Code of Conduct

PREAMBLE

Whereas Article 8 of the South African School Act, 1996 (Act No. 84 of 1996) requires that the Governing Body of the school must adapt a Code of Conduct, and both the above-mentioned Act as well as the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa , 1996 Act No. 108 of 1996 are grounded on constititutional democracy, human rights and transparency;
Whereas both these Acts are aimed at providing an education for all learners and in so doing laying a strong foundation for the development of their talents and capabilities, advancing the democratic transformation of society, combating racism, sexism and all other forms of discrimination and intolerance, protecting and advancing our diverse languages and cultures, upholding the rights of all learners, parents and educators; and
Whereas it is clear that the Governments objective of making education available and accessible to all has to be supplemented by the dedication and acceptance of responsibility by learners, parents and other partners in education; and
Whereas it is necessary to establish and promote a disciplined and purposeful school environment dedicated to the improvement and maintenance of the quality of the learning process, the Governing Body has approved the following Code of Conduct for Langenhoven High School.

1. FUNDAMENTAL VALUES AND PRINCIPLES FOR LEARNERS

I, as a learner of Langenhoven High School, realize that mutual co-operation between all the people involved in my upbringing and education and myself can only be successful if all of us agree to pursue certain values and principles.  These values and principles are embodied in the Code of Conduct se out below:

1.1  HUMAN RIGHTS
While I, as a learner, am aware that I have certain rights in terms of the Constitution, I also recognize that other people have similar rights and I promise to respect them.  Above all, I recognize the human dignity and equality of all people and agree to practise my rights in such a way that I don’t interfere with others.

1.2  RESPECT FOR EDUCATORS
I respect teachers and educators and promise to co-operate fully when executing any reasonable orders and assignments I may receive. I also respect educators as adults, and realize that their training, knowledge and experience can be to my advantage.  Therefore I undertake to give my wholehearted support and to be polite and respectful in my conduct towards them.

1.3  RESPECT FOR NON-EDUCATING STAFF MEMBERS AND VISITORS

I recognize and appreciate the important contribution made by administrative and other personnel to the smooth running of the schools organization; therefore I undertake to treat them, too, with respect and consideration.  I shall also conduct myself politely and respectfully towards visitors of the school, e.g. officials form the Education Department , business people or parents, as they are all people who care about the well being of the school.

1.4  RECOGNITION OF OUR MULTI-CULTURAL DIVERSITY

I realize that the South African soviet consists of a diversity of races, cultures and religions.  Therefore I accept all my fellow learners as individuals who may have ideas and gods similar to my own, but I know they also have the right to have ideas and gods completely different from mine.  I recognize that people are different as regards race, culture, beliefs, etc, and promise to conduct myself in such a manner that I wont impair the human dignity of anybody else.

1.5  RESPECT FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND SCHOOL FACILITIES

I recognise that our natural environment is a gift from God and promise to protect and conserve it to the best of my ability.  I appreciate the buildings, facilities and equipment that have been made available for me at and by the school.  therefore, I promise to take proper care when using these buildings, facilities and equipment, and to try my utmost to maintain them in good condition.

1.6  COMPLYING WITH ORGANISATIONAL AND CONDUCT RULES

I realize that a school cannot function properly without organizational and conduct rules; therefore I agree to abide by the rules of the school.  I promise to keep to the timetable of the school, to be on time for the beginning of the day and to arrive punctually for every lesson I have to attend.  I accept the authority of those in charge of order and discipline at the school and promise that, if I transgress any school rules, I will submit to the disciplinary measures that apply at the school.

1.7  EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

As a learner, I accept the formative value of sport, cultural activities and academics and social excursions, and I want to be actively involved, either as a participant or a supporter.  I realize that dressing appropriately  and maintaining a neat appearance on such occasions, contribute to a positive image of our school.  I understand that, for the sake of order and discipline and the image of our school, all the usual school rules have to apply for any extracurricular activity.

1.8 APPEARANCE

I realize the value of uniformity and the contribution a school uniform makes to developing a sense of unity and a school identity.  I appreciate that the school badge portrays the shared ideas and goals of learners, parents and staff.  As the prescribed school clothes, school badge and the accompanying dress and appearance rules are representative of the school and the community from which our learners come , I shall wear my school uniform with pride and scrupulously obey the rules.

1.9  SAFETY

As a learner I realize that, for the sake of my own safety as well as that of others, I have to obey all regulations that apply in than laboratories and workshops, as well as any classroom regulations aimed at learner safety.  I promise not to endanger other or myself in any way when classes are changing, or when I am on the school grounds or sport fields, or when I am on school excursions.

1.10  ACADEMIC MATTERS 

I realize that I have to get positively involved in lesson activities in the classroom if I want to get the maximum benefit from my school education; therefore, I will actively participate when it is expected of me.  Also, I condemn any conduct that disrupts the teaching process.  I recognize the value of homework assignments and promise to do my homework faithfully.  In addition, I will also prepare myself properly and conscientiously for any form of evaluation, e.g. class tests or examinations.  Lastly, I commit myself to absolute honesty during the evaluation process, and I strongly condemn the dishonesty of any learner or person.

1.11  ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

I am aware of the responsibility I have to contribute to the orderly progress of events at the school, I am aware that opportunities exist at various levels where I can contribute to the running of the school, e.g. Governing Body, the Student Council, the Representative Council of Learners, acting as captain of a sports team or as chairperson of an academic or social association.  even though I may not be in a leaders position, I commit myself to acting in the best interests of the school at all times and, through my actions, to uphold the good name of our school.

We are proud of the school’s achievements and good reputation that have been built up and maintained over many years.  We have a strong Christian ethos and believe that Langenhoven High School will only continue to flourish with the help and protection of God Almighty.
Ons vir jou Suid-Afrika

CONTACT INFO
Address

Paul Kruger Drive, Pretoria and Townlands 351-J, Pretoria, 0183

Phone

+27 12 328 3466

Cell

082 556 1138

Email

langies@langieshigh.co.za

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