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Code of Conduct

Students are expected to uphold the good name of the school and practise good behaviour at all times.

School Rules

Dress Code

  • Students are to wear the prescribed school uniform and modification to the uniform is not allowed. 
  • Students are strongly encouraged to have name tags on their school uniform and PE attire.
  • All shoes must be predominantly black and accompanied by ONLY black laces with full-length black school socks. Socks with sports brand logos and low ankle socks are not permitted.
  • PE t-shirts must be tucked in at all times.
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Appearance

  • Male students:
    • hair must not cover the ears or touch the collar, with short sideburns and a short fringe.
    • must be neat in appearance, clean shaven and no facial hair is allowed.
  • Female students: 
    • hair must be neat and tidy with a short fringe; long fringe (over the eyebrows) should be secured with a dark green / black clip or hairband
    • long hair must be tied neatly with a dark green / black ribbon or band. 
  • Dyeing or highlighting of hair is strictly not allowed.
  • Nails must be kept short and without nail polish.

Ornaments, Jewellery or Valuables

  • No jewellery of any form, ornaments or fancy watches is to be worn by students. 
  • Female students are allowed to wear a pair of small plain ear studs in plain gold or silver. Earrings and multiple ear studs are strictly not allowed.
  • Male students are not allowed to have their ears pierced or wear earrings / ear studs.
  • No valuables, expensive items, toys or sharp objects should be brought to school.
  • No prohibited items should be brought to school. Any items deemed inappropriate by the school will be confiscated.
  • All students are not allowed to have in their possession any weapon. They are also not allowed to bring any weapon-like item which is used or intended to be used to cause harm to others.

Attendance and Punctuality

  • All students must attend school during school days.
  • All students must report punctually for school by 7.30am.
  • All students are to report punctually for, and attend all lessons (including LSP, LSM, Supplementary and Remedial).
  • Students who report to school after the Flag Raising Ceremony will be deemed as late. 
  • During school hours, no student is allowed to leave the classroom or school premises without permission from the teacher, Vice-Principal or Principal.
  • Students must be accompanied by their parents or guardians if they need to leave the school premises before dismissal time.  
  • Students are to sit for all examinations and assessments unless certified medically unfit by a doctor.
  • A medical certificate or letter from parents is required when a student is absent from any school activities. Should a student be absent from a test or examination, a medical certificate must be produced. Students absent from school for medical reasons should stay at home for the duration indicated on the medical certificate. A student absent without letters or medical certificates will be considered as absent without valid reason.

Use of Electronic Devices

  • No electronic devices, mobile phones and toys should be brought to school by students without permission from the teacher. If a student is caught using his / her mobile phone in the school premises without adhering to the rules, the phone will be taken away by the teacher and given to the General Office for collection by parents.
  • If students do bring mobile phones to school, they must adhere strictly to the rules on use of electronic devices so that there is no disruption to learning during curriculum and school-based activities. 
  • Students must switch off their electronic devices upon arrival at school. 
  • Students have to be responsible for their mobile phones. The school is not responsible for any damage and / or loss of the phone.
  • Students can only use their mobile phones if they have obtained permission from the teachers.
  • Students should not be using their electronic devices to take photographs or for entertainment purposes while in the school premises.
  • Electronic devices are not to be brought into the examination room during examination.

Consumption of Food

  • To ensure the cleanliness of the school compound, students are to consume all food in the canteen. 
  • For recess in the classroom or snack break, food can only be consumed under the supervision of a teacher.

Co-curricular Activities

  • Participation in CCAs is strongly encouraged for all students from P3. Students who do not choose a CCA by P3 will be assigned one and no appeal will be entertained.
  • Students must attend CCA sessions regularly.
  • Non-participants / supporters for competitions and tournaments must be in their uniform or PE attire. Students not in appropriate attire will not be allowed to accompany the teams.

Citizenship Education

  • All students must attend the Flag Raising Ceremony. 
  • Students who are Singapore Citizens must sing the National Anthem and take the Pledge.
  • Students will take the Pledge with the right fist placed over the heart.
  • Students who are not Singapore Citizens must stand at attention and observe the Flag Raising and Pledge Taking ceremony with respect.

Traffic Rules

  • All students must obey traffic rules at all times.
  • Students must use only designated pedestrian crossings (e.g. zebra crossings. signalised pedestrian crossings, under pass and overhead bridges).
  • Students taking school buses must remain seated and wear the seat belt at all times.

Examination Matters

  • Students are to behave appropriately during the course of the examination.
  • Students are not to cheat during examinations.
  • Students are not to help another student cheat.
  • Any form of cheating (including tampering of marks) or forgery will not be tolerated.

The table below shows the list of offences and their possible consequences.

ATTENDANCE RELATED OFFENCES

POSSIBLE CONSEQUENCE(S)

  • Late coming
  • Skipping classes
  • Leaving school grounds without permission *
  • Truancy *

 

One or a combination of the following:

  • Student Self-Reflection
  • Counselling
  • Warning (Verbal or Written)
  • Home Involvement through Parent Conference with Teacher, Discipline Master / Mistress and / or School Leaders
  • Detention
  • Service Duty
  • Suspension from School Activities (e.g., withdrawal of playtime during recess)
  • In-School Suspension
  • Out-of-School Suspension
  • Restitution (e.g., compensation)
  • Caning
  • Involvement of police and / or external agencies

 

GENERAL MISCONDUCT / UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOUR

  • Littering
  • Improper attire and grooming
  • Being inattentive during class or assembly
  • Forgetting to bring books and / or homework frequently
  • Failing to complete and / or submit homework frequently
  • Using mobile phone inappropriately (e.g., use of mobile phone in class)
  • Using vulgar language or gestures
  • Forgery *
  • Cheating in assessments / tests / exams *
  • Open defiance and rudeness *
  • Disruptive and unruly behaviour *
  • Bullying / Cyberbullying *
  • Improper or unlawful use of information communications and technology (e.g., computer, social media, texts) *

 

THEFT / DAMAGE OF PROPERTY

  • Theft / Shoplifting *
  • Vandalism *
  • Arson *

OTHER SERIOUS OFFENCES*

  • Assault / Fighting
  • Gambling
  • Extortion
  • Smoking
  • Substance Abuse
  • Use, possession or distribution of inappropriate / offensive materials

*These misbehaviours are also considered as serious offences by the school.

The table above serves only as a guide.  It is not possible to list the details of all offences and their consequences.  Thus, the school reserves the right to take the necessary action(s) in the best interests of our students, staff and the community.