Dear parent/guardian

This extract of our Code of Conduct acknowledges the Constitution of South Africa and the state’s undertaking to provide education of a progressively high quality to all learners and, in this way, to establish the foundation for the development of everyone’s talents and skills. This undertaking will be supplemented by the dedication, as well as the acceptance of responsibility in respect of the organisation, managing and financing of schools by the other partners in education, including learners, educators and parents of this school. The purpose of this code is to establish uniform norms and standards for the education of learners at Tersia King Learning Academy. The regulations governing this code can be found in the Government Gazette of 15 May 1998, No 18900.  This code will refer to that gazette. The document is available from the Principal.

Secondary School Uniform and General Appearance (2019)

Tersia King Learning Academy Learners are expected to wear the official school uniform and appear neat and tidy at all times.

No additions to the uniform that are not in accordance with the regulations will be allowed (e.g. only official beanies and scarves).

If no permission has been granted from the office, incorrect uniform will be confiscated and will be returned to the learner at the end of that term. Unclaimed possessions may be donated to charity at the end of the year.

  1. GIRLS
  • Summer: Grade 7- 12 wear blue open neck short sleeve shirts or long sleeve shirts with school ties and royal blue 6 panel skirts. No royal blue slacks to be allowed in summer, Blue ankle socks, black leather school shoes and royal blue jerseys or pullover optional. Grade 12 learners are allowed to wear the white matric pullover. Prefects wear white shirts. School blazers on Monday and Wednesdays and blue school windbreakers (Drimac) with school logo optional, tracksuits during sporting event.
  • Winter: Grade 7-12 wear blue long sleeve shirts with ties, royal blue slacks or blue 6 panel skirt with long grey striped school socks/black tights and royal blue jerseys or pullover optional, school windbreakers with logo or blazer and tie, blue drimac with school logo, school beanies only, blue or black scarf and blue or black gloves, black leather school shoes, tracksuits during sporting events.
  1. BOYS
  • Summer: Grade 7- 12 wear blue open neck short sleeve shirts or long sleeve shirts with school ties and grey school trousers, grey socks, black leather school shoes and royal blue jerseys or pullover optional. Grade 12 learners are allowed to wear the white matric pullovers. Prefects wear white shirts. School blazers on Mondays and Wednesdays and blue school windbreakers (Drimac) with school logo optional, tracksuits during sporting events.
  • Winter: Grade 7- 12 wear long sleeve shirts with school ties and grey school trousers, grey socks, black leather school shoes and royal blue jerseys or pullovers optional. Grade 12 learners are allowed to wear the white matric pullover. Prefects wear white shirts. School blazers on Mondays and Wednesdays and blue school windbreakers (Drimac) with school logo optional, school beanies only, blue or black scarf and blue or black gloves, black leather school shoes, tracksuits during sporting events.
  1. NAILS, MAKE-UP AND JEWELLERY
  • Nails may not extend beyond the tips of the fingers when looking at the hand along the inside of the palm.
  • Nails must be clean and tidy. No nail polish (varnish), except colourless nail polish, will be allowed.
  • No make-up may be used, including false eyelashes or lip gloss.
  • Eyebrows may not be cut /shaved.
  • No coloured contact lenses or visible tattoos are allowed.
  • With the exception of earrings and watches, no other jewellery may be worn. In the case of earrings, only SMALL round golden (3mm) or silver studs or rings (10mm) may be worn. No shiny stones or patterns. Only the lowest hole in each ear may have an earring in it.
  • Boys will not be allowed to wear any jewellery, including earrings.
  • Medic Alert information/rosaries/crosses/bands may be worn, but may not be visible.
  1. HAIRSTYLE FOR GIRLS
  • Hair must be neat, as befitting a schoolgirl.
  • Plaiting must be done with natural hair colour and neatly tied back.
  • Only thin hair pieces with the same colour as the natural hair will be accepted
  • In the event of ends of the hair touching the bottom of the collar, it must be tied in the neck.
  • The fringe may not touch or extend past the eyebrows.
  • Hair decorations must be yellow or blue for grade 7 to grade 11. Grade 12 and the prefects are allowed to wear white as well.
  • No colouring of the hair or exotic hairstyles.
  1. HAIRSTYLE FOR BOYS
  • Hair must be neat, befitting a schoolboy. No dreadlocks OR Afro hairstyles OR Mohawk OR Bob cut styles OR extensions are allowed. The overall impression must be well-cared for hair.  Where there is uncertainty, the SMT will decide.  No shaved patterns in hair.
  • Boys must be clean-shaven (no beard or moustache) and “sidies” (sideburns) may not be lower than the middle of the ear.
  • No colouring of the hair or exotic hairstyles.
  • Hair length may not exceed 1 cm (brushed).

