1. Starting times
The school starts throughout the year at 7:30 am.
- When the bell rings at 7:30, students must be assembled at their classes.
- If a pupil, for some valid reason does arrive late, he must first report to Mr. de Koker, who will send him to his/her class.
- Assembly takes place on Monday mornings before break. Learners should be neatly lined up in their register classes and enter the hall quietly and orderly.
- No tardiness will be allowed.
- The school closes Mondays to Thursdays at 14:00 and Fridays at 13:30.
- Pupils absent from the school, must produce a letter from the parent or a medical certificate to the register class teacher, immediately upon their return.
- Great emphasis is placed on regular attendance of each student and is therefore linked to readmission the following year.
3. Absenteeism during tests and examinations
- If a paper can’t be written due to serious illness, the parent should phone the school to inform it of the child’s absence. A medical certificate must be submitted, confirming that the student was unable to write examinations.
- The student must arrange with the relevant subject teacher for the completion of an oral or written examination.
- Any absences other than for medical reasons are unacceptable.
- If absent without excuse or if the above arrangement is not complied with, no marks for a paper that was not written, will be awarded.
4. Leaving school grounds during school hours
- If a learner has to attend an appointment during school hours, the guardian/ parent has 24 hours before the appointment to provide a letter with the necessary details of the appointment or telephonically share the information with the principal or deputy principals.
- Only parents can collect the child.
- Learners will only leave the school grounds with the permission of parents / guardians after the appropriate permission is obtained from the principal or deputy principals and their subject teachers.
- Appointments during school hours should be avoided and kept to a minimum during school time as far as possible.
- If a learner becomes ill during school hours, the school will contact the parents.
Learners may not contact parents themselves. If a pupil during school hours is injured or becomes ill, it must be reported immediately to the office.
Pupils will only be allowed to leave the school during school hours, in exceptional cases.
- To be marked present the pupil has to attend school until break.
5. Class rotation
- At the end of a period, the pupils at the request of the teacher pack away their books and await permission to leave the room.
- Pupils keep left on the stairs and corridors with their suitcases in their right hand or on the back from the library to the tuck shop.
- When starting from the tuck shop to the Media centre it is varied. The learners will follow the cement path under the porches with their suitcases in their right hand or on the back.
- Within five minutes after the first bell rang, the students have to be in the next classroom.
- The same applies after the completion of breaks.
6. Classroom Practice
- When students walk into the classroom, it is done orderly.
- Classrooms should always be kept tidy.
- Vandalism: no scratching or writing on desks, walls, windows or equipment.
- Damage to terrain, buildings or other possessions is seen in a very serious light.
No eating in class will be tolerated.
- During breaks, no persons are allowed in the classrooms, hall, and gym hall or on the stairs.
- During school hours, no person may be in the car park, bicycle shed, shooting range, swimming pool or pen, except with the necessary permission jacket.
- Book cases have to be sturdy and made from durable material so that no damage to books or scripts can occur.
- Backpacks may not be used as book bags unless it has sides that are propped up and there are partitions inside to strengthen the bag.
- No slogans or any other graffiti are allowed on book cases.
- Textbooks and scripts are to be carried in the prescribed bag.
- All textbooks must be covered in durable material, and handled with care.
- Plastic is recommended for the covering and the strengthening of the front and back covers are encouraged.
- If a textbook is lost, the student must pay the replacement cost and the receipt given to the textbook administrator. A copy will be given to the learner.
- Suitcases should be large enough for all textbooks and scripts.
8. Supervision periods
- Supervision for a particular class or period is obtained from the learners’ time table.
- Learners should report at the beginning of the period to the relevant substitution and teacher and remain there for the entire period.
9. Additional classes
- Teachers are available from 14:15 to 15:00. Classes will be by appointment.
- Grade 12 learners attend extra classes every Monday, which are scheduled according to their time table keys.
10. Exam Dates
- Examination dates have already been given through on the quarterly planner, the Communicator and the website (hscallies).
- Parents are requested not to go on holiday during this time.
- Schedules for the examination will be given to the learners and can be download from the Communicator and the website.
11. Concessions for examinations and tests (extra time)
- A report from an educational psychologist or specialist is required if a student requires additional time for an examination.
- Pupils must for any examination or test cycle collect his/her written permission for extension from the Head of Department.
- Each learner is responsible for acquiring a diary.
- The diary is used for the entry of homework at the date when it should be completed. It is advisable that parents check the homework to be aware of the student’s progress.
- The homework is also available on the Communicator.
- Test and assignment marks must also be written in the homework book and checked by the parents.
- Learners will be provided with a testimonial at the end of grade 12.
- Re-issuing of any documents is subject to an administration fee of R30.
