"The young graduates who go out of The Silver Oaks School carries in life the legacy of this institution, the stamp of self-discipline, of character, of courtliness, of self-respect, and of good moral values."
The Silver Oaks School envisions to be an effervescent community of compassionate learners and thinkers for whom excellence is a credo. In a fostering, inspiring, safe and caring environment, students are able to challenge themselves with fervour and commitment, thereby attaining standards of distinction in whatever they undertake. Rules and codes are meant to provide a frame of reference for socially accepted behaviour.
School plays a central role in nurturing and developing the unique talents of every child as well as in shaping their character. In a fast-changing world, driven by scientific and technological innovations and characterised by new challenges and uncertainties, the way children learn today and the way they will work tomorrow are redefining the contours of teaching and learning everywhere. Children's holistic development and well-being are always at the heart of everything we do at our school. Our constant endeavour is to identify children's interests early and guide and support them to develop those into their passion. Motivating children to explore new frontiers of learning and preparing them to be lifelong learners is integral to our educational approach. Our dedicated and caring teachers are our pillars of strength. They teach our children not just with their minds but with their hearts, making learning enjoyable and rewarding, and instilling in them sound values. They inspire our children to believe in themselves and think big.
Values and Principles:
The Silver Oaks School is a Co-educational School. English is the medium of instruction. The school is "the pre-eminent centre of learning in the Malwa Region producing future leaders with a global perspective and Indian ethos."
The specific aims and objective of The Silver Oaks School’s values, ethics and ethos are to:
The Basic principle of the School is respect for all individuals, be it staff, teachers, students, juniors, seniors or support staff hence violence/misbehaviour of any kind is unacceptable.
The School staff stands in the role of parents to students, with the final responsibility and authority held by the principal.
The School’s Staff is here to help students uphold school values and ethos. The School CODE OF CONDUCT COMMITTEE is available to any student seeking clarity, help or guidance in all matters relating to school conduct.
Students are expected to honour the code of conduct, both within the school and when they travel outstation to represent the school.
When student’s behaviour does not meet required standards, the committee will oversee disciplinary action and inform parents, coordinators and other administrators as necessary.
All disciplinary actions are viewed as a learning opportunity for students to adopt more responsible behaviour. Ignorance of school code, rules or disciplinary guidelines will not be accepted as an excuse for breach of discipline.
Upon Joining the Silver Oaks School, all Students must read, understand and agree by the school’s code of conduct.
1. DRESS CODE:
There is a uniform at the school, which requires neatness, modesty and standards generally accepted at educational institutions.At all times, the school respects local communities by dressing appropriately so that it does not hurt their sensibilities.
The dress code for various occasions is described below:
Classes& Games: Prescribed school uniform or sports kit as indicated by the school authorities.
Formal and special occasions: ‘National Dress’ or appropriate formal attire for boys and girls.
Trips: As indicated by school authorities.
When representing School within the city or outstation: uniform or as indicated by school authorities.
School outings: School uniform to be worn all times.
No electronic gadget like mobile phones/ipads/ipods/tabsetc. are allowed in the school. Any violation of this rule will attract penalties and the items will be confiscated. The school does not take responsibility for any such items which may be misplaced or stolen.
Students are not allowed to carry money, wear expensive accessories like watches, bracelets, chain, bangles, gold/diamond earrings. School is not responsible for any theft or loss of such material. If required senior students from class V onwards can wear simple watches not the fancy ones.
Integrity, honour and discipline should form the basis of all academic practices. The following acts of non-compliance / violation will invite consequences as deemed fit by relevant authorities:
Use of obscene language or profanities is not expected of students of the school.
Forcing a fellow student to do things which violates their own space or the code of conduct of the school, constitutes coercion. This will be viewed very seriously and dealt with accordingly.The act of bullying of intimidation goes against all tenets of socially accepted behaviour. Offenses of this nature are considered serious and there is zero tolerance for this.
Students need to conduct themselves with dignity at all times. Physical violence violates a person. The school has zero tolerance for this.
Students must respect school property. Vandalism and theft will not be tolerated. Offences of this nature are considered serious, and dealt with severely.
Books are a treasure house of information and a shared legacy of the school. They need to be cherished. Defacing, stealing of library books is an offence and will invite a consequence.
Sexual harassment or inappropriate sexually motivated words or actions are unwelcome. Students should avoid all words or action which could be taken as sexual advances.
The School is safe, protective and nurturing environment. We intend to remain so. Therefore, we regard all forms of harassment and in particular, sexual harassment as inappropriate. Violation will invite consequences as deemed fit by the code of conduct committee.
The School defines pornography as viewing, being in possession of or downloading material that is sexually explicit and against the values and ethos of the School. Students violating this norm will face disciplinary action.
Possession of pistols/guns/sling shots/knives or weapons of any kind is not permitted. It is serious offence under the existing Indian Law. The item in question will be immediately impounded and the student will be expelled.
The possession, consumption, dealing with alcohol or tobacco by students is a serious offence under the Indian law and will invite a serious consequence. The possession, consumption or dealing in drugs is an offence under the Indian Law and will lead to immediate expulsion.
Underage driving being inherently risky is also an offence with serious consequences under the Motor Vehicle Act, Section 199A hence, no student is allowed to enter in the school premises with a motor/geared vehicle. Violation of this rule will call for disciplinary action.
The purpose of the disciplinary policy at the school is to ensure high safety standards and personal growth of students. Recognition that students tend to respond differently, the policy allows for variable consequence within the frame of reference. The objective is to help students reflect, take responsibility and change behaviour.Repeated violation of the same disciplinary action will be considered disobedience. This defiance in accepting correction for having poor choices will result in more severe disciplinary action.
Process for every disciplinary situation: For major code violation a disciplinary committee will be appointed by the Principal. This committee will include the Principal / Vice Principal, Dean of welfare, and Teacher. The School Head Boy/Girl and a student representative may be invited at the discretion of the Principal to join the committee.
The Committee will conduct an investigation by contacting relevant people, in order to get a complete picture of the situation. From the information gathered, an appropriate disciplinary action plan will be drawn up by the committee and subsequently enforced.
The consequences are based on the recommendation of the committee and the severity of the violation. These may include but are not limited to any of the following:
Addition consequences may also be included at the discretion of the school.
The Code of conduct is aimed at creating a harmonious community, for which self-discipline is vital. Hence, apart from what is mentioned in the code, rules and regulation communicated by the School from time to time need to be adhered to. The Code of Conduct of the school is subject to amendment in keeping with the interest of the school and changing times.
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