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Rellu etiquette

Rellu etiquette

- for your comfort and safety-

Let’s take other people into account

• Greet your fellow students and the staff.

• Behave politely in the school canteen – speak calmly and thank the kitchen staff.

Let’s ensure a working atmosphere during lessons

• Arrive on time.

• Use electronic devices for study purposes only.

• During exams place all electronic devices in your bag and leave it

at the front of the classroom or in a place indicated by the teacher.

• Use the breaks for eating and visiting the toilet.

Let’s respect other people at school events and parties

• Dress up and behave appropriately for events.

• Concentrate on the performer instead of your cell phone.

• Listen quietly and save your own discussions for after the event.

• Respect those who have organised the event by also remaining quiet between performances.

Let’s take care of tidiness and safety at Rellu

• Leave tables tidy and return dishes to the appropriate place in the school canteen.

• Leave outdoor clothing and bags outside the school canteen.

• Don’t block corridors and entrances.

• All vehicles should be parked in the appropriate places and emergency routes must be left open. Unfortunately, there is no parking space in the school yard for students’ cars or moped cars

• The use of tobacco products and any intoxicants in the school area is forbidden.

Let’s use breaks to refresh ourselves

• The lift is reserved for staff and those who are injured or physically disabled.

• Use equipment which is reserved for break times, such as the table tennis table and other games, actively and responsibly.

• Let’s take care, that no one is left alone, and let’s make friends with an open-mind!
Let’s also make the spirit of Rellu visible outside of our school!

Copyright issues

Using source material in written tasks
High school students will undertake many kinds of written tasks including essays, summaries, reviews of books and films, portfolios and presentations. Sometimes these assignments make use of reference material, and sometimes they rely entirely on the student’s own ideas. The approach required for a task should be clarified by the teacher. Copyright law regulates the use of source materials (Tekijänoikeuslaki 8.7.1961/404).

Quoting
According to copyright law, text may be borrowed word for word from a published book. A quote must be clearly marked in inverted commas and the source must also be stated. There should be a good reason for quoting and the quote should be closely related to the subject.

Summarising
Source materials are often used in summary form. Here the original text is condensed and explained in the student’s own words. This way of using a source must be indicated to the reader through a reference. This is also the case with internet sources.

Visual material
Copyright law also regulates the use of all types of images such as photographs, drawings, tables and charts. The rights of usage are case-specific and must be checked separately from the source material.

The easiest way to use materials is with the Creative Commons licence, which defines how the material can be used. (see Ulkoinen linkkihttp://creativecommons.fi )

Plagiarism
Plagiarism refers to the use of another person’s thoughts or ideas as one’s own without mentioning the source when quoting or summarising. This is dishonest. Sources must be mentioned in the way previously outlined. A student’s work which is partly or completely copied will be failed. In cases of plagiarism, there is always disciplinary action which may include termination of the course.

The internet
The same copyright rules also apply when using internet resources. Do not borrow or copy anything without stating the source. Some materials cannot be used at all.

Resources and further information
Toikkanen, T. & Oksanen, V. 2011 Opettajan tekijänoikeusopas. Finn Lectura. Porvoo.

Ulkoinen linkkicreativecommons

Ulkoinen linkkihttps://creativecommons.org

Ulkoinen linkkihttps://www.finlex.fi/fi/laki/ajantasa/ 1961/19610404