School Rules and Regulations 2016
Objective of Code of Conduct
3. General Conduct
i. Be polite, courteous and learn to conduct yourself well at all times.
ii. Be respectful and greet school leaders, teachers, student leaders, fellow students, non-teaching staff, parents and the public.
iii. Be respectful and take good care of the school environment and school/other’s property.
4. Attendance, Punctuality and Leaving School
i. Be accountable for your presence or absence in school and in school activities.
ii. Attend school, classes, CCA and other school activities punctually/regularly.
iii. Hand in a medical certificate to your class mentor on the day you return to the school. The school will only accept letters on exceptional cases.
iv. If you need to leave school during school hours or seek leave of absence, seek permission from the Principal/Vice Principal through your class mentor.
v. For your own personal safety, you may leave the school with your parent/guardian only after having registered at the General Office.
vi. Students are required to use the side entrance/exit gates for pedestrians when making their way in or out of school. The main gate is for vehicular entrance/exit only.
5. Movement in-between Periods
i. Move as one group in an orderly manner with minimal noise, when changing locations during curriculum time.
ii. Loitering along corridors at any time, including the recess break is not allowed.
iii. Students are expected to report to their specified location within the first 3 minutes of the period.
6. Behaviour in the Classroom
i. It is the responsibility of the class to keep the class in a neat and orderly manner so as to put in place a conducive learning environment.
ii. Assigned duty personnel must clean the classroom and empty the dustbins at the beginning and end of the school day.
iii. Stand up to greet your teacher before lesson and thank him/her after lesson.
iv. Be engaged during the lesson.
v. Hand in all class assignments and homework on time, every time.
vi. Ask permission to leave the class if the need arises – only one walkout pass will be given and should be displayed clearly.
vii. Keep the classroom clean at all times and the class notice-boards updated and neat.
viii. Consumption of food and drinks in the classroom is not allowed.
ix. Keep the noise level low in the classroom at all times.
x. Leave the classroom during recess time.
xi. Take care of your personal belongings at all times.
xii. Playing of frisbee, football, badminton etc. in the classrooms or around the classroom block is prohibited at all times
7. Canteen Etiquette
i. Move to the canteen in an orderly and quiet manner.
ii. Queue to purchase your food or drinks and pay up quickly by having the exact amount of money available.
iii. Be mindful of other students who are carrying their food and drinks.
iv. Consume food and drinks in the canteen only. You are not allowed to bring food or drinks to the classrooms.
v. Return utensils after use to the respective collection bins and keep the canteen clean at all times.
vi. Do not enter the premises of the vendors to help them to sell food or drinks.
vii. Move back to your classroom in an orderly and quiet manner immediately after recess
8. Prohibited Items
i. Prohibited items include; expensive jewellery, tablets, iPod, playing cards, de-odorant sprays, pen knives, paper cutters, skateboards etc.
ii. Such items will be retained immediately by the school upon their discovery and returned at the end of the semester.
iii. Parents/Guardians of students with such items retained by the school will be informed and must collect the items on behalf of their child/ward.
iv. The school will not be held responsible for any loss of prohibited items.9. Vandalism
10. Use of Handphone Policy
i. Use of handphones in school can be both, an integral part of learning or a distraction from learning.
ii. Handphones may be brought to school under the following conditions:
a. Handphones are required to be turned off during curriculum hours.
b. Handphones may only be used from 2:10pm onwards from Mondays to Thursday and from 12:35pm onwards on Fridays.
c. Handphones may only be used in the canteen area, foyer area and pick-up point area.
d. No charging of handphones is allowed at all times.
e. No videoing and recording is allowed at all times unless permission is granted.
f. Handphones can only be used in class for ICT based lessons when instructed by teachers.
g. Handphones are required to be kept in bags during common test and examination sessions.
iii. The above rules governing the use of handphones must be adhered to even on Saturdays and school holidays.
iv. The school will not be liable and responsible for any damages or loss of handphones due to theft.
v. Non-conformance of the above conditions, as well as taking handphones out of bag/pockets, taking videos and refusing to hand over when requested constitutes violation of the use of handphone policy. These handphones will be subjected to confiscation.
vi. Parents/Guardians of students with such items retained by the school will be informed and must collect the items on behalf of their child/ward by the following day.
vii. Repeated offenders may have their handphones retained for up to 1 month.
11. Daily School Assembly (Flag Raising Ceremony)
i. Report in full uniform at the school parade square by 7:20 am each morning for the 7:35am Flag-Raising Ceremony. For Mondays, report to school at 7:55 am for the 8:10 am ceremony. Students should be seated and begin their silent reading or self-study.
ii. Students who are Singapore citizens must sing the National Anthem and take the pledge. Students will take the pledge with the right fist over the heart.
iii. The school song will be sung on Mondays.
