Terms and Conditions

 INTRODUCTION

In accordance with the education system of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, all students shall abide by these Rules and regulations of the Ministry of Education during the course of their study at school. In addition to this, each school should have their own set of more specific regulations for students based on these rules and regulations

PURPOSE

The purpose of this document is

- to help foster good discipline in each and every student at OakSprings Hill School,

- to facilitate the inculcation of good citizenship values, along with religious and cultural values,

  1. to aid the schools in fostering respectability, productivity, knowledge, skills, and instill good health in students

    ARTICLES

1. Respecting the Laws and Regulations
1.1 Every student must follow the laws and refrain from wrong doings.

1.2 Every student must abide by the laws, rules and regulation of the Federal Government of Nigeria.

2. School Attendance

2.1 Every student should come to school on time. . Students participating in any extra activities should be punctual to the activity as well.

2.2 Student absent for school due to illness or any other valid reason must present a written reason for the absence, from the parents/guardians to the school, when the student returns to school. It is the responsibility of the parents/guardians to send the letter to school and the class teacher should sign this letter as well.

2.3 Student infected with a communicable disease, must present a medical certificate from a certified medical practitioner, when the student returns to school.

Note: Information on communicable diseases is attached with this regulation.

3 Things needed for School

3.1 All necessary materials should be brought to school according to the school timetable and any material requested by the school should be brought to school too. Other unnecessary materials are not allowed in the school and it is the responsibility of the parents/guardians to see that such unnecessary things are not brought to school.

4 School Uniform and Dress Code

4.1 Every student should attend school and other places representing the school wearing the school uniform. This will not be followed in cases where the school has arranged activities that do not require the normal uniform

4.2 Jewelry is not permitted in school except for stud ear rings normally worn by girls.

4.3 Boys are not permitted to wear any form of jewelry with or without the uniform.. It is the responsibility of the parent to see the student adheres to this regulation.

4.4 Hair, of every student must be kept clean and low. Girls must make their hair without attachment or keep low cut.

4.5 Nails should be cut short and clean.

4.6 Make-up is not permitted with the school uniform or when involved with any activity related to school. (NB: exception will be make-up put on for school plays, etc.).

4.7 Dying and colouring of hair are not permitted.

 5 Students Traveling Abroad

5.1 Parents/guardians of student travelling abroad during the school days should inform in writing to the school and a letter of consent has to be taken from the school. Travelling abroad with permission of parents/guardians during the holidays is not included in this category.

6 Protection of School Properties and Rights of Other Students

6.1 Students are not allowed to harm any student, property and/or building inside or out side the school. Getting involved with others in such destructive behaviour is prohibited. Damaging school property attracts replacement of the same property with the caution fee.

6.2 If a student does harm to another student, person, school property and building, the full responsibility of the action and damage has to be taken by that particular student and his/her parents/guardians.

6.3 Students are not permitted to take or use another students belonging without their prior permission

7 Participating in Extracurricular activities

7.1 Students are encouraged to participate in the school clubs, and OakSprings Hill school students associations.

7.2  A student can appear in films, public shows; record music for music albums only after consent has been sought from the school. This consent will be given by the school, after the role of the student is assessed by the school, when the parent/guardian to the school submits a written request for consent.

8 Social, ethical and moral considerations for students

8.1. Every student must respect and obey their parents

8.2  Every student must obey and respect school admin, heads, teachers, and staff of the school.

8.4 Every student should show respect and use appropriate language in communicating with others.

8.5 Every student should be punctual to school and use the time valuably.

8.6 Every student should make good use of the opportunities presented to them, be committed and hardworking

8.7 Every student should learn to economize.

8.8 Every student should respect their elders and show caring for the young and environment

9. Things Prohibited to Students

9.1 Smoking

9.2 Abuse of narcotics drugs

9.3 Involving in physical fighting with each other

9.4 Being in the wrong uniform

9.5 Encourage to belong to a club/association and actively participating in it

9.6 Involving in any sexual misconduct

9.7 Use of mobile phones during school hours

9.8 In addition to what is mentioned above, anything that breaches the rules and regulations of OakSprings Hill School is prohibited

