School rules

SCHOOL RULES AND REGULATIONS

  1. OUR PRINCIPLES:
  • We believe that the fear of God is the foundation of true wisdom, morals and true success.
  • We are founded upon Christian principles and uphold the values of the Seventh – Day Adventist Church but we do not discriminate on religious, racial, social or political grounds. The underlying principle for our rules is; “Whatever you do, do it to the Glory of God”, 1 Corinthians 10:31.
  • Since there is only one God, all members of the school community attend prayers daily and on the Sabbath.
  • Besides daily and Sabbath worship, non SDA Christians shall be allowed two (2) hours every Sunday to fellowship and Moslems one (1) hour on Friday for Juma prayers.
  1. OBEDIENCE:
  • Immediate obedience is required towards the school authority from top administration to prefects and monitors.
  • Disobedience to and disrespect for authority is punishable and can lead to expulsion.
  1. UNIFORM AND DRESS RULES:
  • The dressing code of this school;
  • As learners and staff members, we uphold values of the Seventh Day Adventist Church with the following guiding principles and Bible texts; 1 Peter 3:3, 4, 1 Timothy 2:9, 10; Isaiah 3: 16 – 24 among others. As a result, mini dresses, “see through”, “transparent materials”; “survey my body fashions”; slit fashions that expose thighs, breasts and private parts, “kundi shows”, skin tights, ear-rings, nose rings, necklaces, bungles, cutex, lip stick, un-tucked or hanging shirts, and materials that belittle the standards of a student in our school and show poverty attitudes are not allowed. “Nigiina”, slippers and sandals are not allowed in church, class and official functions. Abuse of uniform and dress regulations is heavily punishable and if repeated, it may lead to indefinite suspension.
  • Dress code requirements for parents, guardians and visitors to the school community; Parents, guardians and visitors for our learners are not allowed to visit school premises with indecent dressing. Fashions that expose private parts such as breasts, hips, survey my body, mini – skirts and provocative wear are not allowed. The school has a right to deny entry of such visitors in shameful dressings into the school premises and if they are caught associating with our learners in indecent dressing, the parents, teachers, Board of Governors and all stake holders general meeting recommended that the offenders should be locked up and subjected to a fine of not less than two hundred thousand shillings (200,000/=) before they can be released or to suspend the learners found in association with them until the fine is paid.
  • School Uniform; Students should put on the class uniform during class time and on official functions. Boarders put on the daily house colour uniform after classes. The school sweater is worn during cold weather and special Sabbath wear is put on during worship; a grey suit for girls, a black suit for boys. Grey socks with blue and white stripes for boys and white socks for girls. Sportswear is worn during games. It is a T–shirt and shorts of the same colour as the house colour uniform with white stripes. Black leather shoes (boots) for all learners. No other clothes/ casual wear are allowed.
  • School uniform is not simply school colours but specific material, fashion and design.Tampering with school uniform, fashion and design in form of “Kachupa” for boys’ trousers, “balance”, “Teddle” etc. as well as cutting school skirts into mini–skirts from round full pleated to skin tights, slits that expose thighs, breasts etc., blouses of  beeping breasts etc. for girls is punishable by suspension of one (1) to two (2) weeks and on reporting back the learner signs a behavioural contract witnessed by the parent with immediate replacement of the spoilt uniform before the learner is allowed into the school, dormitory, classroom etc.
  • Club uniforms; The school administration has exclusive powers to approve the Club uniforms and fashions for only registered Clubs which have got written permission to operate and to set the price for the club uniforms . Such approved Club uniforms are restricted to club days, club meetings and club functions. Club uniforms are not substitutes to school uniforms. Abuse and misuse of club uniforms is punishable by suspension of one (1) week plus a fine of 30,000/= (thirty thousand shillings only) or manual labour.
  • Offenders caught in possession of unauthorized non uniform clothes such as those  clothes used for dubious escape and disguise of personal identity of the learner will be fined Uganda Shillings (15,000/=) for the first cloth, 20,000/= (twenty thousand shillings) for the second, thirty thousand shillings (30,000/=) for the third cloth plus two (2) weeks suspension thereafter.
