RULES, REGULATIONS AND PROCEDURES OF THE SCHOOL
OAKWOOD School does not believe in Corporal punishments. We endeavor to instill a sense of self discipline in the children and in this respect we have evolved a code of conduct relating to people, work and school environment. Violation or disregard of school rules or any misbehavior of any kind will result in suspension or expulsion. Discipline is imperative in the interest of both the student and the school
The School Discipline Council: is headed by the Principal. The council includes school director, Administrator Officer, teachers, parents. The Council meets on a monthly basis, or at other times when the chairperson deems it necessary
Important Information For Parents
• Parents are requested to read the contents of the school Dairy carefully and in the interest of the child abide by the rules & regulations laid down by the school.
• Kindly ensure that all the details in the School Dairy are completed.
• Any urgent message may be communicated at the school reception telephonically. Phone calls from parents for any teacher or student during the school hours will not be entertained.
• Parents are requested to sign the reports, test papers, teacher’s remarks in the notebooks/school almanac so that they are abreast with the progress of their child. They are also requested to visit the teachers whenever called or on PTMs and orientation programmes.
• Please do not send your child to school if he/she is feeling unwell. A proper application or Medical Leave must be submitted in writing by the parents.
• Apart from the training given by the school, students are expected to devote some time regularly at home. Supervision of the same should be arranged.
• Parents should carry out their responsibilities as joint educators in instilling in their children respect and strict adherence to all school rules.
• The safety and security of our students is the prime concern and responsibility of the school and the schools will take all steps to ensure the same. However, there are certain unforeseen incidents which are beyond the reasonable control of the school when students take part inanyindoor and outdoor activities including all Sports, Tracking, Excursions, Camping etc. or any other activity that is usually conducted by the school as a part of learning and if some untoward incident occurs for that the onus will not rest with the school alone.
Our Expectations From Parents And Guardians
Parents must realize that school is a second home for children. They need all the considerations in their favor by way of safety and security, love and co-curricular work. It is from this point of view that we expect parents and guardians to follow the norms, given below, extremely meticulously.
1. Parents are expected to go through the school calendar carefully and make a note of important dates and events, especially parent-teacher meetings, tests and examinations. We expect the parents to come in large numbers and meet the concerned teachers to discuss not only the academic progress but also other areas of personality development like attitude, aptitude, confidence building etc.
2. Parents and guardians must immediately inform the school in case there is a change in their address and/or telephone number. The parents MUST notify the changed number in writing within 3 days.
3. Parents may please see that their child adheres to the school uniform strictly. Children accompanying their parents during PTM days must also come in school uniform.
4.Parents/Guardians are not permitted to enter class rooms to meet their children or to seek unscheduled interviews with teachers during school hours. Prior appointment for meeting the staff must necessarily be taken through appointments
5. In case of emergency, parents/guardians must meet the Principal/ Headmistress and adopt a course of action in consultation with them.
6. No Strangers Are Allowed To Meet Children.
7. Once the child has come to the school, parents and guardians are not permitted to take him/her back home during the school hours unless there is a major emergency. In such cases, the permission of the Principal/Headmistress is mandatory.
8. Parents and guardians must know that no school teacher is allowed to take private tuitions. As such, they should not press
the teachers of this school to accept private tuition work for their wards. The Principal’s helpline may be used to inform any irregularity in this regard.
9. Any communication that parents wish to make with the school must be addressed to the Principal/Headmistress of the respective wing only and not to the class teachers.
10. Last but not the least, we expect parents and guardians to be cordial and polite with the staff of the school even in the most taxing situations.
Discipline is the law of nature. Without it, nothing works. Inculcating discipline amongst children is the most significant aspect of education and is not confined to school alone. Parents, too, must co-operate with the school in observing these norms:
1. Irregular attendance, unjustified or unexplained absence from school, habitual late coming, leaving the school premises without permission, disobedience and any type of unruly and objectionable behavior are considered to be grave acts of indiscipline on the part of a student which can lead to his/her expulsion from the school.
2. The school uniform, only in prescribed school colour, should be immaculate, clean and smart, and should be worn on all working days and functions. Actions will be taken against students who are habitually improperly dressed.
3. Students on their way to and from the school are expected to conduct themselves in a responsible manner. Being on the road in any mode of transport entails caution, care and attention to safety rules.
4. Students are expected to take proper care of the school property. It is for their convenience. They should not break any item of furniture and fixtures within the school.They should not write, scratch or engrave graffiti on desks, chairs and other surfaces.
5. They should not damage or remove things belonging to other students.
6. Damage done even by accident must be reported at once to the Principal/Class Teacher. Anyone who notices something damaged must report the matter to any of the personnel mentioned above.
7. If a student causing damage to the school property is identified, he/she will be charged with a fine.
8. In the event of collective damage to school property in a classroom, the entire class occupying that classroom will have to bear the cost of damages.
9. The school is not to be held responsible for the loss of personal belongings. It is not advisable for students to bring valuables to the school.
