RULES AND REGULATIONS
At Cavendish Institute we believe that education is a joint process shared between the staff and the parents of enrolled students.
In its effort to provide excellence in education, the Institute strives to ensure that information concerning goals, achievements, activities, and operations are conveyed to parents. The school utilizes the following means to disseminate information to the school community:
- School Website: The school maintains a website for public view in which information and events are regularly posted and updated @ https://cavendish.institute
- Newsletter: The school issues newsletters periodically in English to communicate news, events, and any new school policy or procedure.
- Parent Teachers meeting: The school hosts a parent teacher meeting every semester where parents get the opportunity to obtain feedback on their ward’s conduct and progress by interacting with teachers and administrators to be better acquainted with the school curriculum, facilities etc
- Message and Progress books: Message books are issued to students in which classwork and homework are entered. Parents can thus monitor their ward’s work at school. The Message book also contains the time table and a message corner for teachers to communicate with parents when necessary.The school hosts special days for parents to collect progress books and meet teachers. Parents or teachers may request an appointment at any time.
- YouTube, Facebook, Instagram etc
All parents are expected to:
- Recognize that education of their children is the responsibility of the parents, students and the school community.
- Ensure their children’s attendance at school is regular, punctual and all absences are properly excused.
- Insist their children be dressed and groomed in compliance with the school standards of hygiene and safety.
- Students are expected to wear the correct school uniform at all times.
- Be sure that their children are free of communicable illnesses and are well rested and ready for school.
- Know and understand the rules their children are expected to observe at school.
- Convey to their children a supportive attitude towards education and the school.
- Teach their children, by word and example, respect for the law, for the authority of the school and for the rights and property of others.
- Become acquainted with their children’s school, its staff, curriculum and activities. Attend parent-teacher conferences, meetings and functions concerning their children.
- Provide accurate family information (e.g. address, phone numbers, emergency contacts, legal custody orders, etc) and inform school officials of changes in the home situation that may affect student conduct or performance.
- Build good relationships with teachers, other parents and their children’s friends.
- All complaints and suggestions should be addressed to the school administration only. No action on the part of parents either verbal or otherwise is allowed and may lead to dismissal from the school.
- Provide a place for study and ensure homework assignments are completed and turned in on time.
- Ensure their children are familiar with the Code of Conduct and comply with the relevant sections of the Code of Conduct.
The School expect all students to conduct themselves in an appropriate, positive and civil manner with proper regard for the rights and welfare of other students, members of the school and for the proper use and care of school facilities and equipment.
The following rights and responsibilities are stipulated to help the students achieve their goals.
- Be treated with respect;
- Be provided with an educational programme and atmosphere to help pupils achieve academically and to grow as a person;
- Be given clear and timely information on all rules and regulations;
- Consult with teachers, counsellors, administrators and other school personnel;
- Present his/her concerns to school authorities and receive prompt replies;
- Make decisions regarding personal life and behaviour in accordance with school rules.
- Contribute to maintaining a safe and orderly school environment that is conducive to learning and to show respect to other persons and to property
- Work to the best of their ability in all academic and extracurricular pursuits and strive towards their highest level of achievement possible
- Attend classes regularly and punctually;
- Listen to others, both teachers and students;
- Be fair and honest in completing school work;
- Follow teacher’s directions and classroom procedures;
- Not disrupt class with poor behaviour;
- Respect laws and the cultures of Mauritius;
- Follow school and classroom rules;
- Follow dress code;
- Take good care of books and any other school property;
- Be courteous;
- Welcome and assist newcomers;
- Demonstrate respect and sensitivity for the well-being of others, show respect for other cultures;
- Move carefully through corridors and the playground, show tolerance;
- Avoid name-calling, bad language and gestures;
- Refrain from harassing or threatening other students either verbally or physically.
- Participation in school-sponsored programmes and activities during and after school;
- Using of school facilities for supervised activities;
- Unsupervised use of free time if academic standing is satisfactory as defined by the school;
- Participation in developing, improving and enforcing the rules and standards
Students that show themselves incapable of trust and who are unable to behave in a responsible manner will face the appropriate consequences.
Students may be subjected to disciplinary actions, up to and including suspension from school, when they:
- Make inappropriate and/or unreasonable noise and cause disturbances
- Use or display of cell phones during school hours.
- Lie to school personnel.
- Steal or possess stolen property of other students, school personnel or any other person lawfully on school property or attending a school function.
- Defame, which includes making false or unprivileged statements or representations about an individual or identifiable group of individuals that harm the reputation of the person or the identifiable group by demeaning them.
- Bully and intimidate, which includes engaging in actions or statements that put an individual in fear of bodily harm and/or emotional discomfort: for example, play fighting, horseplay, teasing, etc.
- Sell, use or possess obscene materials.
- Use vulgar or abusive language, cursing or swearing.
- Possess or use illicit substances such as alcohol, drugs cigarettes, cigars, and pipes.
- Initiate a report warning of fire or other catastrophe without valid cause, misuse, discharging a fire extinguisher or tampering with emergency equipment.
- Misconduct on school transport.
Students should behave appropriately while riding on the school buses to ensure their safety and that of other passengers and to avoid distracting the bus driver. Students are required to conduct themselves in the bus in a manner consistent with established standards for classroom behaviour. Excessive noise, pushing, shoving and fighting will not be tolerated.
- Engage in any form of academic misconduct. Examples of academic misconduct include but are not limited to: cheating, copying, altering records, non-compliance with homework/class work procedures.
- Assisting another student in any of the above actions.
- Instigate or encourage another person to violate this Code of Conduct.
Personal items not permitted at school include;
- Toys (of any kind), personal stereos, computer games, mobile phones, I-pods, tablets, Smart watches and Mp3’s.
- Jewellery should be kept to a minimum; studs are the only acceptable earrings.
- Similarly, beauty products are not deemed appropriate at school.
STUDENT DRESS CODE
Students are expected to give proper attention to personal cleanliness and to dress appropriately for school and school functions.
Students and their parents have the primary responsibility for acceptable student dress code and appearance.
Teachers and all other personnel should exemplify and reinforce acceptable student dress code and help students develop an understanding of appropriate appearance in the school setting.
Students are at all times expected to wear the correct school uniform. Sanctions will be taken if no valid reason is given for not wearing the school uniform.
In summer boys are expected to wear Bermuda shorts/ trousers, polo shirts or white shirt with the school badge and the appropriate tennis shoes
Girls are expected to wear skirts (pantajupe), polo shirts or white blouses with the school badge and the appropriate tennis shoes.
All are expected to carry with them a hat or cap to protect them from the sun
For winter students are expected to wear trousers with white shirts along with the appropriate school badge and tennis shoes.
When necessary the appropriate jumpers and raincoats should be worn.
Girls are expected to wear a one piece swimming suit and a cap. Boys should wear regular swimming trunks and a cap.
EXTRA CURRICULAR CLASSES:
Students should bring and wear the proper kit for extra-curricular activities as needed. Those not doing so will not be allowed to these classes. Likewise those students taking swimming lessons should be correctly attired with the authorized school swimming suit and swimming cap, towel and two clearly labelled swimming bags.