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School Discipline Policy

We would like to share that the School Discipline Policy has been reviewed and updated this year. The types of offences and their description are as outlined in the table below. Pupils who have broken the school rules will be dealt with accordingly. Depending on the frequency and severity of the offence(s), the following actions may be taken:

  1. Verbal Warning
  2. Counselling
  3. Detention
  4. Compensation
  5. Lesson/Class Suspension
  6. Corrective Work Order
  7. Caning
  8. Home Involvement
  9. Police Assistance
  10. Expulsion

You may also like to note that all offences will be recorded and the school reserves the right to decide on the best possible consequence for each offence committed. As your partners in education, we seek your fullest support, as parents and caregivers, to work in tandem with our staff in the character development of your child.

Types of Offences

1. ATTENDANCE

Major Offences

Offence

Description

Leaving school grounds without permission

Leaving school grounds after reporting but before the end of the school session without the school’s approval

Truancy

Being absent from school without a valid reason and without the knowledge of their parents/guardians/care givers on school days (Monday to Friday)

Offences

Offence

Description

Late-coming

Being late for school without a valid reason

Skipping classes

Being absent from formal lessons without a valid reason

2. MISCONDUCT

Major Offences

Offence

Description

Bullying/ Cyber bullying.

Hurting, frightening or intimidating others to deliberately cause harm, distress or humiliation. It can be physical, verbal or psychological in nature.

Cheating in assessments/tests/exams

Disruptive behavior

Possessing notes or other prohibited items, copying from others, allowing others to copy, tampering with marks

 

Interfering with the smooth running of class or school events

Forgery

Forging signatures, medical certificates, consent forms, etc. with the intention to deceive

Open defiance and/or rudeness

Refusing to conform to school rules, norms and practices; disobeying teachers’ instructions; displaying rudeness and disrespect in speech or body language

Offences

Offence

Description

Improper attire & grooming

Disobeying school rules on attire, hairdo, jewellery, etc. (excluding cases where the school uniform is modified, which is a serious offence to be recorded under “Others”)

Littering

Dropping or leaving rubbish in school

premises or public places

Not doing assignments or not bringing required curriculum materials

Not turning in class work, homework, project work, etc. without a valid reason

Using vulgar language

 

 

Verbalising coarse or abusive language /offensive sign language. Also in verbal/visual forms i.e. drawing obscene pictures, crafting obscene notes

3. THEFT/DAMAGE OF PROPERTY

Major Offences

Offence

Description

Arson

Planting explosives or setting property on fire, whether attempted or actual

Theft

Stealing school property or property belonging to others

Vandalism

Vandalising school or personal property, writing graffiti

4. OTHER SERIOUS OFFENCES

Major Offences

Offence

Description

Assault

Attacking others violently, whether causing injury or not

Fighting

Being involved in a confrontation between individuals or opposing groups in which each attempts to harm or gain power over the other, as with bodily force or weapons

Gambling / Cyber Gambling

Using money in games, betting, etc.

Gangsterism

Being involved in a gang assault/ threat/ harassment/ extortion, whether actual or attempted

Pornography / Cyber Pornography

Consuming/ possessing/ distributing/ selling pornographic materials

Possession of weapons

Possessing weapons that may be used in a crime

Sexual Misconduct

Being involved in attempted rape, outrage of modesty, underage sex, sexual grooming, peeping, etc.

Smoking

Using/ possessing/ distributing/ selling cigarettes

Types of Abuse:

Alcohol
Drug
Inhalant
Others

 

Consuming/ possessing/ distributing/ selling alcohol
Using/ possessing/ distributing/ selling drugs
Using/ possessing/ distributing/ selling inhalants
Other serious offences that do not fall in above categories. School to describe offence.