School Rules

The school rules were drawn up so that the Fundamental Values and Principles for Learners can be realized; thus, the purpose behind the school rules is to:

  • Create and maintain a positive educational environment.
  • State clearly what is regarded as acceptable/unacceptable conduct.
  • Promote educational and learning objectives.

Written and approved subject/class policies, AS WELL AS OTHER SCHOOL POLICIES, form part of the CODE OF CONDUCT.

INTRODUCTION
The maintenance of order and the smooth running of the school, depend on the knowledge learners, parents and educators have of the school rules. 

LEARNERS OF THIS SCHOOL HAVE TO ABIDE BY THESE RULES AT ALL TIMES AND PARENTS ARE URGENTLY REQUESTED TO SUPPORT THE STAFF IN THEIR APPLICATION OF THE CODE OF CONDUCT.

A. DRESS CODE AND GENERAL

An appearance inspection will be held during assembly at the beginning of every school day.  Learners’ appearance has to be correct at all times.  No warnings.  Disciplinary steps will be taken immediately.
THE SCHOOL UNIFORM MUST BE WORN CORRECTLY AT ALL TIMES – OUTSIDE THE SCHOOLGROUNDS AND AFTER SCHOOL HOURS AS WELL.

1. SCHOOL UNIFORM: GENERAL

Your school uniform identifies you as a learner from Langenhoven High School. Therefore:

  • Your conduct must be faultless so that you do not bring the good name of the school into disrepute or dishonour.
  • You have to be dressed neatly and correctly at all times when you are in your school uniform. You are an advertisement for the school.
  • You are ready for an appearance inspection at any time.
  • No warning will be given.
  • The school blazer may not be worn without the school tie or school cravat.
  • The correct, prescribed school uniform is worn during examinations as well.
  • On Fridays, learners may wear a jacket or other item of clothing received for a sporting or cultural achievement.
  • If, for whatever reason, you do not have the correct school uniform, you must take an explanatory note from your parents to your Grade Guardian as soon as the problem occurs.
  • Incorrect items of clothing will be confiscated immediately and returned at the end of the term.
  • Unclaimed items of clothing are donated to charity.
  • A Level 1 demerit is given for every transgression of a school uniform rule.
  • Grade guardian deals with problems on merit and gives decision to the learner in writing.

2. APPEARANCE RULES: BOYS

     2. 1. BOYS’ SUMMER UNIFORM: GRADES 8 – 12

  • Grey long trousers. Long trousers end below (not above) the ankles.
  • Grey short trousers as purchased from the suppliers. Not long trousers cut off above the knees. Short trousers must be 10cm above the knee. (Space between the pants and socks)
  • Trousers fit neatly and properly, and do not sag or hang loosely around the hips.
  • No alterations may be made to the side seams so that the trousers fit tightly.
  • A standard, plain black or grey belt with a plain buckle. No wide belts or decorative buckles.
  • A short-sleeved navy and white check school shirt.
  • The shirt is always tucked in neatly.
  • If a T-shirt is worn under the shirt, it must not be visible. (V-neck vest)
  • The top (collar) button must be undone and it is the only button that may be undone. If the tie is worn with the short-sleeved shirt, the top button must be fastened.
  • Plain, black, lace-up shoes. (School shoes or Grasshoppers.)  Suede shoes, moccasin type shoes or sharp pointed shoes are not permissible.
  • Shoe laces must be black and must be laced correctly and tied properly.
  • No ornaments, decorations, etc. may be attached to the shoes.
  • Black or grey socks. When wearing short trousers only grey socks that reach the knee must be worn.
  • The school cap may be worn before or after school, or during break. It is not worn inside a classroom, at assembly or on the corridors while changing classes. 
  • The school cap may not be worn back to front.
  • Nothing may be written or drawn on the outside of the cap, or on the inside of the peak.
  • The school pullover, school jersey, school drimac or school blazer may be worn on cold days.
  • The sleeves may not be pushed up or cover the hands.
  • The jersey, drimac or blazer may not be tied around the waist.
  • The zip of the drimac may not be pulled up to the top.
  • A learner may not alter his/her school uniform in any way when leaving the school grounds.
  • No seam in the front of the trousers to be sowed in.
  • Level 1 demerit per transgression.
  • Any incorrect item will be confiscated immediately and kept until the end of the year.

     2. 2. BOYS’ SUMMER UNIFORM: GRADE 12

The same as for the rest of the school, except:

  • The long-sleeved navy and white check school shirt is worn every day. The sleeves may be neatly rolled up to just above the elbow.
  • The matric school tie with the matric pin must be worn every day.
  • The matric pullover may be worn every day.

