CODE OF CONDUCT FOR RIS STUDENTS
Children are expected to conform to high standards of behaviour. An important part of education is undoubtedly the acquisition of self-discipline. Self-discipline has to be taught and the code of conduct is designed and implemented to attain this objective. These rules and regulations should be treated as incentives rather than sanctions, encouragement rather than criticism, and praise and not blame. This will help maintain a calm, caring and harmonious working atmosphere for all.
All Students should :
- Obey the rules and regulations of the school.
- Be proud to be Sri Lankan.
- Respect the National Anthem of Sri Lanka.
- Respect the National Flag of Sri Lanka.
- Respect the national, social and cultural values of Sri Lanka.
- Respect the traditions of Royal International School, school song and
- its flag.
1. DRESS CODE AND APPEARANCE
Royal International School expects strict adherence to the school uniform and the highest possible standards of appearance from its students, which would bring collective pride to the school and its community.
FEMALE STUDENT UNIFORM:
- Dark blue knee length skirts, white shirts (red T shirt in preschool) with the school logo printed or embossed over the right pocket, collar buttoned and school tie.
- Black shoes and white ankle length socks.
- Muslim female students in the from Grade 6 onwards are permitted to wear a special dress with;
- Collared white blouse with logo printed on the right hand side pocket
- Neck tie (tie knot should conceal the fastened top button of the school blouse)
- Long white shawl
- Long blue trousers
- Black shoes with laces
- White socks
- For PE and sports practices, Muslim girls should wear the School t-shirt and Track bottom. (You may wear a plain black shawl if needed)
- Skirt must not be shorter than 5 cm above the centre of the knee and should be loose fitting.
- Student must wear the school T- Shirt and School track bottom for all sport practices, including PE periods.
MALE STUDENT UNIFORM:
- Male students up to and including Grade 6 shall wear
- Dark blue shorts, white short- sleeved shirts, with printed or embossed school logo on the left pocket,
- School tie, black shoes, ankle length socks.
- All male students of grade 7 to 13 are required to wear,
- Long dark blue trousers
- White short-sleeved shirts, with collar, with printed or embossed school logo on the left pocket,
- School tie, black shoes, with laces and white ankle length socks.
- Hair must be cut short with no sideburns.
- Must be clean-shaven.
- Students must wear the school T-Shirt and School track bottom for all sports practices including PE periods.
- Students should not wear caps inside the school premises.
All students should keep their hair neat and combed / brushed. Hair styling, dying, bleaching and streaking of any kind is not permitted.
Girls: with long hair must have two plaits and use only black ribbons. No colored ribbons and fancy slides are allowed. When hair is not long enough to plait, it should be tied in two or Otherwise cut short.
Boys: should trim their hair, neither too long nor too short. Facial hair should be shaved. Boys who do not shave facial hair and who shave their heads for religious or health reasons should obtain prior permission by forwarding explanatory letters from their parents or doctor as relevant.
JEWELLERY AND MAKE-UP
- Students are allowed to wear a plain watch but should not wear any jewellery.
- Girls with pierced ears may wear small studs, only one on each ear lobe.
- Long earrings and rings are not allowed.
- Nail varnish (Cutex) and make-up is not allowed.
- Boys are not allowed to wear ear studs.
- Any other jewellery worn may be confiscated.
- Any student arriving at school in inappropriate uniform or with an inappropriate appearance will be sent home.
- Loitering in public places in school uniform is prohibited.
2. ATTENDANCE OF STUDENTS
- Students must be in school before 7.25 am (UKG, Gr. 1 – 13) & 8.00am
(Toddler, Nursery & LKG).
- Students are not allowed to leave the school premises during school hours, except with prior permission from the head of the relevant section
- An excuse letter must be submitted to the class teacher when absent from school. In case of long absences the school must be notified within three days by a written note addressed to the head of the relevant section.
- All appointments, (medical and private) should be made after school hours, whenever possible, unless it is an urgent necessity.
- Visits to friends, relatives, pilgrimages etc should be planned not to disturb school work.
- Attendance will be marked by the class teachers at the beginning of the first period.
- Students who arrive at school late (after 7.30 am), must report to the Principal or Vice Principal. The names of the latecomers will be indicated in the register with the reason for being late.
- Those who are late to school will be reprimanded with a letter of notification to parents.
- Latecomers in the secondary school will be handled by the prefects and reported to the Principal or Vice Principal as relevant.
- Class teachers will monitor attendance and will take necessary steps to improve the situation.
4. LOST AND FOUND
- The school is not responsible for any lost or stolen items including money.
- You may check with the office if any lost property has been found. You are required to produce identification in order to collect any lost and found items.
5. CHECKLIST (BY CLASS TEACHERS)
- Class teachers will check the following in the first ten minutes each morning;
- Uniform and appearance of students
- Tidy appearance of the class room
- Observing morning prayers
- Communication Books (these should be brought to school by all students everyday)
6. CANTEEN: FOOD, WATER & DRINKS
- Students are advised to bring their own food and drinks from home especially a bottle of water.
