School Rules

With effects from August 2015-2016

At BAY VIEW HIGH SCHOOL we aim to create a learning community where teachers and students work together to achieve intellectual, personal and social goals. We focus on achievement of academic success and, equally importantly, on developing values so that we become better human beings. We believe that each of our students is capable of achieving his/her best academically and of developing into a well-balanced, self-disciplined young person.

 

Every community thrives within certain boundaries, and optimum achievement can only be reached when each member conducts himself/herself in a mature and considerate manner. These rules, along with the Student Code, form a guideline for students to follow to help them achieve optimum academic progress and personal development: the best that is possible from school life.

 

Admission at the BAY VIEW HIGH SCHOOL is a privilege not a right. In order to safe-guard its ideals of Scholarship and Character, the School, through the Disciplinary Board and Administration, reserves the right, when there is sufficient cause, to require the withdrawal of any student at any time.

1. ACADEMIC STANDARDS:

 

a) HIGHEST STANDARDS

Students must aim to maintain the highest standards of work in terms of content and presentation.

 

b) MAXIMUM EFFORT

Students whose performance is seen to be poor and who show little consistent effort to improve will be given a warning at the end of the first term. If only limited progress is seen, this may result in the student repeating the class. (A student may repeat a class only once) OR the student may be given a term’s warning and be asked to leave at the end of the year. Students must pass in both COURSEWORK & EXAMINATIONS to clear a subject. The decision of the School Disciplinary Board on this matter is final.

 

c) ACADEMIC HONESTY

All students are expected to conduct themselves with honesty and integrity and are expected to present their own work, whether as class work, homework, during tests or examinations or in any other form. Academic dishonesty will be treated very seriously.

 

2. ATTENDANCE:

a) Students must aim for 100% attendance throughout the school year. 95% attendance is necessary for promotion to the next class. Only absence on medical grounds is acceptable, when SUPPORTED BY A MEDICAL CERTIFICATE. Parents may request permission for any other absence only in EMERGENCY situations.

 

b) ILLNESS DURING SCHOOL

Students must attend all lessons and remain in school throughout school hours. If they have to take leave from any lesson, due to illness, they must:

  • obtain the permission of their teacher, and report to the Health Room;

  • the doctor will convey to the Administration if a student needs to be sent home.

 

iii) ILLNESS – DURING TEST WEEK

If a student is so ill during the Test Week that he / she cannot sit for the tests, parents must bring a doctor’s certificate on the day of the test or bring the student to the school’s Health Room for an examination by the school doctor.

 Students eligible for a re-test will be informed by the School Office.

 

c) REQUEST TO LEAVE SCHOOL EARLY

All doctor/dentist’s appointments should be after school or on Saturdays.

If such an appointment is unavoidable, a written request must be made indicating the exact reason. Students will not be permitted to leave without a note from their parents.

 

d) REQUEST TO LEAVE SCHOOL WITH ANOTHER STUDENT

A student must carry a letter from his / her parents to request him or her leaving school with another student. The school may call the parents to verify when needed. This rule is applicable to all school days (including the last day of each term), and school events on and off school premises.   

 

e) INTENTIONALLY MISSING CLASSES

Intentionally missing a class is unacceptable and disrespectful to the teacher and the school. This will result in serious consequences.

         

If a student of Class X - XI is absent for three consecutive lessons in a subject

without approval of the administration, he / she may not to allowed to continue in that subject.

Please Note: If a student falls short of the minimum attendance requirement, he / she may not be registered by the school with the Cambridge Board (Class XI). Promotion, transcripts and recommendations will also be affected by unexcused absence.   

 

3. ABSENCE / LEAVE:

a)       Students who have been ill for one or more consecutive days, must bring a  letter or excuse note, signed by their parents.

b)      Students who are ill for a period longer than three consecutive days should ask their parents to inform the school by letter or phone as soon as possible. A medical certificate is required on the student’s return to school and the student must report to the office before going to class on his/her return.

  • Students will NOT be given permission for leave during term to attend weddings or for reasons other than an emergency.

 

4. PUNCTUALITY:

 All students must be in school by 7:30 a.m.            

 

a) School starts at 7.30 am.

                   Monday through Thursday 

            VI   -  VII - VIII   7.30 a.m.   -   1.30 p.m.

