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The disciplinary system is a huge and difficult responsibility.  In order to maintain a culture of teaching and learning, there must be a climate of order.  The merit system was developed to enhance the disciplinary system at the school and relies on all role-players to make an informed decision in order to deal decisively, but effectively with the child.


  • Star charts (Grade 1 to 3)

  • Challenge charts (Grade 1 to 3)

  • Positive reports (Grade 4 to 12)

  • Awareness notes (Grade 4)

  • Negative reports (Grade 5 to 12)

  • Study classes

  • Detention

  • Interviews with a Head of Grade

  • Interview with parents / guardians

  • Internal disciplinary investigation

  • Isolation

  • Written warning

  • Suspension

  • Disciplinary hearing



These levels are not necessarily consecutive. The punishment must fit the transgression.  Parents are encouraged to support, rather than challenge the school’s disciplinary system.



  • The class or subject teacher is responsible for the behaviour of his/her class.  The parents, who are the primary educators, are assisted by the teachers to guide the learner towards being a responsible adult. 

  • The class or subject teacher spends a great part of the day with the child, and in some cases far more time interacting with the child than the parent is able to.  The teacher’s role as nurturer becomes vital.

  • The teacher encourages the learners by issuing stars, celebrating successes, giving learners positive attention.

  • It is sometimes necessary for the teacher to step out of the role of nurturer into that of disciplinarian.  The positive attention gives way to disciplinary measures which may include an awareness note, detention, verbal warning, interview with parents and isolation.




The learners in the Junior Primary Phase are taught by their class teacher. Thus, a hands-on approach is followed.  The teacher can track the learner’s behaviour and emotional well-being throughout the day and week.  The classification of transgressions are uniform for all grades in the school, but the consequences are managed differently for Grades 1 to 3.  We have two systems that work hand-in-hand: a Star chart and a Challenge chart.


Star chart


  • Each class has a board with three columns: green, orange and red.

  • At the beginning of the week all the learners’ names are in the green column.

  • A learner receives 3 warnings for bad behaviour or transgressions, after which the learner will receive an “X”.  Three ”X’s” and the learner’s name will move from the green column to the orange column.

  • Three more warnings, followed by the “X’s”, will move the learner’s name from orange to the red

  • column.

  • At the end of each week the learner receives a star:

  • If the learner’s name is in the green column, the learner will receive a gold star.

  • If the learner’s name is in the orange column, the learner will receive a silver star.

  • If the learner’s name is in the red column, the learner will receive a red star.

  • These stars are posted on the learner’s Star chart. 

  • On Monday the Star chart is sent home for the parents to sign.  The learners move back to green, and everyone starts with a clean slate.

  • At least 70% of the stars must be gold for the learner to be awarded a Merit button at the end of the term.

  • The class teacher keeps record of the transgressions (“X’s”) for feedback to the parents.


Challenge chart


  • Each learner has a Challenge chart.

  • Learners receive a gold sticker for getting 5 “Good Work!” stickers in their workbooks.

  • Learners receive a coloured sticker for any positive behaviour.  This is determined by the class teacher.  The Emphasis is on getting attention for positive behaviour.

  • If the learner’s row is filled up with stickers, the teacher will give the learner a small surprise.

  • A learner may request to have one of the “X’s” on the Star chart removed instead of getting a sticker.  This teaches the learner some negotiating and decision-making skills.





  • Homework not done / incomplete or unsatisfactory work or homework

  • Books left at home

  • Coming late / unpunctuality

  • Unacceptable language usage

  • Disrespectful behaviour or disobedience

  • Failing a topic test (under 40%)

  • Failing a blitz test (under 50%)

  • PT clothes left at home / not wearing the correct uniform (see School Uniform Policy)

  • Eating in class / chewing bugglegum

  • Not returning a signed document

  • Copying work / Allowing work to be copied

  • Doing homework in register class



  • Disrupting a class

  • Unacceptable appearance or hairstyle (see Hair Policy and School Uniform Policy)

  • In possession of a cell phone during school hours (see Cell Phone Policy)

  • Unauthorised driving on school grounds, driving a vehicle on the school grounds without a valid license or permission from the principal. (see Vehicle Policy)

  • Undermining authority of teachers, monitors or the prefects

  • Unauthorised absenteeism from lessons, school or school activities (see Absenteeism Policy)

  • Dishonesty

  • Cheating during examinations or tests





  • If a learner transgresses, an Awareness note is completed and sent home.  The parent(s) or guardian(s) sign the document to indicate that they take note of the transgression and send the Awareness note back to school.

