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BPGHS Code of Conduct

Student Management

In Bukit Panjang Government High School, we believe that every child can engage in behaviours that enable him/her to learn and develop.

Students learn best in a supportive environment. We endeavour to continue to build a safe, respectful and caring community that promotes and supports positive student behaviours and discipline, so that teaching and learning opportunities are maximised and students are motivated to put forth their best in their pursuits.

With this philosophy, we are committed to support students with timely corrective guidance to address their misbehaviour, which may deter them from learning effectively.

Our School Rules and Regulations

Attire And Personal Appearance

Every BPian should take pride in wearing the school uniform. The uniform is a representation of the school and her history. The way the uniform is worn shall NOT reflect individual preferences. BPians MUST wear the BP uniform as prescribed. Every BPian also has to demonstrate respect for self and others by being neat and well-groomed at all times.

1.    UNIFORM

  • Students are to wear the prescribed school uniform with the school collar pin. Modification to the uniform is not allowed.
  • All shirts and blouses must be neatly tucked in at all times when worn with the school shorts/pants/skirt. Shirts/blouses that have become too short to be tucked in will have to be replaced.
  • Blouse/shirt sleeves and trousers must not be folded up. Skirts must not be folded around the waist. Pants/ skirts that have become too short will have to be replaced. 
    • Skirts that are 3 or more finger-width above the knee are considered too short. 
    • Long pants that are 3 or more finger-width above the ankle are considered too short.
  • Knee-length skirts should be worn at the waist. Pants and belts should also be worn at the waist, and they must not be too tight or tapered towards the ankles.
  • Pleated long pants and long pants of denim material are not allowed.
  • Collar pins must be worn at all times when students are in their full uniform. They must be worn on the left collar.
  • Only school-issued collar badges are allowed to be worn. Only one CCA collar pin may be worn on the right collar.
  • All students must put on the school tie on Mondays during the school assembly, or at important school functions, e.g. Speech Day, Graduation Day, Prize Presentation, etc.
  • Socks are to be be worn at all times and must be visible, but should not be mid-calf or beyond in length. Only single coloured socks are allowed. No outlandish shoes or shoes with offensive designs are allowed. 
  • The wearing of flip flops/ sandals to school is prohibited except on medical grounds.
  • Game attire (e.g. CCA T-shirts, jerseys etc.) is not allowed during lessons.
  • Upon feedback from teachers, all rectifications should be done on the day itself. Otherwise, students will be sent back home.

2.    PE ATTIRE & CCA/CLASS T-SHIRT

  • Students can wear half uniform to school on days when they have PE lessons, except Mondays with assembly period. 
  • Half uniform: School T-shirt with school shorts/pants/skirt.
  • Slacks or track pants can only be worn during PE lessons or during CCA.
  • The CCA T-shirt is to be worn only for participation in the respective CCAs. Its design must be approved by the CCA Teacher(s) and endorsed by the HOD PE/ CCA.
  • The Class T-shirt is to be worn only for selected school events. Other T-shirts are not allowed. Its design must be approved by the Form Teacher(s) and endorsed by the HOD/Student Management.
  • The CCA or Class T-shirt when worn to school, must be matched with the school shorts/pants/skirt.

3.    GROOMING

*The following set of guidelines applies every time the uniform is put on. It applies to all students, at all times, regardless of whether students are in or out of school.

