Student Conduct

1 Timothy 4:12 exhorts young believers to be examples to other believers in “speech, life, love, faith, and moral purity.” Good behaviour must come from a heart of love and obedience to Jesus Christ and to those He has placed in authority over us. In this spirit of obedience to authority and to Christ, the following conduct should be observed:

  1. Respect for others and those in authority are virtues we appreciate seeing in our students.
  2. Addressing adults by “yes ma’ or “no sir” is proper and expected. (1 Peter 5:5-6).
  3. Positive, honest, encouraging, and affirming speech are virtues we strive for at dwis. vulgarity, profanity, gossip, crude and demeaning comments, and lying have no place in a christian school and will not be tolerated at dwis. The use of slang is improper and will be corrected through discipline (Colossians 3:8-9; Ephesians 4:29).
  4. Since self-control and humility are character traits we want to practice at OJOMOH EDUCATION CENTRE, boisterous action or talk, bullying, fighting, or picking on another student shall not be tolerated. Hands and feet should be kept to one’s self (Galatians 5:22-23).
  5. As stewards of the property God has given us, wilful destruction of property that belongs to the school, a fellow student, or a staff member will not be tolerated. Damaged property must be repaired or paid for by the student. If a student causes damage to school property, the expenses will be added to his/her school fees.
  6. Honourable conduct with one another is emphasized at OJOMOH EDUCATION CENTRE. In relation to the opposite sex; students must avoid any situation that might compromise the integrity of boy-girl relationship. Therefore, these basic guidelines exist to protect students from unnecessary problems. A boy and girl should refrain from holding hands, embracing, being alone or sitting together anywhere on campus, or touching in such a way as to raise question on purity of motive.
  7. In keeping with the mandate from Christ to honour God with our bodies as the temple of the holy spirit, students are to refrain from tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, drugs, sex, cheating, and wearing objectionable clothes (1 Corinthians 6:19-20; 1 Thessalonians 5:22).
  8. Every attempt will be made by the OJOMOH EDUCATION CENTRE staff and administration to encourage students to honour God with their conduct. Any act of wilful defiance or disrespect will be addressed by the policies outlined in this handbook. It is understood that DWIS will take the appropriate action in dealing with any student concerning conduct and attitude.