Students Code of conduct

Code of conduct for students
Disciplinary Policy

In light of the National goals and aspiration, the management of Dungsam Academy has endeavored to draw up a disciplinary guideline in detail so as to enable the students to conduct themselves properly in all the sphere of school life.

The school will conduct various regular programs of counseling, value and safety education, religious, health and safety education that target at molding and bringing of positive behavioral changes and development in stormy age group of children.

Henceforth, all the students shall follow the rules and regulations outlined in the School Annual Calendar provided to all the classes. Any offence committed by a student shall be dealt with by the school discipline committee according to the procedure listed in the code of conduct for students hereunder:

General Guidelines
The main offences calling for disciplinary action are as listed below:

1. Offensive behaviour such as assault on any person
2. Insubordination
3. Abuse of any hard drugs such as cocaine, dendrite, etc
4. Abuse of soft drugs such as correcting fluids, petrol, spirit, sleeping tablets, etc
5. Use of alcohol, tobacco and doma,
6. Shoplifting
7. Theft (question papers, school property, money, food, orchard raiding, etc)
8. Forgery
9. Cheating during class and examinations
10. Carrying/possessing of firearms or any other weapons
11. Formation of anti-social gangs
12. Destruction and vandalism of school or public properties
13. Hooliganism
14. Prowling into the restricted areas at restricted hours (in the girls/boys dormitory)
15. Gambling
16. Use of abusive/obscene language
17. Lying
18. Harassment/Bullying
19. Improper dress code (including hair style, shoes, make-up)
20. Reading/displaying of adult/obscene literature
21. Rape and sexual harassment/molestation
22. Marriage/pregnancy
23. Open unsocial romances
24. Irregularities (in attending classes, extra-curricular/co-curricular activities, etc)
25. Carrying or using of mobile phones/headphones (DA is a mobile free zone)

The disciplinary committee members comprises of the following personnel:

  1. Principal
  2. Vice Principal
  3. A senior teacher/Lopen
  4. Respective stakeholder(s)

Lastly, if and when you fail to follow the above guidelines established by the School Discipline Management Committee, the Administration will be forced to take the following course of action either in sequence mentioned below or according to the gravity of the offence:

  1. Conduct Investigations:

i) Make enquiries
ii) Take statements
iii) Study the statements and other reports

  1. Decision on the levels of actions:

i) Counselling
ii) Warning (verbal)
iii) Warning (written)
iv) Signing of an undertaking with parents/guardian
v) Suspension on doubts of criminal acts
vi) Detention with work (in-house)
vii) Short term suspension of 10-15 days for parental counseling with assigned academic tasks.
viii) Suspend the student for indefinite period but allow doing the examination.
ix) Long term suspension of 6 months (without doing the examination)
x) Expulsion with School Leaving Certificates (SLC) but without transfer certificates (TC)

Remarks: All actions under Sl.No. vii-ix above will be done after consultation with the concern higher authority.

Please note:
¼ Counseling/warning/signing undertaking/suspension & detention are all corrective & remedial measures.
¼ Expulsion indicates that the school/academy has exhausted all remedial & corrective measures.

School Rules and Regulations
He who lives without discipline dies without honour. – Icelandic Proverb
1. Dress Code

  • Be in school uniform for all school activities, school functions and official gatherings.
  • Wear national dress/school uniform decently, properly and appropriately at all times.
  • All students must have a decent school bag each.

2. Punctuality and Attendance

  • Must be regular in the classes and school activities. Inform the school in case of sudden illness and unavoidable circumstances.
  • Must have a minimum of 90% attendance in each subject to be eligible to sit for any Home/Public/Board Examination.
  • Attendance is taken strictly during all subject periods, school events and SUPW.

3. Personal Hygiene

  • A healthy body is a healthy mind. Students must always stay neat and tidy.
  • Haircuts and personal hygiene should conform to the standards set by the school.
  • Girls keeping long hair should tie their hair neatly with black hair bands and are not permitted to wear fancy lockets, earrings and do nail polish.
  • Dying and keeping hair in spiky and dishelved fashion is strictly prohibited for all students.

4. School Property

  • Take care of the school properties and resources.
  • Refrain from scribbling on the walls, desks, chairs and tables.
  • Keep your class-rooms and the school campus clean always.

5. Substance Abuse and Gambling

  • Smoking, taking alcohol, and chewing tobacco are strictly prohibited.
  • Student found with or, using, selling, buying, or under the influence of any alcoholic beverage or illegal drugs will be expelled without any warning served.
  • Gambling of any sort is strictly prohibited. Take only prescribed medicine to you in the prescribed dose.

6. Language Policy

  • The language for communication in the campus shall be English and Dzongkha only.
  • Always be polite and refrain from using slang and indecent language all the time and in all the places.
  • Students should not yell, shout or make unnecessary noise on campus.

7. Mutual Respect and Relationship

  • Always look upon your teachers as parents and fellow mates as brothers and sisters.
  • Treat your teachers, other staff members and fellow students with respect. Disrespecting teachers will be viewed as a serious offence and the offender dealt with severely.

