SCHOOL RULES

Rules for school behaviour
“Sow a thought and you reap an action; Sow an action and you reap a habit; Sow a habit and you reap character; Sow a character and you reap a destiny”

-William Thackeray

When we say behaviour we consider all actions or reactions of a person to the environment. This behaviour can be deliberate or not, disclosed or concealed, voluntary or forced, acceptable or unacceptable.

The following behaviour is considered acceptable at St. George Internаtional School & Preschool:

  1. Inside Voice – a quiet voice, which is used for indoor communication;
  2. Outside Voice – a louder voice which is allowed for use in outdoor communication;
  3. "My hands next to my body" - the rule describes the expected behaviour of children regarding their peers. The term shows that children are expected to keep their hands next to their bodies and not violate the personal space of others;
  4. Fair Play/ Sportsmanship - the term requires compliance with the rules of a specific game; it calls for acts of sportsmanship and patience. The rule excludes any events of rude behaviour and bad attitude among the participants in the game;
  5. Table manners – the generally accepted rules of eating, drinking and good behaviour at the table.
  1. Generally accepted safety rules – Safety is the state of protection of the vital interests of the individual or society against potentially or actually existing threats. Ensuring safety is achieved by means of compliance with a set of rules to prevent accidents and save lives. Some of these rules are "no climbing on the fence", "we use the railing on the staircases only for support while going up or down the stairs", "we keep our body inside while looking through the windows", "we go to the street only when accompanied" and all other rules derived from the above definition.

Expected Behaviour

  1. Perfect appearance - students come to school with a neat and tidy everyday or sports school uniform with the distinctive emblem of the school, dark shoes, short or tied hair which is trimmed, clean nails without nail polish (with the exception of medical nail polish).
  2. Nice and attentive attitudes – polite greetings, using polite expressions in communication, such as "excuse me", "please", "thank you", "could you", "here you are", “good morning”, "good day", "goodbye"; greeting guests who visit the school and all the staff who take care of us during school events.
  3. Polite and friendly language and tone of communication – talking softly, using literary language (Bulgarian, English, Russian, German, Spanish, French), listening carefully, patiently repeating or explaining in the event of misunderstanding.
  4. Compliance with hygiene rules and regulations – we observe personal hygiene (we spend the day in the school building wearing clean indoor shoes, we wash our hands with soap upon entering the school, before and after eating, after using the toilet, changing if necessary, using handkerchiefs); we follow basic rules of hygiene in the school building.
  5. Observance of good manners and etiquette – we demonstrate good table manners, communication etiquette between the sexes and various ages (relations between ladies and gentlemen, attitudes to adults); chewing gum is considered bad taste.
  6. Learning order and diligence – we maintain the excellent appearance of personal belongings such as backpacks, notebooks, markbooks, pencil cases, books, lockers and desks.

Infringements and sanctions

The types of violations and sanctions to them are in line with those envisaged in the Law of pre-school and School Education and the State Educational Standard for Inclusive Education.

NB! When we sanction the mistakes in the behaviour, the only purpose is to correct and motivate the student to reach the best upbringing and psychological comfort.

Everyone who works in our school takes care of the students behaviour.

The good behaviour is a personal choice and responsibility of the children and the students in school. In their development, they are supported by all teachers and staff at St. George International School & Preschool and consulted by specialists from the Pastoral Care Department.

In terms of unacceptable behaviour we consider each case individually and approach each of the students according to their specifics.

We remember the thought of Albert Einstein: "Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that It is stupid."

Absences

St. George International School & Preschool requires its students to regularly attend classes, except in cases of illness or due to other acceptable reasons.

After sick leave or other reasonable absence, the student has the right to receive additional help and materials to assist them in catching up.

Under the provisions of current Bulgarian legislation, a student who has missed more than one-third of teaching time because of prolonged illness undergoes testing in all academic subjects and their suitability for progressing to the next grade is assessed by a school commission.

Punctuality

It is important that students arrive to school on time. Students enrolled at St. George International School & Preschool have the possibility to eat breakfast at school. For students between grade 0-4 breakfast starts at 08:00 and finishes at 08:30. Students after grade 5 may eat breakfast between 08:00 and 08:15. Students should ensure they arrive to class on time to avoid being marked as ‘late’.

 

Early departure from school is possible with Principal’s approval. The parents need to send notice to the school in written form, one day in advance. Otherwise the parents need to wait until the end of the school lessons.

Toys, mobile phones, etc.

Students are not allowed to bring mobile phones, smart watches, video games, cameras and any kind of electronic games to school. St George International School & Preschool will appreciate cooperation with parents regarding this recommendation.

 

St George International School & Preschool accepts no responsibility for expensive objects students may bring to school by their own choice.

 

In case students come to school with a mobile phone or smart watch, they are required to leave them in the designated area with security. At the end of the school day the student is allowed to take them back.

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