  • The register teacher will contact the parents and arrange for a consultative meeting if the learner’s behaviour profile is of concern. The Head of Department, the class teacher, the principal and the parents are present at such a meeting.






  • A negative report is completed if a learner transgresses with a Grade A ordinary offence.  The date, the teacher involved and the transgression are noted and both the learner and teacher sign the report. The transgression is entered on the administrative program, Edupac, and the parents receive a notification (via sms) that a transgression took place.  The negative report is filed.

  • The sms that the parents receive only informs the parents about the type of transgression.  It is expected that the parents and the learner discuss the incident and the learner informs the parents about the detail of the transgression.  Parents are welcome to contact the school if they are unsure of the information they received.

  • Homework not done and Unsatisfactory work:  A sms will go out to the parents that the learner will have to sit study class the next day to do or redo the homework.  It would have been ideal if the learner could do this study class on the same day as the transgression, but logistically it is not possible.

  • A learner can be put on detention after the third negative report in a term.

  • A notice is sent out to the parents via sms, informing them of the date of the detention class.

  • If a learner receives detention for the second time in any given term, he/she will receive a written warning.  This is sent to the parents.  This letter must be signed and sent back to school.

  • The Head of Grade will contact the parents and arrange for a consultative meeting if the learner’s academic profile is of concern.

  • The Internal Disciplinary Committee will contact the parents if they are concerned about the learner’s behaviour.  Parents may contact the Internal Disciplinary Committee if they are concerned about the learner’s conduct.




  • The learner is sent to one of the members of the Internal Disciplinary Committee.

  • The member of the Internal Disciplinary Committee investigates the transgression and after deliberating on all the available evidence, has an interview with the learner, and if it is deemed necessary, the parents.

  • The member of the Internal Disciplinary Committee completes the Ordinary Offence Transgression Report form.  This form is sent to be processed on Edupac and filed.

  • The member of the Internal Disciplinary Committee may refer the matter to the whole committee if further investigation is needed.




  • Bullying, stalking, cyberbullying, cyberstalking

  • Bringing the school’s name in disrepute.  This includes harming the reputation of the school and any of the teachers or coaches involved at Walvis Bay Private High School. This transgression includes spreading untruths either through gossiping or via cyber platforms such as Facebook, WhatsApp,

  • Instagram, Telegram, etc.

  • Possession of pornographic material

  • Blatant disregard of examination regulations, pattern of absenteeism, e.g. being absent on test days

  • Unexcused absenteeism (for ten consecutive days or ten non-consecutive days over a six-month period, up to a total of 21 days)

  • The use and/or possession of alcohol in public and/or on school grounds (see Substance Abuse Policy)

  • Under the influence of intoxicating liquor – either in or outside of school

  • Smoking during school activities or possession of tobacco products, or vaping or possession of electronic cigarettes, or smoking or possession of hookah pipes while wearing school uniform (see Substance Abuse Policy)

  • Vandalism (see Vandalism Policy)





  • Transgression of serious offences could result in immediate isolation.

  • Depending on the nature of the transgression, a learner can be isolated until the investigation of the case is complete. This can be to a maximum of 5 school days.

  • The learner will receive notice of an internal disciplinary investigation.  A meeting will be scheduled with the parents, where the parents will be notified of the disciplinary investigation. 

  • The Internal Disciplinary Committee may decide, after weighing all the evidence in the investigation, to refer the case to the Board of Directors for a formal disciplinary hearing.



  • Continuation of serious offences, despite the corrective measures provided by the Internal Disciplinary Committee.

  • Dealing in, use or possession of prohibited or dangerous dependence-producing drugs or potentially dangerous dependence-producing drugs. (This includes alcohol and any other drugs like dagga, ecstasy, cocaine, etc.)

  • Forging documents

  • Possession of weapons, including knives, during any school activity

  • Sabotage

  • Fighting (impulsive actions)

  • Physical assault and/or assault by threat

  • Assault with the intent to do grievous bodily harm. (This is where a learner uses a weapon to assault another, like a knife, shoed feet, knuckle duster, cricket bat, piece of wood, anything that is not a bare hand or fist.)

