We aim to establish an orderly and purposeful atmosphere in which children and teachers develop, quite naturally, friendly and mutually respectful relationships. School rules are designed to maintain the welfare of the children and are kept to a minimum. They are, however, insisted upon and serious or persistent breaches of them will be reported to parents. Elementary rules are explained to all students at the beginning of the year, both in a school-wide assembly and in individual classes. Periodic reminders of the rules are made both in monthly assemblies and in individual classes, as needed. Small squabbles among the children should be dealt with themselves.