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01 March, 2022

Student Rights and Responsibilities at Northbridge International School Cambodia

Student Rights and Responsibilities at Northbridge International School Cambodia
Learn the rights and responsibilities of students at Northbridge International School Cambodia, we cover behaviour, speech, dress code and more.
Northbridge aims to promote a positive working and social environment, where all students are treated fairly and are responsible for their choices and actions throughout their education

It’s important that both parents and students understand their rights and responsibilities at school. Northbridge International School Cambodia aims to promote a positive working and social environment, where all students are treated fairly and are responsible for their choices and actions throughout their education. On this page, we look at the rights and responsibilities of students when it comes to behaviour, speech, dress code, electronic devices and more.

 

Rights as a Student at Nord Anglia Education

  • Students have the right to learn and be free to express their opinions, feelings and ideas.

  • Students have the right to be happy and to be treated with understanding and respect.

  • Students have the right to hear and be heard.

  • Students have the right to quiet times for learning and studying.

  • Students have the right to be safe and secure in school.

  • Students have the right to bring their belongings and materials to school and the right to utilise school materials.

Responsibility as a student at Nord Anglia Education

  • Students are expected to work hard, do their best, complete assignments and respect others’ opinions, feelings and ideas.

  • Students are expected to respect others’ right to safety, to treat others with the same kindness they would expect to receive and to obey school rules.

  • Responsibilities as a student include listening to others, waiting their turn to speak and being respectful of others’ quiet times.

  • Students have the responsibility to respect others, treat them with understanding and not to hurt their feelings.

  • Students are expected to always behave in a courteous and responsible manner.

  • Student responsibilities include keeping all school areas clean and tidy.

  • Students are responsible for looking after their own possessions, respecting other people’s property and using and sharing school materials in an appropriate manner.

  • Students are responsible for using their provided lockers and ensuring that they are locked.

  • Students are responsible for not bringing expensive personal items to school. If such items are brought to school, it is the student’s responsibility to keep the items stored in their locked lockers. 

  • Students will need to provide the Secondary School Secretary in the Secondary Office with a written request from the parents who will provide an off-campus pass.

  • Student responsibilities include behaving in a courteous fashion, using good manners and showing respect for teachers and school personnel at all times.

Rights and Responsibilities as a Parents at Nord Anglia Education

  • Parents and guardians at NISC have the right to open communication with teachers regarding their child’s progress and needs.
  • Parents and guardians have the responsibility to contact teachers if there are issues or concerns regarding their child’s progress e.g. Learning Support, ELS and Counselling.
  • Parents and guardians have the right to participate in changes to their child’s education including being informed about formal assessments and the support their child is receiving.
  • Parents and guardians have the responsibility to utilise the school support services, such as the learning space and counselling services.
  • Parents and guardians have the right to formalised feedback in the form of written reports and teacher-led or three-way conferences throughout the school year.
  • Parents and guardians have the responsibility to raise questions and concerns with teachers at an appropriate time and in an appropriate manner.

Responsibilities for Teachers at Nord Anglia Education

  • Speak and act toward students and colleagues with respect and dignity and deal judiciously with them, always mindful of their rights and sensibilities.
  • Provide a caring, supportive and safe learning environment.
  • Respect the confidential nature of information concerning students and only give it to authorized persons.
  • Respect the privileged relationship with students and colleagues and refrain from exploiting those relationships for material, ideological or other advantages.
  • Corporal punishment of any kind is expressly forbidden, including the physical restraint of students, except in cases of ensuring student or personal safety.

Disciplinary Procedures at Northbridge International School Cambodia

When students disobey school rules, they will always be given the opportunity to explain their actions and to reflect upon what they have done. However, if a student chooses not to accept his/her responsibilities or impinges on the rights of others, the school’s disciplinary procedure will be followed as outlined below:

 

STEP 1: Consequences are designed to promote responsible behaviour.

Depending on the behaviour, the following interventions are employed by the teacher:

  • Verbal warning - provide feedback regarding behaviour and reminder of rules
  • Discuss strategies for improvement
  • Stay after class or short break detention
  • Email to Homeroom advisor and/or parent
  • Removal of the item
  • Report if necessary to counsellor or Head of Secondary.

 

STEP 2: Consequences are designed to allow students to reflect on their behaviour and plan improvement which may involve the support of the Counsellor, the parents and the teachers.

  • Daily report/contract
  • Temporary removal from class
  • Conflict mediation/counselling
  • Academic Behavioural Concern (ABC)
  • Parent-Teacher Conference
  • After School Detention
  • Lunch Detention/loss of break time
  • Limiting access to the internet if appropriate.

 

STEP 3: Consequences are designed to demonstrate that students will lose privileges if they don’t respect the rights of others which may involve the Teachers, the Parents, the Counsellors, the Administrators as appropriate.

  • In-school Suspension
  • Parent-Teacher-Administrator Conference
  • No grade for report/automatic failing condition
  • Suspension at home
  • Ban from using a device
  • Pay expenses if damage or repairs are necessary
  • Referral for outside counselling
  • Incident to be reviewed by the Head of secondary and School Head.

Student Responsibilities: Dress Code

At Northbridge International School Cambodia, we believe in respect for others and ourselves and choose not to impose a school uniform upon students, rather we allow students the right to ‘appropriately’ dress in a manner that makes them feel comfortable and prepared to learn. To help clarify what is meant by ‘appropriate school dress’ please be aware that the following can be considered disrespectful to others and should not be on display at school:

  • Short shorts
  • Underwear on display
  • Bare stomach on display
  • Spaghetti strap tops
  • Closed toe shoes should always be worn when having Design class, or science as a safety requirement.

Student Responsibilities: Cell Phones and Electronic Devices

Students in the Secondary School are allowed to use cell phones and other electronic devices before and after school and between classes. All students using personal technologies are responsible for agreeing and adhering to the Northbridge International School Cambodia Acceptable Use Policy. Students should use the office phone to call parents when they are sick. Students unable to use their personal technologies responsibly will lose the privilege. Northbridge International School Cambodia is not responsible for lost or stolen cell phones and other electronic devices.

This page covers all the details you need regarding students’ rights and responsibilities. If there is a particular matter which you still feel is unclear after reading this article, you can contact the school using the number or email found here.