The following are mandatory rules that all pupils must observe:
1. National Anthem and Pledge
Pupils who are Singapore citizens must sing the National Anthem and take the Pledge. Pupils will take the Pledge with the right fist over their heart.
2. School Uniform
2.1 Pupils are to wear the prescribed School uniform and modification to the School uniform is not allowed. (Please see photograph in Annex Section for a guide on how the School uniform should be worn)
2.2 Pupils must wear the School uniform smartly at all times with shirts/T-shirts tucked in.
2.3 Pupils must not wear jewellery, ornaments or any items of religious significance while they are in School uniform. Female pupils are allowed to wear only one pair of plain ear studs on the ear lobes and female pupils not wearing ear studs may wear only 1 pair of transparent ear sticks.
2.4 During PE lessons, pupils must be properly attired in School PE Attire comprising of the School PE T-shirt, School PE shorts and School approved sports shoes. Pupils who have PE lessons on that day are allowed to wear PE Attire for Morning Assembly, after which they must change back into full School uniform or half uniform (PE T-shirt with skirt/pants) for lessons after recess.
2.5 Pupils must wear shoes with socks that are above and covering the ankle joints. Sport shoes should be predominantly white based and should be worn for running purposes. Black shoes or shoes with flashy designs are NOT allowed.
3. Attendance and Punctuality
3.1 Pupils must be punctual for all school activities including flag-raising ceremony, lessons, CCA and official school functions. Pupils who are absent from any of these activities must produce medical certificates / official documentary proof of absence. Failure to attend any major school activities / CCA will result in a FAIR grade for Conduct.
3.2 Pupils leaving the school premises during curriculum hours must notify their Form Teachers so that parents and the school are kept informed.
3.3 Pupils must have at least 90% attendance in Semester I and II in order to be eligible to sit for the examinations and to be included in the year-end promotion exercise. Absence with valid reason(s) would be considered on a case-by-case basis.
4. Personal Grooming
4.1 Pupils must be well-groomed at all times. This includes:
a) neat and tidy appearance with shirts / blouses neatly tucked in
b) well-groomed hair
c) well-trimmed and clean finger-nails
4.2 Pupils must not dye, highlight or tint their hair.
4.3 Pupils must not have tattoos or henna on any part of their bodies and are not allowed to have any king of body piercing.
4.4 Boys must maintain short decent hair length with a slope at the back. Fringes must not touch the eyebrows.
(Please see photograph in Annex Section for a guide on pupil’s personal grooming)
4.5 Boys must be clean shaven. No facial hair (moustache, beard or sideburns) is allowed.
4.6 Girls with hair reaching below their collars must keep their hair neatly tied up using black hair clips or black hair bands.
4.7 Girls with short hair must ensure that their hair is above the collar of the blouse.
4.8 Girls must comb and tuck their fringes neatly behind their ears and not allow the fringes to hang loosely in front. (Please see photograph in Annex Section for a guide on pupil’s personal grooming)
4.9 Pupils wearing spectacles must take note that all brightly-coloured and flashy spectacles are NOT allowed. Only dark coloured frames for spectacles are allowed. In addition, ‘Transition’ lens and coloured contact lens are NOT allowed.
5.1 Pupils must not litter inside and outside the school premises.
5.2 Pupils must do their part to maintain the state of cleanliness in the school premises.
6. School and Public Property
6.1 Pupils must not vandalise the school or public properties.
6.2 Pupils must handle with care all furniture and equipment in the school and return them to their proper place after use.
7.1 Classroom / Special Rooms / Laboratories
7.1.1 Pupils must always maintain a conducive learning environment in the classroom.
7.1.2 Movement from one place to another must be done in a quiet and orderly manner.
7.2.1 Consumption of food and drinks beyond the canteen is not allowed except for plain/mineral water which can be brought back to the classrooms.
7.2.2 Pupils must queue in an orderly manner for food and drinks.
7.2.3 Pupils must ensure that tables and benches are kept clean during and after their meals.
7.2.4 Eating utensils must be deposited in the receptacles provided by the stalls. Disposable cups and food wrappers must be thrown into the rubbish bins.
7.3 Staff Room
7.3.1 The Staff Room is out of bounds to all pupils unless their presence is required and supervised by the teacher.
7.4 School Facilities
7.4.1 Use of school facilities such as the School Hall, Indoor Sports Hall, CPA Rooms, IT Rooms and other special rooms must be with the permission and presence of the teacher-in-charge.
