Rules Overview - Euro Languages College
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Rules Overview

In order to secure the atmosphere we wish to prevail in our colleges, it is expected that students will follow certain rules and procedures.

These rules and procedures have been drawn up in the students' own interest and relate to safety, supervision of the language and behaviour.


Language Speaking

Students must make the effort to communicate in French / German / Spanish at all times at all times in accordance with their ability.

If students fail to do this, they will be given a warning on the first offence and their parents will be advised. On the second offence they will be expelled.

No reimbursement of fees is permitted. No exceptions will be made.


Disipline

Smoking

Smoking is a health hazard and a fire risk. It is strictly forbidden in our schools and on school grounds. Students who smoke are liable to immediate expulsion, regardless of Parents / Guardian(s)' attitude to such matters while the student is at home.  E-Cigarettes are not permitted; please see the section on "Items Not Allowed."

Alcohol and Drugs

The possession and consumption of alcohol and the use of drugs are strictly forbidden and warrant immediate expulsion, regardless of parents' attitude to such matters while the student is at home.

Visits

Students who return to the college after a visit, under the influence of alcohol or drugs, are liable for immediate expulsion regardless of parents' attitude to such matters while the student is at home.

Theft and Vandalism

Any pupil found stealing or vandalising property is liable to be expelled. Pupils will be charged for damages or graffiti to the college buildings, equipment, furniture or to another student's belongings. If a group is involved and individuals not identified, the cost of repair will be apportioned by the course manager.

Out of Bounds

In the interest of providing a high level of supervision for the students' own safety and for insurance purposes as well as supervision of the language the following out of bounds rules apply.

  • No student may leave the grounds of the college unless on an official organised college outing. Euro Languages College Ltd. will not be liable for any loss or injury that might occur should a student do so.
  • Certain areas within each college are out of bounds at different times of the day and/or evenings. Students will be advised of all these areas on arrival. No students may enter these out of bounds areas at these times - the following are some examples.
    • No boy may visit any of the girls dormitories, and no girl may visit any of the boys dormitories at any time.
    • Girls washrooms and showers are out of bounds to boys, and boys washrooms and showers are out of bounds to girls.
    • Students who leave their dormitory area after lights out are considered out of bounds.
  • Each college has its own particular out of bounds areas. Students will be advised of these upon arrival and no student may enter these out of bounds areas at any time.

Swimming (where applicable) other than at allotted supervision times is forbidden and warrants expulsion.

General Behaviour

A high standard of behaviour and good manners is required at all times. Students must obey the direction of staff. Disrespect, persistent disobedience, unruly behaviour or bullying towards staff or fellow students, will not be tolerated and warrants expulsion. Failure to comply with these rules will warrant expulsion and no reimbursement of fees is permitted, no exceptions will be made.


Expulsions

If a student is in breach of the above rules so as to warrant expulsion, the course manager will immediately contact the parents' home address (or the contact address they have provided in the event of their being away from home) to advise them of the situation. If the manager fails to make immediate contact he/she will then attempt to contact the relative or friend designated to act in loco parentis. THE EXPELLED STUDENT WILL EITHER BE COLLECTED BY HIS/HER PARENTS OR THE PERSON DESIGNATED TO ACT ON THEIR BEHALF ON THE DAY OF EXPULSION. OTHERWISE THE STUDENT WILL BE SENT HOME BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT.

IT IS THE PARENTS RESPONSIBILITY OR THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PERSONS DESIGNATED TO ACT ON THEIR BEHALF TO ENSURE THAT A RESPONSIBLE ADULT WILL BE AVAILABLE TO RECEIVE A STUDENT THUS EXPELLED. EURO LANGUAGES COLLEGE LTD. ACCEPTS NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY STUDENT FOLLOWING EXPULSION.

An expulsion comes into effect from the moment that the student is advised that he/she is being expelled. Students therefore are not advised of their expulsion until shortly before the time they are due to depart the college. It should be noted that once a student has been advised of their expulsion, he/she will not be allowed any further association with the other students.

The decision of the Course Manager in relation to the interpretation and implementation of the rules and all matters in relation to discipline shall be final and binding.

Expulsions affect staff and student morale and the entire atmosphere of the course. We therefore ask both parents and students to read our rules and the section on general procedures and other information prior to making an application for our courses.

 
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