Following shall be the responsibility of each student of the school community, with regard to discipline and conduct
In the event of a disciplinary problem or violation of any of the above, the concerned teacher shall report the same to the student(s) Home Room Teacher. The student(s) shall be encouraged to reflect and shall be counseled by the Home Room Teacher, Level Coordinator or Academic Leadership team (Coordinators, Deputy Principal, Principal) or may be referred to external counselors, depending on the severity of the discipline issue and the age of the student. The consequences could be one or more of the following, depending on the severity of the offence
Any form of harassment, physical or mental, of a student shall be strictly prohibited. Bullying includes using abusive language, physical violence, teasing other students, sending threatening emails or social media messages on hand phones or computers, acts of coercion.
Students indulging in such behavior may be expelled, at the discretion of the Principal, depending on the severity of the offence after thorough investigation
Smoking and consumption of alcohol within and near the campus shall be strictly forbidden.
As per laws in Singapore, experimentation with any kind of drugs is illegal. Students who have been caught indulging or have been suspected of indulging in substance abuse shall be expelled from the school and handed over to the police after thorough investigation by the school.
Disruptive behavior in class/school shall be dealt with by putting the student on a Behaviour Contract. Students shall be counselled accordingly. NPS International School Version N1.0 29/10/2017 Page 3
Students shall not use mobile phones during lesson hours. A mobile phone cupboard shall be installed in the school premises for students to surrender their phones at the start of school day. They shall collect the mobile phones during school dismissal. Students found with mobile phones during school hours shall have their mobile phone confiscated by the Principal for a period of time to be determined by the Principal. The school shall not be liable for loss of mobile phones. Students who repeatedly disregard these rules may face more severe consequences, depending on the circumstances.
The following may be considered serious violations to the Students’ Responsibilities:
Consequences for the above may range from suspension to expulsion depending on the severity of the infraction
The following may be considered extreme violations to the Students’ Responsibilities:
Consequences for the above may lead to immediate dismissal from the school In both the above cases, parents shall be notified, an investigation shall be undertaken and records shall be kept by the school. The decision on the consequences to be levied is at the sole discretion of the Principal/Head of School
All the above policies shall be contained in the Student Handbook that is distributed annually to parents.
All other leave shall be considered Unauthorised.