We at Kumarans believe that school is a place for teaching and learning, where students feel safe, secure and supported. To provide this supportive learning environment, school communities must foster respect among all members of the school community. Our school code of conduct is based on the belief that there are values fundamental to the well being of both the individual and society and that we are all responsible for the choices we make. It encourages students to recognize and respect diversity and individual differences. In the process, we want students to develop self- discipline, which can be considered as a core of any person’s activity.

We expect our students to maintain and encourage high standards of personal conduct that includes honesty, discipline, integrity, respect and consideration, ethics and values.

The staff and students of SKCHEC have worked together to develop a list of expected behaviors from students. These have been developed to protect the rights of all students to learn in a safe and secure environment. They also protect the rights of teachers to teach.

These expectations are:

SCHOOL BEHAVIOUR
Expected Behaviour Unacceptable Behaviour
Students need to be in complete school uniform

  • During school hours
  • When they represent their school during various competitions, workshops, seminars etc
  • When they accompany their parents during parent teacher meetings
  • When they visit school for any official purpose
  • Students cannot go to public places like malls, coffee shops, theater etc in school uniform
  • They cannot change into civil dress in school on any working day
Students should wear

  • Clean and well ironed uniform
  • Tie, socks, belt and shoes stipulated by the school
  • Sweat shirt recommended by the school
  • Ankle socks
  • Sports shoes
  • Faded sweatshirts, hoodies or sweaters not recommended by the school
  • Boys : Coloured tee shirts under their Wednesday shirts
  • Girls : Very short skirts, different coloured tights, slips other than what the school has provided
Boys should

  • Shave regularly
  • Have haircuts at regular intervals
  • Beard
  • Headgear and caps
  • Fancy hairstyles, streaked hair, long side burns, long hair
  • Bracelets, chains, friendship bands and or any other band
Girls should

  • Wear small studs/small earrings
  • Hair to be tied in a braid (2 plaits) or pony tail depending on the length with black bands / ribbons only
  • Long hair kept open
  • Fancy hairstyle or streaked hair, flowers in hair
  • Colourful clips
  • Make up – thick kajal, eyeliner, lipstick
  • Gold bangles, chains
  • Long or colorful ear rings
  • Nail polish or Mehendi
  • Use appropriate language
  • Show respect to all teachers, the support staff and the fellow students
  • Using foul language
  • Showing disrespect to teachers, support staff or fellow students with words or actions
  • Be kind and helpful and sensitive to others
  • Bullying of any form – verbal, physical, cyber bullying
  • Aggressiveness towards teachers, support staff and fellow students
  • Respect and protect school property at all times
  • Causing damage to school property in the class, canteen or anywhere in the campus
  • Littering the class or the campus
  • Distribution of sweets / chocolates that are not expensive (Celebration of birthdays)
  • Giving parties and treats in the canteen and tuckshop
  • Gifts
  • Expensive chocolates
  • Are allowed to bring functional and required stationery only
  • Carrying of phones, ipods and other gadgets (USB)
  • Trading cards, Rubics cube
  • Fancy and Expensive stationery
  • Observing Secret Santa / Surprise parties in school premises/ul>
ASSEMBLY BEHAVIOUR
Expected Behaviour Unacceptable Behaviour
  • Students have to be punctual
  • They need to be present for the assembly at all times, even during examinations
  • Permission slip from the parents duly signed by the coordinator is required in case of genuine illness
  • Missing assembly/ sitting in class under the pretext of illness, coming late to the assembly
  • Talking during assembly
  • Be sincere and respectful during Prayer and National Anthem
  • Listen attentively to announcements and messages, maintain discipline during special assembly
  • Showing disrespect to Prayer or National Anthem
  • Disrespectful behavior during announcements
  • Give respect to school leaders
  • Follow their instructions
  • Showing disrespect to leaders
  • Not following instructions
  • Arguing with the leaders when found lacking in conduct
CLASSROOM BEHAVIOURR
Expected Behaviour Unacceptable Behaviour
  • Sit in the assigned place
  • Changing place without permission
  • Moving around in the classroom
  • Show Respect to teacher and peers
  • Fighting
  • Aggressive behaviour
  • Bullying / name calling
  • Argumentative and defiant
  • Be punctual to class
  • Carry all required textbooks, notebooks and stationery to class
  • Going late to class especially when moving from one classroom to the other
  • Not carrying the required material
  • Walk / Move in an orderly manner without disturbing the other classes
  • Talk only when necessary
  • Running/playing in the corridors
  • Speaking loudly
  • Follow the instructions/directions given by the teacher
  • Parallel discussions
  • Commenting during lessons
  • Keep classroom and work area neat and tidy
  • Scribbling / doodling on desks / walls / lockers
  • Throwing paper balls and chalk pieces
  • Spilling food and water / aint
  • Classroom is meant for class activities
  • Refusal to participate in classroom activities-writing/speaking/discussion
BUS BEHAVIOUR
Expected Behaviour Unacceptable Behaviour
  • Be respectful towards the teachers, the driver and the fellow students in the bus
  • Talking rudely/impolitely to the teachers, the driver and the fellow students
  • Showing disregard for the instructions given
  • Travel in the assigned bus
  • Board and alight at the designated stops only
  • Changing bus routes without a letter from the parents, duly signed by the respective coordinator
  • Changing stops without informing school
  • Follow bus rules and behave in a responsible manner
  • Keep the bus clean at all times
  • Eating in the bus
  • Causing damage to the seats
  • Littering the bus
  • Playing hand games
  • Disturbing others on the road
  • Report bullying to the teacher travelling in the respective bus or the academic coordinator
  • Resort to bullying

