School Rules

Reviewed December 2018


Students are expected to follow the school rules at all times when in school uniform or while representing the school at other times, including, but not limited to: sport and cultural, service and curriculum trips or events.


1. Classroom Behaviour
a. Boys must follow the school code of conduct.

2. Uniforms
a. Must be worn correctly to school, at school and home from school.
b. Medical bracelets are the only type of jewellery permitted.
c. Students hair should be:
    i) Neat and clean.
    ii) No Number 1 haircuts either partial or full head
    iii) Students whose hair requires tying back must do so at all times
    iv) Not longer than the eyebrows at the front.
    v) Colours: hair should be what is considered the student’s `natural’ colour.
    vi) Within accepted norms excluding: Plaits, Dreadlocks, Mohawks.
d. No facial hair.
No piercing.
No makeup or nail polish

Any exceptions to these uniform rules must be requested in writing from the Senior Master Pastoral. A permit will be issued if this exemption is granted.

3. Transport

(i) Bicycles:
(a) Bicycles may only be ridden on the roadway and designated cycle ways. Helmets must be securely worn at all times.
(b) Boys wanting their bicycles to receive maximum security should ensure that they are locked in the bicycle compound. They will remain locked up all day.

(ii) Bus Pupils:
(a) Pupils may not (without written permission) leave buses en route to or from school.
(b) Conduct on buses will be of the same standard as in the classroom (for purposes of discipline, the driver replaces the Teacher).
(c) Complete uniform must be worn on buses.
(d) Students must wait for buses in an orderly manner and assemble behind the yellow lines, until instructed to board the bus.

(iii) Skate-boards and push-scooters may be used for transport to and from school but are banned from use during school hours including lunch and interval.

(iv) Motor Vehicles :
(a) Only senior students (Years 12 -13) may bring a vehicle to school.
(b) Vehicles must be used in accordance with the N.Z. Road Code.
(c) Students with vehicle permits must display the appropriate School Usage Sticker.
(d) Vehicles may not be brought to school without permission from the Senior Master responsible.
(e) A permission form signed by parent/guardian and the Senior Master must be held at the office.

4. Out of Bounds
(a) Staff car parks.
(b) The main entrance to the school Administration Block (car park to front door) Chambers St, Te Awa Avenue during interval & lunch time.
(c) School farm and maintenance sheds and bicycle stands during school hours.
(d) All workshops and laboratories outside class time.
(e) The Planetarium.
(f) Hostel area to day students at all times and hostel students during the day, except for lunch.
(g) Headmaster and Staff residences.
(h) The Assembly Hall (unless supervised by a teacher).

5. Banned items and behaviours
(a) Smoking, including vaping, in school uniform at school or out of school
(b) Spray paints, vivid/permanent markers and items which can be used for tagging
(c) The possession, transaction (giving or receiving), use or being under the influence of alcohol, illegal substances and or mind altering substances is prohibited at school or at any time when pupils are subject to school rules.
(d) All dangerous items, including weapons.
(e) Chewing gum.

6. Absences and Leave
(a) A phoned explanation for an absence should be made to the 24 hour attendance line early any day a boy is absent. If there are difficulties with phoning a note is acceptable but this must be brought on the first day the boy returns to school.
(b) Boys arriving late should bring a letter of explanation from home and GO DIRECTLY TO CLASS. The letter should be used to clear the lateness with the teacher. A phoned explanation is also acceptable.
(c) ‘Pass-outs’ for dental and medical appointments must be obtained from the school office. Boys must ensure the ‘Pass-out’ is noted by their teacher on their return.
(d) Any other requests for leave must be obtained from the office. A note of explanation is essential.
(e) No boy is allowed to leave the school grounds because of illness without permission from the school office.
(f) At lunch hour, no student is to leave the school grounds. Year 13’s may leave the grounds at lunch if they have study during period 5. Year 13’s may also leave the grounds during lunch provided they have a lunch pass.
(g) Special leave must be requested with a note from parent or guardian, approved by Headmaster.

7. Detentions
(a) Detentions take precedence over any other commitment. These can occur at lunchtime or, with 24 hours’ notice, after school and Saturday mornings.
(b) In certain cases, bus boys will be kept back after school, but a 24 hour notice must be given so that suitable transport can be arranged.

8. Information Technology
(a) The use of cell phones is banned during all teaching and learning time during the school day. All devices must be switched off and in bags or be subject to confiscation.
(b) Cellphones and other transmittable devices must not be used inappropriately at any other time.
(c) Appropriate use of computers (e.g. Internet and email etc.) is expected at all times, according to the guidelines described in the school Computing and Information Technology Department Rules which are displayed in all rooms.

9. Confiscation: Items deemed to be inappropriate in the school setting, including phones/lasers will be confiscated (see 8 (A) above).

10. School Policies and Procedures: Students are expected to follow all school procedures and policies as set down from time to time by the Board of Trustees and the Headmaster/management of the school.

11. School Trips: Any student participating in a school trip (outdoor education, academic, careers, sporting or cultural) must abide by the school rules at all times.

12. School Representation: Any students representing the school must abide by the school’s attendance and academic requirements.