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School Rules and consequences


Respect for Singapore and the School

  • Pupils who are Singapore citizens must sing the National Anthem and take the National Pledge. Pupils must recite 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.

Attendance and Punctuality

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

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

  • Any absence from school must be accompanied by a medical certificate and/ or where appropriate, a letter of explanation from parents.

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

School Attire and Appearance

  • Students are to wear the prescribed school uniform (please refer to picture shown) and any modification made to the uniforms is not 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.


  • 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. All male pupils are to be clean-shaven and no facial hair (e.g. beard or moustache) is allowed to be kept.


  • 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. 

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Please refer to the Page 6 of the Pupil’s Handbook 2020 for more details on “School Attire and Appearance”. 



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 (no vulgar, abusive and crude language) verbally, in written or pictorial forms.

  • All pupils must not intimidate or hurt others physically and/or emotionally in school as well as online. Bullying is not tolerated at all in AMKP and it is considered as 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 should be responsible for the safekeeping of their mobile devices.

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


Items not to be brought to school
  • All pupils 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.

  • Game cards or 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 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 engage in gambling or betting.

  • 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.

As a guide, the following is a list of offences and the respective consequences:

No.OffenceConsequences
1.

Latecoming

Demerit points 

 2.




Skipping Classes 




Informing parents and/or time-out and/or adult mentoring and/or behavior contract and/ or counselling 

 3.








Truancy








Informing parents and/or time-out and/or adult mentoring and/or behavior contract and/ or professional counselling

*Case may be referred to outside agencies for assistance/professional counselling
 4.






  • Not doing homework or assignment
  • Persistent disruptive behavior
  • Improper attire or grooming
 

Warning and/or time-out and/or loss of playtime and/ or parental involvement 




 5.



Misuse of mobile devices 



Warning and/or parental involvement and/ or demerit points 


 6.









Misconduct:

  • Use of abusive or vulgar language
  • Open defiance and rudeness
  • Cheating in daily work/tests/examinations
  • Forgery
  • Theft / vandalism / arson 

Informing parents and/or time-out and/or adult mentoring and/or behavior contract and/ or counselling and/or written apology and/or caning by Principal (depending on severity and type of offence) 


 
 7.











Serious offences:

  • Possession of dangerous Objects/ Weapons
  • Acts of gangsterism
  • Bullying / cyberbullying
  • Extortion
  • Fighting / assault
  • Pornography
  • Gambling
  • Smoking / substance abuse

Informing parents and/or time-out and/or adult mentoring and/or behavior contract and/ or counselling and/or written apology and/or caning by Principal (depending on severity and type of offence) and/or suspension from school



 






















































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.