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Rules & Regulations
 
01. Code of Conduct:
  For students:
     
  1.1 We have firm disciplinary rules which we require our students to follow not only during school hours but also on the way to and from school even during games. They apply at any time to girls wearing the School uniform, or in any organized school group, or involved in any activity. We expect your full co-operation and support in this regard.
       
  1.2 Students must take pride in their uniform and wear the correct school uniform daily, (as defined in ‘Uniform and Dress Code’ below). Improper uniform, showing up without School ID card is not acceptable under any circumstance.
       
  1.3 Students are expected to remain courteous and congenial at all times. They must continuously demonstrate consideration for others.
       
  1.4 Pupils should take pride in all the work they do, and should always endeavour to meet deadlines. Below average or poor progress of the students shall be discussed with parents from time to time. The school reserves the right to take necessary action regarding such performances.
       
  1.5 Deliberately missing or bunking the classes is strictly not allowed. Any student found engaged into such activity shall be dealt severely.
       
  1.6 Respect and regard for others is essential. Aggressive behaviour, stealing, cheating, indulging in politics or anti-social/school activities, bullying (physical or verbal), and any other kind of intimidation tactics will be dealt with severely. Abusive and racist language will not be tolerated under any circumstance.
       
  1.7 Students must show respect for school property. Damaging/ Defacing school property is strictly forbidden. Any damage caused to School property will result in disciplinary action and heavy fines. This will include writing on walls, desks, and bathrooms. Students must also refrain from stuffing the toilets with sanitary napkins, scrunches and other such paraphernalia. Such actions lead to blockages in the sewerage system and therefore fines will be levied accordingly to discourage such violations.
       
  1.8 Pupils must not climb out of the school windows, or climb onto roofs or fences otherwise they will be suspended.
       
  1.9 Students are provided with desks, in which they are expected to lock their books and belongings. In case, a student loses her key, she must pay a fine to have her desk unlocked.
       
  1.10 Littering inside and outside the school premises is frowned upon and prohibited.
       
  1.11 It is important that any absence from school is supported by a note from home, so as not to be considered as truancy. A written application for leave of absence for any reason must be submitted to the Principal.
       
  1.12 A written explanation from a parent or guardian must be submitted to the Principal in circumstances, such as:
    1.12.1 The student’s absence from school.
    1.12.2 A request for relief from homework.
    1.12.3 Failure to complete homework within the given deadline.
    1.12.4 Non-participation in academic or co-curricular activities.
    If no letter is received, the school management will deem it as a lack of compliance with School Policy and will have to take measures, as described in the School Rules and Regulations clause No. 12.
       
  1.13 The School Management has a right to take any action regarding the habitual late arrivals/irregular attendance of the students.
       
  1.14 Pupils suffering from any infectious diseases must not be sent to school.
       
  1.15 Should a student miss lessons, for any reason, it is her responsibility to catch up with the missed work.
       
  1.16 The School Management has the right to take any action and decision in the interest of the security and welfare of its students and the School.
     
  1.17 Any sort of misrepresentation, deceit, falsification, or trickery that is done by the student with the purpose, intent, or expectation of influencing a grade or other academic evaluation, for e.g. intentional use of any unauthorized material, information or study aids during the examinations, forging parent’s signature, will result into strict action against the student, as decided by the Management.
     
  1.18 The management reserves the right to take necessary actions regarding any matter relating to the prestige of the school and / or its management, such as defaming the school, management, faculty or students through social or any other media.
   
  Expulsion:
       
  1.19 The name of a student will be struck off the roll if she is absent from school without notice for ten or more days.
       
  1.20 1.20 The School Management reserves the right to expel any student at any time for misconduct, indiscipline, low attendance or her involvement in such activities as defined under 'Long absence without Notice' and major 'Disciplinary Issues'.
       
  1.21 1.21 Students, who are expelled, for any reason, will not be eligible for refund of security deposit.
     