     2. 3. BOYS’ WINTER UNIFORM: GRADE 8 -11

The same as for summer, except for the following:

  • Long-sleeved navy and white check school shirt.
  • The navy school tie.
  • The school pullover, jersey, drimac and/or blazer.
  • The navy school scarf and/or beanie may be worn.
  • The beanie may be worn before school, on the corridors when classes are changing, during break or after school only. It is not worn inside a classroom or at assembly.
  • Although preferable for summer, the school cap may be worn – before or after school, or during break.
  • If a vest or extra clothes are worn under the school uniform for warmth, it may not be visible.

     2. 3. BOYS’ WINTER UNIFORM: GRADE 12

The same as for the rest of the school, except for:

  • The matric pin and the matric school tie.
  • The white matric school scarf and/or pullover may be worn; they are not compulsory.

LEARNERS’, PARENTS’ AND TEACHERS’ RESPONSIBILITY, AS WELL AS CONSEQUENCES: THE SAME AS FOR SUMMER UNIFORM:  GRADE 8-11

3. APPEARANCE: BOYS’ HAIR AND BEARD

  • Natural short, tidy hair only.
  • The hair must be of an even length all over the head and may not be longer than 1cm from the scalp when it is combed out.
  • No colouring, perming, gelling or plaiting of hair.
  • No substance (not even water) may be used to give a gel appearance.
  • Hair may not be combed upwards. A spiky, uncombed appearance is not permissible.
  • Sideburns may not extend past the middle of the ears.
  • No patterns and no steps may be shaved into the hair.
  • No dreadlocks.
  • The face must be clean-shaven. No stubble may be visible – not even under the chin.
  • The eyebrows may not be shaved into a different shape and no pattern may be cut or shaved into the eyebrows.
  • Level 1 demerit appearance must be corrected for the following day.
  • Gel appearance is washed out immediately.
  • Spiky, untidy hair is combed immediately.
  • Moustache/beard: Parents must fetch learner to shave at home.  Alternatively, learner stays in the discipline office every day that appearance is incorrect.
  • A learner will shave at school at a fee that will increase by the number of times a learner shaves at school.
A level 1 transgression may escalate to a level 2 transgression if there is a continuous level 1 transgression.

4. APPEARANCE RULES: GIRLS

   4. 1. GIRLS’ SUMMER UNIFORM: GRADE 8 – 11

Navy Skirt

  • When in a standing position, the skirt may not be shorter than 12 cm from the line at the back of the knee.
  • The pleats may not be extended or taken in to change the appearance of the skirt.
  • The side seams may not be taken in to make the skirt fit tightly.
  • There must be a 2 cm allowance at the seams at least, so that the skirt is not skin tight.

A short sleeved navy and white check school shirt.

  • If a T-shirt/vest is worn under the shirt, it must not be visible. Underwear must be worn under the shirt and not be visible.

Black school shoes

  • Standard black lace-up shoes, or with a strap across the bridge of the foot.
  • Shoe laces must be laced correctly and tied properly.
  • No ornaments, decorations, etc. may be attached to the shoes.

White school socks

  • Plain, white school socks only.
  • Must be folded over to just above the ankle bone.

School jersey/drimac/blazer

  • Sleeves may not be pushed up towards the elbows.
  • The jersey/drimac/blazer may not be tied around the waist.

School pullover

  • May be worn in summer and in winter.
  • May not be worn over the jersey.

Navy school trousers

  • May be worn in summer and in winter.
  • No alterations may be made to the trousers to make them fit tightly, e.g. side seams may not be taken in.
  • Must fit fairly loosely, but neatly; they may not be skin tight.
  • Navy or white (preferably navy) socks must be worn with the trousers.

School cap

  • The school cap may be worn only before or after school, or during break. It may not be worn during assembly in a classroom or on the corridors while changing classes.
    • Level 1 demerit; appearance must be corrected for the following day.
    • Seams/pleats must be unpicked immediately.
    • Hems must be unpicked immediately and re-sewn at home to the correct length.
    • The learner will not be allowed to join her class until the skirt has been fixed.
    • Incorrect item of clothing is confiscated immediately and kept until the end of the year.

    A level 1 transgression may escalate to a level 2 transgression if there are continuous level 1 transgressions

   4. 2. GIRLS: SUMMER UNIFORM, GRADE 12

  • The same uniform as the rest of the school, except:
  • A navy cravat/matric tie, with the matric pin, is worn throughout the year.
  • Blackmail stockings/pantyhose or short white socks must be worn with the skirt.
  • The matric pull-over may be worn.

   4. 3. GIRLS’ WINTER UNIFORM: GRADES 8 – 11

  • Navy school skirt or school trousers. (As for summer)
  • Long-sleeved navy-and-white check school shirt, with school tie.
  • Navy knee-high school socks are worn with the skirt.
  • Navy or white socks (preferably navy) are worn with the trousers.
  • School pullover, school jersey, school drimac and/or school blazer.
  • Standard black school shoes – as for summer.
  • Navy school scarf and/or school beanie may be worn.
  • The beanie may be worn before school, during break, or after school only.
  • The school cap may be worn, but only before or after school, or during break.
  • The school blazer must be worn with a tie at all times.

