Guidelines to Students

IN THE BAGPACK

1. Every student should carry his/her almanac and identity card to school each day.

2. A student should affix his/her photograph and write the required information, duly signed by parents, in the space provided for, in the almanac.

3. No books other than the text books or library books, magazines or money is to be brought to school without Principal's permission.

4. Students are not permitted to bring mobile phones to school. Strict action will be taken against the defaulter.

CODE OF CONDUCT

1. Courtesy:

a. D.P.S. students should be polite and courteous with everyone, everywhere. The language of a student must reflect refinement.

b. Decorum must be maintained while talking to teachers and seniors. Use of polite expressions, 'Excuse me' 'Please' 'Thank You' 'Sorry' 'Could I...' is recommended to be used liberally. As also extending courtesies like holding the door for the next person or carrying teachers' notebooks.

c. Courtesies must be extended to everyone including equals and juniors like helping a junior board on or alight from the bus, helping him/ her get a seat in the bus. Soft words of praise or thanks can prove magical.

d. Students must develop the habit of greeting with a warm 'Hello, how are you?' or 'Good Morning' according to the age and position of the individual. It is always a good gesture to acknowledge the presence of a student or teacher even if you do not know him/ her. Greet those who clean your classroom, mend your furniture, ring the bell etc.

2. Discipline:

a. Students must show restraint in their behaviour. Talking loudly in corridors, class rooms, assembly grounds or other places in the school is not permitted.

b. The morning assembly is compulsory for all the students and teachers. Students should reach the assembly area promptly, silently and in a queue after the bell rings. Silence must be maintained when the assembly is in progress.

c. Students must queue up while moving from one class to another or when waiting for their turn for anything. Change of classrooms between periods should be done silently and in an orderly manner.

d. Students will not be allowed to make phone calls from school. They will also not be called to answer phone calls during school hours (other than emergency).

3. Punctuality& Regularity:

a. A day / a period missed at school is like a broken link in a chain. Students are not allowed to be late or miss any teaching/games/library period.

b. Study regularly. Read what has been taught in class on a daily basis.

c. Promptness in submitting assignments and projects is necessary.

d. Students should keep their mind occupied in reading, solving puzzles, completing assignments, whenever they are free. Giving the best should be the trademark of all DPS students.

4. Integral Values:

a. Students must maintain the environment of mutual respect and cooperation. No student must ever indulge in any kind of bullying activities such as threatening, abusing, taunting, name calling, hurting or ganging up on someone. School is committed to anti-bullying and will take appropriate measures and actions to make all its pupils feel safe, secure, happy and free from intimidation.

b. An active Complaint Committee is in force for the help and support of students .Students may register any gender harassment issue to this committee.

c. Honesty in all dealings is to be followed. Be true to your friends, teachers and yourself. Cheating in exams will invite heavy penalties.

d. Use the books lent by the library well. Talk softly while the others are studying.

e. Students should be proud of their school and feel honoured in singing the D.P.S. Song and the National Anthem

f. Be generous in helping others. Be a buddy to a classmate who needs academic support.

g. Be pro-active and accept responsibilities. Take charge of school programmes, offer help and support to teachers.

5. Health & Hygiene:

a. Neatness is the hall-mark of a successful individual. Students must always keep their nails and hair clean and tidy; wear clean and well ironed uniform and polished shoes.

b. Students must always use a tissue or a handkerchief while sneezing and cover their mouth while coughing, yawning or sneezing.

ALERTNESS / VIGILANCE

1. Students who come on their own should arrive before the bell is rung (five minutes before the home room period). The school gates shall be closed on time and necessary disciplinary action will be taken in case of late arrival.

2. Students who come to school with their escorts should not leave before the escort arrives. In case of delay, they should report to the school office.

3. Students who go home on their own should not loiter about on the way and be prompt in returning home. It is advised not to buy anything, especially eatables from street vendors.

4. Students should not accept undue favour from any stranger either in the form of a gift or a ride. They should never hesitate to say 'No' when asked or tempted to do anything that they know to be wrong.

AWARENESS AND CONCERN

1. Care must be taken in order to maintain clean, green surroundings. School premises should not be littered with disposable tumblers, papers, wrappers etc.

2. Students must take care of the school property and no student should scratch or scribble on the school furniture, walls or in any way damage things belonging to others. Damage done even by accident should be reported at once to the class teacher. Students are not permitted to bring any sharp objects to school.

3. Students must maintain their report card, notebooks, files and other material neatly.

4. Use of Polythene bags is strictly prohibited. Students should bring their belongings in jute bags. For Project / Assignment files, use of handmade paper bags is appreciable.

5. DPS students are expected to grow up with sensitivities towards causes such as conservation of resources, social concerns such as child labour and express solidarity towards secularism and global peace.