12. Weekly School Assembly
i. Proceed as a class to the School Hall punctually and be seated in an orderly manner.
ii. Classes are expected to report to the School Hall within the first 5 minutes of the period.
iii. The school song will be sung and you should sing the School Song with pride and feeling.
Grooming and Attire
i. Students should be neat and tidy in grooming, befitting as the school’s ambassadors.
ii. School ties are to be worn every Friday.iii. Modifications to the school uniform are not allowed
iv. Boy’s face must be clean-shaven and without moustache and beard.
v. Spectacle frames should be dull-coloured and without bold decorative designs. Coloured contact lenses are not allowed.
vi. Wearing or displaying of any body piercing (including ear sticks), tattoo or other body ornaments or decorations are not allowed.
vii. Fingernails should be kept short and clean.
i. Wear white canvas/sports shoes with white laces (no visible logo/brand name).
ii. Coloured sports shoes, fanciful footwear, slippers and sandals are not allowed.
iii. Socks must be white-coloured and above (covering) the ankle-bone.
15. Attire (PE)
i. PE attire must be worn during PE lessons.
ii. Changing from school uniform to PE attire will only be done during PE or sports elective lessons.
iii. Wear only school T-shirt and black shorts with the school/house logo. FBT shorts are not acceptable.
iv. Girls may wear plain black slacks without loud/colour designs.
v. School T-shirt may be worn under the school shirt/blouse.
vi. School T-shirt must be tucked in.
vii. Students must change back to full school uniform by recess time.
16. Attire (General)
i. Pupils must be in full uniform during lessons (curriculum time) and IP coaching lessons during school days.
ii. Pupils must be in full uniform during IP coaching lessons conducted in the classrooms during the March and September school holidays. Pupils may otherwise report in half-uniform for non-IP related activities.
iii. All pupils must report to school in full uniform during the first 2 weeks of the June and October/November holidays, regardless of CCA or non-IP related activities.
iv. Pupils may report to school in half uniform after the first 2 weeks of the June and October/November holidays and on Saturdays for CCA, purchase of books etc.
v. Civilian clothes and inappropriate footwear (e.g. slippers) are not allowed at all times.
vi. Pupils would be advised to leave the school if found to be in inappropriate attire.
17. Attire (CCA)
i. Half uniform/CCA uniform/training attire may be worn after curriculum hours at 3:30 pm or when reporting to school during the March/September school holidays and after the first 2 weeks of the June and October/November school holidays.
ii. Team jerseys can only be worn prior to and during competition.
iii. Pupils should not leave the school in slippers at all times.MERIT, DEMERIT AND CONDUCT GRADE
18. Demerit (applicable to minor offences)
i. Teachers can give demerit points to any student who violates the school rules (only for minor offences).
ii. An accumulation of every 3 demerit points would require students to perform after-school-hours community service or duties dictated by the school.
iii. Students who chalk up to 15-20 demerit points would be awarded with a conduct grade of FAIR and those with more than 20 demerit points would be awarded with a conduct grade of POOR. The conduct grade will be graded on a per semester basis.
iv. An accumulation of more than 20 demerit points will be considered under the category of ‘Other Offences’.
19. Merit (individual)
i. Individuals who uphold the school values will be awarded with merit points.
ii. The merit points system will be used in tandem with the Termly Star Model Class Award to reinforce positive behaviour and conduct from our students.
20. Merit (Termly Star Model Class Award)
i. The conduct grade is given based on the holistic performance of the pupils under role modelling of school values, general behaviour, grooming, attendance and late-coming.
23. Grade Assessment
i. The conduct grade assessment is awarded at the end of each semester whereby pupils will get either a /an EXCELLENT, VERY GOOD, GOOD, FAIR or POOR conduct grade. All pupils are awarded a GOOD at the start of each semester. The eventual outcome is determined by the pupil’s accumulation of merit and demerit points during the semester. The following table depict the typical scores for an expected conduct grade.
ii. This conduct grade assessment is aimed at encouraging a values-driven outcome from our pupils.
|Excellent||95 – 100|
|Very Good||85 – 94|
|Good||71 – 84|
|Fair||61 – 70|
|Baseline score at the start of each semester is 80.|
|100% attendance at CCA - Per Term||1|
|Caught doing good (Value of Respect) - Per Term||1|
|Caught doing good (Value of Responsibility) - Per Term||1|
|Caught doing good (Value of Resilience) - Per Term||1|
|Caught doing good (Value of Compassion) - Per Term||1|
|Caught doing good (Value of Integrity) - Per Term||1|
|Caught doing good (Value of Passion for Learning) - Per Term||1|
|Excellent Grooming - Per Term||1|
|Homework Submission - Per Term||1|
|Keeping the classroom clean||1|
|Reporting bad behaviour||1|
|Standing up against cyber-bully||2|
iii. Students will not be awarded merit points for VIA or CCA related activities as all students are expected to be involved in them.
