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Student Handbook

“Failure is success if we learn from it.” – Malcolm Forbes

 

Student achievement…a shared responsibility

Trust and respect for others’ rights

Unlimited opportunities to reach high expectations

Dedication to lifelong learning

Equal access to a quality education based on standards

New and motivating challenges to inspire excellence

Total accountability with teamwork

Success for all…students first!

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTE

Parents and students need to read this handbook together, then print out and sign the Mandatory Acknowledgment Form on the last page and send it to school.

 

 

 

In case of disagreement about some of what is mentioned in the Student Handbook, the School Director has the right to take the decision and apply it on all parties.

 

 

 

NIS ANTHEM

 

We are students from NIS. This is where we learn to grow. We will promise to do our best.

By our effort you will know.

Though our courses are in English, the school culture is our own.

We will never forget our country.

Egypt is our only home. We study environment too.

Keep life safe for me and you

And we join the human race to make the world a better place.

We are students from NIS. This is where we learn to grow. We will promise to do our best.

By our effort you will know!

 

WELCOME TO NIS.

 

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”

~ Aristotle

 

Dear Parents,

 

Thank you for entrusting the education of your child to NIS. In a world of constant changes, it is more important than ever to prepare our young people for the challenges and opportunities they will face as 21st century adults. NIS seeks to develop and inspire students who are articulate, knowledgeable, organized, compassionate, creative, responsible, and able to learn and adapt to new information, new technologies, new situations, and new people. As our world becomes “smaller,” we seek to bring that world to our students with an informed appreciation of its diversity, depth, and almost limitless possibility. This is our mission, our passion, our labor of love, and our promise.

 

Nefertari International School follows a semi-international system. NIS graduates have the opportunity to attend a wide range of universities both in Egypt and abroad.

We are eagerly looking forward to working with you to make this a great year for your child’s education and development.

 

Dear Student,

 

Welcome to NIS! If you are a returning student, we hope you had a wonderful summer and have come back refreshed and ready for another productive year full of fun and enjoyment with the NIS family.

If you are a new student, we extend an extra-special welcome to you. We are very happy to have you with us and we hope you find your new school an interesting, exciting and a challenging place. You should know that our expectations for all students—new as well as returning—are high. At NIS, we believe in your potential as a student and as a human being! Potential, however, is only a beginning; to become the best that you can be requires hard work, self-discipline, organisation, and persistence. Working together, we can help you achieve your academic and personal goals. We cannot learn for you, but, if you are willing to work hard with us, there is no telling where your hopes and dreams may take you.

 

We look forward to enjoying a wonderful and fulfilling year with you!

 

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Nadia Hafez, Chairperson of NIS

 

MISSION STATEMENT

 

Education is not the filling of a bucket, but the lighting of a fire.

W.B. Yeats, Irish Poet

 

NIS seeks to provide a high-quality education for every student by utilizing current methodologies and technologies in all subject areas. NIS is one happy family doing its utmost for the welfare of its students. We strive to become a “Peaceful School” that reaches Excellence, a place where students are informed, tolerant, and capable life-long learners, who are willing and able to make a positive difference in today’s challenging global environment. Our goal is to prepare each student to become an outstanding member of the worldwide community who is also proud to be an Egyptian.

 

QUALITY POLICY

We, the staff of Nefertari International School, promise to provide our students with an educational culture and learning experience that is designed to produce high academic results whilst caring for personal development. We establish a close relationship with parents in order to achieve an optimum balance between home and school. NIS graduates are renowned for their ability to think independently, thereby demonstrating an impact on society.

 

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

 

Our goals and objectives are as follows:

 

  • To stay current in all fields of
  • To provide experienced and qualified teaching staff, utilizing effective teaching methods—in an Egyptian context—in order to develop well-rounded
  • To inspire in our students an excitement for the acquisition of knowledge while planting the seeds of life-long
  • To encourage respect for the rights and views of others, the acceptance of personal responsibility for one’s own actions, and the pursuit of creative, academic, and philosophic self-expression within the bounds of the personal conduct standards set down by the
  • To train students to think critically about problems and issues, conduct independent research, and organize and implement projects both individually and as part of a
  • To maintain effective communication among students and teachers in order to promote tolerance and our vision of a “Peaceful School” where everyone feels safe, welcome, and free to explore their own interests and
  • To provide character-building and extra-curricular activities that complement student learning by providing enjoyable, interesting, and challenging opportunities outside the normal classroom
  • To encourage parental involvement in the education of their

 

  • To emphasize continual learning and assessment rather than focusing on end of the year examination only.
  • To train students in analysis, critical thinking, independent research, and project organization and

 

YEARLY SCHEDULE

The academic school year is 9 months. It starts in September and continues until June.

 

Our year is divided into two terms: Each Term includes a mid-year test and an end of term exam. A Parent-Teacher Meeting (PTM) is also scheduled during each term.

 

 


The Academic School Year

The Academic School Year follows the annual plan of the Ministry of Education (MOE).

