School Rules


 

General rules

  1. Students should be respectful and obedient towards their superiors and all members of the staff, both inside and outside the school. They should also be kind and courteous in word and deed towards their schoolmates and others.
  2. Students should co-operate with the school monitors, prefects and other who have been put in charge of maintaining good order. They should comply willingly with their requests and orders, without hindering them in the performance of their duties.
  3. Student should keep the school clean and tidy at all time. Chewing gum is prohibited in the school campus as it is unhygienic when discarded in the playgrounds and other public areas and is difficult to clean up.
  4. Students should show respect for school property. They should use with care all equipment, furniture and facilities of the school. Any damage to school property must be reported to the teachers at once by the students/students concerned. Repairs will be carried out at the expense of those responsible.
  5. Students should not bring valuable objects or large amount of money to school. Any lost property found on the school premises is to be consigned to the General Administration Office.
  6. Students should only bring to school their textbooks, exercise books and other articles directly related to their school work. All unauthorized books, newspapers, magazines, mobile phones and other articles, especially if offensive to good taste or morality, are strictly forbidden.
  7. Students who write articles concerning the school for publication in newspapers or periodicals must first submit them to the school authorities for approval.
  8. Students should obtain the permission of the school authorities before organizing clubs, fund-raising or ticket-selling activities, parties, picnics, etc.

Appearance and deportment

  1. Students should wear complete uniform when coming to school for lessons or meetings.
  2. Students should wear the P.E. uniform of the season during P.E. lessons.
  3. In order to cultivate a neat appearance and good deportment, students are advised not to have their hair dyed or cut in unusual styles, and not to wear ornaments.
  4. Students should avoid any rude, vulgar or violent behavior, both inside and outside the school, which may spoil their own good name and the reputation of the school.

In the classroom

  1. Students are not allowed to change the seat assigned to them without permission from their teachers.
  2. Students should observe silence and order in the classroom, in the corridors and on the staircases. Students should raise their hands before asking a question during the lessons.
  3. Students are allowed to hold activities on the school premises after school time or during holidays only if they get the approval of the school authorities and supervised by a teacher.
  4. Students are not allowed to leave personal belongings in the classroom after school hours.
  5. Students should hand in all written assignments on time, and in no case should they copy the homework of their fellow students.
  6. Student should come to school with his/her own text books, exercise books and stationery, and should avoid borrowing them from others.

*  Under Tropical Cyclone and Rainstorm Warning Signal condition

  1. Tropical Cyclone: Classes are suspended all day when Tropical Cyclone Signal No.3 (or above) is hoisted.
  2. Rainstorm Warning Signals: When the Rainstorm Warning signals is hoisted, our school will follow the instruction of Direcção dos Serviços de Educação e Juventude and the suspension of classes will be announced through the local radio or television broadcasts.
  • When Tropical Cyclone Signal No.3or Rainstorm Warning Signal is hoisted, our school will ensure that the school premises are open and staffed so as to look after the students who have arrived. Students are allowed to go home only when conditions are safe.
  • When the Rainstorm Warning is issued, students who are late for or absent from classes will not be considered as absent.
  • During class suspension period, all test, examinations and extracurricular activities will be postponed or cancelled;

Early-leaving and late-coming

  1. Students should be punctual. They are expected to arrive at the school at least ten minutes before lessons commence.
  2. Students are not allowed to leave the school during school hours nor during recess time.
  3. When it is necessary, a student may leave the school early or take leave for some periods, provided he first fills in an “Early-leaving” slip at the General Administration Office, and obtains the approval of the Principal or the Prefects of Studies or the Prefects of Moral and Religious Education.
  4. Late-comers should get and fill in a “Late-admission” slip at the reception office. When entering the classroom, they should present it to the teacher on duty. Tardiness in excess of 15 minutes will be considered as absence for one period.
  5. Five late-comings in one term will be counted as one demerit. Students may receive a bad mark for leaving the school without permission or for being absent without leave.

Leave of absence and sick leave 

  1. If a student cannot attend lessons because of sickness or injury, parents should inform the General Administration Office by telephone before 8:20 a.m. and parents should fill in the absent notice which is inside the students’ diary and present it to the class teachers while returning. If the sick-leave exceeds two days, a medical certificate signed by a registered physician is also required.
  2. If necessary, apart from filling in the absent notice, students should also submit a letter signed by parents/guardians, stating the reason for and length of the absence.
  3. Any absence which is not dealt with according to the proper procedure will be counted as absence without leave.
  4. If a student has been absent for more than 15 days in one semester, the school authorities may debar him from taking the term examinations.

Tests and examinations

  1. Students should work hard at their studies. They should not attempt to gain marks by dishonest methods. Any kind of cheating or serious violation of the examination regulations will bring disqualification in that subject. If cheating occurs in a test, a zero will be given and a back mark will also be imposed. Should the cheating occurs in an examination, a zero mark will be given and a back mark will also be imposed.
  2. Students who absent themselves from any test or examination without a valid reason will be penalized with a zero mark in that particular subject,
  3. Students who absent for any test or examination because of illness or other special reasons will be allowed to take the supplementary examination at a later date and the results of the particular subject will be adjusted.

Norms for promotion, detainment, resit and dismissal

  1. Students’ promotion, detainment, taking reparatory examination or dismissal will be decided in the general staff meeting at the end of the school year in accordance with the academic results and grade of conduct achieved.
  2. A student will be considered promoted if he/she obtains a pass-mark in every subject.
  3. A student will be detained if :
    1. He/she fails in the Total Average mark.
    2. He/she fails in 5 weighting units (or above).
    3. He/she gets lower than 40 marks in one major subject.
  4. Dismissal:
    1. A student who is very poor in his/her conduct or study in spite of repeated warnings will be dismissed.
    2. A repeater who is very poor in conduct or study will be dismissed.

Merits and demerits

  1. Merits will be assigned to students who:
    1. Excel in both academic achievement and conduct.
    2. Show diligence and make significant progress in their school work.
    3. Are co-operative and outstanding in their service to the school
    4. Participate actively and responsibly in the curricular and extra-curricular activities of the school.
    5. Perform praiseworthy deeds in favour of others.
  2. Students who break the school rules may be penalized in any of the following ways, in accordance with the gravity of the offence:
    1. Warning
    2. Detention
    3. Demerits or bad marks
    4. Suspension
    5. Expulsion
    6. Other appropriate penalties
  3. Students are liable to be suspended, to receive one bad mark or even dismissed without previous notice if they commit any of the following offences inside or outside the school:
    1. Serious insubordination, insulting behavior.
    2. Vandalism of school property. Tampering with school notices or smearing school walls with graffiti.
    3. Bullying or harassing others.
    4. Spreading of counterfeit orders. Falsifying or forging documents, signatures, seals.
    5. Stealing, gambling, smoking.
    6. Taking part in activities or organizations which are illegal or detrimental to the school’s reputation. Commission of a moral or criminal offence.
    7. Habitual violation of school rules in spite of repeated warnings.
    8. Accumulation of three bad marks or 27 demerits.

 

P.S. The school authorities may alter the above-mentioned rules when they deem it necessary.