Zahira College Colombo

College Rules and Regulations

(Equally important to both Pupils and Parents)

1. DRESS CODE

Students must come suitably dressed in their school uniform. Students in Grade 8 & above must wear white long trousers and white short sleeved shirts. Junior students must wear white short sleeved shirts and blue short trousers. Long hair, other forms of hairstyles and coloured or tinted hair is strictly prohibited. Students must wear plain black shoes and white socks (fancy shoes, shoes with buckles and coloured laces are not allowed.) The badge should be sewn on to the right hand of the shirt pocket. Chains, wrist bands, shirts with collar buttons or double lining along the centre are strictly prohibited. A white cap made of thick material worn for prayers is part and parcel of the school uniform. Students are strictly prohibited from entering school with tattoos.

Students who represent college at any event, must observe the dress code of the college. For special occasions it is a long sleeved white shirt, college badge and white long trouser. Junior students should wear white short sleeved shirt and white short trousers. Both should wear college neck ties.

2. PUNCTUALITY

Students are expected to be in school by 7.20 a.m. students must remain in the classrooms from 7.30 a.m. to 10.10 a.m. , from 10.30 a.m. to 1.50 p.m. loitering outside the respective classrooms during school hours (from 7.30 a.m. to 1.50 p.m.) is strictly prohibited. Those who wish to leave the classroom within school hours for co-curricular and extra – curricular activities, should obtain permission from the respective teacher-in-charge and possess the SRB throughout the given time to produce whenever requested.

3. ENTRY TO SCHOOL

Every student must bring his student record book to school daily. If he fails to do so, he may be refused entry to school. No student will be allowed into the college premises without the proper uniform during school hours. Bringing mobile phones, all forms of computer disks, flash drives, music players or any other form of software, data storage media or unauthorized hardware into school premises is strictly prohibited.

4. ATTENDANCE AND EXAMINATIONS

80% attendance is compulsory for students sitting the G.C.E. Advanced Level Examinations as a school candidate. Any student who has attendance below 80% will not be allowed to sit the examinations. Students who are going for sport practices/training (or) leaving school on essential purposes, should make a note of their attendance on the SRB & class register. They should also note the reason in the SRB on the relevant page to make sure that the class teacher is informed regarding the student’s absence.

5. ATTENDANCE AND CO-CURRCULAR ACTIVITIES

Representing college, taking part in games and prefectship, the student’s attendance is taken into consideration. Students should maintain 80% attendance at school. Curricular activities, practices etc… can be allowed in the afternoon only if they had been present in school in the morning. When representing college the student should obtain a recommendation from the respective class teacher regarding discipline and school attendance. The P.O.G. is expected to take note of the class teacher’s recommendation. Participation in Games and regular attendances are important criteria for prefectship of the college.

6. ABSENCE FROM SCHOOL

No student may keep away from school except on grounds of illness or when on leave approved by the authority. The reasons for absence must be written on the page provided for this in the S.R.B. it should be signed by the Parent/Guardian and give to the Class Teacher for his/her signature the very next day. No other document will be accepted. When the period of absence due to illness exceeds 3 days, a medical certificate must support the support the entry in the S.R.B. it would be appreciated if parents refrain from making requests for leave for reasons other than illness. It should be noted that if a student is absent for a period exceeding 3 months his name will be removed from the register/ledger.

7. MEALS AT SCHOOL

Breakfast, Tea, Lunch all eatables and water should be brought from home or purchased from the school canteen. Students are specially warned against patronizing wayside boutiques, restaurants etc. students are not permitted to purchase any food items from outlets outside the school premises during school hours. Students are strictly prohibited from entering canteen during school hours.

8. FACILITIES FEES

In terms of the facilities fees regulations made by the Board of Governors, the fee must be paid for facilities and services provided by the college. This fee must be paid by the 10th of each month. Fees should be paid at the beginning of each term or for the whole year at the beginning of the year.

9. ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES

Students should devote as much time as possible for their education at home on a regular basis. Parents should check student’s work daily and make certain that their children are involved in their studies meaningfully

10. GAMES AND SOCIAL ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE THE SCHOOL

No student shall join, obtain membership or participate in activities of any club or society outside school without permission. A special letter from the parents is required for such permission to be granted.

11. EDUCATIONAL EXCURSIONS

In order to go on educational excursions, students are required to produce a letter of permission from their parents to the class teacher.

12. PARENT TEACHER INTERACTION

Parents’ meeting is held at the end of each term in order to discuss matters related to students’ performance. In addition, if any parents wish to meet the college authority they can do so on the last Thursday of every month from 9.00 a.m. to 12 noon. In such instances they should meet Director of Studies, Vice Principal or Sectional Heads. They should not directly meet the students or teachers. Parents who wish to communicate with the Principal are encouraged to use the ‘suggestions and complains’ box which is kept at the security office. No visitors will be allowed to enter the college premises without prior permission. Those who visit the school are strictly advised to be attired in decent dress keeping in mind that they enter an Educational institution.

13. ENTRY OF VEHICLES INTO SCHOOL

Gates will be closed to all vehicles, which have not obtained the prior permission.

14. STUDENTS RESIDING OUTSIDE HOME

When a student is not residing with his parents, a guardian must be nominated by the parents. It is important to appoint a guardian suitable to hold responsibility for the student. If the boarding place is changed within the course of the year the class teacher should be informed of it and provided with the new address, telephone numbers and other details.

15. CHARACTER CERTIFICATES

Only the achievements duly recorded and certified by the respective teachers in his record book will be mentioned in the character certificate. Applications for college and examination certificates must be made 7 days in advance. Applications for certificates could be submitted only on Tuesdays or Thursdays. All students must obtain the character certifcate within a year after leaving school.

16. ROAD SAFETY

Parents must warn children not to get in or out of moving buses and other vehicles. Parents must warn students not to travel on the footbaord of buses and of dangers involved in such careless conduct. Parents should guide their children to follow road safety and regulations.

17. GENERAL CONDUCT

Strict disciplinary action will be taken against any student whose behaviour in public would bring the school into disrepute. This should be kept in mind by all students wherever they may be. E.g. when travelling in public conveyances, attending functions etc. it should be particularly noted that smoking, the possession of cigarettes, and / or consumption of intoxicant including drugs, keeping company with undesirable characters is strictly prohibited. All these are punishable with expulsion from College.

18. PARTICIPATION IN CO-CURRICULAR AND EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

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