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Rules & Regulations

  1. Underpinned by the R3ICH values, the school rules and regulations guide AMKsians towards 'Discipline from Within'.

  2. The school expects every pupil to embrace and demonstrate our AMKsian R3ICH values. The rules and regulations stated here apply to every AMKsian within and outside the school compound, and during and outside curriculum time.

  3. Students who go on excursions, field trips, school competitions or any other school functions must always conduct themselves with pride and discipline as ambassadors of AMKSS.

  4. Merit and Demerit Point System

    The merit and demerit point system aims to assist pupils in attaining the high standard of discipline expected of them. This is a system for monitoring individual pupil conduct, and is based on the belief that pupils need to be clear about:

    1. the school's expectations of their conduct;

    2. the consequences of irresponsible behaviour;

    3. the importance of exercising self discipline.

    The merit points encourage desirable behaviour and contributions to the school, while undesirable behaviour is discouraged by the deduction of points. The points awarded/ deducted may be reviewed by the Discipline Committee on a case by case basis should the need arises.

    All pupils start with 75 points in the beginning of the year. Points will be added or deducted accordingly. The merit/ demerit point will begin at 75 points again with the start of a new year.

    In addition to the demerit points, corrective actions and consequences as stated in the school rules and regulations would be meted out according to the type(s) of offence.

    Consequences will be meted out for all major offences based on the following guidelines: 

    BoysGirls
    1st OffenceCaning in class (one stroke) / SRPDetention (3 days)
    2nd OffenceCaning in class (max of 3 strokes) / SRPDetention (5 days)







    * SRP: Student Reformative Programme. Pupils who commit any major offence will be placed under this programme with a minimum of 10 hours of school service.

    Pupils are advised to note the following critical levels: 
    PointsAction / Consequence
    75 pointsCommencement point
    69 points
    Counselling & intervention by Form Teacher
    Inform/Meet the parents or guardians if necessary
    65 points Meet the parents
    Referral to Level DM
    Supervision Programme 
    55 points Referral to DM
    Meet the parents
    Student Reformative Programme (SRP)
    Referral to School Counsellor 
    Below 50 points Liable for suspension from class
    Referral to Principal / Vice Principal 
    Any student who commits 3 major offences will undergo a compulsory 4 weeks after curriculum detention daily














    The merit/ demerit point system is used as one of the sources to determine the conduct grade during Mid-Year and End of the Year based on the table below. Please take note that the merit/ demerit points are used only as a reference when determining conduct grade. The form teacher reserves the right to assign conduct grade based on the progress and achievement of the pupil for the academic year. 

    Merit / Demerit PointConduct Grade
    85 points & aboveExcellent
    80 - 84 pointsVery Good
    75 - 79 points Good 
    65 - 74 points Fair 
    55 - 64 points Poor 









5. Conduct Grades


    Besides using the merit/ demerit points to determine the conduct grades of the pupils, the following guidelines and descriptors will also be used:

