Merit – Demerit System

MERIT – DEMERIT SYSTEM

School utilizes a merit – demerit system. Merit points are accumulated when the learner demonstrates a positive contribution to the school and Demerit points are accumulated when a learner disobeys the school rules.  When the learner accumulates a certain number of points then the consequences are as follows:

 

  Merit Points

  Explanation Max. Points
  Neat and tidy school work 2
  Neatness of the uniform 2
  Cooperative behavior 2
  Special effort for a class work 2
  Improvement in tests 2
  Keeping the area neat and tidy 2
  Helpfulness 2
  Self initiative (Responsibility) 2
  Full Attendance in a Term 3
  Top three in a test 3
  Good Representation of school 3
  Participation in National Olympiads 3
  Bronze Medal in Provincial or National Olympiad 3
  Silver Medal in Provincial or National Olympiad 4
  Full mark for a test 4
  Showing leadership quality 4
  Pupil of the Month 5
  Top three in class per term 5
  Sport Achievements 5
  Gold Medal in Provincial or National Olympiad 5
  Participation in National Olympiads and competition 7
  Bronze Medal in International Olympiad 8
  Silver Medal in International Olympiad 12
  Gold Medal in International Olympiad 16

 

 

Rewards for Merit Points:

 

20     Merit points:  Red Badge + Cold drink

40     Merit Points:  Blue Badge + Civvies for One day

80     Merit Points:  Gold Badge + Free Lunch Voucher

100 Merit Points:  Merit Certificate + Movie Voucher

120 Merit Points:  Merit Certificate + R100 Gift Voucher or a free excursion.

150  Merit Points:  Merit Certificate + Free Camp Voucher

200 Merit Points:  Merit Certificate + 5% bursary for the following year.

 

Merit points also cancel out demerit points. 

 Demerit Points

 

Level Explanation Min. Points
1 Late coming to school or classes 1
1 Screaming or being noisy or excessive talking 1
1 Rocking chairs 1
1 Combing hair in class 1
1 Violating school uniform and dress code 2
1 Wearing non-regulation accessories e.g. jewelry 2
1 Not attending school excursions / sports days or any other compulsory school activity 2
1 Disregarding library, tuck shop kitchen rules 2
1 Disobeying prefects 2
1 Lack of necessary material (books or stationery items etc.) 2
1 Not turning homework or assignments on time 2
1 Not complying with school uniform including PE kit 2
1 Not being in the assigned location 2
1 Late to assemblies 2
2 Arguing continuously 2
2 Displaying unsportsmanlike actions on the sports field 2
2 Clowning about 2
2 Bringing toys, games and cards to school 2
2 Disregarding the feelings of others 2
2 Disobeying the school sports rules 2
2 Antagonistic behavior towards learners 2
2 Interfering with or annoying other learners 2
2 Interrupting a teacher during class or class activities 2
2 Running around in the class or in corridors 2
2 Disruptive behavior in class or any other areas in school 2
2 Bringing any stereo, tape decks, radio, CD players etc. 2
2 Derogatory name-calling or mocking or teasing 2
2 Attention-seeking behavior 2
2 Not returning Reply Slips or not relaying information viz. Circulars, notices, letters etc. 2
2 Eating/drinking in class or  chewing gum 2
2 Disturbing and hindering the progress of others 2
2 Uncooperativeness or avoiding work 2
2 Littering or Spitting 2
2 Pushing, Play-fighting or Horseplay 2
2 Leaving the classroom during lesson time without permission. 2
2 Misbehavior outside the school 2
2 Sleeping in the class, wasting time in class or refusal to follow instructions 2
2 Telling tales/lying 2
2 Absent from school without valid excuse 3
3 Unauthorized use or removal of school property 5
3 Swearing 5
3 Rudeness and verbal abuse 5
3 Deceitful and dishonest behavior 5
3 Lying and tale telling on a regular basis. 5
3 Continuously not meeting deadlines for homework, projects, assignments etc. 5
3 Plagiarism, copying of information in homework, assignments and projects 5
3 Avoiding classes by ‘bunking’ lessons. 5
3 Bringing non-regulation cell phones/electronic devices or using cellular phones at the school premises. 5
3 Consistently disregarding the school uniform regulations/dress code after warnings. 5
3 Continuously Being disruptive and displaying attention-seeking behaviour 5
3 Playing Truant or absence without leave from school. 5
3 Intentionally not conveying official correspondence to Parents / Guardians. 5
3 Interfering with the possessions of others including contents of desks, uniform, bags, pencil cases. 5
3 Not attending detention. 5
3 Selling or trading something without authorization 5
3 Talking back to the teacher in a disrespectful tone. 5
3 Disregarding Media Centre & Library rules / procedures. 5
3 Disregard and disrespect for the property of learners 5

 

Note: For any misconduct not covered in above Section, punishment will be met out at the discretion of the DC.

 

 Result of Demerit Points:

 

10     demerit points:             detention

20     demerit points:             community work

40     demerit points:             consultation with parents/guardian (yellow letter)

80     demerit points:             written warning (orange letter) and possible 1 day Suspension

100  demerit points:             written warning (red letter) and possible 2 days Suspension

120  demerit points:             Final Warning and 3 days Suspension

150  demerit points:             POSSIBLE EXPULSION at the discretion of disciplinary committee.