   4. 4. GIRLS’ WINTER UNIFORM: GRADE 12

  • The same as for summer.
  • Blackmail stockings/pantyhose or navy knee-high school socks must be worn with the skirt.
  • The white matric school scarf and/or pull-over may be worn.

LEARNERS’, PARENTS’ AND TEACHERS’ RESPONSIBILITY, AS WELL AS CONSEQUENCES: THE SAME AS FOR SUMMER UNIFORM:  GRADE 8-11

5. APPEARANCE: GIRLS’ HAIR

  • Hair volume must be appropriate with a school uniform, hair should not obscure the view of other learners.
  • Hair must be thoroughly combed with no knots at the ends.
  • Loose hair may not extend past the bottom of the collar.
  • No loose hair strings of fringes in front of the ears.
  • No hair strings at the back of the head that are tucked in under the collar.
  • The fringe may not touch or extend past the eyebrows.
  • Ponytails, plaits and dreadlocks are tied against the head. All the hair must be fastened.  Only ONE ponytail at the back of the head, or TWO at the sides. ALL hair must be tied. 
  • Ponytails, plaits and dreadlocks may not be longer than 20cm from the shoulder.
  • Hair accessories may be black, navy blue or white only.
  • Accessories are plain and functional: Nothing too flashy or fancy, e.g. big flowers.
  • Hair must remain its natural colour and coloured streaks/highlights are not allowed.
  • Hair may not be coloured for any event or occasion – no exceptions.
  • No gel or any other substance that gives a gel appearance.
  • No steps or patterns may be shaved or cut into the hair.
  • If platted the whole head must be platted and can only be platted in straight lines going backwards or upwards; NO zig-zag plaits
  • No buns on the crown of the head.
  • Synthetic extensions and braids are permissible if they:
  • Match the natural hair colour.
  • Are thin or medium braids only, without any beads or any other decorations.
  • Are flat against the head.
  • Are worn in accordance with all the other hair rules.
  • Can be fastened in one or two ponytails.
  • The eyebrows may not be shaved into a different shape and no pattern may be cut or shaved into the eyebrows.
  • Level 1 demerit.
  • Learner fastens hair/removes incorrect accessories/washes or combs out gel/other product immediately.

6. APPEARANCE:  GENERAL

    6. 1. NAILS

  • Girls and boys wear their nails short and neat: nails are not visible when the hands are held palm upwards.
  • The pinkie nail may not be longer than the rest of the fingernails on any hand for boys or girls.
  • Girls may wear colourless, transparent nail polish.
  • Nails may not be grown for any competition or event—no exceptions.
  • Grade 12 girls may let their nails grow for the matric dance – two weeks in advance. However, the nails must be short and natural again before the learner returns to school.
  • No artificial nails may be worn to school.
  • Nails must be cut or artificial nails removed before the learner return to school again.
  • No warning is necessary.
  • Level 1 for transgression of any nail rule.
  • Learner goes to the admin office to remove nail polish/cut nails.

    6. 2. JEWELLERY

  • No chains, beads, necklaces or keys on a chain around the neck, not even under the shirt.
  • No rings whatsoever.
  • No bracelets or sweat bands.
  • Religious or traditional bracelets: Apply to the SGB in writing for permission.
  • No studs/rings in the tongue, face or any other part of the body where they are visible.
  • Ordinary, plain watches may be worn.
  • Ear rings/studs:
  • Permissible for girls only.
  • Small gold or silver ear studs/ear rings.
  • No attachments or gemstones.
  • Only one stud/ring per ear in the middle of the ear lobe.
  • No warning is necessary.
  • Incorrect jewellery is confiscated immediately.
  • Level 2 for arguing or refusing to hand over the incorrect items.
  • Jewellery is returned at the end of the year only.
  • Level 1 for transgression of any jewellery rule.
  • Jewellery items that are not claimed at the end of the year will be disposed of.

    6. 3. MAKE-UP/TATTOOS

  • No make-up whatsoever may be worn to school. This includes any substance that makes the lips shiny or changes the colour of the lips or eye shadow.
  • All traces of make-up must be removed before coming to school.
  • No tattoos may be visible anywhere on the body.
  • No visible drawings may be made anywhere on the body.
  • No warning is necessary
  • Level 1 demerit.
  • Learner has to wash off the make-up/drawings immediately.