 

SCHOOL HOURS

School is scheduled to commence at 7:10 a.m. and end at 2:30 p.m. each day for all year levels.

 

SCHOOL CALENDAR

The school calendar is published on the school website. Parents and students are advised to visit the site frequently for any updates.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Nefertari International Schools in Egypt (NIS)

K.M 22 Cairo-Ismailia Desert Road- Left Side. Cairo, Egypt

Telephone                               : 26562521– 26562522 – 26562526

School Mobile                           01066682298

Chairperson’s Secretary

Mrs.Randa A. Sallam : 01028104088

In case of emergencies, you can contact or SMS the school headmistress from 8:00am till 1.30 pm as follows:

Kg’s Headmistress

Mrs.Lobna Fawzy: 01028104004

Early Primary+4th Primary Headmistress Mrs. Gihan Kabesh : 01028104009

4th, 5th Primary+1st Prep. Headmistress Mrs.Hanan Sallam: 01028104002

2nd &3rd Prep.+Sec.Headmistress Mrs.Noha Ezzat : 01028104007

Fax              26560222

E-mail: nisinfo@niscl.com

 

Website: www. niscl.com

 

SCHOOL FACILITIES

The NIS campus boasts a number of educational, sports, and health-related facilities to help provide students with a well-rounded experience.

 

CLASSROOMS

 

Each of our classrooms is equipped with a smart board, and designed to accommodate 15-30 students.

 

ACADEMIC FACILITIES

 

  • Multi-purpose Science Labs for Chemistry, Biology and Physics
  • 2 Computer Labs with multi-media facilities and internet
  • 2 Libraries equipped with multi-media facilities and furnished with the best books on the market.
  • Video/playroom for KG children
  • Music Room
  • Art Workshops
  • Sports playgrounds

 

SPORTS AND FITNESS FACILITIES

 

  • Handball Court
  • Football pitches
  • Volleyball Court
  • Basketball Court
  • Gymnasium equipped with different body-building apparatuses

 

 

OTHER FACILITIES/PERSONNEL

 

  • Multi-purpose Assembly Room
  • Canteen
  • Health Clinic with a school physician on duty at all times
  • School Cafeteria

 

HEALTH SERVICES:

NIS has a school physician on duty at all times as well as the facilities of a clinic. If a student feels unwell, they can either rest or can be treated for minor ailments. It should be remembered, however, that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure and with this in mind; students should consider the following at all times:

  • Personal hygiene and cleanliness is
  • Avoid drinking from the same glass or bottle as communicable diseases can be transmitted in this
  • Students must wash their hands with soap and water after visiting the lavatory, before and after eating, and after all laboratory
  • It is advisable to bring a hand sanitizer to

 

If a student is very ill or has any kind of contagious disease (chicken-pox, flu, etc.) they should stay at home. On returning to school, students must provide a medical report. Once a student recovers from a contagious disease, their parents/guardian must, personally, bring them back to school. Students will also be checked by the school physician before entering the classroom.

 

If a student suffers from a temporary or permanent health problem, parents should directly inform the school headmistress. Parents should provide the school with their child’s medical requirements or equipments (inhalers, insulin, etc.)

 

EMERGENCIES

 

The following procedures will be used if an emergency should occur involving your child.

  • Step 1 The parents / guardian will be contacted, if
  • Step 2 If the above fails, the emergency contact will be
  • Step 3 If the above fails, the school has the right to take the decision that guarantees the student’s

 

The school administration has the right to charge the parent for the expenses in case of receiving treatment in a hospital.

 

PARENT-SCHOOL EXPECTATIONS

The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.

Denis Waitley; American author

 

At NIS, we think of parents as partners who have vital contributions to make to the educational journey of their children. Involved parents talk to their children about school, ask questions, monitor their homework and stay informed of their child’s progress in all school-related subjects. Parents should always feel free to contact the school administration if they have any queries, concerns, or possible solutions to problems. Likewise, we hope parents will be ready to address, in the context of the home and family, concerns that may be raised by the school about the academic performance or behaviour of individual students. We do our best to address problems within the school premises, but, in some cases, more intensive parental involvement may be required to give particular students what they need to succeed. Parents bear responsibility along with their children for any damage to school property stemming from the students’ behaviour.

 

Working together, we are convinced that we can achieve your aspirations and the goals of your child.

 

 

PARENT-TEACHER ASSEMBLY (PTA)

 

The PTA is an organization that consists of parent volunteers and teachers working together to create a stronger and more effective school for everyone. The goals of the PTA are to foster a strong relationship between parents and staff, to hear and discuss comments, suggestions, and complaints, and to find solutions and implement new ideas to make our school a better place.

 

PARENT-TEACHER MEETING (PTM)

 

There are two parent-teacher meetings during the school year. This is your opportunity to visit the school and meet the teachers who are working with your child in order to get a first-hand report on your child’s progress, behavior, and status. We encourage you to come to both meetings.