Boys

Girls

  • Short, neat and tidy hairstyle with natural colour.
  • Hair at the back must be above the shirt collar.
  • Hair at the front when combed down must be above the eyebrows. 
  • Hair at the crown must not be too thick or bushy.
  • Hair at the sides must be above the ears. Side-burns are not allowed.
  • Hair on the sides and back should be gradually tapered ('gently sloped').
  • The following are disallowed:
    • Sideburns
    • Undercut or outlandish hairstyles
    • Ear-studs/earrings/sticks and all kinds of accessories
    • Facial hair such as a moustache or a beard
  • Neat and tidy hairstyle with natural colour.
  • Long hair that falls below the collar or touching the shoulders must be tied up neatly with black or dark purple hair accessories.
  • Hair in front must not cover the eyes or fall across the cheeks. If it is beyond the eyes, it must be tied or pinned up.
  • Cosmetics or make-up of any kind are not allowed.
  • Only ONE pair of small plain ear-studs/sticks is allowed. Only gold, silver or black coloured ear studs are accepted. Ear sticks must be cut short to fit the thickness of the ear lobes.
  • Only dark coloured hair accessories are allowed.
The following are disallowed:
  • Tinting, dyeing, highlighting or perming of hair
  • Long and/or varnished fingernails
  • Fanciful/striking spectacle frames, tinted glasses or fanciful contact lenses
  • Body studs, rings, bangles, wristbands and necklace of any colour or kind. Students will be told to remove them immediately. Recalcitrants may have their accessories safe kept by the school.
  • Tattoos of any designs, shapes and sizes on any part of the body.

Important Note:

For attire check on the first day of each school term, students with dyed hair/unacceptable hairstyles will be identified and referred to the Year Heads or HOD/Student Management. Students will be sent home on the day itself. 

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4. GROOMING AND ATTIRE DURING THE SCHOOL VACATION

  • The above guidelines on grooming and attire applies when students come back during the school vacation to attend remedial/supplementary lessons or other activities. Approved CCA attire is allowed too.
  • Students are not to wear sandals/flip-flops and non-school T-shirts (excluding class T-shirts). Offenders will be asked to leave the school premises.

Attendance & Punctuality

Every BPian has the responsibility of attending all lessons, CCAs and other school activities punctually and regularly.

ATTENDANCE

  • Attendance in school is compulsory.

ABSENTEEISM

  • Parent / Guardian must call the school to notify the General Office of their child’s / ward’s absence by 7.30am.
  • Absence from school must be supported by a medical certificate or a letter of excuse (up to a maximum of three letters per semester) from the parent / guardian. This medical certificate or letter must be handed in to the Form Teacher the very day the student returns to school.
  • The following constitutes valid reasons to support a letter from the parent/guardian: 
    • Personal illness, emergencies at home, death within the immediate family or where permission has been granted by the school authority. 
  • The following are considered as unauthorized absences: 
    • Going on overseas trips or holidays during curriculum time
    • Engaging in unofficial activities during school hours
  • Students who are absent for assessments (e.g. tests, examinations) must produce a medical certificate to cover the period of absence. Those without a medical certificate will be given a nil grade/mark for the paper that they missed.
  • Students who are absent without valid reasons and supporting documents will be considered as having played truant and will be recorded as such. Disciplinary action will be taken against students found playing truant or absenting themselves from school without a valid reason.
  • Students are responsible for the completion of all homework and assignments missed during the time of absence. It is the student’s responsibility to check with their classmates on work that is missed, obtain make-up work (class work and homework assignments) from individual teachers and to arrange and comply with a schedule for make-up work approved by each individual teacher.

PUNCTUALITY

  • The school regards punctuality as a very important virtue. Late coming is a school offence.
  • Students must be responsible for their actions and be considerate to others.
  • Being late for school not only upsets normal school proceedings but also disrupts lessons / programmes.
  • All students must be punctual for school, lessons, CCA and other committed school activities.
  • Students will be deemed as late if they are not with their classes at the respective venues when the flag raising ceremony commences at 7.30 a.m. The designated venues, unless otherwise informed, are:
    • Mondays: Multi-Purpose Hall
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays: Classrooms
    • Wednesdays and Fridays: Courtyard
  • Students will be held at the foyer for safety reasons, and will be considered late, if they reach school after 7.28am.
  • Students who are late for school must report to the General Office to obtain a permission slip to enter their classes.
  • Disciplinary action will be taken against those who are late for school, class or any school organised programme.
  • Upon the third and subsequent offences within the semester, parents will be called up, and the student will face consequences meted out by the school (e.g. detention, service to the school, in-house suspension for serious offenders).