  • Labeling and marking of uniforms; Uniforms must be marked by embroidery in places that cannot be covered e.g. the collar of a shirt and a visible part of the skirt/trouser; sweaters, trousers, skirts etc. must all be marked to avoid theft. Labeling is done at school with no extra costs.
  • Unmarked clothes; if you refuse to label your clothes as in (F) above, you will be charged two thousand (2,000) shillings for each unmarked cloth or property and the school will contract somebody else to mark such property at a cost.
  • Changing labels/names of the first owner’s marks on a uniform or other property is a sign of theft and the offender or suspect may be asked to pay three (3) similar items that could have been stolen.
  • To avoid theft and the spread of skin diseases, exchange of clothes between students is not allowed without written permission from the office.
  • Unauthorized exchange of clothes is punishable by one (1) week suspension plus manual labour. Students are not allowed to borrow/use their friends’ property without written permission from the house master, warden/matron.
  • Girls are not allowed to wash boys’ clothes and vice versa or to put them on or exchange clothes and property with the opposite sex. If caught, both offenders will each be fined one hundred thousand Uganda shillings (100,000/=) and or, suspended.
  • A student must not put on a uniform of the category to which he/she does not belong; that is, O’ Level putting on an A’ Level uniforms and vice versa or Day scholars exchanging with boarders or house colour uniform for a different house. This is punishable by mopping the class or house for two (2) weeks or any other forms of manual labour.
  • Donations of clothes and other property to fellow students will require written permission from the parent witnessed and authorized by the Headmaster to avoid petty thefts. If not, the donor will be served with three (3) days suspension and on reporting he/she should come with the parent.
  1. REPORTING TO SCHOOL, ATTENDANCE AND SCHOOL FEES PAYMENTS:
  2. REPORTING TO SCHOOL:
  • All boarding students should report on the first Sunday of the Term before 5:00pm, Day scholars should report on the first Sunday or Monday of the Term for Class and accounts clearance, ready for Welcome Exams to start on the first Wednesday of each term.
  • Students should get a class attendance Clearance and a meal card from the office immediately on arrival.
  • Unauthorized entry of students directly into dormitories or classes without written clearance from the office tantamount to breaking bounds and may attract a fencing fine of not less than sixty thousand shillings (60,000/=) and paying for property discovered stolen.
  • Genuine lateness must be communicated to avoid penalties. Unjustified and unauthorized late reporting will attract a fee of ten thousand (10,000/=) a day for the first three (3) days. Lateness exceeding seven (7) days may attract a re- admission fee of Uganda shillings of twenty thousand (20,000/=).
  • When a student misses a full set of welcome exams, he/she will be made to pay seventy thousand shillings (70,000/=) for setting and marking new examination papers.
  • Students who report late must be escorted by their parents or guardians.
  • Foreign students must deposit their passports or travel documents in the office on the first day of each term.
  • Day scholars have daily attendance and reporting requirements at the main gate of the school. They have to follow the daily reporting and departure time and record system.
  1. SCHOOL FEES PAYMENTS & SCHOOL FEES POLICY:
  • Full payment of school fees and other requirements (including but not limited to pocket money) should be made using School Pay Code method using MTN or Airtel money which goes direct to the student’s school account. You can also pay directly in the bank using the bank slips provided at school.
  • After payments, the school bursar will issue an official school receipt for the payments made. The receipt should have a school stamp. Please keep the receipts safely.
  • Partial fees payments can be applied for in writing to the school administration. The administration gives written approval to pay in two (2) or three (3) installments. The minimum deposit is fifty percent (50%)of the school fees (half of school fees) is made on the first day of the term, an additional 30% is paid after 30 days and the remaining / final 20% of the fees (zero balance) is made on or before the Compulsory visitation Sunday (which is half a term). A bank charge is indicated on the bank slip.
  • Those who bring cash may be sent back or asked to pay transport charges in addition to the amount they have paid in cash. Avoid taking risks and use the mobile money school pay system or use the bank. Cash payments must include five thousand Uganda shillings (5,000/=) for bank charge and transport.

