All students should be in full school uniform when they are in school, at school functions, excursions (unless specified by teachers) or other school events and when they come back to school at all times. Students are to wear the prescribed school uniform and modification to the uniform is not allowed. No student is to purchase the school uniform from any uniform maker except the agent assigned. This is to ensure consistency in the uniform.
- a) Uniform for BOYS
Shirt : Blue cotton, short-sleeved with no folding, straight collar. The shirt should be buttoned at all times and neatly tucked in. Shirts should fit at the shoulders and not be over-sized.
Short pants : Grey, not higher than 12.5 cm above the knees, with at least 5 cm space around the thighs.
Long pants : Grey without belt.
All long pants must be of the standard design set by the school, not tapered.
b) Uniform for GIRLS
Blouse : Blue cotton, short-sleeved with no folding, hand pocket without flap; straight collar. The blouse should be buttoned at all times and neatly tucked in. Blouse should fit at the shoulders and not be over-sized.
Skirt : Plain grey with centre pleat at half line of skirt. All skirts must be of the standard design. All hemlines must be at knee length.
c) PE Attire for Boys and Girls
PE attire T-shirt and shorts must be purchased from proper school authorities. T-shirt must be tucked in at all times. T-shirts can only be worn during PE periods or CCA.
All students are to wear only white shoes with white socks which must be visible. Shoes must be clean and have white laces properly tied. Slippers or sandals are strictly forbidden unless on medical grounds. In such cases, students must produce a Medical Certificate. Track shoes that are white-based may be worn.
- School Tie
All students must wear their school tie on the first school day of the week (including examination periods).
- For Boys
Hair must be short, neatly combed and not thick. Hair should not touch the ears, eye-brows or the shirt collar. It should be cropped at the back of the head and show evidence of a slight slope. No streaking/dyeing of hair, perms or punk hairstyles. Sideburns must not extend beyond the middle of the ear. There should be side-parting. No earrings are allowed.
All male pupils must be clean shaven.
Moustache, beard and long sideburns are not permitted.
- For Girls
The fringe should not touch the eye-brows. No perms are allowed. Colouring or streaking of hair is also not permitted. No form of make-up is allowed. Long hair must be neatly plaited or tied up with black, blue or white clip only.
- For All Students
- All students must keep short, clean and unvarnished finger nails.
- Students who wear spectacles must not use tinted lenses unless for medical reasons. Spectacles with fanciful rims are disallowed.
- Rings, necklaces, pendants, lockets, bracelets or any other forms of jewellery must not be worn to school. Plain, simple identical ear studs may be worn by girls only, one on each ear lobe.
When the bell rings for recess, all students must observe the following:
- Leave the classroom only when their teacher has given them permission to do so.
- Walk, NOT run along the corridors.
- Queue for food and drinks in the canteen, eat and drink in the canteen, not anywhere else and never in the classroom.
- Return all used utensils, empty bottles and glasses to their respective stalls after food has been consumed.
- Throw remnants of food, plastic wrappers and litter into the dustbins.
- Do not shout or play ball games in the canteen area.
- Queue for drinks from the water coolers.
- Stay away from the classrooms during recess.
- Return promptly to the assembly/classrooms five minutes before the end of recess.
- are expected to be polite in their speech and gracious in their actions at all times.
- are expected to greet their teachers, non-teaching staff and guests of the school.
- who come early to school/stay back after school to attend remedial, CCA or some other forms of activities must behave themselves and refrain from making too much noise so as not to disturb lessons in progress.
- should not loiter around corridors outside classroom areas at all times.
- should not carry handphones or any other telecommunication equipment at all times.
- should not bring electronic equipment (eg walkman radio/recorders/cassette or CD recorders) and board/card games to school at all times.
- should take considerable care of school property.
- should NOT hold any functions (eg birthday parties), gatherings or conduct any activities within the school premises without prior knowledge and consent of the Principal.
- are NOT to leave the classroom without the permission pass issued by the teachers.
- should go home immediately after dismissal and NOT loiter around premises near the school (eg HDB void deck areas, parks, pavilions, etc)
- are NOT allowed to leave the school grounds during school hours (including detention hours) without permission.
- are NOT allowed to play games in their school uniform. Proper PE attire should be worn.
- are NOT allowed to enter the OFFICE and STAFF ROOM at all times.
