Established in 1909, Warner Beach Preparatory has a proud record of achievement in the academic, sporting and cultural spheres. We aim to achieve a happy environment where well-balanced, appropriately mature young people may develop to their full potential. The modern facilities at our disposal include two fully equipped media centres, data projectors in every classroom, two swimming pools (one heated), a music room, two halls and relevant sporting facilities including an Astro Turf hockey field.

School Hours

All children to be at school by 07h20 (but not before 07h00)

Tuition ends         

 Monday to Thursday       12h30 (Gr 1 & 2)
                                            13h45 (Gr 3)
                                            14h00 (Gr 4-7)

Friday 12h30 (JC)
           13h00 (SC)

Extra-mural activities: As per term calendar

Classes

This is an English medium school and caters for learners from Grade One to Grade Seven.

Educational Excursions

Excursions are optional and are organized during the term to broaden the learners’ knowledge and outlook and to enhance their social skills. "Hands on" education is the goal of these visits which are voluntary or conditional upon payment in advance.

Bus Service

Singhs Tours: 039-9795477
Margie Wieland: 084 491 0662

Sport and Cultural Activities

As sport and culture play an important role in the development of character and responsibility towards others, either as an individual or as a member of a team, the school encourages all learners to participate and to develop socially. Extra mural activities are not compulsory, but are strongly recommended. Learners are to be committed to their chosen sport/cultural activity. School activities take precedence over club activities. Absence from a sporting/cultural activity must be supported by a written explanation from parents.

 ACTIVITIES

  • Cricket
  • Netball
  • Boys’ Hockey
  • Girls’ Hockey
  • Indoor Hockey (SC)
  • Swimming
  • Rugby
  • Athletics
  • Cross Country
  • Soccer
  • Art/Craft
  • Steel Drums (SC)
  • Chess Choir
  • Newspaper Club (JC & SC)
  • Enviro Club(SC)
  • Mini Netball (JC)

  • Mini Tennis (JC)

  • Ball Skills (JC)
  • Bible Club (JC)

    A variety of other activities are offered by private arrangement

Awards

Warners learners are encouraged to reach their full potential. Those who excel at sport and academically are recognised with badge and colour awards.

Out of school achievements are also recognised

Messages

Should the need arise to contact a child during school time a message may be left with the Secretary. Only messages of an urgent nature will be conveyed. All visitors must report to Reception. All children should have a phone card to use on the schools public phone in case of an emergency. The office phones may NOT be used by learners. Cell phones may NOT be brought to school.

School Fees

School fees are compulsory in Section 21 Schools. Enrolment is conditional upon this commitment being met as per S.A. Schools Act of 1996 Section: 41 Enforcement of payment of compulsory school fees.

The Governing Body of a public school may, by process of law, enforce the payment of school fees by parents who are liable to pay in terms of section 40.  Application for assistance must be applied for, before the end of the first term.

Group Accident Insurance Scheme

Should your child not be on a medical aid this is compulsory. A low premium group insurance scheme will cover your child against accidents on school premises, while traveling to and from school and while engaging in official school activities.

Stationery

Junior Campus:  Stationery is purchased by the school and a stationery levy must be paid before the first school day.

Senior Campus: Parents are requested to supply certain stationery requirements for their own children throughout the year. A list for each respective grade is issued in the last quarter. All stationery must be labelled.

After Care

After Care is offered after school hours. It is run by the schools’ educators who provide a quality homework hour. Learners are assisted when necessary with academic concerns. Access to the school library and computers can also be arranged.

Tuck Shop

The Tuck shop operates from 07h15 until 15h30. This is a private concern specifically for Warner Beach learners and not the general public. Healthy options are available.

Illness

Learners who become unwell or are injured during the school day are attended to, however, parents may be  required to fetch their children upon request to ensure proper medical care. No learner may contact their parent directly during the school hours. You are strongly advised not to send your child to school if unwell. Please note that the school cannot supply medicines.

Absenteeism

When a child is absent from school a note of explanation is mandatory. Should your child be absent for any formal assessment, a doctor’s certificate must be produced.

