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School Rules & Regulations

Code of Conduct

It is the duty of every Woodgrover to know the school rules and observe them at all times.


1 The National Anthem and Pledge

1.1 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 their heart.


2 Attendance

2.1 Students are to be seated at the parade square by 7:20 am, for silent revision. Any student who comes after 7:30 am will be deemed as late and disciplinary actions will be taken. 


2.2 Absence from school must be accompanied by a medical certificate or a letter of explanation from parents or legal guardians. The letter must include the parent’s or guardian’s signature as well as their current contact number.

2.3 Any student who is absent from school or late without an official reason, will be subject to disciplinary actions.


3 School Uniform and Appearance

3.1 The school uniform is to be worn in the proper manner whenever a student comes to school and at all school-related activities, including those held during the school vacation or outside the school premise. Please refer to the following page for the approved school uniform.
 
3.2  Students are to wear the prescribed school uniform and modification to the uniform is not allowed. If the student makes any modification to the uniform or wears inappropriate attire, the student will be banned from the classroom. 
 
3.3 Uniform for Boys
3.3.1 White short-sleeved shirt with the school name on the left pocket. The shirt is to be tucked in at all times. 

3.3.2 Shorts for lower secondary boys, long pants for upper secondary boys. 

3.3.3 For upper secondary boys, no tapering of school pants is allowed. Any pants that is found to be tapered, will be confiscated and the student would be required to purchase a pair of pants from the school immediately.

 
3.4 Uniform for Girls
3.4.1 Skirt of blue colour with box pleats. The skirt must be knee-length. Any skirt found to be shorter than knee length would be confiscated and the student would be required to purchase a new skirt from the school immediately.
 
3.5 Shoes and Socks
3.5.1 Only white shoes and white socks are allowed. The socks must cover the ankles. Any student with socks of inappropriate length will be required to buy a pair from the school bookshop. 

3.5.2 No slippers or sandals are allowed unless supported by a doctor’s advice. 
 
3.6 School Tie
3.6.1 School ties are to be worn every Wednesday at the morning assembly and hall assembly. 

3.6.2 Students must put on their ties before the morning assembly as well as the assembly program in the hall. 

3.6.3 Ties are to be worn in the formal manner pulled all the way to the top. 

3.6.4 Students who fail to wear their tie during either of the assembly programs, would be required to carry out some form of community involvement project. 

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3.7 School PE T-shirts

3.7.1 Only the current school’s P.E. attire is to be worn during PE lessons. 

3.7.2 During Saturday activities or activities during holidays, students must be properly attired in school uniform, CCA T-shirt or Class T-shirt with school pants or skirts. 

 
3.8 Class T-shirts
3.8.1 Level DM must approve the design of the class T-shirt before it is sent for printing. 

3.8.2 T-shirt sizes must be of the standard types. No mini-cuts will be allowed. The purchase of class T-shirt is not compulsory.
 
3.9 Appearance for Boys
3.9.1 Boys must be neat in appearance, clean shaven and no facial hair is allowed. 

3.9.2 Boys’ hair must be cut short and neat. Hair should not touch the collar. 

3.9.3 Hair must not touch the eyebrows when combed down. 

3.9.4 No long side burns are allowed. Hair must not be touching the ear. 

3.9.5 No fanciful haircut is allowed. Hair must not be tinted or dyed. No shaving or cropping the sides and back.

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3.9.6 No form of body art including henna art or body piercing will be tolerated. Students having such items would be liable for suspension or expulsion. 

3.9.7 Please refer to the following page for the acceptable hairstyles for boys. 

3.9.8 Immediate action will be taken on students having inappropriate attire. 

3.9.9 Any boy who is found to have long or inappropriate hair style or colour will be required to go to the nearest barber shop for immediate rectification. Any refusal to do so will be liable for immediate suspension. 

 
3.10 Appearance for Girls
3.10.1 Girls with hair touching the lower collar must tie it up neatly with a black elastic band.
3.10.2 Loose hair or fringe must be neatly pinned up.
3.10.3 No fanciful haircut is allowed. Hair must not be tinted or dyed.
3.10.4 Only a pair of simple and small ear studs is allowed.
3.10.5 Please refer to the following page for the acceptable hairstyles for girls.
 
