st mura code of discipline imageIn St. Mura’s we adopt a positive approach to discipline, which is based on respect for yourself, others and property. BULLYING IS NOT TOLERATED.
Strategies used to show disapproval of unacceptable behaviour:
a) Reasoning with the pupil
b) Reprimand (including advice on how to behave).
c) Temporary separation from peers, friend and others.
d) Note in homework journal to parents.
e) Loss of privileges.
f) Detention during a break.
g) Prescribing additional work.
h) Pupils who misbehave frequently may not be allowed to participate in school outings for their own safety and that of other pupils.
i) Communication with parents.
j) Temporary Suspension – the maximum period is three school days.

CODE OF DISCIPLINE

Rules are not invented to make life miserable, they are there to safeguard. Therefore, we expect each child to follow these rules:

  • That you come to school every day and arrive on time. (If you miss school or are unavoidably late, you bring in a note.)
  • That you do your best in class and at your homework.That you do your homework each night, written or oral, as it is a back-up to the work done in class.
    That you take down the homework in your diary and get it signed by your parents nightly. (Diaries are provided from 1st – 6th Class).
    That you have proper pens, pencils, books and copies, as it only wastes time if you haven’t got them.
  • That you have respect and consideration for other pupils.By being helpful and treating others with good manners and respect.
    By not picking on or bullying others.
    By not fighting as it can cause injury.
    Do not punch, kick, hit or spit at anyone.
    Do not join in any name-calling. o Do not exclude others from your discussion/activities.
    Do not damage or steal or threaten to damage other people’s property.If you think you are being bullied, talk to your class teacher or the principal teacher, as silence is the bully’s greatest weapon.
  • That you respect your teachers.When your teacher talks to the whole class you must be quiet and pay attention.
    Put up your hand to answer questions, do not call out.
    Do not eat, chew or drink during a lesson.
    Go to the toilet during breaks rather than during a lesson
    Only ‘pack away’ when the teacher tells you.
    Make sure that you leave your classroom clean and tidy before you leave.
  • That you respect school property.Do not break or damage school property.
    Keep school books tidy.
    Look after school equipment.
    Take pride in the appearance of the school and avoid dropping litter.
    Chewing gum is not allowed.
    Walk quietly in line before entering the classrooms.