We at SKCHEC believe that as a community of learners, we agree to support each other and work within the parameters of the Code of Conduct, which focuses on our school’s values of:

  • FAIRNESS
  • SAFETY
  • RESPONSIBILITY
  • RESPECT

Entering and Leaving the Campus

  • Students are expected to reach school by 7:45 a.m. and to remain in school till 2.40 p.m.
  • Those who are making their own transport arrangements should reach the campus by 7.45 a.m as assembly begins at 7.55 a.m.
  • Children training for various sports at national and state levels have to take prior permission from the Principal.
  • Saturdays ( I , IV and V) are normal working days for our school and the school can plan to have either academic classes or co-scholastic activities and this is applicable for classes IV to XII. Thus all activities have to be planned after school hours ( after 2 p.m). Please look into the yearly academic calendar for updates of each month.

Early Dismissal

  • An authorization letter from the parent is needed if a student wishes to leave early. Children will not be allowed to leave with a driver or another adult without an authorization letter from the parent.
  • Students should take an exit slip from the Academic Coordinator before they leave the school.
  • When parents arrive at school to pick the student up, they must report at the school front office. Then the student will be called to the office and allowed to leave with the parents.

Leave of Absence from School

  • It is compulsory for children to be present on the first and the last working day after Dasara, Christmas and summer vacations. The school will penalize defaulters who are absent on the last and first working day after long breaks and vacations.
  • If a child has not attended school, the digital leave record on pupil pod has to be filled in and the parents can view the days the child has not attended school. We will not accept any hand written application as we are looking at digital documentation of the same.
  • Parents whose children are in classes III and IV can also view how many days the child has attended swimming in a month or year on pupil pod.
  • Parents whose children are participating in after-school activities can also view the attendance of their child.
  • If a child has a medical condition and has not reported to school for more than a week, the digital leave record should be updated along with a medical certificate.
  • The child will not be given any retest (formative/ unit tests/ summative) if a child has missed the same for any reason.
  • Students need to contact the concerned coordinator, to make a phone call to contact their parents if they are sick after informing the class teacher.
  • hildren staying back for after school activities cannot use it as an excuse to carry any electronic gadget to school.

Excuse from Physical Education

  • If a student is unable to participate in any kind of physical activity organised by the school because of illness, a note must be recorded by the parent to the physical-education teacher in the diary explaining the illness, and only then she /he will be excused. In the event of a prolonged illness, a student must produce a medical certificate and seek exemption from PT or swimming.
  • If a child is suffering from any serious medical condition, a letter to the class teacher to that effect at the very beginning of the year is essential and important.

