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Craighouse School Life Guide

The presentation of the School Life Guide to teachers and parents in 2011 was an important milestone in the development of values. This official document replaces our Discipline Document, and its objective is to guide the Craighouse School Community in the creation of a positive school culture and environment, promoting the development of values.
The main changes of this guide have to do with moving from a heteronomous to an autonomous type of education from the point of view of values, as well as emphasising positive behaviours and promoting values that will allow our pupils to reach their full potential.


Coordinator of 'Convivencia Escolar' Mrs María Paz Saumann Molina


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Protocols for cases of accusations of agressions and or violation of pupil's rights

In coherence with our Educational Project, one of our aims at Craighouse School is to provide all members of our community with a safe environment where their integrity is protected. Our School Life Guide, together with our Formative and Academic Curricula, promote a culture of respect among all members of the school community.
However, we must be alert to any possible situations within this community, and which transgress its rules and values, put the safety of one of the members at risk, and physically or psychologically harm our pupils.
In this document we describe the procedures that the school will follow through a series of protocols, whose purpose is to protect the integrity and privacy of each pupil, without revealing their situation to the community, nor any possible sanctions, if applicable, as per the School Life Guide. Information regarding sanctions or formative measures will only be given to the families involved, and only with respect to their own child.


Protocols for cases of accusations of aggression and/or violation of pupils' rights

Policy on emotional development and sexuality education

Regarding emotional development and sexuality education, Craighouse School has created an internal policy that defines the fundamentals and central values in this matter, and that clarifies the school’s position regarding “sensitive” issues; i.e. those that can be harder to discuss and reflect upon with our children or pupils, due to the values that underpin them.
This policy has served as an institutional foundation that teachers can use when working on the contents regarding emotional development and sexuality, in classrooms between Play Group and Year 12.


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Prevention of drug use and alcohol policy

At Craighouse School we have built our own approach in the creation and implementation of prevention strategies for drug and alcohol abuse. This approach considers prevention as part of our Educational Project, defining an institutional policy around the issue and also developing specific actions within our prevention programme.
This policy describes the school’s position and how we deal with drug and alcohol abuse prevention, stating the following:

  • The school considers it essential to promote values and attitudes that favour the personal development of its students in an environment free from drug use and alcohol abuse.
  • The school considers the prevention of drug consumption a top priority task for the family, and one that must be shared with the school.
  • The school expects a personal commitment from each pupil and member of the educational community to help maintain an educational environment free from drug consumption and alcohol abuse.
  • The school does not permit the consumption of illegal drugs and alcohol on its premises nor during school-related activities. Likewise, the sale of these substances is not permitted on the premises.
  • The school believes that the problem of drug and/or alcohol dependence can be remedied, in as far as each pupil makes a personal commitment to help achieve it.
  • In a context of strict confidentiality, the school will make special efforts to help those pupils who are found using drugs and/or abusing alcohol, and who together with their families, express their willingness to overcome the problem.
  • The school reserves the right to request evaluations by independent specialists when a pupil is found to be using drugs or abusing alcohol, and to adopt all relevant disciplinary actions for students that violate the regulations established in this Policy.

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Inclusion Policy

In 2005, Craighouse School declared in its Educational Project that we accept all members of a family. Consequently, we developed an Inclusion Programme for the children of the families in our community who have special needs so that the Educational Project can benefit the development of their skills.
As a school we respect and value differences, and we seek to offer each of our pupils the best significant learning opportunities and possibilities for development as individuals, and we hope to contribute so that in the future each pupil can support their local reality or the global society.


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School Uniform and Personal Appearance Policy

For Craighouse School the uniform faithfully reflects our history and traditions; therefore, in 2012 we decided to renew our image so as to highlight the attributes of formality, British traditions and respect in the new garments. This information was shared in due course with the whole community.


School Uniform and Personal Appearance Policy

Infirmary Regulations

The objective of the infirmary is to provide timely professional medical attention for any accidents and/or health problems that pupils may have during school hours, including during extracurricular activities. The purpose is to ensure pupils’ wellbeing and the continuity of academic activities.
In case of emergency, pupils will be taken, by either road or air transport, directly to Clínica Alemana.
The infirmary is currently attended by three professional nurses working full time Monday to Thursday from 8.05 a.m. to 6.05 p.m. and Friday from 8.05 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is also a paramedic on duty at the playing fields and at all sporting events.


Health and Hygiene Protocol