Aquest és un document que lliura l’escola als nous alumnes per tal d’indicar-los unes petites normes de convivència amb les famílies que els acullen i en situacions habituals al carrer. Són consells que ens poden ajudar a facilitar l’estada.
Young students living with host families
Living in a foreign country will seem a very strange experience for you, especially if it is your first time away from home. As well as the strange house, a student has to cope with unfamiliar people and very different food.
To help you adjust, here are a few hints to guide you.
- The English have a habit of saying please and thank you a lot. So if anybody offers you something eg Would you like some more pasta? please reply with Yes please or No thank you.
- When somebody speaks to you and you don’t understand, NEVER say, What? The correct word to use is, Pardon?
- If there is something you don’t like to eat, please let the host family know. Of course if you have an allergy then that should have been noted on your enrolment form.
- Whenever you enter the house, always greet your host with a smile and say Hello and when you leave, always say Goodbye and advise your host family were you are going and when you will return.
It is important to eat with the family but if for some reason, one evening you will not eat with them, please let the family know as soon as possible, at the latest before you leave for school in the morning.
- Please let your host family have your mobile telephone number in case they need to contact you. If you are late they may worry and feel they should contact the school’s emergency number, which may cause alarm for everybody.
- We advise host families not to allow students to use their phone or their computer. You should not expect your host family to pay for your calls, and there is always a risk that you may accidently delete important files from the computer or even be the cause of a virus damaging the system.
- Please do keep your room tidy, especially if you are sharing with another student.
- If you have any valuables, please bring them to school for safe-keeping and do not leave any money at home.
Out and About
- If you bump into somebody in a shop, or even in the street, always say, Sorry.
- You may notice, at a bus stop or in a shop, a line of people forming a queue. It is important that you take your place at the end of the queue and wait your turn.
- It is very important to respect people who live around the school. Please do not sit on garden walls, block the pavements, throw litter in the street (you could be fined £75 on the spot) and please try not to make a noise, especially late at night.
- The purchase of alcohol is forbidden to anybody under the age of 18 and cigarettes are not allowed for people under 16 and there are strict rules about smoking in public areas.
- Remember we drive on the other side of the road so when you cross, please look right, left and then right again before stepping into the road!
If you do have a problem which you would like to discuss, please ask for the Accommodation and Welfare Officer who can be found in Reception.