  • Sexual harassment (including being harassed via any cyber platform)

  • Theft

  • Being convicted of any criminal offence.





Transgression of any of the very serious offences will result in immediate suspension and a meeting with the parents, where they will receive notice of a disciplinary hearing. 



The above sanctions are standard responses to particular offences. This school’s application of the standard procedures and sanctions takes place after careful consideration is given to the circumstances of the learner, the nature of the offence and the of the learner’s behaviour effect upon the school community.

The school reserves the right to refer any incident involving criminal behaviour to the Namibian Police for investigation and possible sanction.



  • All the positive and negative reports, Grade B ordinary offence transgressions and written warnings are entered onto Edupac and filed in the learner’s file.  The file is available to learners and their parents.

  • This system teaches the learners to take responsibility for their own actions.

  • It enables the Principal, Heads of Grades and Internal Disciplinary Committee and the Head of the Anchor Centre to detect problems early.

  • The parents are kept informed about the child’s academic performance.

  • The learners know what and where the boundaries are.




  • Each learner starts with 100 merit points each term. They earn points for Positive reports, meeting their academic standard, being a positive ambassador for the school.  Any achievement is also rewarded.

  • They lose points for Negative reports, not meeting their target marks, transgressions and Written warnings.

  • At the end of each term the points are added up.  The Internal Disciplinary Committees decide on a minimum number of points that a learner must have accumulated to be able to study at home for the examination.  The learners receive a letter informing them and their parents whether they are allowed to study at home. This letter must be signed by the parents/guardians and sent back to school.

  • Learners who obtained an above average number of points (to be determined by the Internal Disciplinary Committees) will receive a merit button.  The first button is bronze. If the learner meets the standard for a second button, the bronze button is replaced by a silver button.  The learner will receive a gold button for meeting the standard a third time.




  • Learners receive positive reports for meeting their target marks in Topic tests.

  • Positive reports are also given to learners for doing their homework regularly or delivering a project of exceptional standard.

  • Learners can also receive positive reports for showing commitment to an activity at school, or for showing a positive attitude towards the school for a period of time.

  • The merit system is built around the concept of positive recognition and care must be taken to not use the positive reports as a barter item. 




  • Topic tests are vital to the learner’s continuous assessment each term.  The test timetable will be published in the first newsletter of the term.

  • If a learner fails a test, he/she will lose 10 merit points.  The parents are notified via sms that the learner failed a test in a specific subject.  Learners should receive their test marks no longer than 4 days after the test was written.  The pass mark is 40% for all tests written in Grades 5 to 12.



  • A learner who received 3 or more negatives may be put on detention.

  • The learner is notified on Thursday and a letter is sent to the parents which must be signed and sent back.  The detention takes place on Mondays from 14h00 until 15h00.

  • The parents are notified via sms on the Friday prior to the detention date.  The learner is issued with a detention letter, Edupac Individual Conduct Report, detailing the transgressions.  This report must be signed and returned to school.

  • The learners are required to do written homework or summaries during this period.  They are not allowed to read books or draw for leisure. If a learner has Design and Technology as a subject, the designs may be drawn during detention.

  • A teacher will invigilate this detention.




  • Study class operates for Grade 8 to 12 only.

  • It is imperative that the learners do their homework every day. 

  • If the homework is not done or the teacher is not satisfied with the standard of work done, the learner will receive a negative report about the incident. The parents will receive an sms informing them about the work not done or not done properly, and that the learner must report for study class the following day.

  • Study classes are from 14h00 until 15h00 and are supervised by a teacher.  Learners in the study class will be expected to do their written homework during that period.

  • A learner who does not report to the study class will be put on detention the next Monday.




  • Isolation is a period determined by the Internal Disciplinary Committees.  The learner is separated from the classroom environment and required to spend the day at a desk in the Office Area, Anchor Centre or Academic Centre.  The learner reports to the member of the Internal Disciplinary Committee in charge of the case each morning.  Work is set and monitored by the subject teachers.  Breaktime is spent isolated from peers.

  • This procedure is designed to be a cooling-off period.  The learner must use this time to reflect on his/her actions that demanded this disciplinary measure.

  • Recommend expulsion to the Regional Director.