    Conduct Grade
    Descriptors 
    (This provides a pen picture 
    of the pupil deserving 
    of the respective conduct grades)
    Snapshot View
    Excellent
    • No major disciplinary records.
    • Shows initiative and displays leadership skills. Assuming leadership positions in CCA or in class.
    • Maintains exemplary attendance records.
    • Outstanding contribution and performance in CCA.
    • Exemplary involvement in CIP. Fulfills more than the mandatory CIP hours.
    • Strongly supported by positive feedback from school staff.
    • Received award(s) of complimentary nature or formal recognition of commendable acts/behaviours (eg, NYAA, CIAA, R3ICH Awards).
    • Merit / Demerit points: 85 and above* 
      (refer to supporting evidence).
    An Outstanding AMKsian
    Very Good
    • No major disciplinary records.
    • Shows initiative.
    • Maintains good attendance records.
    • Contributes positively to the CCA.
    • Positive involvement in CIP. Fulfills the mandatory CIP hours.
    • Supported by positive feedback from school staff.
    • Merit / Demerit points: 80 – 84* 
      (refer to supporting evidence).
    A Well-Rounded AMKsian
    Good
    • No major disciplinary records.
    • Maintains satisfactory attendance records.
    • Satisfactory participation in CCA.
    • Satisfactory involvement in CIP.
    • Merit / Demerit points: 75 – 79* 
      (refer to supporting evidence).
    An AMKsian who has Potential.
    Fair
    • Committed a major offence with reference to the school rules.
    • Committed attendance related offences (Truancy; Latecoming; Skip Lessons).
    • Poor participation in CCA.
    • Low level of involvement in CIP.
    • Merit / Demerit points: 65 – 74*  
      (refer to supporting evidence)
    An AMKsian who needs Guidance
    Poor
    • Committed more than 1 major offence with reference to the school rules
    • Poor attendance.
    • No participation in CCA.
    • No involvement in CIP.
    • Merit / Demerit points: 55 – 64 or below* 
      (refer to supporting evidence)
    An AMKsian who needs Supervision and Monitoring.
    Pupils who are assigned a Conduct Grade of "Fair" or "Poor" at the end of the year would not be eligible for the MOE Edusave Awards for Secondary Schools.

6. Attendance

    • All pupils must be punctual for school, classes and other school activities.


    • Pupils who are absent from school are to make a phone call to the General Office by 7.20am.  The absence must be supported by medical certificates which must be submitted to the form teacher upon returning to school.  A letter from the parent / guardian is not acceptable unless stated otherwise by the respective Form Teachers on a case by case basis.


    • This applies to the attendance in CCA.  Pupils who are absent from the training or practices or duties of CCA are to make a phone call to the respective teachers in charge prior to the start of the session.  The absence must be supported by a medical certificate which is to be submitted to the teacher in charge upon returning to school.   A letter from the parent / guardian is not acceptable unless stated otherwise by the respective Teachers-in-Charge on a case by case basis.


    • In the event of school examinations, absence must be supported by medical certificates from the government polyclinic.


    • Truancy is a major offence.  Truancy cases will be dealt with as stipulated in the consequences for major offences.

    No of Offences Consequences
    1st Offence
    • 2 demerit points
    • Form teacher is informed
    • Detention to make up for the no. of hours missed
    2nd Offence
    • 3 demerit points
    • Form teacher/ ASP HOD is informed
    • Parents of the pupil are informed
    • Detention to make up for the no. of hours missed
    3rd Offence onwards
    • 6 demerit points
    • Form teacher/ ASP HOD is informed
    • Parents of the Pupil are informed
    • Referral to the Discipline Committee

7. Assemblies and Dismissals

    • As responsible and patriotic citizens, pupils who are Singapore Citizens must sing the National Anthem and take the Pledge. Pupils will take the Pledge with the right fist placed over the heart.


    • Pupils are to make their way to the parade ground at 7.20am.  A bell will be heard at 7.20am.


    • Pupils are to be seated at the parade ground with the class before the end of the morning melody played through the PA system.


    • Pupils who arrive after the end of the morning melody will be considered as latecomers. Latecomers are to report to the latecomers' box at the parade ground.  After the flag-raising ceremony, the latecomer is to obtain a late-coming slip from the General Office, which is to be submitted to the subject teacher for acknowledgement in the classroom.  The late-coming slip must be submitted to the Discipline Committee by the pupil when reporting for school service on the same day after school hours.  

