School Rules and Regulations

The school rules have been established in partnership with the community over a long period of time. They reflect the school community’s expectations in terms of acceptable standards of behaviour, dress and personal presentation in the widest sense. Students are expected to follow the school rules at all times when on the school grounds, representing the school, attending a school activity or when clearly associated with the school i.e. when wearing school uniform.

Students have the responsibility:
  • To attend school regularly
  • To respect the right of others to learn
  • To respect their peers and teachers regardless of ethnicity, religion or gender
  • To respect the property and equipment of the school and others
  • To carry out reasonable instructions to the best of their ability
  • To conduct themselves in a courteous and appropriate manner in school and in public
  • To keep the school environment and the local community free from litter
  • To observe the uniform code of the school
  • To read all school notices and bring them to their parents’/guardians’ attention


Students are representatives of our school from leaving home until  they return and are thus expected to set themselves a high standard of  behaviour both inside and outside the school.


should be worn tidily and correctly both at school and between home  and school. The full school uniform must be worn at all times. Shirts  are to be tucked in; socks are to be pulled up; heel straps in place. Where a situation arises concerning a student’s uniform, written  requests for temporary wearing of non-regulation items must be referred to a Dean or Deputy Principal.

Students are to be clean-shaven at all times while representing the school.

No visible jewellery is to be worn. Jewellery of religious or  cultural significance may be worn but must be covered at all times.
No piercings are allowed. In particular, clear plastic studs, or otherwise, used to maintain the piercing, are not allowed.

A student’s hair must be kept clean and tidy at all times. The length of the hair should not be shorter than a “number 2” razor cut. Hair should not be touching the shirt collar and should be off the face at all times. The style of the hair should not be extreme, including but not limited to mohawk, shaved styles and/or patterns, hair tied up and braided. The colour must be the student’s own natural colour; no dye nor highlights are allowed. No hair ties, hair clips or hair accessories are to be used.

Make-up must not be worn. Students are not permitted to have visible tattoos.

C. The following are not to be brought on to the school grounds:

  • Alcohol or drugs in any form
  • Chemicals
  • Cigarettes or tobacco
  • Knives or other weapons, including BB guns
  • Matches/lighters/explosive or dangerous material
  • Pornographic or any other offensive material
  • Cameras
  • Skateboards or scooters or similar
  • Expensive bicycles or bicycle accessories or other costly equipment

Mobile Phones

  • Mobile phones will be permitted in school.
  • Students will be able to use them on the way to and from school.
  • Students will be able to use them in class as learning devices with  the express permission of the teacher. Such permission must be sought and received before their use.
  • Students will not be permitted to use mobile phones in the school grounds, or during Form Period.

If a student uses a mobile phone inappropriately, or in contravention of the school’s policy, he will be sanctioned accordingly.

Devices (Laptops / Notebooks / Tablets)

  • Devices will be permitted in school.
  • Students will be able to use them in class as learning devices with the express permission of the teacher.
  • Students will not be permitted to use devices in the school grounds during Interval and Lunch.

If a student uses a device inappropriately, or in contravention of  the school’s policy, he will be sanctioned accordingly. Devices will not be confiscated except in circumstances where a member of staff considers the device to be a harmful or disruptive influence.

The security and protection, within reason, of the device will be the responsibility of the student.

D. The following are strictly forbidden on school property when students are under school discipline or attending a school function:

  • smoking and the use of alcohol or other drugs, or being in the company of those who are smoking or using alcohol or drugs.
  • distributing of literature or any form of written matter (without the prior permission of the Headmaster or Deputy Headmasters).

E. Cyber Safety

There are times when inappropriate use of social media is brought to our attention. Students are expected to read the School’s Cyber Safety Agreement and abide by the conditions contained in the Agreement.

F. BULLYING. Any form, verbal or physical, or any means of bullying or victimisation is strictly forbidden.

G. LITTER. It is the responsibility of every student  in the school to ensure that the school is free from litter. Students are also encouraged to take the responsibility for litter in their immediate vicinity and place any litter in the many bins placed around  the school.

H. EXEAT PASSES. Students are required to attend all classes and remain in the school grounds. No student may leave the school grounds during interval or lunch without prior permission. This includes collecting books/gear from cars.
When leaving school during the day to attend dental/medical or similar appointments, the boys must sign in and out at the Attendance Office or to see a Dean.

I. LEAVE APPLICATIONS. Parents, please consider  carefully the effect on learning and the consequences of asking for leave during school time. The process of applying for leave is for parents/guardians to write to the Headmaster well in advance, notifying  dates and the reason for absence. Each application is considered fully  by the student’s teachers and Deans, before being granted or otherwise by the Headmaster.

J. LATES. All boys must be at school by 8.45am. Latecomers must report to the Attendance Office before going to class. The student will only be admitted to class by the teacher upon  presentation of a ”Late Pass” from the Attendance Officer.

K. ABSENCES. If you know your son is going to be  absent for any reason please call the Attendance Office and leave a  message with student’s name, form class, contact number and reason for the absence. After an absence from school a boy must bring, on the day  of return, a note signed by his parents/guardian, stating the reason for the absence and take it to the Attendance Officer. In the event of the  absence exceeding 2 days, the school should be informed whilst the  student is absent from school.

L. All articles of clothing, shoes, books, bags and other personal property should be clearly marked with the owner’s name.
No responsibility can be accepted for unmarked property. Boys  losing or finding lost property should in the first instance report to  Student Services.

M. BICYCLES are to be kept in the racks provided in the enclosure behind N2 and N3. This is locked during the school day  but boys are strongly advised to secure their bikes with a lock. Basic Traffic Department road safety rules must be obeyed to and from school. Bicycles may not be ridden in school grounds. It is compulsory for all boys riding bicycles to school to wear helmets.

N. MOTOR VEHICLES. Boys wishing to bring motor  vehicles or motor cycles to school must follow basic Traffic Department  road safety rules. Motor vehicles may not be parked on school grounds  and are not to be used during the school day without the prior  permission of one of the Deputy Headmasters.

O. DAMAGE of any kind must be reported immediately to a Deputy Principal or Dean. In the case of wilful damage or negligence, boys will be expected to contribute part or all of the cost  of repair.