 

PARENTAL VISITATION

 

If a parent or guardian wishes to visit the school to speak to a member of the staff; an appointment must be made in advance. Parents can make an appointment by:

  • calling the school front office,
  • sending an appointment request with the student to the school coordinator,

 

An appointment will be arranged. Date and time will be sent back to you on the same day with your child.

 

Simply “dropping in” unannounced is too disruptive, we cannot guarantee that any of the staff or administration can meet you or sort out your problem.

 

 

STUDENT TRANSPORTATION (Please refer to Bus Rules)

  • The school bus service is optional and the school does not adhere to transporting students unless there is a place for the student on the bus, in addition to the suitability of the bus

 

  • The school administration has the right to deprive a problematic student of the bus service till the end of the year. The bus service deprivation starts after a week from sending a registered letter with acknowledgment of receipt to the parents. The school administration is to refund the value of the remainder of the term service considering that the bus service term is 9

 

  • All the students who use the bus will be put on their buses to go home unless a signed note is received before the end of the 2nd The school administration will not accept any verbal notes.

 

  • In order to provide an environment conductive to learning, all school regulations must be The same is true for bus regulations to ensure safe arrival to NIS and home.

 

  • Students who use the bus in the morning must return home on the same bus at the end of the school day, unless they are collected by parents and the school is informed with a written note in

 

In case of bad weather or dangerous roads the school can decide to close temporarily for the safety of our students and staff. If you have any questions about school closure, please feel free to contact the school. (See the Contact Information at the front of the Handbook.)

 

UNIFORMS (Please refer to Dress Code Rules on P.21)

 

NIS school uniform can be purchased at the designated shop by the school administration. Parents are requested to make sure that the uniform is well-maintained and ready for their child’s use.

 

TUITION POLICY

Parents are committed to paying the school fees- determined by the school administration- on the agreed dates.

 

To  ensure   enrollment,  admission  fees   are   to   be   paid  upon  acceptance   of your child to NIS. Fees are paid on THREE installments:

 

 

 

INSTALLMENT

DUE DATE

DEADLINE

1st part of 1st installment

1st May

15th May

2nd part of 1stinstallment

1st August

15th August

2nd installment

1st December

15thDecember

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTES:

 

  • The 1st part of the 1st installment is considered a reservation fee for the following scholastic year. Any delay in payment past the deadline date will result in not enrolling the student for the following scholastic year.

 

  • Any delay of payment past a due date will result in a fine amounting to 1% of the unpaid amount per week (this is applied to the 2nd & 3rd installments Refer to the previous point).

 

 

  • The bus fee is paid once along with the first installment before the commencement of each scholastic year. The bus fee is NOT REFUNDABLE at any

 

  • If the bus fee is not paid along with the 1st installment, the school is not going to register the student for using the bus

 

 

TUITION REFUND POLICY ACCORDING TO MINISTERIAL DECREES:

 

Please note that the initial enrollment fees for new students and the deposit paid for returning students will not be refunded at any time should the parent decide to leave school.

 

  • The school fees are not refundable once the school starts and this is in accordance with the ministerial decree issued on 13/ 1/ 2003 and approved by the Minister of Education on 28/ 1/ 2003 and the ministerial decree issued on 23/12/2009 and approved by the Minister of Education on 14/2/2010.

 

  • Tuition fees are annual expenses payable regardless of how long the student is absent from school, and the country conditions that may require school closure or delay whether that was the decision of the country or because of security conditions the school administration may

 

  • At the beginning of each academic year, the school administration amends the fees with an increase up to 7%; as stated in the ministerial decree no. 35 issued on 19/6/2011 to face the bonuses due to the school employees; mentioned in article 76 and beyond of in the ministerial decree 306 issued on 6/ 12/ 1993 to cope with the increasing cost of facilities and
  • School fees include education and
  • School fees exclude extra-curricular activities and after school

 

SCHOOL-STUDENT EXPECTATIONS

RIGHTS

 

The NIS is an educational institution that exists to serve the students; therefore, each student has the right to participate effectively in the school life through:

  • Putting ideas and recommendations forward, within their power, to the teachers and the school
  • Putting ideas and recommendations forward, within their power, to the Students’

 

WHAT IS EXPECTED OF YOU, THE STUDENT! (RESPONSIBILITIES)

 

“Action is the foundational key to all success.” – Pablo Picasso

 

The school expects that each student should support the school in its educational role through:

 

  • Participating with mere will in the educational
  • Characterizing the conduct, behavior and attitude with respect to school mates, teachers and other school faculty and staff.
  • Commitment to order so we can all have a peaceful, dispute free
  • Dealing with school property with care and caution and keeping school
  • Avoiding all detrimental to the school’s
  • Not bringing or using any hazardous tools that might harm you or any other students: pocketknives, Swiss knives, slingshots or any other sharp ) Students who bring such articles or participate in their use or misuse, regardless of ownership, will face suspension and possible expulsion. Knowing of the existence of such articles without reporting it to a school official is also considered a policy infraction.
  • Not bringing or wearing valuables: jewelry, mobile phones, .. The school is not responsible for the loss of such belongings.
  • Not inviting any strangers to the school except after the administration’s
  • Prohibiting and discouraging the usage of foul
  • Prohibiting and discouraging any physical
  • Not bringing to school any paper or e-magazines that are inconsistent with public morals and
  • Refraining from publishing and distributing magazines, notices, posters, leaflets or web pages without the express permission of the school

 

 

IMPORTANT: In case of non-compliance with any of the above mentioned points, the student will be regarded as nonconformist and there is a list of sanctions for each case.