8. Decent and Polite Behavior

  • Keep up the school image and status outside the school. Demonstrate exemplary behavior both on-campus and off-campus to befit the schools motto of excellence in all fields.
  • Avoid loitering in the town after school hours and display hooliganism (especially for day scholar students).

9. Harassment/Bullying

  • No student is allowed to harass/bully others. Forcing or coercing another student to do anything against his/her will is also harassment/bullying.

10. Formation of Gangs and Fight

  • Fighting in the school campus is a serious violation of school rules and regulations.
  • Forming of groups or gangs or being a member of a gang aimed at gaining ulterior motives and private ends is banned.
  • Respect our own cultural values and tradition. Any form of expression of insult to our cultural values and tradition is considered a serious offence such as use of bad language, unruly behavior, etc.

11. School Cafe

  • Students are not allowed to visit the school cafe during class/study hours. They can visit during the prescribed days of the week and time of the day.

12. Examinations

  • Must strictly adhere to the Rules and Regulations for the conduct of School/Public Examinations.
  • Must have minimum of 90% attendance to take any Home/Public Examinations.
  • Any student whose attendance is not adequate as per the Examination rules may be barred from writing the Tests and Exams.
  • Refrain from using unfair means in the examinations. Adhere to the guidelines and recommendations for the fair conduct of examinations of the BCSEA.

13. Food and Drinks

  • Must take all three meals in the dining hall.
  • Students are not allowed to take food in the Class/Hostels.
  • Students are not allowed to bring any junk food/cold drinks in the class.
  • Do not litter the beautiful school campus; use the bins to dispose waste.
  • All day-scholars will take lunch in a designated place/room allocated for girls and boys separately or they can take lunch in the school mess provided they pay the agreed lunch fees.

14. Banned Items
14.1. Mobile phones:

  • Students are not allowed to use mobile phones in the school campus freely.
  • Boarders can keep their phones with warden/matron and use during the prescribed time of the week/weekends.
  • Day-scholars are not allowed to bring any electronic devices such as audio/visual systems and mobile phones.
  • In the event of being caught using mobile phone during the restricted time and place, it will be confiscated and not returned.

Remember: DA is a Mobile Free Zone.

14.2. Ban of objects which can be used as weapons:
Students are not allowed to carry/possess any item which could be used as weapons of offence such as daggers, knives and knuckle-dusters, gun, pistol, etc.

15. Hospital Visit
He, who has health, has hope; and he who has hope has everything

-Arabian Proverb

  • Students with health problems may visit Deothang/S.Jongkhar General Hospital during the specified visiting hours or during emergency time.
  • It should be routed through the School Health In-charge only and student should visit hospital with the school Hospital Visit Card only.
  • Simultaneously, the entry ought to be made in the school hospital visit register.
  • The student must report back to the school and submit the prescription to Health In-charge and report to warden/matron/class teacher for attendance.

DUNGSAN ACADEMY

Hospital Visit Card

Name of student patient:

Date Nature of Illness Doctors Diagnosis and prescription Doctor Sign

Name Health In-charge:

16. Availing Transportation Facilities

  • Students availing the transportation facility should strictly make use of the particular trip and seat no. allotted to them. Student failing to travel in their own trip or exhibiting hooliganism act inside the bus shall be deprived of bus facility and should make their own arrangement of transportation.
  • Attendance will be taken by the student transportation captain and give telephonic report to the principal /vice principal every evening from the place of disbursement. The captain should also report to principal/vice principal of any incident on the way to school or back home.
  • Students failing to travel in their own trip and involved in security problems will not be the responsibility of the school.

17. Leave and Absences
Remember: Leave of any kind will require prior approval

Short Leave

  • Sick or any kind of urgent leave for a short period of up to half day will be granted by the class teacher/warden/matron after the entry of their names into leave register and with information to VP.
  • In the case of a boarder student, the warden/matron has the authority after approval from the principal/vice principal to grant leave on weekends and holidays.

Long Leave

A leave for more than a day should follow the following procedure:

  • Student taking leave must write an application to the class advisor stating the reasons.
  • Next, get the application duly signed by parent/guardian requesting the leave along with contact number.
  • Get the leave sanctioned from the principal and can leave the station.
  • Leave shall be granted on genuine grounds such as health and family bereavements.
  • A day scholar must report to the school with his/her parents/guardian and take the leave or send the leave application duly signed by the parent. The principal through telephonic communication will ensure that the student is genuinely on leave.
  • Leave without an application shall be unconditionally marked ABSENT.
  • Student name will be deleted from the school admission register if he/she is absent for more than a week without information.

Inculcate self-discipline – it is a way to success

Long Leave and study formalities

  • With one year of gap after any level of affiliated board examination is not allowed to do the next level of board examination. Therefore, any student with medical leave/family problems must submit the medical report or authentic report from a competent authority to BCSEA and get approval to continue his/her studies in the succeeding year.