Discipline, Rules & Regulations
1.3 Forms of Corrective Measures
Corrective measures are used to help students understand both the consequences of their actions and the right values on which their actions should be based. Corrective measures are a form of deterrence and a way to teach students to respect the school, the school staff and their peers. Hence, the severity of corrective measures will escalate depending on a student’s behaviour and attitude. It is student-centric in its aim to help them change for the better.DETENTION
Detention sessions usually take place in the afternoons, under adult supervision. These are opportunities for students to reflect on their actions and learn from their mistakes, poor behaviour or attitude, to change for the better.CANING
Caning usually takes place in the Vice-Principal’s Office. Depending on the severity of the offence, subsequent caning may be carried out in classrooms, at level assemblies or in front of the whole school.OTHERS
Other forms of corrective measures include drawing up a self-discipline plan, In-house/Home Suspension, and Expulsion.
Counselling will also be availed to students who need the support as it will equip them with skills to cope with their problems.
2. RULES & REGULATIONS
I ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY
Students need to take ownership of their learning by being present and punctual for lessons. Students who come late will lose out on valuable learning time.
• Attendance in school is compulsory. Absence from school is permitted only when it is supported by a medical certificate or given on compassionate grounds. Letters from parents explaining the absence of the child, besides reasons on compassionate grounds, will not be accepted. Absence without official reasons will be deemed as truancy.
• If students wish to leave or absent themselves from school for private matters, parents need to apply for leave of absence for their child through his/her Form teacher. Permission will be granted on a case-by-case basis by the P/VPs.
• Students must be punctual for all school functions, lessons and CCAs. Students who are late for school assembly will be booked. Students who are very late for school i.e. after the first period begins, will be booked for skipping lessons.
• Students who arrive after the end of morning assembly must register at the guard post and obtain a late-coming green slip before they can proceed to join their class.
• Students are expected to be in their respective classrooms for lessons within 5 minutes of the school bell. Students who are late without a valid reason will be booked.
• Students are not to leave the school premises before the dismissal bell without special permission from their Form Teacher/HOD Discipline/DM/VP/P. In case the student is unwell and needs to leave the school early, his/her parent/guardian will be contacted and the student is expected to produce a Medical Certificate on the next day. When special permission is granted, students must proceed to the General Office to sign out before leaving school.
II DAILY ASSEMBLIES
Morning assemblies are meant for the student body to gather together as a school community. During this time, students show their love for the country through the singing of the National Anthem and reciting of the Pledge. Daily devotions follow after this as a means for students to learn values and appreciate God.
• When the music plays to signal assembly time, students are to assemble in the parade square.
• By the first bell, students should already be seated according to index number in their classes at the parade square. All Form Teachers will then mark attendance with the assistance of their Class Chairperson. Students who are not at the parade square by the second bell will be considered late.
• Students must be in full school uniform for morning assembly. Only students who are having PE before recess are allowed to come in PE attire. Attire (includes grooming) checks will be conducted regularly. Students with improper attire will be booked. Students whose attire or grooming cannot be rectified on the spot might be sent home for rectification.
• Boys are to put on their ties on chapel days and for special school functions to show their respect for the solemnity of the occasion.
• Students must stand at attention during the National Anthem and Pledge-taking. Students who are Singapore citizens must sing the National Anthem and take the Pledge, which is recited with the right fist placed over the heart.
• Students must sing the School Song with pride and respect to demonstrate their commitment to the school community.
III CHAPEL / FAIRSIANS CONNECT
• Students are to proceed to the School Hall as a class, in a quiet, orderly and timely manner.
• Students are to be seated quickly, and need to maintain a respectful silence during assemblies.
• Students must not be absent.
2.1 CLASSROOM BEHAVIOUR
I CONDUCT IN CLASSROOMS & LABORATORIES
The school aims to provide a safe and conducive environment for all the students to learn in. When students behave appropriately in the classrooms, they show the respect they have for their teacher and their peers. They also demonstrate their commitment to be an active and considerate learner in the community.
• All students must be punctual for lessons. They are expected to be in the lesson’s venue within the first five minutes after the bell. Attendance will be taken before the start of each lesson. Perpetual late-comers will be booked.
• Students are to greet the teacher at the start and the end of each lesson.
• No food is to be brought from the canteen into the classroom. No food is to be consumed in the classroom. No chewing gum is allowed in school. Drinking of water is allowed.
• Students are not to leave the classroom without class passes issued by teachers.
• Students must keep classrooms neat and tidy at all times. All fans and lights are to be switched off before students leave for their next venue.
2.2 PERSONAL GROOMING
An individual shows his/her commitment to the community by presenting himself/herself in a common and easily recognisable manner. Students show that they are proud of their identities as ambassadors of the school by dressing appropriately and respectfully.