 

Nobody—not even the greatest teacher or greatest school in the world—can learn for you: you as the student must take primary responsibility for your own education. To be a successful student at NIS, you are expected to meet certain standards in three areas: attendance, behavior, and promoting work habits.

 

 

ATTENDANCE POLICY

 

Preamble: NIS administration and staff believe that regular and punctual school attendance is an essential component of student academic success. Attendance records are taken daily and checked for excessive tardiness and absences.

 

To ensure that students understand the seriousness of regular attendance and punctuality, the following policy is enforced.

  1. If a student misses any day (without an excuse), the School Academic and Performance Report System “SAPRS” automatically deducts 2% per day from the total average in every subject. Missed quizzes will not be given again to the

 

  1. In all cases, parents note inform the school of their child’s absence, in advance, by a written, a telephone call, or an SMS before 8:00 a.m. on the same day to explain the reason of the absence. Please note that it is the administration’s right to accept or refuse the excuse of absence.

 

  1. If no urgent excuse is provided for an absence (preferably to be submitted before absence), the teachers of all subjects for that day will give the student a “zero” in all tests, quizzes, homework, participation, presentations,

The school will not responsible for what your child misses.

 

  1. If a student is sick for more than 3 consecutive days, a doctor’s certificate must be handed in to the school headmistress on the returning day of the In case of any delay, the medical excuse will not be accepted and the absence will be considered unexcused. If the excuse is accepted by the administration, then the attendance grade deduction will be cancelled. Each case in this category will be dealt with on an individual basis.
  2. In case of any absence due to Sports Tournaments, a stamped letter from the club should be submitted to the school headmistress two weeks in advance.

 

  1. If a student continues to miss school without an excuse, steps will be taken by the administration to remove the student from school. Each case in this category will be dealt with on an individual basis.

 

  1. Students and parents are expected to follow the school calendar posted on the The school holds no responsibility towards any student who is travelling with the parents during school days for residency renewals or urgent trips. Absence will be considered unexcused.

 

  1. Omra trip during school days is considered an unexcused

 

  1. Hajj trip during school days is considered excused absence. In case a student misses quizzes, the average of other tests and quizzes is taken. ONLY mid-term tests can be repeated.

 

  1. Family vacations should be taken during school

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Unexcused absences occurring on school-trip days or other unusual days (such as the last day of a shortened school week) will be treated with more severity than typical unexcused absences. In fact, grades may be directly and immediately deducted from all the subjects!

 

LATE ARRIVAL (TARDINESS)

In order to achieve academic success now and to prepare students for careers later in life, it is important that students arrive to school on time each morning.

Late arrival affects the student’s punctuality habits as well as it causes distraction to the school educational process.

  • School day commences at 7:10
  • First lesson begins at 7:30
  • School gates close at 7:15 sharp

 

PARENTS ARE EXPECTED NOT TO INTERFERE WITH THE SCHOOL POLICY REGARDING LATE ARRIVAL

 

IMPORTANT: Late Arrival policy is applied on the whole academic year and not per-term. Under no circumstances will a student be allowed to attend school in case of arriving after 8:00 o’clock even if it is the first time.

 

Any arrival between 7:15 and 8:00 is considered late, students will not be admitted to the building without their parents and results in the following consequences:

 

First time    :

  • 1st written warning will be issued and sent to the parent / guardian at the gate to be
  • The student is not allowed to attend the first She / he will stay in the detention room till the end of the lesson.

 

Second time:

  • 2nd written warning will be issued and sent to the parent/guardian at the gate to be
  • The student will not be allowed to attend school on that Parents are to take their child back home.
  • That day will be considered unexcused

 

Third time:

  • 3rd written warning will be issued and sent to the parent/guardian at the gate to be
  • The student will not be allowed to attend school on that Parents are to take their child back home. That day will be considered unexcused absence.
  • The student will receive an out of school suspension the following day which will be considered unexcused

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • No extra time will be provided to students arriving late during quizzes, mid -term tests or exams.

 

·        In case of the recurrence of the late arrival offence, the school has the right not to enroll the student for the following scholastic year. The parent will have to sign an expulsion warning letter.

 

BUSES

 

Please understand that you must abide by the following rules:

  • Students should be waiting for the school bus each morning at least FIVE (5) minutes ahead of their pick- up time under the parents’
  • It is the students’ responsibility to be on the correct bus at the end of the day to go
  • Pre-school students are escorted to the buses by the
  • Students are the responsibility of the bus matron from the moment they get on the bus till the minute they get off it, so they are expected to show respect to the bus matron’s orders.
  • In case of any problem occurring on the bus with the bus driver, the matron or any other student, please refer to the school headmistress to take the necessary actions based on the addressed
  • Please understand that any physical contact results in a two day bus suspension and using foul language results in the same penalty.

