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School Rules

School Rules


If we don’t discipline ourselves, the world will do it for us” ~ William Feather


  • School hours begin at 7.25 am.
  • Punctuality must be observed at all times for attendance at school and at all school-related activities.
  • All students must assemble at the quadrangle quietly by 7.20 am to attend the flag-raising ceremony.
  • All students are expected to sing the School Song.


  • Attendance in school is very important. If a student is unable to attend school because he/she is unwell, he/she must obtain a medical certificate from a registered doctor and hand it over to the form teacher the next reporting day.
  • Students who are absent without any valid reason will be subjected to disciplinary action.


  • To ensure the safety of all SGSians, the security personnel will check and monitor all visitors to the school at the guard post.
  • All visitors (including parents & school suppliers) will have to register and exchange for a pass at the security post situated at the main entrance and state their intention of the visit.
  • Students will also be subjected to checks when they enter/ leave the school to ensure the safety of others in the school.
  • Students who are not properly attired (e.g. improper attire, improper hairstyle or hair colour) will not be allowed to enter the school premise.


  • Movement from Point A to Point B must be done in twos and as a class.
  • The Class Monitor or the Appointed Subject Representative must lead the class before any class movement takes place.
  • Move briskly and quietly to the next venue.
  • The Class Monitor or the Appointed Subject Representative is fully responsible for any noise or misbehaviour committed by the group. He/She must always ensure that the group moves as a unit in an orderly manner.
  • If the class does not move as a unit, or is noisy during the move, the class will have to retrace their steps until a minimum standard is achieved.

It is expected that all members of the school community will show:



  • Be polite and respectful.
  • Greet the teachers – either in school or outside the school.
  • Speak English policy:
  • To develop an English-speaking environment, students are to use English as a medium of communication in the school. The use of Mother Tongue Language is only allowed during the Mother Tongue classes. Students should be in multi-racial/ethnic groups when they do group/pair work.
  • Be at the best behaviour at all times.
  • Do not do anything which may cause harm or injury to others.
  • Treat all fellow students with respect.
  • Respect the authority of the student councillors and the staff of the school by obeying all school rules and regulations.
  • Request for permission before entering the Staffroom, HOD room and General Office and other special rooms in the school.
  • Be civic-minded. If a student witnesses anyone doing things detrimental to the school, bring it to the attention of any teacher or staff of the school. Trust the school to deal with a problem in the best waypossible.
  • Look after and help maintain the school premise.
  • Greet guests and visitors to the school politely. A student should inquire if he/she can be of any assistance to them. If he/she is unable to, lead them to the General Office where a staff of the school can take over.
  • Students should make it a habit to save water and electricity. Fans and lights should be switched off when not in use. Toilets must be kept clean and flushed after use.
  • Do not engage in horseplay (wrestling, punching or pushing that starts out as having fun)
  • Uphold the school image – Smoking cigarettes, inappropriate public displays of affection, inappropriate language or loud noise of any description presents a poor image of the students and the school. If such actions are observed, they may result in disciplinary actions.
  • Any student who feels that they have been subjected to any form of harassment or violence should report it to a school official immediately.
  • Any student who has knowledge of any form of harassment or violence that has taken place involving the school’s students should report it to a school staff immediately.


  • Students are to be punctual in their respective classrooms, PE areas when lessons begin, with all their books and relevant materials.
  • Always stand up quickly to greet the teacher before and at the end of each lesson.
  • Respect the right of the teacher to teach and Students to learn in a conducive learning environment.
  • Keep your classroom environment clean and tidy at all times. Update all notices regularly.
  • No student is allowed to leave the classroom without displaying the Permission Pass on the shirt/blouse.
  • Students are not allowed to borrow books or writing materials from another class
  • No student is allowed to eat or drink in class. All students must leave their classrooms during recess time unless accompanied by a teacher.
  • No books must be left behind in the classrooms unless permitted by the teacher who will put up a list on the class notice board.
  • Ensure all tables and chairs are arranged neatly before leaving the class.
  • The use of mobile phones during curriculum time is strictly prohibited. Students found violating the rule will have their mobile phones confiscated by their teachers.


  • Students should remember that good table manners are appropriate at all times. These are the same manners displayed when they have guests at home.
  • No shouting at other students (normal conversation should be limited to the students at their own table).
  • All paper, cups and leftovers are to be cleared from area and deposited in the trash container.
  • Students must queue up to buy food.
  • All food and drinks must be consumed in the canteen premise.
  • Students must clear the table top and return all crockery and utensils after use.
  • No student should be eating at the canteen during lesson time.


  1. Students should be dressed in their school uniform which includes the school badge and name tag whenever they are in school, when they represent the school at official functions or on visits or excursions.
  3. SOCKS:
    • Only white socks are allowed.
    • Socks with coloured logos are not allowed.
  4. SHOES:
    • Only all-white canvas /track shoes are allowed.
    • Shoes with coloured logos are not allowed.
    • Students are not allowed to wear slippers or sandals to school at any time. For students with foot problems, permission must be obtained from the Discipline committee in the form of a pass.

