Learner behaviour and appearance
1.1 In school building and on school grounds: Neatness and behaviour
• All learners are expected to keep the building and school grounds free of litter.
1.2 Toilettes and change rooms
• No learners are allowed to play or loiter in the change rooms and toilettes.
• No foreign objects may be thrown in the toilets and urinals.
• Vandalism, for example writing on mirrors, doors and walls, is prohibited.
• The towel must be placed over the towel rail after use.
• Close all taps after use.
• Gr. 1 and 2 learners are not allowed in the passages between 13:00 and 14:00. At 14:00, learners must change and then leave the building immediately.
1.3 School grounds
• Learners may not leave the school grounds during school hours without the Principal’s permission.
• Learners may only leave the school grounds under adult supervision through the main entrance.
• Trees, plants, shrubs and flowers may not be damaged under any circumstances.
• No rough or dangerous games may be played during break and all dangerous toys are prohibited.
• No learner is allowed to bully, smoke or use foul language on the school grounds, nor may any learner refer to another learner’s religion, race or social background in such a manner that that person is belittled or humiliated.
• Sandwich wrappings, pieces of bread, cold drink tins et cetera, must be disposed of in the rubbish bins.
• No hard objects of any nature, including stones, may be thrown on the school grounds.
• Ball games are only allowed on the lower sport fields and not close to the school building.
• It is forbidden for any learner to have any dangerous objects such as knives, darts et cetera in his/her possession.
• Bicycles must be pushed to the cycle racks and locked. Nobody is allowed to ride a bicycle on the school grounds. Nobody is allowed to tamper with the bicycles.
• The parking area is a restricted area and no interference with the cars will be allowed.
1.4 School hall
• No learner is allowed on the stage without the supervision and permission of a teacher.
• Nobody is allowed to eat in the school hall.
1.5 Media centre
• The rule of silence must be adhered to at all times.
• No learner is allowed in the Media Centre Office.
• No eating is allowed in the Media Centre.
• Only the library monitors on duty may operate the photocopy machine in the Media Centre.
• Copies for school use (at 20c each) may only be requested during break and after school.
• No learner is allowed to make copies in the copying room.
1.6 Entry to the school, classrooms and passages
• Learners are not allowed in the building before 7:45, unless it is raining.
• Learners may not use the main gate or front door to gain entrance or to exit the school.
• No learners are allowed to be in the classrooms without supervision.
• Classrooms and passages must be kept clean and tidy.
• It is forbidden to write on classroom or passage walls or doors.
• Money, watches and other valuable articles may not be left unattended in the classrooms.
• Toys may not be brought to school.
• Learners must always walk quietly in single file when walking from one point to another in the school building.
• Notice boards and reading racks may only be visited during break.
• Learners must report to after-care classes or leave the school grounds immediately after school and may not loiter around in the vicinity of the school.
• Learners are not allowed in the school buildings in the afternoon, unless they are part of the after-care classes.
• Learners are only allowed in the foyer with permission.
2. Behaviour outside school times
• While learners are dressed in their school uniform, they must behave in such a manner that they are true ambassadors for Gene Louw.
3. School property
• No school property may be removed from any class without permission from a teacher.
• Malicious damage to school property will not be tolerated.
• No private posters, notices et cetera may be put on the notice boards without the permission of the Principal.
4. Extramural activities
• It is expected of every learner to participate in sport and to always exhibit good sportsmanship.
• Physically abled leaners should participate in at least one summer and one winter sport.
• Learners must be punctual for all activities and must personally advise the teacher/coach if he/she is unable to attend.
• Learners who participate in sport matches must be dressed correctly in the full school sport uniform.
• Entrance to the tennis courts may only be gained through the gates of the tennis courts.
• Bottles, sweets and chewing gum are not allowed on the courts and fields.
• Learners may not use the school facilities and equipment, including the sport equipment, after school hours without the permission of the principal/coach.
5. General appearance and dress of learners
• No styling gel may be used.
• Hair must be neatly cut, gradually shorter around the ears and in the neck area so that no ridge is evident.
• Hair may not hang over the top edge of the ear.
• Fringes, when combed forward, may not touch the eyebrows.
• When the head is in an upright position, the hair may not touch the collar of the shirt or blazer.
• No exotic hairstyles, for example too short or coloured hair, are allowed.
• Long hair must be plaited or tied back neatly.
• Fringes may not touch the eyebrows. Clip fringes back.
• Short hair must be neatly cut.
• Hair may not be coloured.
• Only maroon or white ribbons are allowed.
• Only maroon or white elastic band or bobbles are allowed.
• Only maroon or white Alice bands are allowed.
• Boys may NOT wear earrings under any circumstances.
• Girls may only wear ONE earring per ear lobe.
• Only a thin sleeper or small stud in silver or gold is allowed.
6. School attendance
• Official school times must be adhered to strictly.
• All learners who arrive late for school must report at the office to be signed in before going to class.
• When a learner returns to school after having been absent, he/she must bring a letter for his/her parents/guardian stating the period of his/her absence and the reason for his/her absence. This letter must be handed to his/her class educator on his/her return.
• Learners who are absent, are personally responsible for finding out about and completing school work and homework for the time of his/her absence.
• The class teacher/principal must be informed timeously and in writing of any doctor’s or dental appointment during school hours. These learners must complete the register when leaving from and/or returning to school.
7. Use of the telephone
• Learners may not make telephone calls during class time.
• If a learner does not feel well, the following procedure must be followed: The learner must report to his/her Grade Educator who will complete a memo to be taken to the secretary. The secretary will then phone the parent concerned. No learner may contact a parent during school hours and ask to be fetched. A register is kept of every learner leaving the school premises.