AFFILIATION - The St. John's Diocesan School is affiliated to the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education, and the West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education. Academic Year: Lower Nursery to Class X - Feb through January Class XI and XII July through June.
ADMISSION PROCEDURE - Admission Forms for Lower Nursery are issued in the month of September. The child must be 3+ years old on 1st February of the next year Admission.
Forms for Class XI are issued in the month of May as soon as the State Board (Madhyamik) results are published. Candidates from Boards other than the West Bengal may be admitted, if they have the required percentage of marks.
ATTENDANCE - 1. Absentees, on rejoining school, must produce a letter from their parents or guardians explaining the cause of absence before the commencement of the class.
2. Medical Certificates are necessary in cases of sickness for over three days.
3. Children who are absent for more than one month are liable to have their names struck off the School Rolls.
4. Children affected with infectious diseases must complete the quarantine period before rejoining school. This should be indicated on the Medical Certificate.
5. Students who are on leave during the school day will not be allowed to visit teachers or hand in files or participate in games on that date.
6. Students on study leave needing to meet teachers or attend tutorial, etc., during school working days are expected to attend in school uniform.
7. Leave of absence for birthdays, marriage feasts, and similar reasons is discouraged. However, leave must be applied for in advance which may be disallowed at the sole discretion of the Principal without assigning any reasons thereof.
8. Appointments with Doctors during school hours are not encouraged. Genuine cases will require supporting evidence. No gate pass will be issued during school hours.
DISCIPLINE - 1. The Principal is empowered to direct the withdrawal of a pupil or emove the name of the pupil from the rolls of the school if the progress or conduct of such a pupil in her opinion is unsatisfactory. She is also empowered to remove the name of a pupil from the rolls of the school, if she considers it necessary for any reason to be detrimental to the interest of the school. Her decision as regards the aforesaid shall be final and conclusion. Parents are liable to pay the cost of school property broken or damaged by the child and in addition disciplinary action will be taken when such breakage is willful.
2. Parents retain their rights and duties in the education of their children, even though they delegate them in part to the school. The support and collaboration of the parents, is in all cases considered indispensable for the success of the work of education carried out by the school.
3. Parents’ POSITIVE COOPERATION with the school is absolutely essential for the constructive upbringing of their ward. They are strongly exhorted to do the same.
a) By urging their wards to be regular and punctual in attendance.
b) By checking the School Diary on a regular basis.
c) By seeing that their wards are diligent at their homework and lessons.
d) By not engaging private tutors.
e) By insisting on neatness and cleanliness in their textbooks, exercise books and personal appearance.
f) By regularly meeting the Principal and the teachers to discuss the progress of their wards.
4. Should the parent/guardian of a pupil misbehave and/or behave in a manner unbecoming of a parent/guardian, inside and/or in around the school premises and/or in any functions of the school, including sports day, prize distribution day, concerts, parents teachers meeting, exhibition, which would cause embarrassment to the Management of the School or to the Principal or any staff of the School, the name of the ward of such parent shall be struck off the rolls of the School and the Principal shall give a Transfer Certificate to the concerned pupil, without any reference to any one, including the parents or the Child. The decision of the Principal in this regard shall be final and binding.
4a. Should the parent/guardian of the pupil, without first resorting to the machinery provided in Clause 4b herein under for redressal of his/her grievances, if any, approaches any media/newspaper and/or cause embarrassment/ harassment to the Management/ Teacher-in-Charge/staff of the school by lodging any complaint with the police authorities, the name of the ward of such parent shall be struck off the rolls of the School and the Principal shall give a Transfer Certificate to the concerned pupil, without any reference to any one, including the parents or the Child. The decision of the Principal in this regard shall be final and binding.
4b. And that if there is any dispute as to the effect or meaning of these presents and/or in any way touching or arising out of these presents, the same shall be referred to the sole arbitration of the Secretary, School Managing Committee, St. John's Diocesan School, 17, Sarat Bose Road, Kolkata 700 020, whose decision shall be final and binding.
5. The school emphasizes not only in academic development of a child but also on her over all development, which necessarily includes character building and discipline. Any incident occasioned by any pupil or her parent, which in the opinion of the Principal is contrary to or not in consonance with the aforesaid shall lead to the child's name being taken off from the rolls of the school.
6. Students who are detected in giving or obtaining, or attempting to give or obtain unfair assistance or who are otherwise found indulging in any dishonesty whatsoever during an examination or test, are liable to have their results in the examination as a whole cancelled and the child will not be granted promotion at the end of the academic year. She may be also asked to leave the School.
