Key Stage 1

Year 1 & Year 2

Attendance:

Punctual and regular attendance is important for being successful in school and later on in the work field.

Parents are strongly urged not to schedule medical appointments during the school day. Along with calling the school on the day their son/daughter is absent, parents are also asked to send a note with their child explaining absence, tardiness or early dismissals.

Truancy:

Truancy is defined as an absence from school or class without permission.

All truancies are recorded as unexcused absence.

Excused Absences:

  • Absence due to chronic health conditions or illness documented by a doctor.
  • A doctor's note will be required immediately upon return to school.
  • Death in the family or any sudden emergency.
  • Legal matters – courts. etc.

When the student returns to school the teachers make necessary effort to ensure that the student catches up with the missed work.

Unexcused Absences:

An unexcused absence is an absence without parental and/or administration permission.

Dismissals:

The only grounds for student dismissal are medical, funeral and/or extenuating family circumstances. Students who need to be dismissed because of illness must see the school doctor who will, if appropriate, contact his/her parents for dismissal approval. In the event that a student has a medical appointment, parents must send a note to the School Administration office prior to the start of that school day.

Participation in School Activities/Trips:

All students must attend a full day of school on the day of a school event or trip; otherwise it will be considered an absence.

Discipline:

The objective of the School Discipline Policy is to establish a safe and positive learning environment which increases student responsibility, confidence and learning.

Key Stage One Discipline Policy:

The following are MAJESTY Students Conduct Expectations:

  1. Listen to each other.
  2. Hands are for helping not hurting.
  3. We care about each other’s feelings.
  4. We are responsible for what we say and do.
  5. Conduct yourself in a safe, respectful and orderly manner.
  6. Respect the rights of others, school materials and environment.
  7. Keep your hands, feet and objects to yourself.
  8. Raise your hand and wait to be called upon.
  9. Ask permission to go to the toilet.

Teacher intervention

If expectations are not met, the teacher may select to use the following consequences to encourage positive behaviour.

  • Warning; verbal then written.
  • Time out: removal from class issue or activity.
  • Loss of 10 minutes of break time.
  • Loss of full break time.
  • Note to parent.
  • Phone call to parent.
  • Teacher/teachers request for a parent meeting.
  • Administrative referral to School Managing Director.
  • Teacher creates individual behaviour plan.
  • Referral to Social Specialist/ School Psychologist.

Cell phones (mobiles):

  • Students are prohibited from bringing cell phones (or any similar devices; tablets..etc)to school without a written permission from the school administration. In the event of such an exception cell phones must be turned off and stored away during the school day.
  • Student use of cameras or the camera/video is strictly forbidden.
  • The school is not responsible for the loss, theft, damage or vandalism to students’ device.
  • If a student violates any of above regulations the device will be confiscated and its contents will be reviewed.
  • In the event of a first-time violation of the aforementioned, device will be handed to student at the end of the school day. If repeated the device is confiscated till the end of the trimester and to be collected by the parent.

Administrative Intervention:

If expectations are not met, the School Managing Director will issue:

Warning (oral+ writing), requests for parent meetings, referrals to behavioural consultation and establish behaviour academic future plans