2560 Leon Guinto Street

Singalong, Malate, Manila




Classroom Regulations

GSAVC_01531. Attendance – Regular attendance is important if you are to profit from the daily instruction in class. Make the necessary time allowance so as to arrive on time for class. You may not leave the classroom during class hours without justifiable reasons. Your parents or guardian may withdraw you from class only upon presentation of a pass issued by the Coordinator for Students’ Services.

2. Absences – Following an absence, you should present a letter of excuse written and signed by your parents or guardian. This excuse letter should be duly noted by all your subject teachers. A long absence due to communicable disease needs a medical certificate from your family doctor or a clearance from the school clinic.  If an excuse letter is not given the class Adviser will call your parents to a conference.

3. Tardiness – A student is late when she comes after the first period prayers. Latecomers must secure a tardy slip from the Grade School Office before proceeding to class.  Three late marks in the attendance record will mean one day’s absence. Five consecutive latecomers will give your class adviser a reason to call your parents. During rainy season, students who live far away have a reasonable excuse for being late due to traffic and flooded streets.

4. School Materials – You must come to school equipped with the complete materials prescribed by your teachers such as books, pen, notebooks, pad paper, rulers, etc. Pencils should be sharpened. Unnecessary materials or expensive/valuable things are not allowed in consonance with the school’s thrust on SIMPLICITY. Otherwise, these things will be confiscated and returned at the end of the year unless your parent will claim them during a Parent-Teacher Conference (PTC).

5. Care of Classroom and Corridors – It is your responsibility to keep your classroom and corridor clean and orderly.

a. You are assigned permanent places in the classroom. When it is necessary to change the seating arrangement, move your chairs quietly.

b. Keep your chairs clean and free from any writing.  Sticking of chewing gum anywhere is prohibited.

c. Arrange your books, activity sheets, bags and lunch boxes neatly in places designated by your Class Adviser so that your classroom will look orderly. It will also prevent accidents.

d. Throw all waste papers, discarded thread, wrappers, etc. into the waste basket. Pieces of papers should never be thrown out of the window or on the floor. Throwing of discarded thread, wrappers and sharpening of pencils should be done in between periods.

e. Always ask the teacher’s permission before getting anything from the teacher’s table and before writing anything on the board.

f. After every subject, see to it that your classroom is ready for the next teacher.  Chairs, tables, caddies, rolling boards, and rolling carts in the classroom and along the corridors should be in their proper places. Instructional materials like activity sheets, books, and kits should be properly kept.  Blackboards and erasers should be clean.

g. When the class leaves the classroom, the girls assigned should turn off the electric fans and lights and close the door. Write your whereabouts on the blackboard. During recess time, doors should likewise be closed. Rooms are locked over noon when necessary.

h. The school tries to give you the best facilities. It is your responsibility to respect the school’s property. Marking desks and walls, tampering with announcements on blackboards and bulletin boards and careless handling of learning caddies, rolling boards and rolling tables, curtains, do not show respect for the school’s property. This is vandalism. If caught vandalizing, you will be sent to your Class Adviser and then to the office of the Coordinator for Student’s Services.

6. Staying in the Classroom – You are not allowed inside the room during recess, or before and after classes unless the teacher is inside the room or you have permission to enter.

a. Students are not allowed to go up to place their bags in the classroom before classes begin except on Mondays during the Morning Praise and unless there are special instruction from the Head Teacher.

b. During the noon break, only students with written permission secured from the Class Adviser the day before may stay in the classroom. However, these students should go down for lining up when the bell rings for the afternoon session. When practicing for a presentation, there is a teacher who supervises.

c. On rainy days, you are allowed to stay in your classroom during recess and during lunch break. You are expected to behave properly in the classroom even if the teacher is not around.

 7. Proper Behavior in the Classroom

a. Discussion should be done in moderate tones during a group activity so as to allow other groups, in the class and corridors, to carry on their activities undisturbed.

b. While waiting for the next subject teacher avoid moving around and talking. Eating and drinking are not allowed in the classroom.  However, on rainy days, you may take recess in the room. Your teachers will give the guidelines for the lunch break when it is raining.

c. Personal necessities are done before classes start in the morning, in the afternoon and during recess time. A student who finds it truly necessary to leave the room shall obtain permission from the teacher. In the absence of the teacher, the student secures the permission of the class president.

d. To facilitate orderliness in going out after classes, you are expected to form your line outside of your classrooms and then proceed directly to the ground floor or pergola and not crowd unnecessarily in the wash room or stay along the corridor to wait for your friends. The president and vice-president of the class lead the orderly exit of the class.

 8. Respect for Teachers and Elders 

Greetings – Rise and stand in quiet attention when the teacher enters or leaves the room. Greet her politely. Remain standing until you are told to sit down. You are expected to greet the Principal or any visitor who enters the classroom through the front door, but you need not stand to greet classroom observers like the coordinators, head teachers, etc. who come through the back door.

Be courteous and polite to all members of the school community.

9. Prohibition on Contribution and Selling – The Department of Education has prohibited “the sale of tickets and/or collection of contributions in any form, by any person or any projects, or purpose, whether voluntary or otherwise” in school. Exempted from this prohibition are contributions to the Red Cross and Girl Scout Movement. Whenever contributions to the Mission Drive, Christmas Drive and Alay-Kapwa projects are solicited and fees for field trips and excursions are required, your parents will be notified.

10. Circular Letters to Parents – Close communication between the school and your parent is essential. The moment circular letters are distributed by your Class Adviser, write your name, class and section on the reply slips. Present the letter to your parents when you reach home. The reply slips must be returned with your parent’s signature within 2 days.