School Rules and Regulations 2017-11-06T19:21:57+00:00

School Rules and Regulations

Hornby High School Vision Statement

Hornby High School provides caring, progressive and individualised education.

Hornby High School Values

Commitment
Achievement
Resilience
Respect

Respect for self, Respect for others, Respect for the school.

Kawa of Care

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School Rules and Regulations

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.’ Click on a heading below to view more information on each section.

1. Each student must be neatly dressed with the correct uniform and footwear 2017-11-01T03:21:27+00:00

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. Wearing the full school uniform is compulsory at all 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.

Note also:

  • It is important that ALL articles of school clothing are clearly named.
  • Skirts are to be worn at regulation length.
  • Under clothing must not be visible.
  • Regulation scarves and woollen hats or caps may be worn outside.
  • Junior students must wear the P.E. uniform during PE lessons.

Students who are unable to wear full regulation uniform are required to obtain permission from Mrs Wheeler with a note from their parents/caregivers.

School Uniform

Regulation Skirt – Regulation navy, regulation length.
or Regulation Trousers or Shorts – Regulation navy.
Regulation Shirt or Blouse – Short or Long sleeve style with logo.
Regulation Cardigan or Jumper – Regulation navy with gold trim & logo.
Socks or Tights – Navy (ankle or knee length) or navy tights.
Shoes – Black closed-in, plain style school leather shoes (laces, buckles or straps)
Sports style shoes, suede, canvas or high heeled shoes are not permitted.        

These uniform items are optional:

School Jacket – Waterproof, polar fleece lined in approved school colour and design.
Cap or Beanie – In approved Hornby High school style.
Scarf – In approved Hornby High school style.
Blazer – In approved Hornby High school style.
School Tie – In approved Hornby High school style.

The Hornby High uniform is sold ONLY from the Uniform Shop on the school campus.

 

Physical Education Uniform

  • All students are required to wear the approved sports uniform during PE lessons.
  • Sports shoes and socks are recommended, but bare feet are permitted.
  • The HHS PE uniform can be purchased through the Uniform Shop.

General Appearance

Students’ appearance at all times should conform to acceptable standards.
No Colours should be visible under school shirts or blouses.
Long sleeved undergarments must not be worn under short sleeved uniform items.
Jackets, scarves, beanies or caps must not be worn in class
No make-up is permitted for students in Yrs7-10.
Students in Yrs11-13 may wear light, unobtrusive make-up.

Hair

Must be clean, tidy and clear of the face.
Not too long to be dangerous in workshops, etc.
Extreme hairstyles or hair colours are not permitted.
Boys must be clean shaven – no moustaches or beards.

Piercings

Facial or any visible piercings are not acceptable. Sticking plaster over piercings or retainers is not permitted.

Jewellery

No jewellery is to be worn except

  • for small plain earrings, one in each ear. Stretchers are not permitted.
  • A watch.
  • One other piece of jewellery, e.g. plain ring, necklace or bracelet.
  • Taonga or other items of cultural or religious significance are permitted.
2. Students must stay in the school grounds unless they have permission to leave 2017-11-01T03:25:38+00:00

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 s/he has first obtained permission from the school office. The exception is Yr13 students who may leave the grounds during study time or breaks.

i. Exit passes
Exit passes for medical, dental or 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. Students should bring a note from home or an appointment card to the office when requesting an exit pass.

ii. Lunch passes
Students need a lunch pass to go home for lunch. Students are only permitted to go to their own home at lunchtime. Permanent lunch passes will be provided to students who fill in the form available from their dean. 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 8.30am or at lunchtime if the request is deposited at interval.

iii. Bounds The following places are out of bounds to students:

  • Grounds
    – All building sites or other areas marked off to ensure student safety.
    – The playing field beyond the near rugby field boundary unless actively involved in sport.
    – Car and motorcycle parks and all bicycle, scooter and skateboard stands.
    – The Waterloo Road frontage.
    – All garden areas.
    – The area around the gym and the bus shed, the far end of the tennis courts, Horticulture etc.
  • Buildings
    – The Administration block (unless on business), all specialist rooms.
    – Classrooms at interval or lunchtime unless it is wet, very cold, or under the direct supervision of a teacher. (The Auditorium is usually open in cold, wet weather.)
3. Students must attend all classes 2017-11-01T03:27:48+00:00

a. Attendance & Punctuality

– Students should be at school by 8:25am and leave by 3:30pm. Outside these times students at school should be under the direct supervision of a teacher.
– Lateness for school or class will result in a dean’s consequence unless excused.
– Parents are requested to ring the attendance officer (ext. 838) to excuse an absence.

A student who has been absent must, on the day s/he returns, bring a dated note signed by a parent/caregiver. This note should state:
* the date(s) of absence
* the reason for the 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 without permission will face consequences.

4. Theft of, damage to, or interference with other peoples’ property is unacceptable 2017-11-01T03:28:45+00:00

Damage to school property must be reported immediately to the Deputy Principals. Students found damaging, defacing or losing school property are liable for the cost of replacement or repair. This applies to staff or students’ property also.

5. Litter must be placed in the bins provided 2017-09-28T09:49:41+00:00

Litter must be placed in the bins provided.

6. Hurting other people physically or verbally, bullying, or using offensive language is unacceptable 2017-11-01T03:33:21+00:00

These actions are unacceptable in the school environment (including digital platforms) where, for learning to take place, respect for others is essential. Offensive language, verbal abuse, and other antisocial behaviour in class that prevents 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(s) together and the impact of the incident(s) 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 be recorded in the student’s pastoral file.

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.

7. Possessing or using tobacco, alcohol or harmful drugs or substances is prohibited 2017-11-01T03:35:13+00:00

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 smoke or consume alcoholic liquor, tobacco or other prohibited drugs, or be associated with students who are smoking or consuming alcoholic liquor, tobacco or other prohibited drugs, or be associated with students who are smoking or consuming alcoholic liquor, tobacco or other prohibited drugs.

8. Each student must follow the rules regarding general behaviour around the school 2017-11-01T03:38:55+00:00
  • Students are to treat others in a courteous manner.
  • There is to be no eating in classrooms during lessons or in the library at any time.
  • No chewing gum is to be brought into school.
  • Students are responsible for any possessions which they bring into school.

a. Bicycles, scooters & skateboards:
Bicycles, scooters & skateboards are not to be ridden in the school grounds. Bike stands are out of bounds unless a student is placing his/her vehicle in, or collecting her/his own vehicle from, the stands.

Scooters and skateboards are to be left at the racks provided and may NOT be carried around school during the day or used during break times.

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 student has an appropriate driver’s licence and the permission of her/his parents,
• the student complies with any legal restrictions that apply to his/her licence,
• the vehicle has a current Registration and Warrant of Fitness,
• the vehicle is used only for the purpose of travelling to and from school,
• passengers are carried only with the written consent of the passengers’ parents caregivers and the driver’s parents/caregivers
• students’ vehicles must not be parked on school grounds.

The school reserves the right to restrict the use of a student’s motor vehicle for school transport if any breach is made of the school’s regulation on motor vehicle use.

9. Each student must follow the classroom rules and routines which are based on our C.A.R.R Values, courtesy, consideration & respect for others 2017-11-01T03:42:25+00:00

Classroom Rules

  • The school values – Commitment, Achievement, Resilience & Respect are to be observed at all times
  • Follow the instructions of the teacher. Teachers are in charge in the classroom.
  • Do not behave in a way that interferes with the rights of other students to learn.
  • Do not act in a way that endangers the health and safety of other students

Classroom Routines – Follow the C.A.R.R. Values

Teachers are in charge of classrooms and students are required to follow 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.

