General School Rules
All shemford students are expected to maintain a high standard of
conduct and to comply with rules ,regulations, accepted behaviours and
attitudes. To help the students meet these expectations, a set of rules and
regulations are clearly outlined in the student planner.
Shemford Futuristic School has zero tolerance for any form of bullying or
intimidation. All students are to be treated fairly and respectfully. School
values are manifested in the students' daily interactions with their peers and
teachers. Rules related to attendance, accepted academic performance, conduct
and uniform regulations are summarized in the following sections.
1. Rules of Discipline
1) Students are urged to contribute to the high tone of the school by
their manners and general behaviour.
2) Pupils should realize that they are responsible to the college
Authorities not only for their conduct in the college but for their general
behaviour outside. Any reported or observed objectionable conduct outside
college on the part of the pupils should make them liable for disciplinary
3) They should be polite, friendly and well behaved in and outside the
school. They should be respectful to their elders and teachers and truthful at
4) They should be orderly, clean in their person and neatly dressed and
should also co-operate to maintain cleanliness in school. As far as posture,
cleanliness, silence, attention to work and respect to teachers and companions
are concerned, a class room should be looked upon as place of reverence and
5) They should maintain absolute silence during the General Assembly and
while moving into the class room from General Assembly. Silence should also be
observed on the way to and while returning from P.T. and library.
6) The General Assembly is the most important part of the school day.
Every student should be present so to begin the day with prayer, to listen to
the announcement and the advice of the Principal.
7) All must come to school, with lessons well prepared and home-work
done. Text and Exercise books and material for drawing should be brought to
school according to the day's routine.
8) Students repeatedly coming late or forgetting to bring books or coming
without the proper uniform may be punished/send back home. When the students
move along the corridors as when changing classes, going for games or
experiments, they must walk in silence and in line. The teacher in the class
should be the last to leave.
9) Respect to one's property as well as to that of the school and the
things belonging to others is a mark of well bred and responsible student. When
furniture is removed from a place it should be returned to its original place
after use. Any kind of damage done in the school premises must be made good.
Fine may be imposed by the Principal.
10) Pupils should keep their own class rooms and the school compound
spotlessly clean, using the bins provided for waste paper and rubbish. Students
should always strive to speak in English in the school premises, and acquire
the ability of conversation in English. They should maintain a high standard in
11) Students should at all costs, avoid writing, carving and scratching
on the walls and furniture. Such habits are an indication of low taste. No
magazine, newspapers or periodicals should be brought to school without the
class teacher's or principal's permission. If detected or found to have bad
influence on others these will be confiscated.
12) No Cell phones or Mobile phones should be brought to school. If
detected they will be confiscated and serious action will be taken. In the
absence of the teacher, the monitor/monitress take charge of the class and is
responsible for order and discipline in the class. He/She should fulfil the
duty without partiality.
13) The school does not accept responsibility for the loss of books,
money, stationery etc. Each student is responsible for his or her own things.
It is not advisable to bring valuables to the school. No collections or fine
for any purpose, whatever may be made without the prior sanction of the
Principal, so also, presentation of gifts to staff members as such require
approval from the Principal.
14) No collective petition or complaint will be entertained but
reasonable and individual ones will be sympathetically attended to. Parents are
strictly forbidden to interview their children in class or the teachers without
the permission of the Principal.
15)Any pupil who is persistently insubordinate or repeatedly and
wilfully mischievous or guilty of malpractices in connection with examinations
or has committed an offence of serious indiscipline, misbehaviour or who in the
opinion of the Principal has, an unwholesome influence on the fellow pupils,
may be suspended for a specified period or expelled permanently from the
school. The Principal may punish a student in a manner suited to the offence by
detention after school hours or other minor punishment or by removal from the
16) A student may also be removed permanently from the school for
assaulting a teacher, seriously attacking a fellow student, persistent rude
behaviour towards teachers and in the opinion of the Principal has a
demoralizing influence on fellow students.
17) The school authorities are not responsible for the safety of any
pupil before or after school hours. Necessary arrangement, therefore should be
made to bring the children just in time and take them home immediately after
18) Students who are given some responsibility should cany it out
dutifully and impartially and in accordance with the direction of the Principal
or the teachers deputed by him. They should consider it a pride to render.
