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Rules and Regulations

All Andersonians are individuals capable of accepting responsibilities towards themselves, their peers and teachers. Andersonians take pride in themselves and the school by:

  1. respecting themselves, their elders as well as their peers
  2. being gracious
  3. being always punctual
  4. being diligent
  5. being always neat and proper in their appearance
  6. avoiding unlawful activities
  7. respecting school property

A General Order And Security

1. Classrooms and Special Rooms

Andersonians are to obtain the teachers’ permission before leaving the classroom.

2. Corridors and Staircases

Andersonians are to move quietly, briskly and in an orderly manner.

3. Canteen and Library Café
Andersonians must:

  • queue for food and drinks
  • eat and drink in the canteen and library café only.
  • buy food and drinks only during recess and outside formal curriculum time.
  • return all used crockery to the bins provided by the canteen vendors.

4. Attendance

  • Andersonians are to obtain permission from the office prior to leaving the school premises during formal curriculum time.
  • Absence from school shall only be permitted when a medical certificate or parent’s letter stating special reasons (other than medical) supports it. However, the school reserves the right to ask students to stay back for constructive work after school dismissal.

5. Flag-raising/Pledge-taking

  • All Andersonians are to be neatly assembled at the flag-raising area by 0735hrs (except Wednesday) and by 0815hrs (Wednesday) for the flag-raising ceremony.
  • Andersonians who are Singapore citizens must sing the National Anthem and take the Pledge with the right fist placed over the heart.
  • All Andersonians are to wear the school tie and sing the School Song every Monday.
  • All Andersonians are to pay full attention and are not supposed to carry anything in their hands.

6. Security/Unlawful Activities

  • Andersonians are to report injuries and unlawful activities to the office immediately.
  • Strangers in the school (i.e. those not wearing valid passes) must be reported to the office immediately.
  • School bags and valuables, if any, are to be taken along to the special rooms for lessons. During PE and CCA sessions, wallets and any other valuables are to be left with the teacher-in-charge for safe-keeping.
  • The use of mini portable sound systems, mobile phones and other communicative devices in the school is prohibited during curriculum time (inclusive of remedial classes, additional lessons and enrichment activities), tests/examinations, CCAs and school functions. These items will be confiscated when they are seen or heard during the times described above. If students are caught in possession of mobile phones and other communicative devices during tests/examinations, regardless whether the mobile phones and other communicative devices are switched on or off, they will be deemed as having committed a dishonest act and will be subject to the appropriate consequences (refer to section D). All students are advised to keep these items in their lockers when not using them.
  • Smoking, betting, gambling, playing with cards (of any sort) or taking part in any unauthorized collection of money is strictly prohibited.
  • No Andersonian is allowed to trespass into classrooms that belong to other classes. Andersonians are to report trespassers immediately. Trespassers will be severely dealt with.

B Appearance

1.1 School Uniform

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

  • Girls
    • Kelly blue tunic. White blouse with pointed shirt collar and short sleeves.
    • Tunic must be knee length. Otherwise it may be confiscated.
    • Belts must be properly worn at the waist (i.e. not loosely) at all times, together with the uniform.
    • Girls are to wear the school tie every Monday and at formal school functions.
  • Boys
    • White shorts for Lower Sec/long pants for Upper Sec with side pockets or hind pockets only and white shirt with short sleeves. No bell bottoms are allowed. The shorts/long pants must be worn properly (i.e. not loosely) at the waist at all times.
    • The long pants must not be tapered or baggy. Otherwise it may be confiscated.
    • White shorts/long pants that do not meet the school’s specifications will be confiscated.
    • No belts are to be worn and no combs, handkerchiefs or wallets are to be seen sticking out from the hind pockets.
    • Boys are to wear the school tie every Monday and at formal school functions.
    • Boys are to tuck in their shirts at all times.
  • School badges must be worn 2 cm above the breast-pocket for boys and on the tunic for girls. Andersonians without badges are to buy one immediately.
  • Nametags must be worn at all times directly below the school badge. Andersonians without nametags or whose nametags are damaged are to order one immediately and obtain an official receipt from the bookshop as proof. In the meantime, they have to wear a temporary nametag.
  • No sleeves are to be rolled up.

