Rules and Regulations

GENERAL RULES OF THE SCHOOL :
  1.  Department: Personal cleanliness as well as respectful behaviour towards staff, visitors and fellow students is expected at all times. Hence, hands in pockets, slouch­ing gait, untidiness etc. are considered unbecoming.
  2. School Property: It is forbidden to write or scribble or splash ink on the school or compound walls or in any way disfigure or damage school property. Severe action will be taken against pupils not adhering to this rule. The cost of repairs or replacements will be borne by the parents concerned.
  3.  The school is not responsible for lost property. It is not advisable to bring valuable articles like expensive watches, fountain pens, gold ornaments, calculators and stainless steel Tiffin carriers to school.
  4.  School Assembly: Students must attend the daily morn­ing Assembly at 9.30 a.m. Students will assemble class wise and maintain absolute silence.
  5.  Unsatisfactory Progress: Frequent absence, lack of application to study or failure to make satisfactory progress may lead to exclusion from examinations and make it necessary for the school authorities to demand the student’s withdrawal.
  6.  Pupils absent from examination will be considered as having failed unless it is established that their absence was due to illness.
  7.  No pupil is permitted to engage any of the school teachers as private tutors without the written sanction of the Principal.
  8.  Conversation: As English is the medium of instruc­tion, students are expected to speak English at all times.
  9.  The Principal may refuse leave to any student with­out assigning any reason. Pupils are not allowed to leave the school premises without the permission from the Principal. Parents must be strict about their daughters return­ing home from school immediately after games. If they fail in this connection, the matter should be promptly reported to the Principal.
  10.  If, for some valid reason the pupil cannot be present on the reopening day, the Principal should be informed well in advance, failing which his / her name will be removed from the school register.
  11.  Phone calls should be made only after 9.30 a.m. a) Maximum precaution will be taken for the safety of every child. However, if any unavoidable accident takes place, the school authorities will not be held re­sponsible. b) No fire works will be allowed inside campus, in con­nection with any festival or celebration, unless per­mitted by the Principal. c) Any litigation against the school has to be filed in Mananthavady or Kalpetta Courts.
RULES REGARDING ADMISSION AND WITHDRAWAL :
  1. Classes L.K.G. to V form the private section in the school.
  2. The transfer certificate of students of Stds. I to V will not be Countersigned by the Inspector of Schools.
  3. Students of Stds. I to V are not eligible for Government Scholarships.
  •  No pupil will be admitted without the Transfer Certificate from the previous school attended.
  • Full tuition fees should be paid for the year even if the child leaves before the end of the term.
  •  The T. C. can be issued only when the fees have been paid in full. A fee of Rs. 50/- will be charged for the issue of the certificate or its duplicate. If the T. C. is urgently required due to unavoidable circumstances, it may be issued on   payment  of an additional amount of Rs. 250/-
  •  Tuition fees are to be paid for 12 months of the year.
  •  A caution deposit of Rs. 1000/- (Refundable) is to be paid by all the parents, for each student, at the time of admission.
DISCIPLINARY RULES AND REGULATIONS :
  1.  No students who have been convicted of any offence in a criminal court will be allowed to continue his studies in the school.
  2.  Students should abstain from active participation in party or communal politics. Those who indulge in political propaganda or organise fellow-students in political factions in the premises of the school, or who otherwise engage themselves in party politics are li-able to be expelled from the school.
  3.  Headmaster and other constituted school authorities shall have full power to inflict the following punishments in the interests of the students or of the institution concerned: Fine, loss of attendance, loss of certificates, suspension and expulsion.
  4. Students should not indulge in any activity leading to the disruption of peace and discipline and dislocation of normal work in the school. Those guilty of violation of this rule will be severely dealt with.
  5. Ragging is strictly forbidden; anyone who is guilty of ragging will be summarily and severely punished.
  6. Students who are guilty of : a: Rude language towards the staff of the school. b: Assault or attempt to assault the staff or fellow students of the school are liable to be expelled from the institution.
  7.  If a teacher by speech or otherwise seeks to mislead his / her students into activities, deemed objectionable, he/ she is liable to be punished for dereliction of duty.
  8.  Headmaster or other constituted school authorities may frame and issue from time to time disciplinary rules of permanent or temporary character regulating the con¬duct outside the school, necessary to maintain the credit, usefulness and reputation of the school.
SCHOOL UNIFORM CODE :

Skirt / Pants: Ash grey
Shirt : Sky blue ( Half Sleeve )
Footwear: Black shoes and grey socks. White canvas shoes and white socks.

UNIFORM: ( L.K.G TO STD IV )
BOYS: Ash grey short pants, Sky blue shirt (Half sleeve) Black shoes, Ash Grey Socks, School Tie and Belt (to be provided by the school)
GIRLS: Ash grey Pleated skirt, Sky Blue shirt (Half Sleeve), Black shoes, Ash Grey Socks, School Tie and Belt (to be provided by the school).

