Proudly Lavender Hill

Introduction

The proudly Lavender Hill High Project was proposed, presented to a staff forum and unanimously adopted in January 2015.

It is a merit system aimed at rewarding and incentivizing positive learner conduct.

Aim
  • To build a positive school culture and instill school pride within all learners at Lavender Hill High.
  • To promote a sense of collective ownership and responsibility for the success, discipline and achievements of the school.
  • To create a clean, safe and enabling learning environment which will promote holistic learner development.
  • To create a positive school experience aimed at achieving excellence.
    Create a system of incentives and rewards to encourage positive behavior among learners
Project
  • Any teacher may submit with evidence and motivation any meritorious behavior as defined by the project.
  • The teacher will complete an official Proudly Lavender Hill project (PLP) form which will be submitted to the PLP administrator.
  • All submission will be verified and signed off by the school principal or his delegatee.
  • The monthly award will be based on the submissions of previous month.
  • The decision of the committee as signed off by the principal will be final .
Awards
  • Learner of the month (Individual action)
  • Grade of the month (collective action)
  • Learner of the Year ( cumulative )
  • Grade of the Year (cumulative)
  • The monthly Awards to be announced at a monthly assembly
  • Names to be entered on Honours Roll and placed in School Hall Lobby
Rewards
  • Prizes will include airtime, movie tickets, meal tickets, CD’s etc
  • Special Big prizes to be awarded to the annual winners
  • School fees sponsorship
  • College/University Bursaries
  • Special status school tops to be awarded to winners and worn exclusively by monthly winners.
Structure

A committee led by Mr A. Manie was constituted comprising the following staff members who volunteered their services:

  1. Ms Felix
  2. Ms Lewis
  3. Ms September
  4. Ms Petersen
  5. Ms Robson
  6. Mr Sydow

The committee would report directly to the principal.

It was proposed and accepted that “themes” would be adopted at various stages. The first theme to be chosen was “Creating a Clean, Safe and Disciplined Environment”

The PLH would entail various high priority areas which arose from the Whole School Evaluation:

  1. Safety and security
  2. Healthy conditions and cleanliness of school
  3. Disciplinary measures – late-coming,, absenteeism and learner conduct in and outside of the classroom
  4. Extra-mural cultural and sporting activities of learners
  5. Outstanding academic activities
Proposed structure

As the PLH is cross-functional it is proposed that the committee should have respresentatives of the following areas:

  1. Safety and security
  2. Cleaning
  3. Discipline
  4. Head Inter-House
  5. Head: SPORT
  6. DCAS
  7. Prefect system
  8. RCL
  9. Academic Awards

The committee needs to meet twice a month:

  1. Planning and review meeting
  2. Merit awards monthly adjudication
  3. Merit Award Procedure
  4. Educators will complete the official PLH learner merit submission form and drop in the Submission Box in the CAT Lab.
  5. The deadline will be on the last day of the month or the closest school day thereto.
  6. Forms will be counted, scrutinized and adjudicated by the committee, submitted to grade heads and finally the principal for sign off.
  7. The principals sign-off will be final and no appeals will be allowed thereafter.
Awards
  1. LEARNER OF THE MONTH – Floating Trophy –Learner name to be engraved on plate
  2. CLASS OF THE MONTH – Floating Shield – class name to be engraved
Award Ceremony
  • The first Wednesday of every month
  • Programme to be approved by Principal, who will hand over trophy.
  • Open
  • Anthem
  • Motivational (Guest) speaker
  • RCL/Head prefect speech
  • Learner Talent – song/dance/instrument/poem/humour
  • Awards
  • Learner of Month
  • Class of Month
  • Fotos
  • Closing speech/thanks
Community Service
  1. This one of the various disciplinary instruments to be used
  2. No Learner may be thrown out of class as a rule.
  3. If a learner disrupts the class so that no further teaching can take place, the educator may enter that learner into the class learner disciplinary book, and call the Community Service (CS) officer, Mr I. Abrahams, to allocate and supervise community service tasks to the said learner(s).
  4. Upon completion the CS officer together with the relevant teacher, will sign the community service book.
  5. Community Service may only be done during and not exceed the offending period., alternatively it must be done after school.

 

Community Service would comprise of the following but include any other tasks as proposed but the head of the cleaning staff:
  • Cleaning the toilets
  • Cleaning the school grounds
  • Removing graffiti
  • Cleaning defaced desks, furniture, shool property
  • Working in the school garden

Contact us

Phone: 081 583 0027 or
081 232 1692
Address: 91 Grindal Ave, Lavender Hill, 7945, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa