Xyna International School requires academic honest from all students. This requires
students to always submit original work and to give credit to all research sources
correctly and consistently. Detailed information on plagiarism and how to avoid
it may be obtained from your teacher.
Definition of Plagiarism
Plagiarism is an act of theft known by many names: cheating, borrowing, stealing
or copying. Plagiarism is intentionally or unintentionally using another person’s
words or ideas and presenting these as one’s own. It includes submitting an essay
written by another student, allowing a student to submit your work, obtaining one
from the many services provided on the Internet or copying sections from various
documents and not acknowledging the original source. It is a serious offence that
may result in significant academic consequences.
- The teacher and student will meet to discuss the teacher’s
concerns. The principal may be involved.
- If the plagiarism is found to be intentional, the academic
penalty will be a mark of zero and a record of this will be kept in the principal’s
- If the plagiarism is found to be unintentional, the student
will be given the opportunity to rewrite the paper by an agreed upon date.
A student may appeal a decision made by the teacher within five school days of the
student/teacher meeting. The appeal must be made in writing to a member of the school
administration and must outline the reasons supporting the appeal. Three staff members
appointed by the principal will hear the appeal. The decision of the committee will