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The Code of Conduct for Students


The code of conduct is a set of behaviour norms that is expected of all students of Northland Secondary School. They are intended to inculcate values, instil self-discipline and provide a conducive environment for teaching and learning.

(I) RESPECT FOR NATION 

All students must stand at attention during flag-raising and pledge-taking. Students who are Singapore citizens must sing the National Anthem and take the Pledge with the right fist placed across the heart.

(II) RESPECT FOR SCHOOL 

  • All students must stand at attention and sing the School Song when the School Flag is raised. 
  • All students must wear the prescribed School Uniform and are not allowed to modify it in any way. 
  • All students must take care of school property as they are shared resources that belong to the entire school community. [Any student found causing damage to school property will face severe consequences and would have to make good the damage through compensation and/or service.]

(III) RESPECT FOR MEMBERS OF THE SCHOOL COMMUNITY

  • All students must behave in a way that respects the rights and, physical and emotional safety of others. 
  • Behaviour that is violent, intimidating, hurtful or bullying in nature is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.
  • Discrimination against another person because of disability, impairment, physical features, gender, family or financial status, racial origin, age, sexuality or religious belief will not be condoned. 
  • Students should behave in a way that respects the property of others and should not be found taking the property of others without permission.

(IV) RESPECT FOR SELF – PERSONAL GROOMING

All students are expected to uphold high standards of personal grooming and hygiene by adhering to the following:

FACE 
  • Face is to be free of any form of make-up.
  • Boys must be clean-shaven.  The sporting of sideburns, moustaches and beards is not allowed.
  • Contact lenses are to be transparent (without colour).
  • Eyebrows are to be free of shaping/drawing.

ORNAMENTS 
  • [For girls] Use only dark-coloured, single-tone hair bands and hair clips 
  • No form of jewellery is to be worn. 
  • Religious necklaces/pendants are to be kept from view (to be hidden inside the blouse/shirt or kept in the pocket) 
  • [For girls] The use of a pair of small and simple ear-studs is allowed.
  • All other forms of body piercing is not allowed.

FINGERNAILS 
  • Nails are to be kept short, clean and clear (without colour or any forms of varnish).

HAIRSTYLE 
  • [For boys] Hair styles are to be kept neat and simple. 
  • [For boys] Hair must be kept short and combed neatly. The back of the hair must be sloped.
  • [For boys] Must ensure that their hair does not touch the eyebrows, collars and ears. 
  • [For girls] Long hair is to be neatly tied up, pinned up or plaited. Fringe must not touch eyebrows.
  • Hair is to be in its natural colour. Dyeing/tinting /highlighting of hair is not allowed.

ACCEPTABLE EYEWEAR
  • As a rule of thumb, spectacles worn by students must make them look smart and not become the outstanding feature of their face. Thus, spectacles worn by students must not be outlandish in colour, design or size. Spectacles worn must adhere to the following specifications: 
  • The frames must be thin. 
  • The frames must be plain black or dark in colour. Metallic frames must notbe shiny.
  • The frames must not be outlandish in design.
  • The lenses must not be coloured or tinted.

(V) RESPONSIBLE BEHAVIOUR - ATTENDANCE & PUNCTUALITY

  • Students must assemble at the parade square  or any other designated area by 
  • 0725 HRS (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)
  • 0825 HRS (Wednesday)
  • Students are expected to inform their Form Teacher if they are unable to attend school and must produce a medical certificate on the immediate school day after the day of absence. Failing which, the student would be deemed to be ‘Absent Without Valid Reason’. This would also apply to all school activities conducted outside of normal curriculum time.
  • All students are expected to maintain at least a 90% attendance rate for school. [Students who do not meet the criteria may be barred from examinations and not be considered for promotion to the next level of study.] 

(VI) RESPONSIBLE BEHAVIOUR - IN AND AROUND SCHOOL

READINESS FOR SCHOOL
All students must have the following items in order to be deemed ready for school:
  • A school bag that is big enough to contain an A4 sized-file
  • This book (The Student Handbook)
  • A copy of the class timetable
  • Writing material and/or any other learning material required for the day

CLASSROOM
  • Students must closely follow the class rules and expectations set by the form teacher and subject teachers.
  • Students must remain in class during changeover of periods and are only allowed to leave the class with permission and a movement pass granted by the subject teacher concerned.
  • Students must not remain in class during recess.
  • Students must always be attentive and not be found sleeping in class during lessons.
  • Students must follow the instructions of the class chairperson or prefects in the absence of a teacher.

MOVEMENT
  • Students must move in a brisk, quiet and orderly manner and be led by the chairperson or subject representative when moving around the school during school hours.
  • Students must make use of designated pedestrian crossings. 
  • Cyclists must alight at the school gate and push their bicycle to the bicycle rack for their own safety.

ASSEMBLY
  • Students are to assemble at designated assembly areas punctually and in an orderly manner.

CANTEEN
  • Students must consume food and drinks only in the canteen. Only plain water may be consumed in class and other areas of the school.
  • Students must return used crockery and utensils to the receptacles provided.

SCHOOL CLEANLINESS
  • Students must keep classrooms, school premises and public areas clean at all times and refrain from littering.

(VII) RESPONSIBLE BEHAVIOUR – OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL

  • Students must not loiter at void decks, shopping malls and other public places in their school uniform.
  • Students must be well behaved and socially responsible inside and outside of school.
  • Students are expected to show respect to all members of the public.

(VIII) RESPONSIBLE BEHAVIOUR – USE OF ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Mobile phones and other electronic devices are to be used only in the canteen during recess and outside of formal curriculum time. [Students who display, access or use mobile phones during lessons will have them confiscated]