Purpose of School Rules

Summerwood has a comprehensive set of school rules that every parent receives upon his / her child or children's admission to Summerwood Primary School. The school rules are based on the principle of restorative justice.

Summerwood Primary School Rules 1

The best school is a school in which everyone feels safe.

Summerwood Primary School Rules 1ol

Purpose of our school rules

Our school rules are set to:

  1.   maintain a positive learning environment;

  2.   Set out acceptable behaviour;

  3.   Further educational goals;

  4.   Safeguard our learners and

  5.   Maintain good discipline and order.

Learners, teachers and parents need to strive to make a qualitative difference and are encouraged to be:

  1.   Respectful, to listen to others and to display courtesy;

  2.   Care for and value everyone equally, regardless of race,       religious beliefs, cultural differences or abilities;

  3.   Honest in all actions;

  4.   Responsible and accept responsibility sincerely and

  5.   Co-operative and give of their best at all times and above all, to be forgiving.

Classroom rules are essential because:

  • Classroom rules are the foundation for a functional and successful classroom in any setting.

  • Rules vary from procedures as they determine what the classroom looks like, what type of behavior is acceptable and encouraged, and help students work towards a common goal.

  • In other words, they set the tone. 

  • Establishing classroom procedures early on saves time during the year, helps students focus on the real work, and reduces stress in the classroom.

Adapted from  "LearnWell".