  • The decision of the Board of Directors’ Disciplinary Committee is noted on the Disciplinary hearing form, signed by the chairperson of the hearing committee, the learner and the parents.  One copy is filed and one is sent to the Inspector.  In case of expulsion, a copy, together with all relevant documents, is sent to the Regional Director.



  • The parents and the learner receive a written notice about the date and time of the hearing.  Present at such a hearing are: the Principal, Members of the Internal Disciplinary Committee at the school, the learner and his/her parents.  The Head of the Anchor Centre is present when the case requires her expertise.  Other persons concerned, e.g. teachers or witnesses, may be invited as well.

  • The member of the Internal Disciplinary Committee that handles the case presents the learner’s profile and lays out the evidence.  The learner is then invited to state his/her case.  There is often a discussion between the parents and the members of the Internal Disciplinary Committee.

  • After the hearing the Internal Disciplinary Committee may decide to:

  • Issue some form of punishment

  • Recommend some external treatment or help

  • Recommend suspension for a few school days (maximum 5 school days).  If a learner is suspended, he/she may not take part in any school activities during that period.  The learner is, however, expected to keep up with his/her academic program.  Any tests or examinations written in that period will be facilitated by the Head of the Anchor Centre.

  • Issue a written warning

  • Referral to the Board of Directors’ Disciplinary Committee.

  • The decision of the Internal Disciplinary Committee is noted on the Internal Disciplinary Hearing form, signed by the principal, the learner and the parents.  One copy is filed.

  • The learner and his/her parents have an opportunity to appeal the decision of the Internal Disciplinary Committee within 24 hours of the Internal Disciplinary Investigation.

  • The Internal Disciplinary Committee may, after reviewing all the evidence, refer the case to the Board of Directors’ Disciplinary Committee for a Disciplinary Hearing.




  • The parents and the learner receive a written notice about the date and time of the hearing.  Present at such a hearing are: two members of the Board of Directors (one member will preside as the Chairman of the Hearing), the principal, the learner and his/her parents and members of the Internal Disciplinary Committee of the school.  Other persons concerned, e.g. teachers or witnesses, may be invited as well.

  • The member of the Internal Disciplinary Committee in charge of the case presents the learner’s profile to the Board and the learner has the opportunity to state his/her case.  The input of the parents is expected and necessary.

  • After the hearing the Disciplinary Committee may decide to:

  • Issue some form of punishment

  • Recommend suspension for a few school days (maximum 10 school days).  If a learner is suspended, he/she may not take part in any school activities during that period. The learner is, however, expected to keep up with his/her academic program.  Any tests or examinations written in that period will be handled by the Head of the Anchor Centre.

  • Issue a written warning

  • Issue a final warning in writing



  • The Heads of Grades are appointed to assist the learners and their subject teachers in the progress of the academic program.  If the learner’s lack of progress is due to some form of emotional distress, the Head of Grade refers the learner to the Head of the Anchor Centre.  If the learner’s lack of progress is due to disciplinary or behavioural issues, the learner is referred to the Internal Disciplinary Committee. 

  • Feedback to the Head of Grade is expected and imperative.

  • The Heads of Grades will decide on the action that should be taken: Interview with the learner, profile form, discussion with parents or referral to the councillors.

  • The Heads of Grades circulate learner profiles of the identified learners. One copy of the profile form is kept in the Head of Grade file and one is filed on the learner’s personal file.

  • The Heads of Grades act as a link between the teaching staff, the learners and the office.  They keep the staff informed about specific information regarding learners under investigation.

  • The Heads of Grades make sure that the teachers are aware of individual learners’ study difficulties.  Parents inform the office which, in turn, will inform Heads of Grades.

  • If a teacher has information regarding a particular learner, this information should be given to the Head of Grade, Internal Disciplinary Committee and the Head of the Anchor Centre before it is made available to the staff in general.

  • If a teacher has a particular query about a learner, the Head of Grade should be notified, so that he/she can arrange for a learner profile at the next meeting.

  • It is important to note that complaints about learners with behavioural and disciplinary problems are dealt with by the Internal Disciplinary Committee.

  • Minutes must be taken of all discussions.




  • There are two Internal Disciplinary Committees at the school: one that functions in the Primary Phase (Gr 1 to 7) and one that functions in the Secondary Phase.  The Principal is the Chairman of both the committees, and he appoints the teachers who will serve on these committees.

