Egypt has laws to keep people safe and show everybody which kinds of behaviour are helpful and which are hurtful to others, and there are penalties for breaking the laws. In the same way, El Gouna International School also has rules and penalties.

We have two sets of rules which should be seen together:

1.Classroom Etiquette and Behaviour Basics, and

2.This Code of Conduct.

These are the basic rules which students need to follow at our school, during co-curricular activities, on the buses and during trips:

1. Always be on time.

2. Always hand in your homework on time.

3. The school building is a place for learning. Do not make a noise or behave irresponsibly whilst inside.

4. Observe the classroom rules which are posted in each room.

5. Behave sensibly in the toilets and never make a mess.

6. Do not enter or remain in the school building before school in the mornings or during breaks un-less a teacher gives permission.

7. Chewing gum is not allowed at EGIS.

8. Keep your school clean. Throw litter in the bins provided.

9. Always come to school properly dressed in your uniform, and bring the clothes that you need for PE. If you are not in your correct uniform, you must have a note from one of your parents explain-ing why or they must have contacted the School. Students who are not properly dressed for school may be placed in the Parallel Learning Room.

If the following rules are broken severe punishment may result:

10. No-one should ever behave in an impolite or rude manner.

11. Never hit, push, kick or bite anybody or touch anyone so as to cause them discomfort or pain.

12. Be kind to everyone. Encourage each other. Do not say or do anything that may make anyone else unhappy. Do not say or do anything to annoy another person.

13. Always be polite. Never be disrespectful to teachers, parents or anyone else in authority.

14. Always obey a teacher’s instructions.

15. Do not try to get other students to say unkind or hurtful things or cause harm to others.

16. Do not use any kind of bad language or make rude signs.

17. Always tell the truth. EGIS students must never lie. This includes not telling the truth about someone else.

18. Always respect other people’s property. Do not do anything to damage anything belonging to the School or anyone else

19. Never steal.

20. Do not bring weapons, or anything that could cause another person harm (e.g. knives or fire-works) to school.

21. Never leave the EGIS property without permission, and do not go to places around the school where you are not allowed to go without a teacher.

22. Do not use a mobile phone, tablet or laptop on the EGIS property without permission. Only teachers may give permission for one of these devices to be used. If a teacher even sees a student’s mobile it will be taken away for a week on the first occasion and three weeks on the sec-ond, and a parent will have to fetch it after the second offence.

23. Possession of tobacco products or illicit drugs is a serious offence.

24. Any transgression involving pornography is a serious offence.


Management and teachers try to encourage students to behave appropriately. Where rules are bro-ken, counsel is given to assist the student to positively modify his/her conduct, but: Students who break the rules in this Code of Conduct or those laid out in the Classroom Etiquette and Behaviour Basics document, may attract correctional and/or punitive measures.These may include:


• Detention and/or exclusion in the Parallel Learning Room (PLR)* for a time,


• In-school suspension in the PLR,

• Suspension from school for a period of up to 5 school days,

• Placement on Home Study until the end of the term/year,

• Non-renewal of school contract for the following academic year,

• Expulsion.

**VERY IMPORTANT: If rules 10 to 24 in this Code of Conduct are broken, or a student re-peatedly breaks other rules, major disciplinary measures will be actioned.

*The Parallel Learning Room accommodates students who need to be separated from the regular classroom environment for a time, as envisaged in the Classroom Etiquette and Behaviour Basics Policy document. It also serves as a venue for in-school suspension. There is always a duty teacher present and students are set work to do by their teachers.