The whole year comprises three terms: June to August, September to December and January to April. The course of school studies is designed as a preparation for the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education Examination conducted by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination, New Delhi.
The Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (I.C.S.E.) is an examination equivalent to the S.S.C. and the students who pass this examination are awarded certificates and are eligible for admission to the H.S.C. or I.S.C. stream.
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- The hours of class attendance are 9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and 1.45 p.m. to 3.35 p.m.
- At school, each pupil shall wear the School Uniform viz: a white shirt, white shorts or trousers, plain black shoes with laces, white socks, the school badge and a navy blue tie. A short, simple haircut (no fashions) is part of the uniform. A pupil may be sent home if he is not wearing the School Uniform.
- Every St Mary’s pupil is proud of his school and contributes to the high tone of the school by his manners and deportment. Pupils are responsible to the school for their conduct in and outside school. Indiscipline or misbehaviour is punishable with a Pink Card. Three Pink Cards render the recipient liable to receiving a Grey Card. Truancy, lack of application, lack of respect, objectionable moral influence and other misbehaviour of a serious nature are punishable with a Grey Card. If he receives three grey cards, he is given notice of dismissal and must leave school. The award of Pink and Grey cards is sanctioned by the Principal and the recipients cannot qualify for any prize or scholarship.
- White cards are awarded to pupils for exemplary behaviour and/or outstanding achievement in curricular activities.
- Gross indiscipline, damage to school property, misbehaviour in public streets or conveyances justifies dismissal. Habitual idleness, copying in the examination or a week’s inexcusable absence is each, a sufficient cause for dismissal.
- At the first warning bell, pupils must immediately fall in for the Assembly according to classes. After the Assembly, they must walk in silence to their class rooms. When the last period is over, the pupils will recite the Prayer After Class with the teacher.
- In the absence of the teacher, the first monitor assumes responsibility for order and discipline of the class. The second monitor should report the matter to the office, if no teacher arrives within five minutes. The leaders are responsible for discipline in the school and outside the classrooms.
- The Captains of the school are elected by the pupils and approved of by the school authorities. All the pupils are expected to co-operate with the Captains, Monitors and Leaders to maintain the discipline, good name and ideals of the School.
- No absentee or late arrival may be admitted to class without the sanction of the authorities.
- When the pupils are moving along corridors to another classroom, the rule is: form a straight line and keep to the side opposite the classrooms. The teacher in the class shall be the last to leave after switching off the lights and fans.
- No pupil should bring or be found in possession of novels, newspapers, periodicals, mobile phones, mp3/ mp4 players within the school premises.
- The School does not accept responsibility for the loss of books, money, clothes and other articles. As each pupil is responsible for his own things, he is advised to bring his books securely locked in a bag or case. He should not carry much money or valuable articles with him.
- Damage or disfigurement of any kind onetoschool property will have to be made good. Pupils caught writing on the school desks or scribbling on the walls of the school. Defaulters will be dealt with severely.
- All should take an honest pride in keeping the school premises clean and be very careful, during the recesses, not to litter the compound and the roadside. Please make use of the bins provided for the purpose.
- Personal cleanliness is expected from all pupils. The uniform must be clean and neatly pressed, shoes well-polished, finger-nails pared and hair, trimmed and neatly arranged. The Principal may send a pupil home for lack of personal cleanliness, long hair or dirty shoes.
- No fines of any kind or collection for any purpose whats-o-ever, may be made without the Principal’s previous sanction.
- The giving of presents to members of the Staff and demonstrations in their honour also require previous sanction.
LEAVE AND ABSENCE
- No leave of absence is granted except for serious reasons and is to be entered in the Non-Attendance and Leave Record in the Calendar. After an absence due to illness, especially of a contagious nature, a Fitness Certificate from a doctor would also be required.
- Except on duly certified grounds, no extension of vacation is allowed. This applies to every vacation. Late arrivals who have not obtained previous sanction will have their names struck off the rolls. If re-admitted, they must pay the entrance fee again.
