Die rol van skoolreëls in die bestuurstaak van die hoof van 'n sekondêre skool
Groenewald, André Giles
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School rules form an important management instrument for the principal in his management of the school (i.e. management of pupil activities). The accepted view of school rules and of the term discipline has a negative connotation. This should not be so. School rules have as first aim education and teaching and discipline indicates a state of orderliness and a positive learning and educational atmosphere in which the self-discipline of pupils can prosper. This state is brought about by the intertwining of management functions amongst which the implementation of a system of rules. In order to enable the principal to fulfil the mission given to man at creation, and at the same time comply with legal and educational requirements, a system of school rules must be regarded as part of his management function. A rule system regarding management of the school (i.e. pupil management) should be made compulsory in schools by departments of education. However, it is not advisable that a complete set of school rules should be enforced on principals by such departments. Guided by his scriptural religious fundamentals, the christian principal will apply rules against the background of creation, the fall of man and his salvation. He will apply rules as though implementation is scripturally founded. School rules show a bifocal perspective regarding major management functions, planning, organizing, guidance and control. On the one hand management functions are applied to establish school rules and on the other hand existing school rules are applied as management instrument in collaboration with major and secondary management functions. School rules form an integral part of the management function of a principal. It is imperative that principals should be aware of the requirements with which school rules must comply and that these rules should form part of their daily management functions in order to ensure first rate education and teaching.
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