            IX  -   X  -  XI     7.30 a.m.   -   1.45 p.m.

 

    Friday for VI   -  VII - VIII   : 7.30 a.m. - 12.15 p.m.

    Friday for IX   -   X  -  XI     : 7.30 a.m. - 12.35 p.m.

 

b) LATENESS

 The school gate will be closed at 7.35 am. Please ensure your child is in school before the gates close, failing which he / she will be sent home after three lates.

  • If a student is late, he/she will not be allowed to enter the gate unless a phone call is received Prior to 7:30 am with an acceptable explanation.

  • Students may stay to attend LSP, sports and co-curricular activities from 2.00-3.00 p.m. Parents must be prompt in collecting their children. The school will not take any responsibility half an hour after the assigned time of collection.

 

5 a.    SICKNESS / ACCIDENTS IN SCHOOL :

We do our best to make sure that school is a safe environment for our students. If a student is taken ill or has an accident we will try to contact you immediately. However, our in-house doctor is available to provide first aid.

 

b. MEDICATION

If a student requires continuous medication, during school hours, the parents must notify the Administration and school doctor in writing.

 

6. SCHOOL UNIFORM :

Students must wear SCHOOL UNIFORM on the school premises at all times, including extra-classes after school or on Saturdays, academic school events and

Parent-Teacher Conferences. STUDENTS WHO ARE ABSENT DURING THE SCHOOL DAY, AND COME TO COLLECT THEIR HOMEWORK AFTER SCHOOL, MUST COME TO SCHOOL BEFORE 2:30 P.M., AND BE IN FULL SCHOOL UNIFORM.

 

Boys’ Uniform :

1)  White shirt a)  half sleeves in the summers (VI – IX)

                          b) full sleeves in the winters with the school tie (VI – IX)

                          c)  Boys of Classes X & XI may wear long sleeves throughout the year neatly folded.      

 

Note : All shirts must have the school monogram on the pocket.

 

2)  Undershirt : A plain white vest (not T-shirt) is compulsory.

3)  Navy blue trousers : not to be torn or worn below the waist.

4)  Plain black belt : no designer or fancy buckles.

5)  White school socks : for Classes VI – X.

Students of Class XI may wear navy blue or black socks.

 

Note :  Socks with patterns or liners are Not allowed.

 

6)   Shoes :

  a) polished black leather shoes on regular days.

  b) white and/or black joggers without any designer logos or markings of any kind on P.E. days. Coloured joggers are not allowed.

 

Girls’ Uniform:

  • Kameez : Loose and knee length (throughout the year) with the school monogram on the pocket. Collared shirt with no slits (VI – IX); round neck shirt with slits  (X-XI)

 

  • Plain white shalwar of a length that does not come under the heel of the shoe. Tone hems (paiychas) are strictly not allowed. 

          3)  White dupatta : to be worn through the loops at all times (VI – IX)

          4)  White school socks : for Classes VI – X.

      Students of Class XI may wear navy blue or black socks

 

                   Note :  Socks with patterns or liners are Not allowed.

. 5) Shoes:

   a) Polished – low heeled black leather shoes on regular days. (pumps discourage)

   b) White and/or black joggers without any designer logos or markings of any kind on P.E. days. Coloured joggers are not allowed.

 

7  APPEARANCE –GROOMING & JEWELLERY

 

Students are expected to maintain a smart appearance and be well-groomed at all times. Boys’ hair should be short and they should be clean shaven. Hair length must not come over the collar, ears or eye brows. No hipster trousers allowed. Boys’ shirts should be tucked inside trousers. No jewellery of any kind should be worn by boys. Girls’ hair should be off the face and tied back neatly, if shoulder length. Streaking and hair colour are not allowed. Navy blue or black hair accessories may be worn. Long nails and nail polish are not allowed. Girls may NOT wear make-up to school (VI - X). Girls of Class XI may wear kajal. Jewellery for girls is not allowed other than small earrings and tops.

                                                  

8. DRESS CODE ON DAYS NOT REQUIRING UNIFORMS:

 

When students are required to wear their own clothes on a school day, the dress code will be SMART CASUAL. The dress code should be in keeping with our culture, i.e. Girls: Long shirts / blouse on shalwars / trousers, school shoes or pumps. Formal trousers, collared shirts, collared t-shirts and leather shoes are also allowed. Hair should be tied back.

