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A Punggolite’s Responsibility 
All Punggolites are ambassadors of the school who play pivotal roles in upholding the tradition of excellence in all areas of their school life. 

1. School Attire an Appearance 
Carry the PPS identity with pride. Enhance the good name of PPS pupils by striving to be well-groomed and well-regarded.  Whether in or out of school premises, wear the school uniform with pride. 

1.1 Pupils are to wear the prescribed school uniform and modification to the uniform is not allowed. 
1.2 Pupils are expected to keep their appearance neat and tidy.
        a. Male pupils must be neat in appearance and clean-shaven. No facial hair is allowed.
                i Hair must be short and neat.  Hair must not be dyed or highlighted.
                ii. Earrings or ear studs are not allowed.
                iii Nails must be kept short and clean.

         b. Female pupils must be neat in appearance.
                i. Hair must be combed back from the face and neatly pinned, plaited or tied.
        ii. Hair must not be dyed or highlighted.
        iii. Only blue or black hair accessories are allowed.
                iv. Multiple earrings are not allowed.  Only one small ear stud is allowed on each ear. 
                v. Nails must be kept short and clean without nail polish.

1.3 Name tags should be above the school crest.
1.4 The school shirt/blouse should be zipped and tucked in at all times.
1.5 The school shorts/skorts should not be shorter than 4 fingers from the knee.
1.6 School shoes should be clean and white and worn with plain white socks covering the ankles.


2. Behaviour
We must show respect to our country, others and self.

2.1 Pupils who are Singapore citizens must sing the National Anthem and take the Pledge with the right fist placed over the heart. 
2.2 Observe all the commands for assembly without fidgeting. Everyone must stand at attention as a mark of respect. 
2.3 Upholding the dignity of the flag-raising ceremony is mandatory for everyone. 
2.4 Pupils must not take any item belonging to others without first obtaining their permission.  
2.5 Pupils are responsible for their personal belongings.
2.6 Pupils are not allowed to bring card games or toys to school.
2.7 Pupils 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. 
2.8 Pupils must not use vulgarities.
2.9 Pupils must submit all homework and assignments on time.
2.10 Pupils are not allowed to remain in the classroom during assembly/recess unless supervised by a teacher.

Guidelines
a. In action, conduct yourself in courteous and socially acceptable ways.
b. In thought, be humble and consider others before yourself. 
c. In speech, speak clearly, properly and respectfully. 
d. In work, be diligent in all you do and take pride in performance. 


3. Attendance and Punctuality
Primary school education is compulsory for all pupils. For all pupils to benefit fully from the rich educational programmes offered, each pupil’s attendance and punctuality in school is essential. 

School Hours: 7.30 a.m. – 1.30 p.m. 

3.1 Pupils must be punctual for all school activities.  Pupils must assemble for the flag-raising ceremony by 7.30 a.m. Pupils who arrive at 
        school after 7.30 a.m. will be considered late for school and will face disciplinary actions. Late-coming will be officially recorded and the 
        conduct grade will be reviewed.  This may affect the pupil’s eligibility for MOE Edusave Awards and Scholarships.
3.2 School side and back gates will be closed at 7.30 a.m. Pupils will use the front gate after 7.30 a.m. 
3.3 Pupils must bring EL storybooks from Monday to Wednesday, and MTL storybooks from Thursday to Friday for silent reading. 
3.4 Brisk movement to venues must be observed at all times. Pupils are required to attend school until the last official day stipulated for the 
        year.
3.5 Should pupils be absent from school, parent/guardian should inform the school by 7.30 a.m. 
3.6 Upon return to the school, the pupil should submit a medical certificate to his/her form teacher to account for his/her absence. 
3.7 Pupils who are absent for any tests and examinations must produce an official medical certificate to cover the period of absence.
3.8 Pupils who are absent from tests and examinations without medical certificates will be given zero marks for the papers that they have 
        missed. 
3.9 Pupils who have to leave the school during school hours or who are unwell while in school will be issued an ‘Early Release Pass’.  
        Parent/guardian will have to pick them up from the office or at the guard post and be required to sign for the early release.  
3.10 Pupils are not allowed to take any leave of absence during term time to travel abroad for holiday.


4. Usage of Electronic Devices 
As part of fostering personal and social responsibility, the usage of electronic devices is guided by the conditions below. Pupils must adhere strictly to these so that there is no disruption to learning at all times during school and assigned structured activities. 

School Policy – Handphone Usage by Pupils 
We understand that parents may at times require your children to bring handphones to school. As such, we would like to share some guidelines pertaining to the usage of handphones in school. These guidelines are meant to ensure that pupils are focused during lessons and not be distracted texting or playing with phone functions. 

Rules on Handphones 
4.1 Handphones must be switched off and should be in pupil’s pocket at all times. Calls, if any, can only be made at the guardhouse and 
        beyond (that is, outside the school premise) 
4.2 Handphones cannot be used during school hours except with teacher’s permission explicitly. 
4.3 Pupils who are found to have breached the guidelines will have their handphones confiscated and parents/guardians informed. 
        Parents/Guardians will be required to personally collect the handphones from the school’s Operation Manager (OM). Please note also 
        that the school shall not be held responsible for any loss of or damage to the children’s handphones.  Pupils must be responsible for the          care of their handphones. 


5. Use of School Facilities and School Cleanliness 
Punggolites are gracious citizens who care for others and the environment around them. As such, all pupils are responsible for the care of school property.

5.1 Pupils are responsible for the cleanliness of their classrooms and personal desks. 
5.2 Pupils are expected to perform their duty when rostered. The Class Council will ensure that the duty roster is followed throughout the                year.
5.3 Pupils who attend lessons in other classes are expected to be responsible and considerate in the use of the equipment and personal                desks of others. 
5.4 Pupils will save electricity by switching off all lights, fans, air-conditioning and school equipment immediately after use. 
5.5 Pupils should handle all school equipment properly, and return them in good working order and condition. Pupils should report                        immediately and accurately any malfunction, damages, and losses. Any defacing of furniture or misuse of equipment in the classrooms is         vandalism and will be considered a major disciplinary offence. 
5.6 Pupils must consume all food and drinks in the canteen. Pupils will return all used plates, bowls, cups and cutlery to the appropriate bins         provided by each stall. Pupils will keep the table tops litter-free and discard all rubbish in the trash bins. 


Major Offences
In striving towards nurturing a gracious community of learners, PPS advocates a No Whining and No Put Down policy. The school takes a serious view on pupils who commit the following major offences:  

Use of vulgar language or gestures

Bringing of undesirable or banned items to school

Vandalism

Smoking

Fighting

Substance abuse

Assault

Altering or hacking of computer programs

Bullying / Cyberbullying

Surfing of undesirable websites or installations of undesirable software or programmes

Theft

Being rude, disrespectful or openly defiant to a teacher, staff member or Student Leader on duty

Forgery

Misbehaving and misconduct in the neighbourhood and outside school

Cheating during a test or examination

Any other offence deemed serious by the School Disciplinary Board

Setting off of fire alarm

Arson

Possession of weapons or weapon-like items



Pupils who breach any of the above school rules will be appropriately managed. The consequences will be in accordance with the type and nature of the offence.

The consequences may include:
- A reflection in pupil’s conduct grade 
- Suspension 
- A record of the offence in the School Offence Module 
- Corrective work order 
- Caning and
- Any other consequences deemed suitable by the school