    6. 4. LANGIE CLOTHES

  • May be worn only when permission has been given.
  • Navy school golf shirt.
  • Plain, neat, blue or black denim jeans:
  • NOT shabby, torn jeans that are unravelling at the seams.
  • NOT an indefinable grey-black colour.
  • The jeans fit neatly.
  • Ordinary, standard sport shoes/ tekkies/sneakers/pumps OR school shoes.
  • NOT with loose laces.
  • If a learner does not have the correct Langie clothes, the prescribed school uniform must be worn.
  • All other appearance rules still apply.
  • Level 1 if Langie clothes are incorrect.
  • If Langie clothes are worn without permission: Level 2.
  • Part uniform/part Langie clothes: Level 2

    6. 5. CIVVIES

  • May be worn only when permission is granted by the School Management Team.
  • Must be neat and appropriate for school.
  • Girl’s tops may never be too tight or too revealing. No cleavages or tummies may be seen! 
  • Skirts and shorts may not be too short, tight or revealing.
  • No body piercings/studs for boys and girls. No earrings for boys.
  • No mixing of civvies and school uniform.
  • Boys may not wear sleeveless T-shirts that look like vests. Girls may not wear T-shirts or vests that show their underwear.
  • Unsuitable, revealing clothes: Level 2.  Learner must remain in an appointed classroom until the school closes.
  • Level 1 for any other appearance rule that is transgressed. Level 2 may be considered depending on seriousness and transgression.

    6. 6. CLOTHES FOR SCHOOL EVENTS

  • No fixed rule can be made: it depends on the event or function.
  • Learners are informed in time about correct dress for an event.
  • Casual clothes may not be too flashy or revealing.
  • Guests who accompany a learner should be dressed tastefully and appropriately.
  • Learner/parents/guests may not embarrass the school/others with inappropriate clothes.
  • RCL members do duty in school uniform
  • Merit award function: The full winter uniform must be worn.
  • Level 1 for every appearance rule that is transgressed.
  • Level 2 may be considered depending on seriousness of transgression.
  • Incorrect items worn with school uniform are confiscated immediately until the end of the year.

    6. 7. SPORTS CLOTHES

Training clothes

  • Loose, comfortable clothes, e.g. T-shirts, tracksuits, shorts and running shoes.
  • Training clothes must be appropriate for the occasion and never be too revealing, tight or indecent.

Athletics

  • Navy school golf shirt and navy shorts.
  • Can be rented from the school at a fee.
  • Can be bought from the suppliers or school.

Hockey

  • Navy school golf shirt.
  • Navy divided skirt – bought from the suppliers.
  • Navy rugby socks with yellow stripes.
  • Hockey boots/sport shoes.

Netball

  • Navy school golf shirt and netball skirt/dress.
  • Skirt may be rented from the school @ R50 per skirt per season.
  • White socks and sport shoes.
  • No school shoes on the netball courts.

Rugby

  • Correct clothes are supplied to team members by the school.
  • Rugby boots and socks must be bought from the suppliers.
  • Sport shoes.

Softball

  • White softball trousers with navy school golf shirt.
  • Sport shoes

Soccer

  • Correct clothes will be supplied.
  • Soccer boots and socks.
  • Level 1 for incorrect clothes.
  • Level 1 daily until clothes have been returned/replaced/paid for.
  • Repeated disregard of coach’s request – Level 2.

    6. 8. APPEARANCE/CONDUCT IN PUBLIC

  • If a learner is in school uniform or sport clothes, or can in any way be associated with the school, his/her conduct must be impeccable.
  • No drinking of any alcoholic substances and no drunken behaviour.
  • No smoking of any substances.
  • No vulgar, coarse language.
  • No bad manners or rudeness of any kind to any member of the public.
  • No kissing, cuddling or holding hands in public.
  • Learners who make use of public transport must behave impeccably.
  • Inappropriate conduct must be reported as soon as possible.
  • A learner’s conduct may never embarrass the school or bring its name in disrepute.
  • A learner may not alter his/her school uniform in any way when leaving the school grounds.
  • Eye Wear; No coloured lenses or sunglasses are allowed.
  • Depending on seriousness of misconduct: either Level 2 or 3.
  • If Level 3: a disciplinary hearing will follow.

B. GENERAL RULES

7. ABSENTEEISM

  • A letter of absence must be given to the register teacher on the day the learner returns.
  • A doctor’s certificate must be handed in for absences of 3 or more days.
  • For every day that a learner writes an official task/test the learner must hand in a doctor’s letter.
  • Arrangements must be made with all subject teachers to catch up with missed work/tests within 2 days.
  • Note: A phone call from a parent does not replace the letter of absence. We must have written proof that the parent is aware of the child’s absence.
  • A learner that is absent without a medical certificate for 10 consecutive days will be deregistered.
  • Level 1 demerit for every day that a learner doesn’t hand in a letter of absence.
  • Level 2 demerit for every day that a learner has cut school.

8. ADMINISTRATION OFFICE

  • Learner must have proof of permission before entering the admin office.
  • Learner must bring his/her diary along for identification.
  • No more than two learners in the office at a time. The rest must queue outside.
  • No copying during class time: Before school, during break, after school only.
  • Level 1 for not lining up / crowding at the counter.
  • Level 2 if in admin office without proof of
    permission, or without diary.
  • Level 2 for rudeness towards admin staff.

