Rules and Rewards
Rules regarding possessions
Students should not bring the following onto the premises. Staff take these items into safekeeping and exercise their judgement as to the method of return/disposal.
Chewing gum or pipas (sunflower seeds)
Pills and medicines (should be labelled and given to the College Secretary) unless required to be carried by pupil, e.g. inhalers
Glass bottles of drinks
Alcoholic beverages, drugs, tobacco, lighters and knives or other items considered to be weapons. Serious disciplinary action will be taken if this rule is disobeyed i.e. in the case of drugs or illegal weapons the police may be informed
Aerosol sprays, super-glue
Valuable goods of any description – we cannot accept responsibility
The list is not exhaustive. If in doubt, please seek advice.
No food or sweets should be eaten inside the school building other than in the designated areas except for wet lunchtimes when Secondary pupils eat in form rooms
Mobile phones XIC cannot be held responsible for the loss or damage to a mobile phone brought into the school, however we will take all reasonable steps to find a missing phone. Students can be contacted in emergencies via the College office. Mobile phones must be switched off during lessons. Mobile music devices such as IPods are not allowed in school. The College is a place to learn to interact and communicate with others – not to listen to music in a solitary manner. Whilst mobile phones are tolerated it is not permitted to use one’s mobile to listen to music.
Bicycles Secondary students are allowed to cycle to school. Bicycles are left at school at the student’s own risk, we cannot accept responsibility. Bicycles must be securely locked with a chain at all times and helmets must be worn.
Motorbikes Those over 15 can apply for a motorcycle licence and must pass a theory and practical exam. To be granted such a licence the applicant must have resided in Spain for at least six months. Upon request we can supply a letter confirming number of months attendance at XIC. We allow students with all the appropriate documentation to park behind Secondary. Motorbikes must not be parked on the chemist’s forecourt. It is an important school rule that motorbikes do not cause a disturbance to local residents by being driven up and down the roads adjacent to XIC. All students MUST wear a helmet.
The house system fosters a sense of solidarity and teamwork in a non-academic sense. All pupils join one of our four houses upon entry to Year 3 and above: Gaudi (Yellow), Picasso (Red), Dali (Green) and Goya (Blue). A wide range of inter-house competitions occurs during the year and pupils can gain house points for other individual activities.
One of our aims is to encourage students to have a positive involvement in College life, whether through formal work or otherwise. We value such contributions highly and recognise them by awarding Certificates of merit and prizes at the end of the year. In Primary, House Merit Certificates and Special Achievement Certificates are awarded monthly. In Secondary, students work towards commendations and house points.
Friends Of XIC (FoXIC) - Parent/Teacher Association
The committee of The Friends organise a number of social and fund-raising events during the year. Parents are encouraged to attend such functions. The Chairperson can be contacted via either school office.
In Secondary the elected Student Council is very active in organising fundraising events for charities and in-house social activities such as discos. It is also an important forum for the expression of student opinion regarding how the college can be improved.
Behaviour and Discipline
The College disciplinary system is designed to ensure that no child should prejudice his/her education or that of others, and that problems should not grow unnecessarily. All difficulties are dealt with in a direct and personal way to ensure a full understanding of the causes and thereby identify the best course of action in each individual case. Class teachers, the student’s Form Tutor, Primary and Secondary Heads, the Head of College, individually and in combination may be involved at various stages. When appropriate, parents may be asked to attend a meeting with the above staff. In Secondary subject teachers occasionally give lunchtime detentions for unacceptable behaviour.
Formal sanctions include: Homework Report, Behaviour Report, verbal and written ‘contracts’, suspension and expulsion. For certain very serious behaviour, e.g. certain violent acts or involvement with drugs, the usual procedures would be ‘short-circuited’ and the student would be immediately suspended or expelled. We will not permit a student to adversely affect the learning of another pupil. Consequently, disruptive students are sent to the office and not re-admitted until they have agreed to co-operate with the teacher.
Behaviour and Procedures
The behaviour of all members of the College community is governed by simple common sense. Primary students are expected to follow the ‘Golden Rules’, which forms part of the PSHE programme. All students are expected to arrive punctually to start the day and to all lessons. Gates will be open from 08.30hrs. Secondary students should arrive at College by 08.50hrs, in time for registration at 09.00hrs. In Primary students should arrive from 8.45hrs onwards for registration at 08.55hrs. Pupils must respect College property, any malicious damage will be repaired at the expense of the pupils or their parents.
Students are always expected to conduct themselves in a manner that will be a credit to the College and themselves. Correct uniform should be worn at all times.
In class students will make it as easy as possible for the teacher to teach and for everyone to learn by:
Arriving on time with everything needed for the lesson
Beginning and ending the lesson in an orderly way
Helping each other where appropriate
Being silent when requested
Working to the best of their ability
Keeping exercise and text books tidy and in good order
Always treating other students and staff with respect