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Students Code of Conduct

School Rules and Regulations – 4As & 3Rs


In Yio Chu Kang Secondary School, we believe the 4As & 3Rs will allow our Students to practice sound character, good citizenship and effective self-leadership. 


4As: ATTIRE, ATTITUDE, ATTENDANCE, ASSIGNMENT
3Rs:  RULES, RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY



The 4As


ATTIRE

School Uniform
The uniform is a representation of the school and its history. The school uniform is to be worn in a dignified manner that befits a Yio Chu Kang Secondary School student.

Students are to wear the prescribed school uniform in school and during all school functions whether inside or outside the school. Modification to the uniform is strictly not allowed.

For the girls, the length of the skirt must be worn no shorter than 2 finger widths above the knee.  For the boys, the pants should not be shortened beyond students’ ankles.

PE Attire
Only the school PE T-shirt and shorts are to be worn for PE lessons unless permission has been granted. Students must change into their school uniform during the first available break. 

Level T-shirt
Students can only wear the Level T-shirt meant for that level.  This can only be worn on days when there are early school dismissals such as on Chinese New Year’s Eve, Sports Carnival, National Day Celebration and Teacher’s Day Celebration.

CCA Attire
Only approved CCA attire or PE attire is allowed for CCAs.

Footwear
Only school approved white shoes and white socks are allowed. Socks must be visibly worn.
Sports shoes may be worn for CCAs and on special occasion such as the School Sports Carnival, with permission from the teacher-in-charge.

Religious Items 
Wearing of religious items is not allowed as the school is a secular public space for all students.

Hairstyle and Appearance 


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  • Short, neat and tidy hairstyle with natural colour. Hair must not touch the eyebrows, ears or shirt collar.
  • Clean-shaven and neat in appearance. No facial hair is allowed.
  • No outlandish hairstyle.
  • No tinting, dyeing, highlighting or perming of hair.
  • No ear studs/sticks are allowed. No jewellery/ ornaments are to be worn.
  • Fingernails should be short and unvarnished.
  • Make-up or body art is not allowed.

  • Short, neat and tidy hairstyles with natural colour. Long hair must be tied up neatly with simple rubber bands and clips that are black in colour.
  • No outlandish hairstyle.
  • No tinting, dyeing, highlighting or perming of hair.
  • Hair must not fall across the face or cover the eyes.
  • Only one pair of simple ear studs is allowed. No jewellery/ ornaments are to be worn.
  • Fingernails should be short and unvarnished.
  • Make-up or body art is not allowed.


ATTITUDE

Conduct and Behaviour
Students are to be courteous, respectful and well-behaved at all times.

Use of any electronic gadgets including handphone is not allowed during morning assembly, lessons (unless authorised by teacher), as well as during all formal school activities (e.g. tests, examinations, CCAs, etc). During school hours, students can use these electronic gadgets only in the canteen at their respective recesses.  Students must keep their handphones on silent mode at all times. Any violation of this stipulation will result in confiscation of phone/ electronic gadgets.

The school shall not be responsible for the loss of any personal equipment or possession.

All students are not allowed to have in their possession any weapon. They are also not allowed to bring any weapon-like item that may distract or make the school an unsafe place.

Morning Assembly

All students are to report to school by 7.30am sharp.

Students who are Singapore citizens must sing the National Anthem and take the Pledge. Students will take the Pledge with the right fist over the heart.


ATTENDANCE

All students must attend lessons, school events and activities regularly and punctually.

Absence from school as a result of illness must be supported by a valid Medical Certificate or letter from a certified doctor or medical specialist to be given to the Form Teacher promptly when the student returns to school. A letter from the parent/ guardian will only be accepted if it is followed up by the parent/ guardian's call to the office on that day of the student's absence. 

A copy of the Medical Certificate is also expected to be given to Subject Teacher(s) if it concerns any assessment (class tests, common test or examination). Students without a medical certificate or valid reason for absence from any assessments will be awarded a zero mark. 

Absence from school/lessons/ any activities planned by the school without leave or valid reason is considered truancy.

SCHOOL WORK and ASSIGNMENTS

All students are to:

  • Study diligently and conscientiously and to take pride in their work.
  • Complete all schoolwork/homework assigned to them and to submit them on time.

The 3Rs


RULES, RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY

All Yio Chu Kang Secondary School students are taught to respect the rights of others through responsible thinking by learning to obey instructions and rules.

Disciplinary Guidelines


Every action has consequences. Students who break the Code of Conduct will be disciplined. Helping students realise this is one way we can empower our students to develop self-management. It is therefore important to understand the consequences for not abiding by the rules and regulations. 

The following list shows the guidelines for managing disciplinary offences and violation of the Code of Conduct. The list is not exhaustive and is subject to changes. The school reserves the right to determine the disciplinary consequences in the context of each case.

No.

Offence(s)

Actions and Consequence(s)

1

Inappropriate Attire

a.   1st Offence

  • Parents will be informed of the consequences for subsequent recurring offence (refer to 1b); 
  • Date of offence is recorded in file;
  • Student will be given the excuse slip for returning to class.

