GENERAL ADMINISTRATION

GENERAL ADMINISTRATION GUIDELINE

Rules & Regulations

Students are expected to abide strictly by the school rules and regulations.

1. Punctuality

  • Students must attend classes on time. An allowance of 5 minutes will be given.
  • Students are not allowed to leave class early unless permission is given.

Consequence:

  • Any student who is late for 15 minutes or less is required to stand in class for the first period.
  • Any student, who is late for more than 15 minutes, will have to stand in class for the first two periods

2. Honest

  • Cheating in spellings, tests and examinations is not allowed. It is a serious offence.

Consequence:

  • Any student who is caught cheating or attempting to cheat during spelling or test will get zero. Parent or guardian will be informed.

3. Class behaviour

  • Students are not allowed to disrupt classroom learning, such as talking loudly, making noises etc.
  • Students are not allowed to use their electronic devices such as mobile phone, tablet, laptop, PSP etc. in class. Mobile phones must be turned off. The Poker Cards are also not allowed.

Consequence:

  • Any student who disrupts the class will be given warning. The student will be sent out of the class if he / she refuses to listen despite numerous warnings.
  • Any student who uses the devices mentioned above, subject teachers will give warning. However, they will confiscate if student refuses to keep it. Parent or guardian has to claim it back.
  • Any student who plays Poker cards in class will have the cards being confiscated and not returned.

4. Daily home work

  • Students are to complete their homework neatly and on time.
  • Completed homework must be brought back to school under teacher’s instructions.

Consequence:

  • Any student who has forgotten to bring or lost his / her homework will have to pay for a reprint cost of $0.10 per page. The student has to stay back after school to copy the questions and answers out on a separate piece of paper.
  • Any student who has not done his / her homework will have to stay back after school to copy the questions and answers out on separate piece of paper.

5. Dress code and hair style

  • Students are to be in proper attire. They are not allowed to wear offensive clothing to school which can negatively influence other students. For girls, wearing short pants, miniskirt and revealing clothing are not allowed.
  • Students having coloured hair or inappropriate hairstyles is not allowed.

Consequence:

  • Any student who wears the above mentioned clothing will be asked to go home to change into proper attire and return back to school within 90 minutes.
  • Any student who has coloured his / her hair or inappropriate hairstyle will be asked to colour back the hair to black, to have a proper hair cut, or will be suspended to stay at home for 2 weeks for hair to grow to desired length.

6. Respect for school and personal property

  • Students are not allowed to vandalise the property of the school, such as desks, chairs, whiteboards, markers etc.
  • Students should not take, bring home or even use others’ belongings without permission. Students are to keep their personal belongings well.

Consequence:

  • Any student who is caught vandalising will be asked to clean up the vandalised property
  • Any student who is caught stealing or keeping others’ belongings will have his / her parent or guardian informed immediately. The school may also file a police report.

7. Prohibited in school

  • Do not run around or talk loudly in class or during break times.
  • Do not litter. Students should throw the litter in the rubbish bin.
  • Do not eat or drink.
  • Possession or use of cigarettes or alcohol and chewing gum is strictly prohibited.
  • Gambling, immorality, disrespectful or profane language will not be tolerated in the school.

Consequence:

  • Any student who continues to talk loudly or run around, affecting others, despite several warnings, will be punished to stand outside the classroom.
  • Any student who is caught littering will need to clean up the whole school for a week.
  • Any student who is caught eating or drinking in school will be fined $5 and/or has to clean up the whole school for a week. Repeated offences will have to face both punishments.
  • Any student who is caught possessing or using cigarettes, chewing gums, gambling, showing acts of immorality, disrespect, and use of profane language, will have his / her parent or guardian informed. Serious disciplinary actions will be taken against her.

8. Respect for teachers and fellow classmates

  • Always show respect to teachers. Do not interrupt, shout at, hit or use profane language on a teacher.
  • Always show respect and concern for fellow classmates. Bullying, fighting and rough play are strictly prohibited in school. Always inform the teacher or any staff if student experiences problem with another student.

Consequence:

  • Any student who does not show respect to teachers or fellow classmates will be sent out of class and has to apologise to the teacher or student in front of the whole class.

