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School Rules & Exam Matters

Assembly/ Pledge Taking

  • 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.


  • All students must be punctual for school and all school functions. Students must report to school by 7.30 a.m. on school days. 
  • Students must not leave class without the Teacher’s Permission Tag.
  • Students are not allowed to go out of the school premises at any time during school hours.
  • Students who are not feeling well must report to their teachers. Teachers will inform the parent(s)/ authorised guardian concerned if the student needs to be sent home. Only the student’s parent(s)/ authorised guardian is/ are allowed to fetch the student from school. At no time is any student allowed to go home on his/ her own even when a verbal permission has been given by the parent(s)/ guardian.


  • All students must wear the prescribed school uniform. Any form of modifications to the uniform is not allowed.
  • All students must be in full uniform when they are in school or when attending any of the activities organised by the school.
  • All students must put on the specially designed ‘KEMING’ socks (available from the school bookshop) or a pair of plain white socks of normal length.
  • Name tags are compulsory on the following attire: pinafores for the girls, shirts for the boys and PE T-shirts.
  • For PE lessons and game practices, students must be in full PE attire. Students can wear their PE attire for the entire school day.
  • All students must keep their nails clean and short.
  • Girls with short hair must keep their hair neat.
  • Girls with long hair which touches the collar of their blouse must plait or tie up their hair neatly. Only plain black/ blue ribbons or black/ blue hair clips are allowed. Fanciful ornaments are not allowed on the hair.
  • Boys’ hairstyles should be one that is short, neat and appropriate.
  • Boys are not allowed to keep facial hair and students with facial hair will be required to be clean-shaven.
  • Dyeing and streaking of hair is not allowed.
  • Students are not allowed to wear any form of jewellery.
  • Students are not allowed to wear track shoes.
  • Girls may wear plain gold/ silver round stud earrings. Multiple earrings are not allowed.
  • Boys are not allowed to pierce their ears or wear ear studs/ earrings.
  • Spectacles (if worn) should be plain and non-tinted.

General Conduct

  • All students must uphold the core values of the school.
  • All students must greet the teachers and visitors when they see them.
  • All students must be orderly and self-disciplined at all times.
  • All students must be well-mannered, courteous, honest and respectful at all times.
  • All students must co-operate with teachers and prefects at all times.
  • All students/classes must move about in the school in a quiet and orderly manner.
  • All students must not litter or vandalise school property.

Classroom Conduct

  • All students must stand up and greet the teacher when he/she enters or leaves the class.
  • All students must leave the classroom during recess, except for those performing recess duties.
  • All fans and lights must be switched off when leaving the classroom.
  • All students must seek permission from the teacher and obtain a Teacher’s Permission Tag before leaving the class during lessons.


  • All students must queue up in orderly manner when buying food.
  • All food and drinks must be consumed within the school canteen.
  • Used crockery must be returned to the respective stalls.
  • All students must finish their food/drinks before the recess ends.
  • All students must help to maintain the cleanliness of the school canteen.
  • All students are to assemble at the Parade Square immediately after recess before proceeding to their classrooms.

Items not to be brought to school

  • Students should not bring electronic games, cards, toys to school.
  • No mobile phones or any electronic devices (e.g. PDA) are allowed in the school.
  • All students are not allowed to have any weapon in their possession. They are also not allowed to bring any weapon-like item which is used or intended to be used to cause harm to others.




1. Reporting time for school is as usual during examination period. No extra time will be given to latecomers.
2. All students must be seated at their assigned desks at least 10 minutes before the start of the examination.
3. All students must be properly attired in full uniform during the examination.
4. Orderliness and silence must be observed throughout the entire examination. Students who are guilty of improper conduct or misbehaviour during the examination may be expelled from the examination room.
5. All bags, files, books, etc are to be placed outside the examination room as instructed by the invigilators.
6. During the examination, students are to have only stationery in their possession.
o For MTL Paper 1 (Composition) only, SEAB-approved Dictionary and e-Dictionary can be brought into the examination room.
o For P5 & P6 Maths Paper 2 only, MOE-approved calculator can be brought into the examination room.
7. No student is to leave the examination room before the end of each paper.
8. All students must clear the litter around/ underneath their desks after each paper.
9. Other examination rules briefed during school assembly must be strictly adhered to.

A student who is caught cheating during any test/examination will be given zero mark for that paper and a “Poor” conduct grade. 

Examples of cheating may include:

1. attempts to obtain unfair assistance or is found to have behaved dishonestly
2. copies from another student or allows his/ her answer to be copied by another student
3. is found to be in possession of any communication equipment such as palm-top, non-approved e-dictionary or handphone.


  1. There would be no re-sitting of examination papers for students who were absent with or without a valid Medical Certificate.
  2. For students with a valid Medical Certificate, a ‘VR’ will be reflected in the result slip for that subject.
  3. Students who do not have a valid Medical Certificate would be given zero mark for that subject.
  4. The school will ensure that students who are hospitalised or are suffering from any infectious disease (e.g. chickenpox) be fairly assessed.


  1. Continual Assessment (CA) is the means by which teachers assess a student’s performance in a subject. This may be in the form of a bite-sized assessment task, a topical test or a written exam paper.
  2. Semestral Assessment (SA) refers to the Mid-Year Examination (SA1) and End-of-Year Examination (SA2) held at the end of each semester.

Please refer to Student Handbook for details.