02. Expected Consequences for Disciplinary Issues:
   
  Following are the expected consequences which the School Management reserves the right to take in the event of failure of the students to follow the prescribed Code of Conduct:
   
  2.1 Deduction of marks.
   
  2.2 Fine according to the damages caused or as prescribed.
   
  2.3 Expulsion/suspension from School.
   
  2.4 Warnings according to violation done.
   
  2.5 Parents’ undertaking for not repeating the violation of rules.
   
  2.6 Suspension from School for a period to be determined by the Principal.
   
  2.7 Expulsion from School after careful analysis of the case and meetings with parents.
 
03. Parental Conduct:
       
  3.1 Parents are requested to support their daughter/s in all their educational endeavours by giving praise and showing interest in their school activities. They must assist their daughters in their academic and co-curricular pursuits by ensuring that their children have all the materials (stationery, costumes, etc) that they need.
       
  3.2 Parents must demonstrate to the student that they and the teachers work together for the student’s benefit.
       
  3.3 The school reserves the right to publish its students’ names, photos, video recordings and work on all DPS related web based pages (Social Media). These pictures are the exclusive property of the school and can be used for the purpose of promoting and illustrating School activities and / or students’ achievements.
       
  3.4 Parents are strongly advised to interact with the staff and faculty members politely and courteously. They must try to be reasonable and logical in their demands. If there is a concern or issue which they feel strongly about, they should write a letter to the Principal, or seek an appointment with the faculty member via the telephone, email or post.
       
  3.5 Parents must pledge to preserve the integrity and security of the school and the respect of its staff and must not commit or perform any acts that may jeopardise the safety of the students or reputation of the institution.
       
  3.6 The school reserves the right to evict from the school premises or block from social media any parent found to be insulting, unruly, disrespectful and/or threatening towards the School or anyone related to the School Management/ staff /faculty and their progeny suspended or expelled and their security deposit withheld.
     
  3.7 Any parent found to be attempting to bribe, manipulate and use unfair or illegal means for any purpose with any personnel of the school will face serious repercussions, which could include expulsion of their offspring, institution of legal proceedings, or any such action that the School Management deems fit.
     
  School-Parent Communications
     
  3.8 It is mandatory for parents to attend all Parent-Teacher Meetings in which the progress of their daughter is discussed.
  3.9 It is incumbent on parents to ensure that they provide updated information about the student. This would consist of the current telephone number, home address, work telephone number, up to date information on work address, email ID and emergency contact number/s. Parents must immediately notify the school of any changes in their contact information.
  3.10 The School Management reserves the right to withhold certificates / report cards or any document etc in case of any information/detail either major or minor is not provided by the parent in the bio data form.
  3.11 Parents must also inform the School Management of any important change/factor in the student’s life, for example, a recent medical condition which may affect their studies, separation or divorce of the parents, death of a family member, etc.
  3.12 Parents are requested not to send money for any academic projects / co-curricular activities without receiving intimation from School through written circular with Principal’s signature or SMS from DPS-Admin.
  3.13 Parents may be contacted by concerned members of the school regarding their daughter’s behaviour or performance as and when the need arises. This may be in the form of letters, telephonic conversations and meetings. Behavioural issues such as the following may be discussed:
    3.13.1 Irregular/ late attendance without genuine justification in documented form through a letter or medical certificate.
    3.13.2 Habitual idleness and slacking-off in spite of letters of warning to parents to help their child improve.
    3.13.3 Repeated objectionable behaviour such as aggression, non-cooperation, impoliteness and other forms of anti-social behaviour etc.
    3.13.4 The use of unfair means in tests and exams.
    3.13.5 Non-compliance of the school’s dress-code, or modification of the dress-code without permission from the school, over a period of time.
    3.13.6 Possession of banned items.
  3.14 The school will keep its parent and student body apprised of necessary information through the following channels:
    3.14.1 Circulars and/or diary notes.
    3.14.2 Through its website www.dps.edu.pk.
    3.14.3 Posting information on the notice board at the gate.
    3.14.4 In case of emergency or for unscheduled holidays,parents will be informed through the DPS website / DPS Face book page or DPS SMS service.
  3.15 Parents will be asked to fill out a ‘Parents Feedback Form’ so that the management may be fully aware of their thoughts on the academics of their daughter, and on the administration of the school. The School Management appreciates constructive criticisms and words of encouragement by parents. The School Management will respond to certain feedback through letters, wherever required.
     
