Algemene Skoolbeleid en Reëls

LEERDERS MAG NIE LAAT WEES VIR SKOOL NIE. LEERDERS WAT ‘N GEWOONTE DAARVAN MAAK, SAL POUSES MET DETENSIE GESTRAF WORD.

AFWESIGHEID

Ouers word vriendelik versoek om die Kollege voor 08:00 te skakel om u kind se afwesigheid aan te meld. U kan dit telefonies doen of ‘n e-pos stuur aan admin@darlingcollege.org.za. NB Neem asseblief kennis dat dit die leerder se verantwoordelikheid is om werk in te haal.

VERLENGDE VAKANSIE

Die skoolhoof word soms versoek om ‘n leerder ekstra dae verlof te gee as gevolg van ‘n verlengde vakansie. So ‘n versoek plaas ‘n akademiese las op die leerder sowel as op die onderwyser/s wat op ‘n later stadium verlore werk moet inhaal.

ANDER AFSPRAKE

  1. Maak asseblief alle afsprake, (medies, tandarts, terapie), na skool-ure indien moontlik.
  2. Maak asseblief ‘n afspraak indien u ‘n onderwyser of die skoolhoof wil spreek. 
    Hierdie afspraak moet asseblief vir na skool-ure gemaak word. Onderwysers moet nie voor skool of gedurende klastye gesteur word nie.

GRIEWE PROSEDURE VIR OUERS

Indien u ‘n skoolverwante probleem ondervind, versoek ons u vriendelik om die volgende
prosedure te volg:

  1. Probleme of ander sake rakende onderwysers moet privaat gehou word en nie openlik of voor skoliere bespreek word nie.
  2. Daar is ‘n beleid betreffende die toegang tot onderwysers en personeel.
  3. Maak ‘n afspraak met die betrokke onderwyser by die sekretaresse.
  4. Hierdie afspraak moet asseblief vir na skool-ure gemaak word, aangesien die onderwysers soggens die aktiwiteite van die dag finaliseer.
  5. Meld asb. ook aan die sekretaresse waaroor u met die onderwyser wil gesels sodat sy/hy ook hul gedagtes kan formuleer.
  6. Onder geen omstandighede moet onderwysers voor ander ouers, leerders ens. gekonfronteer word nie.
  7. Sensitiewe gesprekke moet binne die vier mure van die klaskamer plaasvind en nie openlik bespreek word nie. 
  8. Meld asseblief altyd by die kantoor aan as u die skool besoek.
  9. Onder geen omstandighede mag u, u kind by die klas gaan haal sonder geskrewe toestemming nie. Meld altyd eers by die kantoor aan.
  10. Onderwysers mag nie tydens skoolure gepla word nie.
  11. Ons versoek u vriendelik om die onderwysers na skool en voor 15:00 te skakel of laat ‘n boodskap by die sekretaresse.
  12. Indien u en die betrokke onderwyser nie die saak bevredigend kon oplos nie, moet u asb. ‘n afspraak met die Skoolhoof maak. 
  13. Indien die Skoolhoof nie die saak bevredigend kan oplos nie, sal die saak na die Beheerraad verwys word. Die finale oplossing van die probleem berus by die Beheerraad.
  14. Ons verseker u dat ons, ons beste sal doen om sake bevredigend op te los. Dankie dat u die gesprek op ? volwasse wyse en met respek sal hanteer.

AFLAAIPLEK

Ouers moet leerders asseblief in die parkeerterrein aflaai en nie in die pad nie. Leerders moet asseblief betyds afgehaal word. Hulle raak redelik bekommerd as hul ouers laat kom. Alle oproepe na ouers deur leerders sal verhaal word teen R5 per oproep.

ROOKVRYE OMGEWING

Darling Kollege is ‘n rookvrye omgewing. Dankie dat u nie op die skoolgronde rook nie.

KLEREDRAGKODE

Die persoonlike beeld wat ons uitdra deur ons kleredrag is vir ons belangrik. Leerders word uitgeken aan hul skooldrag. Ons versoek dus dat u as ouer, ons sal ondersteun op die gebied en sal sorg dat die kleredragkode streng nagevolg word. Leerders moet hul skoolklere met trots dra. Skooltasse moet donkerblou wees met afskortings binne-in.  Tasse met wieletjies word nie toegelaat nie. Tekkies moet verkieslik wit en donkerblou wees en kan toeryg. Merk asseblief alle items en skoolklere. Stukkende uniforms moet vervang word. Leerders sal vermaan word as hulle nie aan die kleredragkode voldoen nie. Hare van seuns moet netjies bo die ore geknip wees en mag nie aan die kraag raak nie. Hare van meisies moet vasgemaak wees as dit aan die kraag raak. Naels en hare moet skoon en netjies wees teen alle tye.