All students are encouraged to reach the school before 7.15am. The first bell will ring at 7.15am. Students who are already in school will proceed to the assembly area and start their silent reading.
The 2nd bell will ring at 7.25am by which time all students must be at the assembly area. The school gate will close at 7.20am and students who arrive after this time will be treated as late comers.
Late comers must report to the student leaders who will be on duty at the school gates. Students who are repeatedly late will be liable for disciplinary action.
Students who are absent from school must obtain medical certificates from doctors listed under the Registry of General Practitioners and hand them to their form teachers when they return to school. Their parents/guardians may be required to meet the Principal to discuss their absenteeism.
Students who play truant will be severely dealt with. The parents/guardians will be informed and they will be required to meet the Principal/Vice Principal/OM/HOD PM. Prolonged absenteeism and truancy will warrant dismissal action by the school.
- Flag-Raising Ceremony
When the bell rings at 7.25am, all students and teachers will assemble in the hall/parade ground for the ceremony. They will stand at attention, sing the National Anthem and School Song loudly and clearly and recite the Pledge with pride. Students who are Singapore Citizens must sing the National Anthem and take the Pledge. Students will take the Pledge with their right fist placed over the heart.
- Weekly Assembly
The weekly assembly will take place in the school hall. All students are to be at their best behaviour in the hall. Acts of non-appreciation such as whistling or jeering will warrant disciplinary action.
All students must remember that the school is their second home and they are duty bound to help to keep the school clean at all times in the following ways:
- Throw all litter into waste-paper baskets or dustbins.
- Keep all parts of the school clean.
- Erase the whiteboard at the end of each lesson.
- Always keep the desks and chairs clean and in their proper positions. Surfaces of desks and chairs must not be defaced. Students who do so are committing a serious offence and shall be punished.
- Always flush the toilet bowls/urinals after use. If water does not stop flowing, inform the office at once.
- Always keep the wash basins clean and turn off the taps after use. Inform the office of any leakage.
- Students on duty each school day are to sweep the floors, arrange the teacher’s table and students’ desks before the first lesson begins and at the end of the school day. They are also to empty the waste-paper baskets before the end of the school day. They must sweep the corridors outside of their classes and keep them clean at all times.
- Students may be required to perform school service (clean school grounds and toilets, etc) if scheduled.
Students will greet and welcome visitors courteously. They should inform the visitors to see the Principal about the purpose of their visit to the school.
A student must obtain a permission pass from the subject teacher in order to leave the class. A student will be allowed to leave the class only for an urgent reason. A student should return to class immediately after he has fulfilled his purpose of leaving the class and return the pass to the teacher concerned. The next subject teacher will discipline students who have taken more time than necessary to return to class. Going to toilets in between periods is allowed only for emergency cases.
A student who is sick must obtain a form from the General Office, duly signed by Principal/Vice-Principal/OM/HOD PM. He is not allowed to go home by himself but has to be escorted by his parents/guardians, unless otherwise stated by them.
ALL STUDENTS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO LEAVE THE SCHOOL GROUNDS DURING SCHOOL HOURS, INCLUDING RECESS OR DETENTION PERIODS WITHOUT THE PERMISSION OF THE PRINCIPAL.
Class Monitoring File (CMF)
Pupils spend most of their time in the classroom when they are in school. In order for a conducive environment to be maintained for academic learning, the class monitoring file (CMF) will be used to keep track of pupil discipline in the classroom. The CMF will be handled by the class president/vice-president only. It will be taken every morning from the general office and returned by 3pm daily for updating of offences.
The CMF will keep records for the following offences:
- Improper attire
- Did not bring required materials for lesson
- Not doing / handing in assignments
- Coming to class late
- Use of handphone / other unauthorized electronic devices during lessons
- Use of vulgarities / obscene or inappropriate language
- Disruptive behaviour in class
The class president/vice-president will bring 5th time offenders for any of the abovementioned offences to the Level Manager (LM) or Assistant Level Manager (ALM) at the end of the day. Pupils with less than 5 bookings per semester will have their records erased and start on a clean slate. As an incentive to encourage all pupils to be self-disciplined, HOD PM, on request by the respective LM/ALM, may allow the non-use of the CMF for classes with minimal bookings based on termly reviews. For such classes, the CMF may be reinstated when the need arises and the decision will be made by HOD PM.
