2. School rules on general conduct and behaviour
2.1 Children who are Singapore citizens must sing the National Anthem and recite the pledge with the right fist placed over the heart.
2.2 Children are expected to behave well in and out of school. Pupils who misbehave outside of school will also be severely dealt with because the school believes that our role in nurturing our children goes beyond the physical confines of the school.
2.3 Children must not disrupt the positive learning climate during lesson time. Pupils found disrupting the lesson will be asked to leave the classroom to reflect on their conducted. Pupils who persistently disrupt the class will be counselled and their parents will be informed. The school takes a serious view of children who persistently disrupt lesson and may administer suspension if warranted.
2.4 At all times it is an offence for any students of the school to smoke, cheat, gamble, steal, use foul language or possess any material that may be deemed offensive. The school will also take action against pupils whose behaviour is unbecoming of a gracious and socially responsible citizen.
2.5 Children are not allowed to use electronic equipment (e.g. radio/walkman, MP3, disc man) during lessons. No handphones are allowed in school to minimize distraction to learning and because there is easy and alternative access to telephones. The school will exercise discretion, for example for field trips to allow handphones if easy access to telephones is deemed unavailable. Such items will be confiscated and returned to the students at the discretion of the school authority.
2.6 Children are only allowed to use the public telephones during recess and after school. In case of an emergency, they may seek permission to use the telephone in the General Office.
2.7 No child is to remain in the classroom during recess unless permission has been given.
2.8 Children are not allowed to use special rooms (e.g. music room and computer room) and specialized equipment without the permission and supervision of any teacher.
DINING ETIQUETTE AND HEALTHY LIFESTYLE
2.9 Children are to observe the following etiquette when dining in the canteen:
- Buy or consume food/drinks only during recess or before/after school.
- Consume all food/drinks in the canteen only. Only bottled water is allowed outside of the
- Queue in an orderly manner when buying food or drinks in the canteen.
- Return all used crockery/cups to the respective bins provided after eating.
2.10 Children are not allowed to bring in food from fast food restaurants.
3. School Rules On Attendance And Punctuality
3.1 All children must be punctual for flag-raising ceremony and pledge taking, classes, CCA, assembly and all schools organized activities. A pupil will be considered late for school if he/she is not with his/her class when the national anthem is sung or the pledge is taken. Children will be considered late for class if they arrive in class after their subject teacher.
3.2 Punctuality is a habit best taught from young. The school disciplinary committee would have to structure consequences for children who are persistently late for school despite being counselled.
3.3 If a pupil is absent from school, he/she must submit medical certificate(s) or under special circumstances, a letter of excuse from his/her parents/guardian on the day he/she returns to school.
3.4 A child who has fallen ill during school hours and wishes to go home must report to the General Office. Necessary steps will be taken to seek parental consent first. Children granted permission to leave early must record their particulars in the Early Dismissal Form.
3.5 Children are not allowed to be out of class during curriculum time without permission from their subject teacher for that period.
4. SCHOOL RULES ON CARE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
4.1 All lights, fans or air-conditioners are to be switched off when not in use.
4.2 All children will practise water conservation. The school takes a serious view of pupils who deliberately waste water.
4.3 Children are expected to keep the school clean and litter free at all times.
4.4 All children are responsible to keep the school clean and school property in good working condition and to report any faults to the Operations Manager. The school takes a serious view of littering and vandalism.
4.5 All children will separate paper waste from other waste and dispose them in the designated bins provided.
5. Management Of Serious Offences.
The following offences are considered serious enough to merit corporal punishment or where deemed necessary, for the matter to be referred to the police. The school reserves the right to suspend pupils from class or school when they cause distraction and prevent teaching and learning from taking place or become a threat to the safety of other children and staff in the school.
5.3 Smoking or use/possession/distribution of cigarettes
5.4 Theft in school or shop theft
5.5 Cheating in tests or examinations
5.6 Criminal acts in or out of school
5.7 Defiance – challenging or showing disrespect to school authorities
5.9 Forgery – altering or amending official documents or dates of medical certificates
5.12 Truancy or leaving the school grounds without permission
5.13 Misuse of drugs or intoxicating substances e.g. glue sniffing
5.14 Possession of offensive weapons
5.15 Vandalism – e.g. defacing the surface of the desk, damaging school/public/personal property
5.16 Voluntarily causing hurt to others – e.g. fighting or assaulting
5.17 Non-compliance of school rules eg. dyeing of hair, piercing of ears for boys, etc
5.18 Personally abetting or being an accomplice to all the above offence.
6. CONTINUAL & SEMESTRAL ASSESSMENTS
RULES AND REGULATIONS
6.1 Children who report more than 30 minutes after the examination has commenced may not be allowed to sit for the examination.
6.2 No child may leave the examination room before the scheduled time.
6.3 Children must not have with them their bags, books, notes, files and materials not authorized for use in the examination.
6.4 Children should have their own writing materials and mathematical instruments. P4 – P6 pupils use dark blue or black ink while P1 – P3 pupils use pencil when writing their answers. Pens/pencils of other colours may be used for maps and diagrams only. Correction fluid should not be used.
6.5 Children are not allowed to remove any writing paper, used or unused, out of the examination room.
6.6 No electronic device is allowed in the examination venue. Any child found in possession of any electronic device is liable to the same penalty as those detected for dishonesty.
6.7 Children will be responsible for their own conduct. Any child who is guilty of improper conducted and deemed to cause distraction to others taking the examination may be expelled from the examination and refused entry for subsequent papers. The child will be assign zero marks for the subject.
6.8 The duration of an examination is not restricted to the duration of the examination paper. For example, an examination does not conclude when pupils are asked to stop writing but when the invigilator dismisses pupils from the examination venue.
6.9 A child who is absent for test or examinations must produce a medical certificate to cover the period of absence. Otherwise, no mark will be given for the paper[s] that he has missed. A letter of excuse from parents is not acceptable.
6.10 Dishonesty/cheating of any sorts will be dealt with severely. The pupil caught cheating will be disqualified from the paper and may at the discretion of the school, be disqualified from the entire examination. The child will be assign zero marks for the subject.