“Discipline is a half education”. It plays in pivotal role in the personality development of the young generation. Dubai Carmel School has adopted a comprehensive discipline policy to inculcate the spirit of self discipline in students.
Students Code of Conduct:
This Pupil Suspension and Expulsion policy has been established in order to promote learning and protect the safety and well being of all the students at DCS. When a policy is violated, it may be necessary to suspend or expel a student from regular classroom instruction. The list of offence and procedures provide adequate safety for student, staff and visitors to the school and serves the best interest of the school’s pupils and their parents /guardians.
Staff should enforce disciplinary rules and procedures fairly and consistently among all students.Discipline includes but is not limited to advising and counseling students conferring with parents/guardians, detention during and after school hours, Use of alternative, educational environment, suspension and expulsion. Suspended or expelled students shall be excluded from all school and school related activities unless otherwise agreed during the period of suspension or expulsion.
A .Grounds for suspension and Expulsion of students:
A student may be suspended or expelled for prohibited misconduct if the act is related to school activity or school attendance occurring at the school or at any other school or a school-sponsored event, occurring at any time including but not limited to:
- While on school grounds.
- While going to or coming from school.
- During the lunch period, whether on or off the school campus;
- During, going to, or coming from a school sponsored activity. The frequency and severity of the offence will determine whether the student is suspended from school or expelled from school.
Suspension and /or expulsion offence:
Students may be suspended (and ultimately expelled) for any of the following acts when it is determined the pupil;
- Caused attempted to causes, or threaten to cause physical injury to another person.
- Unlawfully possessed, used, offered, arranged, or negotiated to sell any controlled substance, alcoholic beverage, cigarettes ,or intoxicant of any kind, and then sold, delivered or otherwise furnished to any person and other liquid substance or material and represented same as controlled substance, alcoholic beverage or intoxicant.
- Committed or attempted to commit robbery, extortion, damage to school or private property.
- Committed an obscene act or engaged in habitual profanity or vulgarity.
- Disrepute school activities or otherwise willfully defied the valid authority of supervisors, teachers, administrators, other school officials, or other school personnel engaged in the performance of their duties.
- Committed sexual harassment for the purposes of this section, the conduct must be considered by a reasonable person of the same gender as the victim to be sufficiently severe or pervasive to have a negative impact upon the individual’s academic performance or to create and intimidating ,hostile, or offensive educational environment.
- Intentionally harassed, threatened, or intimidated a student or group of students to the extent of having the actual and reasonably expected effect of materially disrupting class work, creating substantial disorder and invading students’ rights by creating an intimidating or hostile educational environment.
- Engaged in an act of bullying, including, but not limited to, bullying, committed by means of an electronic act, directed specifically toward a pupil or school personnel.