High School Grenville

General Information

Information about Our School

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“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”

School Uniform

UNIFORM POLICY

The following rules have to be adhered to at all times. As both parents and learners of Grenville High School will sign the policy, no exception to the rule will be accepted. Any transgressions will be dealt with according to the school’s
existing disciplinary system.

 

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE:
GIRLS:

  • Brown skirts (may not be tailored)
  • Brown pants (no pockets and may not be tailored)
  • Beige short-sleeved embroidered shirt
  • Beige short-sleeved button-down shirt
  • Beige long-sleeved button-down shirt
  • Brown school ties
  • Green matric ties (Gr12 only)
  • Honours ties (If awarded)
  • Executive Leaders ties
  • Tracksuits (only for extra mural/Grasshoppers)
  • Official Grenville golf shirt
  • Jerseys
  • Pullovers
  • Blazers
  • Brown short socks
  • Brown long socks
  • Brown non-patterned tights
  • Brown lace up school shoes (Toughees) OR Brown baby-doll shoes (fastened)
  • Grenville scarves and beanies (winter only)

BOYS:

  • Brown long pants (may not be tailored)
  • Brown short pants (may not be tailored)
  • Beige short-sleeved embroidered shirts
  • Beige short-sleeved button down shirts
  • Beige long-sleeved button-down shirts
  • Tracksuits
  • Official Grenville golf shirt
  • Jerseys
  • Pullovers
  • Blazers
  • Brown short socks
  • Brown long socks
  • Ties (as for girls)
  • Brown belt
  • Brown lace up school shoes (Toughees/Grasshoppers)
  • Grenville scarves or beanies (winter only)

THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE:

FORMAL DRESS CODE
GIRLS:

  • School skirts must be properly hemmed and not tapered (10cm maximum above the knee when kneeling) or
  • School pants (hemmed appropriately and not tapered)
  • Long-sleeved button-down shirts – tucked in
  • Short-sleeved button-down shirts – tucked in
  • One of the before-mentioned school ties (whichever applicable)
  • Jersey/pullover/blazer
  • Long school socks or brown tights (gr 10 – 12 only)
  • Prescribed brown school shoes with laces tied
  • Baby doll shoes

BOYS:

  • Standard school long pants with a BROWN belt (no long pants/trousers may be cut and converted to short pants/trousers) may not be tailored
  • Long-sleeved button-down shirt, tucked in
  • One of the above-mentioned school ties (whichever is applicable)
  • Jersey/pullover/blazer
  • Brown school socks
  • Prescribed brown school shoes with laces tied (no suede)

NB: YOUR BROWN SCHOOL TROUSERS MAY NOT BE TAPERED

 

INFORMAL DRESS CODE
GIRLS:

  • School skirts to be correctly hemmed and not tapered (10cm maximum above the knee when kneeling) or
  • School trousers (correctly hemmed and not tapered)
  • Short-sleeved embroidered shirts NOT tucked in
  • NO ties or scarves
  • Jersey/pullover/blazer
  • Short brown school socks
  • Prescribed brown school shoes with tied laces or baby doll shoes

BOYS:

  • Standard school trousers, long or shorts and a BROWN BELT
  • Short-sleeved embroidered shirts – NOT tucked in
  • NO ties or scarves
  • Jersey/pullover/blazer
  • Prescribed brown school shoes with tied laces (no suede)

HAIR
HAIRSTYLES IN GENERAL:

  • Hair must be clean, neat and appropriately styled.
  • Hair may not be dyed, permed or highlighted.
  • Elaborate or teased hairstyles are not permitted. This includes braids/weaves.
  • Grade 8+9 both Junior grade are NOT allowed to have any fades, weaver or wigs.

BOYS:

  • Boys must be clean-shaven. No hair growth to be visible on upper lip/chin
  • Side-burns may not extend beyond the top of the small lobe of the ear.
  • Hair must be evenly tapered, cut above the ears and should be short enough so as not to touch ears or collars. (Maximum hair length is strictly 2cm only)
  • A small amount of gel may be used when hair is short.
  • No braids or tufts of hair permitted.
  • No Mohawk hairstyles and/or steps may be visible.

