Basic Code of Conduct

The Islamia College community commits itself to the advancement of learning, personal development and responsible citizenship; a commitment characterised by:

  • being courteous and demonstrating mutual respect for the rights, honour and property of others;
  • demonstrating social awareness coupled with personal and social responsibility;
  • service to others;
  • using resources carefully and wisely;
  • participating fully in a wide range of school activities;
  • discovering and developing personal potential;
  • supporting and encouraging others positively;
  • embracing a lifestyle which promotes good health and well-being;
  • adopting practices which will help to secure a safe and healthy environment for all;
  • honest accountability and personal integrity

Expected Behaviour

  • Respect everyone at School at all times and be courteous in dealing with others. Greeting is one of the first signs of courtesy.
  • Respect your property, the property of others and the facilities availed to you. Never damage or deface anything on campus.
  • Arrive at School on time, be in the class on time and hand in completed work and assignments on time.
  • Dress in accordance with School regulations.
  • Live up to the Core Ethical Values.

SANCTIONS (and Expectations) pertaining to LEARNERS flowing from the CODE OF CONDUCT  

Whilst the majority of students display a fair degree of obedience to school rules and acceptable behaviour, some learners deviate from the expected behaviour or refuse to adhere to school rules. This is a summary of some of the issues relating to the School’s Code of Conduct that we would like to emphasise pertaining to non-compliance by learners

Conduct

Expectation

Sanction

ABSENTEEISM  Parents inform School telephonically, by letter or through a doctors certificate
  •  Parent will be contacted
CELLPHONES Not at any time must a cell phone be used in class or during exams. Chatting via social media platforms and texting is not allowed during formal school hours. No unbecoming photos/videos to be taken or stored.
  • Detention.
  • Immediate suspension with the possibility of expulsion
HOMEWORK  Must be done at home or after school. Not to be completed at school.
  • Warning
  • Parents will be contacted
  • Detention
ILLNESS  Inform educator but do not leave school on own accord. Report to Principal School will contact parent.
  •  Verbal warning
LATE ARRIVAL FOR CLASS Students may not go to the tuck-shop during formal teaching time
  • Detention
MISBEHAVIOUR  Any behaviour deemed unacceptable according to Islamic ethos such as intimacy between students, any activity bordering on sexual engagement in any way (such as kissing or fondling) will receive serious attention. Suspension or immediate expulsion determined by extent of evidence presented.
  •  Suspension
  • Immediate expulsion determined by extent of evidence presented
PERSISTENT LATE COMING TO SCHOOL   Letter from Parent
  • Detention 
SMOKING  Not allowed and more so on School property, or while in school uniform or at School functions
  •  Immediate 3-day suspension
  • Possibility of expulsion
POSSESSION OF DRUGS / WEAPONS  Criminal Offence
  • Suspension
  • Criminal Proceedings
THEFT Criminal Offence 
  • Suspension
  • Criminal Proceedings
BULLYING  Incident investigated and recorded
  • Parent Contacted
  • Suspension
  • Criminal Proceedings
TRUANCY  Students are not allowed to leave School without the permission of the Principal
  •  3 Day Suspension
UNIFORM  Conform to School Uniform
  •  Verbal Warning
  • Parents contacted to fetch student
VANDALISM  Do not deface, damage school property
  •  Pay for damages incurred
  • Suspension
  • Expulsion

 

ANTI-BULLYING POLICY

Statement of Intent

Islamia is committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all of our students and staff so that learning and teaching could be facilitated in a relaxed and secure atmosphere. Bullying or harassment, like other forms of aggressive and violent behaviours, interferes with both a school’s ability to educate its students and a student’s ability to learn. All administrators, faculty, staff, parents, volunteers, and students are expected not to tolerate bullying and harassment and to demonstrate behaviour that is respectful and civil. 

It is especially important for adults to model these behaviors (even when disciplining) in order to provide positive examples for student behavior. Bullying of any kind is unacceptable at our School.  If bullying does occur, pupils and staff have the responsibility of reporting this to the Principal immediately. 

Bullying Defined                                                                                                                                      

Bullying is the use of aggression with the intention of hurting another person. Bullying results in pain and distress to the victim.

 

Bullying can be…

  • Emotional: being unfriendly, excluding, tormenting (e.g. hiding books, threatening gestures)
  • Physical: gestures, pushing, kicking, hitting or any use of violence
  • Racist: racial taunts, cultural or religious slurs
  • Sexual: unwanted physical contact or sexually abusive comments or derogatory remarks pertaining to the issue of a person’s sexuality
  • Verbal: name-calling, sarcasm, spreading rumours, teasing
  • Cyber:
    • All areas of internet, such as email & internet chat room misuse                                      
    • Mobile threats by text messaging & calls
    • Misuse of associated technology, i.e. camera & video facilities

Why is it Important to Respond to Bullying?

Bullying hurts. No one deserves to be a victim of bullying.  Everybody has the right to be treated with respect.  Pupils who are bullying need to learn different ways of behaving. Schools have a responsibility to respond promptly and effectively to issues of bullying.

Objectives of Bullying Policy

All managers, teaching and non-teaching staff, students and parents should have an understanding of what bullying is; know what the school policy is on bullying, and must follow it when bullying is reported; just as all pupils and parents should know what the school policy is on bullying, and what they should do if bullying arises.

As a School we take bullying seriously. Students and parents should be assured that they will be supported when bullying is reported.

Bullying will not be tolerated and bullies will be dealt with.

Procedure to Report Bullying

  • Report bullying incidents to staff
  • In cases of serious bullying, the incidents will be recorded by staff
  • In serious cases parents should be informed and will be asked to come in to a meeting to discuss the problem
  • If necessary and appropriate, police will be consulted
  • The bullying behaviour or threats of bullying must be investigated and the bullying stopped quickly
  • Attempts will be made to help the bully (bullies) change their behaviour

Outcomes

  • The bully (bullies) may be asked to genuinely apologise. Other consequences may take place
  • In serious cases, suspension or even expulsion will be considered
  • If possible, the pupils will be reconciled
  • After the incident(s) have been investigated and dealt with, each case will be monitored to ensure repeated bullying does not take place.