 

  1. CLASS ATTENDANCE: After clearance, regular attendance and punctuality is required at all school functions, classes, meals, prayers, games, assembly etc. Students should be in the right place at the right time with the right people under the right circumstances. Absenteeism is heavily punishable and missing roll call, classes, co – curricular, prayers, meals and functions may lead to suspension or expulsion.

 

  1. ACADEMIC RULES AND SCHOLASTIC MATERIALS:
  • There is no automatic promotion. The minimum grade is D in at least two of the three principal subjects for A’ Level and credit 6 for O’ level individual papers. The promotion requirements are; (i) at least eight (8) points for A’ level (ii) forty eight (48) aggregates best eight (8) subjects, for O’ level with a credit in English, mathematics and at least one science subject. Learners who fail to work for academic excellence may be discontinued.
  • Dodging exams, study notes, lessons, preps, assignments, research work, tests, homework etc. is heavily punishable. The Disciplinary Committee may give a warning letter, disciplinary chart, suspension or discontinuation.
  • Students are provided with free printed pamphlets of Quality Assurance Notes (QAN). Every student must have a copy of QAN for the subjects they study. No student is allowed in class without Quality Assurance Notes (QAN). If a student carelessly abandons or leaves their books in class or outside, they will be required to pay fifteen thousand Uganda shillings (15,000/=) for every pamphlet lost.
  • Every student should have a school bag where he/she keeps his/her books. All QAN must bear the name of the student on every page to avoid theft of notes.
  • Disturbing classes, library and study time etc. may lead to suspension or expulsion.
  • Library text books once borrowed must be returned on the stated date and time. Breaking of library rules may lead to indefinite suspension. Damage to Library books necessitates actual replacement.
  • Science practical manuals and students’ work books; students who study science subjects are provided with free science practical manuals for science practical’s. No student is allowed in any practical lesson without a practical manual. However, if a student loses a copy of the science practical manual, he/she will be required to pay twenty thousand Uganda shillings (20,000/=) only for every copy lost.
  • Laboratory and science equipment must be properly handled. Accidental damage to equipment necessitates actual replacement while malicious damage may lead to replacing with up to five (5) similar equipment. Students are not allowed in the science laboratory without a teacher in charge and/or laboratory technician. Other science laboratory regulations are to be observed. Breaking of laboratory regulations may lead to indefinite suspension.
  • Computer laboratory rules and regulations. Students are expected to observe computer laboratory rules and regulations. Dodging of computer lessons, misuse of the computers for example for non – academic purposes and nuisance acts e.g. computer games, abuse of internet for example watching pornography and restricted programs, turning yourself into a computer mechanic etc is punishable with two (2) weeks suspension plus electricity and maintenance charges up to one hundred thousand Uganda shillings (100,000/=) or more. Crashing a computer and software programs may attract costs up to two hundred thousand Uganda shillings (200,000/=).
  • Loss, damage and abuse of academic or school property such as desks and furniture, books, teaching aids, audio/visual equipment like TV sets, computers, projectors, music instruments, DVDS/VCD players, pianos, amplifiers, microphones, brass band equipment etc necessitates actual replacement. Malicious damage to the same may lead to replacement of up to five (5) similar items and / or expulsion. A fine of not less than Uganda shillings twenty thousand (20,000/=) may be imposed for mishandling and higher costs in case of damage.

 

  • ENGLISH SPEAKING: Since English is the major medium of instruction, all students should use it 24 hours during their stay at school. Other languages taught on the school time table e.g. Luganda, Kiswahili shall be restricted for use within the lesson and/or strictly in the language laboratory. The school may specify one part of the compound for students to practice other languages taught in this school. Use of vernacular outside the classroom/lesson is punishable. Students who persistently fail/ or refuse to communicate in English language may be registered to join the remedial English class with daily lunch hour or games time lessons, tests and exercises at a special fee of Uganda shillings five thousand (5,000/=), per week of remedial English lessons.
  • Vernacular cards shall be given out to the culprits who shall do a punishment as indicated on that particular card.
  • Loss of a vernacular card or disciplinary card attracts a fine of five thousand shillings (5,000/=) and no offender may attend class until the card is paid.
  • A student who defiantly continues to speak vernacular in spite of several warnings shall be suspended for breaking of academic rules.
  • A student will be suspended if he/she; holds two cards at the same time, gets a vernacular card twice in the same week, dodges a punishment only once, holds a card for over 7 days.

 

  1. DISCIPLINE AND MORALS:
    • Peaceful co–existence is required between all students.
  2. Loose, immoral, love relationships and defilement tendencies between students and other persons are not allowed. Engaging in sexual immorality and loose relations leads to expulsion. The school reserves the right to charge a financial fine, arrest and hand you over to the police.
  3. Fighting is punishable by suspension for two weeks plus payment of a full medical bill, the minimum fine for fighting, bullying / beating a learner is fifty thousand shillings (50,000/=).
  4. Teasing involving physical harm/injury will attract a punishment of meeting all medical charges as may be prescribed by the medical practitioner, or a charge of not less than fifty thousand (50,000/=) plus two (2) weeks suspension or total expulsion according to the seriousness of the matter.
  5. Use of vulgar or abusive language will attract a fine up to thirty thousand shillings (30,000/=) against a fellow student, fifty thousand (50,000/=) against a prefect, not less than one hundred thousand shillings (100,000/=) against a staff and not less than one hundred and fifty thousand (150,000/=) for the administration on the first occasion and double the fine thereafter plus two (2) weeks suspension.
  6. Involvement in mob justice is punishable and may lead to expulsion.