GIRLS: SENIORS: GRADES 10 – 12

  • If hair is of such a length that it reaches the bottom of the collar, it must be neatly tied up.
  • Fringes that extend below the eyebrows must be clipped away.
  • A small amount of gel may be used if hair is short.
  • Long hair may not be combed into a style with gel or sugar water etc.
  • Hair may be braided but only straight braided hair is allowed.
  • Natural dreadlocks must be plaited or tied up.
  • No artificial dreadlocks may be worn.
  • No Mohawks.
  • No gel.
  • No flick on eyebrows.
  • Ponytails limited to two (one per side of head)
  • Hair-length must not exceed below the shoulder blades.
  • Hair fibre used for braids should match learner’s hair.
  • Hair may not be half braided.
  • Only brown hair accessories or matching school colours. (no bling)
  • Hair must be tied with a proper band.

PERMISSION WILL POSSIBLY BE GRANTED TO INDIVIDUAL GIRLS WHO WISH TO WEAR EXTENSIONS OF THE SAME COLOUR AS THEIR NATURAL HAIR. CONSULT MS TAWANA OR MS NIEUWENHUIS PERSONALLY, PRIOR TO SUCH ACTION. THE SCHOOL RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REVOKE THIS PRIVILEGE.

 

GIRLS: JUNIOR: GRADES 8 AND 9

NO BRAIDS, HAIRPIECES, WEAVES AND WIGS MAY BE WORN. ONLY TRADITIONALLY PLAITED HAIR IS ALLOWED I.E. PLAITED HAIR ON HAIR. NO FLOWERS, NO STUDDED/BEADED CLIPS AND NO HAIR BANDS MAY BE WORN.

 

ACCESSORIES:
Ribbons, combs, scrunchies or clips of a colour matching the school’s colours i.e. olive green, beige or brown may be worn. Only one item of yellow is allowed. No animal-print headbands or scarves.

 

NAILS:

  • Boys’ nails must be clean and must not protrude at all.
  • Girls’ nails may not protrude more than 1mm beyond fingertips.
  • Girls may wear clear nail varnish.
  • Boys to have short nails.
  • NO GEL OR ACRYLIC NAILS ARE ALLOWED.

JEWELLERY:

  • Boys may not wear earrings or any other rings.
  • Girls may wear one pair of earrings only – ONE in each ear. If more than one hole has been pierced in the ears then the earrings must be worn in the bottom hole only. No earrings may be worn in the “upper part” of the ear.
  • Only small gold or silver studs/sleepers may be worn.
    THE DIAMETER OF A STUD MAY NOT EXCEED 4MM.
  • Girls only, may wear one signet ring. No other rings are allowed.
  • No bracelets, other than a medical alert bracelet, may be worn. No other armbands are permitted.
  • If chains are worn under a school shirt and are visible, they will be confiscated immediately.
  • No jewellery may be worn when participating in sport.
  • No religious adornments e.g. rosary etc. permitted.

ALL INCORRECT JEWELLERY WILL BE CONFISCATED.

 

TATTOOS:

  • Tattoos are not permitted.
  • Existing tattoos must be covered by wearing the formal school uniform.
  • If a tattoo is visible, it will have to be removed.

SCHOOL CASES AND SCHOOL BOOKS:

  • School cases must provide adequate support and protection for books and must be a suitable size.
  • Haversacks (Karrimor backpacks) may be used (with support).
  • Slogans, stickers or drawings may not be used to decorate school cases.
  • Learners’ names must appear on school cases.
  • Learners must line up with their school cases for assembly in the morning.
  • School books must be covered in plastic.
  • Learners who lose or damage textbooks or library books will be held responsible for the cost of replacing these books at current prices.
  • Learners are responsible for the safekeeping of their school cases and the contents thereof.
  • Learners are thus advised not leave their school cases unattended in classrooms, corridors and/or on the playground. School cases will be kept in classrooms, which may be locked during breaks.

Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct aims to establish a disciplined and purposeful school environment, dedicated to improving and maintaining the quality of education. School discipline is the responsibility of the governing body, the principal, educators and assistance from the learner representative council.

 

The main objective of this Code of Conduct is to create an orderly, disciplined and purposeful school environment in which meaningful and qualitative education can take place. Self-discipline is promoted whereby learners will not deprive other learners of quality education.

 

This Code of Conduct is drawn up in terms of Section 8 of the S.A. Schools Act 1996.

