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School Discipline 

Character Formation and Discipline

The school believes in positive discipline and holistic character formation of our pupils. Pupils are to adhere to school rules.

  • The school reserves the right to mete out consequences and enrol the pupils in the necessary restorative programmes where necessary.
  • To preserve the dignity and self-esteem of every child, the school will observe strict confidentiality on the different cases brought to its attention. As such, information will be made known on a need-to-know basis to the parents or immediate primary care-givers of the alleged offender.
  • The school seeks the understanding and cooperation of all parents to respect our school's disciplinary processes as it tries to inculcate the right and acceptable values on the pupils entrusted to its care.

Parent Referrals

  • Parents are to refer all concerns and feedback with regard to pupils to their Form or Subject Teachers.
  • Parents are not to, in anyway, confront or reprimand other children.
  • Parents who wish to meet with school personnel are required to fix an appointment with the respective parties and state the purpose of their meeting.

Prefects and Discipline

  • Prefects are appointed as role models to other pupils.
  • Prefects are also authorised by the School to check on pupils who misbehave or do not observe the school rules and regulations.
  • Pupils are expected to obey the prefects.

School Discipline

 

1.Punctuality

  • Pupils are expected to be punctual for school.
  • Flag-raising begins at 7.30 am and reporting time for all pupils in the school hall is 7.20 am.
  • Pupils who are late for school will have their offence recorded and parents will be updated of their late-coming. Pupils who continue to be late for school will be issued a Parent Acknowledgement Form and eventually attend Reflective Thinking Process for reflection taking (please see late-coming SOP on Page 35 of the School Diary).

2. General Appearance 

  • Pupils must be clean shaven.
  • Hair must be kept neat and clean.
  • Hair must be kept short. Hair length must not touch the ears and must be above the collar of the school shirt. A fringe, if any, must be above the eyebrows.
  • Pupils are not to sport hairstyles that reflect unacceptable fads.
  • Pupils are not allowed to spray or colour their hair.
  • Finger-nails must be neatly clipped and clean.

School Uniform and P.E. Attire

  • Pupils are to wear the prescribed school uniform. Any modification to the uniform is not allowed.
  • The school uniform consists of a pair of khaki shorts and white shirt, with white socks and white shoes. Ankle socks are strictly prohibited.
  • Name tags are to be displayed prominently on the P.E. tee-shirt, above the crest and the pupils' uniform on the left above the pocket. 
  • As a mark of respect, pupils are to wear their school tie every morning during morning assembly. They can remove their school tie in class during curriculum time. 
  • Pupils are expected to be in their full school uniform except on P.E. days only. 
  • On CCA days, pupils are still expected to be in their full school uniform unless they have P.E. on that day. Pupils are to change into their CCA uniform at the end of the day. 
  • Pupils are also expected to be in their prescribed school shoes and socks on CCA days. CCA attire and footwear are not allowed during curriculum hours. Pupils may keep their CCA attire and footwear in the lockers provided.
  • Pupils attending school holiday lessons are expected to be in full school uniform unless instructed otherwise.
  • The school P.E. tee-shirt and shorts are meant for P.E. lessons, games and selected learning journeys as stipulated by the school.
  • The tee-shirt must be tucked in at all times.

Accessories and Jewellery

  • Accessories and jewellery are not to be worn with the school uniform.

3. Possession of Items in School


Mobile Phones and Electronic Devices

  • Pupils are strongly discouraged from bringing mobile phones to school.Pay phones are available in the school canteen and outside the General Office for pupils' use.
  • Mobile phones are for the sole purpose of communication with parents. They can be used during recess at t payphone area or at the foyer after dismissal.
  • If mobile phones are brought, they must be switched off during curriculum hours.
  • Switching on mobile phones during curriculum time, playing games or carrying out recording of any kind on their mobile phones, without due permission from the school, constitutes the misuse of mobile phones.Their mobile phones will be confiscated.

Other Electronic Devices and Expensive Items

  • Pupils are not allowed to bring expensive items and/or electronic devices to school such as MP3 players, Smart watches, cameras, handheld games, ipads, recording devices, computer games, DVDs etc.
  • Pupils caught with these items will face disciplinary consequences as stipulated below.
  • If any of the above-mentioned  items is lost, the school will not be held responsible or accountable in any way. The school reserves the right not to investigate the loss of these items.
  • The possession of these electronic devices and the misuse of the mobile phones will result in them being confiscated.

1st Offence:

The device will be confiscated and returned only after a parent- teacher conference.

 

2nd Offence:

The device will be confiscated for one month from the date of confiscation. Thereafter, the device will be returned to the parents of the pupil concerned.

 

3rd Offence:

Pupil is prohibited from carrying the device in school for the rest of the academic year.

 

Prohibited Items

  • Pupils 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.
  • Pupils are not allowed to bring any kind of toys/games to school e.g. game cards, kendama, ice-cream sticks, paper guns, catapults, etc.
  • Possession of prohibited items will result in confiscation of the said items which will not be returned.

4. Information Technology

 

Misuse of Information Technology

  • Pupils must adhere to the terms and conditions of all social media networks. e.g. pupils are not allowed to have Facebook or Instagram accounts if they are below 13 years old.
  • Violation of the terms and conditions of the social media network account constitutes the misuse of IT and pupils will face disciplinary acition by the school.
  • Pupils are responsible for their own safety in cyberspace. Pupils who are caught misusing IT in any other forms will also face disciplinary action by the school.
5. School Referral System for Discipline Cases
  • For all major and minor disciplinary cases, the school follows the referral system . Details can be found Page 33 of the School Diary.
6. Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA)
  • Photographs or video images of pupils and their parents may be captured during school activities and events such as CCAs, camps and concerts. The school may use and publish such photograps and/or video recordings in school publications, website, social media channels and other communication channels.