10. While using staircases and corridors, all must keep to the left. Loitering in the lobby and the office areas is strictly forbidden even during recess.
11. At the end of each terminal examination, all students are issued their report cards which are to be signed by their parents/guardians within three days of the receipt of the card and then returned to the school.
12.It is compulsory for all students to attend the assembly.
13. All our students should observe high standards in their general get up, deportment and conduct.
14. Use of foul, unparliamentarily language is a punishable offence.
15. In order to acquire competency in spoken English, all students must converse in English while they are in school.
16. Using unfair means in a test or examination is a grave offence. A student who is found using unfair means will be awarded zero in the subject and will be issued a strict warning. Repetition of the same offence will result in his/her expulsion from the school.
17. Students are not permitted to carry cellular phones or video games. If a student brings a mobile phone to the school, it will be confiscated for a period of six months and a fine of Rs 2000 will be imposed.
18. Misbehavior inside the school premises or in the school conveyance may also lead to disciplinary action against the concerned student. Objectionable behavior, use of abusive language, discourtesy and disrespect to the teachers, disobedience and irregular attendance will also lead to strict disciplinary action.
19. Under no circumstances will crackers, fireworks, firearms and any other inflammable material be permitted in school. A student indulging in any act of indiscipline could be given severe punishment, as severe as suspension from the school.
20. Bunking classes or school is strictly prohibited.
21. Retribution Card: In order to maintain discipline in the school, the system of retribution cards is followed. Any of the below mentioned misbehavior or indiscipline can lead to the student being given a retribution card. The card is issued to the student in the presence of the parent. It will be issued by the class teacher for a period of 3 days and signed by the Principal. The card will be returned to the class teacher on the 4th working day. 3 retribution cards will lead to one yellow card.
• Using abusive language
• Writing / scribbling on uniform/ furniture
• Carrying costly articles (like expensive watches, fountain pens, Cameras, jewelry, electronic gadgets)
• Linking names and spreading rumors
• Bullying others
• Constantly interrupting the teaching process and indulging in rude and Unacceptable behavior in the class and school premises
Yellow Card: Any of the below mentioned misbehavior or indiscipline can lead to the student being given a yellow card. It will be issued for a period of 5 days and signed by the Principal.
• 3 retribution cards will lead to one yellow card
• Disfiguring or damaging school property
• Bunking classes
• Bringing a cell phone, I pad, I pod, PSP to school
• Use of violence in any form
• Harming / hurting any Person / Property / Self
• Damaging, scribbling or tearing pages from library books, text books or exercise books
• Bringing sharp and injury causing articles such as knife, scissors, paper cutters etc.
• Misconduct, indiscipline and misbehavior in school transport
• Using holicolours, bursting crackers will lead to severe penalty in the form of suspension from school
Issue of three yellow cards will lead to immediate suspension for a period of 1 week.3 suspensions will lead to immediate expulsion.
Leave Rules for Students
1. Children are expected to attend school regularly. All students are expected to log in a minimum attendance of 75% of the total working days in the academic session. As such, no leave of absence is granted unless parents/guardians submit an application well in advance on plausible grounds for absence.
2. In case of sickness for any period of time, a Medical Certificate must be attached with the leave application.
3. If an unauthorized absence exceeds a period of 15 days it shall be presumed that the parents are not willing to continue their child’s education and one month notice required for T.C. shall start from the 16th day of such unauthorised absence and charges shall be levied accordingly. If the parents want the child to resume classes it shall be done only with the permission of the school management
4. If the unauthorized absence exceeds a period of 15 days, the name of the absent student is struck off the rolls of the school. A penalty of Rs.5,000/- shall be charged in case the re-joining is granted.
5.Student suffering from infectious diseases such as Chicken Pox, Cholera, Measles, Mumps, Whooping- Cough, Swine Flu and Jaundice must observe the prescribed period of Quarantine, and on returning to school, should produce a fitness certificate permitting him/her to do so.
NORMS RELATING TO WITHDRAWAL OF A STUDENT FROM THE SCHOOL
Withdrawal of a student from the school is necessitated under certain circumstances either in the student’s family or in the school itself. The norms followed in this respect are given below. Parents must read these norms carefully and comply with them.
1. For seeking withdrawal of admission, a student needs to give one month’s notice prior to start of next Quarter; mid Quarter withdrawal is not allowed and will be permitted only in circumstances below mentioned.
2. A student can also be asked, by the school, to be withdrawn on academic or disciplinary grounds including submission of false information to the school at the time of admission. Disciplinary action may even involve expulsion. The Principal’s decision in such matters is final.
3. Misbehavior on the part of parents/guardians with any member of the school staff may also lead to withdrawal of the student from the school.
4. Transfer Certificate (TC) on withdrawal is issued only after all the school dues are cleared by the parents/guardians and the filled form needs to be submitted to Admission Incharge.
Fee Refund policy
1. Only Security will be refunded back.