39 Basic Rules to assist Positive Behaviour. Theins that are FORBIDDEN and RULES AGREED ACROSS THE SCHOOL. Also RULES RELATING TO HOMEWORK, RULES RELATING TO YOU AND OTHERS FURTHER EXPECTATIONS,  DISCIPLINE IN THE PLAY AREA and finally Ball Rules

FORBIDDEN

  1. Playing on walls, steps and railings in all yards.
  2. Climbing, walking or standing on walls, steps and railings.
  3. Swinging on goal posts and basketball posts.
  4. Running through the infant yard when the bell rings.
  5. Bad language or swearing and shouting in the face of another pupil or
    making offensive comments.
  6. Rough games such as ‘trains’ or ‘piggy-backs’ or games where
    hitting, biting or hurting another child is part of a game.
  7. Deliberately messing up another group’s game or attempting always to
    dominate.
  8. Breaking game rules which have been agreed by those taking part.
  9. Changing the rules in the middle of play.
  10. Leaving the yard without permission.
  11. Running on the steps.

Pupils who are sent in from the yard for continued or serious misbehaviour report to Principal and remain indoors for the rest of that break and the next full break. Extra work will be set by the Principal to be completed during this time. Names of those sent in will be recorded in the Yard Behaviour Record kept in the Staff Room.

RULES AGREED ACROSS THE SCHOOL

  • If required have a quick drink immediately after break. You may drink water during class with permission from the teacher. (Refills need to be done before going on yards and not in class time.)
  • Do not chew gum anywhere in the school.
  • Wear full school uniform on all days except PE Days.
  • Line up in the courtyard and do not go up steps to playground until teacher on duty is up there.
  • Children must walk up and down steps slowly and in single file.
  • Walk at all times within the school building.

RULES RELATING TO HOMEWORK *

  • Write down all homework in a way that a parent will understand.
  • Complete all homework. (Exception made if note of explanation offered but work will have to be done at another time)
  • Have a parent or other responsible adult sign your Homework Diary after checking your homework.

RULES RELATING TO YOU AND OTHERS

  • Do your best work at all times.
  • Remain seated if teacher has to leave the room. Please do not go to the Library or sharpen pencil.
  • Do not interfere with another pupil’s belongings or those of a teacher.
  • Do not throw paper or other objects in the classroom.
  • Do not disrupt other pupils and distract them from their work by unnecessary talking.
  • Do not pass notes. If you have something kind to say to a person you may say it to him/her at break-time. Unkind things are best left unsaid.
  • Do not laugh at others when they make mistakes – it makes them feel bad and they may stop trying.
  • Do not laugh at misbehaviour by others. It only encourages them to misbehave and may get you in trouble too.
  • Bad language, swearing and name-calling are forbidden at all times.
  • Pupils must adhere to other rules as set by each individual class teacher.

AS A REWARD PUPILS ADHERING TO CLASSROOM RULES WILL BE EXEMPT FROM WRITTEN HOMEWORK ON FRIDAY NIGHTS. PUPILS WITH 3 OR MORE NOTED BREACHES OF CLASSROOM RULES WILL BE REQUIRED TO DO WRITTEN HOMEWORK ON FRIDAY NIGHTS.

FURTHER EXPECTATIONS

  1. Pupils should arrive in school between 9.10 - 9.30.
  2. Pupils waiting for the doors to open at 9.10 should stand quietly in the 1st courtyard.
  3. Pupils arriving in school from 9.10 should enter through the main door.
  4. Pupils should have their own pens, pencils, rubber, ruler and sharpener. Asking to borrow disturbs others.
  5. Incidents needing investigation by a teacher should be reported when they happen and not days or weeks later. Some pupils do not remember accurately when time has lapsed so it is impossible to investigate these reports fairly.
  6. Mobile phones should only be brought to school when absolutely necessary – this should not happen very often. We would much prefer that they be left at home and would urge parents to be vigilant as to their whereabouts on school days. Please refer to our policy.

DISCIPLINE IN THE PLAY AREA

  1. Children must stay in their own yard during breaks. The railings, walls and steps must NOT be used for playing, chasing or as part of a game.
  2. Children must walk quietly and carefully down the steps to the classrooms.
  3. Children may leave their yard only to get the attention of the teacher on duty, in case of injury or difficulty.
  4. During breaks, children may not return to the classrooms except with permission from the teacher on duty.
  5. Only ONE other child may accompany an injured child to receive First Aid, unless the teacher on duty instructs otherwise.
  6. All problems arising in the yard should be reported to the teacher on duty – NOT the classroom teacher.
  7. Problems arising should be reported immediately rather than when the bell has been rung. Teachers cannot deal with a discipline issue when the end of break has been signalled.
  8. Skipping ropes, soft balls and other yard toys should only be used for the purpose for which they are intended.
  9. Grass area behind football goalposts is only to be used as a recovery zone for footballers if necessary.
  10. Playing around the tree is weather dependent and at the discretion of the teacher on duty.

BALL RULES

  1. Balls are only allowed in designated football/basketball areas.
  2. To retrieve a ball that goes out of bounds you need to ask permission from the teacher on yard duty before doing so.
  3. A goal is not allowed if scored after the bell rings.
  4. Once the bell rings, the ball must be immediately taken out of play and carried into the storage box indoors. Kicking or messing about with the ball on the way back to class is a breach of school rules.
  5. Enter the football yard through the gate only.

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The Model School, North Road,
Monaghan, Ireland