School Rules and Regulations

 

Introduction

 

The current School Regulations indicate the main attitudes expected from all students of Saint Ignatius High School. They must be lived out in the spirit of the School educative project and reflect the School motto: “In all things, to serve”. They are suggested as guidelines to help student maintain discipline at all times and everywhere. The School educative team together with parents are called to ensure a faithful and firm application of the School regulations all the time; they will help every student to behave responsibly as men and women for others, as people attached to values preparing them to adulthood.  

 

1°- Presence 

 

1)    The participation of all students in all school activities scheduled on the program is compulsory.

2)    Punctuality at School and at the beginning of every activity must strictly be observed.

3)    All absences must be notified, through the communication booklet, to the Discipline master; in case of a long lasting absence; the Rector’s Office in person must be notified. 

4)    All outings from the School during class hours must be notified to the Rector (or in his absence to the discipline master)  and be approved through a written letter.

5)    Student’s participation to courses, study, recreations, clubs and sports and any other important school activity is mandatory.Every particular exemption must be sought from the Discipline master’s office and must be justified by a note from the parents. 

In health related cases; parents must present a public medical certificate.

6)    Students must arrive at school before 7:10 a.m. Classes begin at 7:10 a.m and end at 4:40 p.m.However, there is a time that the student of S3 and S6 ( Candidate to national examinations)are requested to stay at school to have an comparsary evening study time which starts at 17h40 and end at 19h30. The school is responsible to students for that perod from 7:10 am up to 4:40 pm and at any other time when students are in school activities. There are classes  from Monday to Friday. However, candidates to the National Examination or students in need of extra-hours help may be asked to study on Saturdays.   

 

2°- Uniform:

1)      The uniform must be worn all the time at School and  it should be neat. The uniforms are:

light blue skirts for girls and blue trousers for boys; white shirts, blue sweaters, black shoes and black belt and white socks.

2)      The hair must be cut short and simple; nails are unpainted and cut short; nobody wea rs jewelries such as  bangle, ear-rings ... If discovered, they will be confiscated for good and forever (without return). For rosaries, they must be put inside shirts. Every Monday, there should be a general check-up of students cleanliness.

3)      Sports uniform is compulsory and it is only worn during gymnastics and sports time. 

 

3°- Academic Work:

1)      Attention in classes, active participation at every school work, regular study of lessons, taking notes, doing one’s homework, success at quizzes, tests and exams are the foundation of a good intellectual formation.

2)      The language of academic work is English and is expected to be the medium of communication at school; subjects of Kinyarwanda, French and Kiswahili should aim at a level of excellence. 

3)      All students should have notebooks and documents required by teachers; whenever it is class time, they must have: A class diary, a code of conduct and a communication booklet that serves the collaboration between the school and parents. Any written communication by school officials requires a written reply by parents. Thus, forgetting any of these documents is punishable.

4)      After deliberation, passing from one class to the next in both  O’level and  A’level requires the students to obtain at least 60% of total annual average marks without a failure in any major course(examinable subjects); if there is a failure in major course, the student attends the second sitting in the major course and in other subjects which he/she failed. Students who get between 50% and 60% repeat the year and those who have below 50% are discontinued however the final decision lies with the deliberation.  

 

  Study and Information Technology

1)      Study time and reading periods are scheduled in the timetable; one uses books that are available at School; no book or any other written document is introduced to School without a prior authorisation of the administration.

2)      The use of Information Technology is developed; work is done with the school computers. No laptop or any other such machine should be introduced at School without a prior written permission from the administration.  

3)      No radios, cameras, cell phones, ipads are authorized at School. If discovered they will be confiscated for good.  

 

5°- Behaviour :

1)      Within and outside the School, every student of Saint Ignatius High School must distinguish himself or herself by good manners, neatness, politeness and helpfulness; he or she must be the promoter of tolerance, mutual understanding and peace, without any form of verbal or physical violence.

2)      Respect towards parents, teachers, visitors, workers and colleagues should be observed. 

3)      Every student keeps neatly his or her school material in class, on shelves or in school bags.

4)      Everyone observes silence at specified times such as gathering at the national flag, entering class, during courses and study as well as prayer times. 

5)      Any breach to the current regulations is punished either by teachers or by school authorities.

 

 

6°- Extra-Curricular Activities:

 

1)    The School organises activities which are not specified by the national programs. These spirtual activities such as mass, prayers, recollections aim at the full formation of the person according to Christian values. They are compulsory and must be well prepared.

2)    Education through sports is valued as important and essential.

3)    Community services within and outside the School are part of the School curriculum. 

4)    Educators who are responsible for clubs and other extra-curricular activities evaluate every student’s performance; this evaluation will be taken into consideration during deliberation at the end of every school year.

 

7°- Responsibilities :

1)    Students, teachers, collaborators and parents are all responsible for the success of the School. Students are responsible for the proper working environment, for the order and cleanliness, mutual help, fun of games, and reverential silence for prayer. Respect for the common good: reponsibility for the school materials; any misuse or destruction must be paid for by the person or the group responsible. 

2)    Students aim at studying and succeeding in their exams as well as to being helpful to others.

3)    Teachers help all studentsto assume progressively their responsibilities; they work hand in hand with parents (through communication booklet, individual talks, and parents meetings); they collaborate with one another (professional help through meetings of evaluation, through preparation of exams and deliberation and through time of spiritual deepening.)

4)    Parents train their children for the mission and keep contact with leaders of the School administration ; they take part in the parents’Learning Days, parents’ meetings and other recommended school programs such as consultation days, School Feast Day as well. Parents are represented by their committee at some meetings with the school authorities.

 

 

8°- Disciplinary measures :

1)    The best disciplinary measures are encouragement to improve, congratulations, good marks and prizes.

2)    When the need arises, the progress of students is reinforced through remarks, supplementary works. 

3)    In case of serious offenses (repeated disobedience, insolent behavior, cheating, lying, theft, falsification of documents etc) the direction of discipline takes disciplinary measures of temporary exclusion after having informed the Rector’s office and the parents; and 

4)    In case of a very serious matter such as stealing, physical violence, insults, drug and alcohol abuse, sexual misconduct, divisionism, terrorism, grave destruction… call for an immediate expulsion from the School. 

Offenses and punishments are contained in an appendix declaration which every student signs at the beginning of every School year.

 

The spirit that guides us :

The School motto is worn on all uniform shirts. It reminds the students that Saint Ignatius High School has as ambition to form “men and women for others” (In all things, to serve).  It invites all students and their educators to work with enthusiasm, zeal and joy in the light of the tradition of the Society of Jesus.