    • Late-coming will be addressed as follows:

    • Late-coming Actions Taken Action By
      1st Occasion
      • warning 
      • school service
      Form Teacher / Discipline Committee
      2nd Occasion
      • warning 
      • school service
      Form Teacher / Discipline Committee
      3rd Occasion
      • warning 
      • school service 
      • inform parents
      Form Teacher / Discipline Committee
      4th Occasion
      • After curriculum detention till 5pm 
      • 2 demerit points 
      • referral to Level DM 
      • send letter to inform parents 
      • referral to Early Bird Club*
      Form Teacher Discipline Committee
      5th Occasion and above
      • After curriculum detention till 5pm 
      • Parents to fetch pupil at 5pm 
      • 2 demerit points 
      • referral to DM 
      • referral to Early Bird Club*
      Form Teacher 
      Discipline Committee 
      P/VP


    • Pupils are to report for school service at 2pm or 3pm. Pupils reporting later than 3.15pm will serve 2 hours of school service in the next school day.


    • Any pupil reporting to school later than 9.15am on Mondays or 8.15am from Tuesdays to Fridays will immediately serve an automatic after school detention till 5pm.


    • Pupils who have been late 4 or more times in a term are referred to the Early Bird Club.  Pupils in the Early Bird Club are to report to the school flag poles at 7.10am.


    • Pupils are not allowed to leave the school during school hours without permission.


    • Any pupil who is sick in school and wish to be dismissed early for medical aid may obtain permission to do so and he/she is to be accompanied by an adult member of the family for safety reason. Forms for this purpose shall be duly signed and be submitted to the General Office.

8. Movement and Order

    • Any pupil who leaves the classroom during curriculum time must obtain the Permission Tag issued by the Subject Teacher.  The permission tag is available from the class chairperson during Self-Supervised Relief Periods (SSRP).


    • Pupils are not to leave the classroom during change of periods until permission is granted by the teacher of the next lesson.


    • Pupils who are moving to another venue for lessons must queue up in twos and move as a class without distracting the learning in other classrooms.

9. Recess

    • Pupils remaining in the classrooms during recess must observe responsible behaviour and exercise self-discipline.


    • Food and drinks can only be consumed in the canteen.


    • Pupils are expected to queue up when buying food at the canteen stalls.


    • Pupils are not allowed to enter the stallholders' enclosures in the canteen.


    • Pupils are to return all utensils after eating to the respective recepticles provided in the canteen.

10. School Property

    • It is the duty of every student to handle the school property with care. Any form of vandalism or misuse is prohibited.

    • Vandalism is a serious offence.  Vandalism will be dealt with severely according to the consequences as stated in the major offences.

    • All pupils are responsible for

      • keeping their desks and chairs clean and neatly arranged in their respective classrooms.

      • maintaining the cleanliness of the canteen and school premises.

    • Pupils should take pride in using the washrooms properly and keeping them clean.

11. Use of School Premises

    1. Staff Room and Office


      • The Heads of Department Room and Staff Room are out of bounds to all pupils. Pupils are not allowed to enter these places unless accompanied by a teacher.


      • Pupils should make use of the intercom system if they need to see any teacher in the Staff Room. 


    2. Hall / Indoor Sports Hall (ISH)


      • Pupils are not allowed to use the Hall without the supervision of a teacher or permission obtained from the General Office.


    3. Library, Science Laboratories, Computer Laboratories, Technical Workshops and Special Rooms


      • Pupils should refer to the rules governing the use of library, laboratories, technical workshops and the special rooms. These rules must be observed by all pupils whenever they make use of these facilities.


    4. Pupils who are unwell


      • Pupils who are unwell must register at the General Office still while waiting for their parents to take them home.


      • The procedure for leaving school early must be followed before the child/ ward is released.

12. Use of Information & Communication Technology (ICT)

    • Portable communication devices such as handphones should not disrupt or distract teaching and learning during lessons.  Such items are to be switched off or turned to the silent mode and put out of sight during curriculum time.   If these items disturb the lesson, they must  be surrendered to the teacher for safekeeping.  The parents / guardians are required to claim these items in person.


    • Personal audio players, handphones and electronic items are not encouraged in school.  Pupils must take personal responsibility of their own electronic items.  Pupils are expected to exercise good judgement when using these electronic items in school.


    • All types of electronic game consoles (eg. Nintendo; Play Station Portable; DS Light) are not allowed in school.


