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School Rules & Regulations

Prohibited Items

  1. Pupils should not bring to school things that are unnecessary for school.

  2. Pupils must not bring anything that is prohibited by Singapore Law.

  3. Pupils must not bring things that may cause bodily harm to someone e.g. knives, pellet guns, etc

  4. Pupils must not bring things that are banned by the school e.g. trading cards, computer games, handphones, CD players, iPods, MP3 players, etc.

Desirable Behaviour in School

  1. Pupils must behave appropriately in school at all times with due respect, concern and consideration shown to all in the school.

  2. Pupils must demonstrate, through their daily behaviour, their understanding and internalisation of the school’s five Core Values – Integrity, Responsibility, Respect, Perseverance and Care.

  3. Pupils must abide by the school’s code of conduct.

  4. Pupils must not lie.

  5. Pupils must not cheat.

  6. Pupils must not use vulgar language. 

  7. Pupils must not vandalise school properties.

  8. Pupils must not forge their parents’ signatures.

  9. Pupils must not taunt, fight, bully or extort.

  10. Pupils must not be rude or defiant.

  11. Pupils must not be disruptive, e.g., talking out of turn, interrupting others, displaying unruly behaviour, etc.

Desirable Behaviour Outside School

  1. Outside the school, pupils should rememberto project the good name of the school by behaving properly and observing traffic rules. They should also be courteous and considerate to the public when they are on the buses, on the MRT trains and in public places.

  2. Pupils in school attire must not loiter at shopping malls, MRT stations or void decks and cause disturbances in public.



  1. Pupils should be in school uniform at all times,except on special occasions when other clothes are permitted.

  2. Pupils must wear the prescribed school uniform. Modification to the prescribed uniform is not allowed.

  3. Pupils should not have make-up on their faces. Pupils’ nails should be kept short and clean. Nail polish or accessories are not permitted.

  4. Pupils’ hair colour should be of a natural tone. Highlighting, tinting and streaking are not permitted. Hair accessories should be black and simple. All boys are required to keep the face and chin clean-shaven at all times so as to keep a neat and tidy appearance. Girls who keep long hair or hair below the collar must have it plaited or tied neatly. Fringes must not touch the eyebrows.

  5. Pupils are not permitted to wear jewellery or accessories on their body. However, girls with pierced earlobes may wear simple ear studs or small ring earrings. Pupils with religious ornaments should keep them in their pockets or keep them hidden inside the clothing.

  6. Pupils should not put on spectacles that are tinted or have fanciful frames.Pupils should not use coloured contact lenses to alter their natural eye colour.

  7. Pupils should not put on any headgear with the school attire. A cap or hat may be worn for excursions or other school outings.

  8. Pupils may put on plain sweaters or windbreakers when the weather is cold. These must not be worn around the waist.

  9. Pupils will put on black socks. Black ankle socks are not permitted.

  10. Pupils who come to school during the holidays or after school must be in full school uniform including shoes. This is for identification purposes so as to ensure better security for our pupils. 

  11. 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.



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Position of Name Tag on School Uniform
Name tags must be sewn 1cm above the school badge

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Discipline

The school aims to assist pupils to attain a high standard of self-discipline as expected of them. Every pupil is a representative of Yew Tee Primary School and as such should abide by the accepted rules of conduct that are clearly and specifically described in the Pupil Diary. Every pupil is expected to have the right attitude towards learning and be well-behaved.

Pupils of Yew Tee Primary School are expected to know and apply the seven principles of Discipline that will help them to achieve a high standard of personal discipline. These principles are:

  1. Regular Attendance –Pupils are expected to attend school regularly and to attend all classes.

  2. Punctuality – Pupils are expected to be on time for school and classes.

  3. Work Habits – Pupils are expected to have the necessary class materials, to complete classwork and homework accurately and on time and to prepare for quizzes, tests and examinations.

  4. Respect for self and others – Pupils are expected to be honest, behave with dignity and treat others with respect and courtesy. Pupils should not harass others verbally and physically. Pupils are expected to know that any irresponsible act has consequences not only for themselves but also to others.

  5. Respect for authority – Pupils are expected to comply and obey all school rules. Pupils are expected to know that there are consequences when rules are broken. Pupils are expected to respond in a respectful manner to all adults while under the jurisdiction of the school, and when participating in external activities.

  6. Respect for property –Pupils are expected to treat all property belonging to the school and to others with care and respect.

  7. Freedom from fear – Pupils are expected to contribute to a safe environment free from fear. Pupils are to refrain from bringing to school anything that may compromise the safety of others. Acts of violence are never acceptable and not tolerated by the school.
A pupil who demonstrates good behaviour and a high standard of personal discipline may receive relevant commendations and awards. 