Communication - Parents/Teachers

Parents are encouraged to communicate with their child’s educator via the homework notebook or by making a mutually convenient appointment through the secretary whenever the need may arise.  All parents are requested to attend parents’ evenings and to consult with educators to ensure that the team effort between home and school remains effective.

It is essential that any person/s entering the school report to the office. No person/s may approach an educator or learner other than through the office

Bursaries

An academic bursary will be offered annually, to a learner in Grades 4—7, for all round academic achievement.  A sports bursary will be offered annually to a learner who has achieved on the sports field. These bursaries must be applied for by the beginning of November each year.  Recipients are required to continue in all these disciplines at an acceptable level.

School Uniforms

All uniform items are regulated by the school and are ONLY available from the school uniform shop situated on the school premises.

Allitems of clothing must be CLEARLY MARKED

GIRLS: White regulation short sleeved blouse with green trim and school badge on pocket. Green check culottes of reasonable length - no shorter than 10cm above knee. Brown regulation  sandals. NO jewellery may be worn, except one plain ear stud in each ear and Medic Alert bracelets. White, black or school green ribbons, scrunchies and clips or silver clips.

BOYS: White short sleeved regulation shirt with green trim and school badge on pocket. Green regulation shorts. Brown regulation sandals.

WINTER UNIFORM – BOYS AND GIRLS

During the 2nd and 3rd term winter uniform may be worn.

School regulation tracksuit jacket. Black quantec tracksuit pants with the school regulation shirt/blouse (as for summer). Regulation white takkies available from the uniform shop. Boys and girls wear short white socks.

SPORTS KIT

Official Tracksuit may be worn to all school meetings and matches over appropriate kit. Green caps available on request.

Learners who are selected to represent the school team will be issued with the appropriate team apparel (as specified) prior to any fixture.

P.E./ATHLETICS/CROSSCOUNTRY/RUGBY

GIRLS: Black quantec shorts and plain house colour   T-shirt (team vests issued for cross country/athletics).

BOYS:  Black quantec shorts and plain house colour   T-shirt (team vests to be issued for cross country/athletics). Black rugby shorts for rugby.

SWIMMING

GIRLS: Black one-piece Speedo type costume with school logo, house colour cap (At Senior Campus black quantec shorts may be worn over costume during PE).

BOYS:  Black speedo type costume with school logo, house colour caps (At Senior Campus black quantec shorts may be worn over costume during PE).

CRICKET

White golf shirt with green collar and school logo. Black quantec shorts.
White takkies/cricket shoes, bottle green sports socks.

MINI TENNIS

White golf shirt with green collar and school logo is worn with black quantec shorts. White takkies, short white socks

HOCKEY:

BOYS:  Black quantec shorts. White golf shirt with green collar and school logo
Bottle green sport socks, predominantly white takkies/hockey shoes.

GIRLS: Black quantec shorts. White golf shirt with green collar and school logo.
Bottle green sport socks. Predominantly white takkies/hockey shoes. First team to wear regulation skirt (issued by school)

NETBALL

Black quantec shorts. White golf shirt with green collar and school logo. Predominately white takkies and white socks. First team to wear regulation skirt (issued by school)

Group Code Of Conduct

The South African Schools Act, Act 84, 1996 stipulates:

2.2.1 Section 8: Code of Conduct

(1)  Subject to any applicable provincial law, a Governing Body of a public school must adopt a code of conduct for the learners after consultation with the learners, parents and educators of the school.

(2)  A code of conduct referred to in sub-section (1) must be aimed at establishing a disciplined and purposeful school environment, dedicated to the improvement and maintenance of the quality of the learning process.

(3) The Minister (National) may, after consultation with the Council of Education Ministers (MEC), determine guidelines for the consideration of Governing Bodies in adopting a code of conduct for learners.

(4) Nothing contained in the Act exempts a learner from the obligation to comply with the code of conduct of the school attended by such learner.

(5) A Code of Conduct must contain provisions of due process safeguarding the interests of the learner and any other party involved in disciplinary proceedings.

