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Absentee Policy

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  1. 1. BEING ABSENT: SICK OR ANY OTHER REASON
  2. 2. BEING SICK OR FOR ANY OTHER REASON NEEDING TO LEAVE SCHOOL DURING THE DAY
  3. 3. BEING LATE FOR SCHOOL

 

No pupil is allowed to phone or sms the parent to fetch him/her at any time for whatever reason.

 

No pupil will be granted permission to leave the school premises without a letter from the parents.

 

  1. The pupil must submit a letter from the parent (date, time, contact numbers and reason must be mentioned in the letter).
  2. If pupil is sick /absent a letter or doctor’s note (if applicable) can be faxed to 035 7891746 or submitted to school when child comes to school.
  3. In an event the pupil needs to leave the premises for whatever reason and the parents cannot fetch the pupil, the parent must give permission telephonically.
  4. Parents are to write one letter at the beginning of each year to inform the school that every Friday the pupil needs to leave school at 12:00 eg. Religious Reason
  5. If pupil is late for school, the pupil needs to submit a letter from parent explaining the reason for lateness.
  6. Parents are not allowed to take students away after writing exams.

 

SMS’s will be send to parents to notify them regarding the above.

 

Textbook Policy

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John Ross College orders all the Textbooks for teaching. The textbooks issued to the students are paid for and belong to the school. Textbooks are very expensive and therefore we need the students to take good care of their books. The school will cover and hand out the books in good condition. In return, we appeal to the parents to encourage their children to take good care of their textbooks.

The parent will be liable to pay for any lost or damaged book and the school will replace the books.

 The pupils should -

  • Always wash their hands before handling their textbooks.
  • Not write in textbooks.
  • Not damage textbooks with water or any other liquids.
  • Not spill food or any other colorants on the textbooks.
  • Not cut or tear pages from your textbooks.
  • Not misplace textbooks.
  • Not break the spine of their textbooks.
  • Be responsible for their textbooks.  Not to lend or swop textbooks with any other students.

 

When your child leaves our school your child is responsible to hand in their text books .All textbooks must be handed in at the end of the academic year before the school holidays.

Students will not receive textbooks if any are still outstanding on his/her name. The student will only receive his/her textbooks if all lost/damaged textbooks are paid for.

 

Library Book Policy 2012

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John Ross College issues library books to the students using their student card. Library materials and books are very expensive and therefore we need the students to take good care of borrowed books. The school will cover and hand out the books in good condition. In return, we appeal to the parents to encourage their children to take good care of their books.

The parent will be liable to pay for any lost or damaged book and the school will replace the books.

The pupils should -

  • Always wash their hands before handling their books.
  • Not write in books.
  • Not damage books with water or any other liquids.
  • Not spill food or any other colorants on the books.
  • Not cut or tear pages from your books.
  • Not misplace books.
  • Not break the spine of their books.

Be responsible for their books.  Not to lend or swop books with any other students.

When your child leaves our school your child is responsible to hand in the text books. All books must be handed in at the end of the academic year before the school holidays.

Students will not receive library books if any are still outstanding on his/her name. The student will only receive his/her textbooks if all lost/damaged books are paid for.

 
 

Language policy

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1.  Introduction

This document is the language policy of John Ross College, as approved by the school governing body. The language policy has been drafted in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution of South Africa, Act 108 of 1996; the South African Schools Act, Act 84 of 1996 (‘SASA’); the National Education Policy Act, Act 27 of 1996; applicable provincial legislation on school education; judgements of the South African courts; the International Convention on the Rights of the Child; the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of Children; the Norms and Standards for Language Policy in Public Schools, 1997 (GN 1701 dated 19 December 1997) and the guidelines of the Pan South African Language Board.

2.  Factors considered

In drafting this policy, the following factors have been considered:

• The interests of the learners
• The interests of the school community
• The interests of the community in which the school is located
• The capacity of the school
• The resources and staff available to the school
• International best practice with regard to class sizes and language in education, with specific reference to the importance of mother tongue education
• The history and ethos of the school.

3.  Teaching and examination

All teaching and the taking of tests and examinations shall occur in the school’s medium of instruction which is English.

4.  Policy on medium of instruction

The school is a single-medium institution.

The medium of instruction is English from Grade 8 to Grade 12.

5.  Promotion of multilingualism

The school promotes multilingualism by also presenting Afrikaans and IsiZulu as fully-fledged language subjects at the school besides the medium of instruction.

This occurs as follows:

Languages offered as fully-fledged subjects:

Single-medium school:

• English as Home Language
• Afrikaans and IsiZulu as First Additional Language

Every educator at the school takes reasonable steps to inform learners on the importance of multilingualism, and to promote respect for other languages besides the home language and/or medium of instruction.