1.2 Attire on casual Fridays/Saturdays/during school vacation

  • Andersonians are allowed to wear school uniform or half school-uniform when they come to school. The school T-shirt instead of the blouse/shirt worn with the tunic or trousers constitutes half-uniform.
  • Class T-shirts are allowed on casual Fridays only and must satisfy the school’s specifications. The school/class T-shirt must be tucked in (for boys) and worn under the tunic (for girls) at all times.

1.3 Attire during examinations

All students are expected to be attired in full school uniform during examinations.

1.4 PE Attire

  • Proper PE attire must be worn for PE. By the end of recess, all students are to change back into their school uniforms. Andersonians who do not do so risk causing their classes to lose the privilege related to casual Friday.
  • Proper PE attire/sports gear or CCA attire must be worn for sports/games or CCA respectively.
  • The school/CCA T-shirt or sports vest must be tucked in at all times if it is worn as part of half-school uniform.

1.5 Shoes and socks

  • Slippers are not allowed at all times. Sandals with straps are to be worn ONLY in cases of feet injury.
  • White canvas shoes and plain white socks must be worn. White ankle socks are allowed and must be worn at least 1 inch above the shoe opening.

2. Grooming (Spectacles, Hairstyles, Facial hair, Nails, Jewellery, Accessories)

  • Andersonians in uniform/half-school uniform should not have outlandish spectacle frames/tinted spectacles. Coloured contact lenses are not allowed.
  • Girls must wear their hair neatly at all times. Dangling hair is not allowed and must be clipped with black/navy blue clips. Long hair for girls must be tied back with black/navy blue ribbons in a ponytail.
  • Boys must keep short hair. Perming is not allowed. Boys’ hair must be above the collar, sloped at the back and be above the eyebrows. Sideburns must be above the middle part of the ears. Boys must be clean-shaven at all times. Moustache, beard and facial hair are not allowed.
  • Neither boys nor girls are permitted to tint or highlight their hair.
  • Outlandish hairstyles, including spiky hairstyles, are not allowed.
  • Nails must be kept short and free from nail polish. No make-up, such as lipstick, is allowed.
  • Andersonians are not allowed to wear jewellery such as bangles/chains/rings or other ornaments such as ear sticks/retainer sticks on the ear lobes. However, only girls are allowed to wear one pair of gold/silver small stud-earrings on their ear-lobes. The stud-earrings should be plain, simple and identical, with one on each lobe.
  • Ear/nose/tongue studs and other piercings on the body must not be worn.
  • Accessories in any form must not be worn.

3. School Property

  • Students are to treat all school property with respect and refrain from any form of vandalism.
  • School premises, including classrooms and toilets, must be kept clean and tidy at all times.

C Students Leaving School During School Hours

  • If a student is not well and can go home by himself/herself, his/her parent/guardian will be informed by the form teacher/office staff. A parent or relative taking a student home before school dismissal must produce his/her identity card and sign out before the student is released. The names of such students must be recorded in the book/file provided for this purpose in the office.
  • Students must obtain permission to leave the school premises from the Principal, Vice Principal or Head of Department/Level Coordinator.
  • For official leave, students must produce a letter from the parent/guardian, addressed to the Principal, before confirming their travel arrangements. Approval is given on a case-by-case basis.

D List Of Major Offences

The following list shows the four categories of major offences. Major offences are punishable by canning (for boys) and detention classes (for girls). Recalcitrants may be suspended from class/school and may eventually be expelled from school.

1. Attendance

  • leaving school grounds without permission
  • skipping lessons
  • truancy
  • wilful absenteeism
  • other related offences

2. Misconduct

  • cheating (If a student commits a dishonest act during a test/examination, he/she will get zero marks for the test/examination as well ).
  • forgery
  • open defiance/rudeness to school personnel
  • use of vulgarities
  • bullying (verbal and non-verbal forms)
  • other serious misconduct

3. Theft/Damage of Property*

  • arson/fire mischief
  • theft/shop theft (formerly known as shoplifting)
  • vandalism
  • other related offences

4. Other Serious Offences*

  • abuse of technology (including cyberbullying)
  • assault/fighting
  • gangsterism/intimidation
  • pornography
  • possession of weapons
  • smoking/possession of tobacco products
  • substance/drug abuse
  • trespassing
  • other serious offences

* may involve the police; if the police does not take further action, the school will proceed to treat the case as a major offence that tarnishes the reputation of the school

E Course of Action Framework (Late for School)

The following framework guides the school’s actions pertaining to latecoming for school.

