We try to create at St. Xavier’s School, Jawalakhel a
just community where
(a) people are safe and secure,
(b) people love and take care of themselves and each other,
(c) healthy people work, play and rest,
(d) people protect the environment and create beauty,
(e) and where people are gifted and succeed in thinking and learning.
So we expect the children
(a) to treat other people, buildings and property with respect
(b) to speak quietly
(c) to avoid negative physical contact
(d) to walk rather than run and
(e) to avoid teasing.
The following rules will help us in creating a just community for all who are involved in the school:
1. Children should present a neat appearance at all times. The school uniform must be worn with dignity for all classes and school functions. A student who is not properly dressed may be excluded from the classroom.
a) Mufflers and woolen caps are not allowed in school.
b) Long nails, nail polish, jewellery items or bringing expensive articles to school are strictly prohibited.
c) Use of hair gels, dyes, tattoos, ‘gajal’ or such materials will lead to discplinary measures. Boys must keep their hair short, trimmed and combed.
Girls’ hair must be worn in two plaits. Girls should not trim their hair short except for serious health reasons advised by a doctor.
2. Since the students are to conduct themselves as gentlemen / ladies at all times, there should be no running, shouting, pushing, playing of games, or throwing of objects in the school buildings.
3. Students learn a sense of responsibility by caring for their own possessions and school property.
(a) The school cannot be responsible for articles lost. Students should not bring expensive things to school.
(b) Students must not scratch or mark the school desks or deface school property in any way.
Any damage done to school property will have to be made good by the one who does it.
Any willful damage will be further punished by a suitable penalty. Any damage done or noticed should be reported at once to the Vice-Principal.
4. Students should remember that their conduct both inside and outside of school determines the reputation of the school. When students go out on any school outing, they are to follow whatever instructions the prefect in charge gives about places they must visit, staying together, when and how they are to return, etc.
5. Cycles must be kept locked in the proper place. Cycles may not be ridden around the school grounds.
6. Students are not allowed to use the school telephone without the permission of the Vice-Principal or the Principal.
7. The first bell for class or study is the signal to begin to move towards the classroom. Silence is to be observed in the classrooms at all times.
8. No unexcused absence from scheduled classes or obligatory school functions will be tolerated. No one who is late for school or has been absent for more than two days continuously will be admitted to class without an admit slip from the Vice-Principal. The Vice-Principal will not re-admit a student to class unless his / her absence or tardiness has been satisfactorily explained in writing by the child’s parents or official guardian.
9. Application for special leave from class should be made in advance by the Parents or Guardians to the Principal. Such leave will be granted only for very serious reasons.
10. Students in Classes 6-10 are expected to spend as much as three hours a day doing revision homework and preparation for class. Children in Classes 4-5 should spend at least two hours a day for their regular studies.
11. Students’ first loyalty is to the school. Hence, students
will not join sports clubs or give their names to play
in another team without consulting the Principal.
12. No student is allowed to leave the school
compound without the permission of the Principal
13. Smoking, drinking alcoholic beverages, chewing gum
and the use of drugs are prohibited at all times.
14. Gambling of any kind is forbidden in the school
premises at all times.
15. Since the school library provides a good amount of
reading matter for the students, they are not permitted
to bring any books or magazines to school other than
their school books.
16. No collection for any purpose is to be taken up, and
no meetings, demonstrations, parties, or picnics
may be held without the previous permission
of the Principal.
17. Students are strictly prohibited to bring cell phones,
I-pods, cameras, musical instruments or any other
electronic devices to school. If such things are found
with the students they will be confiscated.
18. Habitual stealing, lying, bullying in any form, using
unfair means in examinations and homework or willful
breaches of school regulations may lead to suspension
or even expulsion of the student from school.
19. All are expected to speak in English in school in order
to improve their English communication skills as St.
Xavier’s is an English-medium school.
20. Littering in any manner is strictly prohibited. All are
expected to develop a keen civic sense. Repeated
offences will lead to punitive action. Use the dustbins
21. Date of birth once recorded at admission cannot be
22. Failure to observe the school rules will be punished
according to the seriousness of the offence. Offenders
will be sent to the Vice-Principal who will impose a
suitable penalty. Students who habitually violate the
school rules will be asked to leave the school.
Suspension is a grave penalty imposed for only very serious
offences. When the student is suspended under the following
1. The Principal will notify the student and the parents of
the suspension either orally or in writing by the next
regular school day.
2. On the first day of suspension, the student and the
parents may present any relevant information regarding
the suspension to the Principal.
The length of the suspension will vary with the
seriousness of the offense (1-10 days). The student will
receive an unexcused absence for the duration of the
suspension. A student who incurs three suspensions
is liable to dismissal. When a student is suspended a
parental conference is necessary before the student
is allowed to return to classes. The Princpal may
suspend a student on his authority. Some examples
of suspendable offences are as follows:
1. Dismissal from class for lack of discipline
3. A serious offence in the judgement and discretion of
the Principal / Vice-Principal
4. Uncooperative or inappropriate attitude toward any
teacher or staff member.
Dismissal from the school
Student can be dismissed from the school by the Principal with
approval from the local Superior for either serious misconduct
as enumerated here and/ or for continuous misconduct. The
Principal may immediately dismiss students who are guilty of
serious misconduct or the Principal, solely at his discretion,
may refer them to the Disciplinary Board. Serious misconduct
includes, but not limited to, any of the following offences:
2. Academic dishonesty
3. Selling, possession of or being under the influences of
alcohol, narcotics, or other drugs.