3.11 Jewellery and Contact lenses
3.10.1 Girls with hair touching the lower collar must tie it up neatly with a black elastic band. 

3.10.2 Loose hair or fringe must be neatly pinned up. 

3.10.3 No fanciful haircut is allowed. Hair must not be tinted or dyed. 

3.10.4 Only a pair of simple and small ear studs is allowed. 

3.10.5 Please refer to the following page for the acceptable hairstyles for girls. 

3.10.6 Immediate action will be taken on students having inappropriate attire. 

3.10.7 Any girl who is found to have long or inappropriate hair style or colour will be required to go to the nearest hair salon for immediate rectification. Any refusal to do so will be liable for immediate suspension. 
  
3.11 Jewellery and Contact lenses 
3.11.1 No ornament or jewellery is allowed. 

3.11.2 No tinted contact lenses will be allowed. 

 
3.12 Nails and make-up
3.12.1 Nails are to be kept clean and short at all times. Nail polish is not allowed. 

3.12.2 Putting on of make-up is not permitted. 

3.12.3 Henna painting on any part of the body is not allowed. 

3.12.4 No form of body art will be allowed. 
Students found with body art would be required to have the body art removed by a professional medical practitioner. Students failing to do so will be subjected to suspension or dismissal from school. 


Hairstyles and Attire
Hairstyles: Hair should always be kept neat and presentable at all times. Hair products such as hair gel should not be used. The fringe (if any) should not touch the eyebrows. 
  
Boys: Punk/Outlandish styles are not allowed. Cropping of sides and back and/or fanciful hairstyles are not allowed either.

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Girls: Outlandish styles or hair extensions are not allowed. If the hair length touches the collar, the hair should be neatly tied up. Only plain black or dark blue hair bands are to be used. Only black hair accessories are allowed.

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Girls: Outlandish styles are not allowed. If the hair length touches the collar, the hair should be tied up. Only plain black or dark blue hair bands/hair pins are to be used.
   

4 Classroom Conduct

4.1 Classrooms must be kept clean at all times. Students on duty are to ensure that the classrooms are cleaned before school starts and before the last period of the day in the classroom. 

4.2 All chairs are to be pushed under the desks at the end of the last period of the day in the classroom. All windows must be closed. 

4.3 Prevention of vandalism of chairs and desks is the responsibility of the Class Committee. 

4.4 Lights and fans should be switched off when not in use. 

4.5 Class notice boards have to be neatly maintained. Only articles of academic value can be displayed. 

4.6 No textbooks, etc. are to be left in the classrooms overnight. 

4.7 The classroom is to be locked during recess and when the class has lessons at other venues. The class key must only be kept by the Chairperson or Vice-Chairperson. No duplication of the class key is allowed. 

4.8 No food or drink, except plain water is to be consumed outside the canteen. 

4.9 Permission must be obtained from the teacher before students can leave the classroom. During changeover of periods, students must obtain the permission of the teacher conducting the next lesson. 

4.10 Movement to and from the classroom should be brisk and orderly. Students should also move quietly so as not to distract other students from their lessons. 

4.11 Students are not allowed to enter other classrooms without the teacher’s permission, especially when no one is in the classroom. 

4.12 When the student leaves the class, they are to bring their valuables (e.g. handphones and wallets) along with them. Do not leave any valuables in the class, unattended. 


5 Canteen

5.1 The canteen is out of bounds, except during recess and PE lessons when the PE teachers have given permission. 

5.2 Students are to queue up to purchase food. Food and drinks are to be consumed in the canteen only. 

5.3 Used crockery and cutlery are to be returned to the respective stalls/receptacles provided in the canteen. Students are to ensure that leftovers/empty cans and cups are thrown into the bins provided and not left on the tables. 


6 Academic Discipline

6.1 Students are to get ready for lessons with relevant textbooks, notes, etc. on their desks. There should be no sharing of learning materials. 

6.2 Bags should not be placed on desks. 

6.3 Students must sit up straight and be attentive to the teacher during lessons. No sleeping or lying down is allowed in the classrooms. 

6.4 All work given must be completed on time by the students themselves. Late work will not be accepted. Copying of work is considered as cheating. 

6.5 No student should leave the school premises during school hours without written permission from the Principal/Vice-Principal/HOD/DM. 

