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School Rules and consequences


Respect for Singapore and the School

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

  • Non-Singapore citizens must stand at attention while the National Anthem is sung and the Pledge is taken.

  • On Mondays, the school song will be played and all pupils, regardless of nationality, are to sing the school song respectfully.

  • All pupils are expected to uphold the reputation of the school at all times. When pupils are dressed in their school attire; they represent the school and must be well-behaved at all times, both in school and outside of the school.

Attendance and Punctuality

  • Attendance is compulsory. All pupils are to be in school by 7.30 a.m. for the flag-raising ceremony. 

  • Any absence from school must be accompanied by a medical certificate or a letter from parents. 

  • Pupils who are absent without a valid reason will be regarded as having committed truancy. 

  • All pupils must be punctual for all school activities. This includes lessons, assembly, CCA and any activities organised by the school.


School Attire and Appearance


  • Students are to wear the prescribed school uniform and modification to the uniform is not allowed.

  • Students must be neat in appearance, clean-shaven and no facial hair is allowed.

  • Pupils wearing the PE attire are to ensure that their PE shirt is tucked in at all times.  

  • Pupils have to wear black canvas/nylon/PVC shoes and if the shoe has laces, they must also be black.

  • School socks or plain white socks must be worn such that 5 cm of the socks can be seen.

  • Sports shoes may be changed into and worn only during CCA activities. 

  • Fingernails should be short and clean. 

  • Nail polish is strictly not allowed. 

  • No jewelry or fanciful accessory is allowed.

  • For Male Pupils: Hair should not touch the shirt collar, should not cover the ears or eyebrows and should not be dyed, tinted or highlighted. Sideburns should be short and thinned. 


  • For Female Pupils: Shoulder-length hair touching the collar and long hair neatly tied up with black hair ribbon or hair band is allowed. Fringes must be trimmed and kept above the eyebrows at all times. Hair should not be dyed, tinted or highlighted. No make-up is allowed. Only one small black/colourless ear stud or ear stick is allowed on each earlobe.

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Conduct

  • Pupils are expected to adhere to the 4 B’s

    Be Here: Attendance
    Be On Time: Punctuality
    Be Kind: Good behavior and conduct
    Be Safe: Overall safety and well-being

  • All pupils must finish all homework and assignments on time.

  • All pupils must treat others (staff, visitors, schoolmates) with respect.

  • All pupils must not intimidate or hurt others physically and/or emotionally in school as well as online. 

  • Bullying, including cyber-bullying, is not tolerated in AMKP. Bullying is a serious offence.

  • No pupil may leave the school premises without permission. 

Use of Electronic Devices in School

  • Pupils are discouraged from bringing mobile phones and electronic devices to school.

  • If pupils would like to bring these devices, they must switch off their devices during curriculum and CCA time, failing which, they will be confiscated. The mobile devices will be kept in the General Office for collection by parents.

  • Playing of games on mobile devices is not allowed.

  • Pupils must be responsible and accountable for the safekeeping of their mobile devices.

  • In the event of misuse/abuse of the mobile devices, the school may confiscate the mobile device as a disciplinary measure or for the purpose of investigation. The mobile devices will be kept in the General Office for collection by parents after the investigation.

Items not to be brought to school

  • 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

  • All pupils are not allowed to bring the following items to school:
    • Game cards of trading cards
    • Chewing gum or bubble gum

Miscellaneous

  • Pupils must not forge the signature (of parents, guardians, carers) on test or exam papers, consent forms, report books and medical certificates.

  • Pupils must not engage in gambling or betting.

  • Pupils must not be involved in any gang.

  • Pupils must not extort money from schoolmates.

  • Pupils must not vandalise, steal or set fire on school property or property of others.

  • Pupils must not view / possess / share sexually explicit material.

  • Pupils must not possess, use, distribute, sell cigarettes, drugs, inhalants or alcohol.

  • Smoking is prohibited by law. 

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Non-compliance with and infringement of any of the school rules and regulations will result in action being taken against the offender. These actions include parental involvement, warnings, counselling, caning and even suspension from school.


Offences and Consequences

When a pupil has committed an offence,

  • parents will always be informed of the offence committed.
  • the school will work with parents to ensure that the pupil concerned will adhere to the school rules.

Consequences (refer to the table below) will be meted out according to nature of the offence.

As part of the restorative process, counselling and adult mentoring will be provided for pupils depending on the nature of the offence.

The Conduct Grade of the pupil will be affected.

Classification

Offences

Consequences

Minor Offences

Attendance-related offences

  • Late-coming
  • Skipping Classes
  • Leaving the school grounds without permission

  • Punctuality Intervention Plan (Parental Involvement)
  • Loss of Recess Play

Academic-related offences

  • Not doing homework or assignments

  • Homework Intervention Plan (Parental Involvement)
  • Loss of Recess Play to complete homework

Misconduct

  • Disruptive behavior
  • Failure to follow instructions

  • Time out
  • Loss of Recess Play

Grooming-related offences

  • Improper attire or grooming

  • Grooming Intervention Plan (Parental Involvement)
  • Loss of Recess Play

Major Offences

Willful repetition of minor offences

(Reflecting poor attitude and defiance)

  • In-house suspension*
  • Parental involvement

Truancy

  • In-house suspension*
  • Attendance Intervention Plan (Parental Involvement)

Misuse of mobile devices

  • Confiscation of mobile device**
  • Suspension of mobile device privilege 

Cheating in exams / Forgery

  • In-house suspension*
  • Pupil may be awarded a ZERO for the paper

Misconduct

  • Use of abusive or vulgar language
  • Open defiance and/or rudeness
  • Bullying (including cyber-bullying)

  • In-house suspension*
  • Verbal/written apology

Theft / Vandalism

  • In-house suspension* / Caning
  • Verbal/written apology
  • Restitution for stolen/damaged items

Serious Offences

Assault / Fighting

  • In-house suspension* / Caning
  • Verbal/written apology

  • Gambling
  • Gangsterism / Extortion
  • Possession of Dangerous Objects / Weapons
  • Arson
  • Pornography
  • Substance abuse (drugs/inhalants/alcohol)
  • Smoking
  • Other serious offences

  • In-house suspension* / Caning
  • Daily checks
  • Involvement of external agencies where required

*Number of days for in-house suspension will depend on the severity of the offence.

**The confiscated mobile device will be kept at the General Office for safe-keeping. Parents will need to collect the mobile device from the General Office. Prior arrangements must be made with the teacher before collection.


While the above consequences serve as a guide, the Principal reserves the sole right to mete out the punishments and consequences as and when he/she deems fit, according to the severity of the offence.