10 Taking action against any child who breaches these rules and regulations

Action should be taken in accordance with the regulations imposed by the management of OSH. These include:

10.1 Suspending from classes and other activities according to the school policy

10.2 Keeping children after school and completing a task (appropriate for students) given by the school.

10.3 Informing the parent and reminding the parent of their duty

10.4 Suspending the student for a limited time

10.5 Warning about expelling the student from school

10.6 Expelling the student from school

NB: Details of the punishment, specific to the breach will be in the school behavioral policy that will be compiled by the school.

Infection Control in OSH

Introduction

This guidance has been written to help OSH in controlling the spread of infections. An appropriate response to a student with infection will not only benefit the pupil directly, but can also positively influence the whole school community. It would, in fact, allow schools to ensure that other students and staff are not put at risk and prevent disease outbreaks in schools.

Some common diseases experienced by children in Nigeria are listed below and recommendations given. Schools are advised to take preventive measures, such as following good hygiene practices and confirming whether children are vaccinated according to the national schedule, to avoid the spread of infectious diseases.
Infection Control in schools

DISEASE/ILLNESS
Diarrhea and/or vomiting

RECOMMENDED PERIOD TO BE KEPT AWAY FROM SCHOOL;
48hrs from last episode of diarrhea or vomiting

COMMENTS usually caused by indigestion of contaminated food or drink
Note: Proper sanitation, clean drinking water and good hygiene should be practiced in schools to prevent diarrhea diseases

DISEASE/ILLNESS
Respiratory flu’ (influenza)

RECOMMENDED PERIOD TO BE KEPT AWAY FROM SCHOOL; 2 – 4 days

COMMENTS; Flu is most infectious just before and at onset of symptoms.

DISEASE/ILLNESS Tuberculosis*

RECOMMENDED PERIOD TO BE KEPT AWAY FROM SCHOOL;
Till sputum becomes negative for TB bacilli (usually within 2 months of starting treatment)

COMMENTS; Not usually spread from young children. Students in secondary and higher secondary may have adult type pulmonary tuberculosis which is infectious if sputum is positive for TB bacilli.

Anti TB drugs are to be continued for a minimum of 6 months. However, once the student is declared sputum negative for TB bacilli he/she can attend classes and continue treatment.

Illness with Rashes / Skin Chickenpox*

RECOMMENDED PERIOD TO BE KEPT AWAY FROM SCHOOL; 3 – 7 days after onset of last group of rash Or 2-3 weeks from the onset of the illness

COMMENTS; It is not necessary to wait until spots have healed or crusted

DISEASE/ILLNESS German measles (rubella), Ringworm, Head lice (nits), Conjunctivitis, (Apollo) *Meningococcal, Meningitis* / septicemia*, Mumps

RECOMMENDED PERIOD TO BE KEPT AWAY FROM SCHOOL, 5 days to 7days from onset of swollen glands.
Safety precautions for pregnant staff in schools

Exposure of non-immune pregnant women to the following infections may pose danger to their unborn baby. Therefore, if exposed to such an infection (from a child) necessary investigations are required. Immunization maybe required.

- German measles (rubella) – if exposed in first weeks of pregnancy.

- Measles during pregnancy is serious as it can result in early delivery or even loss of the baby. If exposed inform whoever is giving antenatal care -passive prophylaxis can be given.

Immunizations

Immunization is essential since it not only prevents the immunized child from future infections but also prevents his/her siblings, friends and classmates from getting those diseases. Some of these diseases have, at one time or another, been a serious threat to children in this country. Most of them are now at their lowest levels due to years of immunization. Anyhow if parents fail to get their children immunized, diseases that have been under control can come back to cause epidemics.

Therefore, to limit such incidents, immunizations status should be checked at school entry and at the time of any vaccination. Any vaccinations that have been missed, at any particular age, should be given as soon as identified.

All children should be vaccinated according to the routine childhood immunization schedule;