Code of Conduct

 

Be-Attitudes

Standards by which to Live

The purpose of our School Code of Conduct is…

  • To provide a core of common values, such as Respect for self, others and the Environment, Integrity, Honesty, Good manners Tolerance and Accountability according to which all within the MJS community are expected to abide by.
  • To provide guidance regarding the schools expectations of its learners.
  • To promote self-discipline as a means of achieving exemplary conduct.
  • To provide appropriate corrective measures aimed at rectifying behaviour that is contrary to the code.

 

Key

TI Teacher Intervention (Class, LA, Sport)
PI Parent Intervention
LREF Learner Reflection
PW Progressive Warning
B/DT& CS Break Detention / Com Service
DT Detention
P/DT & CS Principal’s Detention / Community Serv
DCOM Disciplinary Committee
TO Time Out
S Suspension

 

 BE SMART

LEVEL 1

LEVEL 2

LEVEL 3

I will ensure that my uniform is always correct, clean, neat, tidy and fits properly

TI / PI / LREF

PW

DT/CS

I will wear the correct sports uniform for Circuit Sports; matches and practices.

TI / PI

PW

DT/ TO

I will only wear my Sports Uniform for Circuit Sports and Phys Ed days

TI / PI

PW

DT

I will not bring to school, nor chew gum in uniform or at any school functions

TI / LREF

DT

DT / CS

I will wear my full school or sports uniform on an outing, unless otherwise instructed by an Educator.

TI /PI

TO

I will wear one pair of sleepers or studs if I am a girl. Boys may not wear earrings to school or at any school function. Any other jewellery worn must reflect a medical condition

TI – Item removed

DT removed

DT / CS

I will respect my own uniform and that of others at all times

TI / PI

PW

DT / CS

I will not wear clothing that is not part of my uniform

TI – Item removed

PW / PI

DT

I will ensure that my school bag is free of graffiti and is worn correctly on my back

TI / PI – Item removed

DT

DT / CS

I will not wear make up and nail polish to school at any time

TI / PI –removed

DT – removed

DT / CS removed

I will wear appropriate civvies when allowed. I will not wear clothing with hate speech or derogatory slogans; WWE t-shirts; will not wear mini skirt, crop tops, spaghetti straps, hot pants or revealing clothing which shows part of my anatomy

TI / PI – Item removed

DT
Item removed

DT / CS

I will not wear religious or traditional attire as part of my uniform

TI / PI – Item removed

I will keep my hair neat and will not come to school with fashionable haircuts, dreadlocks, symbols shaved into my head and hair touching my eyebrow, ears or collar.

TI / PI hair corrected by next day

B/DT    hair corrected by next day

DT / CS hair corrected by next day

I will not dye my hair, have it colour-rinsed or wear gel when in school uniform

TI / PI hair corrected by next day

B/DT    hair corrected by next day

DT / CS hair corrected by next day

I will keep my books neat and smart at all times. I will cover my books as per instruction from my teachers.

TI / PI  corrected by next day

B/DT     corrected by next day

DT / CS corrected by next day

 

BE RESPECTFUL

LEVEL 1

LEVEL 2

LEVEL 3

It is rude to speak while others are talking

TI / LREF

PW / BDT

DT

I will not use language (verbal or demonstrated) that is unacceptable

TI / PI / LREF

PW

DT

I will be respectful, polite and courteous to all, expecting them to be the same to me

TI / PI / LREF

PW

DT

I will respect the will and right of others to learn

TI / PI / LREF

PW / TO

DT – TO – S

I will respect the toilet privacy of others

TI / PI / LREF

PW / B/DT/CS

DT / CS

I will respect the school property and property of others

TI / PI / LREF

PW / B/DT/CS

PW / B/DT/CS/S

I will respect information which is confidential and not share it with other learners

TI / PI / LREF

PW

DT

I will respect the diversity of others; their beliefs, religion, language, culture and race

TI / PI / LREF

PW / DT

P/DT / CS

I will not touch or speak to anyone in a way which is perceived to be inappropriate

TI / PI / LREF

PW / PI / DT / TO

P/DT / CS / S

I will use appropriate and polite language when I speak to all my teachers, fellow learners, adults and visitors at all times.

TI / PI / LREF

PW / PI / DT / TO

P/DT / CS / S

I will not use or write hate speech at any given time.

TI / PI / LREF

PW / PI / DT / TO

P/DT / CS / S

I will respect my own rights to education, my privileges and the rights of others to learn.