(6) Contravention of the conditions contained in the code of conduct will be dealt with in terms of the disciplinary procedures as set out by KZN Department of Education and Culture, July 1997.

Learners must -

1. Deem it a privilege to be a learner at Warner Beach Preparatory School.

2. Abide by the rules of the school because they are necessary for maintaining good order and the safety of individuals.

3. Obey the rules with a cheerful disposition at all times.

4. Strive to behave in a dignified, modest and courteous way towards superiors, peers and those in a more humble position than they, thus maintaining the good name of the school.

5. Accept the leadership and authority of the educators.

6. Be appreciative of the opportunities which the school offers and endeavour to make a worthwhile contribution to the school.

7. Accept the Code of Conduct as a guide for behaviour.

8. Senior learners should always set a good example for their juniors.

9. Politeness is expected from all learners. Educators and visitors must be courteously treated at all times.

10. Insubordination will not be tolerated.

11. Learners may not bring the school's name into disrepute inside or outside the school.

A.  Behaviour outside the classroom

1. Remember, a learner always greets first.

2. Abusive language or swearing will not be tolerated.

3. Learners do not walk or stand with their hands in their pockets.

4. All learners are expected to participate in at least one extra mural activity.

5. School activities take precedence over private arrangements.

6. On the sports field, team-mates, opponents, referees, umpires and spectators must be treated with appropriate etiquette.  The decisions of officials are never questioned either directly or indirectly by neither players nor spectators. Opponents and officials should be greeted, shown change-rooms, be served refreshments first and thanked for the game.

7. Victory in a sporting fixture should be received with dignity.  Unseemly boorish bragging, taunting of losing teams, derisive comments, booing or derisive whistling will not be tolerated under any circumstances.

8. Defeat in a sporting fixture will be accepted with dignity.

9. Approval and support for outstanding performance at sporting or other gatherings should be indicated by the appropriate applause.  Loud comments, whistling or Girls, whose hair is long enough to hang over their faces when working, must make use of Alice bands or clips which must be white, silver, black or “school” green in colour.  When hair is shoulder length or longer, it must be tied back with correct hair accessories. Should learners defy this rule they will be sent home to rectify the misdemeanour.

10. Vandelism of the school buildings, toilets, equipment, gardens and other people's property is a punishable offence and must be reported without delay.

11. Fire hoses, fire extinguishers, light switches, electerical distribution boards and all other equipment may not be tampered with in any way.

12. No sporting equipment or facilities may be used without the direct supervision of a staff member. When activities are to take place in the swimming pool, hall or any other room, learners are to wait outside the venue, for the arrival of the person in charge.

13. The chewing of gum is forbidden is forbidden at school and whilest in school uniform.

14. Weapons or implements, such as traditional weapons, firearms, knives, fireworks, sharp instruments, catapults or pea shooters may not be brought to school.

15. Theft of, or tampering with another person's property is a serious offence and will be dealt with harshly.

16. Learners may not be in possession of, consume or be under the influenceof any narcotic substances (including tabacco and alcohol) at school or at school related functions.

B. School Uniform/ Grooming

1. Only the officual school uniform as set out in the school prospectus is to be worn in school time, unless with the consent of the principal. Uniformas should always be clean and in a good state of repair.

2. Learners may not wear a vest or t-shirt which shows above or through their shirts. All undergarments must not be visible through the uniform.

3. When returning home after sports practice, learners are to wear their full scholl uniform or their full sports kit with either takkies or school sandles. In the case of swimming, learbers must change into full sports kit or school uniform9.

4. All items of school clothing must be clearly marked with the owners name. Learners are required to take due care of all possessions. All lost property will be kept5 until the end of each term.

5. Boys hair must at all times be neately combed and cut according the the following regulations. Hair may not touch the shirt collaqr or ears, fringes may not hang over the eyebrows. No fashion cuts or extensions are permitted. Girls, whose hair is long enough to hang over their faces when working, must make use of Alice bands or clips which must be white silver, black or "school" green in colour. When hair is shoulder length or longer, it must be tied back with correect hair accessories. Should leaerners defy this rule they will be sent home to rectify this misdemeanour. 

