The disciplinary board consists of a panel of senior staff headed by the principal to decide on matters relating to Students Affair and in particular disciplinary action for serious offences. The system for students discipline is based on Merit and Demerit points.
Merit and Demerit System
The Merit/Demerit system rewards and penalizes. Consequences or eligibility is determined by the number of points earned by individual students. Below are some examples of how students can earn positive (+) or negative (–) points.
|Examples of Character/Behavior/Attitude||Point Earned|
|Commendable effort in class|
Acts of honesty/self-correction
|Top three positions in class|
Helping facilitate a positive learning environment
|3 – 7 points|
|Recovery of stolen items|
Extreme acts of kindness
|5 – 10 points|
Running campus activities
Complimentary behavior that influences others to do well
|10 – 30 points|
|Examples of Character/Behavior/Attitude||Points Earned|
|Not bringing a book or not submitting homework/assignments|
Absent without valid reason, Late for class/school
Disrupting the teaching and learning in the classroom
|Challenging the class leader/prefect|
Refuse to do the work or exercise assigned by a teacher
Refuse to obey the teacher
|-10 to -15 points|
|Screaming/speaking rudely/venting anger towards others/using vulgar language |
To cheat/lie to a teacher
|Fighting, stealing, gambling, smoking or consuming alcohol||-50 to -150 points|
At the beginning of each academic year all students are given 150 merit points for the year. Points will be added or deducted by the teachers for positive or negative behavior following the school Rules and Regulations guide and recorded in students’ personal file.
There are three stages in the demerit system:
|Stage 1||When total demerit points reach 30 points
Action taken: Student will be informed by the Discipline Teacher and verbal warning or written letter will be issued to notify parents.
|Stage 2||When total demerit points reach to 50 points
Action taken: Disciplinary Board will issue a Final warning letter to student and parents/guardians will be called in. If the student has committed a major offence, the case will be brought up to the Disciplinary Board meeting in order to decide the appropriate course of action. Normally, the solutions are:
(a) Suspension – internal or external
|Stage 3||When total demerit points reach between 75 – 150 points
Action taken: Parents to be called in for consultation. Immediate Disciplinary Board meeting will be held. Student can be given indefinite external suspension for no less than 14 school days. Student is NOT allowed in school until he/she writes an official appeal letter to school. The Disciplinary Board will then decide whether or not to accept the student back to school. If the student is to be given another chance then the student and parents/guardians will be invited to meet the Disciplinary Board to appeal.
|Note:||In cases where student commits serious offences resulting in demerit points of 150 or more, immediate expulsion is meted out. Parents/guardians will be informed immediately and the student has to leave the school.|