Rules and Regulations 2020
In enforcing the school rules and regulations, the school aims to teach students the school values of Responsibility, Respect and Resilience. We hope to teach students how to uphold standards of behaviour that are acceptable in school and society. Overall, the rules and regulations are designed to create a safe and secure environment for all students to learn and for staff to carry out their duties.
- Students are to participate in the flag raising and lowering ceremonies with dignity and respect.
- Students who are Singapore citizens must sing the National Anthem and take the Pledge. Students must recite the Pledge with the right fist placed over the heart.
- Students are to uphold the reputation of the school and nation. There must not be any defamation (in any form) of the school, staff, fellow students or any of the nation’s leaders.
- Students are to wear the prescribed school uniform and modification to the uniform is not allowed.
- Shirts and blouses must be buttoned up properly and tucked in.
- Tattered, torn, outgrown, stained and faded uniforms must be replaced.
- Only plain white school shoes and the Xinmin socks are to be worn.
- Only the Xinmin Jacket, which is part of the school uniform, can be worn.
- Xinmin PE T-shirts and shorts are to be worn for PE lessons. Students are not to wear PE attire on days they do not have PE.
- Class T-shirts are only for graduating classes (4E, 4N, 4T & 5N) and must be approved by the School Leaders. Their design and use must be authorised by the school leaders.
- Students may report to school in half uniform on days when they have PE (Half uniform is defined as PE top and uniform bottom).
- Students are not to wear jewellery, necklaces, bracelets, ornaments or makeup. Religious items must not be worn/displayed visibly.
- Fingernails are to be short and unpainted.
- Ear sticks and ear rings or studs are not allowed on boys.
- Girls may wear one ear stud per earlobe. The ear stud must not be more than 5mm in diameter. Ear rings are not allowed.
- Piercing of any other part of the body is not allowed.
- Tattoos on any part of the body are not allowed.
- Highlighting or dyeing of hair is not allowed.
- Hair extensions are not allowed.
- Wearing of caps/hats to school is not allowed unless special permission is given.
- Coloured contact lenses are not allowed.
- Male students must be neat in appearance, clean-shaven and no facial hair is allowed.
- Only girls are allowed to wear hair accessories such as hair bands and clips, which are to be black, dark brown or dark blue.
- Students are to be respectful to school staff.
- Students are to treat each other with respect (e.g. no vulgar, sexual or crude language, no bullying, threatening, intimidating, impersonation or causing annoyance or hurt to anyone by any means).
- Students are not to be intimate with one another (e.g. no hugging, holding of hands, kissing, writing of intimate correspondence, sitting in close proximity etc.).
- Students are not to abet the commission of offences by others.
- Students are to be good ambassadors of the school at all times.
- Students must be standing with their class in the assigned venue punctually and participate in the Flag Raising Ceremony.
- Absence from school or any school activity must be substantiated by a valid medical certificate (MC) or documented valid reason (other than MCs, reasons for absence are only deemed valid upon acceptance by, and at the discretion of the school).
- Students must submit their MCs/documents within 3 working days upon their return to school.
- Permission to leave school before official holidays, or official dismissal may be granted in special cases. For such cases, parents or legal guardians must write in to the Year Head and Form Teachers at least 2 weeks beforehand.
- Students must demonstrate a sense of civic mindedness – e.g. queue up, return utensils in the canteen, keep the school clean, return lost and found items.
- Students must keep their classrooms clean, neat and tidy at all times.
- All food and drinks, with the exception of plain water, are to be consumed in the canteen.
- Students must use school facilities and equipment with proper authorisation and take care of them.
- Students must not waste electricity or water.
- Students must not vandalise.
- Students must report to the school authorities if they have damaged school equipment or property.
- Students must take care of their own personal belongings and rent a locker if they wish to store personal items and valuables in school.
- Students are to observe the appropriate decorum during school events such as assemblies, celebrations, sports day.
- Students who need to leave a lesson for valid reasons (e.g. going to the toilet, feeling unwell, official duties) must seek the permission of the teacher present.
- Students are to diligently perform all duties assigned to them.
- During time-tabled and CCA time, all mobile electronic devices (e.g. mobile phones, iPods, iPads, Tablets or Laptops etc.) usage is restricted and can only be used under direct teacher supervision.
- Usage of mobile electronic devices outside of time-tabled time may be restricted by school staff if it interferes with school programmes or activities.
- In all lesson venues, mobile electronic devices must be in airplane mode or switched off and be kept either in student’s bags or pockets.
- Students must uphold the law and report those who break the law.
- All students are not allowed to have in their possession any weapon. They are also not allowed to bring any weapon-like item which is used or intended to be used to cause harm to others.
- Students must not engage in gambling or betting.
- Students are to follow the security procedures of the school and report misdeeds or suspicious behaviour.
- Students are to report and surrender all lost and found items to the General Office so that the owners may claim them.
- Students are to attend school, classes, CCAs and other school activities regularly and punctually.
- Students are to be attentive, cooperative and diligent (e.g. there must be no sleeping in class, disruptive behaviour or tardiness).
- Students are to complete and hand in all assignments punctually.
- Students must strive to produce quality work in and out of the classroom.
Demerit Point System
- Demerit points will be awarded by the Discipline Committee for any offence committed
- Demerit points awarded will be commensurate with the severity, frequency or manner in which the offence was committed
- Every student will have their demerit points reset at the end of the semester
- Boys who accumulate 20 or more demerit points may be caned
- Girls who accumulate 20 or more demerit points may be given CWO hours or suspended from school
- Graduating students who accumulate 20 or more demerit points for the academic year will also not receive a Testimonial from the school
- Graduating students who accumulate more than 3 demerit points in the academic year will have their Leadership points (L.E.A.P.S) reduced
- Students conduct grades are dependent on the demerit points accumulated
0 + recommendation by FT
16-30 + 1 serious offence
- Pirated or unlicensed materials
- Electronic entertainment and gaming devices
- Poker or ‘mah-jong’ cards or tiles
- Tarot Cards and other Occult items
- Pornographic materials (inclusive of electronic media)
- Weapons/Weapon-like items
- Sparklers and Pyrotechnics
- Tobacco products and alcohol
- Contraband or duty unpaid items
- All items that the school management may deem inappropriate for students
- All items prohibited under Singapore Law
- Mobile phones
- Laptop computers
- Other similar items