General Rules of Discipline

Whenever individuals live together, discipline is necessary and, this is especially true of an educational institution. This discipline is formative, not repressive. It leads the student to develop self control, which is the essence of a well-ordered and successful life. Therefore, the school requires of its student to conform to certain regulation aimed at the growth of the entire school, and more so, of the individual student.

  • Every student should carry the school diary with her/him everyday.
  • The warning bell before class-rooms. This should be done in silence.
  • All pupils are expected to be present for the assembly.
  • The attendance is taken at the beginning of the two sessions.
  • No child permitted to leave the school premises without the permission of the principal/vice-principal. Such a permission can be granted only at the specific written request of the parents/guardians.
  • Students must show respect to the members of the staff. They should stand up and greet them when they enter their class as well as when they leave the classroom or whenever they student of this school.
  • Students are required to show gentleness and courtesy to their companions. Refinement should distinguish every student of this school.
  • Students should be habitually clean and neatly dressed. The school uniform is to be worn on all school days. A student who is slovenly dressed may not be permitted to enter the class-room or may even be sent home.
  • During recess pupils are required to leave the class-room.
  • The principal has the right to confiscate from the pupils books, newspapers, periodicals, cell phones, pagers, radio phones, Ipods, personal stereos, CD’s cassettes, cosmetics and any other items which may be considered objectionable.
  • All student must speak English in the school.
  • Money should not be lent or borrowed nor should articles be exchanged, bought or sold among the students.
  • No collection of money for any purpose whatsoever is to be made and no meeting, demonstration, party or picnic be held without the prior permission of the principal. This rile is also applicable to parties organized privately and outside school for selection, promotion, change of section, shuffling of class or leaving school or nomination to any post or award or any other similar reason. Under the same rule, any excursion, outing, visit, including visit to a cinema, in a group cannot be made without the permission of the principal.
  • Presents to the members of the staff or any gathering in their honour also requires the prior sanction of the principal.
  • Any pupil desiring to be exempted from P.T. or games must produce a medical certificate to the effect that she/he is physically unfit to take part in them.
  • Student are not permitted to attend parties, see movies or go to friends or relatives’ houses on their way to school or back home from school.
  • All pupils from class VI onwards must read a minimum of 5 books in English, 3 in Hindi in a year.
  • Proper care should be taken of the school properly and no pupil should scratch or spoil desks or chair or damage any school furniture, write or draw anything on the wall or in any way damage any school things belonging to others. Damage done even by accident should be reported at once to the class-teacher or to the principal. Any damage done will be made good by the guilty. Anyone who sees something damaged should report the matter to the Principal even if she/he does not know who has it. No pupil should bring razor blades or any sharp edged instruments to school.
  • All letters and correspondence addressed to student are subject to scrutiny by the principal.
  • The school is not responsible for articles or money lost. Students must not bring valuables (like expensive and fancy watches, pen, etc) to school. No student is permitted to wear jewellery of any kind in the school campus. Pupils below class V should not wear wrist watches in the school.
  • Running, playing, shouting and whistling inside the school building is not permitted.
  • Parents/guardian are not permitted to walk into classrooms or meet teachers during the class hours.
  • The name of the class and section of the pupils should be clearly marked on all her/his belongings.
  • The students should behave in a refined manner wherever they go. They should always remember that the school is judged by their conduct. They should always greet their teachers, elders and friends in a pleasant and audible tone of voice whenever they meet them in school or outside
  • Cycles must be locked and kept only at the cycle stand. Students of the school are strictly prohibited to ride scooters or motor cycles to school.
  • Students who came to school escorted by servants or drivers should never leave before the authorized person arrives. Delay of any kind should be reported to the school office.
  • Those who go home on their own should reach home straight without loitering about on the way. Students are warned not to buy anything especially eatables from street vendors.
  • All application for certificate must be made in writing. These certificate will only be issued two days after the receipt of the application on the payment of necessary charges.
  • Students will not receive private tuition from school teachers without the permission of the principal.
  • Enrolment in Stella Maris Convent School implies on the part of pupils and parents, willingness to comply with the rules and regulation of the school.
  • The Principal has the right to suspend or require the withdrawal of any pupil without having to state any reason provided that she is satisfied that such a step is necessary in the interest of the school.
  • Parents are requested to check the diaries of the children everyday and ensure that instruction are being followed by their children properly. They must also spare enough time to assist their children in studies.

The authority of all the teachers extends to all the students irrespective of their class and section.