The consequences for offences listed in the class monitoring file and late-coming monitoring form are as follows:
Action by Form Teacher / Subject Teacher
1st offence - verbal warning
2nd offence - subject teacher to work out corrective actions with pupil and inform parents by writing in pupil handbook
3rd offence - form teacher to work out corrective actions with pupil and write in pupil handbook
4th offence - form teacher calls parents + 2 hours detention + counseling referral
Action by LM / ALM
5th offence LM/ALM meet parents and sign social contract + 2 demerit points
6th and 7th offence - LM/ALM to work out corrective actions with pupil and write in pupil handbook + 1 demerit point
8th offence - LM/ALM issue warning letter + 2 hours detention + 1 demerit point
Action by HOD PM / OM / HOD NT
9th offence - HOD PM/OM/HOD NT meet parents + 3 days in-house suspension + counseling follow-up
10th offence - 1 stroke of cane for boys and 1 day suspension for girls + inform parents
11th offence - referral to P/VP for further action
Major and Minor Offences
To beef up the adequacy of the discipline monitoring system, a Demerit Point System (DPS) will be used to keep track of pupil offences in school cockpit. The DPS gives the school and pupils clarity on what consequences will be meted out at the current/next offence. Supplementing the DPS will be additional measures and intervention for selected pupils.
A pupil who commits any major offences will be referred to HOD PM or OM.
Upon receiving 20 demerit points, the pupil will be referred to the Principal/Vice-Principal. A male pupil will be caned 1-3 strokes and a female pupil will be suspended from school for 3-5 days.
1 Demerit Point
- 6th to 8th occurrence in CMF
- Absent from detention
- Defiance to student leaders
- Not ensuring table is clean and cutlery returned after consumption during recess
2 Demerit Points
- 5th occurrence in CMF
- Skipping lesson/remedial/supplementary/enrichment programmes without valid reasons or leaving school grounds without permission for the first time
3 Demerit Points
- Attempted truancy / truancy for the first time
- Damage / breaking of any school property (pupil will be required to make restitution also)
4 Demerit Points + 1 Stroke of Cane + Self-Reflection Follow-Up
- Malpractice and dishonesty in tests and examinations and amendment of scripts (pupil will also be awarded zero marks)
- Forgery (eg. signatures, altering MCs, consent forms, progress reports)
- Silent defiance and rudeness to teachers/school staff
- Skipping lesson/remedial/supplementary/enrichment programmes without valid reasons or leaving school grounds without permission for the second time
- Attempted truancy/truancy for the second time
8 Demerit Points + 3 Strokes of Cane + Counseling Follow-Up
- Acts of mischief (vandalism)
- All forms of bullying
- Abuse of technology
- Open defiance to teacher/school staff (eg. challenge a teacher verbally or in action)
- Theft/shoplifting inside or outside school
- Smoking/possession of cigarettes, tobacco, lighters or matches
- Gambling (includes possession of gambling cards)
- Pornography (consumption/possession/distribution/sale of pornographic materials)
- Possession/consumption of narcotic drugs/alcohol
- Assault and fighting (includes all participants in the fight and student spectators who encourage or condone the fight)
- Rioting/unlawful assembly
- Involvement in secret society activities
- Possession of weapons
- Other criminal offences
- Police cases and activities in public that tarnish school image
The school reserves the right to carry out the following consequences in addition to the above-mentioned on a case-by-case basis and involve the police whenever necessary:
- Verbal / Written Apology (Private / Public)
- In-house Suspension
- Community Service
- Special Projects
- Suspension from School
- Referral to external agencies
Be aware that the offence records will be updated in the Ministry of Education School Cockpit Student Offence Module (SOM). An accumulation of such records will have an impact on the student’s semestral conduct grade.
Based on ‘Instructions to Candidates’ for the GCE ‘N’ and ‘O’ level Examinations, Singapore Examinations & Assessment Board (SEAB) and is in accordance with TWSS’s Rules and Regulations for Students.
- The 24-hr clock is used to show time in the examination timetables. For example, 8.00am is shown as 0800hrs and 2.30pm is shown as 1430hrs.
- There are usually two sessions of examinations in a day. Students taking papers in the morning (first session) must report to school for assembly and flag-raising ceremony first. For second session examinations, students are to be at the Examination venue at least 15 minutes before the start of the paper.
- Absentees must submit a medical certificate from doctors listed under the Registry of General Practitioners if they are ill and are not able to sit for the paper. A letter of excuse is not acceptable. A zero will be awarded for papers which are not covered by a medical certificate.
