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School Rules & Regulations

The Proverbs 22:6 Child

Train up a child in the way she should go,
And when she is old she will not depart from it.

 Discipline Philosophy

CHIJ Kellock believes that a safe and orderly environment, marked by a culture of graciousness, respect and love for self, peers and teachers , is necessary for learning to take place. Every child has the right to a safe school environment and an environment that is conducive to learning. Therefore, it is the responsibility of every pupil to contribute to the building of a caring and loving learning environment through self management and the modeling of school values in everyday life in and out of school.

 Discipline Approach

CHIJ Kellock’s approach to discipline is student-centric, cultivating in and teaching every child:

·         An awareness of her personal traits and her emotions: I AM (self awareness)

·         An understanding of her responses and choices to situations: I CAN (self-management)

·         An awareness and understanding of others’ emotions and perspectives: I CARE (social awareness)

·         How best to express herself in socially acceptable ways to build healthy relationships and manage conflicts: I           WILL (social management)

 When a child misbehaves, the process of discipline starts with helping her to be aware of her emotions and her actions, the effect her actions and behaviour have on others, followed by intervention measures and support structures for her re-entry. The intervention measures are guided by the Kellock Rules and Regulations while the support structures help the child move forward with empathy and with new learning.

 Intervention measures, depending on the severity of the actions, can be facilitative in nature or punitive. Support structures range from mandatory counseling, to reflective practices, reinforcing the iterative discipline process of “I AM, I CAN, I CARE AND I WILL”.  

School Attire and Appearance


The IJ School Uniform

Every student must come to school in full school uniform, with the school badge and badge of office, if any.
• Badges should be worn in this order, on the left yoke of the tunic:

                    Badge of Office
                    School Badge

• The white school blouse should be buttoned at all times, especially the collar button.
• The sleeves of the white school blouse should not be folded.
• The length of the blue tunic will be judged from the region just above the knee to mid-knee.
• The tunic should be worn in the proper manner – without excessive folds at the belt line.
• The school belt should be fastened at the waist.
• The complete school uniform must be worn at all times when students report to school, during school examinations, when attending school functions, when representing school at external functions, school holiday events, for CCAs or enrichment classes, unless otherwise specified.

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

Shoes and socks

• All-white canvas shoes with white shoe laces are to be worn
• Track shoes are only to be worn on medical grounds and an official letter from the doctor must be given to the school.
• Students are only allowed to wear sports shoes during physical activities such as Sports CCA, tournaments or NAPFA. The main colour of the sports shoes must be white and the shoe laces must be white. Sports shoes that are fully coloured must not be worn as part of the school uniform. Only simple coloured logos or trimmings are allowed.
• Socks must be plain white and worn covering the ankles. Alternatively, custom-made school socks should be worn.

PE Attire

• Students are only allowed to be in their PE attire (CHIJ Kellock PE T-shirt and PE shorts) during their PE lesson. After PE lesson, they have to put on their pinafore.

School Jacket

• Students should only wear school jackets, dark blue or black jackets when needed.

Hair and Accessories

• Hair should be kept neat, tidy and simply styled. Hairstyles with ‘tails’ or dyed-hair are strictly forbidden.
• Shoulder-length hair must be tied up.
• Hair accessories must be black.

Finger Nails

• Fingernails should be kept short and clean.
• No nail polish or nail strengthener should be applied to fingernails.


• Only one pair of small, simple gem stones or small gold or silver loops / ear studs may be worn, one on each ear lobe. No fanciful earrings of shapes such as butterfly or flowers are allowed.
• Only one religious item is allowed to be used and it must be concealed.
• Other ornamental accessories like friendship bands, bracelets, bangles etc are not permitted

School Rules :  Conduct

Punctuality and Attendance 

• All students must assemble in the hall for the flag-raising / pledge-taking ceremony at 7.30 a.m. sharp. 
• Students are considered late if they are not standing with their classes at the flag-raising ceremony. On rainy days, students are considered late if they arrive after 7.45 a.m. 
• No one is allowed to remain in class during the morning assembly or during the recess assembly.
• Students who are absent from school must be accompanied by a Medical Certificate or a letter of excuse from the parent/ guardian for every occasion. Any student who is absent for 2 consecutive days must have her parent / guardian inform her form teacher.

Respect for National Anthem/School Song
• 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.
• The school song is sung on Tuesdays.

• After arrival in the school, no student should leave school for any reason without permission. 
• Students attending extra lessons/CCA cannot leave the school for lunch or other reasons without informing the teacher concerned. Students who need to leave the school early should seek the permission of their form teachers, Vice-Principal or Principal. Early departures must be recorded in the Early Departure Book in the general office.

In and out of class…
• Students will observe silence when moving from place to place in the school, when classes are in session and during assemblies.
• Students will only leave the classroom when permission is given by the teacher.
• Students will keep the school litter-free.

In the canteen...
• Students must queue up when buying food or drinks at the canteen.
• Food is to be consumed only in the canteen.
• Plates, bowls, cups and cutlery used in the canteen must be returned to their respective collection bins.

