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Rules are not invented by teachers just to torment pupils or to make life miserable ... a little common sense will show that they are there to safeguard.... therefore we expect:

1. That children come to school every day and arrive on time. This means:

That children attend school everyday unless it is absolutely unavoidable;
That if children miss school they bring in a note or a Doctor’s Certificate;
That if children must leave school during the day, they are collected by parents;
That if children are unavoidably late, they bring in a note;
That children arrive on time (are seated in their classroom when bell is sounded at 9.00 a.m.) and not delay and respond promptly to the bell ending break times.
That children in infants are collected at 1.30 p.m. when school ends for them;

Because:
Time missed is hard to make up;
The school is entitled to an explanation;
The school is responsible for each child during the day;
Out of courtesy
It wastes the child’s time, the teacher’s time and class time.
It enables the infants’ teachers to do other duties and frees the infant classrooms for classes that need to be split.

2. That children do their best to work both in class and at their homework. This means:
That children listen to their teachers;
That they don’t disturb the class;
That children do their homework each night, written or oral;
That children always use their homework journal to take down their homework;

Because:
The teacher is only trying to help the children;
It is unfair to others who wish to learn;
It is a necessary back-up to the work done in class;
It helps the child to remember what he/she has to do;

3. That children come in properly prepared. This means:
That children have the proper pens, books and copies;
That children carry them in a schoolbag;
That children bring in any special equipment/clothing needed.

Because:
It only wastes time if children haven’t got them;
It prevents loss and keeps books from becoming tattered;
It is impossible to do the subject without them.

4. That children come to school in complete uniform, clean and tidy (maroon jumper/cardigan and grey skirt/pinafore/trousers and maroon tie, blue shirt/blouse, grey socks, special tracksuits on PE days, indoor slippers) This means:
That children don’t drag in mud or dirt;
That children wear suitable clothing in changeable weather;
That coats, bags, jumpers etc are clearly labelled.

Because:
It prevents dirtying the school;
It means not sitting in wet clothes or missing class;
It prevents articles being lost or mislaid.

5. That children have respect and consideration for other students. This means:
Being helpful and treating others with good manners and respect;
Not picking-on or bullying others;
Not fighting;
That children don’t push and shove their way around;
That children respect other pupil’s property.

Because:
All children in the school are entitled to this;
This causes fear, hurt and misery;
It can cause serious injury;
This too, can lead to accident or injury;
They would expect the same.

6. That children respect the instructions of their teachers. This means:
That children are courteous and respectful to them;
That it applies especially when accompanied by teachers outside the school.

Because:
Everyone is entitled to this;
It makes the outing more enjoyable for all.

7. That children act in a proper manner around the school. This means:
Not smoking;
Walking in an orderly way between rooms along the routes specified;
Waiting quietly in line before entering classrooms;
Playing in the area allocated;

Because:
It is unhealthy, dangerous and illegal;
It avoids confusion and accident;
It is safer and helps with supervision.
It is safer and helps with supervision.

8. That children are tidy and careful with school property. This means:
That they don’t break, damage or deface school property;
When using equipment or books, returning them tidily after the class;
Taking pride in the appearance of the school and avoiding litter.
That glass containers are not brought in to school.

Because:
Others have to use it and it is expensive;
To facilitate other users;
No one likes messy surroundings;
It prevents nasty accidents from happening.