General Rules and Regulations

1. Admission to the school is restricted by certain policies of the Management and by the conditions of age, ability and conduct. Hence applicants for admission will be tested and admitted in the standard they are found fit.

2. At the time of admission the students should be personally introduced by his/her guardian, who will be responsible to the school authorities for his/her studies, conduct, regularity and discipline.

3. The Principal reserves the right of refusing admission to a candidate without ascribing any reason for it. He also reserves the right of refusing continued studies of any pupil whose conduct is found unsatisfactory or who is not benefitting by his stay and study in this school.

4. As regular attendance is an important element for successful school work, no student should absent himself/herself from class without sufficient reasons.

5. Parents/guardians must state clearly, the reason for the absence. Failure to do so invalidates the application and renders the student liable to sanction.

6. Leave of absence must be obtained from the Class teacher, attested in the 'Leave Record' of the Handbook.

7. Normally half-day leave will not be granted to students. Once they come to school, they have to be present the whole day. They are not allowed to go out of the school campus during school hours including recess time.

8. In case of serious illness the Principal must be informed within five days with a Medical certificate accompanied by the leave application from the parent/guardian.

9. Those who return to school after absenting themselves without prior permission, shall not enter the class without the leave note countersigned by the Principal.

10. Students suffering from contagious or infectious diseases will not be permitted to attend the school. The Principal should be informed before the student attends the class after the recovery from such disease.

11. No student who comes late shall enter the class without obtaining the signature of the Class teacher in the 'Late Coming Record' sheet of the handbook.

THE SCHOOL UNIFORM

KG Boys :Blue Black Shorts and Blue check shirt, School belt, along with black shoes and blue black socks.

Girls :(Pleatless) Blue Black Pinafore, Blue check shirt, school belt, along with black shoes and blue back socks and white hair band.

On Wednesday
Boys : T-Shirt, Blue Black Shorts along with shoes and socks.
Girls : T-Shirt, Blue Black Pinafore along with shoes and socks.
On Fridays : Students can wear any decent civil dress.

STD 1 to IV
Boys :Blue Black Shorts and Sky Blue striped shirt, school tie, belt along with black shoes and blue black socks.
Girls : (Pleatless) Blue Black Pinafore, Sky Blue striped shirt, school tie, belt, white hairband/ribbon along with black shoes and blue black socks.

STD V to VIII
Boys : Blue Black Trousers, skyblue striped shirt, school tie, belt along with black shoes and blue black socks.
Girls : Blue Black box pleated skirt, Sky Blue striped shirt, school tie, belt along with black shoes and blue black socks.

STD IX to X
Boys : Blue Black Trousers and Sky Blue striped shirt, school tie, belt, along with black shoes and blue black socks.
Girls : Blue Black Trousers, Blue Black sleeveless coat, sky blue striped shirt, school tie, along with black shoes and blue black socks.

STD XI to XII
Boys : Ash Trousers and Ash striped shirt school tie, belt, black shoes and ash socks.
Girls : Ash Trousers, Ash sleeveless coat, Ash striped shirt, school tie, belt, black shoes and ash socks.

On Thursdays : (Std. I to XII) Students shall wear white uniform along with white shoes and socks.
On Saturdays : Any decent civil dress.

Wearing the school uniform is compulsory. Request for change in the dress pattern will not be entertained at any cost.
Wearing any sort of jewellery (except ear studs for girls) in the school is strictly prohibited.
Hair should be neatly plaited in two (girls of Std I to VIII) and in one for (IX-XII)
Cleanliness is next to Godlines. Students must be clean in their habits and dress.
It is the duty of the parents to see that their son/daughter goes to school in their prescribed uniform. If they don't, they are liable to be sent back home, in which case, the school does not take any responsibility.

DISCIPLINE

Discipline is an integral part of the learning process. If a student is to develop self-control he/she must be trained to bridle his/her emotions and impulses, thereby enabling him/her to live in harmony with others, to respect the traditions of his/her family, to keep the laws of the country and to obey the commandments of God.

All the students shall make themselves acquainted with the rules and regulations notified for their conduct. Ignorance of the rules will not be accepted as an excuse for their violation.

Students should be polite and courteous and appropriately greet their teachers, elders and other respectable persons when they meet them. They should also greet one another.

All the students shall be in the school premises a few minutes before the morning bell. At the first warning bell, all shall gather, in silence, at the specified place for the morning assembly/class. Prayers must be said with due respect and devotion. After the assembly all should go in an orderly manner to their respective classrooms. The second bell marks the beginning of the session.