  1. At the start of a lesson, students will line up quietly outside the classroom. Correct uniform must be worn or a pass shown to the teacher.
  2. Students will sit in seats allocated by the teacher.
  3. Students must not leave their seats without the teacher’s permission.
  4. Upon entering the classroom students must get their equipment out, put their bag in the appropriate place and wait quietly for the lesson to begin.
  5. Each student must be properly equipped for each class with the appropriate equipment. Borrowing gear from others is not permitted.
  6. Students speak only after putting up their hand and being asked to by the teacher. Calling out is not permitted.
  7. Eating, drinking or chewing is not permitted, except teachers may allow students to have water bottles in certain circumstances.
  8. Personal digital devices must be switched off and put away when in class and assembly. The school takes no responsibility for any loss or damage to these items. These items can be confiscated for increasing lengths of time if used inappropriately or at the wrong time.
  9. At the end of a lesson, students must pack up and leave only when directed. The classroom must be left tidy.

 

10. Managing Student Behaviour (Referral System) 2017-11-01T12:14:28+00:00

Hornby High School has adopted a system for dealing with disruptive classroom behaviour which is non-confrontational and restorative. The aims of this system are:

To remove any student from the classroom whose behaviour is preventing the teacher from teaching the class and/or other students from learning.

To encourage the disruptive student to be responsible for modifying his/her own behaviour so that it conforms to accepted standards of classroom conduct.

The system and how it works to achieve a ‘win-win’ situations is fully explained below.
All teachers endeavour to create a warm and purposeful teaching environment in their classrooms. If, after two warnings and referral to the classroom rules, a student will not behave satisfactorily or is interfering with the right of other students to work, then they will be referred from the classroom.

Referral Room
The teacher sends the student to the referral secretary in P Block. Students take their bag and the student half of referral slip with them on referral. On arrival, the referral secretary will help the student write a statement giving their side of the problem. Parents and the dean will be notified that a referral has occurred. The student returns to class when they have demonstrated that they are ‘learning ready’.

Working It Out
Either the student or the teacher may request a work out to discuss the classroom incident. Work-out is an opportunity for a calm and reasoned discussion between the student, teacher and dean.

Persistent Disruptive Behaviour
A student who has several referrals will be referred to the Dean or Deputy Principal. Parents will be notified and a meeting held and options discussed. If the poor behaviour persists, the student could face stand-down, suspension or alternative action by school management. Parents will be closely involved in this process.

Outside the Classroom

The Hornby High School Values encourage student behaviour outside the classroom to show respect for people and property and to follow the school rules. The following consequences exist for those students who break the rules of acceptable conduct.

  • Dean’s Consequence means that students must report to their dean at a prearranged time to discuss the situation which brought them to the dean’s attention. They may be required to stay to perform tasks appropriate to the situation.
  • After-School Detentions run for one full hour from 3-4pm and usually involve work around the school. After-school detentions are a higher level response for more serious offences or repeat offences.
  • Principal’s Detentions run on Friday afternoons or Sunday mornings for two hours. These detentions are for very serious or persistent problems.

COMPLAINTS
If parents/caregivers or students have a grievance against the school for perceived unfair treatment or other problem then a call to the school office or member of the senior administration will help to put you in touch with the best person to help. The school has a Complaints Policy which sets out procedures to ensure fairness.  A copy of the policy is held at the office.

Classroom Routines – Follow the C.A.R.R. Values

Teachers are in charge of classrooms and students are required to follow 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.

1. At the start of a lesson students will line up quietly outside the classroom. Correct uniform must be worn or a pass shown to the teacher.
2. Students will sit in seats allocated by the teacher.
3. Students must not leave their seats without the teacher’s permission.
4. Upon entering the classroom students must get their equipment out, put their bag in the appropriate place and wait quietly for the lesson to begin.
5. Each student must be properly equipped for each class with the appropriate equipment. Borrowing gear from others is not permitted.
6. Students speak only after putting up their hand and being asked to by the teacher. Calling out is not permitted.
7. Eating, drinking or chewing is not permitted, except teachers may allow students to have water bottles in certain circumstances.
8. Personal digital devices must be switched off and put away when in class and assembly. The school takes no responsibility for any loss or damage to these items. These items can be confiscated for increasing lengths of time if used inappropriately or at the wrong time.
9. At the end of a lesson students must pack up and leave only when directed. The classroom must be left tidy.

School Timetable

School Timetable showing period and break times Please click on the link below to view or download a copy.

2018 School Timetable

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