 

  • Parents are also expected not to interfere with the bus matron’s duties. In case there is any complaint, parents are expected to address the school headmistress with a written note, and the headmistress will take care.
  • Students should also remain seated and remain orderly from the time they get on their bus until the time they
  • Students cannot exit the bus while it is
  • The doors of the bus cannot be opened while the bus is moving.
  • Remember that talking or laughing aloud, or unnecessary confusion diverts the bus-driver’s attention and may result in a serious
  • Talking must be kept to a
  • No talking to or distracting the bus
  • No
  • Never tamper with any bus
  • Treat bus equipment as you would do with the valuable furniture in your own home or Willful damage to seats, etc. must be paid for by the offender.
  • No throwing litter in / out of the
  • No arms or heads should be extended out of the window at any
  • Keep the aisles clear of books, band instruments and any other
  • Help look after the safety and comfort of younger
  • Respect older
  • Selling or purchasing is not
  • Students are not allowed to play with any tools that might harm
  • Students are not allowed to be picked up or discharged other than their regular
  • Bus students are not allowed to leave in their private cars unless they give a written parent’s note of consent to the school administration before the second period ends.
  • Students are to follow matrons’ and teachers’ instructions; otherwise a disciplinary action will be taken by the school

·        Pre-school students are to wear their name tags on the school uniform all the time. In case the name tag is lost or destroyed, parents are to contact the school for a replacement and the parent bears the expenses.

 

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • At dismissal time, the bus does not wait for any student. There are two bells after the last lesson’s bell. The first bell means all students must get on the buses, the second bell is for the drivers to close the doors of the buses and start engines. Bus students must be on the bus directly before the second
  • If a student misses to get on the bus before the second bell, a written note will be sent home with the student on the same day; the bus will not pass by the student the following morning and parents will drive him/ her to
  • Each student who rides the bus in the morning should return home on the same bus after school. Students are not allowed to exchange buses in the afternoon for any

 

  • Students are not allowed to drive themselves to
  • Students are not allowed to drive around the school premises with their
  • In case of school closure due to bad weather and dangerous road conditions, the buses will not be operating at all. If parents have any questions in this regard, they may contact the bus matron or the school

 

Students are to abide by the bus rules mentioned above, otherwise a written letter from the School Headmistress will be sent home and each case in this category will be dealt with on an individual basis.

 

Inappropriate behavior on buses is not tolerated and results in:

 

First Time

  • A 1st written warning will be issued and sent to the parents to be signed and kept in the student’s

 

Second Time

  • A 2nd written warning will be issued and sent to the parents to be signed and kept in the student’s
  • The student is not allowed to use the bus service for TWO

 

Third Time

  • The student is totally deprived of using the bus service till the end of the year.

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: In case of any physical contact or using foul language, the case results in a two-day-bus suspension from the first time.

 

EARLY DISMISSAL

 

  • Students are not allowed to leave school early without the written consent of a parent, preferably provided AT LEAST before 10:00
  • Any written consent should be addressed to the School Headmistress or School Coordinator.
  • Early dismissals should, obviously, occur only for good
  • The school administration has the right to accept or refuse the In case of refusal, the parent will be informed by a telephone call.
  • In case a student fails to present the written consent, the student is not allowed to go home except on the school
  • Parents are advised not to come to school to pick their children up without prior
  • When possible, medical and dental appointments should be scheduled after school

 

Please understand that this is for the safety of the students.

 

APPEARANCE AND BEHAVIOUR

DRESS CODE

 

Your personal appearance in school demonstrates your seriousness about your education, your school, and yourself. Because of this fact, you should be wearing a full, clean, and ironed uniform EVERY day. Other aspects of your appearance (hair styles, accessories, etc.) should also be appropriate to an academic setting.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT:

Students must always put on tidy attire.

Long hair for boys is not allowed. No stylish or trendy haircuts for boys; Mohawk or otherwise.

  • In case of coming to school in an unsuitable hair cut, the following consequences will take place:

§     First Time:

1st warning letter will be issued with a deadline for the student to have his hair cut. The letter will be sent home to be signed by the parent and returned to school to be kept in the student’s file.

 

§     Second Time:

If the student fails to meet the deadline or does not have his hair cut to a satisfactory length, a 2nd warning letter will be issued and sent home to be signed by the parent and returned to school to be kept in the student’s file. In addition, a one-day in school suspension punishment will be administered which will be considered unexcused absence.

 

 

§     Third Time:

In case of the recurrence of the offence, a 3rd warning letter will be issued. The letter will be sent home to be signed by the parent and returned to school to be kept in the student’s file, in addition to, out-of-school suspension for 3 days. The student will not be admitted to school unless the administration approves his hair length and style.

 

The school administration has the right to reconsider the enrollment of the student for the following scholastic year in case of the recurrence of the offence.