04. Admissions:
     
  4.1 The admission results are final and based upon merit.
     
  4.2 a) Play Group to ‘O’ Level admission will be processed according to the established procedure which includes submission of required documents, aptitude tests for certain subjects, if required, and parental interviews. The school maintains the right to accept or refuse a candidate after due consideration to all aspects of the admission rules. In this event, the security deposit and admission fee shall be refunded.

b) ‘A’ Level admission will be processed according to the established procedure which includes submission of required documents and student / parent interviews. The school maintains the right to accept or refuse a candidate after due consideration to all aspects of the admission rules. In case of cancellation of the provisional admission of an ‘A’ Level candidate by the school at the announcement of the CIE May / June examination result, the security deposit and admission fee shall be refunded.
     
  4.3 Parents, whose children are granted admission from July onwards for the current academic session which starts from August, shall be charged, term fee for July and months onwards alongwith the admission fee package.
     
  4.4 In case if your child does not join school or you withdraw the admission for any reason, the admission fee, security deposit and tuition fee shall not be refunded.
     
05. School Terms and School Timings:
       
  5.1 The new academic session begins immediately after the Summer Vacations.
       
  5.2 School timings for Pre Primary to O Level are as follows:

Days

Timing

Class

Tuesday and Thursday

9:00 am to 10:00 am

Play Group I

Monday, Wednesday and Friday

9:00 am to 10:00 am

Play Group II

Monday to Thursday

9:00 am to 12:00 pm
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Pre-Nursery (1st Shift)
Pre-Nursery (2nd Shift)

Friday

9:00 am to 11:30 pm
12:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Pre-Nursery (1st Shift)
Pre-Nursery (2nd Shift)

Monday to Thursday

7:50 am to 12:30 pm
11:00 am to 3:30 pm

Nursery (1st Shift)
Nursery (2nd Shift)

Friday

7:50 am to 11:45 am
11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Nursery (1st Shift)
Nursery (2nd Shift)

Monday to Thursday

7:50 am to 12:30 pm
11:00 am to 3:30 pm

KG I and KG II (1st Shift)
KG I and KG II (2nd Shift)

Friday

7:50 am to 11:45 am
11:00 am to 3:00 pm

KG I and KG II (1st Shift)
KG I and KG II (2nd Shift)

Monday to Thursday

7:40 am to 1:00 pm

I and II

Friday

7:40 am to 12:00 pm

I and II

Monday to Thursday

7:40 am to 2:20 pm

III to XI

Friday

7:40 am to 12:20 pm

III to XI

.
       
  5.3 A Level timings are as follows:
Monday to Thursday:          7:50 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Friday:    7:50 a.m. to 12:30p.m.
Saturday: 7:50 a.m. to 1:30p.m. (As per need)
       
  5.4 During Ramazan:
Monday to Thursday: 7:40 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:40 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
    Any change in these timings will be notified to the parents via circulars.
       
  5.5 The school gates will be closed for Pre-Primary to ‘A’ Level students at 7:50 a.m.
       
  5.6 Punctuality to school, lessons and other commitments is essential. Students will be allowed to enter the school premises until 7:50 am only. Students arriving after 7:50 am will not be allowed to attend school on that day.
       
  5.7 It is the parents’ responsibility to ensure timely picking-up of the student at the end of the school day.
       
  5.8 In case of any sudden or late announcement of a holiday by the Government, the school will remain closed, but may function on any subsequent Saturday, if necessary.
     
06. Holidays:
       
  DPS will remain closed for public/scheduled/gazetted holidays released by the Government of Sind. The School may close for unscheduled holidays/strike days if officially announced by the Government or decided by the School Management.
     
07. Transportation:
       
  7.1 The management does not take responsibility for any transportation service hired by Parents. It is the sole responsibility of the parents/guardians to ensure that the student attends school regularly and on time.
     
  7.2 Parents must ensure that their wards attend School if it is open on Saturday and at other times when the school has stipulated their presence as in the case of remedial classes, co-curricular events and activities.
     
  7.3 Parents must ensure that the van carrying their child only accommodate the children as per the seating capacity. Beside this it meets the various requirements as spelled out from time to time by the civil administration and highway police.
     
08. Uniform and Dress Code:
       
  8.1 Class Pre-Nursery
No uniform.
       
  8.2 Class Nursery to KG II
Beige colour skirt with sky blue blouse, white socks, white PT shoes (for Pre-Primary section only).
       
  8.3 Class I to Class II
Beige colour skirt with sky blue blouse, white socks, black shoes, (white tennis shoes for PE only).
       