 

Not Allowed :

Jeans, cargo pants, shorts, Bermudas, casual t-shirts, flip flops or fancy shoes.

                                                         

No make-up and no jewellery except for small ear studs/hoops for girls on the earlobe only, and a small chain with religious pendant. Students cannot come to school wearing sleeveless / halter shirts.

 

Boys:

Formal trousers, collared shirts, collared t-shirts and leather shoes are allowed.

 

Not Allowed :

Jeans, cargo pants, shorts, Bermudas, casual t-shirts, flip flops or fancy shoes.

 

9. PLACES WHICH ARE OUT OF BOUNDS:

Students may not enter :

  • the Staff Room;

  • the Tuck-shop / Kitchen

  • the Science Laboratory, Library and other special rooms without the permission of a teacher and only in the PRESENCE of a teacher.

 

10.MOVEMENT AROUND SCHOOL:

       Students should

  • keep to the left on the staircase and in corridors

  • not run but walk quickly and quietly

  • always acknowledge a member of staff with a polite greeting.

 

 

11.  TIDINESS:         

Students are expected to take pride in the appearance of the school building and

external areas including

a)       having food and drinks only in the playground and not inside the premises.

b)      disposal of waste materials, including empty food or drink containers, in the appropriate waste-bins

c)       their classrooms  

d)      All text books and journals must also be maintained neatly throughout the year.

 

12. SCHOOL PROPERTY:

Students must treat school property with respect, and

 

  • any intentional damage done to property will incur an immediate fine based on the extent of the damage.

  • writing graffiti of any kind on walls or furniture inside or outside of school will result in immediate suspension and fine.

  • may use or borrow

    any equipment or apparatus only with the permission of the appropriate teacher;

    the school telephone only with permission of a teacher or a member of the Office Staff and must sign in the book.

  • must report to the appropriate person, as soon as possible, of any accidental breakage or loss of equipment, expecting to pay for the whole of the cost, if they are themselves responsible for the breakage or loss

  • each class is responsible for conserving electricity and will see that all lights, fans and air conditioners are switched off.  whenever they leave the classroom.

 

 

13. PERSONAL BELONGINGS:

Students must be responsible for the safe keeping of their personal belongings, by using a personal padlock for their desk and / or lockers; and

 

  • must put their names on all their belongings, including books, calculators and clothing (particularly, sweatshirts in winter.)

  • should make good use of the Lost and Found system in connection with their own belongings as well as those of others; we will do our best to return any items found

  • must not bring to school valuable or expensive articles, including I-pods, PSPs,  cellphones, cameras, digital dictionaries and other electric gadgets. If any of the above are found in the students possession, they will be confiscated, and returned after the payment of a fine of Rs.1000/- by the parents, personally

(VI - X). ONLY students of Class XI may bring their mobile phones, to be 

used only in the Mobile Zone. If used during school lessons, they will be 

confiscated for and indefinite period.   

 

14. MONETARY MATTERS:

       Studentsmust neither lend money nor borrow from other students

  • must not involve themselves in monetary contributions, sales of ticket or articles, or collection, without the permission of the Principal

  • must not make or receive payment on behalf of another person or an organization, unless they have been authorized to do so.

  • must not carry large amounts of money to school.

 

15.SECURITY AND SAFETY IN THE SCHOOL:

       Students must

  • strictly follow instructions concerning the closing and locking of doors within the school compound

  • pay attention to their own safety as well as that of others

    in the Science Laboratory, Art Room, Library,  washrooms and in all other rooms

ii)   in other parts of the school, e.g., corridors with low railings, staircases and windows

 

Note : The school is not responsible for lost or stolen money or valuables.

 

16.  USE OF THE SCHOOL DURING WEEKENDS OR HOLIDAYS:

When students inform parents that they have been given permission to use the school buildings, or playground on Saturdays or holidays, parents should make sure that they have a signed slip from the administration and should contact the school, if they are uncertain. Students must appreciate their privilege and be responsible for

  • keeping the place tidy

  • closing all the windows

  • switching off all the lights and fans

  • returning all equipment safely to the teacher in charge