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School Policies

Our school is regulated by its policies:
You can click on the following policies below and download the .pdf version for printing.

 Admissions Policy
 Communciations Policy
 Disciplinary Hearing Policy
 Domestic and International Tours Policy
 Finance and Procurement Policy
 Governing Body Constitution
 HIV and AIDS Policy
 ICT Policy
 Interview Policy
 Language Policy
 Leadership Policy
 Learner Attendance Policy
 Learner Code of Conduct
 Religious Policy
 Safety and Security Policy
 Sports Policy


Quick References


  • Learners are to respect educators, elders and other learners at all times.
  • Recalcitrant behaviour (defiance of authority, disobedience – willful or otherwise despicable wayward, sullen, disrespectful or perverse) will not be tolerated.
  • Pornographic and other indecent material, alcohol, cigarettes or dependence forming medicine or drugs may not be brought to school.
  • Learners to respect school and educators’ property at all times.
  • Truancy is unacceptable and is a contravention of the law. Learners who are absent must have a letter of absenteeism from the parents. (Absenteeism for 3 days and more requires a doctor’s certificate).
  • Movement along corridor’s to be quiet as possible. Keep left when moving around the school. No running is permitted on the corridors or the quads.
  • No ball games are permitted on the corridors or the quads.
  • Learners are not permitted in the staffroom or hall unless accompanied by an educator.
  • Learners may not arrive late at school. Late comers will be followed-up on.
  • Learners may not be accompanied by friends when visiting the administrative complex. Learners out of class during periods must wear a corridor pass.
  • No toys, pets, guns, darts, knives, Ninja equipment or any object that can be construed to be a weapon, may be brought to school. These items will be confiscated.Cell phones must be handed in at the office at the beginning of the school day. A learner who is caught using a cell phone during class will have it confiscated.


  • A Springvale learner, whether in school uniform or not, must strive to uphold the name, image and
  • Ethos of his school by applying basic manner at all times. No spitting, throwing of missiles, swearing and use of obscene signs is allowed.


  • No bullying or any form of assault will be tolerated.
  • No indecent behaviour.
  • Play to be conducted in demarcated areas only.
  • No rough or dangerous play.
  • Water fountains are for drinking purposes only.


  • Each educator has the right to enforce his/her own class rules.
  • All books/files and equipment as per daily timetable must be brought to school.
  • Homework and projects must be handed in on the due date.
  • Lost books are to be replaced by parents. This includes books that have been defaced.


  • Parents may NOT go to the classrooms during school hours.


  • Homework includes work assigned to the learner in addition to the work given in class. It is expected that the given work be completed by the learner, independently or under supervision, after school hours.
  • Inculcate self-discipline and positive attitudes towards work.
  • Teach learners responsibility and pride in their personal efforts.
  • Extend the knowledge, skills and values taught in the classroom.
  • Develop study skills and study methods.
  • Enhance each learner’s ability to develop his/her potential and possibly discover hidden aptitudes for a particular learning area.


  • Homework will be given daily.
  • It should be recorded systematically by listing the learning area code and then the homework. Use blue cursive handwriting only.
  • No other diary, except that of the school, should be used.
  • The time that a learner spends on homework is an individual choice and depends on the learner’s desire to achieve and his/her ability.
  • The following times are guidelines only
  • Grade Four – 1 hour - Grade Five – 1 hours
  • Grade Six – 2 hours - Grade Seven – 2 hours
  • A merit/demerit system is used presently to encourage and control the learner’s effort.
  • Diaries should be signed daily. There is also a place provided at the end of each week of comments by parents/guardians and educators.
  • Every effort should be made to ensure that diaries are kept neat.


  • Assessment involves focusing on given assessment standards selected from the policy document by the educator. These standards are made known to the learners prior to an activity, learning experience or project.
  • During this process of learning, the educator observes whether assistance is necessary. In the later case, intervention may take place or the educator may refer the learner for additional support, Parents/guardians are at all times also responsible for ensuring that recommendations made are followed through.
  • Tests and examinations are used as assessment tools. Marks are allocated for these but in no way are marks the only means by which assessment is done. Progression is based on a melding of numerous types of assessment done by the educator on a continuous basis. Peer assessment, self-assessment, group assessment and portfolio assessment also contribute to the evaluation of the learner’s progress.
  • The National Protocol on Assessment will be used as the basis for assessment activities.


  • If a learner is absent for a test, exam or formal assessment, he/she will receive 0. No rewriting will take place. Learners who present a doctor’s certificate will be given an average of their mark attained. The same exception is applied when a learner produces a letter explaining absence due to religious celebrations. Consent will only be given for the day of celebration, not for any other extended vacation.
  • Individuals will be assessed when doing group work. 0 will be given to those who do not participate. A group’s result may not suffer because of one individual’s absenteeism or non-participation.
  • Projects handed in late will not be accepted for assessment unless a doctor’s certificate is presented.
  • The educator must make the necessary arrangements if he/she is absent on the day assigned for handing in of projects.
  • It is to be noted that learners are now equally responsible for handing in work timeously, completing tasks and following up on work if they are absent.