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School Rules

The school rules apply not only within the school premises, but at all school functions held outside the school. When wearing the school uniform outside school premises, all rules pertaining to the uniform, personal appearance and personal conduct must be strictly adhered to.

A.  PLEDGE TAKING

Pupils who are Singapore Citizens must sing the National Anthem and recite the Pledge. Pupils will recite the pledge with their right fist placed over their heart. The National Anthem, Pledge and School Song are sung/recited at attention in standing position.

B .  UNIFORM

1. When in school, pupils are to wear the prescribed school uniform. Modification to the uniform is not allowed.

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2. Pupils should wear only low cut white shoes and white socks. Socks should not be more than four fingers above the ankle. Pupils are not allowed to wear ankle socks.

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3. Pupils should be in prescribed PE attire for Physical Education lessons.

    3.1 P1 and P2 pupils are allowed to be in PE attire on PE days

    3.2 P3 to P6 pupils who have Physical Education lessons before recess can report to school in their PE attire and they are required to change back into their school uniform after recess. Pupils are to report to school in school uniform and change into their PE attire if their Physical Education is after recess.

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4. For safety reasons pouches and plastic cardholders are not to be worn.

5. The use of trolley bags is discouraged, as they are heavier than normal bags.

C. PERSONAL CLEANLINESS AND APPEARANCE

1. All pupils are expected to have a neat and clean appearance. Male pupils must be clean-shaven and no facial hair is allowed.

Boys: Short and neatly combed hair. Hair is considered long if it touches the collar, ears or eyebrows. Hair should not be combed upwards using gel. Long sideburns are not allowed.

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Girls: Neatly combed. If hair is long (i.e. touches the collar), it must be tied up or plaited. Only black coloured hair accessories are allowed. Girls are not allowed to use hairnets as hair accessories.

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2. Pupils are discouraged from following fashion trends. Pupils are also not allowed to highlight their hair.

3. Girls are allowed to wear only one pair of ear rings or studs. Dangling earrings and other forms of jewellery are not allowed.

4. Pupils are not allowed to wear coloured contact lenses.


D. GENERAL DISCIPLINE

1. Punctuality

Pupils must be in the assembly area by 7.30 am.


2. Absence

    2.1 Pupils who are unwell are required to produce a valid medical certificate covering their duration of absence from school.

    2.2 The school will only accept a maximum of six letters per year from parents/guardians explaining the absence of their child/ward.

    2.3 Pupil’s absence from school without a valid medical certificate or reason constitutes truancy and is classified as a serious offence in the MOE School Offences Module.

    2.4 When a pupil is unwell or is unable to attend school during examinations, a medical certificate supporting his/her absence must be submitted.

    2.5 Pupils are not allowed to leave the school without permission from the subject teacher. Parents are to sign out their child at the General Office if they are leaving during school hours.


3. Restricted Items

    3.1 Pupils are not allowed to have in their possession any weapon. They are also not allowed to bring any weapon-like items which can be used to cause harm to others.

    3.2 Pupils are not allowed to use mobile phones in school. If a pupil is caught using a mobile phone in school, it will be confiscated.

    3.3 Pupils are not allowed to bring electronic gadgets to school.


4. Restricted Areas

    4.1 Pupils are not to enter the following places without permission: Teachers’ Centre, HOD Room, Principal’s Office, Vice-Principals’ Offices and Socrates Chamber.

    4.2 Pupils may use the following areas only when supervised by a teacher:

    4.3 Pupils are not allowed to be in any of the rooms with electronic access without teacher’s supervision.


5. Minor Offences

    5.1 List of Minor Offences

        ·· Improper physical appearance

        ·· Inappropriate behaviour

        ·· Latecoming

        ·· Not doing homework / classwork / assignments / projects

        ·· Littering

        ·· Disruptive behaviour

5.2 If a pupil commit a minor offence, the following step(s) may be taken at the school’s discretion.

        ·· Counselling using Restorative Practice.