Boys (Lower Secondary)

  • White short-sleeved shirt with a navy blue inner collar and navy blue bermudas.


Boys (Upper Secondary)

  • White short sleeved shirt with a navy blue inner collar and navy long pants. Trendy cuttings like bellbottom, baggy and drainpipe pants are not allowed.image004


  • White blouse and a navy blue skirt. Skirts must be at knee level and not shortened at the hems or folded from the waistband. Coloured undergarments which are visible under the uniform are not allowed.



For Boys

  • Boys’ hair should be short, neat, simple and of natural colour. Fringe when combed down should not touch or cover the eyebrows. Or it will be cut off accordingly.
  • Sideburns should not touch the tips of the ears or cover the ears.
  • Hair at the back of the neck should be sloped and clearly above the collar.
  • Boys are not allowed to keep long side-burns, permed hair, punk/spiky hair-styles or dyed hair. Students with dyed hair will be sent home.
  • The overall hair appearance should be well-kept. STUDENTS ARE ALSO TO BE NEAT AND CLEAN- SHAVEN AT ALL TIMES.image006

For Girls

  • Girls who have shoulder-length hair or hair touching the collar must tie up their hair at all times.
  • Fringes not clipped must be above the eye-brows.
  • Long fringe or loose hair must be clipped away from the face.
  • Dyeing or tinting of hair is strictly not allowed. Students with dyed hair will be sent home.
  • The overall hair appearance should be neat, simple styled and well-kept.
  • Hair should be tied up in a ponytail or simple plaits, no multi- numbered plaits or fanciful/strange hairstyles are allowed.
  • Hair accessories should be black or dark brown in colour.
  • Caps are not to be worn inside the school building.


NB: The school reserves the right to cut students’ hair if they do not comply with the school regulations.


  • PE attire must be worn for PE lessons and during sports and games.
  • All Students must report to school in their school uniform. Students can only change into their PE attire for PE lessons.
  • Students must change back into proper school uniforms during recess.
  • PE T-shirt must be tucked in at all times.


  • Students are forbidden to wear make-up or apply mascara or eyeliner (celak).
  • Fingernails must be short, clean and unvarnished.
  • Students are not allowed to wear any form of jewellery. Only girls are allowed to wear one pair of earrings (small gold/silver/simple ones of same design only).
  • No ear sticks, bracelets, rings, necklaces, chains, brooches, waistbands or pouches are to be worn with the school uniform.


  • Students are not permitted to wear dark or tinted glasses unless certified by a doctor or an
    ophthalmologist. Students may only use dark coloured frames. Fashionable frames are not allowed.
  • No coloured contact lenses are allowed and they are to be removed immediately.


Guidelines on consequences for misconduct

  • 1st time: Advice by Form Teacher/ Subject Teacher
  • 2nd time: Warning to be recorded in the school offence module, follow-up action by teacher
  • 3rd time: Case to be referred to Assistant Dean (Discipline) for case management documentations


  • Students are not allowed to smoke in the school premises or possess any cigarettes or lighters. (The school is a non-smoking zone)
  • *Under the amended Smoking Act, section 11(1) of the Tobacco (control of Advertisements and sale) Act (Chapter 309), any person, who being below the age of 18 years, smokes or chews any tobacco product or buys or has in his possession, whether for his own use or not, any tobacco product, shall be guilty of an offence and will be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $500. Cases involving contraband cigarettes will be referred to Customs and/or Police.


  • The following are serious offences (in or out of school). Students who commit any of these offences can expect severe punishment (e.g. caning, suspension, referral to relevant authority e.g. Health Science Authority (HSA) & Police, Compensation, a ‘fair’ grade for conduct, offence records).
  • Students will be referred for counselling and for all cases parents will be required to come to school to help resolve their problems.
  • For certain and repeated cases, students and parents will be expected to sign a Behavioural Contract/ Letter of Agreement with the school.image008
  • Note:
    • The consequences for all offences above include students being given a stern warning, attending detention class, have their fingernails & hair cut (for boys & girls) & re-dying immediately, compensation for offences involving stealing or damage to school property.
  • Repeated offenders will be asked to do extra school duties and parents will be called in to see the Principal. They will also be made to perform other corrective measures deemed fit by the School Disciplinary Committee.
  • The School Disciplinary Committee is authorised to add or amend school rules from time to time.
  • All serious offences shall be referred to the Committee.
  • Parents will be notified after school has meted the punishment.
  • The Committee is authorised to decide on the form of punishment to be meted out for any misbehaviour or misdeed of a student which the Committee deems an offence.
  • The Committee may recommend expulsion of any student who has committed serious offences against the laws of the Republic of Singapore.
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