Code of Behaviour
SCHOOL CODE OF BEHAVIOUR
The School Code of Behaviour has been drawn up by the Board of Management. The code is in accordance with recent education legislation and guidelines. In drawing up the code the Board has consulted the Teaching Staff, the Parents’ Advisory Council and the students. When enrolled as a student of the school, the Parents/Guardians and the student, agree to accept the Code of Behaviour.
Information on Rule 2 (Anti-Bullying Code), Rule 8 (Safety Statement) and Rule 12 (Sanctions Procedures) is available on request.
The Code of Behaviour gives priority to promoting good behaviour
- Arklow CBS encourages commitment and standards of excellence in all school work and extra curricular activities. Students who have the honour to represent the school are expected to attend practices and events consistently.
- Respect must be shown for all staff at all times. Students should also respect each other. Bullying of any sort will always be considered a serious offence.
- Good order and attention are required in class so that students can pursue their right to learn effectively. Students must not talk at will during class or be involved in any other form of disruption.
- Students are required to make their very best effort to present top quality homework. This must be recorded in the ‘Students Journal’, which each student must be in possession of on each school day. Students must get their journals signed each weekend by a Parent/Guardian.
- To prevent disruption and to ensure good learning, students should be punctual for all classes.
- Students should present themselves in a tidy and acceptable way. School Uniform must be worn and consists of grey jumper with school crest, grey slacks, light blue shirt, dark blue tie and black shoes. Wearing additional garments over uniform in class is not acceptable. The wearing of facial jewellery e.g. ear rings, studs, bars, hoops etc is not allowed.
- Physical Education is an essential timetabled part of the curriculum, for which students must be appropriately attired.
- Attention should be paid to the Health and Safety of all in the school community. Cycling in the school grounds is not allowed. Smoking is not permitted and students should not have any substances or items deemed to be unacceptable on the premises, grounds or school outings. Students should not congregate around exits or entrances which should be kept clear at all times.
- Respect should be shown for school property and that of other students. Compensation may be required for offences in this area. Classrooms must be kept tidy, litter bins used and all eating/drinking should be confined to the canteen and grounds.
- The use of mobile phones’ call, text, camera & video facilities is banned during school time (class, corridor etc.), this includes making and receiving calls and text messages. Phones are to be switched off on entering the school. Mobile phones will be confiscated if pupils are found to be in breach of the above policy. The return of confiscated phones will be in accordance with the school policy. Students may use phones in the open areas of the school during recreation time only.
- All absences must be accounted for by note. The reason for the absence must be stated as required by NEWB. If any absence goes over three days, contact should then be made with the school. Mitching will always be considered a serious offence and will be dealt with accordingly.
- The sanctions of the school include extra written work, removal from class, detention and suspension. The school reserves the right to expel/exclude students who will not comply with the behaviour code.
The educational needs of the student whose behaviour is unacceptable will be balanced with the educational needs of other students in the school.
I ____________________________ (Student) and
I ____________________________ (Parent)
agree to comply with the above regulations and to accept the consequences where there is breach of same.
Date : __________________