  • The Internal Disciplinary Committee handles all matters regarding discipline.  All transgressions from Ordinary Offences Grade B to Very Serious Offences.  If a learner commit any of these offences, the learner is sent to a member of this committee.  It is important that the Internal Disciplinary Committee Report form be completed and processed on Edupac. This committee should meet regularly to keep each other up to date.

  • The Internal Disciplinary Committee liaise with the Head of Grade, the Head of Anchor Centre, the register teacher and the subject teachers.




The subject teachers complete a Learner Profile when it is requested by the Principal or the Head of Grade.

The Learner Profile makes provision for the teacher to summarise the learner’s academic progress and behaviour in class.



  • No learner may stay away from school unless he/she is ill, or unless the Principal has given permission prior to the day of absence.  Learners will not be allowed to leave school unless satisfactory transport arrangements have been made.

  • When a learner has a valid reason to be absent, a letter of explanation by the parent/ guardian must be handed in beforehand.

  • Parents must inform the school before 08h00 that a learner is absent.  If this is not done, the receptionist will follow up and afterwards inform the staff of the reason of absence.

  • Absence of 2 days or longer requires learners to produce a medical certificate upon returning to school.

  • No learner may leave the school grounds without written permission from the office.

  • Only in exceptional circumstances may learners leave school early for private affairs. All appointments for the afternoon should be made well in advance.

  • Absenteeism of any kind during examinations is only permitted if accompanied by a medical certificate.

  • The principal should be informed if there has been a death in the family.

  • Frequent absenteeism by a learner may lead to poor academic results.

  • Chronic absence can affect all learners when teachers have to spend time reviewing concepts for learners who missed the lesson in the first place.  Sending catch-up work home is not the solution.

  • In case work was missed, it becomes the learner’s responsibility to catch up.

  • If a learner is absent during a Topic test, a doctor’s certificate must be produced.  It is up to the teacher’s discretion whether the learner is to write another test.

  • Learners who wish to leave the classroom during the lesson must do so at the beginning of the lesson so as not to disrupt the class during the lesson and may not leave the classroom without the appropriate pass.

  • If a teacher is informed by the parent, the teacher must inform the office.

  • Absenteeism must be done by the teacher him-/herself and not by a learner.

  • The teacher must indicate clearly when the child is ill or absent due to a sport or cultural activity, etc.




  • The school acknowledges that cell phones have become an important and useful means of communication.  However, it is also aware that their use and abuse, particularly by learners, pose social, ethical and safety concerns.

  • Cell phones are not permitted at Walvis Bay Private School during school hours.  If a learner is in possession of a cell phone upon entering the school in the morning, the cell phone must be placed in an envelope with the learner’s name written on the envelope, and handed in at the office.  At the end of the academic day, the learner collects the cell phone from the receptionist.

  • Consequences for using a cell phone during school hours or failing to hand the cell phone in are 25 merit points deducted from the learner on the Merit System and the cell phone being confiscated. 

  • A N$200 fine must be paid to the financial secretary to release the cell phone at the end of the school day.





  • Hair must be neat and tidy.

  • Hair may not be cut according to extreme fashion trends.

  • Fringes may not touch the eyebrows.

  • Hair may not touch the ears or collar.

  • Sideburns may not be longer than the middle of the ear.

  • Hair colour must look natural.

  • No gel, wax or any kind of hair products are allowed in the hair.

  • Moustaches and beards are not allowed.



  • Hair must be neat and tidy.

  • Fringes may not touch the eyebrows.

  • Hair longer than the collar must be worn in a ponytail, plait, 2 pigtails or neat bun.  Loose hair may not cover the face, but must be fastened in such a way that it does not fall into the face.

  • Hair colour other than the learner’s natural colour will not be allowed.

  • Only dark blue, black, brown, white or plain school-related-colour hair elastic bands or accessories may be used.

  • No head scarves are allowed.




  • Learners not feeling well must be sent to the secretary.

  • A learner cannot come to school to write a Topic test and immediately thereafter go home. 

  • The secretary will then hand the learner medication and the learner returns to his/her class.

  • If necessary, the secretary admits the learner to the sick bay.

  • If the learner is too ill to be treated at school, the secretary obtains permission from the principal to send the learner home.

  • His/her parents are notified and asked to fetch the learner.

  • The names of all the learners who are sent home in this way, must be entered in a register and thoroughly controlled.