However, if a pupil fails to comply with the school rules and does not demonstrate good behaviour and a high standard of discipline, he or she will be given warning letters and corrective action will be meted out according to the severity of the offence. ( refer to minor, serious and very serious offences )

Consequences
For every offence committed by the pupils,the school will conduct an investigation. 
One or more of the following actions will be taken as deemed fit by the school:
- Warning
- Self Reflection
- Counselling
- Parent-Teacher Conference
- Parent-Principal Conference
- Suspension
- Detention after School
- Zero mark for the assessment / test / examination paper
- Corrective Work Order
- Confiscation of Items
- Compensation of Items Damaged
- Caning
- Expulsion
- Report to Police / relevant authorities

Suspension for pupils will be meted out under the following circumstances:
1. When the safety and well-being of the teachers and pupils are threatened.
2. When the school’s reputation is tarnished.

Note: The schoolreserves the right to consult the police on very serious offences.

“Fashion Checks” are spot checks conducted regularly to ensure pupils comply with the school’s rules on attire and grooming. Pupils will be issued with a warning letter if they repeatedly fail to comply with the school rules on this matter. Pupils may be asked to perform corrective work order if they continue to break the school rules even after repeated warning.

Meritorious Actions
Commended by state authority for acts of bravery, public-spiritedness.
Provide information on rule breakers and acts of vandalism.
Provide yeoman service at school functions.
Provide yeoman service at national or community events.
Participate in Academic/CCA Competitions(external competitions).
Win prize/award in Academic/CCA Competition (external competitions).
Winners in school-based / level-based competitions
Head Prefect / Vice Head Prefect / EXCO Members of the Prefectorial Board 
for the whole year.
A Prefect / Sports Leader / NICE Leader / Aesthetics Leader / Class Monitor / 
CCA Leader for the whole year

Minor Offences
Latecoming
Skipping classes
Disruptive behaviour
Improper attire and grooming
Littering
Non-submission of homework / assignments / projects (3rd time onwards)
Other misconduct

Serious Offences
Leaving the school without permission
Truancy
Open defiance and rudeness
Using vulgar language
Possesion of undesirable items

Very Serious Offences
Cheating in tests and examinations
Forgery
Assault
Gangsterism (extortion, intimidation, threatening and bullying)
Smoking / Gambling
Arson
Theft and shoplifting
Vandalism
Other theft/damage related offences



Code of Conduct

The following rules and regulations serve as useful guidelines to help every pupil to live up to the expectations of the school.

1. Beginning of lesson
Step 1 Monitor asks class to stand to attention and to bow
Step 2 Greet teacher (Good morning/afternoon, Teacher/Mr../Mrs.../Miss...)
Step 3 Teacher returns greeting and invites pupils to sit
Step 4 Pupils listen attentively to lesson

2. End of lesson
Step 1 Monitor asks class to stand to attention
Step 2 Class to thank teacher (Thank you, Teacher/Mr../Mrs.../Miss...)
Step 3 Class to wait for teacher to leave before sitting

3. Entering a classroom during lesson
Step 1 Knock on the door and wait to be acknowledged
Step 2 Greet Teacher
Step 3 Return to seat or make a request (Excuse me, Teacher, may I...? Thank you, Teacher.)

4. Leaving the classroom / hall (for urgent reasons only)
Step 1 Raise hand
Step 2 Ask permission to leave (Please, Teacher, may I leave the classroom/
hall for...?)
Step 3 Leave classroom / hall with Teacher’s permission and pass

5. Asking questions/giving answers in class
Step 1 Raise hand
Step 2 Wait for teacher’s response
Step 3 Ask question or give answer

6. Meeting teacher or visitor around the school
Step 1 Nod with a smile
Step 2 Greet teacher / visitor (Good morning / afternoon, Teacher / Sir / Madam.)
Step 3 Step to one side to allow teacher or visitor to pass first

7. Walking along the corridor/around the school as a class
Step 1 Assemble in pairs outside classroom
Step 2 Monitor to lead (one monitor in front and one at the back)
Step 3 Walk in twos as a class, walk quietly and briskly, keep to the left side of 
the corridor

8. In the canteen
Step 1 Queue up in front of the food stall 
Step 2 Sit at tables allocated to the class
Step 3 Return receptacles (cup, bowl and plate) and cutlery 
(fork, spoon, chopsticks) to the collection points
Step 4 Throw litter (snacks wrapper, plastic bag, satay stick, chicken bone, etc) 
into the garbage bin

9. Listening to announcements
Step 1 Stand at ease with hands behind your back or sit upright
Step 2 Listen attentively
Step 3 Do not talk

10. As an audience
Step 1 Do not talk when someone is speaking or when watching a performance
Step 2 Applaud politely. Do not jeer, whistle or make catcalls.
Step 3 Participate responsively when required to do so