Colouring of hair is not permitted. Should this rule be contravened children will be disciplined accordingly

6. Apart from watches and Medic-Alert bracelets which have functional value, no other form of jewellery may be worn by boys or girls. Girls may wear ONE single plain stud in EACH ear lobe if their ears are pierced.  No tattoos are allowed. No drawing or writing on the body or clothing is permitted. Boys may not wear

earrings.

7. Make-up of any description may not be worn. Fingernails must be kept short, and only clear nail varnish may be worn by girls at Senior Campus.

8. Learners who need to wear traditional/cultural attire that contravenes any of the above must receive written permission from the Principal. Written proof of the ‘tradition’ will be required.

9. Boys’ faces must be clean shaven.

10. Learners must wear full school uniform in public e.g. when walking home or shopping after school hours.  NO BARE FEET IN PUBLIC.

11.  In the event of a civvies day, appropriate attire to be worn and normal make-up and hair rules apply.

C.  Movement within the School

1. The school or staff cannot be held responsible for any learners or their property before 7.20 am or after 3.00pm. During these hours responsibility will only apply if learners are within the designated areas. 

 No learner may EVER wait for a lift OUTSIDE the school  gates. Learners MUST leave the premises within fifteen minutes after an activity has ended.

2. When moving along passage ways and corridors, learners are to walk quietly at all times. Unruly behaviour on corridors is strictly forbidden.

3. All classrooms and upstairs corridors are out of bounds, unless learners are under the direct supervision of an educator.

4. The media centre will be open as often as possible for the use of learners who wish to make legitimate use of its facilities.

5. During class time, toilets may only be used with the consent of an educator – this includes times when learners are moving between classes. 

6. Learners must use school gates to enter and exit the grounds - climbing over, under or through fences is not permitted. Learners are to preserve gardens and lawns by keeping to the pathways. Pedestrians are not to use the motor car entrance but are to use the main pedestrian entrance. Cyclists must push their bicycles whilst on school property.

7. It is the parents’ responsibility to ensure that a learner arrives at school.  Having arrived at school, a learner may not leave the grounds, for any reason whatsoever, until the end of the school day. Learners who have completed the day’s activities must leave the premises without delay unless they have paid to attend the After Care Centre. On occasions when unforeseen circumstances leave no alternative for a learner to wait at school, they must do so quietly. Learners waiting for lifts must wait in an orderly manner in the area

adjacent to the tuck shop inside the school grounds (Senior Campus) or under the awning (Junior Campus)

8. Learners arriving late must report to the office on arrival.

D. In  the Classroom

1. Learners are at all times to respect the rights of other learners to learn and educators to teach

2. Learners are to conduct themselves in a controlled manner in the classroom. Cheating, stealing, including exam papers or information, or lying is not allowed.

3. Homework must be done according to conditions as set out in homework policy.

4. Harassment or humiliation of any form of educators or learners is strictly forbidden

5. Learners must at all times behave themselves in a manner which is conducive to an atmosphere of learning in the classroom/school.

6. Eating or the drinking of any substances during lesson time is strictly with the teacher’s permission. They are to assist in keeping the classroom clean and tidy. Learners may not leave the classroom without         permission.

E.  Compulsory Manners

1. Visitors to the school should be greeted courteously - use “Sir” or “Madam” if the visitors name is unknown or by their title if known.

2. Learners must stand up when addressing an adult, offer to assist a stranger, look at the person to whom they are speaking and, most important of all, SMILE

3. If a visitor wishes to see anyone they should be taken to the secretary.

4. At doorways, learners stand aside for adults and boys stand aside for girls.

5. In class, learners are required to stand and greet any visitor or educator to the classroom.

F.  General

1. Out of school time, all school property is out of bounds excepting the waiting area outside the tuck shop [Bailey Lane] (Senior Campus) or under the    awning (Junior Campus) unless prior arrangements have been made.

