BEST PRACTICES General school rules

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<ul><li> 1. Best practices from Norway Topic : General School Rules </li></ul> <p> 2. Website reference: StratosTsagaris Linn Gunnerd 3. One of the first things the pupils learn at Fyllingsdalen Upper Secondary School is what they call Our 5 main points.These five points hang on the wall in every single classroom.The school has used the pronoun we in order to emphasize that the pupils are all in this together as a group. Everyone has to contribute.Their 5 main points are what their school regard as the general and most important rules: 4. They are on time They are tidy and keep things in order (i.e. classroom, hallways, books, etc.) They are prepared for lessons They let each other work in peace, and do not disturb others They treat each other with respect 5. When school rules are violated there will be consequences. The punishment varies depending on the severity of the rule that has been broken. The most common punishment is black marks. In addition, teachers often choose to contact the pupils parents (when they are under 18 years old) and the schools headmaster when pupils tend to violate the same rules over and over again. More severe forms of punishment, which are rarely used, are expulsion and reporting pupils to the police. 6. The most common form of punishment when the pupils break the rules is the system of black marks. In addition to giving their pupils marks in the various subjects at school they also have two marks that reflect our pupils ability to follow the rules! They have one mark that reflects the pupils behaviour, and one mark that reflects the pupils orderliness. They call these marks Mark for orderliness and Mark for behaviour. 7. Satisfactory Partly satisfactory Not satisfactory 8. The system of black marks is enforced when the students do not behave or act according to the rules. In other words, when a pupil breaks a rule they are punished with what we call a black mark. The black marks are given out and registered by the teacher during class. The number of black marks each term determines the level of Mark for orderliness and Mark for behaviour. 9. 0-12 black marks = Satisfactory 13-25 black marks= Partly satisfactory 26+ black marks = Not satisfactory When it comes to the Mark for behaviour the number of black marks is less important. It is rather a question of the severity of the rules of behaviour that have been broken (it is for example more severe to cheat on a test than to use your mobile phone during a lesson). 10. Students must respect and be courteous towards teachers, classmates and all employees at the school. Should avoid bickering and strictly control any possible violence. If a student is experiencing problems with their peers, must be addressed to the teachers and the management in order to avoid tensions and conflicts and so that problems can be solved through dialogue. 11. In the courtyard area students can play sports (eg soccer, basketball) only with the permission of the Physical Education teachers and under their supervision. 12. They must keep the school clean.They must comply with the rules of hygiene in public areas, particularly in faucets and toilets. There is no need to bring their valuables or money, beyond what is necessary. Objects are prohibited within the school area. They need to serve their parents written notices given to them by the school for information. Nobody is allowed to use the name or emblem of the school (eg posters, events, releases, press) without written permission from the management. 13. Generally, the student status requires children to obey instructions by the teachers and other staff of the school patiently. Generally they need a sense of behave with decorum and ways that honor them as people, their parents and the school in which they are enrolled. Very serious misconduct, may lead to the punishment of removal of students from school. 14. The use of force or psychological violence by individuals or groups. The damage to school property or property of persons within the school area. Smoking on school premises or during excursions. The possession or use of alcohol within the school grounds. 15. Hourly expulsion Indicative hourly expulsion is imposed to students that in any way impede the lesson, talk to each other without reason, shout, cheek to the teacher, eat or drink beverages and soft drinks in class. Any kind of food, soft drinks if not eaten, can be kept by students to be consumed during the next break. 16. 1The hourly expulsion due to three misdeeds during the school year by the same student results in the expulsion of the student for one day. The students who are repeatedly expelled will be treated with escalating sanctions respectively by the school management and the teachers board. 2 Students with an extreme breach of discipline during the school year cannot be credited with a good conduct in accordance with the provisions of the existing legislation for education. </p>


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