General Rules

General rules of conduct and discipline

Whenever individuals live together, discipline is necessary and, this is especially true of an educational institution. This discipline is formative, not repressive; it helps the student to develop self – control, which is the essence for a well-ordered and successful life. Therefore, the school requires of its students to conform to certain regulations aimed at the growth of the entire school and more so for the individual student.

  1. It is compulsory for all the students to speak in English within the school campus.
  2. Students are expected to comply strictly with the instructions relating to the language skills and activities which are intended to motivate them to speak in English.
  3. Every student shall carry with him/her the school diary daily.
  4. The warning bell before class is signal for all to go to their respective class rooms. This should be done in silence
  5. All pupils are expected to be present at the assembly. While marching to the assembly ground and returning to the class rooms they should observe silence. Late commers should get permission from the Principal/Vice Principal before entering the class.
  6. Attendance is taken at the beginning of both the sessions in the morning and afternoon.
  7. No child is permitted to leave the school premises without the permission granted by the Principal/Vice Principal and that too on the written request of the parents in the hand book.
  8. Students are expected to show respect to all the members of the staff. They should stand up and greet the teachers when they enter and leave the class room
  9. Students are expected to show gentleness and courtesy to their companions. Refinement should distinguish every pupil of this school.
  10. All should be habitually clean and neatly dressed. The school uniform is to be worn on all school days. A student who is slovenly dressed may not be permitted into the class room or may even be sent home.
  11. Pupils are not expected to keep or read, books, newspapers, periodicals and other items which may be considered objectionable.
  12. The Principal has the right to confiscate from the pupils, books newspapers, periodicals and other items which may be considered objectionable.
  13. Money should not be lent or borrowed nor should articles be exchanged among the students.
  14. No collection of money for any purpose whatsoever is to be made and no meeting ‘demonstration’ party or picnic be held without the prior permission of the principal
  15. Parents’ visit to the members of the staff and any gathering arranged in their honour also requires the prior sanction of the Principal.
  16. Any pupil desiring to be exempted from P.T. or games must produce a doctor’s certificate to the effect that he/she is physically unfit to take part in them.
  17. Proper care should be taken of the school property and pupils should not scratch or spoil desks or chairs or damage any school furniture, write or draw anything on the wall or any way damage things belonging to others, Damage done, even by accident, should be reported at once to the class teacher or to the Principal. Any damage done will be made good by the one who has done it. In the absence of this common fine will be charged from all the pupils of the class or classes. Any one who sees something damaged should report the matter to the Principal even if he/she does not know who has done it. No pupil should bring razor blades, or any sharp instrument to school.
  18. All letters and correspondences addressed to students are subject to scrutiny by the Principal.
  19. The school is not responsible for articles or money lost. It is not advisable to wear any kind of ornaments except simple ear-studs by girls. Pupils below class V should not wear wrist watches in the school. No student shall apply nail polish or polish of any kind on the body.
  20. Running, playing, shouting and whistling inside the school buildings are not permitted.
  21. Parents/Guardians are not permitted to walk into class rooms or meet teachers during the class hours.
  22. The name of the class and the section of the pupil should be clearly marked on all his/her belongings.
  23. Students should move in line towards the water taps for washing hands at lunch time and intervals.
  24. Students should behave in a refined manner. Wherever they go, they should always remember, that the school is judged by their conduct. They should always greet their teachers, elders and friends in pleasant and audible tone of voice, whenever they meet them in the school or outside.
  25. Cycle must be locked and kept only at the cycle stand. No vehicle should be driven in to the school campus. While entering or leaving the school gate, one must walk in and walk out.
  26. Students who come to school, escorted by servants, should not leave the school before the servant arrives. In case of any delay, it should be reported to the school office.
  27. Those who go home by themselves should reach home straight without loitering on the way. Students are warned not to buy anything especially eatables from street vendors. The school canteen supplies the required eatables for students from class V onwards
  28. Enrolment in St. John’s School implies on the part of Pupils and Parents willingness to comply with the requirements and regulations of the school.
  29. The Principal has the right to suspend or order for the withdrawal of any pupil, without having to state any reason provided that the Principal is satisfied that such a step is necessary in the interest of the school.
  30. “All lasting education first begins at home”. Parents are requested to check the diaries of the children at least once a week and ensure that instructions are being followed by their children properly.
  31. Use of Pan Masala, chewing gum, tattooing etc. are strictly prohibited.
  32. Mobile Phones are not permitted in the school. If any mobile phones are found with pupils, they will be confiscated. Similarly pupils must not bring CD s, pen-drive, memory cards, i-pods etc to the school.
  33. In emergency cases, the students can use phone from the reception with prior permission from the authorities of the school.
  34. Violation of these rules will invite penalties