  8.4 Class III to Class XI
Sky blue shirt, beige colour trousers, blue dupatta, white socks and black shoes. Sky blue head scarves are optional.
       
  8.5 PT uniform:
Shirts (red, blue, green, yellow) according to houses, white track pants, white PT shoes. School uniform’s scarves are optional.
       
  8.6 A-Level Uniform
Navy blue shirt with school monogram on one sleeve, beige trousers, navy blue dupatta / head scarf (optional) with stripped pippin, white socks and black shoes.
       
  8.7 Students are urged to tie their hair neatly. Students arriving to school in untidy uniform may be sent back home.
     
  8.8 Make up, jewellery and nail varnish are strictly forbidden on a normal school day.
     
  8.9 Students are instructed to display their School Identity Cards upon their person at all times within the school premises.
     
  8.10 Students are allowed to wear high-heel or fancy shoes only on a function or a celebration day at school. High-heeled shoes can only be worn by the students of class X and XI and A Level students on such days.
     
09. Books and Uniform:
       
  9.1 The DPS Uniform is available at Ghani Sons, Tariq Road.
       
  9.2 Text books are available at Tariq Book Stall, all branches.
     
10. School Fees:
       
  10.1 a) The O Level quarterly payment of the student’s fee must be cleared within the due date of the issuance of challan. Failure to do so will result in the withdrawal of the student and her name will be struck off the roll.

b) The A Level bi-monthly payment of the student’s fee must be cleared within the due date of the issuance of challan. Failure to do so will result in the withdrawal of the student and her name will be struck off the roll.
       
  10.2 a)  The O Level fee challan for each quarter will be issued according to the following schedule:

1st Quarter (August, September, October)
Issue Date: 16th August
Due Date:   15th September

2nd Quarter (November, December, January)
Issue Date: 16th October
Due Date:   15th November

3rd Quarter (February, March, June)
Issue Date:  16th January
Due Date:    15th February

4th Quarter (April, May, July)
Issue Date:  16th March
Due Date:    15th April

b)   The bi-monthly A Level fee challan will be issued according to the following schedule:

1st Fee Challan for A2 Students only (August and September)
Issue Date: 21st August
Due Date: 30th August

1st Fee Challan for AS Students only (September)
Issue Date: 1st September
Due Date:   10th September

2nd Fee Challan (October and November)
Issue Date: 1st October
Due Date:   10th October

3rd Fee Challan (December and January)
Issue Date:  1st December
Due Date:    10th December

4th Fee Challan (February and May)
Issue Date:  1st February
Due Date:    10th February

5th Fee Challan (March and June)
Issue Date:  1st March
Due Date:    10th March

6th Fee Challan (April and July)
Issue Date:  1st April
Due Date:    10th April

       
  10.3 Student whose admission is cancelled because of outstanding dues will have to seek re-admission into the school by clearing the outstanding dues and making payment for re-admission along with the remaining amount of current security deposit.
       
  10.4 Those parents who wish to withdraw their child from the School, should inform the School Management before the month of August, othewise fee for the whole academic year must be cleared for the issuance of the School Leaving Certificate, Transfer Certificate, Report Card and refund of Security Deposit.
       
  10.5 Parents of those children who are granted long leave for any reason whatsoever by the School Management, Term Fee for that specific long leave period shall be charged to them accordingly, in order to secure and retain a seat of their child till they join.
       
  10.6 Defaulters will not be permitted to sit for any examination and will not be issued the Report Cards or the CIE Statement of Entry or any certificates.
       
  10.7 Security Deposit will not be refunded, if not claimed within a year after leaving school.
       
  10.8 By signing this document, parents agree to the tuition fees stipulated by the management, and any changes that the management deems fit.
     
11.
Banned Items:
       
  Under no circumstances may the following be brought into the School, by any personnel:
       
  11.1 Weapons e.g. guns, knives, and dangerous sprays.
       
  11.2 Racist or offensive materials.
       
  11.3 Pornographic materials.
       
  11.4 Lighters, matches, fireworks, pocket lasers.
       
  11.5 Computer software, CD ROMs (except with permission from the ICT manager).
       
  11.6 Radios, head phones, iPods.
       
  11.7 Cigarettes, alcohol, illegal drugs.
       
  11.8 Mobile phones (Any mobile phones brought to school by students will be confiscated and will not be returned until end of term).
       
