2011-2012 Academic Year/Term 1
As part of a quality international education, we at Zaman believe in educational discipline in addition to all academic efforts and extracurricular activities.
Therefore; our school arranged a “Student Orientation Program” where all administrators and their respective responsibilities were introduced to students. Additionally, students were given two very useful presentations: one by Mr. Muhtor, vice principal in charge of academic affairs, and one by Mr. Isa, vice principal in charge of school discipline.
Classes were invited to the Conference Hall grade by grade. The program started with the principal Mr. Adem’s message. Following the principal’s word, our Khmer vice principals, Mr. El Rany and Mrs. Ngeth Savath greeted students. Then, Mr. Gurkan described areas and action plans for the students in finding the right person whenever they face any technical problems in IT management in our school.
After Mr. Gurkan, it was Mr. Muhtor’s turn. He thoroughly explained the school’s academic affairs to students and answered their relevant questions.
When Mr. Muhtor finished his session, students were then given a presentation on school discipline, policy, and procedures. This presentation has helped change students’ negative attitudes towards the word “discipline”. The outline of the presentation follows:
Our definition of discipline
Discipline is instructing and training students and staff with love and care, and with prompt and proper information to follow the school procedures on school campus for student and staff safety, well-being and happiness at all times.
Our keywords for discipline are,
- Positive guidance
- High expectations
- Continuous reinforcement
- Teachers as role-models
- Respect privacy
- Mutual trust
- Empathy and understanding
- Fair and consistent
- Rewards and consequences
- Student safety and happiness
- Early and proper introduction to procedures
Students were also informed of the procedures for the items below:
- Dress code (uniform, hair style and colour, shoes, nails, make-up)
- Electronic devices
- Tardy and attendance
- Flag ceremonies
- Common areas (canteen, labs, toilets, corridors, etc.)
- Food or drink in classes
- Paying respect to teachers/Greeting school staff
- Soccer field
- Making phone calls on campus
- Morning entries, afternoon exits
Students as well as teachers found the student orientation program very effective and appropriate since it took place in the second week of the school year.