PERMISSION TO LEAVE SCHOOL DURING SCHOOL HOURS

  • A student may request for an early release from school only on the following conditions:
    • When he/she is not feeling well,
    • Upon special request from his/her parent/guardian.
  • The student must report to the General Office to obtain permission from the Principal/Vice-Principal.
  • The General Office will inform the parent/guardian to fetch the student from school.

OVERSEAS TRAVEL

  • Parents are required to submit their children's travel declarations via Parents Gateway when they go on any trip overseas during the holidays. 
  • Overseas travel applications are not allowed during term time. Students who travel overseas without the permission of the school will be marked as 'absent without valid reason', and be given a nil grade/mark for the assessment they have missed. Should there be a valid reason for overseas travel, applications must be made directly to the Principal.

General Conduct

Every BPian must exhibit exemplary conduct, and show respect and care for others and the environment. Every BPian must respect the school as an environment for conducive learning.

GETTING READY FOR LESSONS

Students must get themselves ready for lessons before the start if the school day, by filling up their water bottles and visiting the toilets before the first lesson. They should also do likewise during each recess so as to be prepared for the next segment of the school day. Hence, students should not request to refill their bottles or visit the toilets during the period immediately after recess.

USE OF PERSONAL ELECTRONIC DEVICES (PEDs)

Personal Electronic Devices (PEDs) include handphones, ipods, ipads, tablets, laptops, cameras, smart watches and similar electronic devices.

  • Students are not encouraged to bring their PEDs to school. If they choose to do so, they are personally responsible and accountable for the safe-keeping of their PEDs, to prevent loss, damage and theft. 
  • The following PEDs are disallowed: iPads, tablets, handheld game devices and cameras.
  • Students are not allowed to wear smart watches to school to prevent distraction during lessons.
  • The school is a place set apart for conducive learning to take place. Students should respect the place provided by upholding the rules and guidelines that allow each and every student to learn effectively. Hence, they are expected to adhere to the following rules and guidelines with regards to the following PEDs:

Handphones:
  • Handphones must be switched off immediately the moment they step into the school and kept out of sight of everyone.
  • Hndphones can only be used at the following venues at all times: canteen and café. Handphones are not  allowed in the classrooms, study corners, corridors, library and any part of the school compound at any part of the school day, unless instructed by teachers for academic/ CCA purposes. Also, PEDs should not be carried around in the hands, or seen lying on or under the study table.
  • Students who wish to use their handphones can only do so during recess and after school dismissal, either in the canteen or café.
  • Handphones found in sight outside the designated places, and beyond approved time periods will be safe-kept by the school till the end of the school day, unless otherwise stated. This applies regardless of whether the phone seen by the teachers is in use or not.
  • For students who breach the handphone rules twice or more, his or her handphone will be safe-kept in the General Office for 3 working days (overnight), or longer, in proportion to the frequency of offences.
  • If there are repeated cases of students not adhering to the above guidelines, the PEDs of that class will be placed in the classroom lockers during curriculum time, for a stipulated period of time according to the number of reported cases.
  • If a student's PED has caused him/her to become involved in a disciplinary matter, it may be confiscated. An investigation will be carried out by the school and the student's parents will be kept informed about the matter. The PED will only be returned to the student/ parent after the investigation has concluded.

Learning Devices (Laptops):
  • PEDs such as laptops are solely for learning purposes. Personal use such as gaming, watching videos and engaging in social media activities is strictly prohibited.
  • Violation of any rules pertaining to the use of laptops may result in their confiscation for 3 school days and other disciplinary actions.
  • If a student’s laptop has caused him/her to become involved in a disciplinary matter, it may be confiscated. An investigation will be carried out by the school and the student’s parents will be kept informed about the matter. It will only be returned to the student/parent after the investigation has concluded.


STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOUR

BELL SYSTEM

The bell will ring at the following times:
  • At the start of the flag-raising ceremony/lesson. Students must be ready at the respective venues for the flag-raising ceremony/lesson.
  • At the end of the lesson/recess. Students must be ready to move to their respective venues for the next lesson.
  • At the end of each school day.

AT THE ASSEMBLY AREA DURING FLAG RAISING CEREMONY

  • Assemble according to their classes and class index numbers quickly and quietly.
  • Sing the National Anthem and take the Pledge with the right fist placed over the heart (for Singapore Citizens).
  • Stand at attention (regardless of where they are) when they hear the National Anthem being played.
  • Sing the school song with pride.
  • Pay attention when announcements are being made.
  • Proceed to class in an orderly and quiet manner after the ceremony.

AT THE ASSEMBLY IN THE HALL

  • Assemble according to their classes and class index numbers quickly and quietly.
  • Observe silence during the assembly.
  • Behave with consideration towards the speaker or performer(s).
  • Show appreciation for the time and effort spent in presenting the programme.

AT THE CANTEEN AND CAFE

  • Buy and consume food and drinks only during recess or when special permission has been obtained.
  • Queue up to buy food.
  • Display good table manners by not leaving or throwing food scraps on the table or floor.
  • Return all utensils and crockery to the appropriate collection basins provided by each stall.
  • The canteen and café are the only designated places for food consumption. Do not bring food out of these places to any other areas. Easting and drinking sugary drinks are strictly prohibited in the classroom at all times.

DURING RECESS

  • Refrain from disturbing other schoolmates by making excessive and unnecessary noise during recess.
  • Do not loiter around classroom blocks, particularly along the corridors, during recess.

AFTER RECESS

  • 5 minutes before recess ends, students are to make their way back to their classrooms in a quiet and orderly manner to get ready for the next lesson. Students are expected to be back in class at the time recess ends.

AFTER CURRICULUM HOURS

  • Classrooms should only be used for instructional or CCA programmes after school and for self-study. Usage by students for group recreational/leisure purposes is strictly prohibited.

BEHAVIOUR ON SCHOOL GROUNDS

  • No loitering along the corridors. Students should move along the corridors in a quiet and orderly manner. There should not be running/shouting/playing around at all times. 
  • No gathering of students at the study corners or toilets during changeover periods.
  • No usage of the school hall for any personal activity at any time of the day unless authorised.
  • No playing of ball games in the classrooms or any part of the school grounds NOT designated for such activities.
  • Students may have to pay the replacement / repair costs of minor acts of vandalism in school, such as a damaged locker, broken window or fan, graffiti, etc.

USE OF SCHOOL PROPERTY

  • Use all school property with care.
  • Handle all books, sports equipment and items on loan from the school with care and return them in their original condition after use.
  • Do not remove any school property from the school premises unless given permission by a teacher.
  • Report all defective equipment immediately to the General Office. Students will be required to replace any damage or loss which they caused to any school property due to recklessness or negligence.
  • Make it a habit to save water and electricity. All lights, fans, air conditioners and school equipment must be switched off immediately after use.
  • Keep the classrooms, noticeboards and furniture clean and tidy, free of unsightly clutter and litter.
  • Switch off all lights and fans if you are the last person to leave the classroom. 
  • Keep the toilets clean at all times.
  • Refrain from stepping on the grass.

Classroom Conduct

Every BPian must show respect for self and others’ right to learn, and therefore exercise self-discipline so as not to disturb the learning of self and others.