  11.9 A-level students may carry their cell-phones but they must be deposited in the school office in the morning and collected at off time. Mobile phones found in the custody of a student during school hours will be confiscated and will not be returned until the end of the term.
     
12.
Personal Items:
   
  12.1 The School does not accept responsibility for the loss or damage of personal items brought to the School.
       
  12.2 Bringing MP-3 players, CDs, cameras are forbidden unless express permission is granted, in writing by the Management.
       
  12.3 Items found in the school will be sent to the ‘Lost and Found Section’, where the student may reclaim her property. Parents and students are advised to add name tags to their property so that it is easily identified/ recovered if lost.
       
  12.4 Students will not be allowed to post their pictures on the Internet wearing their school uniforms. Any such picture found may result in corrective actions taken against the pupil/s concerned.
     
13.
Infirmary/Injuriess:
   
  13.1 An infirmary with a qualified doctor is available for students who are ill or injured. The school will provide supply of simple medicines and dressings available for first aid treatment for your child under the supervision of a qualified doctor.
       
  13.2 If a child is placed in the infirmary, they are allowed to remain for a maximum of 20 minutes. After that time, if they still feel unwell, parents will be contacted to pick them up. Parents will be contacted to pick up their children for any potential serious injury.
       
  13.3 If your child needs special care owing to some deformity / disability / allergies, school should be informed beforehand.
       
  13.4 School also conducts health workshops which are for educational purpose and not for promotional purposes.
       
  13.5 The School Management is not responsible for any accidents/mishaps/injuries which could take place during the school hours or after school hours both inside and outside the school premises. Students and parents are urged to comply with the safety rules in order to prevent accidents. Although the school management does take reasonable precautions to avoid accidents, children will be children and parents must concede that unforeseen injuries do take place and the school is in no way responsible.
     
14. Academic and Co-Curricular Activities:
  14.1 All Co-curricular activities are mandatory and have a bearing on the Final academic result. 10 marks in the Final Exam have been set aside which may be deducted for resistance to participate in co-curricular activities and/or in the case of misdemeanours as may be deemed by the faculty or management.
       
  14.2 Students with less than 90% attendance and inadequate or unsatisfactory letters of explanation from parents/guardians may not be permitted to sit for the final examinations.
       
  14.3 Students of Class X, XI and A-levels must complete the stipulated mandatory hours of community service / Internship to be eligible for a certificate. Any student who fails to complete her community service internship is liable to have her marks deducted. Certificates for completed internships will be awarded by the concerned NGO. Students must present their certificates to the School, failing which they will be unable to receive their mark sheets and other relevant documents from the School.
       
  14.4 Students must follow the curriculum set by the School and must purchase/procure the books prescribed by the school. Information regarding the books is furnished in the Book lists provided by the Administration and is also available on the School website. The School also updates and uploads the course outlines for the benefit of the students on the website.
       
  14.5 The school faculty may revise the recommended books for any subject if it deems it necessary and in the best interest of pupils so that they find the subject and concepts engaging and easier to understand.
       
  14.6 Remedial classes may be held in certain subjects in order to make up for time lost due to unforeseen circumstances (such as unscheduled holidays) or if certain concepts require further clarification.
       
  14.7 Holiday Homework will be given during the summer vacations. Students are expected to do their assignments well and to the best of their abilities. They must not plagiarise/ copy the content or material from other sources (the web or other books).Only original work will be given marks.
     
15. Field Trips and Extra Curricular Activities
     
  15.1 A field trip is part of the educational process and it is supervised by the school faculty. The school will enable and encourage “out of the classroom” learning experiences as a way of engaging students in the learning process and delivering the curriculum in a more culturally relevant and holistic way.
       
  15.2 The school decides the location for the field trip according to the feasibility of a destination and then organises the transport. Circulars with the details and a permission slip to be filled and signed by parents are sent out. Parents are responsible for the extra expenses of any trip, i.e. the food/snacks of the student and the entry fee (if applicable). This amount is non-refundable.
       
  15.3 The school and its staff are not responsible for any accident, injuries, damages or other losses to the person or property of participants during a School trip.
       