- On his return to School, every absentee must produce his parent’s written explanation of his absence, in the Non-Attendance and Leave Record of the Calendar. Failure to produce such explanation may result in the pupil being sent home, in which circumstance the school disclaims all responsibility for his safety.
- Pupils, who without due leave, are absent for over a week without explanation are struck off the rolls, and as a rule, not re-admitted. If re-admitted, they must pay the Entrance Fee again.
- Repeated or prolonged absence without leave renders the pupil dismissed. If a pupil is likely to be absent because of illness for more than a week, the Principal must be informed within a week.
- Non-Christians are allowed sectional religious holidays on a previously written application from a parent, in the Non-Attendance and Leave Record.
- There are three Terminal Examinations every year for the pupils of Class 5 upwards. The first is held in August, the second in December and the last at the end of March. There are no examinations for pupils upto Class 4, but the teachers conduct oral and written evaluation exercises to assess the pupil’s progress in the course of the year.
- A pupil will not be allowed to appear for the examination, unless he has paid all the fees due.
- Pupils absent from an examination for any reason are not re-examined, and those absent from an examination without grave reasons and without approval of the Principal will be considered as having failed.
- According to the syllabus, the matter of each subject is divided into three portions. In each terminal examination, the pupil offers 1/3 of the whole matter.
- Absence from the whole examination or from one or more subjects, involves the loss of marks for these subjects and disqualifies the pupil from an award.
- Willful breach of any of the regulations for the conduct of the examination is punishable with expulsion from the examination hall and a pupil found copying or using unfair means in any of the examinations, even if discovered subsequently, may suffer loss of maximum marks or may be made to repeat the class.
- The minimum marks required for a Pass is 35%; for a Credit 50% and for a Distinction 70%.
- The results of the examinations are final and cannot be reconsidered.
- In Class 9 the conditions for passing will be the same as for the I.C.S.E. Examination.
- A pupil who does not fare well in the examinations will not be eligible for any concession in school fees for the ensuing year.
- In Class 9 the conditions for passing will be the same as for the I.C.S.E. Examination.
- A pupil failing to be promoted will thereby forfeit, for the ensuing year, any concession in the fees .
- Promotion refused will not be reconsidered.
SCHOOL AWARDS (General Conditions)
- Regular attendance and good conduct and application throughout the year are indispensable conditions for any award. Unsatisfactory discipline debars a student from receiving an award. (Refer Rules of conduct and discipline – Pt. 3.)
- In Classes 5-10, failure in a subject disqualifies a student from obtaining an award for General Proficiency and for Good Application.
- Withdrawal from the school or absence from the examination or part of it disqualifies a student from receiving an award.
- Prize-winners who fail to be present at the Prize Distribution will, as a rule, forfeit their prizes.
- Pupils failing in Religion/Value Education, Marathi, Art, SUPW, P.T. or Computer Studies forfeit their prizes, awards or cards.
Cards and Prizes
- At the end of each terminal examination, merit cards are awarded on the results of the examination.
- An increase of 100 marks in the examination total of the 2nd term over that of the 1st term together with a pass in all subjects entitles the student to a White Card provided that his conduct has been satisfactory.
- At the end of the year, prizes are awarded on the average results of the three terminal examinations. Failure in any subject at any examination disqualifies a student from obtaining an award or merit.
- An award (merit card or prize) for General Proficiency is given to the first five students who obtain 70% or more of the total in Classes 8,9 and 10 and 75% or more of the total in Classes 6 and 7 and 80% or more of the total in Class 5.
- For every class subject, an award for proficiency is given on a similar basis. In case of a tie, the award (merit card or prize) goes to the pupil who has a higher total in the examination.
- An award for Good Application is given to the first 5 students who obtain 60% or more of the total and who do not obtain any award for proficiency.
- A student who seeks an exemption in Marathi, will not qualify for a General Proficiency or a Good Application award.