Academic Honesty Policy

Academic dishonesty includes acts which may result in a student gaining unfair advantage. It is our firm belief that ‘it is far more honorable to fail than to cheat’. The following is a list of such behaviour but is by no means exhaustive.

  Attempting unfair means and misbehaving in an examination setting like copying from another student or making information available to another student.

 Fabricating or falsifying data from experiments or projects.

 Submitting the same piece of work for more than one course or copying another student’s work as his or her piece of work

 Interfering in the scholastic work of another student for example by stealing laboratory reports, computer files and library materials.

 Altering grades awarded by a teacher

The school views these acts very seriously and the sanctions against such academic dishonesty usually tend to be severe.


Debbie Gibbs, Head of School

Thinking, creating, connecting are at the heart of what we do at Optimus. Every day, we help children to develop the critical, foundational skills needed for a lifetime of learning; we encourage them to pursue their passions and apply their skills to solve meaningful problems; and we further our work together by communicating with honesty, openness, and respect. I invite you to learn more about Optimus—peruse our website or visit the school and see our exceptional programs in action!
—Head of School
Experience gained in two schools under my control has taught me that punishment does not purify, if anything, it hardens children.

-- Mahatma Gandhi
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