School discipline is the system of rules, punishments and behavioral strategies appropriate to the regulation of children and the maintenance of order in schools. Its aim is to create a safe and conducive learning environment in the classroom.
School discipline ensures the safety of staff and students and creates an environment conducive to learning. Serious student misconduct involving violent or criminal behavior defeats these goals and often makes headlines in the process. However, the commonest discipline problems involve noncriminal student behavior (Moles 1989).
It is important to keep the ultimate goal in mind while working to improve school discipline. Effective school discipline strategies seek to encourage responsible behavior and to provide all students with a satisfying school experience as well as to discourage misconduct.
The purpose of discipline is to help the individual to acquire knowledge, habits, interests and ideals which conduce to the well being of himself, his fellows and society as a whole. It gives realization to the school that it must be reconstructed on the lines of the development and conscious pursuit of common ends in a cooperative spirit, each member contributing to the common good in accordance with special gifts. Life in the school thus organized becomes similar to the, and continuous with, life in democratic society, and discipline becomes co-extensive with the whole of school life.
Discipline gives children a feeling of security by telling them what they may and may not do.
It helps children to avoid from frequent feelings of guilt and shame for misbehavior-feelings that inevitably lead to unhappiness and poor adjustment.
Discipline enables children to live according to standards approved by the social group and thus to win social approval.
Through discipline, children learn to behave in a way that leads to praise that, they interpret as indications of love and acceptance which is essential to successful adjustment and happiness.
Discipline serves as an ego-bolstering motivation, which encourages children to accomplish what is required of them.
Discipline helps children to develop a conscious the “internalized voice” that guides them in making their own decisions and controlling their own behavior.
School Zero Tolerance Policy
- Consumption of tobacco in any form
- Consumption of alcohol in any form
- Consumption of narcotics in any form
- Handling of pornography in any form
- Assaulting and seriously injuring fellow student or school staff
- Willful destruction of school property
Committing any of the above offences will lead to immediate expulsion from school as also Boarding House if applicable.
Students are also reminded that this school has 'no mobile phone' policy and if found in the possession of any student during school hours inside school premises the phone will immediately be seized and destroyed, and SIM card returned to his/her guardian/parent. No excuses will be entertained. No unnecessary digital appliances also must be brought to school and will be confiscated if found with any student.