School gives parents code of ethics

2013-01-15 13:08

Johannesburg - A girls' primary school in Bloemfontein has adopted a code of ethics for parents to be applied at all sport events, Beeld reported on Tuesday.

The Laer Meisiesskool Oranje's sport field behaviour code of ethics for parents stipulates that parents should behave respectfully during sporting events and matches.

Chairperson of the school governing body, Waks Prinsloo, told the newspaper the code was a precautionary step and was not the result of a previous incident.

According to the code, parents may not get involved in physical violence, libel or abusive language or use indecent signs during sport matches.

Parents may also not react in an “unbecoming” manner to the decisions of referees.

The code directs parents to practise self composure, respect, courtesy and tolerance towards each other, the teachers and pupils.

Frans van der Walt, a provincial school hockey coach, said parents of all players at inter-provincial tournaments had to sign a similar code otherwise their children might not participate.

He told the newspaper if all parties at school sport events behaved properly, a code of ethics would not be necessary.

“Given the reality, the school’s proactive code of ethics should be commended,” Van der Walt was quoted as saying.

  • franky.frankthetank - 2013-01-15 13:19

    Can this please be instituted at Blue Bull Supporting Schools?!?!

      motlalepula.sompane - 2013-01-15 13:59

      HOOLIGANS. get the SAPS on standby, that will sort their arrogant A**es out

  • johnny.better.12 - 2013-01-15 13:28

    I am amazed that we have reached yet another low. If people in general behaved better, this would not have been needed. Aish, we can be angry sometimes...

  • nevessuzy - 2013-01-15 13:30

    Why is this news?????? As far as I know most if not all schools have a code of ethics in place. Unfortunately some adults don't know how to behave and are too competitive. They don't realise that the kids just want to have fun and insist on embarassing themselves and their kids. Still, I don't see why this is newsworthy????

  • Deon - 2013-01-15 13:59

    Maybe parliament can also learn from these rules.

  • marilyn.docherty.9 - 2013-01-15 16:26

    About time - A lot of parents set a very bad example at school sport meets!!

  • robert.pollabauer - 2013-01-15 16:28

    It just goes to show why todays kids are the way they are. It is shameful that parents must be given a code of ethics.

  • robert.pollabauer - 2013-01-15 16:33

    It just goes to show why todays kids are the way they are. It is shameful that parents must be given a code of ethics.

  • lynda.pitcher.1 - 2013-01-15 21:12

    Sheeeeeeeesh I wish they'd had this back in my days of having to umpire cricket and hockey at high schools, I was subjected to ridiculous abuse by parents, to the point that my Saturdays became a nightmare (unpaid Saturdays when I could have been at home with my family)

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