I. An atmosphere of prayer and faith
- Spiritual life and prayer constitute an essential characteristic of our school. Certain moments of prayer are an integral part of the timetable, and others, such as Mass, prayer, the rosary and meditation are proposed every day.
- As children share the same life, they learn the virtues of obedience, charity and generosity...
- All along the school year, spiritual renewal moments are proposed to the children.
- Catechism classes are part of our syllabus; we encourage our pupils to follow them assiduously; a liturgical formation is also planned so as to enhance each celebration.
II. A climate of instruction and respect
- Students are expected to treat the teaching staff, employees and visitors with respect and consideration.
- Bad words and swearing are not tolerated in the establishment.
- Learning to live harmoniously together, by respecting oneself and others, occupies an important place in our college. Regular lessons are devoted to reviewing the importance of good behaviour. Pupils are required to respect these standards.
- The Immaculate Conception uniform is not only imposed for practical reasons; it is also an acceptance of the school pedagogical project. When allowed to wear other clothes students should make sure that these are clean and decent.
- Pupils are expected to keep school facilities tidy and clean, especially their personal spaces (dormitory, cupboards, desk...). Chewing gum is forbidden.
- Each student has an important role to play in the establishment; for this reason he is asked to be punctual at all activities concerning community life: lessons, sport activities, study.
- Development of personal talents is encouraged and, in agreement with teaching staff, students are able to determine the time devoted to personal activities.
- All electronic equipment capable of reproducing music, video clips and able to connect to the internet are forbidden. Reading lights are permitted only for reading. USB keys are allowed, but must not contain data contrary to Christian morals. Teaching staff reserve the right to control that these conditions are respected.
- Silence is imposed in certain areas and at certain times in the school; pupils are expected to comply with these restrictions.
- The school education team is always available to listen to the pupils. In all confidentiality they can ask for an explanation, information, a motivation at any time
- The Disciplinary Board is comprised of the Rector, Academic Director and another member of the education staff. It is convened in cases of serious misconduct and determines the adequate sanction. At the second warning, the pupil is expelled from school for several days. At the third warning, he is sent home for good. Parents are always warned.
III. An atmosphere of study and culture
- Small classes enable personalised training. This means that we can supervise the work of each pupil individually, get to know his needs and encourage him to achieve the best results. On the other hand, pupils must strive to obtain good results.
- We ask our pupils to be attentive and to behave respectfully during lessons. We encourage them to participate and to hold up their hands to ask relevant questions.
- When a pupil disrupts the class, he will be sent out to report to the Master of Studies who will decide what action is required.
- When work is given in, it should be complete and neatly laid-out. Should the pupil not be able to do his work, the pupil must provide a note from the Master of Studies giving a valid reason.
- We endeavour to establish a relationship of trust and personal conviction; our aim is to eradicate cheating and lying from school life. This type of behaviour is taken very seriously.
- During study, pupils must respect the work of the others and take maximum advantage of the allocated time; a teacher or instructor is present to help them if needed and to check that work is done properly.
- The period of end-term exams is important for the success of our pupils and for the preparation of their State diplomas; parents are requested to fully respect these periods.
- The school organises cultural visits which are considered to be times of formation and discovery. Pupils must have exemplary behaviour during these outings. They are encouraged to take full advantage of these activities so as to acquire a good level of general culture.
- Our pupils must develop a taste for reading and good literature. In collaboration with the Master of Studies a reading programme is planned. To give unity to this project, we invite parents to come to an agreement with the Master of Studies if they want their child to read certain literary works.
IV. Family-school relationship
- School and parents form a one and only team. For this reason we welcome their questions and initiatives.
- To help our pupils follow their school curriculum, we ask parents to adhere to the established calendar and time-tables. Should a change be necessary the school should be warned in good time in order to adapt.
- Each year, the school organises meetings with the teachers and activities for the parents. It is highly recommended for parents to attend so as to be better acquainted with the educators and the school spirit.