iv. Merit and demerit points are awarded in tandem with other class or individual awards or disciplinary consequences.
|Eating in class||-1|
|Grooming (multiple earrings, ear sticks, below ankle socks)||-1|
|Grooming (multiple earrings, ear sticks, below ankle socks)||-1|
|Late-coming (0735 - 0800)||-1|
|Leaving the class without an exit pass||-1|
|No name tag||-1|
|No tie on Friday||-1|
|Not in full uniform during lessons||-1|
|Use of handphone without permission||-1|
|Reporting to class more than 10 mins late||-1|
|Taking the lift without permission||-1|
|Handphone use outside approved timing/location||-1|
|Non-attendance of detention class||-1|
|Late-coming (after 0800)||-2|
|Truancy from CCA||-2|
|Truancy from class||-2|
|Possession of tobacco or e-cigarette||-3|
|Smoking / Vaping||-3|
|Truancy from school||-3|
|Cheating or attempting to cheat in test & exams||-3|
|Cyber bullying / Abuse of technology||-4|
|Possession of weapons||-5|
|Touching inappropriately / molestation||-10|
|Greviously causing hurt (injury)||-10|
Consequence of Violation of School Rules
24. Violation of School Rules
There are major and other school offences. Other offences can become major offences if recalcitrant pupils do not show improvements in their conduct.
|Theft||Verbal warning, reflection, counselling , caning or referral to the Police.|
|Cheating||Verbal warning, reflection, counselling , caning or referral to the Police.|
|Gambling or playing of cards/card games||Verbal warning, reflection, counselling , caning or referral to the Police.|
|Bullying or gangsterism (includes harassment/cyber-bullying )||Verbal warning, reflection, counselling , caning or referral to the Police.|
|Extortion||Verbal warning, reflection, counselling , caning or referral to the Police.|
|Vandalism (school or public property)||Verbal warning, reflection, counselling , caning or referral to the Police.|
|Fights||Verbal warning, reflection, counselling , caning or referral to the Police.|
|Open defiance to school authorities||Verbal warning, reflection, counselling , caning or referral to the Police.|
|Forgery||Verbal warning, reflection, counselling , caning or referral to the Police.|
|Possession of pornographic materials||Verbal warning, reflection, counselling , caning or referral to the Police.|
|Drug and inhalant abuse or its possession||Verbal warning, reflection, counselling1, caning2 and referral to Police/CNB.|
|Smoking, vaping or possession of smoking materials (e.g. e-cigarettes, tobacco etc.)||Verbal warning, reflection, counselling1, caning2 and referral to Police/HSA.|
|Disruptive behaviour (e.g. banging the table)||Verbal warning, reflection, counselling1 and caning2.|
|Truancy (from subject classes and school)||Verbal warning, reflection, counselling1 and caning2.|
|Vulgarity||Verbal warning, reflection, counselling1 and caning2.|
|Acts pertaining to appearance, uniform and grooming (> 20 demerit points)||Verbal warning, reflection, counselling1 and caning2.|
|Late coming||Verbal warning, reflection, counselling1 and internal suspension. |
• Discipline Master/Vice Principal/Principal conference with parents/guardians.
• Performing community services or corrective work order (CWO).
• During or after-school-hours detention.
• Internal suspension.
• External suspension.
• Referral to external counselling team/programmes for further guidance and support on appropriate behaviours.
i. Consequence to be administered is based on the gravity of the offences and subject to the discretion of the Character Guidance Team and/or the school leaders.
ii. Reported cases will be investigated to provide insights that could help affected students to undergo various behavioural guidance programmes in addition to the above, such as:
a. Discipline Master/Vice Principal/Principal meeting with parents/guardians.
b. Performing community services or corrective work order (CWO).
c. During or after-school-hours detention.
d. Internal suspension.
e. External suspension.
f. Referral to external counselling team for further guidance and support on appropriate behaviours.
iii. Students who fail to correct their undesirable behaviour will have their names keyed into the MOE’s School Cockpit (Offences System). This will result in the students losing their eligibility for MOE Edusave awards and bursaries.
 Counselling will be conducted by the school’s FTSC in the afternoons. Further follow ups will be decided by FTSC.
 Caning is administered only to boys.
 Upon completion of internal investigation, affected students may have their marks penalized.
 Cyber-bullying infers to impersonation, use of vulgarities, use of undesirable graphics, name-calling, spreading rumours, damaging another person’s reputation, slander on social media etc.