A guide to general information and school regulations.
Aims and objectives of St.Marks Primary School Regulations
To offer a broad band range experiences in support of the mental, physical and spiritual development of the individual.
To foster a sense of individual and community awareness support, for health and care, as well as ethnic and cultural traditions locally and internationally
Prepare pupils for life after school with an awareness of the workplace and life-style demands.
·St. Marks Primary School is a Government affiliated school that offers
more than the average Primary Schools for it is independently
Supported by the local community and other agencies.
·It is an old school founded in the 1910 by the British expatriates of the Anglican Church and developed through investment by expatriate agencies. It became a public school in the 1960s and now supports an international clientele of over 30 nationalities.
·It accepts boys and girls from the age of 6 for grade 1 and pursues the educational process up to Swaziland Primary school certificate in grade 7 at the age of 12/13 years.
·It is an English medium school which also offers French,Basic Computer Skills. Agricultural Studies and Home Economics are being further developed as part of the curriculum. Basic Computer skills are being developed for inclusion in the curriculum. Extra curricula activities include Sports, culture,Music and dancing.
·Opening hours commence from 7:45am and close at 1:00pm for the Grade 1 and2 classes and 1:30pm for the remainder of the School. On Friday the School closes half an hour earlier for each section,ie. 12:30 and 1:00pm respectively. Parents are urged to ensure children arrive promptly to start assembly at 7:45am and classes at 8:00am. It is important that children do not arrive too early, for Schools premises shall not be opened to allow entry until staff arrive, this being 7:15am. Mid morning break occurs at 10:30am for 30 minutes.
·If your children are unable to take part in Sports and cultural activities for illness, a medical report must be provided.
·With large pupil role of over 1300, it is important that parents ensure that if they are delivering and collecting pupils to and from the School, they park securely outside the School entrance to avoid congestion and danger to the pedestrian pupils.
·The School uniform is described later in the Prospectus but it is important that parents do ensure that Children are correctly dressed and prepared for the school activities. This includes activities such as Sport and Agriculture.
Rules and Disciplinary Guidelines
Running in the corridors
Excessive noise in the corridors
Not conforming to school uniform
Misuse of school property
Taking Drugs Reporting Procedure
Staff will record in their class report book, comprehensively the full details of an infringement.
Should several incidents occur, then staff sends full details to the Co-ordinator/Headteacher.
Notification of infringements may be addressed directly to the parents, but a copy will go to the Administration and Head.
Should further action be necessary then the parents will be invited into the School to review the incidents with the Class Teacher.
If serious offences are noted then reference will be made to the Administration for the Headmaster to summon the parents for a meeting.
Should the offences be serious then suspension or expulsion may be in order.
Behavioral Guidelines ATTENDANCE Be on time for school in the morning. Inform the school if you are unable to attend school. Never leave the school premises without permission from a teacher.
SCHOOL UNIFORM Always wear the Correct School Uniform
No earrings or jewellery to be worn at school
No make up or dried hair
MOVEMENT AROUND THE SCHOOL No playing on the slopes anywhere in the school grounds.
No playing in the toilets during school-time or break-time.
No running in the corridors at anytime.
No tampering with notice boards.
No writing or graffiti an desks, walls or buildings.
No bad language.
THE HALL( When used for meetings)
No eating or playing in the hall during break.
No talking during assembly.
When going back to class after ASSEMBLEY walk on the LEFT side of the corridors and stairways.
PLAYGROUND Pupils must only play in their elected areas according to grade Levels.
Access is Not allowed on the fields during wet weather.
No throwing of stones or sticks or anything that can cause injuries to others.
No chewing of bubblegum or chewing-gum an school premises.
No toys to be brought to school.
Do not loiter around the office-block during break.
CELLPHONES Pupils should not carry or use CELL PHONES at School. BEHAVIOUR There should be NO PHYSICAL OR VERBAL BULLYING of any kind
RESPECT for elders. Pupils are expected to be polite to teachers, parents and visitors to the School, and offer assistance where appropriate.
HOMEWORK oHomework must be reviewed and signed as viewed by parents to ensure close contact is maintained with the teacher.
(This listings is a guideline to our structure and does not intend to cover all our concerns for pupil behaviour.)
·Application and registration for entry to Grade 1 will be accepted before the end of the Term2 in the year before entry.ie by the end of august in the previous year.
·Application forms are available from the office. The form should be completed and submitted to the office, with:
A certified copy of the birth certificate.
A passport size photograph of the child.
Report from Pre-School.
Deposit slip from Standard Bank Mbabane Branch/any SPTC branch/or a Swaziland Building Society Branch for payments of according of through the office.
· Testing for admission will take place in September at the School according to the dates as advertised.
· On acceptance for admission a deposit of the first terms fees are required to confirm admission to Grade 1. Details of the amounts will be offered through the office.
· Parents are advised that fee payments should not be made to the school Office.
Banking Details All fees are to be paid by deposit either to standard Bank, the Swaziland Post Office or Swaziland Building Society.
Standard Bank · Standard Bank, Main Brach Mbabane in the name of St.Marks Primary School, and Account Number:0140090228101
· Standard Bank deposit slips are obtainable at the School from the Administration, and requires the School stamp to be added for acceptance by the Bank teller for payment.
· Payments at the Bank are made before term starts and please write the name(s) of your children that is known to the School and Grade clearly on the bank deposit slip.
· Forward the Bank deposit to the School once the payment has been made for an official receipt to be issued to you. If this has not been done the child may be sent home until the payment slip has been presented to the School’s administration.
· No child will be accepted into class before the necessary payments have been made at the Bank for each subsequent term.
Post Office · Any post Office will receive payments, with the deposit slips obtained from the school’s administration, stamped with the School stamp.
· The Administration will include the banking details for the deposits to SPTC to forward monies to the Standard Bank account.
· Do not forget to return to the Administration with the deposit slip to confirm the payment.
Swaziland Building society · Deposit slips are available at the building society and the school for deposit of fees to the Standard Bank Account. · Please remember to return the payment slip to the School’s Administration to confirm payment. · It is most important that you undertake the latter notification of payment to the School’s Administration for ratification so that the child is not refused entry to the class and school for suspected non-payment of school Fees.
· Grey trousers grey shirt navy blue v-neck jersey, navy blue track suit with red strip on the collar, grey socks, preferably black shoes.
Girls: · Red tunic with a logo and white pippins, navy blue v-neck jersey white socks, red tracksuit with white and navy blue strips on the collar and on the cuffs, a and preferably black shoes.
Sports wear: · White T shirt, white shorts, white socks and white trainers, gym shoes or daps.
ST. MARK'S PRIMARY SCHOOL
Main Office .....Tel:(+268) 4042596
Infant School .. Tel:(+268) 4048298