  • The names of learners that are injured during school hours or during sport meetings must be entered into a prescribed register available in the secretary’s office.  All information must be written down.  The teacher in charge of the sport meeting or the teacher on playground duty is responsible for completing the register.




  • No motorised vehicles of any type are permitted on the school grounds without written permission from the Principal.

  • Cars will only be permitted under exceptional circumstances.

  • A learner must be in possession of a legal driver’s licence before he/she applies for permission to drive a vehicle on the school grounds.

  • Once a learner has obtained permission to drive a vehicle to school, the vehicle must be parked in the designated area during school hours.

  • The helmets are handed in at the office before the school starts in the morning and collected at the end of the school day.

  • Learners are not allowed to go to their vehicles during school hours.




  • The possession, use or distribution of illegal drugs, including alcohol and tobacco, are prohibited in

  • Namibian schools.

  • According to law, smoking in public places is prohibited.  Walvis Bay Private School is a declared smoke-free zone.

  • According to the law no under 18-year old may enter a facility where alcohol is sold.  Learners may do so only in the company of their parents or guardians.




  • Walls, doors, ceilings, pin boards, blackboards, posters, desks, tables and chairs must be kept clean and clear of graffiti.

  • The damaging and/or defacing of school equipment, textbooks, library books, exercise books and

  • stationary is unacceptable.

  • No learner may force a door open or climb through a window to gain access to or exit any of the

  • buildings or classrooms.

  • No learner may tamper with any vehicle, bicycle or motorcycle which is not their own.

  • All bicycles must be securely locked at the start of the school day.

  • No learner may remove, tamper with, or use, without permission of the owner, any suitcase, books, clothing, personal effects or equipment which do not belong to them.

  • All books and personal effects MUST be clearly marked with the owner’s name.

  • No learner is allowed to damage any school property or litter on the school grounds on special occasions such as 40 Days, etc.

  • Vandalism to school property is a very serious offence.






  • Grey long trousers or short grey pants.

  • Navy WBPS long sleeve jersey or navy WBPS pullover (compulsory for Grades 1-11).

  • Black belt.

  • Grey school socks (long socks with shorts and grey short socks with trousers).

  • Black leather school shoes.

  • White school shirt (long sleeves or short sleeves with tie collar).

  • Blue WBPS tie for Grade 4 – 9 learners.

  • Grey WBPS tie for Grade 10 – 12 learners.

  • WBPS blazer (compulsory for Grade 8 – 12 learners).

  • Maroon school jersey or pullover for Grade 12 learners.

  • Senior Prefects – Navy blue trousers.



  • Grey WBPS tunic dress or grey skirt or trousers (WBPS tunic dress allowed on hot days without jersey or pullover).

  • WBPS long sleeve jersey or WBPS pullover (compulsory for all Grades 1-7).

  • Grey school socks (long socks with tunic dress and grey skirt, grey short socks with trousers).

  • Navy school tights with tunic dress or skirt.

  • Black leather school shoes.

  • White school shirt (long sleeves or short sleeves with tie collar for Grade 8 - 12).

  • Blue WBPS tie for Grade 4 – 9 learners.

  • Grey WBPS tie for Grade 10 – 12 learners.

  • WBPS blazer (compulsory for Grade 8 – 12 learners).

  • Maroon jersey or pullover for Grade 12 learners.

  • Senior Prefects – Navy blue skirts.




Suitable and reinforced school bags are necessary in order to protect learners’ books. School bags should also be compliant with the school’s dress code. Please cover your child’s books with ordinary thick plastic, not with ‘contact’ (self-adhesive plastic).




  • Learners in Grades 1 to 7 may wear an open collar white school shirt.

  • School jersey (compulsory) or school blazer for the junior grades.

  • Grade 12 learners are distinguished by wearing a maroon jersey/pullover with their school blazers.  The Prefects wear navy trousers (boys) and navy skirts (girls) with their school blazers.

  • No coloured T-shirt, or T-shirt with a logo, may be worn underneath a white school shirt.

  • No tracksuit tops instead of blazers and jerseys are allowed.

  • Only school related lapel badges may be worn on the blazer.

  • Learners must wear the prescribed school uniform to all school functions and activities – unless otherwise stated by the principal.

  • Learners must wear the correct, appropriate sportswear to extramural activities.

