Conduct at school on the basis of rules of conduct and life rules
Growing a child in responsibility during education is not only a matter of the parents but also of the school. Growing in responsibility is best done at school through clear objectives, clear agreements, sufficient discipline, order and regularity. But of course there must also be checks on compliance. Setting rules without control will certainly not always lead to the desired result in growing youth. To some extent, children can educate each other in this, but teachers will certainly also have to ensure that, for example, school regulations are observed in practice.
Rules of conduct and life rules
Most schools make agreements by means of extensive precepts and rules of conduct. In addition to specific rules for certain schools and types of education, there are usually a number of things that are almost the same in terms of content, even though the descriptions are different. A number of rules are based on mutual respect for each other. Others are based on good day-to-day affairs within the school and its immediate surroundings and on working together on a pleasant and safe school climate.
Codes of conduct topics often include:
- Listening to each other.
- Don’t touch each other.
- Don’t threaten each other.
- Do not bully.
- Don’t berate anyone.
- No offensive or discriminatory language.
- Don’t laugh at anyone.
- Don’t gossip about each other.
- Don’t touch each other’s stuff.
- Don’t swear, hit, spit and kick.
- Think carefully before you act.
- Everyone belongs.
- Taking the other as he is.
Attention to positive interaction
In addition to offering rules of conduct to which the pupils must adhere, attention is often paid to positive interactions with each other and with the environment in the lessons or through projects and ideological education.
General rules of life (depending on the type of school) are often:
- Appearance, attitude and language towards fellow students and teachers are correct in all circumstances.
- Clothing must be neat, hygienic and tidy. Clothing with offensive print is not allowed.
- For safety reasons, it is not allowed to wear flip flops and shoes with too high heels.
- Bicycles, mopeds and motorcycles are stored in the designated places.
- Smoking is prohibited in school, near the bicycle racks and in the vicinity of the school.
- Chewing gum is prohibited inside the school building.
- Everyone takes care of the school materials.
- Leave money and valuables at home.
- Name gym equipment, backpack, school bag, calculator, atlas and other valuables.
- Use of sound carriers such as walkman, diskman and MP3 player is not allowed.
- Silence a mobile phone during school hours.
- Possession of weapons or objects that can harm another person is prohibited.
- Leave home after the last hour of class and do not hang around the area around the school.
- Pupils do not cause any nuisance to local residents.
- The possession, use, being under the influence and dealing in drugs is strictly prohibited.
- Limited use of alcohol by older students is only allowed on special occasions.
- Do not use cans at school to minimize waste.
- Respect the work of the maintenance staff by, among other things, easing their work and cleaning up waste themselves and carrying out tasks (for example, chairs on the table).
- Only use prescribed corridor routes and do not roam the school.
- Carefully heed the recommendations regarding order and discipline.
- Take responsibility when fellow students do harm.
Improve approach culture
Children can fulfill an important task themselves in parenting. Addressing a fellow student about a certain behavior is not always easy, but it can show a sense of responsibility for the environment. That is also an important aspect of an education. There are schools where an attempt is made to improve the culture of approach by giving a few pupils the task during breaks to talk to fellow pupils if, for example, they throw waste.