Assessments / Worksheets / Summative Examinations

  • If a student misses a unit test / assessment / exam, no retest will be permitted unless the student is absent for a school-sponsored activity, for example travelling with a sports team, drama club, etc. This decision will be taken only by the Principal. No requests for postponement of tests / worksheets and exams will be accepted by the school.

Library Rules and Regulations

  • The Library timings are from 8.10 a.m. to 2.20 p.m. No books shall be issued before or after these timings.
  • Kindly refrain from carrying the reference books from the Reference Section on the 1st floor downstairs where the circulation books are housed.
  • Every student must bring his/her I.D. card and produce the same to the library staff while borrowing the book. Books will not be issued to those without their ID cards.
  • Strict discipline must be maintained in the Library. Indiscipline may lead to disciplinary action and library privileges may be withdrawn.
  • Two books will be issued at a time to class VIII and IX for a period of two weeks. Four books will be issued at a time to class X, XI and XII for a period of two weeks.
  • The borrowed books can be renewed only once.
  • After use the books should be left on one corner of the table. PLEASE DO NOT SHELVE THE BOOKS.
  • Newspapers, periodicals and journals are issued for current reading in the library only and should not be taken downstairs.
  • Students are not allowed to bring the previously issued books/ personal copies in the library. They are also requested to keep their belongings in the cubicles kept near the entrance. Eatables and water bottles are not allowed in the library.
  • When books are issued, students should check the pages of the issued book and if the pages are found missing, they should report the same to the librarian before leaving the counter. On returning the books if pages are found missing, then last borrower of the book shall be held accountable for the missing pages and shall accordingly be fined.
  • It is observed that some students do not return the Library Books on or before the due date stamped on the date slip attached in the book, depriving other students. In order to prevent such students from keeping library books with them beyond due date, fine of Rs. 5 /- per book per day will be charged from the borrower. Fine will be calculated for weekends and holidays including Dasara and Christmas vacation.
  • In case a student loses a book he/she should replace the book. In case the book cannot be replaced, the current price of the book should be paid as fine by the borrower. Damaged books should also be replaced/ current price of the book to be paid.
  • If the borrower loses an academic book which is a part of the set, then the entire set has to be replaced.
    Students are requested to care for the library property. Chairs are not to be dragged. Kindly put back the chairs before you leave the library.

Cyber Usage and Safety

  • Many students are on social networking forum such as Facebook, Twitter, Google Hangouts, and WhatsApp etc. We request all parents to monitor their children when they allow them to use these forum on the web and applications on their smartphones.
  • There have been incidents where students are forming hate groups against particular students, targeting them. The students who join these groups are indulging in name-calling, teasing and provoking the student to react to their rude comments.
  • All these actions contribute to cyber bullying and harassment. The school has a very strict policy on bullying and teasing.
  • We wish to inform the students and the parents that if a student is caught forming such groups or posting derogatory comments and remarks and join these so-called “hate” groups, the school will take strict action against him/her. There will be no leniency shown to such negative practices.
  • We also appeal to all parents to talk to their children about this and inform them about the school’s stand on this issue. We request parents for their co operation in maintaining a safe and healthy environment amongst the student community.
  • Please find a few pointers to cyber safety of children :
    • Do not reply to rude or nasty comments.
    • Tell an adult immediately if you feel uncomfortable or worried when you are online. If someone is being mean or nasty on the net block them.
    • Have your computer in a common area of the house- NOT IN THE BEDROOM!
    • Let your parents know where you go online, just as you would in real life.
    • Ask your parents to spend time online with you – learn and explore together.
    • Make sure that there are filters and other monitoring/blocking software to minimise dangers.
    • Together with parents, set house rules about what information you can put onto websites or share with others.
    • Never share PERSONAL INFORMATION such as your name,address, phone number or school.
    • Social Networking profile setting MUST BE SET TO PRIVATE.
    • Social networking site friends should be people that you know in real life. This is one way of reducing possible risks.
    • An ‘online friend’ that you don’t know in real life is a STRANGER.
    • Passwords MUST NOT BE SHARED!!!!! Choose passwords that others can’t guess…..not your favourite food or pet’s name.
    • Be aware that information on the internet is not always reliable.

