Code of Conduct for Students
1. Every YPS student is always sensitive to the fact that the school premises are meant to be used by a large number of people for an effective educational experience at the same time and hence ensures that he/she never behaves in a manner that could disturb or harm in any way the work or progress of others. In case any incidents occur that transgress this basic norm of conduct, the school Management takes appropriate corrective measures that if required could well be punitive in nature.
(a) Students should never leave their classrooms or the specific areas where they are designated to be without proper permission from the teacher.
(b) Students should never loiter around in the corridors or other common spaces during class hours under any circumstances.
(c) Students should always line up and move silently whenever they need to go from one place to another in the school building or campus without causing any disturbance of any kind.
(d) Running in the corridors or up and down any of the staircases is not allowed in YPS as the same goes against the norms of safety and disciplined behaviour.
(e) Pushing and/or pulling each other-whether playfully or otherwise - is not allowed under any circumstances in YPS as the same goes against the norms of safety and disciplined behaviour.
(f) The entire YPS community is clear in its understanding that - except in the case of boarders and that too on specified days at specified timings- the School is not a place for socializing with anyone other than students and staff of the institution. Hence, students are usually not permitted to receive guests in school. Parents/ Guardians and/or other relatives are not allowed to visit their wards in the classrooms without written permission from the Director. The Deputy Headmistress may grant this permission on the Director's behalf.
2. No student is allowed to bring any pets to school.
3. Students are not allowed to bring crackers or fireworks to school.
4. The school reserves the right to dismiss students who show unsatisfactory progress in studies or whose conduct is harmful to other students.
5. The following things are forbidden: Tobacco, Alcohol, Intoxicating drugs or any other intoxicants, dangerous weapons and firearms. It would be a non-negotiable criminal offence for any student to be found in any way involved with any of the above and would be punishable with expulsion.
6. Students must consider it to be their responsibility to ensure that their classrooms and the other areas of school designated for their use are always kept, neat and attractive.
(a) Students must make sure that their bags and other belongings are kept neatly at designated places at all times.
(b) Students must make sure that all charts and material put up for display in the classrooms are maintained properly and are never vandalized.
(c) Students must make sure that all litter is put into the bins kept for the purpose.
7. At YPS, defacing or destroying of school property in any way is considered to be one of the most serious offences that could attract the severest of punishments.
(a) Scratching or spoiling or breaking of any school furniture or fittings, writing or drawing things on any of the walls -all amount to damaging, defacing and destroying school property and any student found to be indulging in such reprehensible acts is duly punished.
(b) In addition to any punishment given, any student found defacing or destroying school property would have to pay a substantial fine for the same as also bear all the expenses the school incurs in repair or replacement.
(c) Inadvertent damages should be reported at once to the Class Teacher, the House Master on Duty, the Deputy Headmistress, the Bursar, or the Director. Any damage will be made good by the one who has done it.
(d) Breakage or damage of school property, when noticed by a student should be reported to the appropriate authorities (the Class Teacher, the Bursar, the Deputy Headmistress, or the Director) at the earliest. Anyone who notices something damaged, should report the matter even if he or she does not know who has done it.
8. Students must be habitually cautious with regard to any kind of accident.
(a) A student involved in an accident affecting any other person or any other person's property must report the circumstances to the class teacher or other appropriate authorities at the earliest.
(b) Should a student find any other student or students involved in an accident, he / she should secure immediate medical aid and inform the appropriate authorities at the earliest.
9. Students are aware that young people of school-going age are not authorized to possess a licence for driving motor vehicles and the school actively discourages its students from using motorized vehicles.
(a) Hence no student is permitted to drive any motor vehicle (especially to and from school) and if any student is found doing so anywhere, especially in their School Uniform, will be taken to task for such an offence.
(b) Only students who have a legitimate driving license and are 18 years on the school rolls are permitted, with due permission from the Director, to come to school on two wheelers.
(c) They must wear helmets while driving. Non-observance of this rule will be punished with suspension.
10. Students are not allowed to use any of the telephones in school to either make or receive calls without permission from the Director. The Deputy Headmistress or the Bursar may grant this permission on the Director's behalf.
11. All students are required to participate in games. No frivolous excuse is acceptable in this context.