Mary Ward (1585 - 1645)

Foundress of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Rules of Conducts Discipline
  • Enrollment in Loreto House implies, willingness in parents and pupils to comply with the requirements and regulations of the school.
  • The pupils of Loreto House, are expected to behave in a lady- like manner on all occasions. They should address all members of the staff with due respect and politeness. They must show gentleness and courtesy to their companions. Refinement of manners, uprightness and self restraint should be the hallmark of every pupil of the school.
  • Irregular attendance, habitual idleness, disobedience or conduct injurious to the tone of the school, are sufficient reasons for the dismissal of a pupil.
  • Reports on the general progress of the pupils will be sent to parents during the year. These should be studied carefully and returned to the school authorities, signed by the parents or guardians. Promotion is granted on the basis of the whole year's work of the pupil; hence the importance of regularity in attendance and work. The decision of the school authorities with regard to promotion is final.
  • Parents are requested to see that their children attend school punctually and to ensure that those who come to take the children home are here at the hour of dismissal. No parent/servant etc. will be allowed into the school premises or permitted to take a child home without producing the child's identity card. The observance of these regulations is of vital importance for the safety of the children and for school discipline.
  • No pupil may leave the school premises during school hours without the permission of the Principal and the required gate pass, which is to be collected from the School Office.
  • Parents or guardians are not allowed to see their children or meet teachers during school hours without the permission of the Principal and by a previous appointment, as the members of the Staff may not leave the classroom during a teaching period.
  • Parents must consult the Principal should they wish to have private tuition for their children from members of the School Staff, since such tuition is not, as a rule encouraged.
  • Pupils must wear the correct clean school uniform. Class VI-X: Skirts must be knee length; Class XI & XII must have theirs at least two inches below the knees. No jewellery except a wrist watch and a pair of simple small earnings may be worn. Only natural colour, transparent prescription contact lenses are allowed. Hair may not be coloured and must be tied back, or if too short, a hair band must be worn. Mehndi on the hands without due reason and the prior permission from the Principal is strictly forbidden. Students must wear their Identity Cards at all times.
  • No cell-phones, books, periodicals, pictures, newspapers or expensive pens, pencil boxes, water-bottles etc. shall be brought into the school or circulated among the students. If a student is found in possession of a cell phone during school hours, it will be confiscated and the Management will not entertain any pleas for its return. This is necessary to safeguard the value system of the school. The school will not be held responsible for the safe custody of any such item. Personal property e.g. books, cardigans, bags etc. should bear the name or the owner.
  • Every pupil is expected to take part in all school activities. This regulation also applies when such activities take place out of the usual school hours. Should Seminars or Training Sessions be organised, all concerned students are expected to attend.
  • All damage to school property must be compensated for at the cost of the offender.
  • Parents are to ensure their children have breakfast before leaving for school. They are to give their children a snack if they have to stay back after school. Buying eatables from the street vendors is forbidden. They are to use the school canteen.
  • Visiting clubs, restaurants, shopping malls and theaters in school uniform is strictly forbidden, so is loitering around outside the school after school hours.
  • No collection of money is allowed without the Principal's sanction. Students are not permitted to give personal gifts to members of the staff. Children are permitted to give only inexpensive sweets to their friends on their birthdays. Distribution of gifts or invitations to parties is not allowed.
  • All correspondence regarding the pupils should be neatly written and addressed to the Principal.
  • The Principal can, in the interest of the school, and without assigning any reason, ask a parent to remove a child at or previous to the end of the current term.