Please note that this list is by no means exhaustive and it is better for you to set your own rules with your children.

Positive reinforcements for Good Behavior in School

  • Motivational certificates are given in class to appreciate all kinds of learners – art, reading, good behavior, good in academics, best helping hand, improvement in academics and good in computers.
  • Each year, children are encouraged to design the cover page of the diary, cover page of the notebook and it is these that are used by the school.
  • Appreciation certificates are given to these children in the assembly.
  • Every achievement of the child in any competition is acknowledged in the school assembly.
  • Every year, Class X and XII students who have done well in their board exams are honored with cash prizes.
  • Every year, outgoing students of Class X and XII are honored for various feats and achievements like music, dance, literary skills, scientific talent, quizzing, service and best outgoing student for the year.
  • Children are appreciated by the teachers and Principal on Edchemy and this can be accessed by going to Discipline/Appreciation record.

Instructions to Parents

Parents are hereby informed to go through the instructions given below very carefully and follow the same.

  • Parents are hereby informed that carrying of mobile phones or any other electronic gadget by a child is strictly prohibited in school and if found, will be confiscated and will never be returned.
  • Parents are requested to approach the school for any student-related incidents or queries. If there is a misunderstanding or fight amongst children, the same has to be brought to the notice of the school. Parents are advised not to approach or deal with the issue directly with other parents. This will help avoid conflicts.
  • Please observe the protocol that the school has devised for feedback mechanism from the parents.
  • The academic or non- academic concern has to be shared with the class teacher.
  • If there is no improvement, it can be escalated to the Coordinator.
  • If you find that there has been no change, it can be brought to the notice of the Principal.
  • Parents can share their feedback with the school and this interface has been created on Pupil Pod.
  • Please be careful about blogs and WhatsApp groups and many a time concerns and rumours are unfounded and thus we request parents to interact with the school directly.
  • There will be no refund of money (excursion, external exams etc) after the last date for withdrawal.
  • Do not send expensive and excess stationery or send things that are not allowed by the school and if found with the child, the same will be confiscated.
  • Prior appointment should be obtained from the office, for parents to visit the school, other than for planned meetings such as Parent-Teachers meeting.
  • If a parent has been called by the school, it is imperative that they report at the front office first. No parent is allowed to go directly to meet the teachers.

Leave of Absence from School

  • Parents should report at the front office if they need to pick their children up in case of emergency. Parents are not allowed to go to the classrooms directly.
  • The time of leaving the premises depends on the extra activities carried out by each student. Parents should get prior information from their children regarding these activities to avoid any concern or anxiety regarding their delayed return from school.
  • Attendance of students is compulsory on the first day and last day after and before each vacation.
  • No permission will be given to parents to take their children earlier than the mid semester breaks announced. ( Please follow the holiday list very diligently)
  • Parents cannot drop their children late in the morning citing reasons like ‘child was unwell’, ‘got up late’, or ‘went out of town and reached late’,etc. No child will be allowed inside the school after 7.50 a.m.
  • No child will be allowed to go home in between working hours. Parents have to plan all their doctor appointments, passport renewals, travel plans or any other celebrations after school hours. No permission will be accorded by the school to leave school early unless and until it is an emergency.
  • No children from Classes IV to X will be allowed to go home at 1.50 p.m.
  • If a student has had an accident or there is an emergency, the child will be sent to the hospital by the ambulance. Meanwhile the parents will be called and informed of the same.
  • If a student is genuinely unwell, and there is no emergency, the parent will be called by the teacher or the school and they can come and pick the child up personally.
  • If a child is unwell, he or she will take rest in the first aid room till 2.40 p.m and will be sent home only by the 2.40 trip. We will not send any child by the 1.50 trip if it is not an emergency.
  • Transport concerns and other administrative concerns can be brought to the notice of the front office staff directly by writing an email to cbse@kumarans.org.