A Student Council is a representative structure for students only, through which they can become involve in the affairs of the school, working in partnership with school management, staff and parents for the benefit of the school and its students. At Brightfield College, the student council works with the school counselor, who is the link person between students and staff and management in the school. It works for the benefit of the school and its students. We have a highly talented team of specialist teachers. Highly qualified teachers to provide academic achievement in all discipline.
School Rules & Associated Behavior
On enrollment and at the beginning of each year thereafter parents/guardians must sign a copy of the school rules. These rules exist to protect every student’s right to learn in a safe environment.
THE MOST IMPORTANT RULE IS:
Use your common sense and do not do anything which will bring you or your school into disrepute. Be a gentleman – be courteous considerate and respectful. Treat others the way you would like to be treated.
- Stand for, greet and assist any visitors to the School.
- Obey and assist all teachers and prefects to the best of his/her ability
- Greet teachers and prefects
- Report any breach of the Code of Conduct to someone in a position of authority
- Have all his stationery and personal items clearly marked with his/her name.
- Bringing alcohol into the School
- Bringing weapons or any instruments of violence into the school.
- Ringing tobacco into the school
- Bringing illegal substances into the school
- Dealing in any goods except with specific permission from the Head. Bringing any electronic equipment into the school unless written consent is obtained from the HOD.
- Physically assaulting another learner
- Swearing and verbal abuse of another learner
- Ball games in the buildings
- Committing theft
- Littering the School buildings
- Gambling in the school
- Bringing pornography to school
- The use of mobile telephones are banned at school
- Attend all lessons regularly and promptly
- Hand in properly completed assignments by specified deadlines
- Respect the work ethic of the classroom by not creating a disturbance or hindering others
- Obey instructions from the teacher
- Ensure the cleanliness of the classroom
- Assist the teacher in maintain discipline manner
- Take responsibility for any wrongdoing and its consequences
Students are to stand on roll silently once they have entered the Hall and are required to greet the Staff once they enter.
- Meet all applicable dress requirements.
- Be courteous and helpful
- Neither through action nor word bring discredit to either himself or the school
Attendance & Punctuality
We expect all students to be on time for all classes and roll call
- A student with excellent punctuality will receive 1 merit every session.
- Brightfield International Schools requires a student to give a date note, from his/her Parents/Guardians, to the Vice Principal Administration to explain his/her lateness.
- When no note is submitted a student will receive 3 demerits.
- If a student is late in the morning on 3 occasions in a month then his/her parents/guardians will be informed. Then the school will ask for the parent’s cooperation in the matter
- If a student is late on 3 occasions in the same week his/her Parents/Guardians will be asked to attend a meeting with the Vice Principal Administrative to discuss the matter
- Students may be given extra written work and/or receive in-house activities’ suspension unless an improvement is noticed.
- School resumes at 7:45am prompt each day with an assembly.
- Students are expected to be in school before this time possibly by 7:30am Lack of improvement regarding punctuality may result in suspension from school
A medical certificate is required for absent during examinations for more than 3(three) days.
Career Guidance & School Counseling Service
The following are the services offered:
- Counseling: Helping students to explore their thoughts and feelings and the choices open to them; giving care and support to students learning to cope with the many aspects of growing up.
- Assessment: Helping students to obtain self-understanding through the use of psychometric tests and other inventories.
- Information: Providing students with objective and factual data in education and training opportunities, occupations, labour, market, market information, entitlements etc. Advice-Making suggestions based on the advisor’s own knowledge and experience and the information available at the time.
- Educational Development Programmes: Facilitating the transfer of knowledge and skills relating to studying, examination performance, choices of subjects and levels.
- Personal and Social Development Programme: Facilitating the transfer of knowledge and skills relating to a student’s personal and social development, self-awareness, decision-making and planning.
Transition from Primary school to Secondary school can be daunting. For this reason a training programme is offered to those senior students who volunteer to mentor incoming students. They continue to be a support to 1st years during the year. It is from this pool of volunteers that our Senior Prefects/Head girl and Head boy are chosen. They play a vital part of our anti-bullying strategy. Mentors play a very active role in the daily school life of our incoming 1st Year students. They are available at break and lunch times to offer support, guidance and friendship during that crucial transition period from primary to post-primary education. Our mentoring programme has been in existence since the inception of the school and continues to grow in strength with a considerable number of senior cycle students applying for positions each year.
We have a range of strategies to support our anti-bullying policy
- Monitoring of classes by Class Teachers
- Supervision during break times
- Use of mentor system as a constant support to our junior students
- Mentors organize an annual one week anti-bullying campaign
All students have a choice of bringing in their own food or using the canteen service. Extra-curricular activities are arranged for lunchtime. These are of a sporting and non-sporting nature. The menu is approved under the schools ‘Healthy Eating’ Policy. Food is provided during lunch alone.
Brightfield International Schools, while respecting the individuality of all our students views the school uniform as an essential part of school life. It represents the high standards that we expect from our students. By applying a strict uniform code, we are preparing our students for life, in that most workplaces have standards with regard to dress that should be upheld. It also teaches the student the value of neatness, tidiness and projecting good image of oneself. The support of parents/guardians is of utmost importance in this regard and sanctions will apply where there are breaches in the uniform code. Each student is expected to wear the full school uniform everyday and to be neat and tidy in their overall appearance. The school uniform is as follows:
- A purple trouser with a cream coloured stripe and a white short sleeve shirt with a tie. As well as, purple with cream coloured stripe jacket. A crested white sock and a black shoe. Girls
- A purple hip gathered knee length skirt with a cream coloured stripe and a white short sleeve shirt with a tie. As well as, a purple sock and a black shoe.
- A purple trouser, with cream coloured stripe and white short sleeve shirt with a tie. As well as wild orchid blazer. A white crested cream sock and black shoe Girls
- A purple hip gathered knee length skirt with a cream coloured stripe and a white short sleeve shirt with a tie. As well as wild orchid pink blazer. A white crested cream sock and black shoe.
All items of uniform are available at the school bursary and these include compulsory school tracksuit, cardigan, and school-tee-shirt and school sock.
- Mon – Wed
School Uniform (as specified above)
School’s T-Shirt on dark blue jean Trousers / Skirt
School’s sport track suit, White socks and sneaker
The correct sports attire must be worn for physical education and School games
Shelves & lockers
Shelves are provided for students so that they do not have to carry heavy bags around all day. Students should only use their shelves before roll call, during break-time, during lunchtime and at the end of the school day.
- Each student is responsible for his/he own locker
- Students should get a spare key cut in case they lose the original
- Lost keys must be replaced
- Damage to lockers must be reported immediately
- Lockers should be locked at all times
- Students who lose or forget their key may use the master key provided in the office for a limited time
- The master key will be given out before roll call only (no exceptions)
School management reserves the right to search and inspect lockers at their discretion.
N.B The management of the school does not accept any responsibility for items or property lost or stolen on the premises.