Discipline & Rules
The National Anthem and Pledge
Rationale: To foster and demonstrate a sense of pride and loyalty to Singapore
1 Students who are Singaporean citizens must sing the National Anthem and take the Pledge. Students will take the Pledge with the right fist placed over the heart.
2 The daily Flag-raising Ceremony in the morning is to be taken seriously by the school community in order that students will learn to give the due respect to the Nation’s Flag and Anthem.
Attendance & Punctuality
Rationale: To cultivate personal responsibility and accountability
1 Attendance is compulsory at
- The daily Flag-raising Ceremony
- Lecturers, tutorials, Physical Education(PE) lessons, and field/laboratory work
- College functions e.g. Sports Day, Cross Country, College Day etc
2 Absence From College
- A Medical Certificate (MC) must be produced to cover a student’s absence from college due to illness. An MC must also be produced if a student is unable to wear normal footwear due to injury to the foot or for any other medical reasons.
- A letter from the parents must be forwarded to the Civics Tutor(CT) to cover the period of absence due to other valid reasons. The number of letters should not cover more than 2 days per term.
- Only the Subject Tutor concerned can approve the absence from lectures and tutorials.
- Attendance at an in-house suspension session is compulsory for students with disciplinary issues. In-house suspension takes precedence over all other activities unless special permission has been sought from the Discipline Master. Absence from an in-house suspension may lead to suspension from college.
3 Participation in Co-curricular Activities
- Participation in Co-curricular Activities(CCA) is Compulsory.
- Students are not allowed to represent or compete for an external organization or team without the prior permission of the principal.
- A student who is absent from College in the morning is not allowed to participate in CCA later in the day without prior approval from the College.
- All students must arrive by 7.40am at the venue of the Flag-raising Ceremony for attendance-taking on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. On Thursdays, students must arrive at the Flag-raising Ceremony venue by 8.25am. Students arriving after 7.40am and 8.25am respectively will be considered late.
- Students that are late must approach the Discipline Committee members or security guards to get their attendance marked.
5 Leaving College Premises
- A student may leave the College premises only after 1pm provided there are no more lessons for him/her for the day.
- A student seeking permission to leave the College before 1 pm is required to fill in the Student Leave Form obtainable from the General Office.
Wearing of the College Uniform
Rationale: To uphold a sense of pride for the College and forge a sense of belonging to the College community
1 Students are to wear the prescribed SAJC uniform and modifications to the uniform are not allowed. The SAJC uniform is to be worn with pride at all times in college as well as outside of college. The College uniform consists of:
- White blouse/shirt that must be tucked in at all times.
- Navy blue skirt for female students of which the hemline should be NO higher than 5cm from the middle of the knee cap as well as the back of the knee. The skirt must NOT be rolled up to create a shorter length, and must be worn at the student’s waist and not at the hips.
- Navy blue pants for male students must fit properly and must not be excessively tight or baggy. The waistband of the pants must be worn at the student’s waist and not at the hips.
- Only sports shoes or school shoes with plain design are allowed. No wearing of sandals, slipper and other types of footwear is permitted, unless supported by a valid MC. Socks must be worn.
- The tie-knot of the SAJC tie is to be worn at the top button.
(The College skirt/trousers, blouse/shirt, tie, and PE attire are to e purchased from the Popular Book Store in the College or from any supplier approved by the College.)
2 Students representing the college at official functions should be in the formal College uniform which consists of:
- White long-sleeved blouse/shirt
- White skirt/trousers
- SAJC tie
- College Blazer(Available from the Student Council)
- Black court shoes for female students/ black socks and black formal shoes for male students.
3 A shirt/blouse and pants/skirt that is excessively large or small is unacceptable. Students who come to college in uniform that is excessively large or small will be required to change to another of an appropriate size.
4 The college’s official PE T-shirt/House T-shirt may be worn at morning assembly only for classes which have PE as their first-period lesson. Students should change out of their PE attire during their first break period.
5 During weekends and College vacations, students may only wear full College uniform or half uniform. The wearing of slippers/sandals is NOT permitted.
6 Only black, dark blue or dark brown belts with a small, simple buckle are allowed for male students.
7 Design of class, Orientation Group or other non-CCA t-shirts (or other apparel such as jackets) must be approved by the Discipline Master before sending them for print.
Appearance & Grooming
Rationale: To nurture self-respect and cultivate good grooming habits
1 Students must maintain a general appearance of neatness and project a positive image at all times.
2 Outlandish and unkempt hairstyles, as well as tinted hair are NOT allowed.
3 Students are not allowed to wear jewellery or accessories to College. No bracelets, necklaces, chains, friendship bands, wristbands, nose studs or any form of personal accessories are to be worn with the College uniform.
- Face is to be clean-shaven at all times and no facial hair is allowed.
- Length of hair(at back of head)should be not more than 3cm below the base of ear-lobes.
- No long fringe.
- No earrings or ear studs.
- Sideburns should not go beyond the small cartridge at the centre of ear.
- Only black, white, dark brown or blue hair accessories may be worn. No head scarf or bandana is allowed. Students with long hair are to have their hair tied up neatly.
