In order assist incoming students and staff to be fully, actively and consciously assimilated into the IRENE SCHOOL culture, it is incumbent on all members of the community to ensure a sober, accurate and professional transmission of relevant information concerning the school. While it is understood that incoming individuals have a past based on their respective experiences, they will be expected to absorb and perfect the ethos and practices that make us who we are.
The tasks of settling-in to a new community such as setting-up one’s desk, making friends, and learning the school layout form the building blocks that allow students to focus on academics and meet their educational goals. The Students’ Council is on hand to make the process of settling-in go smoothly.
Students can then quickly turn their attention to meetings with school families, class teachers, departmental heads and then conduct subject selection.
The objectives of New Student Orientation are:
- To provide a framework for four years of holistic development, identification with and integration into the Irene School through the communication of the school history, traditions, culture, expectations, norms and standards with the aim of
- To provide information and resources that will allow students to make informed and appropriate academic plans and healthy social choices; Ex. To articulate the academic expectations of students and available academic resources
- To create a welcoming environment that builds a sense of community among the incoming class or student and connects them to staff and other students with deep and genuine appreciation and respect for diversity.
- To define the importance of using school property with caution, always minimizing sing wastage and optimizing resources to the extent of enhancing growth.
Our expectations on the Teaching staff include:
- Uphold Christian values and observe total respect for the Roman Catholic Church who is the sponsor and founder of the school
- Punctual attendance to all stipulated lessons.
- Active involvement in all school organised activities.
- Decent dressing as befitting that of a parent in front of their children.
- Use polished language that encourages growth and enhances understanding for the students.
- Prepare comprehensive Schemes of Work and lesson notes that are in line with the curriculum and the syllabus as provided by the Kenya Institute of Education.
- Diligently mark any assigned students’ work.
- Make relevant and accurate entries of content taught in the weekly record of work book.
- Make accurate and neat entries into the class mark book and subsequently into the student report form at the end of each term. (Note: rubbing, cancelling or overwriting in the report forms is strictly prohibited)
- Follow due process when dealing with errant or deviant student behaviour.
- Remain vigilant and proactive during all outings in which one is responsible for students. Communicate promptly to the school administration any serious mishap or accident that occurs while on the outing.
- When in doubt, seek assistance from the relevant personnel.
- Direct all visitors of the school to the office.
- Contribute ideas that in your considered opinion will enable the school to improve in the respective domain.
- Remain in school for the duration one is on duty.
- Act decisively, firmly and fairly to all students at all times.
- Assist any student who may come to you for academic advice, assistance or concern. Should it become clear to you that the nature of assistance the student is seeking is out of your professional jurisdiction and scope; refer them promptly to the appropriate department from whence assistance would be forthcoming.
- Seek permission directly from the Principal in the event of an impending absence from school and indicate the nature of work left for the students and which member of faculty will be in charge.
- Account fully for any school property under your care and surrender it back in good condition after use.
- Use school property with caution, always minimising wastage and optimising resources to the extent of enhancing student potential.
- Account comprehensively for all monies received for purposes of enhancing school programs.
- In the unfortunate event of a disagreement with a faculty member, seek appropriate redress and bring the situation under wraps before it degenerates into a verbal or physical assault. Seek solutions from those directly involved and do not drag other members of faculty who are not involved.