- Additional reports are issued at a fee of R10, and additional time tables at R5.
School fees in the form of cash can be paid during the following hours:
- Leaners can pay school fees in the morning from 7:15 until the registration period, during breaks and in the afternoon. Parents can pay during the day until 14:15.
- Receipts are issued for all cash transactions.
- It will be appreciated if people, who make cash payments, insist on a receipt.
- Statements are issued monthly. It is given to the learners, who sign for them.
- Payment can also be made directly into the school bank account by means of a debit order or electronic transfer with the correct reference.
- Card Services are also available in the office for the payment of school fees with and extra card fee of R10.
- The keywords in respect to the change rooms are neatness and cleanliness.
- Visits to the locker room should be kept to a minimum during school hours. This is not a place to congregate!
- During lessons the change rooms may only be used with the necessary permission jacket provided by the teacher.
- Only one student per jacket is allowed to leave the classroom; learners must wear the jacket and not drag it.
- During class time, the respective rooms at the bottom of the B-block will be open to boys and girls. During break the boys’ room in the A-block and girls’room on the south side of the hall will be open.
- All gates are locked at 7:30 pm and during school hours the only gate to provide access to the school is the one in Wolframstraat.
17. Good manners and etiquette
- A student shall always act respectfully towards teachers and superiors
- A boy or girl will never speak with a teacher while his/her hands are in their pockets.
- We address a teacher as SIR, MISS or MADAM.
- Boys will wait for girls to first enter or exit a venue.
- Boys always act with respect towards a girl. Therefore, they will watch their language when girls are in their presence and they will get up to provide a girl with a seat in case there are not enough.
- Girls should behave themselves in a lady-like fashion. So they will use language and behaviour that reflects their good upbringing.
- Chewing gum is prohibited.
18. Relationships with each other
- Every student has the responsibility to help each other to promote team spirit, to make each other conscious that without each other no task is too big and good relationships towards one another is crucial.
- To achieve the above the following requirements for each pupil of Callies is important:
- Courtesy to one another is a precious asset – we are not shy.
- Mutual respect should be shown towards one another.
- A sense of cordiality – we are not crude.
- Equality – we are not struggling with a temper and moodiness.
- Tact – we think before we speak and accidentally tread on others’ toes.
- Recognising – we love to say “thank you” and “it’s a pleasure”.
- Just – we have a sense of fair play.
- Sense of humour – we can ward off a frown with a smile.
- Empathy – we can see through another’s eyes.
- Polite – we are not indifferent and unfeeling and watch our language.
- Upstanding – we are more than just polite and courteous.
- Genuine – we are not two faced.
19. Grade 8 and 9 pupils
- You are kindly required to participate in the school and its activities.
- You are at the bottom of the school’s hierarchy after being at the top at your previous school.
- Know your place when relating to senior pupils and teachers.
- Get to know your matric pupils, greet them and be humble without being humiliated. They are there to orientate you into Callies and to teach you the right ways.
- Know and always greet your teachers.
- Do your duty and work hard in your school work.
- Learn and know your school song, school code, coat of arms, flag and colours. Wear it with pride and dignity!
- In the area of extracurricular activities learners should participate in one summer sport, a winter sport and cultural activity. Utilise all the opportunities that are afforded to you.
- Develop and practise your potential in a variety of endeavours.
- Cultural and sporting events should be attended in uniform.
Each grade 8 and 9 pupils is kindly obliged to attend all cultural and sporting events.
- On the scholastic field, we would like to guide you to your maximum academic achievement.
- To be successful, you need discipline and daily dedication and self-discipline.
- Success further requires that you maintain good relationships. Good relationships are obtained by good discipline.
- Discipline is obedience to laws, ordinances, regulations and rules – each in its own field.
- Obedience to house rules cultivates good discipline.
- Obedience to school rules ensures good relationships with your teachers and class mates and it helps you to excel academically.
20. Behaviour in public.
- Show reverence and respect towards others.
- You must always be neatly dressed in your school uniform.
- All school rules in respect to uniform apply outside the school grounds.
- Maintain good behaviour and manners. Act so that others will respect you.
- Your behaviour in public is a reflection of your education and character.
- At all times, be an ambassador for your school, especially if you attend a school function.
- NO smoking will be tolerated.
- NO holding hands, kissing etc. will be tolerated.
21. Participation in sport, cultural events, associations and school functions
- A happy person is a balanced one.
- There are enough opportunities for all of your facets to be developed.
Participation in extracurricular activities will promote social relationships with your fellow man.
- A healthy body houses a healthy mind.
- Participation for the sheer fun of it supersedes the feeling of winning or losing.
- The appropriate school uniform must be worn for any school occasion at any time.