9. CELL PHONES, I-PODS, MP3 PLAYERS, ELECTRONIC GADGETS/DEVICES

  • A learner must switch off his/her cell phone before entering the school grounds. It may be switched on again only when the learner has left the school groundsThe cell phone is not visible and not used while a learner is still on the corridors or school grounds.
  • A cell phone may not be visible during the school day. It must be put away out of sight.
  • Learners may not call their parents to come and fetch them when they are ill, Phones will be confiscated.
  • A cell phone is not a calculator and may not be used as such.
  • No I-pods, MP3 players or any other electronic gadget may be brought to school.
  • When a learner is asked to hand over a cell phone etc., he/she must do so immediately. NO ARGUING.
  • The cell phone may not be handed to another learner to try and hide it.
  • The SIM card/memory card may not be removed from the cell phone when it is confiscated.
  • If a cell phone is used during a test or examination, the incident will be regarded as an exam irregularity.
  • Learners must adhere to the School Social Media Policy.
  • Level 2 if learner calls parents to fetch him/her at school in case of illness.
  • Level 2 if cell phone rings, is visible, etc. The same applies for any other electronic article.
  • The electronic articles will be confiscated, the policy concerning the use of electronic articles will be applied.

First Transgression.

Level 2 demerit.

  • The cell phone is confiscated immediately for 7 days + R100 fine for cell phone to be returned.
  • Both the teacher and the learner go to the office where one of the admin staff will assist them.
  • The cell phone is sealed in a plastic bag which must be dated and signed by the teacher.
  • The sealed cell phone is locked away in the safe by the admin assistant.
  • The Cell Phone File must be completed.
  • The learner must collect the phone from the administrative assistant during break of day 7.

Second Transgression

Level 2 demerit.

  • The cell phone is confiscated for 6 months (180 days) + R150 fine for the cell phone to be returned.
  • Same procedure as above.
  • The cell phone must be fetched by the parents – a letter will not be accepted. The cell phone will remain in the safe until the parent can fetch it.

Third Transgression

  • Same procedure as above.
  • The cell phone will be confiscated until the end of the year + R200 fine for the cell phone to be returned.

IF A LEARNER GIVES THE TEACHER OR EC/RCL MEMBERANY PROBLEMS OR ARGUMENTS OR TALKS BACK OR ARE CHEECKY WHEN THE CELL PHONE IS CONFISCATED, IT WILL BE CONFISCATED FOR A YEAR, EVEN IF IT IS THE FIRST TRANSGRESSION, AND THE PARENTS WILL BE PHONED TO COME AND SEE THE DISCIPLINARY ASSISTANT AND/OR TEACHER.

10. CHANGING OF CLASSES

  • Learners walk briskly, quietly and in rows; keep to the left.
  • Learners must be inside the next classroom when the second bell rings.
  • Learners line up and enter in an orderly manner, on the teacher’s instruction.
  • If the classroom is locked, learners wait quietly, in two rows, while the RCL member makes inquiries.
  • At the end of a period, learners pack up according to the class policy and leave quietly and quickly for the next class.
  • The stairs must be used in such a way that no obstruction occurs.
  • No eating or drinking while changing classes.
  • NB! It is common courtesy to allow teachers first priority when moving on the corridors or staircases.

Level 1 demerit.

    • Practising to change classes correctly after school when necessary and as arranged by the School Management Team.

11. CONDUCT AT SCHOOL OR PUBLIC EVENTS

When attending an event:

  • Be punctual and stay until the end. Arriving late or leaving before the end is rude and inconsiderate.
  • Limit fidgeting and talking to the absolute minimum.
  • Show appreciation by giving sincere applause.
  • A learner’s conduct may never embarrass the school or bring its name in disrepute.
  • No alcohol.
  • No cigarettes may be in a learner’s possession and no smoking of cigarettes or any other substances.
  • No kissing, cuddling or holding hands.
  • The same rules apply to the learner’s companions.

When participating in an event:

  • Participants must attend all practices, performances and matches.
  • A letter from the parent is submitted if attendance is impossible.
  • Learner fails to attend a practice (sport or culture): Level 1.
  • Learner doesn’t show up for a match/performance – Level 2; he/she is called out at assembly.
  • Depending on seriousness of misconduct, transgression may be regarded as Level 3 and a Disciplinary Hearing may follow.