 

  • GENDER OR SEXUAL HARASSMENT, CHILD ABUSE CHARACTER ASSASSINATION AND INDECENT ASSAULT

The following among others, are offenses collectively referred to as gender harassment or indecent assault and child abuse related cases/offenses which are not allowed and are heavily punishable to the extent of expulsion from school, depending on the seriousness as assessed from individual cases by the Disciplinary Committee. Here under are some guidelines to be followed;

  • Malicious propaganda, false and deliberately fabricated rumours against a boy or girl aimed at blackmailing/ damaging the reputation/ good name of the offended person and damaging the self-esteem of an innocent person. The minimum punishment of the offender is a fine of one hundred and fifty shillings (150,000/=) plus either one (1) week suspension or one (1) week manual labour in an open place or both plus a behavioural contract.
  • When the staff member is doing it, the minimum fine is three hundred thousand shillings (300,000/=) per child damaged. Similarly when the staff is being damaged, the offender doing it will each be fined five hundred thousand shillings (500,000/=)
  • Use of peer pressure or leadership position for undue influence or compromising. Unhealthy relationship with the opposite sex; When either a student uses peer pressure or a student leader uses leadership position, or a staff uses his/her status to harass a student (boy or girl), either psychologically, emotionally or morally, the minimum punishment for each offending student involved is a fine of sixty thousand shillings (60,000/=), the offending staff – minimum is three hundred thousand shillings (300,000/=) and student leaders not less than one hundred thousand shillings (100,000/=). If such harassment or relationship is beyond the acceptable powers of the school Discipline Committee, the Committee may decide to involve the police and the long arm of the law.
  • Indecent assault; forced kisses, bad touches, sexual provocation and acts aimed at sexual arousal, pornographic exposure exposing private parts, showing blue movies etc. to children are serious offenses aimed at sexual exploitation of the learners. Student offenders may be suspended for minimum of two (2) weeks and fined not less than two hundred thousand shillings (200,000/=) or be expelled in aggravated cases depending on the seriousness of the matter. Teachers and staff offenders may be fined not less than one million (1,000,000/=) up to three million (3,000,000/=) and where considered necessary the staff may be handed over to the police to face the long arm of the law.
  • Uncouth or barbaric exposure of girls’ privacy such as menstruation status and refusal to help/listen to learners who need to point out their problems out of the public like a full class etc; subjecting a learner to a chain of undeserved embarrassment is a serious offense. There are cases for gender reasons, when staff members should arrange for a private hearing of girls’ problems in the presence of a senior woman teacher, matron, house mistress and senior administrator instead of public embarrassment and torture in class so do boys. When a staff member denies this, he/she commits a gender offense against the learners. The learner(s) fill(s) a grievance form against the staff or student leader takes a grievance form in three (3) copies, (i) to the senior woman teacher, (ii) the Headmaster / Chairman Disciplinary Committee and (iii) the Quality Assurance Manager. The Discipline Committee will invite the offended learner(s) and the offending leader and decide how the problem/case can be settled.
  • Aggressive behavior, abuse and harassment of usually a girl or opposite sex after refusing love advances; Children suffer abuse from those who want to take advantage of them, many times they suffer or cry silently at public abuses and embarrassment, they have the right to report to the administration, fill grievance forms for hearing and Disciplinary Committee must arrange the problem within three (3) to seven (7) days. The punishments for offenders include a minimum fine of one hundred and fifty thousand shs (150,000/=) for students plus one (1) week suspension or manual labour in an open place plus a behavioural contract for the first offenders. If repeated, then offender is expelled in addition to a double fine and then if it involves a staff member, the minimum fine is five hundred thousand (500,000/=) plus termination of employment. There are cases of aggressive behavior which go beyond abusive language to the extent of attacking, beating or fighting an innocent girl or making her life impossible. If the offender is a student, he/she meets a minimum fine of three hundred thousand (300,000/=) plus one (1) month suspension or expulsion. In serious cases, the Disciplinary Committee may decide to hand over the offender to the police. If an offender is a staff member, the minimum punishment is one million (1,000,000/=) and termination of employment and if found necessary, the criminal may be prosecuted in courts of law.
  • Immoral seduction and persistent trapping of the opposite sex into immoral behaviour through self-enclosure, go–between; there are cases where some learners offer themselves to be used in misleading fellow students into love affairs in exchange for favour or gifts. Once/ if reported, the offenders will be subjected to a one (1) week suspension plus manual labour in an open place plus a behavioural contract. Notorious cases may lead to expulsion.

