must wear the correct uniform and have all homework completed.
walk quietly around the school, and leave and enter the school building
quietly and in single file.
the school clean and litter free.
absences of the pupils must be explained to the class teacher by a parent /
guardian in writing
form of behaviour which interferes with the rights of others is
instructions straight away.
your work well and on time.
only with permission during lessons.
leaving your place, always get permission.
have the proper school materials and use them only when needed
others to do their work without interruption.
directions from all staff immediately.
in the yard and when leaving or coming into school grounds.
rough play in yard or on the field.
not re-enter the school building during the breaks.Keep away from the areas
that are out of bounds (Shelters, toilets- without permission)
and drink are not to be brought to the yard
for Good Behaviour
the heart of the Code of Behaviour is an effort to reward,
praise and encourage good behaviour from all of the pupils.
Procedures for Infant
children must get a full card of stamps (miss no stars) in a week to get a
sticker on the class chart. If the child gets one sticker per week for the
duration of a half-term, a prize will be awarded to him (pencil, eraser).
may only miss / lose one merit star per week in order to receive a treat.
pupil per week will receive a certificate. This is awarded to the child who
has made that extra effort.
cases of extreme misbehaviour, a merit will be lost immediately. If
a child misbehaves in the playground, a merit is taken away immediately. Children
may be isolated from the other pupils (put to stand at the wall for a
specified time) if they are involved in dangerous play.
the classroom, a yellow card will be given as a
warning when a child misbehaves (talking out of turn constantly,
leaving place without permission, being rough with other pupils). If
misbehaviour persists, a red card will be given. This
means that their merit will not be given for that period. If misbehaviour
persists, time–out will occur.
for Other Pupils
day, a child will be given stamps in the merit bookStamps
are awarded for being on time for school, for wearing the correct uniform,
for doing homework and for good behaviour during each part of the day
number of stamps a child gets is added each week
are awarded to children when they have received a certain number of stamps.
- Children can receive up to 4 stamps daily.
- Stamps are awarded on the following basis:
- 1 stamp awarded at 10.40 a.m. each day (for being on
time, for wearing uniform, for completing homework and for good behaviour
- 1 stamp is to be awarded for good behaviour and
effort at 12.20 p.m. for the midday session.
- 1 stamp is to be awarded for good behaviour and
effort during the afternoon session.
- One bonus stamp may be awarded at teacher’s
discretion. (For example, bonus can be awarded to entire class if they
receive award for being best line in yard).
- Bonus stamps are awarded if a pupil gets 15 stamps in
a week. They may also be awarded at a teacher’s discretion
Each stage in the day gives a pupil a fresh start. This
means that even if a pupil gets a yellow card or other sanction in Stage One, he
can still get a stamp in Stage Two or Three.
rewards are chosen from the following list:
- Public praise
- Star stamps
- Subject pass
- Homework pass
- Time on PC or special activity
- Student of the week certificate
- Homework pass
- Letter of commendation to parents
- Individual / group credits
- Certificate or merit awards
- End of term party / Class outing
- Extra PE
- 50 merit stamps : Postcard
- 100 merit stamps: Lucky Dip / Outing
What happens when a rule is broken?
The rules for good behaviour are very clearly laid out and
each child is taught them in school. In
cases where a child misbehaves, there is also a very clear set of steps which
will be followed. These are called Behaviour
school day is divided into 3 stages
- From 8.50 a.m. to 10.45 a.m.
- From 10.45 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
- From 12.30 p.m. to Home time (1.30 p.m. or 2.30 p.m.)
If a child breaks a class rule, he starts on Stage One
with a yellow card and does not get a stamp for that session. The
child starts the next session with a clean slate and this provides the
opportunity for him to improve during the next session. The
child makes a choice whether to behave or misbehave. The
entire system revolves around showing the child that good actions have positive
consequences and that misbehaviour has negative consequences.
|Steps for Breaking Class Rules
||Warning – Yellow Card
||Temporary isolation from class – 20
minutes / ˝ hour
||Second Yellow Card = Red Card.
Deprived of some activity (Infants) Penalty work sheet (other
||Parents informed by note
||Parents asked to meet teacher
||Principal meets with parents
|Incident of very serious misbehaviour
||Sent to Principal - possible suspension
If a child reaches Step 6, he is sent to the
Principal and his name is noted in the Serious Misbehaviour Book. If
a child’s name is noted in this book twice during a month, he may be
suspended from school.
Pupils who misbehave frequently may not be allowed
to participate in school outings for their own safety and that of the other
Note: Although incidents of misbehaviour are
recorded, the emphasis is on encouraging children to behave well and praise is
given for commendable behaviour. Parents
will be informed at an early stage if problems occur and not simply at the point
where a crisis has arisen. At times,
it has been suggested by some parents that the matters to which their attention
is being drawn are of a trivial nature, and that there was no necessity to have
informed them that their children were misbehaving. The
response to this is that while the misbehaviour may appear to be of a trivial
nature, it is the cumulative effect of such breaches of the rules which is
important and not the offence itself.
Procedures for the suspension of a pupil are as follows:
- Parent is invited to discuss the matter with the class
teacher and the principal.
- If suspension is being invoked, the parent is informed,
and then confirmation of the duration of the suspension is provided in
- The maximum period of an initial suspension is three
- A special decision of the Board of Management is
necessary to authorise a further period of exclusion up to a maximum of ten
school days to allow for consultation with the pupils' parents. In
exceptional circumstances, the Board of Management may authorise a further
period of exclusion in order to enable the matter to be reviewed.
Parents (or guardians) are expected to become familiar
with the Code of Behaviour. Acceptance
of a place in our school implies parental support for the Code of Behaviour. The
co-operation of parents (or guardians) is a vital element in the implementation
of the Code of Behaviour