7.4.2 The specific rule pertaining to the use of the various school facilities must be strictly adhered to at all times.
8. Use of Electronic Items
The following electronic items are allowed to be used ONLY during recess and after school hours.
a) Portable Audio Equipment
b) Mobile phones or any other communication devices
These items should NOT be used during and in between lessons. All mobile phones are to be switched off or turned to the silent mode during curriculum time. All mobile phones must be kept in the pockets or in the bags during curriculum time and not displayed on the table.
WARNING: If the above condition is not strictly adhered to, the school will proceed to confiscate the items and may keep them for up to a period of 30 days.
9. Internet Rule & Etiquette
These rules apply to all types of communication, postings or pictures on the Internet:
9.1 To uphold integrity in the use of the internet. Do not use the internet to post unsubstantiated, insensitive, insulting or hostile materials or information against anyone, including the school, teaching and non-teaching staff and YTzens.
9.2 To respect others and show responsibility by thinking carefully before giving comments. Do not use any form of vulgarities or expletives. This includes the suggestion of vulgarities or expletives, for example, writing the first letter of the word and replacing the rest of the letters with symbols or dashes.
9.3 Do not break any copyright law.
9.4 Do not post or access materials with pornographic content.
Students who have infringed any of the above rules will be dealt with accordingly either by the School and/or the relevant authorities.
10. Banned Items
The following items are banned in the school.
a) Chewing gum / Bubble gum.
b) Pornographic materials.
c) Lighters / Inflammable substances e.g. petrol, kerosene, gas cylinders.
d) Cigarettes or any Tobacco products.
e) Inhalant substances and other hazardous materials which pose a potential danger to both school environment and property.
f) Weapons e.g. knives, metal rods or any other items which may cause grievous hurt to others.
g) Poker cards or other card types that promotes gambling.
h) Any form of handheld electronic gaming devices.
Any of the above items found in the pupil's possession will be confiscated and the punishment will be meted out accordingly.
There are three forms of reprimand in varying degrees of severity which will be administered to a pupil who has committed any offence:
1.1 Pupils are liable for Detention Class (see Rule B1.3) if they commit any of the following offences :
a) late for school
b) skipping classes / lessons
d) persistent non-submission / late submission of assignment
e) improper attire (see Rule A4.1)
f) improper grooming (see Rule A4.3 and 4.6)
g) other minor offences - failure to return eating utensils after eating, littering,
1.2 Repeated offences will result to immediate suspension from class or school.
1.3 The detention hours are from 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm from Mondays to Fridays.
2. Suspension and/or caning
2.1 Pupils will be liable for immediate suspension and/or caning (boys) if they commit any of the following offences:
b) smoking / possession of cigarettes / lighter
c) fighting / hooliganism
e) theft / shoplifting
f) possession of pornographic materials
g) use of abusive language / gestures
h) defiance and rudeness to any members of the School staff
i) infringement of Internet rules and etiquette
3.1 Pupils are liable for expulsion if:
a) they repeat the offences listed in B2.1 above and/or
b) they are persistently absent or play truant from School.
Offences not listed here will be handled by the school on a case-by-case basis. The school reserves full discretion on any punishment meted out to a student offender.
C. CONDUCT MARKS
1. Conduct marks are awarded to a pupil to reflect his/her attributes and general conduct throughout each of the two semesters in a school year. Students will be appraised in the following area which constitutes the values of the school:
2. Observation on the above areas will be reflected alongside the Conduct Grades in the student’s progress report according to the table below:
Demonstrated very strongly
Demonstrated to some extent
Not demonstrated (not observed)
3. Conduct marks are the average of the marks given by three teachers of the class and approved by the HOD PE/CCA, YM and Head PMD.
4. Grades will be awarded according to the table below:
5. When a pupil commits any of the offences outlined in B2.1, his/her conduct marks will not be better than Fair. Failure to attend major school events or non-participation in CCA will also result in a Fair conduct grade being awarded.
These rules and regulations serve as a guide and are subjected to review by the School Management.
Rules and regulations pertaining to specific matters on various aspects of school activities will be issued by the school as and when it is necessary to supplement or to reinforce the existing set of school rules.