- The canteen is open during the interval for. No students should go to the canteen during school hours. Please ensure good behaviour in the canteen.
- All food must be consumed in the classroom and not outside.
- All litter must be disposed in the litter bins.
- Bubble gum and chewing gum are prohibited.
7. PROHIBITED MATERIALS
- Students are prohibited to bring material that could affect the discipline, of the school. These include:
- Obscene literature, CDs, DVDs etc.
- Any type of equipment that could be used in violence.
- Cigarettes, drugs, intoxicants, etc.
- Any item of unauthorized items of sale to the school community.
- Mobile phones, pagers, i-pods, pen drives etc.
- Perfumes and toiletries, make-up and chewing gum, tippex.
- Students are expected to keep their environment inside the classroom as well as the school compound clean.
- Pieces of paper, drink cans etc. should be dumped only in litter bins.
- Walls inside the classrooms as well as outside should be kept clean without any marks.
- Opening and closing of the doors should be done with care, so that no damage is done.
- Running, shouting and loitering in the corridors and staircases is strictly prohibited.
- Students should take care that trees and plants in the school compound are not destroyed.
- Throwing litter and water out through the windows is an offence.
9. Discipline in the Laboratories
Computer rooms/ Subject rooms
- Walking about and unnecessary loitering in those areas is not allowed. Students should not touch any equipment in the laboratories without the permission of the teacher.
- Any act of indiscipline in a laboratory will be treated as a punishable offence.
- All students should abide by the rules and regulations of the laboratory, damaging laboratory furniture and equipment is a punishable offence.
10. Discipline in the Library
- Absolute silence should be maintained in the Library.
- Students should not bring any other printed books to the library.
- No books or material should be taken out of the Library without the permission of the Librarian.
- Students should abide by the rules and regulations of the Library.
- Willfully damaging Library equipment and material is a punishable offence.
11. Discipline in the Playground
- Students must take utmost care of each other’s safety while playing.
- Hard ball cricket should be only played under the supervision of a teacher. It is considered to be a serious offence to violate this requirement.
- Students should take good care of the sport facilities provided by the school.
- Any material, damaged deliberately by a student, should be replaced by himself/ herself.
- Students are prohibited to use the playground during class time, unless accompanied by a teacher.
12. Discipline in the School Buses
- Students should maintain high standards of behavior expected while traveling. They are not allowed to use foul language, make unnecessary noises and shout.
- Students should refrain from disturbing the driver and conductors by forcing them to play cassettes and CD’s. Students are not allowed to bring cassettes etc. to be played in buses. They should not damage the seats etc. and must use the buses with care.
13. Use of Toilets
- Toilets should be used with concern with the convenience of other students in mind.
- Students should use only toilets assigned to their classes.
- Toilets should be flushed and kept clean after use.
- Students should refrain from going to the toilets while lessons are going on unless it’s urgent.
- Playing with water and disturbing other’s privacy is strictly prohibited.
- Water taps and other equipment should not be damaged and must be turned off after use.
14. Main Foyer
- Students are not allowed to loiter around the main school offices and the lobby without a valid reason.
- Talking is not allowed in the main foyer. This is a common area for visitors and parents. Students should leave this area as soon as possible.
- Students should not use the chairs in this area unless unavoidable.
15. Use of Telephone
- Use of the school telephone by students has to be limited to urgent requirements. This has to be done with permission from the class teacher and the Head of School. A note and a register will be used to regulate this.
- Students can converse amongst themselves only in English. The language should be pleasant and acceptable.
- Foul language and slang, is not allowed in the school.
- Students can speak in Sinhala or Tamil only during those respective language classes.
- Private conversations during lessons are not allowed and are punishable by the teacher.
- Language used in the corridors, playground, toilets and all other school premises should be decent, pleasant and respectable.
17. In the classrooms and other areas
- Student’s behaviour should conform to ethical standards expected in the classroom.
- It is prohibited to indulge in personal conversation during lessons. Disturbing, disobeying and violence are strictly prohibited.
- Students should not come out of class or go out to toilets etc. during the change of periods. If very urgent they may go to toilets during a period with permission from the subject teacher and an exit card has to be obtained.
- Students should have their food inside their classroom, not in the corridors etc.
- Any attempt to secure money, property, food or other gain through the threat of physical harm or abuse is not allowed. Physical assault will not be tolerated.
- Willful damage of school equipment, assets and infrastructure, laboratory and library equipment (vandalism) is a punishable offence. Students will be punished for misbehavior and costs will be recovered from the offenders.
- All lights, fans etc. should be switched off when leaving the classroom.
- Inappropriate interaction between students is strictly prohibited.
18. Parent – Teacher Communication Book (CB)
- All students should buy and use the communication book as instructed, throughout the year.
- A student is required to keep the CB in his/ her possession on every school day.