  • No head shaving for
  • Shaving beards and moustache is a
  • No loose hair strands for
  • Only beige, white head dress for veiled
  • White or black bandanas for (Forehead bandanas are not allowed)
  • No long sleeves T-shirts under short
  • No coloured T-shirts to be worn under school uniform
  • No tight Black trousers must be purchased from the designated shop.

 

  • Sagging and sweat pants are not allowed.
  • Only the school sweater is allowed.
  • Clothing must be worn appropriately (i.e. nothing inside-out, backwards, rolled up pant legs, rolled up T-shirt sleeves, )
  • ONLY black, dark blue and brown shoes are
  • Preschool up to Y 3 students are advised to wear Velcro
  • Shoes having laces must be laced, tied, and worn in an appropriate
  • Only small stud earrings for
  • No makeup, nail polish, color contact lenses or
  • Accessories of nose pierce or any other facial pierce is completely prohibited during school
  • Ice-caps, caps, and jacket hoods are not allowed inside the classes and the school building

·        In case a student comes to school wearing nail polish, she will be subjected to the following sanctions:

  • First time : 1st warning letter will be issued. The letter will be sent home to be signed by the parent and returned to school to be kept in the student’s Nail polish will be removed at school.

 

  • Second time: 2nd warning letter will be issued. The letter will be sent home to be signed by the parent and returned to school to be kept in the student’s The day will be counted as an unexcused absence.

 

  • Third time : 3rd warning letter will be issued. The letter will be sent home to be signed by the parent and returned to school to be kept in the student’s file. Parents will be called to come and take the student back home, the day will be counted as an unexcused absence and a two-day out of school suspension punishment will be administered as the student will be considered a determined violator of school

If a student does not come to school in the described school uniform:

 

First time:

  • A 1st written warning to the parents is issued to be signed and kept in the student’s
  • Parents are contacted to come to school immediately and bring the proper school The student will not be admitted to class unless they are in full school uniform.

Second time:

  • A 2nd written warning to the parents is issued to be signed and kept in the student’s
  • Parents are contacted to come to school immediately to take the student back
  • The day will be considered unexcused absence.
  • Any unapproved item is
  • It is the student’s responsibility to cover up for the missing

 

Third time:

  • A 3rd written warning to the parents is issued to be signed and kept in the student’s
  • Parents are contacted to come to school to collect their child and the parent will sign an expulsion warning
  • A two-day out of school suspension punishment will be administered. The absence is regarded as unexcused.

 

Fourth time

  • A 4th written warning to the parents is issued to be signed and kept in the student’s
  • Parents are contacted to come to school to collect their child as the student will not be allowed to attend school on that
  • Parent-Administration Conference will be arranged and the parent will sign an expulsion warning
  • The student receives a five- working day- out of school suspension. The absence is regarded as unexcused.

·        The school administration has the right to reconsider the student’s enrollment for the following scholastic year.

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION (P.E.) CLASS RULES:

 

  • E uniform is to be worn during the P.E. lesson
  • Effective participation in the E. classes is needed from the student’s part.
  • Students who come without the E. uniform will lose the grades of the day and will not be permitted to the P.E. class.
  • No other trousers, shorts or T-shirts are to be worn in the E. lesson except that of the school P.E. uniform.

 

Please note that any incident of using foul language or physical contact during the

P.E. lesson or playing soccer, the student will be completely deprived of attending the P.E. class or playing soccer till the end of the year.

 

NIS DISCIPLINE POLICY:

It is important that all students feel safe at school. We encourage students to develop self-control and a sense of respect for themselves and their fellow students as well as have pride in their school community. Students have the responsibility for conducting themselves in a manner that does not violate the rights of other people.

 

Every effort will be made to help a student who experiences difficulty adjusting to school life. Parents will be informed, and conferences will be held. However, more serious action will be taken if a student persistently violates school rules or commits a serious breach of conduct.

 

The process of movement in the corridors, classes and courtyard must be in complete quietness and students must refrain from the following:

–                      Speaking a language other than English, except in non English Language speaking subjects.

  • Staying in corridors without

–                      Running and shouting in the corridors.

  • Playing football in the corridors or

–                      Writing on the desks, walls and doors.

 

GENERAL MISBEHAVIOUR ON SCHOOL CAMPUS

NIS follows a ‘zero’ tolerance policy regarding the following:

 

1.     THE USE OF FOUL OR DISRESPECTFUL LANGUAGE, INCIDENCES OF FIGHTING, BULLYING, INTIMIDATION, THREATS AND ANY TYPE OF PHYSICAL AGGRESSION:

 

Any violation of this will result in the following:

First time:

  • 1st warning letter will be issued. The letter will be sent home to be signed by the parent and returned to school to be kept in the student’s file.
  • Parents are
  • A two-day out of school suspension punishment will be
  • The student is deprived of extra-curricular activities and (or) trips for that

 

Second time

  • 2nd warning letter will be The letter will be sent home to be signed by the parent and returned to school to be kept in the student’s file.
  • A five-school day out of school suspension punishment will be administered which will be considered unexcused absence.
  • A Parent-Administration Conference is
  • The student then is put under a behavioural probation Parents are to sign the Behavioral Probation Form.

