About Us

Dominican International School is a Catholic, private, English medium school owned and governed by the Dominican Sisters.

Student Discipline


Discipline is an integral part of the educational mission of the school. The foremost responsibility of the teachers and staff is to create a safe environment where learning can occur. Students, parents, and staff need to work together to maintain order and discipline on the campus. The DIS Conduct and Discipline program reflects a firm commitment to respecting and safeguarding human dignity and a desire to help students realize their full potential.


Personal Responsibility

Every student must take responsibility for his/her proper behavior. Likewise, a student must also take responsibility for inappropriate actions and accept the consequences. The school seeks the support and cooperation of the parents in working with students in all aspects of school life. For violations not specified in the Student Handbook, students and parents have to abide by the decisions made by the administration and faculty. Should disciplinary action be necessary, the following persons will be involved in the process:


School Hours

DaysTime
Mondays to Fridays07:55 to 15:35

All students must be present in class before 07:55 to participate in the Morning Prayers. On Mondays all students are required to attend the Assembly at 08:00.

If a student arrives at school any time between 7:55 and 9:00 s/he will be considered tardy. If a student arrives at school between 9:00 and 12:00, it is considered as half a day absent. Any student who arrives at school after 12:00 is considered absent for the day.


Prayers

School-wide prayers, including the morning prayers and the Angelus, should be respected. All classroom activities stop and students stand while the prayers are being said.


Dress Code


Guidelines and Rules

The student handbook will serve as a tool for students and parents in an effort to become familiar with discipline policies and procedures. In addition to listing school rules, the handbook will serve as a communication link between school and home. Parents are encouraged to become familiar with school policies. For rules not specified in the student handbook, students have to abide by the decisions made by the administration and faculty.


Laws about Gender Equity & Sexual Harassment


Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is unwanted, uninvited sexual attention. It may involve remarks, gestures or actions of a sexual nature that make a person feel unsafe or uncomfortable, including electronically transmitted acts - i.e., cyberbullying, through the use of internet, cell phone, or any other electronic device.
    Examples
  • unwanted, unwelcome physical contact like touching, grabbing or patting
  • rude jokes or suggestive remarks of a sexual nature
  • demeaning nicknames, for example chick, sexy, stud, hunk or babe
  • cat calls, rating or embarrassing whistles
  • insulting remarks about sexual orientation
  • sexually insulting remarks about race, gender, ability or class
  • bragging about sexual prowess for others to hear/ see, or on an Internet site
  • stalking
  • Talk to the Prefect of Discipline or the School Counselor
  • Submit a written and signed statement to the Prefect of Discipline
  • This statement has to contain the following:
    • the complainant’s name and in the case of an employee, the job title
    • the date and location
    • the complainant’s phone number
    • a description of the incident
    • Inform the Prefect of Discipline immediately
    • The school will call on the assistance of a doctor and psychologist immediately to support the victim
    • The appropriate government agency will be notified and called immediately
  1. Crisis Management Team
  2. Counselling Team
  3. The procedure is the same as for serious bullying
  1. No employee’s contract will be terminated, until a thorough investigation had been done according to procedure
  2. Both parties shall keep all the information confidential
Right to appeal in writing within twenty days. Reasons for appeal
  1. the decision is not acceptable
  2. the Committee was illegal
  3. evidence was falsified
  4. witnesses could have given false statements
  5. the alleged perpetrator finds new evidence to exonerate him/herself
  6. evidence that was ignored can change the decision
  • Consensual romantic relations between students and faculty/ staff are strictly forbidden.
  • No employee’s contract will be terminated, until a thorough investigation was done, which followed the procedure as described above.

Attendance System

This system is used to track student attendance. Parents/guardians will receive notifications on the DIS TAIPEI APP. They will be able to know when students swipe their I.D.'s before 08:15 AM. Students will also use their I.D.'s for lunch orders. Parents will receive a message when students use the I.D. to eat lunch at school.


DIS APP QR Code

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Prefect of Discipline

Sr. Rosa Dabhi, CCV
Prefect of Discipline for Girls
rdabhi@dishs.tp.edu.tw
+886 (02) 2533 8451 Ext. 205

Mr. Tank Tien
MS/HS Prefect of Discipline for boys
ttien@dishs.tp.edu.tw
+886 (02) 2533 8451 Ext. 202

Mr. Mervin Villaroya
LS Prefect of Discipline for Boys
mvillaroya@dishs.tp.edu.tw
+886 (02) 2533 8451 Ext. 212

Useful Links

Student Handbook