At the Assembly Area…
• Students who arrive in the morning are to assemble in the hall immediately.
• Students are expected to do silent reading before morning assembly and silence is observed as a sign of consideration for all who are reading. 
• After recess, students are expected to move to the designated assembly area in an orderly manner.

Outside School Premises…
• Students are discouraged from loitering at shopping malls, void decks and playgrounds in their school uniform after school hours.
• Students must be at their best behaviour at all times in public places.
• Students are to queue in an orderly manner when boarding the school buses/ public buses/ MRT trains before and after dismissal.

Relating to Each Other

•Students are expected to treat each other with respect and care with the knowledge that the school is a place for learning and building friendships. Students are therefore, not allowed to conduct any transactions within the school (online or otherwise) with any student, unless approval from the school is granted. 
•Cyber-bullying: Students are not allowed to put hurtful / slanderous /
defamatory / derogatory remarks that can cause damage to the school’s and/or students’ reputation on the internet. Students are also not allowed to use or distribute images, pictures and sound recordings of the school, staff and students on the internet without permission.

School Rules: Personal Belongings

Possession of Weapons
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. Examples of such weapons include pen knife, razor blade or swords.

Electronic Devices
Students are not allowed to bring portable audio-visual (AV) equipment (e.g. MP3, DVD, CD players etc) or mobile technology such as mini iPad, iPad or electronic game sets and any other items which are disruptive and capable of distracting themselves or others. Exceptions will be made for e-books or electronic devices that are used as part of the learning process. (e.g. kindle or electronic dictionaries)
All students are responsible for the safety of their mobile phones and they must adhere to the following conditions:
The use of the mobile phone is only allowed at the school canteen after curriculum time.
The use of the mobile phone is only for communication. Apart from the approved usage as stated, devices should be kept out of sight and switched off at all times. 
Students found abusing the use of the mobile phones or breaking the rule will have them confiscated. When this occurs, the mobile phone will only be returned to the parent/guardian.
Possession of electronic devices, capable of storing and/or transmitting information, during assessments (tests or examinations) will be considered as an attempt and intent to cheat. This situation will be dealt with as a serious offence and the student/s involved may face other disciplinary actions accordingly. 

Devices are brought to school at the student’s risk. The safekeeping of the device is the sole responsibility of the owner. The school will not bear any responsibility for the loss of these devices. 

Disciplinary Measures
The following offences committed by a student carry with them consequences to be borne by the student. These include:




Leaving school grounds without permission






Cheating in tests and examinations


Disruptive behaviour


Forgery E.g. altering school document such as report book, 
forging parent’s signature


Open defiance and rudeness


Obscene language


Abuse of technology 
10 Bullying (including cyber-bullying) / Extortion


Bad behaviour in school uniform in public places for e.g. shopping centres, bus-stops, etc










Possession of weapons




Substance abuse










Unauthorised entry into restricted areas in the school

Serious offences constitute the involvement of police in the investigation.

The school adopts a student-centric approach to discipline and the approach that the school takes in handling a discipline case can be seen as follows: 

I AM (Self Awareness)
When a student commits an offence, it is important that she reflects on her own actions, deriving at an awareness of her personal traits and emotions. 

The student could reflect on her actions based on the following questions: 
What happened?
What was I thinking at that time?
Who do I think have been affected by what I have done?
What exactly am I sorry for?

I CAN (Self Management)
Upon reflecting further, it is important that pupil develop an understanding of her responses and choices to the situations and devise steps she can do to make amendments. Questions for reflection include:
What do I need to do to make things right?
How can I make sure that this does not happen again?

I CARE (Social Awareness)
It is important that the pupil develop an understanding of the emotions of others and take on the perspective of others.  Questions for reflection include:
How has my action affected others?
In what way was the victim affected?

I WILL (Social Management)
At this stage, the pupil will come to a realization that she needs to express herself in socially acceptable ways to build healthy relationships and manage conflicts. She will then express the actions that she need to take to show her desire to turn over a new leaf.  Some I WILL statements include:
I will resolve to treat my friends with respect.
I will learn to work with others and I will surface issues to my teacher and not insist on my own ways.

Consequences of Offences Committed

Level 1: Deterrents
Letter of warning
Confiscation of item/s
Loss of use or lose of privilege for a period of time
E.g. inappropriate attire, late-coming, possessing electronic items that are not allowed or littering

Level 2: Other Deterrents
Detention class
Deducting of marks for examination due to cheating
Lower conduct grade by one band
E.g. cheating during examination, bullying, misconduct

Level 3: Close monitoring
Home involvement
Referral to external agencies
Mandatory counseling
E.g. smoking, recalcitrant child who continues to commit serious offences

Level 4: Suspension
Exclusion from school functions / events
Suspension from school
E.g. serious bullying

Level 5: Expulsion from school 

The consequences meted out for the offences will correspond to the severity of the offences committed, on a case by case basis.