4. Defacing or destruction of property
5. Off-school conduct prejudicial to the school
6. Open insubordination, defiance or disrespect to any teacher
or staff member
8. Consistent neglect of school work or chronic absenteeism
9. Conduct considered detrimental to the good of other
10. Chronic misconduct by a student who has previously been
suspended or on probation.
11. Accumulation of twelve demerits/ point cuts in one semester
or twenty during the course of the year.
12. A third suspension incurred for any reason whatsoever.
13. A seious violation of the school’s sportsmanship.
14. Any offense that, in the sole judgement of the Principal,
compromises the spirit or example that a St. Xavier’s
student should exhibit
15. Violation of the computer network
17. Use of alcohol
The Disciplinary Board is made up of members of the
St. Xavier’s faculty or professional staff appointed by the
Principal. The student and his/her parents or guardians are
the only persons permitted to be present at the hearing.
When a student is asked to appear before the Disciplinary
Board, the Principal will inform the student and parents of
its process and procedures.
Right to appeal
The family may appeal against the dismissal decision to the
local Superior. The appeal must be in writing and focus on
new information not already presented to the Disciplinary
Board or the Principal.
Leave or Absence
1. No one who is late for school or has been absent for
more than two days continuously will be admitted to
class without the permission of the Vice-Principal.
2. (a) Leave is not granted except on prior written
application from parents / guardians and only for
(b) If a student is absent from school for any reason
whatsoever, the parent should phone the school
office between 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. on the day of
the student’s absence.
3. Every absence (sick leave or otherwise) must be entered
briefly in ink in the ABSENCE AND LEAVE RECORD
pages towards the end of this diary and signed by the
parent / guardian.
4. For leave of up to 2 days, it is sufficient to apply through
the pages of the school diary.
5. For leave or absence of more than 2 (two) days,
an application letter must be sent.
6. Repeated absence without leave or unexplained
absence for more than three consecutive days renders
the students liable to have their names struck off the
rolls. Readmission, if granted, will be done on payment
of a readmission fee.
7. All are expected to attend class on the opening day after
each vacation. Those absent without leave because of
sickness must present a medical certificate before they
are admitted to class.
8. Absence for more than three days before the beginning
of a vacation or immediately after a vacation renders the
students liable to have their names struck off the rolls.
Readmission if granted, will be done on payment of a
9. The intended withdrawal of a student should be made
known to the Principal in writing three calendar months
in advance, or three months’ fee will be charged.
Norms for Promotion
1. Promotion is granted on the basis of the whole
year’s work; hence importance of regularity in work
and performance in all tests and examinations are
2. The pass percentage is 40.
3. There will be comprehensive final examinations
covering the whole year and carrying 50%
of the marks. The other 50% will be based on the year’s
average of the first, second and third term marks.
4. Students are allowed to repeat only once during their
5. Parents must take note that students will be allowed
to repeat only after careful consideration and in their
own best interest.
6. A student who has previously been conditionally
promoted must pass ALL subjects with a total average
of 50% the next year to be eligible for further promotion.
7. Repeated violation of the “Speak English” campaign
may affect the promotion of the student.
8. The decision of the school promotion committee with
regard to promotion is final.
Academic Intergrity Policy
The St. Xavier’s community expects academic honesty
and integrity in all its students. The members of the St.
Xavier’s community, both faculty and the students, will
assume responsibility for their own learning and honesty
demonstrates the breadth and depth of that learning.
The educational programme at St. Xavier’s stresses not
only the acquisition of skills and knowledge, but also the
formation of moral consciousness. Students explore the
ethical and moral implications of any issues, yet no issue is
more important for exploration than the student’s own
individual honesty and integrity.
The faculty and students should commit themselves to this
exploration. It is the responsibility of the school to call the
students to moral behaviour: honesty and integrity. It is the
responsibility of the students to learn moral and ethical
principles and to live according to them.
All students’ work: homework, quizzes, tests, essays, poems,
project works, reports- should be the product of their own
effort. To offer someone else’s work as if it were one’s own
is dishonest. Such behaviour as copying homework, taking
information from another during tests, and plagiarising
(presenting another’s writing or ideas as your own) constitute
serious lapses in moral judgement.
Assisting a person to be dishonest is also a moral lapse. To
supply another with one’s homework to be copied so that
the other student can submit it as his/her own, to supply
information to another during a test, project works, and to
write a paper for another are violations of the norm of moral
behaviour. Obviously, to cheat in a quiz or test, or homework,
and to share the information from a copied quiz or test or
project work is morally reprehensible.
The rewards for academic honesty are a sense of personal
accomplishment, self-esteem, and self respect in addition
to the knowledge gained. The consequences of academic
dishonesty are both academic and disciplinary.
Any student offering someone else’s work as one’s own may
receive a zero for that assignment. Any student who assists
another student to be dishonest may receive a zero. The
teacher will complete a dishonesty referral to the Principal/
For a third offence the Principal will recommend for
a Disciplinary Board hearing. The Board will impose
appropriate sanctions ranging from suspension to withdrawal
from a course with an “F” to expulsion.