- Only ONE pair of small, plain and simple ear studs, ear-rings or ear-sticks may be worn.
- Underclothes should NOT be visible. Female students should wear only white or beige-coloured undergarments.
4 Eyewear: Students are not permitted to use tinted lenses(contact lenses or glasses) without a doctor’s prescription.
Rationale: To cultivate self-discipline and social responsibility
1 General. The conduct of every student must be exemplary and socially acceptable to others at all times.
2 Library. Silence must be observed in the Media Resource Library, and all library regulations must be strictly observed. Personal CD-ROMs, audio CDs and DVDs/VCDs are not permitted for use in the library computers. Students must be in full uniform or half uniform in the library.
3 Science Laboratories. Laboratory safety regulations are to be strictly adhered to at all times.
4 College Cafeteria & Popular Café. Students must return/dispose of all crockery, cutlery, bottles and disposable wares to their proper place after use. Students must clear up all food remnants on table after they finish their meal. Food and drinks should be consumed only within the cafeteria, the Popular Café or the Café @ foyer. Students are expected to dispose of recycleable items into the special bins provided.
5 Mobile Phones. Mobile Phones should be kept out of sight during curriculum hours. The use of mobile phones, including sending SMS or using of any applications of the mobile phone is prohibited during curriculum hours. Violation of the above rules will lead to confiscation of the mobile phone.
6 Use of Computers. The College takes a serious view of the misuse of computers. Students may use the College computers for academic purposes only. The following practices are strictly prohibited:
- Lending of borrowing of another person’s account or password.
- Breaking/hacking into someone else’s account/password.
- Unauthorized use of an account or machine.
- Using computers for illegal or criminal purposes, or commercial activities.
- Sending pornographic or obscene materials, or materials which have abusive language or racist overtones.
- Sending unsolicited e-mail, chain-letters or spam.
- Creating and spreading viruses.
- Violating the Copyright law.
- Installing and using illegal software.
- Copying, modifying and tampering with software and hardware.
- Unauthorised use of computers for the purpose of chatting, playing games, listening to songs, watching DVDs/VCDs etc.
Students are strongly advised to adopt the following online etiquette:
- Treat everyone online with respect. Use respectable language when communicating with each other.
- Protect your identity online. Do not give out private information(e.g. address, handphone numbers, usernames and passwords) about yourself to any stranger.
- Be careful of what you post online. Always remember that whatever you post online is not private and can be viewed by the whole netizen community. Online content cannot be deleted permanently as some people may have copied it or downloaded your content without your knowledge. Review your posts before publishing them online.
- Practise discernment and do what is right. Be careful with the websites and links you visit. The content on some websites may be questionable and contain undesirable materials. In your interaction with others on social media, be wise and discerning to avoid any situations where there may be negative impacts with adverse consequences.
The college reserves the right to amend the rules and recommend an appropriate course of action as it deems necessary.
COLLEGE DISCIPLINARY SYSTEM
1 All students are required to uphold a high level of self-discipline at all times. The College Discipline System is designed to encourage the growth of self-discipline in students and to foster a conducive environment for learning and teaching. A student found not adhering to the College Rules and Code of Conduct is liable for corrective actions.
2 Minor Offences
The following categories of offences are considered minor offences:
- Improper Attire and Grooming
- Using Vulgar/coarse language
- Not doing assignments
- Using handphones during curriculum hours or in the Media Resource Library
3 Serious Offences
A student who commits a serious offence is liable for suspension, expulsion or any corrective action as decided by the principal. A student who commits a serious offence also receives a Fair conduct grade which will disqualify him/her from ALL Awards including the Edusave Merit Bursary/Good Progress Award and the Eagles (Achievement) Award. The following are serious offences:
- Persistent late-coming
- Leaving College premises before the end of school session without the college’s approval
- Truancy- Absence from College without a valid reason including skipping classes
- Open defiance and/or rudeness
- Disruptive behaviour which includes an act or conduct that interferes the smooth running of class or College events
- Vandalism and/or damage to College properties
- Defacement of official documents, notices and library books
- Cheating during tests/examinations including plagiarism in College projects and assignments, and tampering with marks
- Forgery which includes forging signatures, medical certificates, etc with the intention to deceive
- Smoking and Substance Abuse which includes use/possession/distribution/sale of cigarettes/alcohol/drugs and inhalants
- Pornography which includes consumption/possession/distribution/sale of pornographic materials
- Assault and gangsterism
- Misconduct related to misuse or abuse of IT equipment and on the internet
- Misuse and/or abuse of College facilities/equipment
- Ragging and performing any act which causes, or is likely to cause any physical, psychological or physiological harm of apprehension or shame or embarrassment to a student. This includes (a) teasing or abusing of, playing a practical joke on, or causing hurt to any student; (b) asking any student to perform any act, which he/she would not, in the ordinary course, be willing to do.
- Compromising Safety e.g. opening the gate for unauthorized personnel to leave or enter the College premise.
- Possession of any weapon. This includes weapon-like item which is used or intended to be used to cause harm to others.