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School Rules

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It is the duty of every pupil to know the school rules and observe them at all times.

1. Morning Assembly

  • Pupils must attend the daily flag-raising ceremony. They must assemble by 0725 hours in the parade square for the ceremony.
  • 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-Singaporeans are required to stand at attention throughout the ceremony.

2. School Uniform

  • Pupils are to wear the prescribed school uniform and modification to the uniform is not allowed.  All school uniforms must be purchased from the school uniform supplier.
  • Upper secondary boys have the option to wear the school bermudas or long pants.  
  • Pupils must wear their school uniform according to school’s instructions.
  • Pupils must wear the school PE T-shirts when they are playing any game.
  • Pupils must wear the school PE T-shirt and school shorts during their PE lessons.
  • Pupils must change out of their PE attire after recess and put on the school uniform.
  • Pupils must wear the approved school attire and proper footwear whenever they are in school.  No sandals are allowed.
  • Boys’ pants must cover their ankles.
  • Girls’ skirts must touch their knees.

3. Shoes/Socks

  • Pupils are allowed to wear plain-coloured track shoes or the normal white canvas shoes.
  • Pupils are to wear plain white socks that are above their ankles and visible above their shoes.

4. School Tie

  • Pupils must wear the school tie for the weekly assembly day and for all formal school functions.

5. Personal Grooming

i. Hairstyle

  • Pupils are not allowed to streak, tint, dye or bleach their hair.
  • Pupils are not allowed to spike their hair.
  • Male Pupils must sport appropriate hairstyle that is neat, short and properly combed.  Hair should be sloped at the sides and the back. It should not touch the ears, eye-brows or the shirt collar. Side-burns should not extend beyond the middle of the ears.
  • Female Pupils are encouraged to keep their hair neat. Hair which extends beyond the shoulders must be neatly tied. No fringe is allowed.
ii. Face

  • Make-up of any form is not allowed.
  • All boys must be clean shaven and should not be wearing beards and moustache.

iii. Fingernails

  • Pupils should keep their fingernails short and clean without nail polish or varnish.

iv.    Spectacles

  • Pupils who wear spectacles must not use tinted lenses.
  • Pupils who wear contact lenses must only use non-coloured lenses.
v.    Jewellery

  • Pupils are not allowed to wear any form of jewellery.
  • Pupils are not allowed to wear ear-sticks.
  • Only girls are allowed to wear a pair of plain ear studs of similar design and it must not be loud.

vi.   Talisman

  • Talisman if worn should remain hidden.

vii. Tattoo

  • Pupils are not allowed to tattoo any part of their body.
  • Pupils must remove all tattoos before they are allowed to return to school.
6. Conduct and Behaviour

  • Pupils are expected to be courteous to all teaching and non-teaching staff.
  • Pupils are expected to move about the school building in a quiet and orderly manner.
  • Pupils can only leave the school premises during curriculum hours with the written permission from the Principal, Vice-Principal or the HODs.
  • Pupils must turn off all lights and fans when they leave the classroom.
  • Pupils should take good care of school property and not vandalise them.
  • Pupils should also keep the school clean and free of litter.
  • Pupils must not smoke, gamble, cheat, steal, fight or bully.
  • Pupils must not bring or consume chewing gum of any form in school.
  • Pupils must turn off their handphones and keep them out of sight during curriculum hours.
  • Pupils are only allowed to use their handphones in the canteen or the area outside the General Office before school starts and after school has ended.
  • Pupils are not allowed in the canteen during curriculum hours without teacher’s permission.
  • Pupils must carry the teacher’s pass when they leave the classroom during curriculum hours.
  • Pupils must remain in class during a change of periods.

7. Attendance

  • Pupils must be punctual for all school activities.
  • Pupils must not skip lessons or loiter around the school during curriculum hours.
  • Pupils who are absent from school for the day are to call the general office by 9 am and inform the school the reason for their absence.  They must produce a medical certificate from a doctor the day that they return to school.
  • Pupils who wilfully and persistently commit attendance-related problems might be suspended from school.

8. Recess

  • Pupils should queue for their own food and drinks in an orderly manner.
  • Pupils are to return their used crockery and utensils to the respective stalls’ receptacles.
  • All food and drinks must be consumed in the canteen.

9. Serious Offences

The following are classified as serious offences:
• theft and shoplifting
• arson
• gangsterism
• gambling
• substance abuse and glue sniffing
• vandalism
• assault and fighting
• possession of weapons
• smoking
• pornography
• other offences as prescribed by the school

10. Action Taken for Offences

• warning and/or counseling
• detention
• compensation
• home involvement
• police assistance
• suspension
• referral to outside agencies
• caning
• other actions as prescribed by the school

Items confiscated from Pupils will only be returned after meeting with a parent or guardian.