· The school administration has the right to reconsider the student’s enrollment for the following scholastic year.

 

Third time                 Expulsion.

 

In case of committing a smoking offence, the student will be immediately expelled from school.

 

 

  1. VANDALISM: Destruction of School property (including buses):

Students will be asked to pay the compensation amount as a repair cost estimated by the maintenance supervisor. Parents will be contacted and a letter, including the required amount, will be sent home to be signed and kept in the student’s file.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE:   Any recurrence of the above incident will result in further severe punishment based on the administration’s decision.

 

3.     CUTTING / DISTURBING CLASSES, SKIPPING CLASSES (TRUANCY) , LATE TO CLASSES, APPEARING IN OTHER DEVISIONS OF THE SCHOOL.

 

First Time

  • The student receives a deduction of 2% from the participation    of     the
  • 1st warning letter will be The letter will be sent home to be signed by the parent and returned to school to be kept in the student’s file.
  • A two-day out of school suspension punishment will be administered which will be considered unexcused absence.

 

Second Time

  • A 2nd warning letter will be issued. The letter will be sent home to be signed by the parent and returned to school to be kept in the student’s file.
  • A five-school   day   out   of   school   suspension  punishment   will   be administered which will be considered unexcused absence.
  • An immediate Parent-Administration Conference will be

 

Third Time

 

  • Any recurrence of the above incident will result in further severe punishment based on the administration decision and could reach
  • In case this is the student’s attitude in more than one subject, the student will be kept at home till the remainder of the term

 

4.     CHEATING  DURING   QUIZZES,  TESTS   AND   EXAMS,   COPYING ASSIGNMENTS:

First time

  • The student will receive a mark of ‘ZERO’ for the
  • A 1st warning letter is issued and sent to the parents to be It is to be kept in the student’s file.

Second time

  • The student will receive a ‘ZERO’ for the subject
  • A 2nd warning letter is issued and sent to the parents to be It is to be kept in the student’s file.
  • The student receives a 2-day out of school
  • An immediate Parent-Administration meeting will be
  • The school administration has the right to reconsider the student’s enrollment for the following scholastic year.

 

Third time            Expulsion.

In case of cheating during mid-year exams and end of year exams,

  • The student will receive a mark of “ZERO’ for the subject
  • An immediate Parent-administration conference will be
  • The student will be subjected to a re-exam at the end of the

 

  1. Mobile phones are not allowed in school At All even on exam days, field trips and week-ends. Otherwise, it will be confiscated till the end of the year. In case of any emergency with which the administration will be notified and approved by the school headmistress, students might keep their mobile phones with the school coordinator till dismissal time. PARENTS ARE EXPECTED NOT TO INTERFERE IN CASE A MOBILE PHONE IS FOUND AND

 

  1. The school physician will not see any student without his/her

 

  1. Every student is to get all his/her supplies with no exception and should be

penalized (by deducting marks) if missing any.

 

  1. All students MUST attend the morning and break lines; otherwise they will be subjected to

 

SCIENCE LAB RULES

Because of the more independent nature of laboratory activity, the normal classroom rules do not apply and have been replaced with the following:

 

  • Students must not enter the lab without their teacher’s
  • Upon entering the lab, students must walk slowly and This behaviour is expected throughout the duration of the class.
  • If a student damages any of the school’s lab equipment, he/she is responsible to have it
  • Students are responsible for cleaning lab equipment and putting it away as well as tidying their work area after
  • Food or drinks are not allowed in the lab at
  • School bags are not allowed in the Students must bring only the necessary books, notebooks, and writing materials to be used for their lab work.
  • Students must not touch any lab equipment until instructed to do
  • For safety reasons, it is essential that students follow the explicit instructions regarding each

·        Any action deemed harmful or potentially dangerous and which is determined by the teacher to have been either intentional or the result of carelessness can result in immediate suspension.

 

COMPUTER LAB RULES

 

  • Food or drinks are not allowed in the computer
  • Book bags should be left outside the computer
  • Do not leave your seat during the class
  • Pushing, shoving of any form, or fighting in the computer lab is not allowed.
  • Students are not allowed to change any computer display settings without the computer teacher’s
  • Each student is responsible for his/her assigned Report any problems to the computer teacher immediately.
  • Personal flash memories are not to be used without the teacher’s

 

LIBRARY RULES

 

The library is a wonderful resource for all students. It is important that students adhere to the following rules in the library.