2. Respect for all school facilities is mandatory.

3. Any game or activity which is dangerous or likely to cause damage or injury to a person or to property is not allowed.

4. Bullying, both physical and mental, unwanted interference in the affairs of others and any other anti-social behaviour which adversely affects the harmonious, happy spirit of co-operation in the school, will be severely dealt with. Victims should not hesitate to report incidents to their teacher or member of staff.

5. Physical assaults against another learner will not be tolerated.

6. Remember that all actions have consequences.

7. Cell phones - no learner may keep a cell phone during school hours. Any cell phone found at school will be confiscated until the end of that respective term.

8. Large amounts of money must be handed in for safe keeping.

 9. The school cannot be held responsible for any loss or theft of any item.

10. The principal or an educator, upon reasonable suspicion has the legal authority to conduct a search of any learner or property for possession of a dangerous weapon, firearm, drugs or harmful dangerous substance, stolen property, or pornographic material brought onto the school property. All actions carry a consequence.

School Based Yellow/Red Card System

1.Disciplinary Procedures:

           1. Demerits

           2. Yellow Cards

           3. Red Cards

           4. Detention

1.Demerits - are seen as formal verbal warnings

2. Yellow Cards

These are issued AFTER all other avenues have failed.

The Teacher will:

1. Paste it into the homework book

2. Ensure that the parents sign.

3. Record it in the behaviour book.

4. Countersign a yellow card should a teacher other than the class teacher hand out a yellow card.

3.   Red Card—Warning of Detention

At Senior Campus this card is issued in cases of extreme misbehaviour or when two yellow cards have been issued within a six month period.

At Junior Campus this card is issued in cases of extreme misbehaviour or when three yellow cards have been issued.

4. Detention

Junior Campus Detention is from 13h00-14h00 on a

Friday afternoon. After 2 consecutive detentions at Junior Campus they will attend at the Senior Campus on a Saturday, determined by the Principal.

Senior Campus Detention will be held on a Saturday morning from 07h00-09h00.

The Minister for Kwa-Zulu Natal has set out the Regulations relating to the conduct of Learners, their suspension and expulsion from Public Schools in the School Education Act No 3 of 1996.

1.1 Principles underpinning disciplinary procedures

a. Audi alteram partem - both parties have a right to the equal opportunity to present their case

b. The hearing takes place in a fair and just manner

c. Reasonableness

d. Consistency

1.2 Minor misconduct

Routine transgressions are dealt with by Educators

concerned or by an H.O.D or the Principal or by a person appointed by the Principal

1.3 Major misconduct

These offences are based on the list of offences as stipulated in the SA Schools Act.

Discliplinary Action

2.1 The investigating Body

a. The Governing Body appointment to this body is the Principle who may appoint another person or persons to conduct an investigation to determine whether or not a sitting tribunal is necessary.
b. The members of this Body must not be personallt involved with the incident.
c. The Governing Body will determine and arrange a sitting of the Tribunal upon the advice of the Investigation Body

2.2a. The Tribunal

The Disciplinary Commmittee Composition of the Tribunal - The Governing Body must appoint a tribunal consisting of at least two persons to conduct an inquiry into allegations of misconduct against a learner. The Chairperson of the Tribunal will be the chairperson of the Governing Body. If not available, the chairperson of the Governing Body will appoint another parent.

2.2b. The Disciplinary Hearing

1. The Tribunal must always bear in mind the effect its decisions might have upon

 a. the accused learner
 b. the educational welfare or other learners
 c. the effective delivery of education in the school

2. The services of other institutions might be used when needed. ( Child Protection Unit, social workers, KZN Psychological Services etc.) In cases of sensitivity, provision should be made for witnesses to be protected (molestation, rape, intimidation, etc.)

3. Functions of the Tribunal

The tribinal must give the learner and parents at least 5 days notice of the time, date and venue of the hearing and the charges/allegations made against him/her in the case of suspension this notice must be written to inform the learner and his/her parents of their right to place evidence before the Tribunal to refute the allegations

SA Schools Act as per KZN Regualtions are adhered to inall situations and punishment meted out will always comply with these.