12. CORRIDORS

  • No learner may be outside a classroom without proof of permission from the teacher responsible for that specific period.
  • The learner must either get the teacher’s permission card or his/her signature on the permission form in the diary. If a learner is sent by an teacher:  red permission card; if a learner requests and receives permission from an teacher to leave the classroom: 
  • Learners may not run or be noisy on the corridors.
  • No eating or drinking on the corridors.
  • Learners may not be on the corridors before school, during break or after school.
  • Only one learner at a time may leave the classroom.
  • Level 1 for undisciplined conduct.
  • Level 2 if a learner is outside the classroom without proof of permission.
  • Any food or drinks are confiscated immediately and thrown away.
  • Level 1 (for both) if two learners from the same class are outside together at the same time.
  • Lying about permission/reason for being outside a classroom: Level 2.

13. CLASSROOMS

  • No learner/s may be inside a classroom without supervision.
  • Level 1 for undisciplined conduct.
  • Level 2 if a learner is outside the classroom without proof of permission.
  • Lying about permission/reason for being inside a classroom: Level 2.

14. DOCTOR’S APPOINTMENTS

  • Appointments must be made for after school hours.
  • Exceptional cases may get special permission if a letter from the parents is presented in time.
  • The parent’s and doctor’s phone numbers must be included in the letter.
  • Level 2 for leaving the school grounds without permission.

15. ILLEGAL SUBSTANCES

  • NO ILLEGAL/ADDICTIVE SUBSTANCES OF ANY KIND OR IN ANY SHAPE OR FORM ON SCHOOL
  • A LEARNER WHO IS SUSPECTED OF BEING IN POSSESSION OF AN ILLEGAL SUBSTANCE WILL BE SEARCHED BY A PERSON/S APPOINTED BY THE PRINCIPAL/POLICE.
  • A LEARNER WHO IS SUSPECTED OF BEING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF AN ADDICTIVE OR ILLEGAL SUBSTANCE WILL BE TESTED BY A PERSON/S APPOINTED BY THE PRINCIPAL/POLICE.
  • If a learner test positive for any illegal substance the parent/guardian or learner will be held responsible for the cost of the test.
  • The learner’s parents will be contacted immediately.

According to Departmental procedures, suspension and a disciplinary hearing will follow.

RANDOM SEARCHES AND SEIZURES MAY BE CARRIED OUT AT ANY TIME IN TERMS OF
SASA (ARTICLE 8A) AND RELATED LEGAL ACTION AS WELL AS OTHER SCHOOL POLICIES.

16. ILLNESS/INJURIES

  • A learner who falls ill or gets hurt reports to the receptionist.
  • The receptionist will phone the parents to collect the learner at school.
  • The learner DOES NOT phone his/her parents himself/herself, unless in the presence of an teacher or admin staff member.
  • The learner will be allocated to a sick room to wait under supervision for the parent/guardian to pick him/her up.
  • If the parent/guardian cannot collect the learner, and if he/she feels better, the supervisor may decide to send the learner back to class.
  • No medication may be given to learners. Learners who take/need medication must bring their own.
  • All medication must be handed in and collected from the receptionist at the beginning and end of the day.
  • Level 1 if no doctor’s certificate or letter the next day.
  • Level 2 if learner left the school grounds without permission
  • Level 2 for phoning the parent himself/herself without
    reporting to the office. Phone will be confiscated.

17. LATECOMERS

Late for school

  • Learners must be inside the school gates before the first bell rings in the morning—07:20.
  • Learners access the school grounds using the gates.
  • Learners must use the biometric access system (finger print identification.)
  • Learner must have an explanatory note from the parent/guardian if a serious problem has caused him/her to be late.
  • Learners must enter the school premises immediately after being dropped off.

Late for class

    • When changing classes: Learners must be inside the classroom and seated after the second bell has rung.
    • After break: Learners must be inside the classroom and seated after the third bell has rung
  • Level 2 demerit.
  • Learner must sit on the floor when late for class.
  • Learners who are late for school attend community service after school on the day of late coming.
  • Persistent latecomers will attend disciplinary hearings and can be given a transfer letter to attend a school closer to home.

18. REFRESHMENTS

  • No food, snacks or drinks are allowed in the corridors or in the classrooms.
  • Eating and drinking may be done before school, during break or after school only.
  • Eating and drinking may be done on the playgrounds only.
  • Wrappers, cans, etc. must be thrown into the rubbish bins provided. PLEASE DO NOT LITTER.
  • No learner may walk with any open drink in the corridors or the classroom.
  • Level 2 for eating/drinking in a computer classroom.
  • Level 1 for eating/drinking in any other classroom or in the hall or on the corridors.
  • Any food, etc. is confiscated and disposed of immediately. LEARNERS WILL CLEAN THE SCHOOL GROUNDS/LITTERBUG DURING BREAK.