2. Code of Conduct
Students are expected to conduct themselves in a positive manner with
respect to the entire school body at all times. The school expects each student
to be respectful to others, be responsible for their actions and to be honest
in DEALING with peers and all adult members of Shemford School community.
It is further expected that students monitor their own verbal and physical
behaviour and act within the parameters set by the school. Students who show
themselves incapable of Shemford trust and who are unable to behave in a
responsible manner will face appropriate consequences. In Secondary a
Disciplinary Safety Net has been crafted delineating offences of students who
do not meet the behavioural expectations at Shemford.
3. Dress Code
Students are expected to take pride in their appearance by wearing the
correct SCHOOL UNIFORM . School uniform is mandatory for all grades.
The primary uniform consists of except for medical cases. Training
shoes/sneakers and open-toed or backless sandals are not allowed. In Secondary,
the Grades 6-10 uniform consist of (no crocs, sandals or open toed footwear)
are permitted all year except in winter when students can wear boots (boot must
be black or brown).
For Primary and Secondary girls and boys, hair that is below the chin or at
chin level should be tied back during school hours for health and safety
reasons. For Secondary boys, beards and moustaches are not allowed.
Wearing blazer in winter is mandatory for each and every student of Shemford
4. Attendance Policy
The attendance policy at Shemford only recognizes documented illnesses,
recognized religious HOLIDAYS or family emergencies as legitimate absences.
Students are expected to maintain a 90%+ attendance record. This includes
authorized and unauthorized absences.
Authorised absences are usually for illness, family emergencies (not travel)
and/or other absences permitted by Head of School. Unauthorised absences
include, but are not limited to, absences due to travel and lateness to school.
It is possible that a student who exceeds the allowed absent days will not
receive grades on his/her report card, be asked to repeat their current grade
and/or, in the case of secondary, not receive credit for that semester. Should
a student be absent for more than 10% of the school days, a letter is sent home
as a reminder of the attendance policy.
After an absence, the student must submit a note to the classroom teacher. In
Primary, the School Nurse telephones to confirm the nature of the absence.
5. Gate Policy & Campus
Shemford Futuristic School believes that in order for students to learn
best they should be on time and ready for school; therefore, all students must
be in the school grounds prior to the morning anthem (07: 45). Shemford
Futuristic School has adopted a policy and procedure for all late students and
parents are advised to read the 'Shemford Gate Policy' (see below). Secondary
students who are tardy to class two or more times a week without legitimate
excuse will be given an afternoon detention.
Fire drills are carried out at least once a semester. Shemford
Futuristic School is an alcohol, tobacco, narcotic and weapons free school. Any
student involved in activities related to these items will face severe
disciplinary action which may include expulsion.
are not permitted in school. Certain items such as mobile phones, Discmans,
digital music players, computer games, are not permitted and are confiscated if
found. For primary students, this includes toys (of any kind).
Jewellery should be kept to a minimum- studs are the only acceptable earrings
and can only be worn by girls. Similarly, make-up should not be worn in school.
All secondary students are allocated a locker for the safekeeping of personal
items. The student is fully responsible for any valuable item they may bring to
school as the school cannot assume responsibility for any lost or stolen
6. Leaving School Premises & Campus Visitors or Guests
Leaving School Premises
Students are not allowed to leave the school premises during the school
day unless accompanied by their parents or legal guardians. Students are not
allowed to be picked up by anyone other than their parents/ legal guardian or
authorized driver. Car sharing between parents for student pick up is permitted
but only after Shemford is informed in writing of the name of parent and/or
All appointments including medical appointments, dental and/or other personal
appointments must be made after school. Students will not normally be given
permission to leave school during the day. Should it be necessary for a student
to leave school for an appointment, they are expected to show evidence of the
appointment. For secondary students, if the appointment is 12:30 or before,
students are expected to return to school. For primary, they are expected to
return to school if the appointment is at 11:30 or before. Early leave is
counted in absences.
Campus Visitors or Guests
Guests and visitors are welcome at Shemford Futuristic School. All
guests and visitors are requested to first report to School Security to present
their ID card and receive a visitor's badge.
Shemford has an established Homework Policy with sanctions in place for
non completion. Students are assigned with homework based on the Skill or
Knowledge acquired in the School. Purpose is to recapitulate, reinforce and
Every young person should grow up with self responsibility ‘My work – I have to