Skoolbeleide

MISSIE

Laerskool D F Malherbe is ‘n dinamiese opvoedkundige inrigting wat verbind is tot die opvoeding, onderrig en leer van laerskool leerders wat sedelik, selfstandig en verantwoordelik is op akademiese, kulturele, sport- en persoonlikheidsvlak vir toetrede tot sekondêre onderwys

VISIE

‘n Interpretasie van die missie het gelei tot die beskrywing van ‘n toekomstige strategiese posisie, wat die stand van die skool oor die volgende drie jaar beskryf:

* Ons is ‘n opvoedkundige verantwoordbare skool.
* Ons ontwikkel elke kind elke moment om na sy/haar volle potensiaal maksimaal te presteer.
* Ons besigheid is die voorbereiding van laerskool leerders vir sekondêre onderwys.
* Ons mark is die vraag na primêre onderwys binne Vanderbijlpark.
* Ons dienste is kwaliteit onderwysprogramme wat deur top gekwalifiseerde opvoeders aangebied word.
* Ons finale produk is ‘n leerder wat op akademiese, kulturele, sport en persoonlikheidsvlak tot die hoogste mate toegerus is vir sekondêre onderwys.
* Ons gebruik moderne opvoedkundige metodes gerugsteun deur gevorderde tegnologie.
* Ons bestuursfilosofie is pro-aktiewe deelname deur die ouergemeenskap wat bedien word.
* Ons is bo party-politiek verhewe, handhaaf hoë etiese en Christelike waardes, en onderskryf norme wat regverdig, vindingrykheid en professionalisme ondersteun.
* Ons openbare beeld is dat ons ‘n gelukkige en dinamiese skool is.

Contents

1. TITLE : CODE OF CONDUCT FOR EDUCATORS OF
DF MALHERBE PRIMARY SCHOOL

2. EFFECTIVE DATE : 1 January 2017

3. DATE OF NEXT REVIEW: 30 November 2018
4. REVISION HISTORY:
As amended on: (Specify date/s)
a)
b)
Date of Next Review: (Specify Date)
c) 30 November 2018
d)

5. PREAMBLE

5.1 The code of conduct is aimed at establishing a disciplined and purposeful environment, dedicated to the improvement and maintenance of the quality of the learning process at DF Malherbe Primary School.
5.2 The code of conduct promotes a culture of reconciliation, teaching, learning and mutual respect, and the establishment of a culture of tolerance and peace in the school.
5.3 This document must be read in conjuction with the PAM document (Annexure A)

6. DEFINITIONS
6.1 In this Code, unless the context indicates otherwise any word or phrase defined in the South African Council for Educators Act, 2000 has that meaning and:
(i) ‘Code’ means the Code of Professional Ethics of the South African Council for Educators;
(ii) ‘Council’ means the South African Council for Educators;
(iii) ‘Educator’ means any educator registered or provisionally registered with the Council;
(iv) ‘Learner” means a pupil or a student at any early learning site, school, further education and training institution or adult learning centre;
(v) ‘Parent’ means:
(a) Any natural parent or guardian of a learner;’
(b) Any person legally entitled to custody of a leaner; and
(c) Any person who undertakes to fulfil the obligations of a person referred to in paragraphs (a) or (b) towards the learner’s education at school.

7. GENERAL

The educators who are registered or provisionally registered with the South African Council for Educators:

7.1 Acknowledge the noble calling of their profession to educate and train the
learners of our country;

7.2 Acknowledge that the attitude, dedication, self-discipline, ideals, training and
conduct of the teaching profession determine the quality of education in this
country;

7.3 Acknowledge, uphold and promote basic human rights, as embodied in the
Constitution of South Africa

7.4 Commit themselves therefore to do all within their power, in the exercising of
their professional duties, to act in accordance with the ideals of their
profession, as expressed in this Code; and

7.5 Act in a proper and b becoming way such that their behaviour does not bring
the teaching profession into disrepute.

8. CONDUCT: THE EDUCATOR AND THE LEARNER

An educator:

8.1 Respects the dignity, beliefs and constitutional rights of learners and in
particular children, which includes the right to privacy and confidentiality;

8.2 Acknowledges the uniqueness, individuality, and specific needs of each
learner, guiding and encouraging each to realise his or her potentialities;

8.3 Strive to enable learners to develop a set of values consistent with the
fundamental rights contained in the Constitution of South Africa;

8.4 Exercises authority with compassion

8.5 Avoids any form of humiliation, and refrains from any form of abuse, physical
or psychological;

8.6 Refrains from improper physical contact with learners;

8.7 Promotes gender quality;

8.8 Refrains from any form of sexual harassment (physical or otherwise) of
learners;

8.9 Refrains from any form of sexual relationship with learners at any school;

8.10 Uses appropriate language and behaviour in his or her interaction with
learners, and acts in such a way as to elicit respect from the learners

8.11 Takes reasonable steps to ensure the safety of the learner;

8.12 Does not abuse the position he or she holds for financial, political or
personal gain;

8.13 Is not negligent or indolent in the performance of his or her professional
duties; and

8.14 Recognised, where appropriate, learners as partners in education.

9. CONDUCT: THE EDUCATOR AND THE PARENT

An educator, where appropriate:

9.1 Recognises the parents as partners in education, and promotes a
harmonious relationship with them; and

9.2 Does what is practically possible to keep parents adequately and timeously
informed about the well-being and progress of the learner

10. CONDUCT: THE EDUCATOR AND THE COMMUNITY

An educator:

10.1 recognise that an educational institution serves the community, and
therefore acknowledges that there will be differing customs, codes and
beliefs in the community; and

10.2 conducts him/herself in a manner that does not show disrespect to the
values, customs and norms of the community

11. CONDUCT: THE EDUCATOR AND HIS OR HER COLLEAGUES

An educator:

11.1 Refrains from undermining the status and authority of his or her
colleagues;

11.2 Respects the various responsibilities assigned to colleagues and the
authority that arises therefrom, to ensure the smooth running of the
educational institution;

11.3 Uses proper procedures to address issues of professional
incompetence or misbehaviour;

11.4 Promotes gender equality and refrains from sexual harassment
(physical or otherwise) of his or her colleagues;

11.5 Uses appropriate language and behaviour in his or her interactions with
colleagues;

11.6 Avoids any form of humiliation, and refrains from any form of abuse
(physical or otherwise) towards colleagues

12. CONDUCT: THE EDUCATOR AND THE PROFESSION
An educator:

12.1 Acknowledges that the exercising of his or her professional duties
occurs within a context requiring co-operation with and support of
colleagues;

12.2 Behaves in a way that enhances the dignity and status of the teaching
profession and that does not bring the profession into disrepute;

12.3 Keeps abreast of educational trends and developments;

12.4 Promotes the on-going development of teaching as a profession;

12.5 Accepts that he or she has a professional obligation towards the
Education and induction into to profession of new members of the
teaching profession

13. CONDUCT: THE EDUCATOR AND HIS OR HER EMPLOYER

An educator:

13.1 Recognises the employer as a partner in education;

13.2 Acknowledges that certain responsibilities and authorities are vested in
the employer through legislation, and serves his or her employer to the
best of his or her ability;

13.3 Refrains from discussing confidential and official matters with
unauthorised persons.

14. CONDUCT: THE EDUCATOR AND THE COUNCIL

An educator:

14.1 Makes every effort to familiarise him/herself and his/her colleagues
with the provisions of the code;

14.2 Complies with the provisions of this Code;

14.3 Discloses all relevant information to the Council;

14.4 Informs Council and/or relevant authorities of alleged or apparent
breaches of the Code within his/her knowledge;

14.5 Co-operates with the Council to the best of his or her ability; and

14.6 Accepts and complies with the procedures and requirements of the
council, including but not limited to the Registration Procedures, the
Disciplinary Procedures of the Council and the payment of compulsory
fees.

15. SHORT TITLE: This policy shall be called the Code of Conduct for Educators of DF Malherbe Primary School.