School rules are few, and are mainly concerned with learning the social skills of living together and those essential for safety on the premises. Respect for others and for their property is the main guide. In cases where children show lack of consideration, certain privileges are withdrawn, or the parents contacted to discuss the problem and possible solution. The best form of discipline is self-discipline. Praise and encouragement achieve far better results, so we find ways constantly to praise children and say “Well Done”. Please click here to read the school’s CODE OF DISCIPLINE and the school Code to Counter Bullying.
SCHOOL SELF-EVALUATION SUMMARY REPORT - THE HAROLD SCHOOL
SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN
Surveys have shown that children’s lunches are often very unhealthy and inadequate nutritionally because they tend to be low in fiber and high in sugar. Please do not give your child sweets, chocolate, fizzy drinks or crisps for lunch. Lunch should provide one third of your child’s food requirements for the day. The most effective way to plan a healthy lunch is to include one food from each of the food groups – one piece of fruit, milk, two slices of bread and meat/poultry/cheese.
Chewing gum is not allowed in school.
If the occasion arises where parents feel that there is a need to complain, they should arrange a meeting with their child’s teacher to discuss the nature of the complaint. If the problem is of a more serious nature, they should contact the Principal and arrangements will be made to address the issue.
POLICY ON MOBILE PHONES
As the ownership of mobile phones increases, it has been noticed that many students are bringing them into school. While recognising their uses, especially in emergencies, the school authorities believe that they can act as a major distraction in the classroom environment and beyond. It is strongly recommended that students do not bring mobile phones to school. Failing that the following is the School’s policy regarding Mobile Phones:
- If any mobile phone rings during class or extra curricular activities, it will be confiscated and returned at the end of the school day on the understanding that it will not be brought back into classroom.
- Because of their size, mobile phones can easily be lost/misplaced/concealed so the school takes no responsibility for missing phones.
- Any parent wishing to contact their child urgently should ring the main school number and messages can be passed on.