“Respect self and others, Respect your environment”
The code of conduct for students at CIA FIRST International School has been formulated to fit within the school’s guidelines and regulations.
We recognize that our school should provide all children with a safe and orderly learning environment that meets the needs of our children at all levels of their school life. The code of conduct is based upon the following principles:
- All children have the right to be safe.
- All children have the right to work and play without interference.
- All children are required to be polite, courteous and well mannered.
- All children will be encouraged to exhibit pride in their school.
- Teachers should expect to be able to teach in an atmosphere of order and cooperation.
There are five basic school rules. Students are encouraged to:
1. Move and play safely.
2. Care for yourself, others and property.
3. Resolve problems calmly, sensibly and fairly.
4. Respect others through your speech and manners.
5. Work as well as you can and allow others to do the same.
Early each year, teachers will establish a set of classroom rules for their own classes that are consistent with the whole school rules.
Approach to disciplineOur school believes that student self discipline and personal responsibility are developed by adopting strategies which:
- Foster a good self-image.
- Encourage friendship between students.
- Encourage tolerance and sharing among all children.
- Develop respect and acknowledge differences.
- Are consistent and fair in applying logical forms of discipline.
- Give positive reinforcement to improve self-esteem.
- Acknowledge student achievements in the weekly newsletter and at assemblies.
- Encourage understanding and awareness of the school rules.
SanctionsBreaches of school rules will incur some penalty or action. Those penalties or actions will be a logical consequence of the misbehavior, some consequences may include:
- Discussion and warning.
- Repetition of a given task to an acceptable standard.
- Deprivation of privileges.
- Being referred to the principal.
- Parent contact.
- CIA FIRST International School discipline procedures possibly leading to suspension or expulsion.
Bring-Your-Own-Device PolicyCIA FIRST International School grants its students the privilege of purchasing and using tablets and laptops of their choosing at school for their convenience. CIA FIRST International School reserves the right to revoke this privilege if users do not abide by the policies and procedures outlined below.
This policy is intended to protect the security and integrity of CIA FIRST International School’s data and technology infrastructure. Limited exceptions to the policy may occur due to variations in devices and platforms. CIA FIRST International School students must agree to the terms and conditions set forth in this policy in order to be able to connect their devices to the CIA FIRST network.
- CIA FIRST defines acceptable school use as activities that directly or indirectly support CIA FIRST International School.
- CIA FIRST International School defines acceptable personal use on CIA FIRST International School time as reasonable and limited personal communication or recreation; e.g. reading.
- Students are blocked from accessing certain websites during school hours while connected to the school network at the discretion of CIA FIRST International School. Such websites include, but are not limited to:
- YouTube and other video streaming websites, unless express permission is given by the teacher for educational purposes;
- Facebook and other social network platforms, unless express permission is given by the teacher for educational purposes;
- Any age restricted websites, including any with violent and/or inappropriate sexual content.
- Devices’ camera and/or video capabilities are permitted to be used while on-site. However, users are reminded that publishing images or videos of others publicly requires their consent.
- Auto-update of applications must be switched off by default.
- Devices may not be used at any time to:
- Store or transmit illicit materials;
- Store or transmit proprietary information belonging to any other member of the CIA FIRST International School community;
- Harass others;
- Engage in outside school activities;
- Violate any other CIA FIRST International School rules and regulations.
- CIA FIRST International School has a zero-tolerance policy for texting, emailing or using devices while driving.
Devices and Support
- Any laptop, tablet, or smartphone with a screen size of 7” or greater is a permitted device for use in the classroom.
- Connectivity issues are supported by the IT department.
- Students should contact the device manufacturer or their carrier for operating system or hardware-related issues.
- If a student is unable to bring their own device to school for a temporary period the school may provide a loan device.
To receive a loan device, the student must deposit their ID card and sign a disclaimer.
- In order to prevent unauthorized access, devices must be password protected using the features of the device and a strong password is required to access the CIA FIRST International School network.
- The device must lock itself with a password or PIN if it’s idle for five minutes.
- All devices should have a tracking application installed in case of loss or theft.
- Laptops and tablets that are not on CIA FIRST International School’s list of registered devices will not be able to connect to the network.
- Smartphones and tablets belonging to students that are for personal use only will not be allowed to connect to the network.
- Students’ access to CIA FIRST International School data is limited based on user profiles defined by the IT department and is automatically enforced.
- It is the student’s responsibility to take additional precautions, such as backing up email, contacts, etc.
- CIA FIRST International School reserves the right to disconnect devices or disable services without notification.
- Lost or stolen devices must be reported to CIA FIRST International School within 24 hours. Students are responsible for notifying their mobile carrier immediately upon loss of a device.
- The student is expected to use his or her devices in an ethical manner at all times and adhere to CIA FIRST International School’s acceptable use policy as outlined above.
- The student is personally liable for all costs associated with his or her device.
- The student assumes full liability for risks including, but not limited to, the partial or complete loss of CIA FIRST International School and personal data due to an operating system crash, errors, bugs, viruses, malware, and/or other software or hardware failures, or programming errors that render the device unusable.
- CIA FIRST International School reserves the right to take appropriate disciplinary action up to and including exclusion from the school for noncompliance with this policy.
Student Injury Liability PolicyThe CIA FIRST International School policy regarding the duty of supervision of students and liability for student injuries is the following:
- School officials are obligated to supervise the conduct of children on the school grounds and to enforce rules and regulations necessary for their protection.
- The school is only liable for injuries that result from a failure of its officers and employees to use ordinary care in this respect. (Act of negligence).
- Negligence is the omission to do something which a reasonable person would do or the doing of something which a prudent and reasonable person would not do. What, exactly, constitutes ordinary care depends on the circumstances of each particular case.
- Schools and their employees have the duty to supervise students, provide adequate and appropriate instruction prior to commencing an activity that may pose a risk of harm, and provide a safe environment.
- The school also has the duty to supervise students off school grounds when they have instructed them to be there such as while on field trips or sports events.
- Either a total lack of supervision or ineffective supervision may constitute a lack of ordinary care on the part of those responsible for student supervision. Other standards of care include the duty to warn parents of possible harm to their children and duty to warn of dangerous conditions on school property.
- If a student’s immature conduct was clearly the cause of injury, the school is not liable as ordinary care would not have prevented the injury. The school does not take responsibility for injuries happening during P.E. classes or any sports activities.
- The duty of supervision doesn’t extend to students while they are on the school campus outside official school opening hours which are from 8.00am to 5.30pm.
- The duty of supervision doesn’t extend to students if they leave the school campus after arrival and before official dismissal time without expressive permission granted by the class teacher and administration staff.
- The duty of supervision of bus students starts when they enter the van and ends with the moment that students are left at their common destination without further need of crossing any road or street.
- Students who participate in extra-curricular activities after 5.30pm or on Saturdays are to leave the campus immediately after the termination of such activity. The duty of ordinary care ends within 15 min after official closure of the activity.
- The school does not assume any liability for injuries caused by fights among students, unless a supervising teacher violates his/her duty of care by being aware of the fight and not intervening.
- The payment for damages caused by the injury includes necessary medical treatment costs for physical injuries in Cambodia. Other damages, in particular transportation costs, are expressively excluded from the liability.