BEHAVIOUR DURING LESSONS

  • Report punctually for lessons. You are considered late if you reach the lesson venue more than 5 minutes beyond the start of each lesson.
  • Bring textbooks, workbooks and other materials relevant to your lessons.
  • Complete and hand in your assignments by the specified deadline. Any request for an extension of time must be made to the teacher before the deadline.
  • Stay focused and participate actively during lessons.
  • Seek the teacher’s permission before leaving the class during lesson.
  • Do not to disrupt the lessons or waste curriculum time.
  • Move quietly and quickly in an orderly manner as a class, from one venue to another for lessons.
  • Do your own self-study when a teacher is absent
  • No handphones are allowed in the classroom, study corners, corridors, library and any part of the school compound during curriculum time, unless instructed by the teachers for curriculum time, unless instructed by the teachers for academic purposes. 

Responsible Use of Equipment

Every BPian is responsible for his/her personal belongings. Every BPian also has the responsibility to be a good digital citizen and make responsible decisions.

PERSONAL BELONGINGS

  • Students are strongly advised against bringing valuable items to school.
  • Students are to be responsible for their own personal belongings and should not leave them unattended at all times.
  • While the school will assist in the search for lost valuables, the school cannot guarantee the successful return of these valuables. The school cannot be held responsible nor liable in any way for the theft/loss of valuables.
  • All students are disallowed 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.
  • The following items will be confiscated if brought to school:
    • chewing gum
    • poker cards
    • cigarettes
    • lighters
    • pornographic materials
    • sharp/pointed objects
    • hazardous chemicals
    • alcoholic drinks
Note: Parents will be required to meet the 
HOD/Student Management for a discussion and collect the items confiscated. This does not apply to illegal items.

USE OF TECHNOLOGY

  • Students are expected to treat others with respect, behave responsibly and with integrity when using technology.
  • They shall not engage in any activities relating to the use of the ICT resources that will be in violation of the laws of Singapore, in particular (but not limited to), the Computer Misuse and Cybersecurity Act (Cap 50A, available at https://sso.agc.gov.sg//) as may be amended from time to time. Some examples of illegal uses are:
    • downloading, distribution, sharing or storing of seditious, obscene or pornographic materials 
    • infringement of any copyright and intellectual property right 
    • cyber-bullying
    • posting online remarks that are racially and religiously insensitive
    • posting vulgar and/or offensive statements
    • disruptive of public order
    • intentionally causing emotional distress/harm to others
    • making unauthorised attempts to gain access to any account belonging to others
    • hacking into computer systems
    • spreading computer viruses
    • sending undesirable materials
  • Other inappropriate use of technology, including, but not limited to emails, instant messaging, social media, web publishing, and use of hardware/software which invades the privacy of staff or students, and/or disrupts or interferes with the safety and well-being of he school community, is prohibited, even if such uses take place outside of school. 
  • Disciplinary action will be taken against any student found misusing technology. The PEDs will be confiscated as a disciplinary measure or for the purpose of investigation.

USE OF BICYCLES AND PERSONAL MOBILITY DEVICES

Personal Mobility Devices (PMDs) include kick-scooters, skateboards and similar mobility devices.

  • Students who intend to cycle or use PMDs to commute to school will need to collect an advisory note from the General Office.
  • There should be no usage of bicycles and PMDs within the school grounds. Cyclists and students with PMDs must secure their bicycles and devices at the designated area within the school.
  • The school will not be responsible for the loss of, or damage to the bicycles and PMDs.
  • Skateboards or kick-scooters are to be stored in proper storage bags when they are brought to school or to the classroom.

Expected Student Behaviour inside/outside of school

Students are to exercise self-discipline and exemplify school values, whether in/outside the school. They must uphold the good name of the school by conducting themselves in a disciplined and responsible manner. Their every action has a bearing on the image of the school and the reputation of the entire student body. 

Students must learn to be responsible for their actions and expect certain consequences if they choose to break the school rules and regulations. Any student who witnesses anyone doing things detrimental to the school, himself/herself or other school mates must bring it to the attention of any staff of the school immediately.