6.6 Students who are not feeling well and wish to go home must have the form signed by the Principal/Vice-Principal/HOD/DM after informing the teacher in the class. The parents or guardians are to fetch the student from school. If the parents or guardians are unable to fetch the student, the student will remain in the sick-bay until the school’s dismissal. 

7 Use of handphones & electronic devices Policy

Rationale 

Handphones have become an important mode of communication especially when students spend long hours in school. For example, students may need to inform their parents that they are on their way home after school or after returning from a learning journey.

Policy
To ensure a conducive environment for teaching and learning, students must abide by the following rules on the use of handphones/electronic devices in school:
1. Handphones/electronic devices may be used only during these times:
• Before 7.30 am
• During recess time
• After the last period of the formal curriculum time

2. During lesson, the handphones/electronic devices are to be switched off and kept safely in the students’ bags or handphone pouches available.

3. During examinations or tests, the handphones/electronic devices are to be switched off and kept in the bags. Students should not be found in possession of their handphones/electronic devices during the examination. Disciplinary actions will be taken against students who violate this rule.

4. It is the sole responsibility of the students to safeguard their handphones/ electronic devices. The school will not be responsible for the loss or damage of the students’ handphones/electronic devices.

5. If a student’s handphone/electronic device is suspected to be involved in a disciplinary issue, the handphone will be confiscated and an investigation will be carried out by the school’s Discipline Committee. Parents will be informed of the offence. The handphone/electronic device will only be returned to the parents after the investigation is concluded.

6. If any student is found in violation of the handphone/electronic device usage
rules, the following consequences will apply:

1st Offence
• Verbal warning will be issued to the student by the Level Discipline Manager.
• The handphone/electronic device will be confiscated by the Discipline Committee
member and it will only be returned at the end of the day.

2nd Offence
• The handphone/electronic device will be confiscated by the Discipline Committee
member.
• The student will serve a 2-hour detention after school.
• Parents will be informed of the offence and the consequences.
• The handphone/electronic device will be returned to the student only after the
2-hour detention is served.

3rd Offence
• The handphone/electronic device will be confiscated by the Discipline Committee
member and retained for a duration of 1-week.
• Parents will be informed of the violation and will be asked to meet up with the
Level Discipline Manager after the 1-week duration.
• The handphone/electronic device will be returned to the parent only upon the
signing of an undertaking by the parent and the student.
Subsequent Offence(s)
• The handphone/electronic device will be confiscated by the Discipline Committee
member and retained until the end of the term.
• The handphone/electronic device will be returned to the parent by the Level
Discipline Manager at the end of the term.


8 Serious Offences

The following are considered very serious offences and may lead to a student being severely punished. Punishment could be in the form of detention, public caning, suspension and even expulsion from the school. 

8.1 Computer-related offences 
8.2 Visits to cybercafes, LAN shops and pool/billiards rooms 
8.3 Smoking in and out of school 
8.4 Stealing - including the taking of the books of others etc. without permission 
8.5 Fighting in and out of school 
8.6 Extortion 
8.7 Threats 
8.8 Open defiance - including defying orders of those in authority, e.g. teachers, student councilors. It includes shouting, use of foul language, and offensive body language. 
8.9 Cheating during tests and examinations (all students involved will be given a zero) 
8.10 Hooliganism in and out of school 
8.11 Vandalism 
8.12 Possession of pornographic material 
8.13 Truancy 
8.14 Gambling / Betting 
8.15 Intimacy 
8.16 Bullying 
8.17 Substance Abuse 
8.18 Body art or body piercing 
8.19 Cyber-crime including any form of cyberbullying and misuse of social media. 
8.20 All students are not allowed to have in their possession any weapons. They are also not allowed to bring any weapon-like item which is not used or intended to be used to cause harm to others. 


9 General
9.1 Students are not allowed to bring expensive jewellery. 

9.2 All kinds of playing cards are not allowed in school. 

9.3 There should be silence during morning assembly and assembly in the hall. 

9.4 All students are expected to be well-behaved, polite and courteous at all times. 

9.5 Students must treat school property with care. Vandalism is a serious offence. Students should practice proper toilet habits such as flushing the toilets after use. 

9.6 Students should not litter in any part of the school premises at all times.

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