  • All matches are played in the correct sport uniform.

  • As a special favour and as acknowledgement for representation in a Namibian team, Namibian tracksuit tops and/or first team blazers or the prescribed Grade 12 jackets may be worn on Fridays only.

  • Girls must wear appropriate underwear at all times.

  • Girls may wear the prescribed grey school skirt or grey tunic dress with dark blue tights.  Dress of skirt not shorter than four fingers above the kneecap.

  • Girls may wear trousers, but for girls in Grade 8 to 12 it is compulsory to wear a school blazer with their trousers.

  • On "civvies" days, clothing has to be respectable and acceptable, and must be in line with the rules prescribed by the Disciplinary Committee.

  • No jewellery may be worn to school (except Medic Alert).

  • In cases where girls have pierced ears, a simple ring (1 cm in diameter) or round stud (without gems) may be worn in the lowest piercing on the earlobe.  No ornamentation may be on or attached to the earrings.

  • Boys may not wear any jewellery.

  • No tattoos may be visible.

  • Watches with simple straps are allowed. 

  • No make-up may be worn with the school uniform or casual wear.

  • Nails must be short and neat.  Girls may wear colourless nail polish.

  • All learners must be familiar with the uniform, appearance and hair regulations. Only the prescribed WBPS items of uniform may be worn (e.g. shirts and jerseys with badges or logos of companies, clubs or other schools are not allowed.) Ignorance of the uniform and appearance regulations is no excuse for failure to comply with the regulations.

  • Outside of school hours learners may not wear only part of their school uniform – they must either be in civvies or full school uniform.

  • Uniforms as well as shoes must be clean, tidy and well-pressed at all times. Worn-out uniform items must be replaced.

  • Learners may not put their hands in their pockets.

  • Chewing gum is not allowed on school premises or whenever a learner is in school uniform or representing the school.

  • No decorative buckles may be worn.

  • School shirts are to be tucked in at all times.

  • Learners must always be neat and correctly dressed, to present a good image of our school to the general public.  The complete uniform must be worn at all times, even when travelling to and from school.



Teachers and Grade 12 learners may acquire this jacket.  Grade 12 learners may wear it on Fridays and appropriate occasions.



Inspections are done on a regular basis.  Learners who do not wear the appropriate uniform need to report it, make the necessary excuse and acquire a permission slip from one of the members of the Internal Disciplinary Committee.  Learners who do not have a permission slip must receive a negative.




  • School sport shirt with first team jacket, matric jacket, tracksuit top or school jersey and neat long dark blue jeans with running shoes, sneakers or flat pumps for girls.

  • No bleached or torn jeans are allowed.

  • Sneakers or running shoes with laces in blue, white, black or brown.  Girls may wear flat pumps in blue, white, black or brown.

  • First team jacket, matric jacket, tracksuit top or school jersey.



  • Full tracksuit, school sport shirt and running shoes.

  • Tracksuit top and trousers can be ordered separately on request.  When wearing a tight, it must be accompanied with a pair of shorts.

  • The first team jacket or matric jacket may be worn instead of the tracksuit top.

  • If a learner does not have the full tracksuit with school sport shirt, he/she must wear the normal full school uniform to school and bring sport clothes in a bag to wear for PE periods.




The clothes learners wear as well as the behaviour of learners must be of such a nature that the discipline and normal order of the day is not disrupted.




  • No underwear may be visible.

  • No spaghetti tops.

  • No tights or skinny pants without a long top or T-shirt.

  • The length of the skirts or pants is the same as the rule for school skirts.  ¾ pants are permissible.

  • No tongue rings.

  • Normal school rules regarding hair colour and nails.

  • Hair may be worn loose, but must be tidy.

  • Only Grade 12 girls are allowed to wear light make-up and nail polish.

  • 2 earrings per ear; 1 ring per hand and 1 toe ring per foot.

  • 2 chains and a maximum of 3 armbands.

  • The blouse/shirt/top must cover the midriff.




  • No underwear may be visible.

  • 1 ring; 1 chain; 1 armband/bangle

  • Normal school rules regarding hair, beard and moustache.




  • One must always bear in mind that we have a normal school day and our clothes and the way we behave may not disturb the normal discipline and order of the day.

  • Hair products such as  gel and wax are allowed.

  • School scarfs may only be worn during the second trimester of the year.

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