Vientiane International School has a respectful, caring and supportive learning environment.
Behavior and discipline are judged by the extent to which the attitude and actions of the students contribute to or restrict effective learning in the classroom and the quality of life and functioning of the school as a caring and involved community. The intent is to provide a cooperative, supportive and safe environment where the individual feels respected, valued, and secure. To achieve this the following standards have been established to encourage good relationships between students, teachers, staff and parents.
At VIS we are committed to creating and maintaining a positive school environment for everyone. All students are expected to actively create and maintain this environment through the following qualities and behaviors:
Respectful, appropriate behavior
Student behavior and dress promotes learning, cooperation, safety and respect for others. Respect for others includes respect for individual differences, culture and property. Conflicts are resolved through discussion and assistance from staff
Students come to all classes, arrive on time with all materials ready and homework completed and are ready to participate in all learning activities. Students demonstrate real effort in completing assignments and participating in class resulting in their best possible performance
Any work that is presented as a student’s work actually is that student’s work.
A school free from tobacco, alcohol, drugs and weapons
As a condition of attending VIS, students do not use, possess, or allow themselves to be under the influence of tobacco, alcohol or drugs at school or during a school activity. Similarly, a condition of attending VIS is that students do not bring weapons to school or school activities.
We expect that in most cases, if students fail to achieve the standards set above, they will quickly correct themselves through guidance by their teachers and parents. The school will work closely with students and parents to achieve this result. In cases where this does not prove effective the school may find it necessary to take other disciplinary actions, including: loss of free time; temporary removal from class; detention after class hours; suspension from regular classes, school or after school activities; or expulsion from school. Violation of the school’s policy on alcohol, illicit drugs or weapons will result in serious consequences which may include expulsion.