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Discipline

A. RULES

The following are mandatory Rules that all YTSS Pupils must observe.


1.        National Anthem and Pledge

Pupils who are Singapore citizens must sing the National Anthem and take the Pledge with the right fist over their heart. Due respect must be shown by ALL Pupils during the Ceremony.

2.         School Uniform

2.1  Students are to wear the prescribed school uniform and no modification is allowed. Alteration to length is permissible to ensure smartness and required grooming standards.

2.2  Students must not wear jewellery, ornaments or any other accessories while they are in school uniform.

2.3  Female students are allowed to wear only one matching pair of ear studs that is simple in design on the ear lobes and female students not wearing ear studs may wear only 1 matching pair of ear sticks. Any type of earrings is not allowed.

2.4  Students must be properly attired in school PE Attire comprising the school PE T-shirt and school PE shorts with appropriate shoes for PE lessons.

(Refer to the YTSS Physical Education Rules for details on accepted attire during PE days.)

2.5  Students must wear the approved school socks with the “YTSS” emblem above the ankle joint.

2.6  Students must wear either canvas shoes or sports shoes. Sneakers, dress shoes (leather, suede, etc) or court shoes are not allowed.

Please see photograph in annex section for a guide on student’s personal grooming.

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3                 Attendance and Punctuality

 

3.1  Students must be punctual for ALL school activities.

 

3.2  Students must report to school by 7.25am every weekday EXCEPT Wednesdays on which they are to report by 8.30am UNLESS otherwise instructed.

 

3.3  Students who are absent from any school activity must produce medical certificates / official documentary proof of absence. Absence without valid proof will result in disciplinary action taken.

 

3.4  Students leaving the school premises during curriculum hours must seek the approval of their Form Teacher or Year Master.

 

3.5  Students must have at least 90% attendance in Semester I and II for eligibility to sit for the examinations and to be included in the year-end promotion exercise. Reason(s) for absence will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

 

4.                  Personal Grooming

 

4.1  Students must be well groomed at all times. This includes

a)      Tidy and smart appearance with shirts / blouses / T-shirts neatly tucked in.

b)      Neatly trimmed and clean fingernails. (No nail polish)

 

4.2  Students must have well-groomed hair that is not dyed, highlighted, tinted or chalked.

 

4.3  Students must not have tattoos or henna on any part of their bodies including any kind of body piercing or any form of makeup products.

 

4.4  Students must not wear coloured or pupil-enhancing contact lenses.

 

4.5  Boys must maintain a decent hairstyle of short length with a slope at the sides and the back. Fringe must not exceed the eyebrows.

(Boys should not plait / dress / shave their hair and must keep to the guidelines as depicted in the annex on personal grooming.)

 

4.6  Boys must be clean-shaven. Facial hair (moustache, beard or sideburns) is not allowed.

 

4.7  Girls with hair touching their blouse collars must keep their hair neatly tied up at the back of the head using hair clips or hair bands.

 

4.8  Girls must comb and pin their fringe neatly behind their ears and not allow the fringe to hang loosely in front or the sides.

5.                  School and Public Property

 

5.1  Students must do their part to maintain the state of cleanliness in the school premises.

 

5.2  Students must not vandalise school or public property.

 

5.3  Students must handle with care all furniture and equipment in the school and return them to their proper place after use.

 

6.                  Conduct

 

6.1  Classroom / Special Rooms / Laboratories

 

6.1.1        Students must always maintain a conducive learning environment in the classroom.

 

6.1.2        Students must keep noise to a minimum and proceed in an orderly manner when moving from one place to another.

 

6.2  Canteen

 

6.2.1        Students must not consume food and drinks beyond the designated eating areas except for plain / mineral water.

 

6.2.2        Students must queue in an orderly manner for food and drinks.

 

6.2.3        Students must return all eating utensils in the receptacles provided and keep the tables and chairs clean after their meals.

 

6.2.4        Litter must be disposed of properly.

 

6.3  Staff Room

 

6.3.1        Students must not enter the staff rooms or HOD room UNLESS accompanied by a teacher at all times.

 

6.4  School Facilities

 

6.4.1        Students are not allowed to use restricted facilities such as the school hall, CPA rooms, IT rooms and other special rooms EXCEPT with the permission and presence of the teacher-in-charge.

