Hoërskool
Dr Johan Jurgens
All transgressions as laid out in the Code of Conduct for learners, are divided into two categories. Debit point are given for transgressions and points are credited for positive behavior.
These debit/credit points have no effect on the pupil’s academic marks and can therefore not be added or subtracted from test/exam marks. NB Should a pupil require 200 or more negative points, it is possible that he/she may not be considered for nomination for the SRC. Should a member of the SRC have 200 debit points against his/her name, he/she may lose his/her position on the SRC. Learners may sign an appeal form within 24 hours which may be lodged with any member of the disciplinary committee. Punishment is a corrective measure which the pupil himself/herself controls so that he/she endures the punishment that he/she caused.This is to maintain an orderly society at school. No corporal punishment may be carried out. Punishment must be in accordance with the transgression and according to the Code of Conduct for Learners.
The following can be applied:

Verbal or written warning from an educator
Telephonic or personal interview/conversation with parents.
Detention where schoolwork is completed under supervision:
Detention: Friday: from 14:00 - 16:00 no excuses will be accepted after the detention. If a pupil is absent on a Friday, he/she must hand in a medical certificate on the following Monday. If a pupil neglects/refuse to do this, this will be seen as not attending the detention, thus being absent. If a pupil does not behave during the detention session, he/she will be sent home. A punishment of 100 negative points will be given. If a learner/pupil has been absent for three detentions without a valid excuse, his negative points will NOT be taken away at the end of the year. A copy of his negative points will be placed in his file. The same rule applies to pupils that have more than 1000 negative points at the end of the year.

An agreement where vandalized property is replaced.
Replacement, repair or compensation of damaged property.
Suspension/exclusion from certain school activities.
Internal disciplinary hearing.
Disciplinary hearing with: a) Temporary suspension from school b) Permanent suspension from school.

DETENTION

Parents are informed by letter when their child has detention.
Detention takes place on Friday directly after school, from 14:00 - 16:00
Pupil study/complete homework under supervision of a staff member in the designated classroom.
Detention receives preference and pupils who fail to prevent themselves, may be temporarily or permanently suspended.

NEGATIVE BEHAVIOR.

Indecent behavior (sexual indecency). Contact parents. Possible permanent suspension.
Switching off of any power switches on school grounds.
Unlawful use of cellphones, Video recording of brawling on school premises.
Unauthorized parking on school premises (under shading). Learners who wish to park their vehicles on the school premises must have their parents request permissions from the deputy-principal.
Learners who are under the lawful age for obtaining a motor vehicle license, and who enter the school premises driving a vehicle, will immediately be handed over to the Metro Police.
No physical contact between pupils in school uniform.
Any pupil that wants to disrupt or tries to disrupt the school or a class through illegal behavior, transgresses the Constitution of the country. The S.A. Police Force will be called in to take action.

POSITIVE AWARDS

Positive points can be awarded for exceptional work in a subject
The same points can be awarded for assisting groups of pupils/teachers/class mates. For example: Tidying up after functions (Service/Sport/Culture/Other.
The section in the homework diary may be used for positive mention.
Each quarter, meetings for the grade (Gr 8 - 12) are held where problems are discussed. Academic improvements are awarded for 5% (average) or 10% (subject) improvement.
Maximum: 60 points per quarter.

Cell phones

POLICY ON CELLPHONES, IPODS, Mp3 PLAYERS AND SIMILAR AUDIO DEVICES

1. TRANSGRESSION IN TERMS OF THE USE OF CELLPHONES, IPODS, Mp3 PLAYERS & SIMILAR DEVICES

The following behavior will be viewed as a transgression of the Code of Conduct and will be acted upon in terms of the disciplinary procedure of the Department as well as the relevant policy:

No cellphones, iPods, Mp3 Player and similar audio devices may be visible or may be used during the official school hours. (07:30 - 14:00)
No school activity may be video taped, photographed or distributed.
No incident at school may be video taped, photographed or distributed. (Serious misconduct - refer to Disciplinary Committee)
No personal material involving a learner or educator may be video taped, photographed, viewed or distributed to any other person.
No learner may be in possession of material of adult or pornographic nature and such material may not be viewed or distributed.
No request for parents to visit the school without prior arrangement and appointment through the office are allowed.
No cellphones may be exposed during a test or exam. Transgression will be viewed as dishonesty and will be acted upon as such.
Due to security reasons no building or equipment of the school may be video taped or photographed or distributed.
Depending upon the nature of the transgression, any of the abovementioned could be viewed of a serious nature that might lead to suspension or expulsion through the disciplinary procedure of the Department.

2 CORRECTIVE MEASURES

The following corrective action will be implemented against transgression:

All transgressions will be punished in terms of the debit point system as promulgated in the Code of Conduct.
Sim cards of cellphones, iPods, Mpp3 Players and similar audio devices will be confiscated.
Sim cards of cellphones, iPod, Mp3 Players or similar device could be claimed back through the following procedure: A penalty of R50.00 could be paid towards the school for which a receipt will be issued.
The learner’s parent could collect tge sim card, iPod, Mp3 Player or similar audio device, personally from the office.
Upon serious misconduct or a third (3d) transgression of the Code of Conduct, action will be taken through the disciplinary procedure as prescribed by the Department of Education with an official disciplinary hearing, conducted by the Disciplinary Committee of the School Governing Body, in the presence of the learner and his/her parents.
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