Conditions of Suspension and Expulsion

1. Suspension

Students will be suspended if there are more serious infringements of the school rules mentioned in the above section. The suspension will not be more than 2 weeks.
These include the following:

  • Refusal to do academic work or follow instructions despite several warnings
  • Quarrelling or fighting with other students
  • Unacceptable hair style

2. Expulsion

For more serious infringements of the school rules mentioned above, and any infringement to the state laws and bye-laws, students will be expelled from the school.
These include the following:

  • Theft
  • Use of drugs or alcohol, smoking (repeat offence)
  • Violent behaviour towards teacher, staff or students and fighting in public
  • Absent for 7 consecutive days without valid reason or breaking ICA’s regulation
  • Break the law and any other serious offences that cause harm to others and damages to school’s reputation.

Attendance Requirements

  • International Students (Student’s Pass holders) must achieve at least 90% attendance and not be absent for more than 7 consecutive days without valid reasons.
  • Local Students (Non student’s pass holders) must achieve at least 75%.

School Facilities

Students can borrow English storybooks from Student Service Counter every Friday between 3.30 pm -5.30 pm. Student must return the book within 7 days.

During this period, students need to take good care of the books. If the book is damaged, dirtied or lost, students need to make monetary reparation for the book.

Students are encouraged to read in any vacant classroom after lessons at the end of each day at 3.15pm.

General Information

a) Foreign Students

  • Unless they are holding other valid pass, all foreign students must hold a valid Student
    Pass and be enrolled in a course on a full time basis.
  • Student administration shall assist foreign students in applications and renewals of the
    aforesaid Student Passes
  • Student Pass holders are not allowed to work in Singapor

b) Attendance

  • According to Immigration Act, if the student fails to attend classes for a continuous
    period of 7 days or more without any valid reason or where the percentage of the
    attendance is 90% or lower in any month of the course without any valid reason, the
    school has to report to ICA and his / her student pass will be terminated. For Singapore Citizens and PR, the school will require an attendance of 75% in cases of certificate awarding.

c) Examination / Assessments

  • Assessments will be provided monthly for all students.
  • Victoria Eduhub will apply for the relevant examination at the end of its preparatory
    courses for the students.
  • To be eligible to sit for the examination, a candidate must :
    – Satisfy the minimum attendance requirement
    – Fulfil all financial obligations

Relevant Singapore Laws

  1. Littering
    – Littering offenses carry fines of up to S$300 and community work.
    – Killer litter offenders can be fined up to S$2,000 and 5 years imprisonment.
  2. Spitting
    – Spitting offenses carry fines of up to S$500 and community work.
  3. Jay-walking
    – Offenders, if sentenced, may get a penalty of up to 3 months’ in jail. However, usually one gets away with a $50 fine.
  4. Vandalism
    – Vandalism involves fine and caning.
  5. Cigarette possession
    – In possession or dealing with duty unpaid cigarettes are serious offences under the Customs and GST Acts
    – The penalties are based on the number of sticks of cigarettes in question, which can be found on this web page: http://www.customs.gov.sg/leftnav/trav/Customs+Offences.html
  6. Drink Driving
    – A first-time offender will be fined between S$1000 and S$5000 or six months imprisonment.
    – A second-time offender will be fined between $3000 and $10,000 and imprisonment for a term of up to one year.
    – A repeated offender will face up to 3 times the penalty, a maximum of $30,000 fine and three years’ imprisonment.
    – Offenders causing death or serious injuries may be caned up to 6 strokes. All those convicted will be disqualified from driving for at least 1 year.
  7. Smoking
    – The Singapore government bans smoking in public places except for officially designated smoking areas.
    – Offenders may be fined up to S$1,000.
  8. Drug Possession
    – The most serious of all offences.
    – Singapore has executed hundreds of people for drug offences.
    – Any person importing, exporting, or found in possession of more than the following quantities of drugs receives a mandatory death sentence:
  • 1200 grams of opium and containing more than 30 grams of morphine
  • 30 grams of morphine
  • 15 grams of diamorphine (heroin)
  • 30 grams of cocaine
  • 500 grams of marijuana (cannabis)
  • 1000 grams of cannabis mixture
  • 200 grams of cannabis resin
  • 250 grams of methamphetamine
  1. Eating in MRT
    – Eating is prohibited on the Mass-Rapid-transit (MRT). If you are caught you can be fined for up to $500.
  2. Chewing Gum
    – Under the Control and Manufacture Act of Singapore, any import and sale of chewing gum in Singapore, apart from certain types of gum with therapeutic value, is an offence.

Deferment / Extension

Students will not be allowed to defer their course once they have signed up for it. There will
also be no extension. However, a student will be allowed to redo the course again should they
feel the need for it. Students can apply for leave on days in which they have to attend to urgent
matters.