Code of Conduct

A school’s Code of Conduct is a commitment by learners, educators, and parents to a set of rules of which the primary purpose is to create a safe, supportive, and productive schooling environment.

Each Ubuhle Christian School (UCS) learner should behave in a manner that will not bring himself or the School into disrepute. He must, in public and in private, maintain that standard which is expected of a pupil of UCS. Each individual wants to be respected; he should therefore show the respect he wants for himself, to his peers, his juniors, his seniors, his staff, and his environment. All learners shall behave in a responsible, sensible, and tolerant manner; any action, which is destructive, discourteous or dishonest, is an offence.

The aim of this Code of Conduct is therefore to establish and maintain order and discipline within the school to facilitate effective teaching and learning.  It has been drawn up in accordance with the Government Gazette of 15 May 1998 entitled “Guidelines for a Code of Conduct for Learners” and is subject to the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, the South African Schools Act, 1996 and Provincial legislation to reflect the constitutional democracy, human rights, and transparent communication, which should underpin South African Society.

The Code of Conduct informs the learners of the way in which they should conduct themselves at school in preparation for their conduct and safety in civil society. It sets grades of moral behaviour for learners and equips them with the expertise, knowledge, and skills they will be expected to evince as worthy and responsible citizens. It promotes the civic responsibilities of the school and it develops leadership. The main focus of the Code of Conduct is positive discipline; it is not punitive and punishment oriented but facilitates constructive learning.  It gives equal recognition to positive attitudes, behaviour, and contribution.

 

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