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Chinese Independent School of Tower Hamlets

in association with Chinese Independent School of London


C.I.S.T.H School Rules

1. General Behaviour

Pupils of the school should, at all times, in and out of school, act with consideration and courtesy towards others.

2. Times for the School Day

The normal school day should be regarded as from 10:00am to 12:20pm for classes from Playgroup to Year 8 (break time for Playgroup to Year 2 is from 10:50am to 11:05am and for Year 3 to Year 8 is from 11:10am to 11:25am).

9:45am to 1:00pm for GCSE and AS level classes (with 15 minutes break time to be agreed with the teacher/students). 10:00am to 12:00pm for Adult Mandarin / Adult English classes.

3. Break Time Arrangements

All pupils must remain on the school premises throughout their break time. Food & drinks can only be consumed in the dining hall and all refuse must be disposed of in the bins provided.

4. Indoors

a) Movement inside the school buildings is to be made quietly by walking on the left-hand side of stairs and corridors. No pupil is allowed to access any areas in the buildings that are not rented by the Chinese School.

b) Parents should bring their children to the dining hall before lessons begin. Pupils who arrive unaccompanied should also come to the dining hall instead of the classrooms. Pupils are not allowed to enter the classrooms without permission before lessons begin.

c) Parents should pick up their children at the dining hall and not at the classrooms.

d) All pupils should wear their name badge provided by the school at all times inside the school premises. Pupils without their name badge will not be allowed access to the school.

e) Entrances/Exits - pupils must use the entrances and exits prescribed to them.

f) No pupil is allowed to remain inside the classrooms during mid-morning break or after lessons without permission.

5. Out of Doors

a) Pupils are not allowed to leave the school premises during school hours without permission from senior staff. This includes pupils with dental or medical appointments.

b) During the normal school breaks, pupils will use such areas as will be prescribed to them.

c) Cycles: Owners are responsible for the security of cycles and are advised to participate in the police scheme of registering frame numbers with them. Cycles should be left only in designated areas.

d) Car parking for parents is at their own risk. The school holds no responsibility for damage to vehicles whilst parked on the school premises.

e) Pupils should travel directly between home and school and not make arrangements to hang around or meet up with friends not attending the school.

f) Pupils must report any strange or unusual events to the school or parents.

6. Absence

The school should be informed by telephone or in writing as soon as possible. A note must be brought on return to school after any period of absence, explaining the absence. Family holidays in term time are not approved and are actively discouraged by the school.

The school reserves the right to dismiss any pupils if they are absent for more than 3 times throughout the school year without any reasonable explanation.

7. Punctuality

Punctuality must be observed at all times. Any pupil arriving after registration must report to the reception and sign in. Lateness without reasonable cause incurs an appropriate penalty.

8. Equipment

Pupils are expected to bring equipment required for lessons e.g. exercise books, pens, pencils etc. All textbooks, library books, materials and equipment remain school property on loan to pupils. All personal equipment must be clearly marked.

9. Homework

Homework will be distributed by the teacher and must be completed within the time given. Homework planners should be taken to all lessons and signed by parents weekly and any comments or difficulties can be noted on the homework planner.

10. Prohibitions

a) It is an offence to smoke and to use recreational drugs.

b) Running and shouting whilst within the school environment (including the dining hall) is not permitted to avoid disturbance to others.

c) No article which may cause physical or material harm is to be brought to school. This includes matches and cigarettes and particularly illegal substances and weapons, possession of which will lead to permanent exclusion.

d) The use of electrical equipment, i.e. mobile phones, radios, MP3 players etc is not permitted in class.

e) Chewing gum must not be brought to school.

f) No liquid paper correcting fluid (e.g. Tippex) must be brought to school.

g) No notices may be put up without the permission of the senior staff.

h) All pupils are expected to take pride in maintaining a high standard of tidiness and cleanliness in and around the school premises, and have respect for the school buildings and equipment. Any vandalism will be treated as a serious offence and appropriate action taken.

11. Dress and Appearances

We encourage all our students to dress appropriately and maintain a good standard of appearance at all times.

12. Money or Valuables

The school takes no responsibility for money or valuables. These should be kept on the person or ideally left at home. The school will not hold any accountability for items lost, stolen or broken.

13. Medication

No member of staff administers or supervises medication. Any pupil who needs to bring medicines oranalgesics to school must report to their Year Tutor providing a written explanation from their parents. The medicine or analgesics for that day only must be in an appropriate container as issued by the dispensing pharmacist and clearly labelled with the name of the medication and the pupil's name and form. Whilst all staff receive regular Epi-Pen training teachers are encouraged to contact the designated first-aiders if they feel such action is appropriate.