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Each school has a code of conduct that explains the forms of misconduct prohibited by the school as well as the accompanying consequences. When your child is enrolled at the school, he/she is provided with the code of conduct, so that they are clearly aware of what is and isn’t allowed. However, suspension is a serious action, and schools cannot simply suspend a child for just any offence. The Schools Act (84 of 1996) specifically states that a school can only suspend a learner in cases of serious misconduct and after following a fair and just procedure.
If your child is suspended, the school must initiate disciplinary proceedings within 7 days of the suspension by giving written notice to your child. The notice must state the following:
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* This is only basic legal advice and cannot be relied on solely. The information is correct at the time of being sent to publishing.
Date added: 19 January 2023
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