 

6.4.2        Students must adhere to the specific rules pertaining to the use of the particular school facility.

 

7.                  Use of Electronic Items

 

7.1  Students are to use the following electronic items ONLY during recess or after curriculum hours unless otherwise instructed by the teacher:

 

a)      Computing devices

b)      Portable audio equipment

c)      Mobile phone or any other communication device

 

The above devices must be kept OUT OF SIGHT during curriculum hours.

 

7.2  Students must switch off or turn to silent mode all mobile devices during curriculum time.

 

Violation of the above rules will result in disciplinary action and confiscation of the offending devices up to 30 days.

 

8.                  Social Media Rules & Etiquette

 

(Refer to YTSS ICT Rules for details on accepted conduct for students with regard to all types of communication, postings or pictures on the internet.)

 

9.                  Examinations Rules and Regulations

 

(Refer to YTSS Examination Rules and Regulations for expected adherence to necessary processes and procedures for all school examinations and tests.)

 

10.              Banned Items

 

The following items are banned in the school.

 

a)      Inhalant substances / illegal drugs possession or consumption

b)      Pornographic materials

c)      Chewing gum / bubble gum

d)     Cigarettes or any tobacco products (including e-cigarettes)

e)      Smart-watches (with/without communication ability)

f)       Poker cards or other gambling paraphernalia that promotes gambling

g)      Lighters / flammable substances

h)      Weapons e.g. knives, metal rods or any other items that may cause grievous hurt to others

(All students 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.)

 

Any of the above items found in the student's possession will be confiscated and disciplinary action taken against the offender.

A.               CONSEQUENCES

 

There are three forms of consequences in varying degrees of severity that will be administered to a student who has committed an offence:

 

1.      Minor Offences and Consequences

 

1.1  Students are liable for a reprimand if they commit any of the following offences:

 

a)      Improper grooming

b)      Latecoming for school activities

c)      Persistent non-submission / late submission of assignment(s)

d)     Other minor offences - failure to return utensils after eating, littering, etc.

 

1.2  Students repeatedly committing an offence will be deemed recalcitrant and liable for escalation to the next level of consequences.

 

2.      Major Offences and Consequences

 

2.1  Students will be liable for suspension and/or caning (for boys) if they commit any of the following offences:

 

a)      Truancy

b)      Gambling

c)      Vandalism

d)     Fighting / hooliganism

e)      Use of abusive language / gestures

f)       Defiance and rudeness to school staff

g)      Possession of banned items (Rule A10)

h)      Infringement of YTSS ICT Rules

i)        Smoking and/or possession of cigarettes / lighter

j)        Any form of bullying (physical, verbal or cyber)

k)      Possession of pornographic / inappropriate materials

l)        Theft / cheating / forgery or any act resulting in loss of integrity

m)    Any act resulting in school disrepute

 

3.      Recalcitrance and Consequences

 

3.1  Students are liable for expulsion if they commit the following:

 

a)      Wilful absenteeism.

b)      Refusal to accept school consequences meted.

c)      Repeatedly committing offences listed in B2.1.

 

Offences not listed here will be handled by the school on a case-by-case basis.

The school reserves full discretion on any consequences meted out.

GENERAL

 

These Rules and Consequences serve as a guide and are subject to review by the school management.

 

Rules and Consequences pertaining to specific matters on various aspects of school activities will be issued by the school as and when necessary to supplement or reinforce the existing set of school Rules and Consequences.

 

B.               CONDUCT MARKS

 

1.      Conduct marks are awarded to a student to reflect his / her attributes and general conduct throughout each of the two semesters in a school year. Students will be appraised in the following areas which constitute the values of the school:

 

a)      Integrity

b)      Respect

c)      Gratitude

d)     Resilience

 

2.      Observation of the above areas will be reflected alongside the conduct grades in the student’s progress report according to the table below:

 

1

Demonstrated very strongly

2

Demonstrated strongly

3

Demonstrated adequately

4

Demonstrated to some extent

5

Not demonstrated (not observed)

 

3.      Conduct marks are the average of the marks given by three teachers of the class and approved by the SH CCA, YM and HOD Student Management.

 

4.      Grades will be awarded according to the table below:

 

Excellent

Very Good

Good

Fair

Poor