No. of ti mes* late for school
Action To Be Taken
Remarks 1
(related to actions taken)
Remarks 2
(general ; late on Weds and after 0800 hrs)
1 st
  • FT/CFT to sms parent to inform him/her of the child’s coming late
  • FT/CFT to counsel the child
  • * No. of times is cumulative for one semester only and will be refreshed the next semester
  • If child is late on Weds before 0850 hrs, the child serves a 1-hr DC after school, even though it may be the child’s 1st time being late
  • If child is late after 0800 hrs (except Weds) or after 0850 hrs (Weds), it is also counted and GO receptionist will call parents to inform / alert OM / OM updates all relevant personnel via email on the same day
  • DC is meted out even though it may be child’s 1st time late
  • DC is two-tiered as follows (except Weds) :
    §0800-1000 hrs :2 hr DC after school
    §After 1000 hrs : 4 hrs dc
  • DC is two-tiered as follows (Weds) :
    Ø0850-1050 hrs :2 hr DC after school
    ØAfter 1050 hrs : 4 hrs dc
  • If child has a valid reason for being late, parent must call FT/CFT on the same day to inform ;
  • For all DC, child fills in a reflection form that includes devising a plan to ensure punctuality ; form to be filed in the same file as Warning Letter in GO
  • DC is held every day after school dismissal
2 nd
  • FT/CFT to sms parent to inform him/her of the child coming late
  • FT/CFT to counsel the child
  • 1hr DC after school
3 rd
  • FT/CFT to call parents and inform them that a warning letter will be issued should the child arrive late the next time within the semester
  • 1hr DC after school
  • FT/CFT to work with parents to ensure child is able to reach school punctually and to put in place routines at home to make this happen
4 th
  • 1st Warning Letter issued to student by FT/CFT. Letter is prepared by FT/CFT and signed by the corresponding Discom level IC
  • FT/CFT to call the parents to check if the letter has been received
  • School’s copy of the Warning Letter to be filed in GO
  • 1hr DC after school
  • FT/CFT to work with parents to ensure child is able to reach school punctually and to put in place routines at home to make this happen
5 th
  • 2nd Warning Letter issued to student by FT/CFT. Letter is prepared by FT/CFT and signed by the corresponding Discom level IC.
  • Discom level IC to call the parents to check if the letter has been received and work with them to devise a plan of action to ensure child is punctual for school
  • School’s copy of the Warning Letter to be filed in GO
  • 1hr DC after school
6 th
  • Case is referred to VP2 to call parents
  • Case is treated as 1st time repeat recalcitrant (1st RR)
  • 3hrs DC after school
7 th
  • Case is treated as 2nd time repeat recalcitrant (2nd RR)
  • Discom level IC to invite parents to school for a meeting with VP2
  • Case is entered into School Offence Module
  • 3hrs DC after school
8 th
  • Case is treated as 3rd time repeat recalcitrant (3rd RR).
  • 1 day suspension from class from 0800 hrs to 1700 hrs
  • Discom level IC to inform parents and to discuss why current agreed measures are still not working and what else needs to be done to address the root of the problem
9 th
  • Case is referred to P.
  • 3rdand final warning letter issued to student by FT/CFT. Letter is prepared by FT/CFT and signed by DM.
  • Discom level IC to call the parents to check if the letter has been received and invite parents for a meeting with P
  • School’s copy of the Warning Letter to be filed in GO
  • Letter mentions the no. of times child is late for the semester under FT’s remarks in the child’s results slip

F List of Common Offences

The following list shows the minor offences that are commonly dealt with by the school. These will invite immediate action by the school personnel concerned.

(a) Late for school
(A student who is absent from flag-raising ceremony will be considered late for school. Students who are not well are also required to attend flag-raising. They will however report at a designated area at the school porch.)

(b) Late for class

(c) Personal Grooming
(Areas inspected include attire, hair, accessories and body piercing.)

(d) Use of Electronic Devices* During Curriculum Time/School Functions/CCAs/Tests and Examinations (* These include hand-held gaming devices. These devices will be confiscated when they are seen or heard during the times described above.)

(e) Consumption Of Food Outside The Canteen

(f) Talking at flag-raising

(g) Talking/Sleeping at EFL or School Functionsa