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school rules

Good coexistence in a building with a large number of students, teachers and two different types of school is only possible if everyone involved has an order and is willing to recognize and comply with this order. Of course, the requirement to be considerate of one another also applies in all conflict situations that are not covered by these house rules. Every student must behave in such a way that classmates are not endangered and their rights are not impaired. Buildings and furnishings must not be damaged or soiled. Damages can be charged to those who caused them. All teachers at the school center are authorized to issue instructions to all students at the school center. According to § 42 of the SchulG, orderly school life includes preparing for the lessons and actively participating in them, carrying out the tasks set and having the necessary learning and working materials ready.

beginning and end of the lesson

1.1 Classes begin at 8:10 a.m. The school building is usually opened 10 minutes before.


1.2 Pupils whose lessons start later should stay quietly in the schoolyard at the beginning of their first lesson; they are not allowed to enter the building before the lesson begins. In case of bad weather, the students stay in the entrance area on the ground floor.


1.3 After the end of the lesson, the students leave the school building and the school grounds immediately.



2.1 At the beginning of the three long breaks, the students leave their classroom and take the shortest route to the schoolyard. Pupils do not leave the schoolyard during breaks. The books and objects that they may need for lessons in another (subject) room are taken to the schoolyard. All classrooms are locked. This regulation serves to avoid theft and damage.


2.1.1 Playing and staying in the green areas is not permitted, with the exception of the lawn next to the basketball court. (apple orchard)


2.2 Rain breaks will be announced at the start of the long break. During these breaks, the students are usually in their classrooms, but not in the subject area.


2.3 Pupils in upper secondary school can spend their breaks in the schoolyard of the upper school, in the cafeteria or in the self-study center of the upper school. Access to the schoolyard of the upper school is via exit D. During rain breaks, the other parts of the building are available for use. 2.4 Students usually remain in the classroom during the 5-minute breaks. 2.5 Pupils can remain in the class for special reasons if the class teacher allows it in writing. 2.6 In order to ensure that lessons start on time, the students go to their classrooms after the signal announcing the end of the break. They stay away from the classrooms so as not to disturb others. 2.7 If the subject teacher is not in the class 5 minutes after the start of the lesson, the class representative will first inquire in the staff room and then, if necessary, in the secretariat. 2.8 The secretariat is open for student matters from Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. If possible, please only ask during the long breaks.


Special regulation for specialist rooms

3.1 In order to avoid accidents, students do not enter the classrooms and gymnasium buildings without a teacher. Devices are used only under supervision.


Order and cleanliness - the school environment

Since school is a significant part of our living space for all of us, it is up to us to design and maintain this entire space. All teachers and all students are responsible for the careful treatment of the building, the facilities, the outdoor facilities and their plants and for humane cleanliness.

4.1 Paper and rubbish are thrown into the designated containers.

4.2 Spitting is prohibited for health reasons.

4.3 After the last lesson in a classroom, everyone puts their chairs up, even if they are guests in another class or using a course room. This regulation facilitates or only enables the cleaning of the rooms in the afternoon.

4.4 Whoever borrows a chair from another room puts it back there after the lesson.



5.1 Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the school premises (regardless of age) (see the provisions of the NRW Non-Smoker Protection Act), nor is bringing and consuming alcoholic beverages and other intoxicants.

Chewing gum is not permitted anywhere on school premises during school hours.

5.2 To avoid accidents, the entire courtyard area is closed to vehicles (excluding service vehicles), bicycles, skaters and the like between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. for safety reasons. Two-wheelers and car drivers should be particularly careful on arrival and departure.

5.3 In order to prevent injuries and damage to property, objects such as knives, lighters, fireworks, hard balls, eddings and similar pens may not be brought to school. Balls are not allowed to be played in the building.

5.4 Special consideration is required in the case of ice and snow. Throwing snowballs is prohibited because of the associated risk of injury.

5.5 Accidents or damage are immediately reported to the supervisor or caretaker; any accident will be reported to the secretariat.

5.6 In order to enable ambulances and fire brigades to be deployed in an emergency, driveways and entrances are always kept clear. Vehicles are only parked in the designated spaces.

5.7 In the event of a fire alarm, the students remain calm and follow the instructions of the teachers. They immediately leave the school building on the routes previously determined by the class teacher/tutor. The fire alarm regulations regulate the details.

5.8 Valuables and larger sums of money are not brought along to prevent theft (there is no insurance cover). Lost property should be handed in to the class teacher or the caretaker and kept safe.

Anyone who violates the house rules will be held accountable and liable for damage.


Missed classes / leave of absence

6.1 If a student is unable to come to class, the school administration must be informed by telephone between 7.30 a.m. and 8.10 a.m. (usually by the legal guardian). A written declaration of the student's absence must be submitted to the class teacher no later than on the day classes are resumed. In cases of doubt, the school may request a medical certificate.

6.2 If a student has to leave class early, he/she can have the class teacher hand him a cancellation form (¨red note¨), which he/she must sign and return to the class teacher the next day by the legal guardian.

6.3 Doctor's appointments should be made for the time when there are no classes.

6.4 Excuses for physical education can only be issued by parents for 8 days.

6.4.1 Inability to exercise beyond this can only be certified by a doctor (certificate).

6.4.2 Inability to exercise is not to be equated with inability to go to school. Sick students who come to school must be present at physical education classes.

6.5 Leave of absence of up to 2 days must be applied for in writing to the class teacher before the start. Longer-term leave of absence as well as leave of absence at the beginning and after the vacation can only be approved by the school administration. (Application forms in the secretariat) The application must be made 6 weeks before the start of the leave of absence due to the objection period.

6.6 Unexcused absences will be reported to the legal guardians in writing as a reprimand.

6.7 Lateness to class is to be compensated for by additional hours and additional homework.

6.8 The number of hours missed and the number of delays must be noted on the reports.




7.1 If homework has been missed three times, the parent or guardian will be informed.

7.2 An oral or written review of homework in class may be graded. When assessing a student's work attitude, multiple missing homework assignments must be taken into account.

7.3 A particularly bad work attitude can be noted on the certificate in free wording.



8.1 Students are not allowed to be in the corridor in front of the entrance to the staff room at the beginning of the breaks.

8.2 Students may bring mobile phones to school but must keep them switched off and out of sight in their pockets throughout the school day. Cell phone use is prohibited both in the school building and in the schoolyard (up to the school gate). Exceptional use is only permitted with the express permission of a teacher.

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