In the afternoon, students must be in their classrooms at the first bell. Classes begin at the second bell.

All shall remain silent and study till the teacher comes to the class. When the teacher enters the class room, pupils shall stand up, greet him/her and remain there till they are asked to sit.

Students shall keep silence and decorum in the classes. During the absence of a teacher, they shall not leave their classroom nor or their seats; nor shall they make noise.

Running, playing or shouting inside the school building is not allowed. When passing along the corridors during class hours, students shall keep silence.

No student shall enter any classroom other than his/her own without permission. They may change their places in the class room only with the permission of the class teacher.

SPEAKING IN ENGLISH IS COMPULSORY at the school, on the school campus, in the school bus-and at the bus- stops while waiting to board the bus.

Discourtesy and disrespect to the members of the school staff in any form will be viewed seriously and students responsible for such misbehaviour are liable to be dismissed.

No student will be sent with a relative/stranger unless a responsible person comes to fetch him/her with a note of authorization from his/her parent/guardian.

Reading materials like books, newspapers, periodicals, comics etc. may not be brought to the school without the previous sanction of the Class Teacher. Film magazines, pornographic books, and such other items are not allowed in the school campus. Transistor radios, electronic equipments, Mobile phones, Toys etc. should not be brought to school.

No collection of any kind shall be made in the school.All collections must be done through the office.

No meeting, party or picnic or any kind of organised school activity shall be arranged without the approval of the principal/ H.M.

It is not advisable for students to have too much money or expensive watches, gold ornaments, fountain pens etc., in their possession. The school authorities will not be responsible for the loss of such articles. Students are not allowed to wear bangles and rings.

Students shall be responsible for the safe custody of their belongings. As a precautionary measure it is suggested that they have their names inscribed on articles like tiffin carriers, umbrellas, school bags, etc.

Lost articles must be claimed from the school office within a week, after which period unclaimed articles will be disposed of.

Any damage caused to the property of the school must be immediately reported to the Principal and will have to be made good.

The class rooms, corridors and the school premises shall be kept neat and clean. Waste paper or other waste materials must always be thrown into the waste boxes provided. They may always take care that the display boards, walls, furniture, black-boards, shelves etc., are kept neat and in order.

For a serious violation of any of the school regulations, a student may be temporarily suspended according to the discretion of the principal.

All our students are sincerely exhorted to cultivate the habit of daily morning and evening prayers. Catholic students are specially recommended to assist regularly at Holy Mass and to frequent the Sacraments and thus be witnesses to Christ in their daily lives by their good example. Catholic parents would do well to encourage their children in this matter.

SCHOOL BUS SERVICES

Students are generally expected to make use of the school buses. Students availing themselves of the school bus, must, as a rule, continue to use the service through out the year. In exceptional cases permission to discontinue could be granted by the principal provided a written application to the effect is submitted by the parent.
Any student causing annoyance to other students in the bus or to the pedestrians will be barred from further use of the bus with no claim to refund of bus fares. He/she is also liable to further disciplinary action.
The school will not provide alternative transport facilities to students who miss the bus. While waiting for the school bus, students should be mindful of good manners and exemplary behaviour. Playing at these centres is strictly forbidden.
At the bus stop children should get into the bus in an orderly manner. As a safety measure they should not put their hand or head out even to salute any one. Students must take their bags in their hands as they board the bus and keep it safely on the racks. Senior students should give preference to the junior ones to sit.
In case of any complaint, parents should report to the office and never approach the crew of the bus directly.
Students who cause any damage to the bus will have to pay penalties that will be fixed by the Principal based on the report from the crew.

JOHN L. TAROS LIBRARY

The school endeavours to maintain a well-equipped Library and Reading Room. Library books are to be taken care of and used properly. While taking a new book out, any defect or damage of it must be brought to the notice of the Librarian and class teacher immediately. Books lost will have to be replaced by student or he will have to pay double the cost of it.
Students are not allowed to exchange or lend books among themselves or with outsiders. Note books or paper and pen will not be permitted in the Library. During Library periods, the whole class may be brought into the Reading Room under the supervision of teacher-in-charge. Perfect silence and orderliness must always be maintained within the Library.

PICNICS AND TOURS

Picnics and tours are part of study and class activity and hence all are expected to join them. It will encourage and strengthen friendliness and love for each other. It is also a source of relaxation and help to develop knowledge, good relations and curiosity All picnics and tours shall be arranged with prior approval of the Principal. School authorities, management or staff shall not be held responsible for any accident or mishap during picnics, tours or excursions.