School Conduct & Regulations
- Pupils are expected to be courteous and respectful to all the staff and visitors at all times.
- Pupils must show pride and uphold the good name of the school by ensuring that they are at their best behaviour in school or in public.
- Pupils must stand up to greet the teacher when he/she enters the room, and thank him/her when he/she has completed the lesson and leaves the room.
- Monitors and prefects are to supervise and maintain discipline in the absence of the teacher.
- Movement from classroom to classroom or special rooms and along the corridors must be carried out in a quiet and orderly manner.
- Pupils must be attentive while lessons are being conducted.
- Pupils should pack their school bags according to the daily timetable.
- All pupils are responsible for the cleanliness of their respective classrooms and school at all times. Litter should be disposed of in the receptacles provided.
- All pupils are not allowed to have in their possession any weapons. They are also not allowed to bring any weapon-like item which is used or intended to be used to cause harm to others.
- Monitors or prefects must report any acts of misbehaviour, vandalism to school property and accidents immediately to the teachers.
- Pupils must queue up when buying food or drinks in the canteen or stationery at the bookshop.
- Mobile phones, electronic devices, card games and comic books with violent content are not allowed in school. Should any of these items be found in a pupil’s possession, it will be confiscated and parents will have to come to school to claim them.
- Pupils are not allowed in any rooms or the school hall unaccompanied by a teacher. Neither are they allowed to return to nor remain in the classroom during recess.
- Pupils are expected to follow all safety guidelines.Pupils are expected to be courteous and respectful to all the staff and visitors at all time.
PUNCTUALITY AND ATTENDANCE
- All pupils must be punctual for school, lessons, assembly, CCA and any school-organised activities.
- Attendance in school is compulsory. Pupils who are absent without leave or valid reasons will be regarded as having committed truancy.
- A pupil who is late for school for three occasions without any valid reason will be penalised in his/her conduct grade and the parents/guardians will be invited to school to discuss the matter. A more severe punishment will be imposed if the pupil continues to be late for school.
- A pupil on emergency leave, for example, death of a next-of-kin, must submit a letter to the teacher from his/her parent or guardian, together with supporting documents, if any.
- Pupils on sick leave must submit a medical certificate upon returning to school.
- No pupil is allowed to leave the school premises during school hours without the approval of a teacher.
- A pupil who needs to go home, or is sick during school hours, must inform his/her teacher. The school will then contact the pupil’s parent/guardian to fetch him/her home.
- Pupils should not leave the country for holidays before the school term ends without the approval of the Principal or Vice-Principal.
- Pupils who are late for a lesson without good reasons will face disciplinary actions.
- Any pupil who wishes to leave the classroom during lesson time, with a valid reason, must obtain permission from the teacher who is teaching the class.
FLAG-RAISING OR LOWERING CEREMONY
- Classes are to assemble at their designated places in the parade square/hall.
- Pupils who are Singapore citizens must sing the National Anthem and take the pledge. Pupils will take the pledge with the right fist placed over the heart.
- Non-Singapore citizens must stand at attention while the National Anthem is sung and the pledge is taken.
- Classes can leave the assembly ground, only after the instruction is given and they should leave, class-by-class, in a quiet and orderly manner.
VIOLATIONS OF THE SCHOOL RULES
A pupil is considered to have violated the school rules if he/she is found doing any of the following:
- Bullying others
- Causing disruption in the school bus
- Cheating in Examinations/Tests
- Creating disturbance in the class or on the school ground
- Disrespecting authority
- Displaying inappropriate behaviour on field trips or in competitions
- Extorting money from or threatening other pupils
- Failing to bring stationery, homework or other required items repeatedly to class
- Gambling or participating in any game of chance and skill for money, reward or prize
- Leaving school without approval
- Playing truant
- Spitting and littering
- Theft or possession of stolen property
- Using vulgar language, either written, spoken or by gesture
- Violating the dress code
- Horseplay, act of mischief or doing any unsafe acts
- Performing any other act that adversely affects the school climate
CELEBRATION OF BIRTHDAYS & DISTRIBUTION OF GIFTS TO PUPILS BY PARENTS
The school has received requests from parents to assist in facilitating parties or distributing gifts to celebrate their children’s birthdays. While the school understands that the occasion is special to children, the school would like to seek parents’ understanding in not bringing food or gifts for their children’s classmates. This is because in caring for our pupils, the school needs to ensure that it is careful when dealing with the children’s dietary needs and food tolerance. In addition, the school would like to ensure the emotional well-being of the pupils as there may be those who, due to various reasons, are unable to have the opportunity of distributing gifts to the rest of the class. Hence, the school seeks the parents’ understanding and cooperation on this matter.