 

 

  • HEALTH AND SANITATION RULES
  • Meals and Dining regulations: All students should take meals regularly as planned on the daily routine. Students need to take warm food, those who dodge meals and use stale foods like Quencher, juices, biscuits, daddies etc. as a substitute for warm food may be warned or taken to the Discipline Committee and face punishment. Some students develop ulcers due to concealed immoral behaviour when they want to show the opposite sex that they are of high class and don’t want to eat cafeteria food for low grade learners and end up sleeping on empty stomach with a glass of cold juice and pop corns (maweke). This is an offense punishable according to the assessment of the Discipline Committee.
  • Parents are allowed to bring eats for their children. The school reserves the right to stop a suspicious parent or visitor from bringing any kind of food into the school or ask such parent or visitor to test that food before we can allow the student to take that food.
  • Parents or visitors will need special permission to hold a party meal in the school compound involving other school children other than their own for security purposes. For security purposes, parents will have to declare in the office any food brought to share with our children while they are at school.
  • All members of the school community are duty bound to participate in cleaning and maintaining a clean environment at school. All learners supervised by leaders and staff will collectively participate in the cleaning and sanitation programme of the school as set up from time to time. Refusal to participate in house cleaning, compound cleaning, class cleaning and general sanitation is an offense which is punishable and may lead to suspension plus a fine.
  • Intentional negligent and provocative, annoying littering and dirtening of the school premises, pouring of food left over’s, broken glasses, dirty rugs etc. in the compound is punishable by a sanitary disciplinary card, manual labour for a week, one (1) week suspension and a fine not less than thirty thousand shillings (30,000/=) or all of them.
  • Malicious tampering or dirtening of the walls and pavers, writing on the walls, cars, vehicles or chairs, toilets etc. is a serious offense, the offenders face a minimum fine of 20 litre bucket or jerican of weather guard paint, five (5) brushes and painting labour which is a minimum of three hundred thousand shillings (300,000/=). Offenders who write obscene words on toilets or walls will face both. If identified a fine of three hundred thousand shillings (300,000/=) plus an expulsion no second chance.
  • There are some students who step in mad and then they step on walls or peel off the paint from the wall or deliberately scratching off some parts of the walls, those are punishable by a minimum fine of three hundred thousand (300,000/=) and if repeated may lead to expulsion. The student who reports cases of malicious dirtening and tampering with evidence is awarded pocket money of ten thousand shillings (10,000/=) per week for a full term. On the other hand, when we get to know that a student or a group of students saw and witnessed malicious  damage to school property including tampering with sanitation  and cleaning equipment and did not report within fifteen (15) minutes will also have to pay a minimum fine of two hundred thousand (200,000/=) for promoting vandalism.
  • Damaging of water pipes by piercing them, stealing water taps, electrical installation, electric pipes, toilet cisterns, dustbins, cleaning and sanitary equipment etc. is a serious offense and the minimum punishment is one hundred thousand shillings (100,000/=) but goes as high as five hundred thousand shillings (500,000/=) or to the tune of equipment damaged.
  • Learners should wash/brush and iron their clothes and take regular baths; unhygienic living is punishable. Those who cannot fully wash and bathe will be given Disciplinary cards and wash under supervision plus one (1) week suspension and an open public punishment.
  • Littering and indecent exposure of used sanitary pads, glasses and all equipment which should be burnt in the incinerator or kept covered and leaving them exposed is an offense and it is punishable up to suspension. The offender may be asked to do a sanitary cleaning punishment of one (1) to two (2) weeks or be suspended.

 

  1. CLUB RULES AND REGULATIONS:

There are detailed club regulations which every member should follow. However, the following are some of the key extracts;

