BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
The detention program is designed to provide positive constructive learning experiences for students who have violated our school behavioural standard. The primary purpose of the programme’s lesson is to dole out consequences for unacceptable behaviour. We have de-emphasized the punitive aspect and stressed the positive learning experience for students.
We believe that students need to think about how their actions affect the other person, and how other students feel when they become subjects of disrespect. By emphasizing the feelings and rights of others, we attempt to lead the students to a more empathetic and social understanding of the effects of their actions and the fact that their behaviour impacts on the whole school community. Causes, consequences, prevention and goal setting are topics that the student will consider during the detention period. Each lesson also contains several vignettes or stories about other students who have made similar mistakes.
Through reading about how others have made bad decisions the student serving the detention will be able to look at his/her misbehaviour from an outsider’s perspective and understand more clearly the faulty thought process behind the unacceptable behaviour. Our selected approach brings the student to a point of setting goals for behavioural improvement. Each student will write a personal goal that points to an alternate behaviour to the one that he or she has previously chosen.
We will prompt the student to move from past mistakes and rethink old habits and actions. Within this framework, the role of the detention teacher is to reinforce the behavioural goal for each student. The focus of the detention programme is to add relevance to the school’s rules and regulations and with the cooperation of students, staff and parents drive improvement in behaviour and display of responsibility by all students.
● Provide an alternative measure for corrective behaviour for disruptive students.
● Foster student behaviour that emphasizes understanding of the effects of their actions and the fact their behaviour impacts on the whole school community.
● Encourage respect for and compliance with the school’s rules and regulations.
Definition of offences:
● Offenses that merit detention have been clearly spelt out in the school’s code of discipline.
● Detention shall not be assigned in case of second or third offences. Guidelines
1. All teachers shall have the responsibility of recording various detention rated offences and notifying the class teachers for immediate action. The student will receive a copy of his detention notice from the vice principal.
2. Notice shall be given to the vice principal after the expiration of the lesson in question if the offense occurs in the class.
3. All detention shall be filed from the vice principal’s office.
4. The student must present the document to his/her parent or guardian for signing and the signed notice presented to the detention coordinator upon student’s return to school when student reports for detention. No student will be allowed to the detention room without notice.
5. Any student assigned detention shall report to the centre at 2:30 pm
6. Detention will last between 2:30 pm to 3:40 pm on Tuesdays.
7. Student will not be allowed after 2:35 pm and the offending student shall be reported to the vice principal.
8. Any student who skips or misses detention will be assigned extra detention time in addition to the one missed.
9. Any student who causes disturbance during detention will be removed from the detention room and detention reassigned.
10. Student will not be allowed to live the room once detention has begun.
11. Eating in the detention room shall not be allowed.
12. Detentions recorded shall have a bearing on the student’s participation in schoolwide activities.