TI / PI / LREF

PW / PI / DT / TO

P/DT / CS / S

I will have self respect

TI / PI / LREF

PW / PI / DT / TO

P/DT / CS / S

I will respect my elders

TI / PI / LREF

PW / PI / DT / TO

P/DT / CS / S

 

BE SAFE

LEVEL 1

LEVEL 2

LEVEL 3

I will not carry use or distribute substances which are unacceptable because of my age and which are prohibited by the laws of our country and its Constitution

REMOVE / DCOM/ PI

TO / DCOM LIFELINE PROG

DCOM /S

LIFELINE PROG

I will not bring or allow others to bring dangerous objects or weapons to school or have them at any school event

REMOVE / DCOM/ PI

TO / DCOM

DCOM /S

I will not bring a cellphone to school; use it in public; or in transit to and from school.

REMOVE 1 WEEK

REMOVE 1 MONTH

REMOVE 1 TERM

I will bring a letter if I need to use my cellphone in case of an emergency. I will hand it in at the office in the morning and collect it in the afternoon.

REMOVE
1 WEEK

REMOVE
1 MONTH

REMOVE
1 TERM

I will ensure that my behaviour will not endangermyself or others

TI / PI

PW / TO

DT / DCOM

I will not allow bullying of myself or others

TI / PI / LREF

PW / PI / B/DT / TO

P/DT / CS / S

I respect the safety of others in the playground

TI / PI / LREF

PW / PI / B/DT / TO

P/DT / CS / S

I will walk in the passages and stairs

TI / LREF

PW

DT

I will not create or be part of any disturbances in the passages

TI / LREF

PW

DT

I will not eat or drink in the passages without permission

TI / LREF

PW

DT

I will not enter the building before school or at break times without permission

TI / LREF

PW

DT

I will not deface any school property or the school buildings (Vandalism)

REMOVE / CS

TI/PI

REMOVE / CS

TI/PI

DCOM/TO /S

I will behave appropriately in the hall – no running, eating or talking during a function

TI / TO LREF

PW

DT

I will always leave any facility I use clean and tidy

TI / LREF

PW / CS

DT / CS

I will exercise appropriate toilet behaviour

TI / LREF

PW / CS

DT / CS

I will respect the teacher/coach at all times

TI / PI

PW / TO

DT / CS

I will behave in a respectable and dignified manner on school outings, outdoor education camps, school and public transport

TI / PI / LREF

TO / LREF

TO / CS

I will practise road safety; when crossing the road and wear a helmet when cycling to school.

LREF

PW

DT / CS

 

BE PREPARED

LEVEL 1

LEVEL 2

LEVEL 3

I will be punctual at all times: arrive at school, class and sports matches on time

TI / PI / LREF

PW

DT

I will complete homework; classwork; tasks and projects timeously, as expected

TI / PI / LREF / PW

PW / BDT

DT

I will arrive at school ready to work with all my necessary books and stationery and Phys Ed clothes

TI / PI / LREF

PW / TO/ PI

TO / PI / DT

I will come to school ready to learn with a good, positive attitude

TI / PI / LREF

PW / TO/ PI

TO / PI / DT

I will bring money to school in an envelope and will be responsible for this until my teacher has receipted it in the receipt book

TI / PI

 TI / PI

 TI / PI

 

BE RESPONSIBLE

LEVEL 1

LEVEL 2

LEVEL 3

I will not copy or use work that is not my own

TI / PI / REDO

B/DT – REDO

NO MARKS

I will not lie, give false excuses or steal – I know that I would want others to be honest with me

TI / PI / LREF

PW / TO/ PI

TO / PI / DT

I will apply and uphold the MJS value system at all times

TI / PI / LREF

PW / PI

DT

I will practise self-control at all times

TI / PI / LREF

PW

DT

I will strive to do my personal best

TI / PI / LREF

 TI / PI / LREF

TI / PI / LREF

I will be honest at schoolwork, as well as on the sports field

TI / PI / LREF

PW / REDO

NO MARKS MISS SPORT MATCH

I will accept consequences of my actions and behaviour.

TI / PI / LREF

PW

DCOM

I will report all changes to my address, contact numbers, emergency numbers, to the office within 48 hours.

PI

 PI

PI

I will show loyalty to and take pride in Muizenberg Junior School

TI / PI

PW / TI

DCOM