  • To avoid wastage of too much time in club activities, a student/learner shall not be allowed to be a member of more than two (2) clubs in the same category but can belong to at least one (1) club out of religious/faith related, academic/subject related and social/recreational.
  • The agenda of program of each club meeting and activity should be in line with approved guidelines of school and club rules and regulations.
  • The club patron and Executive are answerable and accountable to the school administration for any irregularities and misconduct in their meeting. Club members are equally answerable to reveal any misconduct from amongst themselves.
  • A member suspended or terminated from membership by the club or by the school administration is guilty of trespass into Club meetings as defined by the school regulations and may be subjected to a fine as specified in the school rules for breaking bounds.
  • Club uniforms and dress code: Registered members may be required to pay and contribute for Club uniform provided that this club uniform is approved by the Quality Assurance Department and the charges are controlled and regulated by the Quality Assurance Manager/Director’s office.
  • Club outings and external relations must all be channeled through the headmaster’s office and approved in writing by the Quality Assurance Manager/Director.
  • Club financing: All monies and finances must be in agreement with the financial standards of the school. Clubs can raise money through membership fees and membership subscription fees and the school may also fund some programs as and when finances can allow.
  • Fundraising for events and activities must be approved in writing by the Quality Assurance Department and approved by the Director. All letters addressed to parents and guardians, outsiders, organizations and institutions must pass through the office of the headmaster and approved by the Director. The objectives of such fundraising must be clearly stated and approved by the Quality Assurance Department.
  • Annual general meetings and election of club leaders: To avoid consuming the time of candidates in leadership positions, all clubs shall be changing and electing their Executive not exceeding the 30th of June each year. Every club shall screen their members aspiring to be leaders and forward their list for scrutiny and approval by the Disciplinary Committee or electoral Commission of the school. Students with serious indiscipline record or considered to be a potential threat to the school operations may be vetted or cancelled out of the lists. Such elected officials from the club will be sent back to the club and demoted or dropped within fourteen (14) days of their nomination.

Club rules and regulations are endorsed by the Disciplinary and Quality Assurance Committee.

 

  1. FRENCH LEAVES AND BREAKING BOUNDS:
  • Dubious escape and breaking bounds is punishable by indefinite suspension.
  • The school bears no responsibility for whatever happens to a student outside the school campus following his/her dubious escape. When a student is hurt/injured during jumping over the fence or making any illegal entry into or out of the school premises, his/her parent will meet the costs.
  • A student who breaks bounds and is caught in a bar, night club; lodge, video hall, discotheque or caught in possession of drugs, smoking equipment e.g. cigarettes, opium, marijuana, alcohol will be charged a fencing fine of one hundred and fifty thousand shillings (150,000/=) and a defamation fine of not less than one hundred and fifty thousand shillings (150,000/=) for damaging the school name.
  • A student should not break bounds into dormitories premises of the opposite sex. If caught, you will be sent for two (2) weeks suspension plus a fine of one hundred fifty thousand (150,000/=) which must be paid on the reporting day accompanied by the parent plus signing of a behavioral contract.
  • Students who trespass into staff quarters will each be fined two hundred thousand (200,000/=) while the staff hosting them is charged three hundred thousand (300,000/=) per student hosted. Students are not allowed into staff quarters whether rented by the school or owned by the staff, unless in the company of three (3) or more with written permission, with a minimum of four (4) signatures i.e. (i) The Head master (ii) Deputy Headmaster, Administration (iii) Warden / matron and or (iv) Master on duty.
  • In case of emergency, the Director, master on duty and three (3) commoners can authorize a minimum of two (2) prefects and three (3) commoners to go to the administration.
  • Day scholars and staff children above the age of eight (8) years do not stay in staff quarters without written permission from the Board of Governors. Proof of relationship with the child is required.
  1. THEFT AND THEFT RELATED CASES
  2. Theft is the unauthorized taking, keeping and use of another person’s property without the consent, permission and knowledge of the owner. It is punishable by indefinite suspension.
  3. Unauthorized picking and keeping of another person’s property without reporting to the school authorities is equivalent to theft and is punishable by indefinite suspension. The defaulter on top of suspension will have to pay three (3) items of the similar kind.
  4. A student caught with another person’s or school property in his / her bag or suitcase without owner’s knowledge within or outside the dormitory will be charged of theft and is punishable by indefinite suspension. The offender will pay three (3) times of such property.
  5. Selling and buying of property amongst students within the school is not allowed. If caught, you will be expelled. When a student steals and sells a friend’s property (both the buyer and the seller) will face the Disciplinary Committee and pay for five (5) similar items or even be suspended.
  6. Un authorized entry and breaking bounds to the dormitory, class rooms, dining hall, computer laboratory, kitchen, science laboratories, library, main hall etc without clearance from the official channels is a theft related offence subjected  to a fine of minimum one hundred fifty thousand (150,000/=) and maximum five hundred thousand (500,000/=).
  7. ACCIDENTAL LOSS OR DAMAGE AND MALICIOUS DAMAGE TO PROPERTY AS WELL AS COVER UP OF ABETMENT OF OFFENCES
  • A learner may commit an offense or damage unintentionally in an accidental way. When this happens, the offender is allowed two (2) hours to report the accidental damage to the owner of the property, staff or administrator in charge of the place or department in which such property has been damaged and a written report to the Director, copied to the Bursar and Headmaster in case of school property.
  • The offender will put into writing the circumstances under which the damage or loss has taken place to eliminate possibilities of intended malicious damage. Witnesses for the accident are also named in the personal report or statement of the offender. They will also write to support the accidental damage.
  • In case of proved accidental damage or loss of property by self-report of offender, there are three (3) solutions to the problem.