UNIFORM: STD V AND ABOVE
BOYS: Ash Grey long pants, Sky Blue shirt (Half Sleeve). Tie, School Belt, Grey socks and black shoes.
GIRLS: Ash Grey pleated skirt, Sky Blue shirt (Half Sleeve - like boys’). Tie, School Belt, Grey socks and Black shoes.

WEDNESDAY’S UNIFORM
BOYS: White Pants / Short pants, House T-Shirt, School Belt, White canvas Shoes and white socks.
GIRLS: White pleated skirt, House T-Shirt, School Belt, White Canvas Shoes and white socks.

RULES FOR PARENTS :
  1.  The school wishes to inform the parents that since every school is basically a democratic institution and observes no protocol or preferential treatment, you may visit the school at appointed times, as parents only, and not as somebody who holds a place of power and authority in the society we wish to get your willing co-operation in this regard.
  2. Parents are requested to bear in mind that the school attaches great importance to building sound character in pupils. There fore, they are expected to co-operate with the school authorities by making their children understand that well ordered and disciplined way of life is as much important at home, as in school, by seeing that they prepare their lessons, and by taking an active interest in the activities of the school.
  3.  Parents are informed that occasional reports from the teachers are made in the school diary. They are requested to sign them as proof that they have read them.
  4.  Parents are requested to sign the Report Card and any other document relating to their children when requested. The school will not be responsible for parents’ failure to see the Progress Report of their children.
  5. If a pupil is likely to be ill for a long period of time, the Principal must be informed in writing as early as possible. Children suffering from any infectious disease should not be sent to the school till the danger of infection has passed.
  6.  When communicating with the Principal, the parents are requested to mention in their letter the name, class, section and roll number of their wards.
  7. Complaints, if any, should be made only to the Principal and not to the teachers.
  8. Parents are welcome to visit the school. However, parents are not allowed to interview teachers or meet their child / children or take them home during school hours, without the sanction of the Principal. For all such cases parents are requested to make prior appointment with the school office in writing or over the phone. On the last Saturday of every month, (between 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) the parents are encouraged to come to school and meet the teachers of their choice.
  9.  The school diary is an official record. Students must carry the diary to school every day.
RULE OF PUNCTUALITY :
  1. A late register will be maintained by the house inchare of discipline.
  2.  The parents will be held responsible if their wards come late to school more than twice a month.
  3.  House-points will be deducted for late comers.
  4.  The prefects will check the class rooms for cleanliness.
  5.  The students who come to school in cars must abide by the traffic rules laid down by the school.
  6.  Students are permitted to stay back after school hours only if they are involved in extracurricular activities or remedials.
RULES IN LIBRARY :
  1.  All students are members of the school library.
  2. Students from Class IV onwards can borrow books from the library.
  3. The loan period of a book for all classes, will be of seven days.
  4. If the student exceeds the time limit, he / she will have to pay a fine of one rupee per day for the delay.
  5. Books should be returned to the library in good condition. Any damage caused to the book will be a punishable act. The cost will be duly recovered from the parents.
  6.  No reference books will be given on loan.
  7.  Library will remain open, after school hours and if necessary on holidays on prior request.
RULES IN SCHOOL BUS :
  1. Refined behaviour is expected in the school bus. Misbehaviour of any sort will be seriously dealt with.
  2. It is compulsory for everyone to speak English in the bus.
  3. Disturbance to others by shouting or passing remarks to people outside, throwing of articles in and out of the bus etc. are strictly prohibited.
  4.  While waiting for the bus at the boarding point, an exemplary behaviour is expected from the students. While boarding, they must be in queue and should show special consideration for younger and weaker ones.
RULES REGARDING FEE :
DATE OF REMITTANCE OF SCHOOL FEES : -- Note:
  •  Class XI and XII students have to pay their Third Term Fees on before 11th January 2012
  • Miscellaneous Fees is to be paid with the first installment. PTA fund (New admissions) is to be paid with the first installment. If the school fee is not paid before the 30th of the stipulated month, a fine of Rs.20/-will be charged for the first 10 days and Rs.50/-afterwards.
  •  There may be an 10 to 15 Percentage increase increase in the fees every year.
  • If the last date is a bank holiday, the next bank working day will be considered as the last date
INSTRUCTIONS TO PARENTS
  •  All payment shall be made at The Catholic Syrian Bank counter only
  •  Cheques \ DD will be accepted only if presented at least five workingdays before the last date and made favouring St.Patrick's Hr.Sec. School.
  •  Fees once paid will not be refunded under any circumstances
  • If the school fee is not paid before the 30th of the stipulated month, a fine of Rs.20/-will be charged for the first 10 days and Rs.50/-afterwards.