GOVERNANCE

THE INDEPENDENT CODE

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Initiated by Inyathelo (The South African Institute for Advancement) in July 2012, the code consists of a set of principles, values and responsibilities intended to guide and inform the way civil society organisations are managed and conduct their affairs. It is also intended to serve as a standard or measure to assess performance, and guide members of governing boards, and others who carry responsibility for governance. Read more…

At Amoyo, however, we have also developed our own Codes of Conduct for teachers and students respectively, which they have all signed.

TEACHER CODE OF CONDUCT

An Amoyo teacher is someone who:

  • appreciates the opportunities that Amoyo is offering
  • is making positive life choices
  • has self-respect
  • says thank you as often as possible
  • is respectful to him/herself, students, other teachers and guests
  • wants to be a positive role model to others

An Amoyo teacher agrees to:

  • provide well-planned, structured and professional classes
  • be punctual
  • create a trusting, nurturing, safe and caring environment
  • be open to questions about Amoyo, classes and/or life and school
  • start and end each lesson with a THANK YOU
  • endeavour to compliment, acknowledge, say something positive to each and every participant in each and every class
  • be a team player and go the extra mile when needed
  • discuss individual behaviour issues directly with the student after the class
  • be firm but gentle with discipline within the class
  • encourage new students to attend Amoyo
  • be representable of Amoyo at all times
  • be a public advocate for Amoyo, our philosophy, mission and vision at all times

An Amoyo teacher agrees NOT to:

  • use sarcasm or insulting language with students
  • humiliate a student
  • use or condone the use of drugs
  • participate in or be associated with a gang
  • be violent
  • be seen under the influence of alcohol in public
  • be seen behaving in a disorderly manner in a public environment
STUDENTS CODE OF CONDUCT

An Amoyo student is someone who:

  • APPRECIATES the opportunities that Amoyo is offering
  • is making positive life choices
  • has self-respect
  • says thank you as often as possible
  • is respectful to him/herself, other students, teachers and guests
  • wants to be a positive role-model to others

An Amoyo student agrees to:

  • be punctual for classes
  • greet teachers and guests on arrival and departure
  • excuse him/herself from classes if unable to attend
  • apologise if late or ill and unable to attend a class
  • respect the class environment
  • ask a teacher or adult at Amoyo if he/she needs help or information about anything to with Amoyo or school or life in general

An Amoyo student agrees NOT to:

  • be disruptive during classes
  • use drugs and alcohol
  • participate in or be associated with a gang
  • be violent
  • engage in sexual relationships without due consideration to family planning and the prevention of HIV/AIDS and other STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases)
  • fall pregnant and understands that no classes may be attended if pregnant
ANNUAL GENERAL REPORTS