  15.4 Sick students should not be sent on field trips, and parents are requested to email, call or otherwise directly inform the Principal of their inability to participate prior to the trip's departure.
       
  15.5 If a student has an unexcused absence from a field trip, she may receive a marks reduction, based on the academic importance of the trip.
       
  15.6 Other external trips may be conducted by the school for various purposes such as inter-school competitions and matches. In such cases, the parents will be duly informed, through circulars.
     
16. Absences and Preparatory Leaves:
     
  Students on preparatory leaves (X, XI, and A-Level) are allowed to visit the School for study purposes or for library use in proper school uniform.
     
17. Absence without Notice:
       
  17.1 If a student keeps away from school for more than 10 days without notifying the office, her name shall be struck off the roll and parents will be responsible for any problem arising as a result of their negligence. Parents must inform the school of the reason for the pupil’s absence via a letter or a phone call. They are also responsible for ensuring that her homework is collected from the school or that she has been exempted from receiving any homework. On her return, she must furnish a letter to the school from her parents elucidating the reason for her absence.
       
  17.2 Students are not allowed to remain absent before the Mid Term, Mock and/or Final Term Exams. In such cases, the school has the discretion to deduct marks per day, and take corrective measures. The student may also be barred from appearing in the school / CIE Exams.
       
  17.3 All students have to return after vacations on-time. Absence due to sickness for more than three days must be supported by a medical certificate. The enrolment of any student remaining absent without intimation for 10 days will be cancelled and their tuition fee will be non-refundable.
       
  17.4 Students must attend school until the end of term; even if exams have been completed. Absence without valid notification/ permission in writing will result in expulsion.
     
  17.5 Students will not be allowed to avail two long leaves during one academic session for both Umrah and Hajj. One long leave per year will be approved either for Hajj or Umrah, or other such absence.
     
18. Student Data Changes:
       
  18.1 If parents wish to change or alter the name of their child or any other details, they must submit a written application to the Administration Office. They will be required to fill a form by the Education Department, Government of Sindh and follow the procedures stipulated by them.
       
  18.2 The School Administration Office must be immediately intimated regarding any change in the students’ contact details.
     
19. Examination Rules:
       
  19.1 The students and their guardians are informed that the marks of the monthly tests and mid-year exams shall be included in the Final Exam, in the aggregate form. Students are expected to be consistent and conscientious with regards to their studies.
       
  19.2 Supplementary examinations may be held at the discretion of the School.
       
  19.3 All Examination results are final. Parents and students have the right to see their mid year examination papers and monthly test papers, after the announcement of result, and will be re-evaluated by the DPS staff. After which, the results in the progress report cannot be challenged and must be accepted by parents/students with good grace. Defaulters in fee will not be granted this privilege nor will her result card be released unless dues are cleared.
       
  19.4 If a student is caught cheating or is involved in any other unfair means during an examination then her paper will be taken away, a new copy will be given to reattempt the paper. Marks may also be deducted for using unfair means.
       
  19.5 Students with attendance below 90% will not be allowed to appear in the Mid, Final, Mock or CIE examination.
       
  19.6 All examination results are final.
     
20. Report Cards:
       
  20.1 Any student, who is found tampering with marks in the Report Card and other School Certificates, will be dismissed/ expelled from the School, without any notice.
       
  20.2 Report cards are confidential and must not be shared with other students or their parents other than the class teacher and/or administration. Appointments for parents can be setup during the school year for any detailed discussions if required.
     
21. Visiting Hours:
       
  21.1 Visiting Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon from Monday to Thursday with prior appointment only. Complaints and concerns regarding a student’s progress and behaviour must be made in writing directly to the Principal and not to the class teacher. Parents or visitors are not allowed to see their children or their class teacher while in class. A prior appointment should be taken for a meeting with the Principals (O/A Level) or the In-charge of the section.
       
  21.2 Students are not allowed to bring any ex-student or relative to any school activities or functions without the prior approval of the School Management.
     
22. Student Welfare:
       
  22.1 The school doctor maintains a medical record of all students. Students will be checked by the doctor every term. The medical report is sent to the parents with the mid-term and final exams. Parents are required to maintain these records and to inform the doctor if there is any medical complication that should be recorded in the student’s medical file (e.g. allergies, etc).
       
