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School Rules

SCHOOL REGULATIONS

1. Respect for Our Nation and Our School

Students who are Singapore Citizens must sing the National Anthem and take the Pledge. Students must take the Pledge with the right fist placed over the heart.

Students who are not Singapore Citizens must remain silent and stand at attention whenever the National Anthem is sung and the Pledge is recited. All students must sing the School Song.

2. School Uniform

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

    For boys: Turquoise Polo T-shirt with dark blue khaki shorts.

    For girls: Turquoise Polo T-shirt with dark blue school short and skirt.

During PE lesson, the skirt is to be removed.It is compulsory for all boys and girls to wear their name tags on theirPolo T-shirts.

Students are to come to school in their full uniform. Only approved CCAattire can be worn during CCAs.

3. Student’s Appearance

Male students must be neat in appearance, clean-shaven and no facial hair is allowed.

Hairstyles:

No hair dyeing or highlighting is permitted. No fanciful or outlandish hairstyle is allowed.

Boys’ hairstyles should be short and neat. Hair should not be covering the eyebrows and the collar at the back.

Girls are encouraged to keep their hair short.

  • Long hair should be plaited or tied up neatly.
  • Fringe should not fall below the eyebrows.
  • Only black, dark blue ribbons, hair bands or clips are allowed.

Fingernails:

Fingernails must be cut short.

MY SCHOOL UNIFORM

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Shoes / Socks:

All black canvas shoes and plain white socks. Socks’ length must be above the ankle. Ankle socks are not allowed.

Accessories:

  • Only girls are allowed to wear ear studs. Only one pair of small, round (gold, silver or blue) ear studs is allowed with one stud to be worn on each ear.
  • No other jewellery like chains, bracelets and rings is to be worn.
  • No outlandishly designed / coloured spectacles frames are to be worn

4. Electronic Equipment and Others

  • Students carry mobile devices to school at their own risk. The school will not be held responsible for the loss or theft of mobile phones.
  • Students’ mobile phones must be switched off and must not be used at anytime within the school compound during school hours.
  • The phone in the General Office is for emergency use only. Students can use the public phone in the canteen for general matters.
  • Students are not allowed to bring expensive items to school, e.g. expensive jewellery, watches, MP3 players and branded goods.

5. Absence from School

  • School attendance is compulsory. Students who are absent from school must produce a valid medical certificate issued by a registered medical practitioner or a letter of excuse from parents concerned.
  • Absence from school examination must be covered by a medical certificate issued by a registered medical practitioner. Failing which, no marks will be awarded for the examination concerned.

6. Visitors to School

  • The school’s main gates will be closed during school hours for safety and security reasons.
  • There is a CCTV system installed in the school and security guards are deployed at the gates.
  • All visitors to the school are required to register and obtain a visitor pass from the Guard Post. Parents / Guardians must report directly to the General Office. They are not allowed to wait outside or enter any classroom without permission from the General Office.
  • Parents / Guardians are to make appointment with the child’s / ward’s teacher if they wish to discuss matters with the teacher concerned.

  • The teacher can only see parents / guardians during his / her free periods or outside curriculum time in the General Office.

7. Permission to Leave School Early

  • Students are not allowed to leave the school without being accompanied by a parent/guardian during school hours.
  • If the student is sick or needs to be taken home before dismissal, the parent/guardian is required to report to the General Office and record their particulars in the Early Dismissal Book when signing out their child to leave the school.

8. Permission to Leave the Classroom

  • Permission from the teacher must be obtained when a student needs to leave the classroom.
  • The teacher will issue a Toilet/Errand Pass. The pass must be prominently displayed whenever the student leaves the classroom.

9. Communication Link

  • The diary serves as a two-way link between the parent / guardian and the child’s / ward’s teacher.
  • Refer to the School Diary regularly for important messages from the teacher. Use it to communicate with the teacher.
  • The school will send out Notice to Parents from time to time to keep the parents/guardians informed of school programmes and events.
  • Document the travel plan of your child / ward during long weekends and school holidays in the School Diary.

The Balestierian Conduct

A Balestierian will...

1. Behaviour in Class

a. Be attentive.

b. Complete all classwork and homework carefully and neatly.

c. Hand in classwork and homework on time.

d. Move around in the classroom only when necessary.

e. Leave the classroom only with the teacher’s permission.

f. Keep the classroom tidy and clean.

g. Not stay in the classroom during recess (without the teacher’s permission).

2. Behaviour in the Canteen

a. Wash the hands before eating.

b. Keep the floor clean and dry.

c. Queue up for the food in an orderly manner.

d. Consume all food and drinks in the canteen.

e. Place all used utensils in the receptacles provided by the vendors.

f. Clear up all food spills and unwanted food from the tables.

g. Keep the canteen tables and benches clean.

h. Throw litter into the rubbish bins.

i. Recycle all used plastic bottles and cans. Place them into the correct recycling bins.

j. Render help when necessary.

k. Not run and play in the canteen.

3. Have Good Toilet Habits

a. Flush the toilet after use.

b. Throw litter into the rubbish bin.

c. Wash the hands after using the toilet.

d. Keep the sinks and toilet bowls clean.

e. Keep the floor clean and dry.

f. Inform teachers of any leakage or damage in school.

4. Take Care of the Library

a. Place the bags and books outside the library.

b. Maintain silence in the library.

c. Return the books to their proper places.

d. Ensure that the books borrowed have been scanned and have the due dates stamped on them.

e. Take good care of the books.

f. Report to the Librarian if any page(s) is/are missing, torn or defaced.

g. Return the library books on time.

h. Report the loss of any library book.

i. Not consume food and drinks in the library.

5. Take Care of School Property and Facilities

a. Keep the school clean and green.

b. Pick up any litter.

c. Handle all school property carefully.

d. Save water and electricity.

e. Switch off the lights and fans when not in use.

f. Be in the special rooms only when accompanied by a teacher.

g. Be civic-minded. If witness a student doing things detrimental to the school, bring it to the attention of any teacher.

6. Habits of Good Learning

a. Be hardworking and self-disciplined.

b. Take pride in his/her work and check his/her work thoroughly.

c. Do all the assignments given and submit them punctually.

d. Always revise all the lessons that have been taught.

e. Plan a personal time-table and fix the hours of study and play.

f. Always ask the teacher when in doubt.

Observe Road Safety

1. Always cross the road at the zebra crossing in front of the school safely and quickly.

2. Always use the overhead bridge or the signalised pedestrian crossing at the main road.

3. Cross at the signalised pedestrian crossing only when the ‘green man’ is on. Do not start to cross when counter reads ten or less. Do not run and always watch out for vehicles.

4. Watch out for moving vehicles and raise your hand when crossing the zebra crossing along the access road to the school.

5. Practise the kerb drill (look right, look left, look right again before crossing).

6. Always walk along the footpath and walk in a single file.

Observe Bus Safety and Graciousness

1. Be considerate to other commuters.

2. Always queue up when boarding the bus.

3. Do not board or alight from a moving bus.

4. Avoid standing on the steps of a bus.

5. Do not lean out or put your head and hands out of the window when travelling in a bus.

6. Do not play or run in the bus or at the bus-stop.

7. When alighting from a bus, look out for pedestrians and cyclists.