Representation of School

  • Students may not use the name, image, logo or uniform of Bukit Panjang Government High School, nor may students use representations of staff or students in any medium, including, but not limited to electronic, paper, video and sound, in a manner not in keeping with the mission and values of the school.
  • Posting pictures, videos, emails or other communication of staff without the express permission of the staff is also prohibited. These prohibitions specifically include, but are not limited to pictures, emails, personal web pages, social networking sites and blogs.
  • Students who display information, pictures or language contrary to school policy and the mission and values of the school on such a site, or in any medium will be subject to disciplinary action.
  • The school has the sole discretion in determining what constitutes appropriate representation of the school’s name, image, uniform and logos.
  • Students may be barred from representing the school in competitions or other school activities if their conduct/behaviour is deemed to have infringed school rules and regulations.

Conduct Grade


A conduct grade reflects a student’s general conduct or behaviour throughout the semester. In BPGHS, all students are expected to exemplify the school values in their attitude and behaviour. They are also expected to demonstrate self-discipline and abide by all the school rules and regulations.

Assessment of conduct grades is based on teachers’ assessment of the students’ demonstration of the school values (respect, resilience, integrity, responsibility and care for others). A student’s conduct grade will be assigned towards the end of each semester by the Form Teacher(s), a selected subject teacher and the teacher in charge of the student’s CCA.

For students who have committed any minor or major offences, the HOD/Student Management and Student Development Team will adjust the conduct grade for the students in accordance with the school’s disciplinary measures.

Only students with conduct grade ‘Good’ and above will be eligible for any government or school awards, e.g. Edusave/Eagles/Colours/Edusave Character Award.

The following guide will be used by teachers in assigning the conduct grade to each student:

Conduct GradeDescriptors
ExcellentA student who consistently behaves in an exemplary manner. He/she
  • is always courteous and respectful towards others and
  • always does things well in his/her own and
  • shows a very clear sense of right and wrong through speech and action and
  • is always dependable; always completes tasks on time and 
  • contributes actively to the betterment of others.
Very GoodA student who consistently behaves well. He/she
  • is courteous and respectful towards others and
  • does things well in his/her own and
  • shows a clear sense of right and wrong through speech and action and
  • is dependable; completes tasks on time and 
  • contributes to the betterment of others.
 Good A student who behaves well most of the time. He/she
  • is generally courteous and respectful towards others most of the time and
  • does things well in his/her own most of the time and
  • shows a sense of right and wrong through speech and action most of the time and
  • is dependable most of the time; completes tasks on time when reminded and 
  • contributes to the betterment of others most of the time.
Fair  A student who shows unacceptable behaviour. He/she
  • is courteous and respectful towards others sometimes
  • does things well in his/her own sometimes
  • shows a sense of right and wrong through speech and action when guided
  • is seldom dependable; tasks are usually not completed on time and 
  • contributes to the betterment of others when reminded.
Poor A student who frequently shows unacceptable behaviour. He/she
  • is seldom courteous and respectful towards others sometimes
  • seldom does things well in his/her own
  • shows a sense of right and wrong through speech and action when reminded
  • is rarely dependable; tasks are often not completed on time
  • seldom contributes to the betterment of others.

Discipline Management for Major and Minor Offences

As the school strives to provide a safe, respectful and caring community that promotes and supports positive student behaviour and discipline, students are also expected to learn and take responsibility for their actions or misbehaviours, and be expected to receive certain consequences if they choose to break the school rules and regulations.

The school reserves the right to revise, formulate and add new rules as it deems necessary. The 
HOD/Student Management, together with the Student Development Team, are authorised to deliberate and decide on the form of consequences to be meted out for any misbehaviour or misdeed of a student.

At stipulated junctures for each offence, teachers will update HOD/Student Management and/or the Student Development Team for follow-up actions.