        ·· Parents to be informed.

        ·· Pupils may be required to make good on the infringement.

    For example:

        ·· Stay back in school to complete homework.

        ·· Help keep the school clean.

        ·· To correct inappropriate appearance as soon as possible.

        ·· Stay back in school to make-up for the duration of late coming.

    5.3 The use of mobile phone in school or during official school events is not allowed. The mobile phone will be confiscated and parents are required to come to school to retrieve the mobile phone.

    5.4 A minor offence that is repeated more than 3 times shall be considered as a serious offence.


6. Serious Offences

6.1 Defiance with use of abusive / vulgar language directed towards teachers and friends

6.2 Truancy

6.3 Skipping of classes

6.4 Cheating in test / examinations

6.5 Vandalism

6.6 Stealing

6.7 Smoking

6.8 Bullying / Intimidation

6.9 Misbehaviour in public places

6.10 Assault / Fighting

6.11 Gangsterism

6.12 Possession of pornographic

material

6.13 Possession of weapons

6.14 Substance abuse

6.15 Gambling

6.16 Abuse of technology to cause

hurt and/or defame others

6.17 Forgery


7. Disciplinary Actions

Depending on the severity of each disciplinary case, the following actions may be taken by the school:

    7.1 Warning

    7.2 Detention

    7.3 Other actions (as deemed appropriate by the school)


E. PERSONAL CONDUCT

    1. Pupils are to greet all staff and guests of Greenwood Primary School with a slight bow.

    2. Pupils must uphold the school core values.

    3. Pupils must uphold the good name of the school at all times.

    4. Pupils are to queue up for food, while waiting for the bus and while buying stationery from the bookstore.

    5. Pupils are to walk quietly when moving from place to place.


F. USE OF FACILITIES

1. Library

    1.1 Pupils are to follow the rules of the library.

    1.2 Pupils must be quiet as the library is a place for silent reading.

    1.3 Pupils must not eat or drink in the library.

    1.4 Pupils must take good care of the books and return borrowed books on time.


2. School Hall/Indoor Sports Hall (ISH)

    2.1 Pupils must not play or run in the hall or ISH except during PE lessons in the presence of a teacher.

    2.2 Pupils are allowed to be in the Hall or ISH only when a teacher.


3. Canteen

    3.1 Pupils are to walk to and from the canteen in an orderly manner.

    3.2 Pupils are not to play, run or shout in the canteen.

    3.3 Pupils are to queue up for food and drinks.

    3.4 Pupils are to consume food only in the canteen.

    3.5 Pupils are to return all bowls, plates, glasses, etc. to the proper receptacles after eating.


4 Toilets

    4.1 Pupils are to use the toilet with care.

    4.2 Pupils are to keep the toilet floor dry

    4.3 Pupils are to flush the toilet after use.

    4.4 Pupils are not to throw anything into the sinks or toilet bowls.

    4.5 Pupils are to wash their hands after visiting the toilet.


5 Special Rooms

    5.1 Pupils can be in the special rooms only when a teacher is present.

    5.2 Pupils are to handle equipment with care.

    5.3 Pupils are to report any breakage or damage to the teacher.

    5.4 Pupils are to place all items back in their proper places.

    5.5 Pupils are to arrange the furniture neatly before leaving the room.

    5.6 Pupils are to switch off the lights, fans and air-conditions before leaving.

    5.7 Pupils are to keep the rooms clean at all times.


6 Water Coolers

    6.1 Pupils are to use the water coolers for drinking only.

    6.2 Pupils are to keep the floor around the water cooler dry at all times.


7 PE Equipment Room

    7.1 Pupils are to enter the PE room only when a teacher is present.

    7.2 Pupils are to seek the teacher’s permission before removing any item form the room.

    7.3 Pupils are to return all equipment after use to its proper place of storage.

    7.4 Pupils are to be careful when removing and returning equipment.