WEST AFRICA SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL SUPPLEMENTARY CODE OF DISCIPLINE - STUDENTS 1) i. ii. iii. iv. 2) 3) 4) 5) IMPROPER DRESSSING Any student found guilty of any of the underlisted offences shall be punished through manual exercise (viz: weeding, scrubbing etc.). To be seen Wearing a. an unprescribed belt over a pair of unprescribed shorts. b. an unprescribed belt over a pair of prescribed shorts. c. a prescribed belt over a pair of unprescribed shorts. wearing a school uniform without the school crest sporting an indecent footwear (eg. high heeled sandals, shoes, etc) treating one’s hair with chemicals LATENESS TO SCHOOL Any student who reports to school after 8:00 am shall be deemed/considered a latecomer and made to do some manual exercise as punishment. Recalcitrant students may be caned, if need be. Any student caught using any of the underlisted routes to or from the school premises shall be deemed to have broken bounds and shall accordingly, be punished through manual work or caning: i. the unofficial route linking Adenta Barrier and the school’s Mataheko Block ii. the by-pass behind the Science and Administration Block. MOVEMENT OF STUDENTS The following underlisted offence shall attract varying degrees of punishment if so committed by a student. (An offender may, if caught, be made to kneel down wherever he/she is found at the wrong time): i. loitering during class hours ii. visiting the canteen during class hours iii. absenting oneself from class without any tangible reasons iv. absenting oneself from Assembly or Worship v. indiscriminately throwing litter on the compound vi. making unnecessary noise during class hours vii. sitting on the rails or corridors of classrooms for no tangible reason. BAN ON SPECIFIED ITEMS All students are deterred from bringing the following assorted items to school; a defiant student shall have the items seized and, in addition, be punished by the Master on Duty. i. the walkman ii. chain, necklaces, bracelets, bangles, etc iii. dangerous implements iv. towel 6) 7) 8) 9) STEALING/PILFERING Any student who steals or engages in petty acts of pilfering in the school shall be caned and, where, necessary, have his/her name disclosed to the student body. DISOBEDIENCE TOWARDS SENIORS A junior student who blatantly defies his/her senior without any tangible reason shall be severely punished through caning or any other punishment. BULLYING OF JUNIORS On no grounds, whatsoever, shall a senior student bully his/her junior counterpart. Any senior student caught or reported to have bullied a junior student shall be seriously sanctioned LEAVING SCHOOL PREMISES All students must obtain permission from the Master on Duty, the Form Master or any of the Compound Prefects before crossing the school’s bridge between the hours of 8:00am to 3:00pm. 10) THE HEAD’S OFFICE To enter the office of the Headmistress, student must seek permission from the following officials i. Form Master/Mistress ii. The School Prefect/Assistants iii. S.R.C. President/Vice iv. Disciplinary Committee(D.C) Chairman/Vice 11) DESTRUCTION/ DEFACING OF SCHOOL PROPERTY/ WALLS Any student found destroying any property of the school or writing on the walls shall be made to do any of the following: i. repair whatever he/she has destroyed (eg. breaking of furniture) ii. buy paint (eg. writing on classroom walls) KIT FOR ALL STUDENTS (BOYS AND GIRLS) TO BE PROVIDED BY THE SCHOOL UNIFORM BOYS: White Short Sleeved Shirt and Khaki Shorts GIRLS: White Short Sleeved Shirt and Khaki Skirt and small stud ear ring. Black/brown sandals/ shoes SERIOUS OFFENCES PUNISHABLE BY DISMISSAL GROSS MISBEHAVIOUR: Insubordination to a master, mistress and school prefects as well as members of the non-teaching staff, that is showing disrespect, insolence, or being saucy to authority, etc. Drinking or being in possession of alcohol Smoking or being in possession of cigarettes, “wee”, cocaine, etc. Pilfering and stealing Bullying, maltreating or molestation and threats of any kind Extortion of money and other items from colleagues, especially juniors. Willfully damaging school property Tampering with electrical installations, pianos, water taps, pipeline, etc. Harassment, molestation or attempting to harass or molest any student who gives information leading to detection of a crime/an offence Molestation and threatening of members of staff and their children Fighting and Hooliganism Attempting to use and using the name of school authorities for selfish ends, example to collect money from fellow students. Sexual Misconduct Occultism IN PARTICULAR Students should not wear any other clothes during school hours that is, they should not change into any other attire before or after classes when coming to school or returning home. They shall also register their arrival in school with the Housemaster/Housemistress in charge of students at the beginning of each term. They shall attend all official school gatherings They shall obtain permission (during school hours) from the Housemaster/Housemistress in charge of students, before going home if the need arises.