    • Pupils are expected to exercise discretion and self discipline when using ICT.  All users are prohibited from accessing or attempting to access inappropriate material (text, graphics, photos, video or sound) harmful to students or staff.  Pupils who abuse the use of ICT will be referred to and dealt with by the Discipline Committee.  The categories of the abuse of ICT include:

      1. Committing offences using ICT devices (includes handphones, PDA, etc).

      2. Surfing restricted websites.

      3. Spamming / Introducing viruses or cyberworms.

      4. Illegal downloading/ sharing of information.

      5. Unauthorised use or  sharing of Userid / Passwords.

      6. Publishing undesirable remarks or contents on the Net, Blog, discussion forums, chatrooms, or any other websites.

      7. Any other ICT related offences.

13. School Attire

    • Pupils are to wear the prescribed school uniform. Any modification to the uniform is not allowed.


    • Pupils must be in their school attire when they are in the school premises, even on Saturdays, school holidays or any external functions where they represent the school.


    • At all times, pupils in uniform must wear their school badges on the left collar of the shirt / blouse and name tags on the pocket.


    • Other than CCA sessions, PE and IAP lessons, the school T-shirts and black shorts can only be worn before recess on days when pupils have PE lessons. Pupils are to wear their full school uniform after recess unless the lesson requires them to do otherwise. The school T-shirt must be worn neatly at all times.

14. Personal Appearance



     
    Girls Boys
    Hairstyle Neat and not fanciful. Shoulder-length and long hairstyles must be tied up with hairpins or hair ribbons. Fringe extending below the eyebrows must be neatly managed with a hairband. Only black or dark blue hair accessories are allowed. Tinted or dyed hair is not allowed.
    Neat and not fanciful. The fringe must be kept well above the eyebrows. Tinted or dyed hair is not allowed. 

    Boys are not allowed to keep beards, moustaches or long side burns.
    Attire Blouses must be properly tucked in and buttoned up at all times. The sleeves are not to be rolled up. Shirts must be properly tucked in and buttoned up at all times. The sleeves are not to be rolled up.
     Skirts must be of knee-lengthNo alteration (eg. tapering or shortening) to the pants is allowed. 
    Accessories No jewellery / accessories are allowed except for one pair of matching ear studs which is to be worn on each ear lobe and a wrist watch. Earrings are not allowed. No jewellery / accessories are allowed except for a wrist watch..
    Shoes Only track/ sports shoes or white canvas shoes are allowed. Only track/ sports shoes or white canvas shoes are allowed.
    Socks
    Only school socks are allowed. 
    Only school socks are allowed. 
    Personal Hygiene Fingernails must be kept short and clean. Nail varnish and facial cosmetics are not allowed. Fingernails must be kept short and clean.

15. Major Offences

    Disciplinary actions will be taken against pupils who commit major offences. When a pupil is to be disciplined, the school shall notify the parents / guardians of the pupils concerned. In all major offences, the offender will be caned (boys) or placed under detention (girls). The offender will be placed under the Student Reformative Programme for a period of time as stipulated by the Discipline Committee. The offender will be issued 6 demerit points. The offender will also be scheduled for counselling. The decision of the school concerning the consequences is final. Major offences include the following:

    1. Truancy
    2. Cheating in Tests or Examinations / Forgery
    3. Open Defiance
    4. Smoking / Possession of tobacco products
    5. Possession of Illegal / Prohibited Items
    6. Extortion / Intimidation / Threat
    7. Fighting / Assault / Use of Violence
    8. Gambling
    9. Vandalism / Wilful or Negligent Damage to School Property
    10. Gang Involvement / Gangsterism
    11. Theft / Shoptheft
    12. Outrage of Modesty
    13. Bullying (physical/ emotional/ verbal/ gesture and exclusion)
    14. Substance Abuse
    15. Abuse of ICT
    16. Involvement in Police Case