Discipline

BPS DISCIPLINE – code of conduct:
DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURE

2016 

We aim to ensure firm but fair discipline with dignity. We believe that positive discipline and encouragement can often reap better rewards and motivation than punishment. Children have rights, but also responsibilities. If they do not act responsibly and respect the rights of others, the consequences will be disciplinary action. Please discuss this with your children.

Many positive discipline strategies and reward systems are also in place and we trust that your children will benefit from these rewards during the year. We trust that we can rely on our supportive parent body to help us instil good discipline at Bergvliet Primary School.

      Each class to draft own Class Code of Conduct and Expectations for the Year

 DAILY DISCIPLINE SYSTEM

1)      Grades R-2:

  • At intake Grade R parent’s to receive a list of expectations, e.g. to be able to sit and listen to a story.

If learner fails to meet expected behaviour and work ethic:

   Learner receives first verbal warning form (white).

   Learner receives second warning form (yellow) if behaviour continues.

   Teacher fills in meeting request form (orange) calls or e-mails the parent

   If behaviour persists-move to mentor system (red).

   Break Detention

2)      Grades 3-7

HOMEWORK AND BEHAVIOUR WILL USE THE SAME SLIPS, BUT WILL RUN AS TWO SEPARATE DISCIPLINARY INTERVENTION SYSTEMS
(1st Warning – WHITE: 2nd Warning Yellow: 3rd Warning = Detention – Red)

HOMEWORK:

   Learner receives first verbal warning form (white).

   Learner receives second warning form (yellow) if inconsistent work habits continue

   Teacher fills in meeting request form (orange) or calls/ e-mails the parent.

   Phone call or meeting with parents needs to take place. (They are to be informed of next      steps if this continues).

   If poor work ethic/homework persists-Learner receives third warning – receives red slip    which results in a Friday afternoon Detention.

BERGVLIET PRIMARY SCHOOL
BEHAVIOUR SLIP – 1st WRITTEN WARNING

Dear Parents
We aim to ensure firm, but fair discipline with dignity. We believe that positive discipline and encouragement can often reap better rewards and motivation than punishment. Children have rights, but also responsibilities. If they do not act responsibly and respect the rights of others, the consequences will be disciplinary action. Please discuss this with your child(ren).
Many positive discipline strategies and reward systems are also in place and we trust that your children will benefit and grow from these rewards during the year. We trust that we can rely on our supportive parent body to help us instil and maintain exemplary discipline at Bergvliet Primary School.

NAME OF LEARNER:  
DATE OF OFFENCE:  
CLASS:  

Your child’s behaviour has required intervention by the teacher as indicated in the details below. Kindly discuss this with your child.

BPS CODE OF CONDUCT OFFENCES
Bullying  
Disrespectful to teachers and peers  
Disrespectful to visitors  
Disrespectful to peers  
Inappropriate language (written or spoken)  
Inappropriate behaviour:  
Inappropriate classroom conduct:  
Littering  
Vandalism of school property  
Wearing incorrect school uniform  
Arriving late for class or lines  
Possession of a cellphone on school premises  without permission  

 

Other Offence as per Code of Conduct:
 
 
 

Should the behaviour not improve after teacher and parent intervention, the learner could be placed in Friday Detention as communicated by the teacher:
Please visit the school website for the comprehensive BPS Code of Conduct.

____________________________                                     ___________________________

Teacher’s Signature                                                                        Parent’s Signature

 BEHAVIOUR:

   Learner receives first verbal warning form (white).

   Learner receives second warning form (yellow) if behaviour continues.

   Teacher fills in meeting request form (orange) or calls the parent.

   Phone call or meeting with parents needs to take place. (They are to be informed of next steps if this continues).

   If behaviour persists-Learner receives third warning – receives red slip which results in a Friday afternoon Detention.

   If behaviour shows no sign of improvement after child has met with Grade Head; Phase Head; Deputy Principal, Principal’s intervention may be required.

 In all cases, Educator’s discretion is required.

  • Please be consistent – treat everybody the same (4 C’s – Care, Concern, Consistency & Counselling)

Detention will include: The learner to do a reflection on behaviour and will follow a programme from the whiteboard which has been selected by relevant educators to address his/her problem area.

FOR ALL GRADES:  Children who commit minor infringements, e.g. homework not done, talking in class, may be put outside the staffroom for the first half of break. No more than 3 learners from one class at any break.

PEER MEDIATION:

At break the teachers on break duty will deal with problem areas. There will also be peer mediators, learners who have received training in conflict resolution to deal with minor disagreements.

POSITIVE BEHAVIOUR/WORK:

*We will continue to use the Green slips to reward learners in the classroom for good behaviour/work.

*Outstanding work and behaviour is rewarded by the awarding of merit certificates at assembly, awarded by the principal.

DETENTION: (RED SLIPS)

WHAT WARRANTS DETENTION?

  Fighting

   Bullying

   Inappropriate language (written or spoken)

   Inappropriate behaviour

   Homework not done on THREE occasions

   Vandalism of School and other Property

   Stealing: Cheating in a test

   Leaving the classroom or school premises without permission

   Not bringing Phys Ed Togs – Third offence

   Bringing school’s name into disrepute

SERIOUS BREACHES OF THE BERGVLIET PRIMARY CODE OF CONDUCT:

   Hate Speech

   Bringing school’s name into disrepute

   Possession of dangerous weapons

   Smoking prohibited substances according to the SA law

   Possession of Alcohol & Drugs

   Sexual Harassment

   Physical Violence

   Repeated Bullying

All of the above could lead to suspension and expulsion from Bergvliet Primary School.

Formal written warnings will accompany the above offences.

Learner and Parents would have to attend a hearing with the BPS SGB Disciplinary Committee.

 

TEACHERS ROLE (Own Class):

   Record offence in Discipline Book.

   Detention names to co-ordinators by Thursday for Friday Detention (Dates as per term planner)

   Names to be accompanied by Type and Nature of offence.

   Parents will be notified with Red Behaviour Slip

   Behaviour Slip: tick nature of offence and Date of detention to be specified.

   Disciplinary Committee – to keep a regular register in order to monitor and assist with class
discipline.

PARENTS’ ROLE:

Work with and support the School Code of Conduct

Encourage positive behaviour.

Sign and return the Behaviour and Homework Slips.

 

 

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