|Code of Conduct|
The King David Schools were established to facilitate the continuity of the South African Jewish Community through providing a meaningful and high quality Jewish and secular education in a social and cultural Jewish environment. The Schools remain committed to this objective.
King David is a national and traditional Jewish Day School in that it forms part of the Orthodox Jewish Community and adheres to Orthodoxy in its Religious teachings and practices and views Israel as central to Jewish life and to the welfare of the Jewish people, a view which it advances in its curriculum and programmes.
Furthermore, the Schools are conscious of their responsibilities toward South Africa and are committed to the advancement of civic society in this country and to the welfare of all its people.
To advance these objectives, the King David Schools aim to develop Jewish youth who are:
- Ethical and humane in their attitude towards others
- Observant of their Religion and culture
- Committed to the survival of the Jewish people and to the welfare of both Israel and South Africa
- Stimulated to regard learning as a life long pursuit
- Endowed with skills and personal qualities to realise their individual potential to the fullest extent.
This last mentioned objective is fundamental to the ethos of the King David Schools - each pupil is regarded as a unique individual and is to be allowed to develop his or her potential to the fullest extent and is to be respected for his or her individuality.
These aims and objectives can only be realised in the atmosphere where the respect for all pupils and teachers is the norm. Behaviour and conduct which is disruptive or disrespectful and which precludes the Schools and their professional staff from pursuing and giving effect to these aims prejudices the School and all participants. Accordingly, this Code of Conduct sets out the standard of behaviour required from each pupil and the penalties for non-compliance. The objective is not simply punitive. Rather, the object is to create and maintain an atmosphere where all pupils can pursue their scholastic careers in a meaningful manner thus allowing the King David Schools to achieve its objectives to the benefit of the Jewish and general communities in South Africa.