Policy for Attendance1. Students are expected to remain present in the school for all working days in the year.2. Any student may be allowed a maximum of 9 days leave in the entire year. It is essential for astudent to seek the permission of the class teacher in advance to avail of such leave. Permissionfor such leave would be based entirely at the discretion of the class teacher. Reasons for suchleave could include:Reason Supporting documentsRequired appearance before a law enforcement Relevant official document/ Note from parentsagency (for passport, license etc.)Unfortunate incidents in the family Note from the parentsUnavoidable presence in social functions Note from the parentsBrief illness Doctor’s Certificate & Note from parents A meeting will be arranged with the advisory once a student has availed 7 days leave to conveya cautionary message.3. In case a student remains absent because of prolonged illness, accident or operation which isaccompanied by hospitalisation, parents are requested to keep the school administrationinformed. Such a prolonged absence must be substantiated by a doctor’s certificate. Howeverplease note if absenteeism due to prolonged illness exceeds 10 days then the school and theparents need to meet to decide the strategies to help the student cope with studies.4. Students will not be allowed to come late to school or leave early without prior writtenpermission. In cases where permission has been sought and granted, students will be markedabsent for the day. Please schedule appointments with doctors only after school hours.5. One or more of the following consequences would apply for a student who has takenuninformed leaves during the year.a. All uninformed leaves are to be compensated during the holidays / vacation / study leaveperiod.b. Disqualification from major TGES awards6. Latecoming: Students are expected to reach school on or before time. Students who reachschool late more than once a month will be sent home after their parents are informed. If thestudent comes late for the third time in a month, parents of the student will be asked to cometo school and meet his/her advisory.7. Students must seek school’s permission before planning any trips that go beyondholidays/break/vacation. Leave will be granted only after parents have met the coordinator. If astudent goes on leave without school’s consent, he/she may be permitted to attend classes onlyafter the parents have met the Principal.8. For international trips that go beyond scheduled holidays/break/vacation, a no-objectioncertificate for visa purposes may be issued only after the parents of the concerned student have
met the coordinator. No-objection certificate will be issued after reviewing the student’sattendance, behavior and performance records.9. Please note that attendance is mandatory for all students during school functions like prize-giving ceremonies, cultural assembliies etc. Failure to do so may invite attendant consequences.
Policy for Unfair Means during ExaminationsIt is mandatory for all students to appear for all class-tests/unit-tests andTerminal/Prelim/Final/practice-paper examinations as scheduled during the course of theacademic year.Guidelines to be followed in circumstances where a student is found using unfair meansduring the exam.1. The supervisor issues a notice to the concerned student stating the unfair means used by thestudent in the exam.2. As soon as the exam is over, the concerned student and the supervisor individually write awritten explanation about the incident in isolation in the Principal’s office.3. The answer sheet and the written explanations are forwarded to the coordinator.4. As soon as the examinations are over, the committee decides upon the student’s conduct asfair or unfair after listening to the student and the supervisor. The committee may call foradditional evidences and witnesses if needed. The student’s parents are to be present duringthe meeting.5. No marks will be deducted if the committee decides his/her conduct as fair. In case thecommittee finds the student’s conduct as unfair, the student will face one or more of thefollowing consequences:a. The committee may deduct marks as deemed fit from the score that the student obtains inthat paper.b. The committee may deduct marks as deemed fit from the scores of all papers conducted tillthen.c. The student may not be evaluated for the concerned subject paper.d. The student may not be evaluated for all the papers conducted till the paper in which theincident happened.e. The student may not be eligible for major awards.f. The student may not be allowed to continue with TGES.g. The student may have to seek re-admission to TGES.Policy for Disharmonious BehaviourTGES aspires to offer the following to all its stakeholders:1. Character education2. Wellness programme3. 21st century skills and competencies4. A safe and secure environment5. Respect and dignity for allOur belief: All students are capable of being trusted. Students will be responsible for living uptothe trust.Students must refrain from the following:1. Littering2. Loitering3. Late arrival in class4. Non-submission of assignments5. Writing on tables, chairs, etc.6. Throwing chairs, tables, etc.