All offences (major and minor cases) will be recorded in the School Cockpit Offence Module (SOM). Only students with Good Conduct Grade and above will be eligible for MOE Edusave / EAGLES/ Colours/ Edusave Character Award and other school awards.

Offences

Description

Consequences

Major

  • Arson
  • Theft / shoplifting in/outside school / misappropriation of property
  • Vandalism
  • Assault / Fighting
  • Gambling (includes possession of gambling cards)
  • Gangsterism / Involvement in secret society activities/ Extortion / Rioting / Unlawful assembly
  • Pornography (consumption / possession / distribution / sale of)
  • Possession of weapons
  • Sexual misconduct
  • Smoking / Possession of tobacco products
  • Alcohol / Drug / Inhalant Abuse (in possession / consumption)
  • Bullying (Cyber, Verbal, Physical)
  • Forgery
  • Open defiance and/or rudeness
  • Cyber offences [include but not limited to]:
    • Downloading, distribution, sharing or storing of seditious, obscene or pornographic materials
    • Posting online remarks that are racially and religiously insensitive
    • Intentionally causing emotional distress/harm to others
    • Making unauthorised attempts to gain access to any account not belonging to others
    • Hacking into computer systems
    • Spreading computer viruses
  • Assistance to any of the above major offences
  • Other criminal offences
  • Conduct grade down by at least 2 grades
  • Caning
  • Suspension (in-school / at-home)
  • Compensation (where relevant)
  • Home involvement
  • Counselling / Referral to external agencies
  • Detention / Service to School
  • Police assistance (if needed)
  • Others:
    • Not eligible to apply for overseas trips
    • Step down from leadership position in CCA / Class
    • Suspension from school / co-curricular activities (includes any of the following):
      • CCA / non-CCA related matches/competitions
      • SYF / performance
      • no promotion in uniform groups
  • Leaving school grounds without permission
  • Truancy / Unexcused Absences
  • Conduct grade down by at least 2 grades
  • Suspension (in-school / at-home)
  • Home involvement
  • Counselling / Referral to external agencies
  • Detention / Service to School (each day of truancy or unexcused absences)
  • Others:
    • Not eligible to apply for overseas trips
    • Step down from leadership position in CCA / Class
    • Suspension from school / co-curricular activities (includes any of the following):
      • CCA / non-CCA related matches/competitions
      • SYF / performance
      • no promotion in uniform groups
  • Committing an act of dishonesty in assessments / tests / examinations
Include but not limited to:
    • Attempts to obtain unfair assistance or advantage on assessment material
    • Copying other students' answers or from subject materials
    • Providing answers for others to copy
  • Conduct grade down by at least 2 grades
  • Home involvement
  • Counselling 
  • Results nullified
  • Others:
    • Not eligible to apply for overseas trips
    • Step down from leadership position in CCA / Class
    • Suspension from school / co-curricular activities (includes any of the following):
      • CCA / non-CCA related matches/competitions
      • SYF / performance
      • no promotion in uniform groups
  • Breach of assessments / tests / examinations procedures 
Include but not limited to:
    • All kinds of communication between students during the exams (includes the time for giving instructions and paper collection)
    • Possession of unauthorised materials
    • Failure to stop writing when told to do so at the end of assessment
  • Home involvement
  • Counselling 
  • Results nullified 
*Conduct grade down by at least 2 grades for repeat offenders.

Minor

  • Late-coming
  • Late for lessons (more than 5 minutes)
  • Skipping lessons / remedial / supplementary / enrichment programmes / assembly / detention / service to school without valid reasons
  • Improper attire and grooming
  • Littering
  • Not doing assignments
  • Using vulgar language
  • Disruptive / inappropriate behaviour
  • Consuming food / drink outside café / canteen and outside recess time during school hours
  • Possession of poker cards
  • Possession and/or use of PEDs outside designated places and beyond approved time periods

*Late-coming records will be reviewed at the end of the first semester to determine whether they are carried forward or reset for the second semester.

