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Discipline

The Principal and the Vice-Principals are responsible for the discipline in the School, with the assistance of all tho Loyola teachers.

Here, in Loyola, we believe in a value-based common discipline necessary for the smooth running of the school. Punctuality, neatness, uniformity of dress, courtesy, consideration for others and a co-operative spirit are insisted upon. We also encourage initiative and positive expression of creative energy. The aim is that self-discipline, to be of any positive value, should, by stages, become part of every student's personal equipment for life.

Freedom and autonomy are the basis of discipline. The students are left free to accept the atmosphere of the School, to learn in a free and cooperative manner. The School has no penal system for handling students who are found to be regularly unco-operative. Parents are simply asked to put them in another School which may be more suited to them. Freedom and its counterpart, responsibility, have to be carried slowly and freely accepted, in an atmosphere in which students exercise judgement and make free choices about matters appropriate to their age and level of understanding.

Students' mistakes are tolerated as part of the process of learning, but repeated misbehaviour against the spirit of the School and hindering other students from peacefully learning, is not tolerated, even if this causes pain to the parents of the stubborn, uncooperative students.

Suspension and Dismissal

The Principal reserves the right to dismiss, from the School, any student whose conduct is, in his opinion, against the good moral tone of the School. Immorality in word or deed, wilful damage to School property, grave insubordination, contempt of any authority, unsatisfactory progress in studies, lack of diligence or the use of unfair means in examinations, bringing in dangerous articles, callous attitude towards school regulabons are sufficient grounds for dismissal. The Principal is the sole judge regarding the dismissal of a student. Parents, when they apply for their ward's admission to Loyola, are understood to accept the Principal's judgement in such matters as final and conclusive.