 

1. Learners at Grenville High School undertake to:

  • not deprive others of their right to be educated
  • respect the human rights of others
  • uphold the honour of the school at all times
  • abide by all the rules and regulations of the school
  • wear their full school uniform with pride
  • be loyal to the school
  • act as a responsible person and fulfill the commitment they have made
  • be truthful at all times and stand up for what is right
  • be reliable and not be absent without an acceptable reason
  • respect other people, their property and privacy
  • participate in extra-mural school activities where possible
  • be polite at all times
  • uphold the ethos by speaking English at all times
  • perform to the best of their academic ability

2. Learners at Grenville High School are not to:

  • steal
  • be in possession of/or abuse alcohol/narcotics/harmful substances
  • be in possession of any dangerous items
  • have physical contact
  • provoke injury to other learners
  • injure other learners/educators/hostel staff/grounds men/administrative staff
  • vandalize or abuse school and/or private property
  • be insubordinate
  • refuse to obey academic or disciplinary instructions
  • be insolent (offensive, cheeky, rude, negative attitude)
  • use insulting, obscene language, offensive material or signs
  • intimidate or incite learners and staff members
  • practice any form of unfair discrimination towards others
  • initiate another learner
  • behave in a disruptive manner
  • bunk
  • leave schoolbooks at home
  • smoke
  • be associated with or be in the company of anyone committing an offense
  • gamble. No gambling, games of chance and/or card games are permitted on the school’s premises or in the immediate vicinity of the school.

Policies

CELL PHONE POLICY

While the school acknowledges that cell phones have become an important and useful means of communication, it is also aware of the fact that their use and abuse, particularly by children, pose social, ethical and safety consequences.

  • Learners who carry or use cell phones in public, particularly when traveling to and from school have become the target of criminals who accost them and rob them of their cell phones and other possessions.
  • Theft of cell phones at school from bags and blazers is a consistent problem.
  • Cell phones can be used to cheat in examinations and tests. For this reason, no cell phones are permitted in examination venues or in teaching venues when tests and examinations are being written. This same policy applies to the externally set national examinations.

The school will not take responsibility for the theft or loss of any cell phone brought to school, no matter what the circumstances. This includes the loss or theft of cell phones that may be handed in to teachers and/or coaches for safekeeping, as well as cell phones which have been confiscated from learners who use them in defiance of the school rules.

 

The school will not, in principle, under any circumstances engage parents in discussions resulting from complaints parents have received from their children by cell phone during the school day.

  • Cell phones may be handed in at the office for safekeeping (07:15) and collected at the end of the day (14:10) at no cost.
  • Cell phones in possession of learners must be switched ‘OFF’ for the duration of the academic class/programme.
  • Cell phones may not be used during the academic day (07:15 – 14:10) to phone or receive calls from parents/guardians, institutions/businesses and/or any other person.
  • Cell phones may not be used for any reason whilst moving between academic classes.

NB: Learners and parents need to be aware that publishing text, images or video via social networking places it in the public domain and that, even after it has been deleted by you, it may still be able to be accessed by others. Careful consideration must be given to any information published online and the following guidelines may be useful:

  • Understand that you are an ambassador for the school in all online activities. Material published on social networking websites should not reflect negatively on fellow learners, educators, or on Grenville High School.
  • Don’t publish anything that could cause you future embarrassment.

Disciplinary action will be taken if the above is not adhered.

 

If the above stipulations are not managed successfully then this cell phone policy will be withdrawn and other or previous policy will be implemented where cell phones in possession of learners at school will not be allowed.

 

LATE-COMING POLICY

Learners are expected to arrive at school and at classes on time. Late coming
disrupts the efforts of both educators and other learners.

  • At 7:12, the bell will ring indicating the start of the school day. All learners will be expected to go to assembly.
  • At 7:15, the bell will indicate that any learner not at assembly is considered late. After this time, only one entrance can be used (i.e. Main school entrance).
  • The learner must give her name to the Executive leader at gate duty.
  • Parents must submit letter for reasons of late arrival.
  • Advanced knowledge of late arrival at school must be conveyed in writing by the parent to the grade tutor at least 24 hours before the event.
  • All other lateness will result to disciplinary action (See disciplinary policy).
  • If a learner is late for a lesson (i.e. if the door is shut or the lesson has begun) the teacher must write out a default slip, which the learner must sign.

NB: All learners are expected to arrive at school in accordance with school rules for the start of the school day, and to be punctual at all times during the day.

School Song

We are proud of Grenville High
What a strong and blessed tie.
With all diligence and cheerfulness
We will pledge ourselves to serve.

We will strive for truth and honour,
for fellowship and right.
To bear the palm of victory
With courage, pride and love.
We are loyal to our great school,
to the brown, green and gold.
so to all the world we proudly cry,
we belong to Grenville High!!