For coloured and inappropriate hairstyles, parents to be notified and to pick-up student from school for follow up.

 b.   Recurring offence

  • Parents will bring the appropriate uniform/ shoes or pick-up student for haircut.
For parents who are not contactable or unavailable, student will be suspended from lessons for the day.

2

Late-coming

Late for Lesson (3 times or less)

  • Student will provide a written statement;
  • Parents will be informed of consequences for subsequent recurring offence;
  • Student will be given an excuse slip for returning to class;
  • Student will serve detention after school.

Late for School (3 times or less)
  • Parents will be informed of consequences for subsequent recurring offence;
  • Date of offence is recorded in file;
  • Student will be given an excuse slip for returning to class;
  • Student will serve detention after school (3rd time).

 Recurring offence (More than 3 times)

  • Parents to meet Level DM;
  • Referral to SSC for mandatory counselling sessions; 
  • Suspension from class (4th and 5th times); 
  • Suspension from school (6th time and more).

Reporting to School after 8.00 am
  • Parents will be informed.
Student will be suspended from school/class if there is no valid reason.
 3  Truancy
Truancy from Lesson

  • Student will provide a written statement;
  • Parents will be informed and the student will be suspended from class for the day;
  • Student will serve Detention after school (1 hour).

Recurring offence

  • Parents will meet P/ VPs and Level DM;
  • Student will be referred for mandatory counselling sessions;
  • There will be suspension from class (1 to 3 days for 2nd offence);
  • Suspension from school (1 to 3 days for 3rd offence);
  • Caning (for 4th and subsequent offences)*. 
Truancy from School

  • Parents will be informed and have to meet P/ VPs and Level DM;
  • Student will provide a written statement upon return to school;
  • Student will be referred for mandatory counselling sessions;
  • There will be suspension from class (1 to 3 days for 1st offence);
  • Caning (for recurring offences)*.
4  Defiance
  • Student will provide a written statement;
  • Parents will be informed;
  • Level DM will determine the severity of the act of defiance. Punishments may include community service, letter of apology, public apology or mediation between parties involved

 5 Electronic Gadgets  Student will provide a written statement; Parents will be informed of the consequences of a subsequent recurring offence; Electronic gadgets will be confiscated and returned at the end of the day by Level DM. Student will have to serve Detention after school. Recurring offence (More than 5 times) Parents will meet Level DM; Student may be banned from bringing electronic gadgets to school or risk his/ her electronic gadget to be confiscated by school for 1 week; Student will be referred for mandatory counselling sessions (if necessary).

 Smoking
Suspected of Smoking

a. 1st Offence
  • Student to provide statement;
  • Smokerlyser test (Record reading on statement);
  • Parents/ Guardians to be informed and to pick-up student from school for washing up before allowing back to school;
For parents not contactable or available, student will be suspended from lessons for the day.
  • Referral to RTC for mandatory counselling sessions.

b. 2nd Offence
  • As listed above in (a);
  • Parents to meet Level DM;
  • Compulsory Smoking Cessation programme at Health Sciences Authority (HSA) listed clinics (refer to attached list).

c. Recurring Offence
  • As listed above in (a);
  • Parents to meet P/ VPs and Level DM;
  • Caning*.

Smoking or Possession of Cigarettes
a. 1st Offence
  • Student will provide a written statement;
  • Smokerlyser test (Reading will be recorded on the statement);
  • Parents/ Guardians will meet Level DM;
  • Student will be suspended from Class until the first clinical session for the Smoking Cessation Programme at any of the HSA listed clinics;
  • Student will be referred for mandatory counselling sessions;
  • Update HSA.

b. 2nd Offence

  • Student will provide a written statement;
  • Smokerlyser test (Reading will be recorded on the statement);
  • Parents/ Guardians will meet Level DM;
  • Student will be suspended from School for 1 day;
  • Student will be referred for mandatory counselling sessions;
  • Update HSA.

c. Recurring offence

  • Student will provide a written statement;
  • Smokerlyser test (Reading will be recorded on the statement);
  • Parents will have to meet P/ VPs and Level DM;
  • Update HSA.
7 Vandalism
  • Student will provide a written statement;
  • Parents will be informed and meet Level DM;
  • Student will be suspended immediately from class till parent’s conference with School (for serious vandalism cases);
  • Student will replace and pay for damages;
  • Student will be referred for mandatory counselling sessions (if necessary). 
 Physical Violence
  • Level DM will assess injuries (if any) and report straightaway to P/ VPs or DM if immediate medical attention is required;
  • Student will provide a written statement;
  • Parents will be informed and meet Level DM;
  • Student will be suspended immediately from class until parent’s conference with School;
  • Student will be referred for mandatory counselling sessions ; 
  • Disciplinary actions will be taken (Suspension, Caning*, Expulsion).
9  Body Art
  • Student will provide a written statement;
  • Parents will need to meet P/ VPs and DM;
  • Student will be suspended immediately from School till the date of the first consultation with specialist.

* Caning is only applicable to boys. Girls are subjected to other disciplinary actions e.g. suspension.