School Code of Conduct

RESPECT YOURSELF – YOUR STAFF – EACH OTHER – YOUR ENVIRONMENT

  1. Always walk quietly on the left and follow the directions.
  2. No eating or drinking in the corridors and do not drop litter.
  3. Make sure your hair is tied up and you have no nail polish on.
  4. Blazers should be worn when walking around school.
  5. Always arrive on time for lessons.

Classroom Code of Conduct

  1. Arrive on time and enter the room calmly and quietly.
  2. Be prepared and ready to start.
  3. Register in silence.
  4. Treat others with respect.
  5. Understand that teachers have the right to teach and students have the right to learn.
  6. Always stand when a member of staff enters the room.
  7. Behave in a responsible and sensible way and work hard.
  8. Stand behind chairs at the end and wait for the teacher to dismiss the class.
  9. Exit the classroom only when the corridor is clear.
  10. Always follow the Direction.

Health, Safety and Disciplinary Matters

The Safety of Yourself and Others

Do not take risks which may endanger the safety of yourself or others.

All fire and other safety regulations must be followed at all times. Fire and safety regulations are clearly displayed throughout the School and you must follow all staff instructions, in an event of an emergency, calmly and safely.

Some departments have specific Safety Rules eg. Science, HE, Drama, PE, Art & Textiles, which must be followed.

Specialist school equipment must not be used unless a member of staff has given their permission to do so.

You must keep your password for computer use secure and abide by the school policy on Internet use.

Good social behaviour is encouraged by the girls moving around the building quietly, keeping to the left in corridors and on the stairs, and being thoughtful towards others by holding open doors, and standing aside to let people pass when waiting to enter a room.

Alcohol, Tobacco, Drugs and Other Items: You will be liable to suspension or exclusion from the School for any serious breach of this rule.

You are forbidden to be under the influence of or to have in your possession while under the jurisdiction of the school or while travelling to and from school:

  • Any tobacco or tobacco product, or imitation cigarettes. The School is a non-smoking area.
  • Any alcoholic liquor.
  • Any dangerous or classified drug or steroid (unless prescribed and notified to the First Aider).
  • Any harmful substance.
  • Any pornographic material or computer device for that purpose.
  • Any lethal weapon or other item that might endanger the safety of yourself and others.
  • Any dangerous animal, insect or snake (unless permission has first been obtained).
  • Chewing gum is forbidden in School.

Prejudicial Conduct: You will be liable to suspension or exclusion from the School if, during term-time or holidays and on or off school premises, you engage in conduct that is, in the opinion of the Head of School, seriously disruptive or prejudicial to the reputation of the School or to the welfare of any other person.

Equipment required by students

  • A sturdy rucksack for carrying books and equipment. This should be large enough to hold A4 folders and able to keep all books dry and flat.
  • A fountain pen of good quality but not expensive. Refills and cartridges for it or a supply of roller ball pens. Blue ink is to be used for all written work. Students should have at least one spare pen at all times. Eraser pens may be used but no white correction fluid is permitted in either bottles or pens.
  • Pencils and an eraser and pencil sharpener with a shavings container.
  • A basic set of coloured pencils.
  • A 30cm ruler, clear plastic angle measurer or protractor and a pair of compasses.
  • A pencil case to hold the above.
  • A scientific calculator.
  • 1 Memory Stick (clearly labelled with their name on the front and a document inside with their name).
  • Headphones for computer use.
  • Pocket English Dictionary – Collins or Oxford.
  • A reading book for private study (Students should always carry a reading book with them).
  • Collins French/Spanish/German/Russian Easy Learning Dictionary (Year 7 need French and Spanish).
  • A sketchbook and folder for Art lessons. These can be purchased from the Art Department for £4 per item.
  • A plastic covered A4 fold over clipboard for Geography fieldtrips

Textbooks are provided by the school unless otherwise stated.

School Diaries and rough books will be issued in September.

Lockers and Keys

A locker is provided in order to keep valuable items safe. Pupils should provide their own padlock to use on the locker preferably with a combination code but if not they should provide a spare key to be kept by the form tutor in case it is required. Pupils are responsible for all items of personal property and uniform, especially their games kit. Pupils are to store their games kit in their lockers on the days they have PE.

Lost Property

This is handed in to the school’s lost property co-ordinator, based in the old reception area. Pupils will be emailed on their school email address to collect named items. Pupils are encouraged to email lost property (email: lostproperty@colstonsgirls.bristol.sch.uk) with details of any lost unnamed items.

At the end of every term, unclaimed property is displayed in Pupil Reception for pupils to view and claim.  After this, unclaimed property, excluding valuables, will be disposed of. The importance of all personal property being named cannot be over-emphasised.

Please persuade your daughter to look for a mislaid item thoroughly at school as well as in lost property.

Valuables

Valuables should not be brought into school but if on the rare occasion they have to be, they should be kept locked in lockers. The school does not take any responsibility for valuable items lost as students have been advised as to the protocol. If an item lost is of value it will be handed in to the pupil reception, if found. The pupil who has lost the item must inform pupil reception. The pupil will be contacted via her form tutor if the item is found, providing it is named.

All purses must be clearly named. Pupils should only bring to school a small amount of money. If, for a particular reason, a large amount of money is brought into school, it should be handed in immediately to the Pupil Reception or to the Finance Office for safe keeping.

Money loans

The Pupil Reception will loan small amounts of money for emergency situations, for example unplanned bus fare requirement. This money must be paid back without prompting within one week. If the money is not paid back within one week, no further money will be lent to you. There will be no lending of money during the last week of the academic year.

Musical Instruments

Musical instruments should be locked, labelled and stored in the instrument cupboard in the Music department. The school insurers will not cover any damage or loss and parents are advised to include these instruments on their own home insurance policy.

Mobile Phones

Must be charged at home and not on school property.

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