In case of emergencies regarding school wear the learner must produce a letter from the parent stating the reason for the incorrect uniform, which must be signed by the Principal or Deputy Principal.

6.   VALUABLES AND PERSONAL BELONGINGS

The School will not be held responsible for theft of or damage to personal belongings on the School premises (e.g. cell phones, bags, books and clothing) and will not deal with such issues.

  1. Learners should avoid bringing cell phones, large sums of money and valuables to school. Cell phones may not be switched on or charged during a normal school day. The use of any electronic device, which includes cell phones and ear pieces, are prohibited inside the classroom or areas as identified by management.
  2. Learners may not bring computer games, iPods or similar electronic devices to school. Earphones may not be visible and will be confiscated together with the electronic device.  If a device has been confiscated, the parent must collect the device personally and pay a fine of R100.
  3. If a parent requests a learner to pay school fees on his/her behalf, such school fees should be paid before the start of the school day.
  4. Arrangements should be made with the teacher in charge for safekeeping of valuables, in the event of an excursion.

7.      GENERAL RULES

  1. Only authorised persons will be allowed on the school premises.
  2. Loitering and/or playing in and around the corridors, blocks and toilets are forbidden.
  3. Playing soccer in the blocks or near school buildings is forbidden.
  4. All litter must be placed in refuse bins or wastepaper baskets.
  5. The neatness of the toilets is the responsibility of all learners. Toilets may only be used during class time in exceptional cases with the permission of the relevant educator.  A permission slip must be shown if a learner is outside a class during class time.
  6. The tidiness of the school grounds is the responsibility of each and every learner. Littering is illegal and punishable.
  7. Wilful damaging, vandalising or neglect of school property and the property of others, either by writing or by a physical act, is prohibited. Theft of school and private property is also prohibited.
  8. Violent behaviour or immoral behaviour is not allowed.
  9. Learners are not allowed to participate in any act to disgrace the name of the school while in their school uniform. This includes holding hands, kissing, smoking, swearing, gambling, looking untidy, or any indecent behaviour between different and/or same genders. This includes the manufacture and distribution of any material that will bring the school into ill-repute.
  10. No learner may partake in any gambling activities on the school grounds.
    Disruptive, unruly, rude and/or offensive behaviour will not be tolerated.
  11. It is illegal to take another person’s possessions or to tamper with it. Any learner who has another person’s possessions in his/her possession without the permission or consent of the owner, even though the learner may see it as a joke, will be treated as if he/she has stolen those items and will be reported to the police.
  12. A black or blue schoolbag with dividers must be used and can be bought from the school.
  13. Every learner has the responsibility to care for the school’s property and parents can be held responsible for replacing it or for compensation thereof.
  14. Firefighting equipment is out of bounds. Learners who tamper with it will pay for any damages.
  15. The learner will respect the beliefs, culture, dignity and rights of other learners, as well as their right to privacy and confidentiality.
  16. Language that is seen as pejorative, discriminatory or racist is prohibited.
  17. Any act that belittles, demeans or humiliates another learner’s culture, race or religion is prohibited.
  18. All learners have the right to an education free of interference, intimidation and/or physical abuse. The learner will respect the property and safety of other learners. Fighting or threatening of other learners is forbidden.
  19. All learners will respect those learners in positions of authority. A learner who is in a position of authority will conduct him/herself in a manner befitting someone in authority. He/she will respect the rights of other learners and will not abuse such authority bestowed upon him/her through his/her position.
  20. Learners may not sit on, climb over or handle any boundary fences, gates or railings.
  21. No pets are allowed at school.

Your acknowledgement, support and co-operation of this very important matter will be highly appreciated!

Yours in education

Mr D.J. Venter (Principal)