  22.2 The doctor may periodically recommend certain medical tests or procedures to be performed (such as testing of the eyesight, delousing, dental care or vaccinations). Parents are requested to fulfil such medical requirements or to provide the school with a valid explanation, in case they cannot comply.
       
  22.3 The school will regularly hold health seminars and workshops which are mandatory for students to attend. Failure to attend may result in deduction of marks.
       
  22.4 Class X and A Levels students must complete the mandatory First Aid and Life Support Courses organised in collaboration with Aga Khan University.
       
  22.5 DPS may periodically organise vaccination programs. Information of such vaccines will be sent to parents, who may opt for the inoculation of their daughter.
       
  22.6 Students may be selected to visit the school counsellor/psychologist in order to discuss and work out their academic or behavioural problems or for general appraisals of the emotional well being. Should there be any cause for concern, parents will be notified accordingly.
     
23. Food Policy:
       
  23.1 The school actively encourages healthy eating habits. Soft drinks are not allowed to be sold to students under the age of 16 in the school canteen.
       
  23.2 Parents are requested to send healthy food items in their child /ward’s lunch boxes and to discourage the eating of highly processed foods (Junk Food).
     
  23.3 Parents must inform the School Management beforehand regarding any food allergy the child has.
       
  23.4 Students may bring cakes/snacks to celebrate their birthdays. However, such activities are strictly confined to recess or end of school times. Students are not allowed to celebrate their birthdays during class.
     
24. Safety & Security:
       
The safety & security of the school is of paramount importance. Any person deemed to be in any way endangering the security of the school by his / her behaviour will immediately be reported to the police.
       
  24.1 DPS has established a “No Card, No Entry Policy”. No outsiders; parents or guardians, will be allowed to enter the gates of the school to pick up the children. Only parents of the Pre-Primary section will be allowed to enter upon presenting the Parent Authorisation Card (PAC) at Gate A. No child from the Pre-Primary section will be handed over to anyone without the Parent Authorisation Card. Parents or people picking up children from the higher classes will be asked to wait outside the gate for the child.
       
  24.2 For safety / convenience of the children, a crossing point on the road is being manned by security staff. Parents are urged to direct their children to cross the road from the same.
       
  24.3 Please note, that once the students are in the school, then it will be a closed campus till home time. No parent or guardian will be allowed to enter during the school timings without the expressed permission of the Management.
       
  24.4 Picking up Children from School: Students are not allowed to leave the school early. However, prior permission should be taken in extremely unavoidable circumstances. The child must bring an application in the morning, and then only a gate pass will be issued. School will not be responsible for any student once she leave the premises after school timings.
       
  24.5 If an A Level student is required to miss a class and leave early because of illness or a family emergency; she will be required to take an EXIT PASS from the A-Level Principal’s office on presenting a signed written application / note from the parents.
       
  24.6 Forgotten items such as lunch boxes etc. will only be accepted at the security reception if the person delivering it has the Parent Authorisation Card (PAC).
       
  24.7 Parents are requested to follow the direction of the security staff and advise their drivers accordingly, and ensure that there is no OVER-SPEEDING or BLOCKING in-front of the ENTRANCE or EXIT gates of school.
       
  24.8 No car will be allowed to enter the premises without parking stickers. All cars and vans entering the school will be checked for explosive devices.
       
  24.9 Visitors will be subjected to detectors, and will be asked to furnish their original CNIC cards, contact details before they will be allowed to enter the premises. All those who wish to visit the school must make prior appointments with the person concerned. For security reasons, parents are advised to enter the school buildings only for a valid reason, to the security reception after obtaining the visitor pass. The school reserves the right to carry out the security checks on any person who comes into the school, for the safety reasons.
       
  24.10 DPS welcomes parents who wish to volunteer in school activities. Certain parents will be selected by the Management to attend security and safety trainings, assists the school in field trips, regulating school traffic, speak at career counselling day, fund raising or charity events and / or miscellaneous events. All those who wish to also be involved may send their requests to admin@dps.edu.pk Selection of the parents is however at the discretion of the management.
       
  24.11 Parents are asked to be vigilant at all times, and are requested to intimate any suspicious activity immediately to the management at the following numbers: Mr. Aamir Rishi: 0300-3524750, Mr. Rahat: 0346-2698458, or the school landlines: 34934942, 34934957, 34130670-71 ext.: 317 and 318.
       
       
       

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