The first mandate of the Deputy Principal’s office is maintaining high standards of discipline among students thus facilitate achievement of set educational goals.
The responsibility is undertaken by generally all stake holders but more specifically by the Deputy Principal Administration, members of the discipline committee, class and House teachers subject teachers and school matrons.
The deputy constantly communicates behavioral expectations to students at assembly and develops appropriate intervention measures in order to curb indiscipline among students.
Deputy Principal Administration is expected to update the Parents Association on the discipline in the school.
The office keeps record related to discipline. This information acts as reference when giving letters of recommendations and leaving certificates. The discipline committee has authority to punish errant students.
The office develops and amends disciplinary policies and guidelines. The department also harnesses staff members’ synergy in promoting high level disciplinary standards. They administer different and corrective measures on errant students in collaboration with other teachers in school.
The Deputy’s office inducts Form one students on the school’s disciplinary expectations. Proactively responds to the disciplinary challenges posed by students’ dynamics in the school and develops appropriate interventions for disciplinary challenges. It also empowers the students’ council with regard to management of discipline.
The department also positively influences how teachers specifically teachers on duty respond to discipline issues.
The effective discipline department sustains a stable educational environment free of disciplinary disruptions and distractions. The office proactively prevents disciplinary disruptions and distractions.
The office handles major discipline cases by investigation and recommendation of disciplinary action to be taken. It upholds general discipline of staff and students in the schools. It also looks into any chronic academic discipline with a an aim of assisting teachers enhance learning.
Consults with parents in reference to chronic discipline cases. Support subject teachers in dealing with student academic indiscipline in their respective subjects.
Work closely on daily basis with the Deputy Principal Academics in ensuring that both social and academic indiscipline amongst students is addressed.
The two offices, ie Deputy Principal Administration and Deputy Principal Academics work closely with QUASO Department to enhance quality teaching and better time management of school.
We believe that discipline is directly linked to academic performance. It is therefore imperative that high standards of discipline are maintained. Enhance strict time management and adherence to the daily routine.
The school has also established a student council to replace the outdated prefect system. The Deputy Administration office coordinates the election by secret ballot and winners are then announced and trained in their different capacities. The student council is a very effective tool of upholding discipline.
The immense support of the Board of managers (BOM) principal, (PA) Parents and all departments has gone a long way in improving discipline the school has realized lately.
I trust that with God on our side we will get where we are meant to be academically and in discipline. God bless you.
By Ms. Hannah Chege
Deputy Principal Administration