19. SAFETY AND TRANSPORT

  • Learners may never cross Paul Kruger Street in any way except at the traffic lights or by using the underpass.
  • Learners, especially girls, should not walk alone from the school to the city or vice versa, it’s a dangerous area.
  • Learners may not go near the fence or school gates during break.
  • Do not play ball games near cars, windows or where anything can be damaged.
  • A learner may never be closer than 2 m from an teacher’s car.
  • LEARNERS WHO HAVE NOT BEEN FETCHED BY THEIR PARENTS WITHIN 30 MINUTES AFTER A SCHOOL FUNCTION / SPORTS EVENT WILL BE TAKEN TO THE WONDERBOOMPOORT POLICE STATION IN PAUL KRUGER STREET FOR SAFETY REASONS.

Learners who have cars:

  • All the regulations of the Road Transportation Act concerning motorbikes and cars apply to vehicles on the school grounds, too.
  • A learner who drives to school by car must get written permission from one of the deputy Principals to park inside the school gates, on school premises.
  • Learners’ cars must be parked on the junior playgrounds, at the eastern edge, near the fence.
  • A fee of R50 will be charged from the learner who park on the school premises. (Receipts must be submitted to Mr Cavanagh)
  • No learner may go to his/her own or anybody else’s car during school hours.
  • A learner must drive very carefully on the school grounds.
  • The volume of a learner’s car radio must be turned down.
  • A learner must not leave any valuable possessions or books in his/her car.
  • The school will not accept responsibility for any vehicle that is stolen/damaged.
  • Level 1, 2 or 3, depending on seriousness of transgression.

20. SCHOOL BAGS/SPORT BAGS

    • The prescribed Langenhoven High School school bag and sports bag only. No other bags may be used.
    • The school bag is used daily for academic purposes; the sports bag for sport, not for books.
    • Only the owner’s name and class may be written on the outside.
    • No drawings, names, slogans etc. may appear on the outside of the school bag or sport bag.
    • No decorations or accessories may be attached to the school or sport bags.
    • A learner’s school bag/sport bag must be in his/her possession at all times.
    • School/sport bags must have the owner’s name clearly printed on the outside.
    • Money or other valuable items may be handed in at the office for safekeeping.
    • If a bag is torn or damaged, it has to be shown to the Grade Guardian, with a letter from the parents, so that
      temporary permission can be granted for using another bag and arrangements can be made for a new bag.
    • The school logo may not be used in any way or design a nw bag that was not issued by the school.

Sports Periods

  • All bags are taken with the learners to the place where they practise sport.
  • Incorrect school bag or appearance: Level 1 demerit daily until the problem has been rectified.
  • The bag is confiscated immediately and the books are put into a plastic bag. When a second offence occur a fee will be charged to return the bag.
  • School bag is left lying around or not in allocated area: Level 1 and any lost/stolen items must be replaced at own cost.

21. SCHOOL DIARY

  • Refer to RULES FOR USING THE SCHOOL DIARY.
  • Level 1 if diary is not in learner’s possession.
  • Demerits every day until a lost diary is replaced (after date given by Discipline Assistant).
  • Level 1 for transgression of RULES FOR USING THE SCHOOL DIARY.

22. SCHOOL GROUNDS

  • Must be kept clean, tidy and litter free.
  • Learners may not damage any school property.
  • Learners may not climb trees, hang from branches, walk in flowerbeds, sit on flower containers, limb on to roofs, sit/walk on railings/edgings/corridor walls/dust bins.
  • Senior playgrounds: (Grades 10, 11 and 12)
  • Areas between the two school buildings.
  • All other areas of the school grounds are prohibited during break.
  • LEARNERS MAY NOT PLAY ANY BALL GAMES BETWEEN THE TWO SCHOOL BUILDINGS, IN THE AREA EXTENDING TO THE WEST FROM THE SENIOR TUCK SHOP.
  • Junior playgrounds: (Grades 8 and 9)
  • The area between the gym hall and the fence next to Paul Kruger Street.
  • All other areas of the school grounds are prohibited during break.
  • Vandalism: Level 3 and a disciplinary hearing.
  • Parents are billed for any damage caused by child.
  • Other rules: Level 2.
  • Littering: Learner is placed on litter duty during break for a week.

23. SCHOOL HALL

  • Apart from the Sound Committee members, the hall may not be used or entered if an teacher is not present.
  • Apart from the Sound Committee members, learners may not use the loudspeaker system or other equipment.
  • Level 2 for using/being in the hall without the supervision of an teacher.
  • Level 3 for any act of vandalism.

24. SELLING AND TRADING

  • No selling of any articles/foodstuffs on the school grounds.
  • Learners may sell approved/legal articles/foodstuffs on
    Entrepreneur’s Day only.
  • Goods will be confiscated.
  • A learner who is suspected of selling goods on school premises will be searched.
  • The goods that are found will be confiscated and sold. Proceeds will go towards the school’s Welfare Fund.
  • Level 2 demerit.

25. SICK BAY

  • The sick rooms are used only when there is an emergency.
  • A learner/learners in the sick rooms must be under the supervision of a qualified first aid teacher or Ms P Moche.

