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Welcome to livingstone high school

WELCOME TO LIVINGSTONE HIGH SCHOOL


Our mission

OUR MISSION

At Livingstone High School, we are committed to providing a quality education based on a strong work ethic that promotes academic excellence, critical thinking and decision-making. We prepare learners to become respectful, informed and responsible citizens who contribute meaningfully to the development of a just, non-racist, non-sexist, democratic society.


The school creed

THE SCHOOL CREED

The following are the principles which constitute the LIVINGSTONE HIGH SCHOOL CREED :

FIRST :

Equal respect for all people regardless of colour, creed or nation.

SECOND :

Love for truth, learning and respect for the scholar and for all the means and instruments of spreading knowledge.

THIRD :

Love for work in all its useful forms and particularly for the work of learning; respect for all those who labour irrespective of whether the work be manual or non-manual .

FOURTH :

Respect for the rights of others and especially in regard to facilities provided for the common use and enjoyment of all.

FIFTH :

In all things to uphold the dignity of mankind and to abhor cruelty and injustice an all its forms.


Get phase

GET PHASE

GRADES 8 AND 9 :

All Grade 8 and 9 learners follow this curriculum :

 English Home Langauge

  • Afrikaans Additional Language

  • German OR Xhosa Second Additional Language

  • Mathematics

  • Natural Science (NS)

  • Economic and Management Sciences (EMS)

  • Design and technology (DT)

  • Human and Social Sciences (HSS)

  • Arts and Culture

  • Life Orientation

  • Please note : Students selected to do Music as a specialist subject do Music instead of a second additional language. They must however do Music until Grade 12.


Fet phase

FET PHASE

GRADES 10, 11 AND 12 :

The following subjects are COMPULSORY in the FET phase :

  • English Home Language

  • Afrikaans Additional Language

  • Mathematics

  • Life Orientation

  • Life Sciences

    The remaining TWO subjects are electives :

  • Physical Science

  • Geography

  • History

  • Accounting

  • German

  • Art / Music


Please note

PLEASE NOTE :

  • In order to do Accounting, a Means Test is written in the Grade 9 year to determine eligibility for this subject.

  • In order to do Physical Science, A student must obtain 50% in Mathematics and 50 % in the Physical Science component of Natural Science at grade 9 level.

  • In order to do Art, a student must submit a portfolio of works at Grade 9 level.


School regulations

SCHOOL REGULATIONS

  • The school day begins at 8:00 a.m. Punctuality is a value we like to instill in our children; so every parent must ensure that their child arrives at school before 8:00 a.m.

  • The school day ends at 3:00 p.m. (Monday to Thursday) and 2:30 p.m. on Fridays.

  • No learner will be allowed to arrive at school after 8:00 a.m. nor will any learner be allowed to leave before the end of the school day, unless a prior arrangement has been made with the school, or written explanation or request is received from the parents or guardians. The information is then recorded in an early dismissal log.


Absenteeism

ABSENTEEISM

  • Regular attendance at school is COMPULSORY. It is the duty of parents / guardians to give a written explanation for their child’s absence from school upon the child’s return to school. The letter of explanation MUST include the parent’s / guardian’s contact telephone number.


Dress regulations

DRESS REGULATIONS

  • The school uniform as prescribed in the information booklet must be worn with pride.

  • Sadly, we have noticed that more and more students are deviating from the school’s dress regulations.

  • For example : fashionable hairstyles, boys’ trousers cut or sewn to make it a slim fit, skirts and tunics becoming shorter and shorter, accessories to the uniform that are not school regulation.


Cell phones and electronic devices

CELL PHONES AND ELECTRONIC DEVICES

  • These must be switched off from the time school starts to the end of the school day. This includes any extra class as well as the defaulters’ class.

  • If seen or caught with the phone on, the phone is confiscated until the end of the school term.


Livingstone high school code of conduct

LIVINGSTONE HIGH SCHOOL CODE OF CONDUCT

  • WHY A CODE OF CONDUCT?

  • Our aim is to create an environment that provides each learner with the greatest possibility to reach his/her full potential in accordance with our creed and mission statement.


Code of conduct

CODE OF CONDUCT

It is therefore vitally important that every learner and parent ACCEPT the Code of Conduct which will govern the behaviour of each learner at the school.

The purpose of the Code of Conduct is therefore to establish a disciplined, safe and purposeful school environment, dedicated to the improvement and maintenance of the quality of the learning process.


Code of conduct1

CODE OF CONDUCT

Our Code of Conduct has two levels of offences :

First Level Offences : The Interval and Friday defaulters’ Class is recommended.

Second Level Offences : Suspension or expulsion is recommended.


What does the livingstone community expect from learners

WHAT DOES THE LIVINGSTONE COMMUNITY EXPECT FROM LEARNERS?

  • To be mature and responsible

  • To be honest, diligent, friendly, punctual, neat and courteous

  • To behave in a manner which respects the culture, beliefs and uniqueness of all

  • To respect and protect the rights of all

  • To honour their commitments

  • To bring pride and honour to their parents and the school


Adapting for this new stage of parenting

ADAPTING FOR THIS NEW STAGE OF PARENTING

  • Make adjustments :

  • The teenage years are a time of transition

  • Teenagers are changing and we need to change the way we parent them

  • The onset of puberty

  • The effects of hormones

  • Teenagers need understanding and acceptance, as well as guidance and boundaries


Adapting for this new stage of parenting1

ADAPTING FOR THIS NEW STAGE OF PARENTING

2. Understand the pressures :

  • The pressures on teenagers include a consumer society, expectations to achieve, desire to conform to their peer group, feelings of insecurity, more image-conscious, accessibility to drugs, alcohol and pornography

  • The pressures on parents include the speed of life and the emotional energy required to raise a teenager


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ADAPTING FOR THIS NEW STAGE OF PARENTING

3. Remember the long-term aim :

  • Maintaining and building your relationship with your teenager

  • Helping them grow into mature, responsible adults

  • Developing their character and helping them to learn good values


Helping them make good choices

HELPING THEM MAKE GOOD CHOICES

  • Our task is to help equip our teenagers for the big issues they will face

  • We need to talk to them about drugs, alcohol, sex, the use of the internet etc. Don’t let your fears stop you!

  • WE can be a big influence on them, but ultimately we cant control their choices

  • Because of the pressures on teenagers, building their self-esteem is crucial


Home as the place to learn about relationships

HOME AS THE PLACE TO LEARN ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS

  • Teenagers learn to relate through observing adult relationships

  • If parenting together, invest in your relationship

  • If parenting on your own, build the best relationship that you can with the other parent

  • Spending family time together builds relationships


Encouraging responsibility

ENCOURAGING RESPONSIBILITY

HOW?

  • Make your expectations clear.

  • Give them increasing responsibility.

  • Move gradually from “controller” to “consultant”


What to do as a parent

What to do as a parent?

  • Don’t nag.

  • Make as few rules as possible.

  • Be sure you can explain the limits.

  • Be prepared to negotiate.

  • Work out appropriate consequences.


Quotation

QUOTATION

Parents face two options. We can keep using the same patterns we used when they were young (and frustrate ourselves to death), or we can realise that our methods must change as our teenagers develop. As hard as it is, our role must move from controller to consultant. What do consultants do? They ask questions, offer opinions, share experiences, present options, and forecast outcomes. Ultimately however, they step back and allow the client to make decisions. Consultants understand what they can and cannot do for their client, and as a result the client owns the process as well as the results.


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