SKOOLUNIFORM

Skooluniforms is by die skool verkrygbaar. Sommige items is verkrygbaar by PEP Stores (sien kleredragkode). Bestelvorms is beskikbaar by die kantoor. Die bestelvorm moet voltooi word en op Maandae teruggestuur word kantoor toe tesame met betaling. (GEEN KLERE SAL SONDER BETALING DAARVAN GEGEE WORD NIE). Bestellings kan Dinsdae afgehaal word.

SNOEPIE

Daar is `n snoepie op Vrydae tydens pouse. Maak seker dat u kind daagliks ontbyt eet en pak asseblief vir hulle gesonde kospakkies in.

TELEFOON- EN SELFOONGEBRUIK

Leerders mag nie oproepe by die kantoor ontvang of maak nie. Dit sal slegs in noodgevalle toegelaat word. Ouers sal verantwoordelik wees vir die  betaling van hierdie oproepe.

Leerders wat selfone byderhand moet hê, moet dit afgeskakel en in hul tasse hou tydens skoolure. Die skool aanvaar geen verantwoordelikheid vir verlore of beskadigde selfone nie. Selfone sal gekonfiskeer word indien dit tydens skooltyd gebruik word. 

AKADEMIESE KURRIKULUM

Ons volg ‘n kruis kurrikulêre sillabus, bedoelende dat ons leermateriaal byvoeg by die Kurrikulum- en assesseringsbeleidsverklaring soos voorgeskryf deur die Wes-Kaapse Onderwysdepartement. Assessering word op ‘n daaglikse basis in alle grade gedoen. Terugvoering word tydens persoonlike onderhoude aan ouers gegee in die eerste drie kwartale.  Tydens hierdie persoonlike onderhoude ontvang die ouer die leerder se rapport.

Graad 4 – 7 skryf eksamen in Junie en November.

Graad 1 – 7 skryf ook een maal per jaar ‘n eksterne toets waaraan ons, ons standaarde meet.

Graad 7 Driekamptoetse, wat Wiskunde- en Taalvaardigheid toets.

Gr. 1-7 skryf ook ‘n rekenaarvaardigheidstoets aan die einde van elke kwartaal.

Gr. 1-7 neem ook deel aan die conquest.

HANDBOEKE EN SKRYFBEHOEFTES

Gr. 1- 3 gebruik nog nie handboeke nie maar sal wel ‘n woordeboek benodig.

Vir graad 4 – 7 sal die handboekbestellings deur die skool gedoen word. Ouers sal slegs die handboeke kan ontvang indien betaling gemaak word. Ouers word wel aangeraai om kontak te maak met leerders in die jaar bo hul kind om te onderhandel om die nodige handboeke tweedehands oor te koop.

Skryfbehoeftelyste van Waltons word in die derde/vierde kwartaal versprei. Dit staan wel die ouers vry om hul skryfbehoeftes by ander verskaffers te bekom. Maak asseblief seker dat alle skryfbehoeftes gemerk is.

Dit is uiters noodsaaklik dat kinders alle handboeke en skryfbehoeftes met die aanvang van die nuwe skooljaar het.

HUISWERK

Huiswerk word gegee om werk wat bedags gedoen word, vas te lê. Huiswerk word daagliks gegee en moet te alle tye gedoen word. Ouers moet die onderwysers ondersteun deur die huiswerkboekies daagliks te teken. Projekte en mondeling onderwerpe word lank vooruit gegee. Daarom sal geen verskoning aanvaar  word as take nie betyds ingehandig word nie. Graad 6 en 7’s kry huiswerk en klein toetse oor ‘n naweek.

Alle huiswerkopdragte (gr. 4-7) word op die bord geskryf en dit is elke leerder se verantwoordelikheid om die huiswerk in hul huiswerkboekie aan te teken.

Gr. 1- 3 leerders ontvang ‘n weeklikse huiswerkskedule.

GODSDIENS BELEID

Darling Kollege verkondig nie die beleid van ‘n spesifieke kerkverband nie. Getrou aan die
grondwet van die skool, respekteer ons alle godsdienste. Ons onderrig Christelike waardes en moedig die leerders aan om geestelik te groei en Godvresend te lewe.

 

General Policies and Rules

LEARNERS MAY NOT BE LATE FOR SCHOOL. HABITUAL LATE COMERS WILL BE PUNISHED WITH DETENTION DURING BREAK.

ABSENTEEISM

Parents are kindly requested to advise the College before 08:00 of absence due to illness. This can be either done telephonically or sending an email to admin@darlingcollege.org.za. PS Please note that it is the learner’s responsibility to catch up on work that has been done.

EXTENDED VACATION

The request for extra-ordinary leave of absence is presented timeously to the principal. Please bear in mind that a child’s prolonged absence may later place an academic burden on the learner and the teacher/s concerned.

OTHER APPOINTMENTS

  1. Please arrange all other appointments, (medical, dental, therapy), after school hours where possible.
  2. Please make an appointment to see a teacher or the principal. These appointments must be made for after school only. Teachers may not be disturbed before school or during classes.

GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES FOR PARENTS

Should you have a school related problem, we kindly request that you stick to the following
procedure:

  1. Problematic issues or matters pertaining teachers should be kept private and not discussed openly or in front of learners.
  2. There is a policy regarding access to teachers and staff.
  3. An appointment must be made, through the school secretary, to see the teacher concerned. 
  4. This appointment must be made for after school, as the teachers are busy in the morning finalising the day’s activities.
  5. Please advise the secretary briefly about the problem so as to allow the teacher to prepare beforehand on the matter. 
  6. Under no circumstances must teachers be confronted in front of other parents, learners etc.
  7. Sensitive matters must be kept within the classroom walls and not discussed openly. 
  8. Please report to the office when visiting the school.
  9. Under no circumstance should a child be fetched directly from a class except with written permission. Please report to the office beforehand. 
  10. Teachers may not be telephoned or disturbed during school hours. 
  11. We request that teachers are contacted telephonically after school before 15:00 or a message should be left with the school’s secretary.
  12. If the matter could not be resolved satisfactorily by the teacher, an appointment must be made with the Principal.
  13. If the matter cannot be resolved by the Principal, it will be referred to the Governing Body. The final resolution of the issue then rests with the Governing Body. 
  14. We assure you we shall do our utmost to ensure issues are resolved and would like to thank you for handling the situation in a mature and respectful manner.

DROP-OFF ZONE

Parents should please drop off their children in the parking area and not in the road.
Learners must please be fetched on time as they get very worried if parents do not arrive to pick them up. All calls made to parents by learners will be charged at R5 a call.

SMOKE FREE ENVIRONMENT

Darling College is a smoke-free environment. Thank you for not smoking on the school
premises.

DRESS CODE

Personal presentation is an aspect of excellence. Therefore, parents must support the College by ensuring that the uniform is worn correctly and with pride at all times. Students are readily identifiable by their uniform. Boy’s school hair must be cut above the ears and not touch the collar.  Girl’s hair that touches the collar must be tied up at all times and pinned back off their faces.  Nails and hair must be clean at all times.  Book cases must please also be navy blue with partitions inside.  Book cases with wheels are not allowed. Tekkies must preferably be white and navy and have laces. Please mark all items. Damaged uniforms need to be replaced.  Learners will be reprimanded if they do not comply with the dress code. Please mark all school clothes, etc.

SCHOOL UNIFORM

The uniforms are available at school. Some items are available from PEP Stores (see dress code). Order forms are available at the office. To be completed and handed in on/before Mondays at the office together with payment (NO CLOTHING WILL BE ISSUED BEFORE PAYMENT THERE OF). Orders to be collected on Tuesdays.

TUCK SHOP

There is a tuck shop on Fridays during break. Please make sure your child eats breakfast daily and provide them with a healthy “lunchbox.”

TELEPHONE CALLS AND CELL-PHONES

Learners are not allowed to receive phone calls or make phone calls in the office, exception will only be made in an emergency situation. Parents will be billed for these calls.

Only learners, who really need to have a cell-phone at school must please ensure that they are switched off and kept in their school bags during school hours. The school will not accept responsibility for any damages or loss of cell-phones.  Cell-phones used during school hours will be confiscated.

CURRICULUM AND ASSESSMENT POLICY STATEMENT

We follow a cross curriculum syllabus, incorporating information and learning material to the new prescribed by the Western Cape Education Department. Assessment is done daily in all grades. Feedback is given to parents at a personal interview in the first three terms.  Parents receive their child’s report at these interviews.

Grade 4 and 7 write examinations in June and November.

Grade 1 – 7 write an annual external test against which we measure our standards.

Grade 7 write Triathlon tests which assess Mathematics and Language skills.

Grade 1 – 7 compete in Conquesta.

TEXT BOOKS & STATIONERY

Grade 1 – 3 do not work from text books. Gr 2 and 3 students are required to purchase a dictionary and student workbooks. Lists will be provided with the relevant information.

Subject text books are purchased by the parents from grade 4 – 7. A book list will be made available containing the relevant information of the books that needs to be purchased. Parents are encouraged to make contact with other parents from the grade above to buy second hand text books. Parents may ask the school to order the books for them if they so
choose. The school will only order text books if payment for the books is received before the end of October.

We provide a list from Book League and Waltons of the stationery needed for the next year. However parents may purchase stationary from any supplier. Please see that all stationery and books are marked.

HOMEWORK

Homework is given to consolidate what learners had learnt that day. 
Grade 1 – 3 learners will be given a weekly homework schedule.
Grade 4 – 7 learners’ homework tasks are written on the board by the teachers.  It is the learners’ responsibility to copy it into their homework books.

Homework is given daily and must be done at all times. Parents must support teachers by signing homework books daily. Projects and oral work are given ahead of time. Learners therefore have no excuse if tasks have not been completed. Grade 6 and 7s receive homework and smaller tests over the weekend.

RELIGIOUS POLICY

Darling College is a non-denominational school. In line with the constitution, we respect all religions. We teach Christian values and encourage the children to grow spiritually and be God-fearing.