Conditions for reset:
  • Students observe at least 2 full months / 40 days of consecutive punctuality from the last date of late-coming OR
  • Students with 3 times or less of late-coming in the first semester.
For Late-coming:

Committed offence 1 – 3 times

  • Verbal warning
  • Home involvement

Committed offence 4 - 8 times
  • Conduct grade down by 1 grade
  • Home involvement
  • Counselling / Referral to external agencies
  • Detention / Service to school

Committed offence 9 times or more

  • Conduct grade down by 2 grades
  • Home involvement
  • Counselling / Referral to external agencies
  • In-school suspension
  • Others:
    • Not eligible to apply for overseas trips
    • Step down from leadership position in CCA / Class
    • Suspension from school / co-curricular activities (includes any of the following):
      • CCA / non-CCA related matches/competitions
      • SYF / performance
      • no promotion in uniform groups
+Consequences differ for the other minor offences indicated here. School will refer to internal disciplinary standard operating procedures for follow up. 

DETENTION / SERVICE TO SCHOOL
  • Students who break school rules will be required to serve up to a maximum of 4 hours of detention/service to school (each time) as a consequence of their misbehaviour or misconduct. They will be given 30 minutes to have their lunch before commencing their detention/service to school.
  • During detention/service to school, the student will reflect on his/her behaviour and make a decision to change the undesirable behaviour to a positive one.
  • Students are responsible to approach the teacher-in-charge of detention or the HOD/Student Management to arrange for an alternate date if they are unable to serve their detention/perform the service to school on the assigned day.
  • Athletic practices or games, after-school employment, co-curricular activities, transportation difficulties or forgetting that one has an outstanding detention/service to school are not considered as valid reasons for not turning up for detention.
  • Failure to report for detention/ service to school will result in more serious consequences. Students with overdue detentions/unperformed service to school may not participate in school activities or CCAs until these detentions are served/service to school is performed. If a pattern of overdue detentions/unperformed service to school develops, the student is liable for suspension. Parents will be informed accordingly.

CANING

  • Caning will be meted out in accordance to MOE guidelines and the school rules as one of the possible consequences for major offences.
  • Caning, with a range of 1 to 3 strokes of a light cane, may be given on the palms, or buttocks over clothing, and nowhere else (for male offenders only).
  • Caning will be carried out by either the Principal or a delegated senior member of staff, in the General Office.
  • The student's parents will be informed with details of the offence and the follow up actions that the school will be taking before caning is meted out.
  • The school will take appropriate follow-up actions to counsel the student concerned.

SUSPENSION (IN-SCHOOL / HOME)

The 
HOD/Student Management notifies the student’s parents and teachers of the student’s in-school/house suspension.

The student may not participate in any school activity during the 24-hour period of any suspension day.

A student who is suspended either in or out of school is required to do the academic work missed on the day(s) of his/her suspension in order to receive an appropriate grade for the work done.

For an in-school suspension, the student is expected to:

  • Report directly to the HOD/Student Management before flag raising at the General Office.
  • Be responsible for making up all class work and homework.
  • Complete a reflective writing assignment, which is to be signed by a parent and returned to the HOD/Student Management, the day following the suspension.

For a home suspension, the student is expected to:

  • Sit for missed tests and quizzes on the day he/she returns to school (will be rescheduled by subject teachers).
  • Complete all class work and homework for each day of the home suspension and submit the work upon his/her return to school.
  • Submit a reflective writing assignment to the HOD/Student Management upon his/her return to school. This assignment is to be signed by a parent.

NO SCHOOL CODE OF CONDUCT CAN EXPLICITLY STATE EVERY SCHOOL RULE OR REGULATION. THE SCHOOL RESERVES THE RIGHT TO INTERPRET AND DEVELOP POLICIES AND REGULATIONS AS NECESSARY BASED ON THE MISSION AND VALUES OF THE SCHOOL.