7. Bringing irrelevant objects to school8. Inappropriate uniform9. Disruptive behaviour in class or school premises10. Using impolite language11. Damage to the property of school, or any other stakeholder12. Unnecessary shouting13. Plagiarism (copying of projects, journals, etc)14. Bunking15. Disobedience16. Lying and Manipulation17. Violent behaviour/assault in response to provocation or otherwise18. Unhealthy arguments with a teacher / any staff member19. Calling fellow students/teachers/staff members by inappropriate names20. Gender Discrimination21. Stealing22. Cyberbullying, bullying, intimidation and threatening23. Using obscene and abusive language24. Forming ‘gangs’25. Defamation of character26. Possession of obscene materialNote :This is an indicative list. Let us all ensure our students do not get involved in any behaviour thatdoes not reflect good citizenship.
Dealing with disciplinary infractionsThe following consequences have been laid out for students in order to foster a sense ofcitizenship in the school:1st instance1. Teacher counsels the student and documents the same.(Counselling may be done a number of times depending upon the nature of infraction)2. Parents will be called.3. Warning letter for school suspension will be issued.2nd instance1. Parents will be called. Student to be isolated within the class till the parents come.2. Teacher counsels the student in parents’ presence and documents the same.3. Warning for in-school suspension will be issued.3rd instance1. Parents will be called. Student to be isolated within the class till the parents come.2. Student faces in-school suspension for 1-3 days depending upon the nature of infraction.3. Warning for suspension at home will be issued.4. In school suspension and student will be issued a warning letter for expulsion5. Student suspended from attending one CCE per subject4th instance1. Parents will be called. Student to be isolated within the class till the parents come.2. Students will be expelledPlease note: The gravity of the infraction will decide the consequences.Recommendation letters/Character Certificate(as applicable)Recommendation letters and the character certificate play a crucial role in students’ admissionprocess. Students must earn their right to receive these letters at the end of each class. Thisgoodwill-earning process is a constant endeavor. Possible ways to do this is to display goodbehaviour and citizenship consistently.
Policy for Responsible Device UsageWe understand technology plays a vital role in the students’ learning process. With this view,students may be permitted to bring their devices to school. A device is a powerful tool and withresponsible use it can effectively contribute to students’ learning. This also puts additionalresponsibility on the students.Important Note: The devices permitted in school are laptops, netbooks, tablets and e-bookreaders.This Responsible Device Use policy clearly states what use of the device is acceptable and whatis not.Expectations from students (at all times within the school campus): We expect all students to be responsible for their own behaviour while using the device. The device should be used for educational purposes only. If students are found playing games, watching movies, surfing internet or using the devicewithout an educational purpose, the privilege to bring the device to school will be withdrawn. It is mandatory for the device to have an 8-10 hour battery life. Power-cords and chargersare not to be brought to school. Students may be given access to school internet. A separate account to access the internet willbe provided to students and their activities on the internet will be supervised. Students must not carry any device (eg. Dongle, SIM card) used to access internet directly ontheir device. Any such internet device shall be confiscated for 28 working days and the privilegeto bring the laptop/tablet/netbook to school will be withdrawn. Using pirated copies of software and operating system is illegal and hence not permitted.Parents will be responsible for their children using pirated versions of software and operatingsystem. The school cannot be held responsible for the same. ICT security system must be respected it is a criminal offence to use a computer for a purposenot permitted by the system owner. Strict consequences will follow if the school’s ICT securitysystem is violated. Students must take responsibility for their devices. It is recommended that students don’t givetheir devices to anyone. The school may not be held responsible for damage, loss or theft of devices.
Policy for UniformsStudents are expected to be in the school uniform at ALL times, including additional classes,project work, SEP etc.Guidelines for school uniform are: The new school uniform must be worn according to the designated days. It is mandatory to wear sports shoes on all days. Hair should be properly trimmed and neatly combed. Boys are expected to be clean shaven at all times.Students must avoid the following at all times: Slippers, sandals, floaters etc. Fancy hair-styles ewellery Make up (nail-polish, eye liner and mehendi) Bands of any kind Tattoos Coloured contact lenses Coloured or streaked hair
Policy for Damage to School Property Parents are required to pay for any damage that may have been caused by the studentintentionally to the school property including lab equipment, glass panes, library books, glassboards, smart-boards, laptops, computers, projectors and other furniture. Intentional damage caused by a student may be a reason for expulsion from school. Expenses for any damage will be recovered from the student’s imprest deposit.