre.
- Learners may not enter Centre premises before or after school hours, or use any of the Centre’s facilities and equipment, including those for sport, before or after school hours without permission.
- Appropriate action will be taken in the case of conduct that discredits the Centre in any way in the eyes of the community and the greater community.
Bounds and Behavior
- No unsupervised ball games are allowed during breaks and before learning happens.
- Bullying in any form (verbal, physical, group, cyber, other) is forbidden.
- Learners may not remain inside the classrooms during breaks or before sessions, unless they have special permission. If it rains, they are permitted inside.
- Where a learner damages Centre property (e.g. breaking a window), he/she will be expected to pay for the repairs and must report such damage to the Principal.
- Fighting is prohibited and will be punished.
- Children are not allowed to hang around inside the Centre before campfire.
Cycles, Motorbikes and Cars
- Cycles, mopeds, motorbikes and motor vehicles must be ridden slowly (20 km/h) inside the Centre property.
- Motorbikes and motor vehicles may be parked in the designated area provided permission has been granted by the Centre.
- Learners need to provide the s with a certified copy of their driver’s license.
Learners may not remain in classrooms before or after school or during breaks without the permission of a facilitator. Learners who are found writing on or scratching on doors, tables or chairs will be punished. All apparatus and furniture must be treated with respect.
PE and Sport
- Learners who commit themselves to a sport are expected to honor that commitment for the full season. This involves attending all practices, fixtures and meetings including those held during the examination and test weeks.
- Learners are expected to be punctual and correctly attired for all sport.
- Learners are encouraged to keep the buildings and grounds free from litter. Litter must be placed in the receptacles provided.
- Area must be free of litter at all times.
Displays of Affection
Public display of behavior such as kissing, embracing, holding hands or other indiscreet behavior violates the norms of good taste and, as such, is unacceptable. Consequences will follow for such inappropriate public displays.
No form of initiation is allowed.
No learner shall in any manner bring the name of the School into disrepute.
- Behavior on buses and in public places must be such that no inconvenience is caused to others. The Centre has the right to act when his/her behavior is such that it will bring the Centre’s name into disrepute.
- This will also apply when learners are not in uniform, but are in school parties or groups where they may be readily identified as pupils of the Centre.
- The Centre reserves the right to act against learners who attend private parties or gatherings and by their behavior bring the Centre’s name into disrepute.
- Appropriate action will be taken in the case of conduct that discredits the Centre in the eyes of the community and greater community.
Health and Safety: General Duties of Learners
Every pupil shall:
- Take reasonable care for the health and safety of himself and of other persons who may be affected by his acts or omissions;
- Not obstruct any staff member in the carrying out of their duties;
- Carry out any lawful order given to him, and obey the health and safety rules and procedures laid down by the Principal or by anyone authorized thereto by the Principal, in the interest of health or safety;
- If any situation which is unsafe or unhealthy comes to his attention, as soon as possible report such situation to the Principal or to a member of staff, as the case may be, who shall report it within twenty-four hours;
- If he is involved in any incident which may affect his health or which has caused an injury to himself, report such incident to the Principal or to a member of staff as soon as possible, but not later than the end of the particular day during which the incident occurred, unless the circumstances were such that the reporting of the incident was not possible, in which case he shall report the incident within twenty-four hours;
- Not intentionally or recklessly interfere with or misuse anything that is provided in the interest of health or safety e.g. fire extinguishers.
- All learners need to be aware of all uneven surfaces, drain coverings and wet floors;
- If learners encounter a stranger on the school grounds during the Centre hours, they must notify staff member immediately.
(Note: All masculine pronouns are applicable togirls as well. No gender discrimination is intended.)
Pupils are expected to listen attentively to all announcements and respond appropriately.
Being in possession of or discharging fireworks on the school premises is prohibited.