I SCHOOL UNIFORM
• Students are to wear the prescribed school uniform for all school activities. No modification to the uniform is allowed. Boys are only allowed to alter the length of the pants so that it covers the ankle.
• The uniform must be worn with the school badge, name tag and CCA collar badge at all times.
• When the school tie is worn, it must be pulled up to the collar.
• When track shoes are worn, 70% of it must be white in colour, while 30% can consist of any composition of blue, grey and black colours. No other colours are allowed. Shoelaces must be visible and white in colour.
• No other track shoes (e,g. slip-ons, high cut basketball shoes etc.) are allowed during the school term or school holidays.
• Students are allowed to bring special shoes to change into for CCA training.
• If a student cannot wear shoes for any special reason, supporting medical documents must be given to the form teacher to explain the situation.
• Only white socks are allowed and they should touch the ankle.
• Shirts should be tucked in at all times, regardless of whether students are in or out of school.
• Pants and shorts must be fitting and be worn at the waist. It should not be hanging on the hips.
• Long pants must not taper towards one end. They must be long enough to cover the ankle.
• Only white or skin-coloured brassieres are allowed. Brassiere straps must not be visible.
• Blouses must be zipped up fully.
• Skirts must be worn at knee-length.
II PE & CCA ATTIRE
• For PE lessons, games practices and leisure games, students must wear the school PE T-shirt and shorts.
• Students should bring their PE attire to school for lessons and seek their PE teachers’ permission to be excused from PE for the day, if they feel unwell.
• Students must change out of their PE attire before the end of their recess.
• Designs for CCA T-shirts should include the School Crest, School Name and CCA Name. Designs must be approved by the respective CCA teachers-in-charge and the HOD CCA.
• Class and CCA T-shirts can be worn during CCAs and other school or class functions.
• Students who come to school for CCA or other activities outside of curriculum time must be in half-school uniform (i.e. wear a school-related T-shirt, school pants, shorts or skirt, and a pair of approved track shoes).
• Students’ hair must be neat and tidy at all times.
• Fancy hair styling, tinting, dyeing, highlighting and bleaching of hair are not allowed.
• Hair must not touch the collar and must be sloped at the sides or at the rear. No sideburns or ducktails are allowed.
• Fringes must fall above the eyebrows.
• Hair must not be permed.
• Boys must be clean shaven at all times.
• Hair must fall above the base of the collar or be neatly tied up.
• Fringes must be neat. They can fall above the eyebrows or be pinned down with clips or a hairband.
• All ribbons, rubber bands and hair clips must be in navy blue/black in colour.
I Jewellery / Accessories
• No valuables are to be brought to school. No chains, rings, bracelets, friendship or ankle bands are allowed with the school uniform or half-uniform.
• Girls may only wear one set of plain gold or silver round stud earrings or transparent ‘ear sticks’ on their earlobes. No other and no multiple earrings or ‘ear sticks’ are allowed. Other forms of piercing are not allowed.
• Boys are not to pierce their ears, nor wear earrings/ear studs or have any other forms of piercing on them.
• Spectacle frames should be plain and the lenses are not to be tinted.
• Nails must be kept short and clean at all times. Nail polish, varnish or hardeners are not allowed.
• No facial makeup is allowed.
• Tattoos or any other forms of body paintings, permanent or temporary, are strictly not allowed on any part of the body. Students found with tattoos will be suspended from school until efforts are made to remove them.
II Electronic Devices
• Students are discouraged from bringing any electronic devices to school. The use of all personal electronic devices is disallowed during curriculum time. The school will not bear responsibility for the loss of these devices.
• Students are not encouraged to bring mobile phones to school. When brought, phones are not to be used during curriculum time, including free periods and recess time. They must be switched off and kept in the students’ lockers during curriculum time. Students who use their phones during curriculum time will be booked and their phones will be confiscated.
• PDAs and mobile phones are strictly disallowed in examination premises. When students are found using these items during examinations, they will be booked for attempting to cheat.
2.4 THE CANTEEN
Students are to show courtesy to others during recess time. They show their commitment to the community by maintaining a conducive environment for their peers and teachers to enjoy their break time and their food.
• Students should not disturb their classmates who are having lessons when they go for their recess.
• Students must stop eating as soon as the first bell rings after recess.
• Used crockery/bottles must be returned to the respective stalls or into the receptacles provided.
• Wrappers and empty cartons must be thrown into litterbins.
• Students shall be responsible in their use of the internet.
• Students are not to use the technology to abuse or hurt the school, her staff or students in any way.
• Students are not to use the technology for personal gains and inappropriate purposes (e.g. surfing pornographic / hate-sites, downloading of pirated software/files, hacking into school or external systems, etc).
• The school views such offences very seriously and will involve the police if necessary.