School Rules and Expectations
Rules are necessary to maintain a safe and secure environment for students to learn and teachers to carry out their duties. Keeping to school rules help students develop self-discipline and a sense of responsibility which are basic qualities for success in life.
Have good manners and show respect, care and concern for everyone. Be a good example to your peers.
- Be polite and well-behaved at all times.
- Greet all staff and visitors to the school.
- Show respect and obey school authority (Principal, Vice-Principal, teachers, non-teaching staff, and student leaders).
- Be considerate to others.
- Be honest. Do not cheat, steal or alter official school documents.
- Use proper language at all times.
- Move quietly, briskly and in an orderly manner. Do not loiter along the corridors or in the school premises.
- Take pride in the school and in all work and assignments. Strive for the highest possible standards.
- Uphold the good name of the school.
Attendance and Punctuality
Be responsible and disciplined.
- Be in the school by 7.30 am. Pre-assembly programme will begin promptly at 7.35 am. Students will be booked for late-coming if they are not standing with their classes at the start of the flag raising ceremony.
- Students are expected to attend all classes, CCA and other school activities punctually and regularly. Permission to take leave from school during term time will only be granted by the Principal upon advance notice and for appropriate reasons.
- Absence from classes, CCA and other school activities must be covered by a medical certificate or a letter of excuse from the parent/guardian. Absence from exams/tests must be covered by a medical certificate or letters of excuse which will only be accepted under extenuating circumstances such as bereavement.
Appearance and attire
Look smart. Take pride in your appearance and school attire.
- Students are to wear the prescribed school uniform and any modification to the uniform is not allowed.
- Name tags are to be displayed on the school uniform.
- Hair should be kept neat and simply styled. Hair should be of its natural colour. Coloured or tinted hair is not permitted. Fringe should be above the eyebrow. Boys should sport neat and short hairstyle. Girls long hair should be neatly plaited or tied up with black or dark blue hair clips or bands.
- Boys should be clean shaven and no wearing of sideburns, beard or moustache is allowed.
- Students are not allowed to wear make-up at any time except when performing during concerts.
- No friendship bands or accessories, other than religious bands are allowed. Small earrings or simple plain gold/silver ear studs without stones are allowed. Multiple earrings are not allowed. No necklaces are to be worn.
- Fingernails are to be kept short and clean. No nail polish or strengthener should be applied to fingernails.
- Skirt length should be at knee-length.
- Socks should be plain and white and should cover the ankle.
- Shoes should be plain white ones without any design.
- T-shirts should be worn tucked in.
Observe the flag raising ceremony with dignity and respect.
- Attendance at the daily flag-raising ceremony is compulsory. Assemble quietly, punctually and in an orderly manner for the 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.
- All international students are to stand at attention and observe silence as a mark of respect.
Assembly in the hall
Observe hall etiquette at all times.
- Assemble according to your classes quickly and quietly. Sit down and read your book quietly.
- Behave with consideration towards the speaker or to the students/class making presentations.
- Pay attention to the speaker and the performance.
- Show appreciation for the time and effort spent in presenting the programme.
Participate actively in learning and observe class rules.
- Obey teachers’ instructions.
- Be attentive during lessons.
- Hand in assignments on time and complete corrections/projects promptly.
- Maintain and upkeep all subject files.
- Perform assigned classroom duties diligently to keep the classroom clean and tidy at all times.
- Involve yourself in constructive work quietly when the teacher is not present.
- Seek permission from the teacher if you have a valid reason to leave the classroom and obtain the Class Exit Pass before leaving the classroom.
- No eating and drinking (except plain water) in class.
Show consideration to others by having good social and table manners.
- Food and drinks are to be purchased only during recess and after school.
- Always queue up quietly and in an orderly manner for your food and drinks.
- All food and drinks are to be consumed in the canteen only.
- Clear the table after your meals. Return all used cutlery and crockery to the bins provided by the stallholders and drop litter into the bins/recycling bins provided.
- Do not play or run in the canteen.
- When the bell rings after recess, walk to the assembly area, sit down in two rows and be quiet.
- Do not buy food, drinks or stationery after the bell has rung.
Have respect for school property and show consideration for other users.
- Take good care of school property. Do not misuse or vandalise school property or facilities.
- Save water and electricity.
- Lights and fans should be switched off when not in use.
- Keep the premises clean and litter free.
- Toilets must be kept clean and flushed after use.
- Be civic-minded, report acts of vandalism or misuse of school property/facilities to any teacher.
Conduct During Examination
Observe and follow all examination procedures.
- Place all bags and books/notes outside the classroom as instructed by the teacher.
- Avoid any contact with your classmates, not even eye contact. Observe silence during the entire duration of the exam, from the moment the examination paper is given out till the last paper is collected and the teacher instructs that the examination is over.
- Raise your hand if you need help and wait for the teacher to attend to you.
- Check and see that your paper has all the relevant pages.
- Read the questions carefully and attempt every question.
- Check your work after you have finished the paper. Make full use of the time given, abstain from laying with your stationery and exhibiting behaviours that may prevent your classmates from concentrating on doing the paper.
- Check that you have your name, class and register/index number written on the paper before handing it in.
- Be properly attired in your school uniform.
Guidelines on the use of electronic devices
- To ensure no disruption to learning, mobile phones can only be used at designated area, that is, the parent waiting area.
- Students are not allowed to bring any portable CD/DVD players, MP3/4 players, iPad or any other electronic devices, toys and expensive items to school. These items will be confiscated and parents have to claim them from the school.
- The school will not be responsible for any loss, damage or theft of electronic devices including mobile phones.