26. SMOKING /CIGARETTES/VAPING/HUBBLY BUBBLY

  • A learner may never smoke on the school grounds.
  • A learner may never smoke when wearing any clothes that can identify him/her as a learner of Langenhoven High School.
  • A learner may not possess any item connected to smoking, e.g. lighter/e-cigarette
  • A learner who is in the company of smokers is just as guilty as the smokers.
  • Level 2 for breaking any of the rules concerning smoking.
  • Immediate confiscation of any smoking items found in the learner’s possession.

27. TOILETS

The toilets should be used before school, during break or after school. 

    • Senior learners use the senior toilets and junior learners the junior toilets only
    • During class time, a learner must get permission in the diary to visit the toilet.
    • When learners are changing classes between periods, they may not use the toilets but get permission from the next class teacher and sign the key out from Room 19.
    • Only ONE learner at a time may get permission to go to the toilets.
    • Only ONE learner at a time may be behind the closed door of a cubicle.
    • No crowding, playing, discussions, eating, drinking or any other activity in transgression of the code of conduct is allowed.
  • Level 1 for using the toilets without proof of permission in diary.
  • Level 1 for using the incorrect toilets during breaks.

28. TUCK SHOP

  • Learners may use the tuck shop before school, during break or after school only.
  • Learners must be well-behaved and considerate of others.
  • When the first bell rings to indicate the end of break, learners must leave immediately and go to their classes. When the second bell rings they must be inside the classroom.  Learners who are not inside the classroom and seated by the third bell are late.
  • The area around the tuck shop must be kept tidy and litter free.
  • Level 1 for using the tuck shop during class time.
  • Level 1 for not leaving the tuck shop when the first bell rings.
  • Learners who are late after break will be dealt with by the Principal.

29. VANDALISM

  • Learners may not write/scratch on desks, chairs, walls etc.
  • No item belonging to the school or any other person may be broken or damaged.
  • Textbooks, diaries, etc. must be maintained in the best condition possible.
  • No item belonging to the school or baring the school’s name and or badge may be damaged or altered.
  • Vandalism: Level 2 and a disciplinary hearing.
  • Parents are billed for damage caused by child.

30. SOCIAL MEDIA

  • No learner may post an image/video of himself/herself or another learner in school uniform on any social media platform, without permission from the Principal.
  • No learner may post any image of any school teacher on a social media platform without permission.
  • No image or symbol related/referring to the school may be posted.
  • Level 2 and a disciplinary hearing.
  • Parents are billed for damage caused by child.

31. MISCELLANEOUS RULES

  • A learner must be dropped off immediately in the mornings.
  • Learners may not linger outside the fence, or socialise in front of the school; learners must enter the school grounds immediately.
  • At the end of the day, learners must leave the school grounds within 20 minutes, unless they are seated in the after-school demarcated area. Learners who have extra class, detention or extra-curricular activities must be at their locations within 10 minutes.
  • For safety reasons, learners must go home immediately and not hang around outside the school.
  • A boy and a girl may not separate themselves from others in a secluded place.
  • No kissing, cuddling or holding hands during school hours or in school uniform.
  • No gambling or gambling games of any type or form.
  • Learners may not have any dice or cards in their possession.
  • No “playing” with money.
  • No exchange of money on the school grounds that may be interpreted as betting or gambling.
  • No speakers, I-pods, I-pads or game consoles may be brought to school without permission – which will only be granted for a particular reason and certain length of time.
  • Learners may not bring pets or stuffed toys to school.
  • No items may be lent or borrowed or provided by another learner. Learners must be fully equipped with all the stationery, etc. that they need.
  • Informal trading is not allowed – no buying or selling of any items.
  • Lending and borrowing of money is not allowed.
  • Learners who play chess at the chess boxes:
  • No more than 2 players and 2 spectators.
  • No exchange of money may take place.
  • Learners may not bring any weapons or tools to school, any blade other than a scissor or tools that are not used for school purposes
  • Level 2 or 3 depending on the seriousness of the offence.
  • In case of gambling, informal trading/lending money and blackmailing learners: Level 3 transgression.  The parents have to come and see the Principal personally.  There will be a disciplinary hearing.
  • Lending/borrowing of school items: Level 2.

32. Transgressions that can lead to suspension:

  • Absent from school without permission. (bunking/truancy)
  • Absent from detention.
  • Totally disrupting detention.
  • Smoking, in possession or under the influence of illegal substances.
  • In possession of weapons and fire arms.
  • Leaving school without permission.
  • Theft
  • Fighting or assault.
  • All forms of bullying.
  • Gambling or money lending schemes
  • Bringing the good name of the school in disrepute.

ALL LEVEL 1 TRANSGRESSIONS WILL HAVE PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT TO ADRESS THE TRANSGRESSION

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.
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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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