Agreements & Policies
Parents are required to sign the Thorntree Admission Agreement at registration. The agreement includes amongst others the following:
* Fee payment & notice period
* Codes of conduct:
– Parent Code of Conduct
– Learner Code of Conduct
This is the framework which guides the children of our school to behave in a positive manner. It creates a culture of learning and teaching through a discipline system that protects all the students’ right to effective education, their right to human dignity and their right to security. Thorntree has compiled this code through broad consultation with others in education and schooling and in an embracing and kindly manner. It will be updated regularly. The Code of Conduct is based on Section 8 of the SA Schools Act (84) of 1996. School discipline has two main goals: (1) ensure the safety of staff and students, and (2) create an environment conducive to learning. A Thorntree learner is expected to uphold the values of the school and to represent our school in the most responsible way possible. The ethos of Thorntree Preparatory School is one of nurturing and support so that each child can be the best that he/she can be. Thorntree aims to guide and develop children so that they are ready to contribute effectively to their world in the future. Education is not only the responsibility of the teachers, but also of the students and parents.
Our online Policies can be viewed here.