Attendance Policy

1. Learner’s Rights & Responsibilities


Learners’ involvement in the educational process is a basic right. Active involvement includes planning and evaluation in an atmosphere of basic mutual respect.
  • I have the right to be an individual at school, free from prejudice and discrimination.
  • I have a right to be respected and not physically or emotionally abused.
  • I have the right to express my ideas when appropriate and be part of the development process at school.
  • I have a right to a safe school.
  • I have a right to tell my side of the story at the appropriate time.
  • I have a right to know the school rules.

Learners have a responsibility to conduct themselves in a manner that does not violate the rights of other people. They share with teachers, administrators and support staff the responsibility of developing a climate within the school that is conducive to productive learning and living.
  • I have a responsibility to be thoughtful, respectful and courteous to others.
  • I have a responsibility to take care of property.
  • I have a responsibility to practice good personal hygiene.
  • I have a responsibility to come to school daily on time.
  • I have a responsibility to enter classrooms in an orderly way and to settle down to work immediately.
  • I have a responsibility to bring all necessary books, materials and equipment to class.
  • I have a responsibility to complete and hand in work by the due time.
  • I have a responsibility to listen with courtesy to the views of others.
  • I have a responsibility to allow others to work without being disturbed.
  • I have a responsibility to know and follow the school rules.
  • I have a responsibility to accept just and appropriate consequences if responsibilities are not fulfilled.
  • I have a responsibility to refrain from cheating

2. Child Protection Policy

KiS administration and teaching staff:
  • Establish a safe environment in which children can learn and develop
  • Establish and maintain an environment where children feel secure, are encouraged to talk, and are listened to
  • Ensure children know that there are adults in the school whom they can approach if they are worried
  • Include opportunities in the personal and social education (PSE) curriculum for children to develop the skills they need to recognize and stay safe from all forms of abuse
  • Ensure all staff and volunteers understand their responsibilities in being alert to the signs of abuse and responsibility for referring all concerns to the school councilor
  • Ensure that parents have an understanding of the responsibilities placed on the school staff for child protection by setting out its obligations on the school web page
  • Keep written records of concerns about children, even where there is no need to refer the matter immediately
  • Ensure all records are kept securely; separate from the main learner file, in locked locations
  • Maintain a positive, supportive and secure environment which gives Learners a sense of being valued
  • Ensure that learners know that some behavior is unacceptable but they are valued and not to be blamed for any abuse which has occurred

3. Bus Rules

  • Learners should not open or hang out of the windows.
  • Learners cannot initiate or participate in political conversations.
  • Spitting, excessive noise, and littering are not allowed on bus.
  • Learners cannot leave their seats or stand without permission.
  • Learners should obey the driver and/or the bus supervisor.
  • Seat belts should be used at all times.
  • Learners should speak quietly not to distract the driver.
  • Only water, sandwiches, and fruits are allowed.
  • Use of offensive language and/or physical abuse is not tolerated.
  • Learners may only leave the bus at their designated stop, unless permission is obtained from administration.
  • Learners should always be on time. The bus should not be kept waiting either after school or at the designated stop in the mornings.

4. Use of Office Telephone

Front-desk or Heads of Sections office telephones are available to learners only in case of an emergency.

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