7. Parents/guardians are not allowed to enter the school gate without special permission.
8.Students of Primary Department shall use Gate No. 2 and students of Pre-Primary Department shall use Gate No. 3 for ingress and egress.
9. CHANGE OF ADDRESS: This should be intimated to the School Office / Class Teacher as soon as it occurs, and not later than 7 days.
10. Parents and Guardians are not allowed to see pupils or interview teachers during class hours without the permission of the Principal.
11. All communications regarding fees, admission, withdrawals, complaints and enquiries regarding the welfare and progress of child / children should be made to the Principal and to no other member of the staff.
12. The conduct of the student on the way to and from school in the bus, in the play field, Assembly and at all the school functions should be exemplary.
13. A student is judged by the manner of speech, dress and action, while at school and is expected to observe a code of personal cleanliness, integrity, self respect and devotion to studies.
14. Irregular attendance, unexplained long absence, habitual late coming and objectionable behaviour may result in the removal of a girl from the school.
15. Late arrival at school is a breach of discipline. A student who comes late to school, must enter the date and time of arrival in the Regularity Record, under ‘Late’.
16. Five late arrivals will result in a ‘Parents’ call. Ten late arrivals will invoke suspension from the school.
17. Participation in school excursion is compulsory.
18. Carrying of cell phones or any other electronic gadgets to the school is strictly prohibited. Any such thing found inside the school premises will be confiscated and will not be returned under any circumstances.
19. No books, periodicals, comics, newspaper or printed matter of an objectionable nature, CD’s, DVD’s, pen drives or any other mass storage device can be brought into the school. All printed materials (except those mentioned in the school book list), when brought into the school, must be presented to the Principal for approval and may be retained in the school and read only if it bears the signature of these authorities. The School authorities have the right to search the bags of students at any time without any prior notice.
20. Students are responsible for the safe custody of their own books and belongings. Each article should be marked with the student’s name.
21.a) Every student is expected to subscribe towards small school shows and local charities if authorized by the Principal.
b) No collection of fines or funds are to be made in the school without the explicit permission of the Principal.
22. Every student attending school is obliged to take part in curricular activities organized by the school.
23. Students must speak only in English in the school campus. Those found speaking in vernacular at any time even on holidays will have marks deducted from the English language paper and will be given a general observation as well.
24. During Half-yearly and Annual Examination a student has to appear in all the subjects, otherwise promotion to the next class may not be granted.
25. If on any school day the class attendance falls below 50%, that would be taken as mass absenteeism. On such days all the absentees of the class shall have to pay a fine.
26. All students availing school bus service must carry the School Bus Card issued and endorsed by the School.
27. Exemplary behavior is expected from all persons in the school campus.
28. Though the school takes good care of all the students while in school, the school cannot be held responsible for any self inflicted or accidental mishap/injury, physical or otherwise, that may befall them.
29. Students of classes V to XII should carry water in transparent water bottles only. No coloured bottles will be allowed.
30. All communication to the school should be addressed to the Principal.
CRITERIA FOR PROMOTION - 1. Pass mark in every subject is 40%.
2. Promotion is based on the whole year's performance of the student.
3. All the subjects carry equal weightage.
4. The average marks secured in Class Tests, Half yearly and Annual Examination will be taken into account for promotion. Children adopting unfair methods in any Examination will be debarred from all the papers of that Examination and the papers already written will also be cancelled.
5.a) Breach of any of the regulations of conduct at examinations or indiscipline in or outside the hall or the use of unfair means, even if discovered subsequently, will merit the cancellation of that particular paper and the student concerned will be awarded a zero. She will also be given a general remark stating the facts of the incident.
b) A student guilty of disorderly conduct or responsible for causing any kind of disturbance in or near the examination hall is liable to be refused Admission to subsequent papers.
c) A student is not expected to have in her possession any book, memorandum, pocket books, notes or papers whatsoever during the examination.
6. There is no arrangement for “re-examination” or “promotion on trial”.
7. A student who fails to secure promotion may be asked to leave the school. In no case, however, will she be allowed to repeat the same class for a second time. A student, who fails twice, in three consecutive years, must be withdrawn.
8. In all question of promotion or failure, the Principal’s decision is final.
9. 80% of attendance is required to get promotion.
10. The rules and regulations of the W.B. Council of H.S. Education regarding attendance shall be strictly followed for the students of Classes XI and XII.
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