School Discipline

  • Both parents and pupils should keep in mind the following principles of discipline as laid down in the Secondary School Code (1979), Rule 56."Pupils should realise that they are responsible to the school authorities not only for their conduct in school but also for their general behavior outside. Any reported or observed objectionable conduct out of school on the part of pupils shall make them liable to disciplinary action. Parents or Guardians are given to understand that they cannot dictate to the management and that the management has a right to say on what conditions they will admit or retain pupils in their school. Care is taken to ensure that no untoward mishap occurs while your child is with us. However, accidents can take place at anytime. Should an accident occur either on the school premises, or at a picnic, the school will bear no financial responsibility. Likewise, if there is a problem in the city (e.g. riots) and parents feel that venturing outside the house is risky, they are advised to keep their children at home, or leave them at school, at their own risk.
  • Regular attendance is one of the conditions under which students are admitted. No leave of absence is granted except on previous written application from the parents/guardians and then only for serious reasons which should be mentioned. Absence without leave renders a student liable to a fine. Such absence before or after holidays renders a student liable to be struck off the rolls. Leave during school days will not be given for more than three days at a time, except in cases of serious sickness, or death in the family Religious pilgrimages should be planned for the period of holidays. Those students who absent themselves from school without the knowledge of their parents/guardians will be liable to severe disciplinary action or even dismissal. Should such absence be during the time of Unit Tests/Exam the student will be given zero marks for the respective unit tests/exam. Newly admitted students must be in the respective classes from the first school day or their name will be struck off and another student admitted in their place. Non availability of reservation will not be accepted as a reason for coming late. Hence, irregular attendance, habitual idleness, unsatisfactory application to studies, disobedience, objectionable moral influence and unsatisfactory conduct in and out of school are sufficient reasons for a dialogue with the parents for a change of school. This may enable the child to begin anew. For serious faults yellow cards and for more serious faults Red cards are given to the student. Parents are then expected to come and see the Principal on the next school day. A student is liable to be dismissed if he/she gets two Red cards.
  • Regular attendance and study habits, prompt obedience, courtesy in speech and conduct, cleanliness of dress and person, a short haircut are expected from each student.
  • A student who has been absent from school should not be admitted to class without the Principal's/Supervisor‘s signature in the Calendar. Students who are late for class will be sent to the Principal or Supervisor or the person deputed for signing their calendars.
  • In case of illness, the student, on returning to school, must bring a note in the calendar from his parents/guardians certifying to the fact. Failure to produce this note may oblige the school to send the student home even during school hours. A student who has been suffering from an infectious disease must bring a doctor's certificate clearing him fit to go to school without danger of infecting others. The Principal should be informed, as soon as possible, if due to illness, a student is liable to be absent for more than 3 days. A medical certificate should then be produced.
  • Games may be played on the sports ground of the school till 6.00 pm. After 6.00 pm. a student should be at home doing his/her homework. The school authorities will not be liable or responsible for any accident or injury that may occur on the playground, anywhere else on the school campus, or at picnics/educational excursions.
  • A student of school going age is not expected to take part in political activities.
  • A student must look after his/her own belongings, coats, raincoats, caps, jerseys, umbrellas, tiffin carriers. All books must be marked with the name and class of the owner. It is not advisable for a student to have money or any other valuable article with him/her. No rings or ornaments of any type are to be worn in school. Student from Std. I to VIII are not allowed to use wristwatches in school. Student of Std. V to VIII may use wrist watches on the day of unit tests and examinations only. Students of Std. IX & X may use wristwatches without metal straps in school. However, neither expensive watches nor other valuables such as FM Radios, Calculators, mobiles, ipods, laptops or any other sophisticated electronic gadgets are to be used in school or brought to school. They will be confiscated by the Teachers or the Management.
  • Even though they may possess a driving license St. Xavier's students may not enter the school premises driving a car or riding a motor cycle, scooter.

Hence, the purpose of this school is not only to impart instruction but also to educate the whole person.

  • To help the students to become mature, spiritually oriented persons of character free from egoism and self-seeking and from all attempts to exploit one's fellowmen and women.
  • To encourage them continually to strive for excellence in every field, without however neglecting the welfare and the needs of their fellowmen and women.
  • To value and judiciously use their freedom.
  • To be clear and firm on principles and courageous in action.
  • To become agents of needed social change.