1. Special Report
Learners who are reported by at least three teachers for not doing homework or misbehaving in class regularly.
2. Suspended from lessons
A learner will sit at a desk in front of the office, if he / she
- has bunked school for a day or part of a day
- was sent to the office after repeatedly disturbing lessons
- has shown disrespectful behaviour in class towards the teacher
3. Detention on Saturdays
Learners will come to detention on Saturdays from 08:00 to 10:00 for:
- bunking school for a second time (together with a written warning)
- vandalizing school property (together with a written warning if serious)
- not keeping commitments
- where the special report has not had the desired effect
- disturbing lessons to such an extent that teachers send them out of the classroom
- wandering / loitering in corridors without a teacher’s permission
- not moving briskly to classrooms between lessons and after breaks
- being present in toilets between and during lessons and after breaks without the permission of a teacher
- refusing to obey disciplinary instructions of LRC members
For more serious offences or not turning up for Saturday detention, a series of Saturday detentions
4. Afternoon work in school / Community Work
Learners will help the caretaker at school during appointed afternoons for:
- vandalizing school property
- not obeying punishment given by teachers (together with Saturday detention)
Learners, who have misbehaved in public in such a way that it affects the reputation of the school, will do community service in public, e.g. clean streets or the beach.
For serious offences, learners come to school for a series of afternoons / do community service over a prolonged period of time.
5. Removing the learner from the register
If a learner has been absent without a letter of apology for more than 14 days in a year, parents will be informed to contact the school immediately. Should parents neglect to contact the school and / or the pattern of absenteeism continue, a learner may be removed from the school’s register.
6. Written Warning
Learners receive written warnings for:
- the first serious offence of any kind – at the discretion of the school management
- second time bunking of lessons
- repeated disturbance of lessons
- repeated neglect of homework or other commitments
- repeated other less serious breaking of school rules
- not turning up for Saturday detention
7. Subsequent written warnings
- will follow for any transgression of the same kind, as for the first written warning
- after the first written warning for transgressions of any other kind which are serious enough to warrant a written warning (see list under 5)
8. Suspension from school for one week
- with the third written warning
- for any very serious transgression, such as fighting in class, even if this is with the first written warning
On return to the school, a parent must accompany a learner.
9. Disciplinary Hearing
For any transgression after the third written warning and suspension for one week
- for any very serious transgression, immediate suspension is followed by a disciplinary hearing
10. Disciplinary Actions of the Disciplinary Committee
The Disciplinary Committee may decide to:
- refer a learner to counseling
- give the learner punishment which is appropriate for the transgression
- in cases of serious misconduct, request the parents to take the child out of the school
- Submit the child’s record to Regional Office and recommend expulsion.
- (Should the disciplinary action taken under (9) be followed by another transgression or series of transgressions which warrant a written warning, the case will handed over to the Regional Office with a recommendation to expel the learner from the school. The learner will be suspended until a decision is obtained from the Regional Office.
- The disciplinary committee can move for immediate suspension and handing over the case for expulsion, in case of very serious transgressions.
All parents want the best educational opportunities for their children and every learner has dreams and goals to achieve. While Namib High School is not boasting about being perfect or infallible, the Principal and staff continuously strive to offer the very best they can academically, culturally and morally. As your child now joins the school, you are being offered an opportunity to re-inforce these values and be part of your child’s growth.
Throughout the year, there are Parents’ Evenings where teachers are available to discuss your child’s progress; there are Committee meetings where parents are invited to make suggestions to help improve the smooth running of the school and the Principal’s door is always open. So make use of these chances. With enthusiasm and commitment, every challenge can be met, and at the end of his/her school career, your child will have a sound foundation with which to tackle adulthood and the outside world.
A word of welcome, once again, to all new parents and learners. We wish you a successful year, filled with progressive education supported by a rich tradition.