Either

  • The offender pays for replacement of only one (1) item. Same as what has been lost or damaged. Such replacement of a single item should not exceed seven (7) days.

Or

  • The owner of the property may decide to forgive the offender if the lost property or damaged property does not exceed the value of Uganda shillings five thousand (5,000/=) when the parent’s opinion is sought.

However,

  • Accidental damage or loss may not be upheld in circumstances of disrespectfulness, negligence or abuse of order. For example when a student kicks a ball inside the dormitory and breaks a flask of a friend or jumps on a calculator. This negligent damage is related to malicious because a dormitory is not a football field. Under such circumstances the Disciplinary Committee may recommend replacement of two (2) or more items.
  • Malicious damage is where a learner deliberately or negligently or unkindly damages or causes loss with intention to annoy or jealous intentions. Malicious damage is punishable by replacement of between three (3) to five (5) items of the same kind with or without suspension depending on the Disciplinary Committee’s assessment of the circumstances. A detailed written report is required from the offender and witnesses.
  • A witness to malicious damage who does not report  the offense within thirty (30) minutes to relevant authorities or a prefect or students’ leader who receives such report and does not forward the case for action or teacher or administrator that receives the case and sits on it are all categorized as promoters of malicious damage or loss. The Quality Assurance Manager, Disciplinary Committee reserve the right to make all promoters in the case to pay between three (3) and five (5) items of the same kind for promoting malicious damage.
  • Complaints against malicious damage or loss or theft of property by known offenders or suspected offenders basing on circumstantial evidence have got a minimum of thirty (30) minutes within which to report to the student leaders, warden/matron, and master on duty and nearest staff member first seen. Such report should be done in writing depending on circumstances giving a good description of a lost/ damaged or stolen item. The offender hostile witnesses who are covering up the offense should be listed in the statement to show the covering up of such losses, damage or theft should also be reported not only to the Headmaster or Disciplinary Committee but the Quality Assurance Manager as well. When such cases are not handled timely, the complainant should follow the grievance procedure if at the end of the day the loss is associated with personal negligence of the complainant or delayed action from the authority or malicious reporting against a suspect or delayed reporting of the complainant allowing the offenders to tamper with evidence, then the Disciplinary Committee may apportion or determine relevant contribution from each of the involved persons to replace the property and decide any other punishments or fines for the chain of offenders or promoters.
  1. OUTINGS AND LEAVE PERMITS: All official outings of students whether for seminars, day outs, leave of absence, debates, sports etc, should be entered on record in the students’ leave permit book and the leave chit signed by persons concerned.
  • A minimum of three (3) signatures of members of staff is required for a valid leave permit.
  • Students must leave and return to the school well dressed in our school uniform and must pass through the main gate. Leaving or returning without wearing school uniform is an offense which will need the attention of the student’s parent and will attract a punishment of one (1) week suspension.
  • The parent or guardian must sign on the leave chit to indicate the time of arrival and departure from home for a student who is allowed to go home.
  • Female students leave permits must have the signature of the matron/housemistress and senior woman teacher among others. Boys’ leave permits must be signed by the preceptor/warden/ housemaster among others.
  • Lack of three staff signatures makes the leave chit invalid. It is equivalent to dubious escape from school. The master on duty, Headmaster or deputy headmaster administration’s signatures is mandatory on all leave permits. The office permit number and stamp, boys’ wing or girls’ wing permit number make the permit complete. Breaking the leave permit regulation is punishable by suspension and may lead to expulsion. Medical leave permits for further treatment must originate from the school nurse/doctor and be accompanied by a medical form showing the treatment which has been given at the sickbay, with at least two (2) signatures of staff in case of emergency.
  • Forgery of a leave permit/chit and re-use of a leave chit without handing it over to the office is equivalent to dubious escape and is a subject to similar punishments. The Disciplinary Committee may take further punishments and preventive measures for forgery which include not less than one hundred thousand shillings (100,000/=) for every signature forged or item changed plus prosecution and/or indefinite suspension.
  1. MEDICAL RULES:
  • All sick students must report to the school sick bay for treatment. Those who prescribe for themselves or give irregular unreliable dosages to sick friends will be heavily punished by suspension of two (2) weeks and on reporting should come with their parents.
  • Students who come with their own medicine from home should take it under supervision of the school nurse or doctor. A photocopy of medical forms for outside treatment should be given to the school nurse. Free medical treatment is provided at the school. However, parents may have to pay the bills of students referred for further treatment in big hospitals or those with re-current medical problems.
  • Medical bills of foreign students for common sicknesses shall be met by the school under the following conditions; (i) when the child has been referred by the school nurse/doctor and has not simply refused to take treatment at school. If it is not a recurrent medical problem of the child as part of his or her medical history. (ii) If the bill of an individual student does not exceed Uganda shillings fifty thousand (50,000/=) per year. Additional expenses to be paid by parent.
  • Bed rest and medical leave:

A sick student can only stay in the dormitory or sickbay or be exempted from school functions by getting a written bed rest from the school nurse/doctor and not at his/her own will. A Student with recurrent medical problems is required to submit part of his/her relevant medical history and treatment to the school nurse/doctor and School Administration for easy assistance in case of emergency. Parents must work with the school nurse and the school administration to obtain permission for their children who require medical check – ups outside the school sickbay. Students with contagious or chronic sicknesses will be sent home for management.

  1. INTOXICANTS, ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE:
  • Parents/guardians or visitors to students are not allowed to smuggle alcohol, drugs and intoxicants into the school and to take them on the school campus. This is punishable by a fine of three hundred thousand (300,000/=)
  • Smoking, taking and smuggling of drugs or intoxicants in school premises is punishable by a fine of one hundred and twenty thousand (120,000/=) plus indefinite suspension.
  • Students who see, notice, get information and cover up without reporting a drug abuser will face the Disciplinary Committee and pay a fine of sixty thousand shillings (60,000/=) plus two (2) weeks suspension.
  • Active participation or storage of drugs for a fellow student will attract a fine of one hundred and twenty (120,000/=) plus two (2) weeks suspension for the first time and a fine of one hundred and eighty thousand shillings (180,000/=) plus indefinite suspension thereafter. The disciplinary committee may decide to hand over drug abusers to police or juvenile courts to face criminal charges and inform the parents.
  1. VISITORS AND VISITING DAYS: A VISITING CARD IS REQUIRED, SIGNED BY THE ADMINISTRATION AND PARENT. IT IS GIVEN TO YOU ON JOINING THE SCHOOL.
  2. All visitors who wish to see students must ask for permission from the Administration. Girls may not receive male visitors unless they have a letter from the parent/guardian and produce a visitation authority card and vice versa.
  3. There is a compulsory visiting day to be communicated to parents/guardians each term as indicated on the school calendar. A midterm academic report and specific problems of the students are discussed between the parent, the child, teachers and the Head teacher depending on necessity.
  4. Escorting visitors beyond the limit and talking to unauthorized visitors is punishable by expulsion.
  5. No visitor (parent inclusive) is allowed to talk to students from inside his car or the dormitories. It is strictly in the visitor’s room or the office. Unauthorized visitors found in the students’ dormitories may be fined Uganda shillings three hundred thousand (300,000/=), for trespass or arrested and prosecuted and the student involved may be suspended or expelled.
  6. MOBILE PHONES AND RADIOS: Mobile phones are not allowed in school. The school will provide a public pay phone or the school official mobile numbers 0772 414 809 / 0703–414 809 for use by students during working hours. Each year or tenure of office, the telephone numbers of administrative staff in office will be communicated to parents in writing to communicate with learners. The Head Prefect and Assistant Head prefect, Head boy and Head girl plus prefect on duty (boys and girls ends) shall be provided with airtime not exceeding two thousand (2,000/=) per week for emergency communication to the school administration on the official call box. A student caught with a mobile phone whether in storage or use will pay a security threat fine of one hundred and twenty thousand (120,000/=)for every phone in his/her possession. The office bearers are the Headmasters, Deputy Headmasters, Administration, student Welfare Executive and Bursars/ Accounts Executives for the respective classes, the School nurse/ Doctor, matron and warden.
  7. PLEDGE AND ACCEPTANCE TO OBSERVE THE SCHOOL RULES

Having carefully read and understood the school rules and regulations on this copy, I /we the undersigned parent/guardian and student pledge to observe all the rules and regulations slated above and amendments there of as may be deemed necessary by the school administration.

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