  • Greet friends
  • Whisper, do not talk
  • Politely ask the librarian for help if you cannot find a
  • Return books on
  • Take good care of the books you have borrowed. Students will be billed in full for lost or damaged
  • Before the end of library lessons, return books to their proper places or give the books to the librarian so he/she can shelve them. Do not leave books on Books are never to be placed on the floor.
  • Chairs should be replaced and pushed
  • Food, beverages, and chewing gum are not allowed in the

 

PLAYGROUND RULES:

  • Do not litter on the school grounds. Garbage bins must be used to dispose of all
  • Walk down the
  • Playing ball is restricted to the designated
  • Keep your hands, feet and objects to
  • Stand in the proper queue while buying from the school

 

BEHAVIOURS SUCH AS THE FOLLOWING ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE:

  • Fighting, (hitting, pushing, or kicking)
  • Play fighting, such as karate or kicking
  • Playing rough, hurting others
  • Twist, climb, and stand on or jump over fences
  • Use of foul or disrespectful language
  • Deliberately throwing a ball at someone
  • Bullying

 

  • Playground monitors will issue discipline slips to students who violate the playground procedures and/or The playground monitor will use a timeout area during break-time for students who repeatedly misbehave or need a place to cool down. Serious violations will be referred to the headmistress for further action.
  • School rules remain in effect when students are at break-time.
  • Other suggestions for safe play:
  • Balls stay in the designated area.
  • Everyone is welcome to play in all games, no
  • No high kicking in football.
  • Hands to

 

Listen and respect directions given to you by the adults in charge. CATASTROPHIC RULE BREACHES

Unfortunately, there may come a time when a student breaks NIS rules or expectations in a manner so offensive, dangerous, or otherwise unacceptable that drastic action is required to guarantee that such behavior never occurs again. We hope this never happens, but students should be aware that exceptionally severe lapses in judgment and behaviour can result in swift and serious consequences, including immediate expulsion.

 

 

HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS POLICY

The NIS recognizes regular, purposeful homework as an essential component of the instructional process. Homework is an integral factor in fostering the academic achievement of students and in extending school activities into the home and the community. Regular homework provides opportunities for developmental practice, drill, the application of skills already learned, the development of independent study skills, enrichment activities, and self discipline.

Homework provides reinforcement and extension of class instruction, and serves as a basis for further study and preparation for future class assignments.

In general, homework assignments will be completed for the following day; however, long-range assignments and/or special projects provide students with an opportunity to develop and refine research and independent study skills and the ability to work independently.

 

Teachers shall consider the following factors when making homework assignments:

  1. The year level of the
  2. Level and degree of difficulty of the subject being
  3. The instructional needs of the
  4. The purpose of the assignment and its relation to the objectives of the course under
  5. The length of the assignment and the amount of time that will be required to complete

 

  1. Homework demands being made in other subject areas.
  2. Materials that are readily available to students and do not create a financial
  3.  
  4. Evaluation of group projects based on individual student participation. Provision of ample time in class for completion of group projects.

 

Students will be responsible for:

  1. Completing assigned homework as
  2. Returning homework to the teacher by the designated
  3. Submitting homework assignments which reflect careful attention to detail and quality of work.

 

Parents’/Guardians responsibilities include:

  1. Providing continued interest and concern for the child’s successful performance in school through encouraging and supporting the child in his/her performance of homework assigned.
  2. Indicating an interest about assignments and assisting, if possible, when requested by the child, but not to include performing the work for the child.
  3. Supporting the school in regard to the students’ being assigned
  4. Requesting assignments for students when short term absences are
  5. Assisting the school in stressing the importance of reading and its
  6. Assuring that students read for a period of at least 30 minutes each day in addition to any other assigned

CONSEQUENCES OF NOT SUBMITTING THE HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS ON TIME:

First time:

  • One break detention to finish the

 

Second time:

  • A 1st warning letter will be The letter will be sent home to be signed by the parent and returned to school to be kept in the student’s file.
  • 2% deduction off participation & homework
  • Student will receive a two-school day break

 

Third time:

  • A 2rd warning letter will be issued. The letter will be sent home to be signed by the parent and returned to school to be kept in the student’s file.
  • 2% deduction off participation & homework
  • Student will receive a five-school day break detentions, in addition to being deprived of all school

Fourth time:

  • The student will receive a “Zero” in the homework grade for the month.
  • All the missing work is the student’s
  • An immediate Parent-Administration conference will be

 

·        The school administration has the right to reconsider the student’s enrollment for the following scholastic year.

 

LEARNING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM

At NIS we ensure the promotion of spiritual, moral, social and cultural development

 

 

INQUIRIES

If you have any queries or problems, kindly send us an e-mail or contact us on the phone.

We have an open door policy so please do not hesitate to inform us of it.

 

 

SCHOOL CHAIRPERSON

Mrs. Nadia Hafez will be glad to meet you according to an appointment fixed by the secretary.

 

The school staff and administration, parents or guardians and students are responsible for working together so that all students have the opportunity to develop to their full potential in a peaceful environment.

 

Students, regardless of age, have the responsibility for conducting themselves in a manner which does not violate the rights of other people. They share with administrators, teachers, and parents the responsibility of developing a climate within the school that is conducive to productive learning and living.

 

After having read and discussed the Student-Handbook thoroughly with your child, please print out the following page, sign it and send it to the class teacher the second day of school.