The Principal/Vice-Principal, assisted by all the De Nobili teachers are responsible for the discipline in the school.
Discipline is needed for the smooth running of the school. Punctuality, neatness, uniformity of dress, courtesy, consideration for others and a co-operative spirit are insisted upon. We do encourage initiatives and positive expressions of creative work. Our aim is that self discipline should become part of every student’s way of life.
Discipline does not destroy freedom and autonomy. Freedom and responsibility, have to be learned slowly and freely accepted, in an atmosphere in which students exercise judgement and make free choices about matters appropriate to their age and level of understanding.
Student’s mistakes are tolerated as part of the process of growing, but repeated misbehaviour which destroys the spirit of the school and hinders other students from peacefully growing, is not tolerated, even if this causes pain to the parents of the un co-operative students.
All absence from school, even with prior permission of the Principal, must be explained by the parent, in the “Absence Record” which is found in this Prospectus, before it can be condoned and the student is admitted into class. If the leave is more than three days, besides the note in the Prospectus, an explanation in a separate letter must be added and sanctioned by the Principal/Vice-Principal.
Without prior permission, absence of a month [or more than three days before or after a vacation,] renders the student liable to have his/her name removed from the rolls and must submit to a formal re-admission by paying a fee of Rs. 500/- when he/she returns, provided his/her place has not been given to another applicant.
For withdrawal of a student, at least THIRTY DAYS notice in writing must be given to the Principal failing which, a month’s fees will be charged, in lieu thereof.
A transfer certificate will be issued only after obtaining a clearance certificate stating that all dues have been paid and the school’s library books and property have been returned.
The Principal reserves to himself/herself, the right to dismiss from the school any student whose conduct is, in his/her opinion, against the moral tone of the school. Immorality in word or deed, willful damage to school property, grave insubordination, contempt of any authority, unsatisfactory progress in studies, lack of diligence, are sufficient grounds for dismissal. The Principal is the sole judge regarding the dismissal of a student. Parents/guardians, when they apply for their ward’s admission to De Nobili, are understood to accept his/her judgement in such matters as final.
The Principal also reserves to himself/herself the right to suspend a student from attendance at the school and to determine the period of suspension, depending on the gravity of the misdemeanour.