B. Appearance and Attire
Students are expected to display the appropriate decorum to be accorded for any examination. This will include the following:
- Students are required to be in their school uniforms when sitting for the examinations. They should wear their school uniform properly, i.e. shirts/ blouses tucked in neatly, no wearing of altered uniform.
- Students should not be wearing T-shirts, slippers and/or sandals unless they have a medical condition that has been reported to their form teachers and if necessary, to Internal Examinations Committee (IEC) Chairperson and/or Vice Chairpersons.
- Female students with long hair are to tie up their hair neatly. Those who have long fringes should clip up their hair neatly.
- Male students should have short hair in accordance with our school rules.
C. Before the Start of the Exam
- Students must be punctual. Latecomers must report to the Invigilator. Students who are late will not be given extra time.
- All books and notes, files and other materials must be placed neatly at the front of the classroom / side of the Hall before the examination begins.
- Students should observe silence and be seated according to the examination class seating plan.
- Students taking ‘N’ and ‘O’ level preliminary examinations are required to place their NRIC / foreign identification documents / student pass and entry proof on their desks throughout the examination.
- Students are to ensure that they have their own materials: black or dark blue pens, erasers, 2B pencils, rulers, construction sets, approved calculators or paints necessary for the paper. Any attempt to borrow any items from any other student(s) is disallowed and action will be taken. See section on ‘Malpractice and Dishonesty’.
- Students must inform the invigilator immediately by raising their hands should they find that :
- there is a blank page where there should be questions;
- a wrong question paper has been given;
- the print is unclear;
- materials such as periodic tables or maps required by a paper have not been given.
- Students should not start writing until they are told to do so.
- Student(s) who require any assistance are to approach the invigilator directly. Any attempt to communicate with other students before, during and at the end of the examination, whilst still in the examination venue, is disallowed and action will be taken. See section on ‘Malpractice and Dishonesty’.
- Students must ensure that their names, index numbers/register numbers and their classes are written clearly on every sheet of answer paper, map, graph or drawing paper. Chinese students should write their Hanyu Pinyin names in brackets against their dialect names.
D. During the Examination
- Students are advised to read the questions carefully. They are also advised that good time management is essential. They should not spend too much time on a few questions and leave no time for others.
- Students should use pens and not pencils when answering questions unless specifically instructed to do so.
- Correction fluid or tape must not be used.
- Students should not be behaving in a manner that would make them liable for suspicion of intent to cheat, such as looking around, staring at another student’s scripts, singing, talking, and learning forward or backward towards other students. See section on ‘Malpractice and Dishonesty’.
E. At the End of Examination
- As soon as students are told to stop writing, they should do so promptly. They should then tie their scripts together using string(s) provided, in accordance with instructions laid down in the question paper.
- Students are to remain silent and seated while their papers are being collected.
- No student is allowed to take any writing paper, used or unused, out of the examination room/hall.
- No student is allowed to leave the examination room/hall before the end of the period allotted to the paper.
F. Malpractice and Dishonesty
- Malpractice refers to actions of students, either pre-meditated or otherwise, which goes against the examination rules and regulations and which afford students an advantage in the examination or enable them to sabotage other students’ examination performance.
- Examples of Malpractice may include:
- Collusion or attempted collusion with other persons;
- Copying from other student(s) and/or allowing his/her answers to be copied;
- Submission of another student’s work as if it were the candidate’s work;
- Looking around / staring at another student’s scripts;
- Singing / mumbling / talking to oneself and/or others;
- Leaning forward or backward;
- Possession of books, notes, memoranda or any other reference materials not authorized for use in the examination;
- Possession of electronic devices (e.g. pocket PC, PDA, MP3/4), communication devices (e.g. pagers, mobile phones) and computerized aids (e.g. computerized wrist-watches) capable of storing and displaying visual and verbal information prohibited in the examination room;
- Removal from the room any used or unused writing paper.
- An irregularity report will be filed and follow-up disciplinary actions will be taken in accordance to the school’s demerit point system.
- One or more of the following may be taken against students who deliberately breach any material provision of these instructions, rules and regulations of examinations:
- Expelled from the examination room/hall and prohibited from continuing the paper in question,
- Have the examination paper cancelled (i.e. awarded a zero for the paper in question); and/or
- Refused entry for subsequent papers and be awarded a zero.