School Rules


1. ATTENDANCE


1.1 Prayer-time 

a. All Catholic students are to be engaged in prayer and the rest of the students are to stop all work / activity and demonstrate respect and observe silence at morning assembly, recess and at dismissal. 

1.2 Flag-Raising Ceremony 

a. Attendance at flag-raising ceremony is compulsory for all students. A student who is late for the flag-raising ceremony will be considered late for school. 

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

c. Non-Singaporeans are to stand still and observe silence.

1.3 Punctuality 

a. Students are to assemble in the School Hall by 7.25 am for the flag raising ceremony which starts at 7.30 am. 

b. The school takes a serious view on late-coming and students who are late for morning assembly will report for ASE (BSM) - After School Engagement for self-management. 

• A student must serve her ASE on the given date highlighted on the letter. Only those with medical reasons or valid reasons will be excused from the ASE on the given date. A new date would be given for her to complete her ASE. 
• Students who do not turn up for their ASE with valid reasons, will be dealt with the Year Head and AYH Discipline. 
• If student is unwell to attend ASE, medical certificate has to be submitted to teacher-incharge of ASE (BSM) on the next school day. 
• Student has to submit medical certificate to teacher-in-charge of ASE (BSM) on the next school day, if she is absent on the day of ASE (BSM). c. Students with more than nine days of late-coming will be unable to attain a conduct grade of GOOD or better

1.4 Attendance 

a. Attendance is compulsory for all school days, functions and activities. Students who are absent must present medical certificates or letters of excuse from parents / guardians on the next school day. 

b. Students are not allowed to leave the school premises during official school hours without permission from the school. For medical / dental appointments or other valid reasons, a parent or guardian above the age of 21 must sign for the student’s early dismissal. 

c. For medical / dental appointments during formal curriculum time, student must inform FT / CFT one week prior to the appointment date.


2. ATTIRE AND GROOMING


2.1 Uniform 


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


b. Students must be properly attired in full school uniform when they are in school and for all school functions and activities, unless otherwise stated. 


c. The proper school uniform should consist of the following at all times : 

• pinafore of length reaching the knee-cap 

• school badge and name tag sewn on the pinafore 

• white short sleeve blouse (sleeves are not to be folded) 

• belt fastened snugly at the waist 

• clean white shoes and Theresian socks 


d. Students who are medically excused from wearing school white shoes, can only wear track shoes that are blue, black and white in colour. Luminous and neon coloured track shoes are not allowed to be worn. 


e. No elaborate shoe design and high-cut style sports shoes are allowed. 


f. Slippers or sandals in school premises are not allowed, unless there is a valid medical reason supported by a written note from a doctor.


2.2 PE Attire 

a. Students are to wear their PE/House T-shirt or orientation T-shirt and STC shorts for PE lessons. No other type of school T-shirts or sports shoes are allowed (e.g. class/CCA T-shirts). 

b. On days that students are having PE, they are allowed to wear their pinafore over their PE shirt. 

c. Students are allowed to wear their sports shoes during PE lessons but (must change back into white school shoes) immediately after their lesson. 

d. (HFL attire on Friday) - Students do not need to wear their IJ Blue on Fridays unless informed by their teachers. Students are to wear their (PE) or (House T-shirt) and (STC shorts) only. No other type of school T-shirts or sports shorts are allowed (e.g. class/CCA/orientation T-shirts). They are allowed to wear sports shoes with their HFL attire.

2.3 Hair 

a. Shoulder length or long hair should be tied neatly. The fringe should be neat and should not touch the eyebrows. (Hair covering the white blouse collar is considered long and should be tied up.) 
b. Hair should not be dyed, highlighted or extended. 
c. Only small plain black or navy blue hair accessories are allowed. 

2.4 Cosmetics & Make-up 

a. No cosmetics e.g. powder, lipstick / lip gloss, eyeliner, mascara, etc are to be used. 
b. No tattoos (including henna) are allowed. 
c. Eyebrows should not be drawn. 
d. Eyelash extensions are not allowed.

2.5 Nails 

a. Nails (both fingers and toes) should be kept short, clean and unpainted or unvarnished.

2.6 Jewellery and Accessories 

a. Only one pair of plain, simple, identical ear studs or black ear-sticks on the lower earlobes can be worn. 

b. No jewellery or accessories of any other kind e.g. nose rings / studs, tongue studs, bracelets, bangles, chains, rings, hand bands, ankle bands, etc. are allowed. 

c. No coloured contact lenses are allowed

3. BEHAVIOUR


 Students should exercise self-discipline and show consideration for others at all times to promote an environment conducive to effective teaching and learning.

a. Students must conduct themselves appropriately at all times. (Please refer to Theresian Code of Conduct.)

A Theresian:
 • does not steal
 • does not fight
 • does not vandalise
 • does not gamble
 • does not smoke
 • does not use disrespectful language
 • does not act unbecomingly in public

b. Mobile phones and other electronic mobile devices must be switched off during lessons and can only be used after school dismissal, unless otherwise instructed by teachers in the classroom.

 c. Use of earphones is not allowed on school premises. Students must be responsible for any valuables they carry.

d. No objectionable materials (print or non-print form) must be brought to school.

e. 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.

f. Students must be punctual for and be attentive during lessons.

g. Students must respect all staff members and schoolmates. 

h. Students must obtain an exit pass from the teacher in class to leave the classroom.

i. Students must not remain in the classrooms during recess. Food and drinks are to be consumed in the canteen only.

j. Students must keep the school clean.

k. While in school uniform, students must not loiter or gather in public areas before or after school hours. Public areas include HDB void decks and shopping malls.

 l. Students must not display behaviour that will tarnish the image of the school, such as creating a scene or misbehaviour in public.

m. The school reserves the right to ask the student to leave the school premises for inappropriate behaviour/appearance.


4. DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES


 Any student who violates the school rules and regulations is liable to face disciplinary action. Consequences meted out will commensurate with the severity of the offence.

A student may face suspension or expulsion under any of these conditions:

a. when the offender is recalcitrant and / or
b. when the safety and security of students and staff are jeopardised