The following rules are not designed to restrict students unduly, but to form the basis for responsible action. The best rule could be stated to be – 'Use courtesy and common sense.'
a. School Uniform – General notes
The school's colours are navy blue and gold. The correct uniform must be worn at school and to and from school. The wearing of the full school uniform is compulsory at all specified levels. The Principal and staff would appreciate the co-operation of parents in seeing that the uniform is worn correctly, with strict regard to rules concerning jewellery and hair.
Students' appearance at all times should conform to acceptable standards. Make up must be unobtrusive. Nail polish must be in neutral colours. No colours should be visible under school shirts and blouses. Long sleeved tops cannot be worn with short sleeved shirts or blouses. Jackets, scarves or beanies or caps cannot be worn in class. Hair must be clean, tidy, tied back when required and clear of the face. Not too long so as to be dangerous in workshops etc. Extreme hairstyles or colours are not permitted. Boys must be clean-shaven.
No jewellery is to be worn except for small plain earrings, one in each ear. Jewellery will be confiscated and placed in the school safe to be picked up by the student or parent after a suitable time. Facial or any visible piercings are not acceptable. Taonga or other items of cultural or religious significance are permitted.
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a. Leaving the school grounds: For the protection of students, parents/caregivers and the school, no student is allowed to leave the grounds during the day unless permission has been obtained from the school office. The exception is Year 13 and above students who may leave the grounds when they do not have a class.
b. Exit passes: Exit passes for Doctors, Dentists and other appointments are obtained from the school office. A student will not be released by her/his classroom teacher unless the student presents an exit pass. To ensure that an exit pass is available appointment cards must be put in the box outside the school office on the morning of the appointment.
c. Lunch passes: No student is permitted to go home for lunch without a lunch pass. This pass does not permit the student to go to any place for lunch other than her/his own home. Permanent lunch passes will be provided to students who complete a form signed by their parents / caregivers. One-day lunch passes will be provided to students who deposit a written parental request with the school office. The pass will be available for collection at interval if the request is received before 8.30 am. or at lunchtime if the request is deposited at interval. The dean has lunch pass applications.
d. Bounds: The following places are out of bounds to students:
a. Attendance Students should be at school by 8.25 a.m. and leave by 3.30 p.m. Outside these times students at school should be under the direct supervision of a teacher. Lateness for school or class will result in disciplinary action, unless excused. A student who has been absent must, on the day s/he returns, bring a dated note signed by a parent / caregiver. This note must state: – the date(s) of absence – the reason for the absence Parents are also encouraged to ring the attendance officer to excuse an absence.
b. Truancy (bunking) The only acceptable reasons for absence from school are sickness, family bereavement, approved dental or medical appointments, or an emergency. Students who absent themselves from classes will face disciplinary action.
Damage to school property must be reported immediately to the Deputy Principal. Students found damaging, defacing or losing school property are liable for the cost of replacement or repair.
These actions are unacceptable in the school environment where, for learning to take place, respect for others is essential. Offensive language, verbal abuse, and other antisocial behaviours in class that prevent others from learning will result in a referral from that class. Parents will be informed of the referral.
Incidents of bullying, harassment or violence will in the first instance be dealt with in a restorative manner. This will involve bringing all parties involved in or affected by the incident together and the impact of the incident is discussed, wrong-doings are attempted to be put right and strategies put in place to stop the incident from happening again. Parents may be contacted depending on the seriousness of the issue. The incident will also be recorded in the student's pastoral files.
If the incident is of a more serious nature or a restorative approach has been ineffective then the principal or deputy principal may stand a student down for a number of days. The principal may even suspend the student if other students' learning is being seriously compromised or staff and students' safety is at risk. In extreme circumstances the principal may lay criminal charges. Parents will be contacted in all situations of stand down or suspension.
Students while at school, or in school uniform, or on any school trip / camp, or at any time when they are identifiable by the public as members of the school, may NOT consume alcoholic liquor, smoke tobacco or use other prohibited drugs, or be associated with students who are smoking or consuming alcoholic liquor, or using other prohibited drugs.
a. Bicycles: Bicycles are not to be ridden in the school grounds or under the covered ways. Bicycles are not to be ridden in the school grounds except along the road by Hornby Primary School. Bike stands are out of bounds unless a student is placing his/her bicycle in, or collecting her/his own bicycle from, the stands. Students riding bicycles to or from school are required to wear helmets.
b. Motor vehicles: Students may bring motor vehicles (cars and motor-cycles) to school provided that:
The Hornby Way Teachers are in charge of classrooms and students are required to obey the instructions of the teacher at all times. Any behaviour which interferes with the right of others to learn or places the health and safety of others at risk is unacceptable. At the discretion of teachers, these routines may be amended to suit a particular situation.
The Kawa of Care is an agreement between students, parents and schools to ensure the best care and responsibility is exercised with the chromebook during each student's time at Hornby High School.