Holy Innocents’ High School aims to provide a safe, conducive and caring school environment. Every student must do their part to maintain this positive learning environment by behaving in a manner that exhibits respect for self, others and the environment. In HIHS, we simply call this:
Respect M.O.E (Respect My self, Others & the Environment)
A culture of respect and self-discipline can help us achieve a warm and caring school environment where teaching and learning can be fun and meaningful. To help and guide students, the school has drawn up a set of rules for all to follow. Students should familiarize themselves with these school rules and adhere to them.
All HIHS students should:
1. Show respect for self (Performance Character):
a. Be a good role model to other students.
b. Be polite in your language and behaviour and carry yourself well in school and in public.
c. Take pride in wearing the school uniform, ensuring that it is neat and clean at all times.
d. Be regular in your attendance to school and all school activities.
e. Be punctual for school, lessons and activities.
f. Set clear learning goals and targets at the start of the school year.
g. Strive to achieve a good balance between studying and playing.
h. Be open to constructive feedback from others and to take responsibility for self-improvement.
i. Be engaged during lessons and school activities.
j. Ensure that all assignments, tests and exams are done to the best of your abilities.
k. Observe all school rules and regulations and always uphold the school core values.
2. Show respect for others (Ethic Character):
a. Be a Good Samaritan by helping others, in school, at home and in the community.
b. Be kind and polite by greeting peers, teachers and staff.
c. Be respectful to and cooperative with your teachers and peers.
d. Be considerate to others by observing the rule of “One Conversation at a Time”, in the classroom, during assemblies or school events.
e. Be appreciative of our diversity of races and religions and refrain from using hateful, provocative or insensitive language or remarks at others.
f. Be aware that others can hold different opinions and viewpoints from you and respect one another’s differences.
g. Be committed to resolving any peer conflicts in a peaceful and equitable way, without resorting to the use of inappropriate language, physical, verbal or cyber violence, abuse or bullying.
3. Show respect for the environment (Ethic Character):
a. Keep the school clean by not littering and help to pick up litter.
b. Keep the classroom clean, neat and tidy at all times.
c. Be responsible by taking good care of school facilities and equipment, ensuring that the facility, room or space is returned to a pristine condition after use.
d. Consume food and drinks only in the canteen.
e. Return plates and cutlery to the respective containers and clean up the table after meals in the canteen.
f. Care for the environment by reducing, reusing and recycling.
g. Help conserve precious resources by not using more than what you need (for example: water or toilet paper) and switching off lights and fans when not in use.
h. Be mindful of noise pollution, keeping noise level low in order not to disturb others.
i. Help to provide a conducive learning environment by using handphones and electronic devices responsibly (refer to rules on electronic devices).
j. Avoid running along corridors and play games only at designated sports facilities to reduce accidents.
k. Vandalism is a major offence. Students caught drawing grafitti on school/public property (for example: scribbling on walls, classroom tables and chairs) will be dealt with severely.
Conduct during Morning Assembly
(Morning Prayers and Flag Raising Ceremony)
Timing General Proceedings during Assembly 7.20 am Announcement over PA system to inform the school on the venue for assembly (Hall/ Parade Square/ Classrooms). Students to start moving to the respective assembly venue. 7.25 am Music reminders. Students to quickly move to the assembly venue and be formed up by class. 7.30 am
All students to be at assembly area.
Students to be silent when the music stops and ready for assembly.
Students who are not at assembly area by 7.30 am will be considered late.
7.30 am to 7.35 am
Prayers led by a Catholic teacher or student
Prayer leader to greet the school & students to return the greeting
Students to maintain silence, pay attention till end of prayer
7.35 am to 7.40 am
Singing of Anthem and saying of the Pledge – all Singaporeans
Foreign students to stand at attention
Singing of School Creed & School Song on Mondays & Tuesdays respectively – all students to sing
7.40 am to 7.45 am
Announcements by student leaders & teachers.
Concurrently, form teachers will be conducting A.H.A.
i. Attendance taking
ii. Hair checking
iii. Attire checking
Form Teachers to collect MCs/parent letters and follow up with students for discipline action if they have no valid reason.
7.45 am Dismissal from Hall or Parade Square – class by class, facilitated by student leaders. Students to move quickly to their respective classrooms.
Attendance and punctuality policy
Regular attendance and punctuality are desirable personal attributes that the school would like to inculcate in our students. Parents and guardians of HIHS students are strongly encouraged to work together with the school to ensure that their child/ward is punctual for school and regular in his/her attendance.
a. Students are expected to be at the assembly venue (parade square/hall/classroom) before 7.30 am. Students who are not at the assembly venue at 7.30 a.m. will be considered late.
b. Discipline actions will be taken for students who are late for school. Please refer to the table below.
c. Students who report to school after 8.00 am will serve an extra hour of detention in addition to the actions as mentioned in the table below.
d. Students who are 6 times late or more in a semester may receive a “Fair” or “Poor” conduct grade for that semester.
e. Late-comers will not be given extra time during tests or exams. Students who are late for 30 minutes or more may be barred from sitting for the paper.
|Consequences for Latecomers|
|1st time||Verbal warning|
|2nd time||1-hour detention or CWO during recess/after school|
|3rd time||2-hour detention and/or CWO *|
|4th time||2-hour detention and/or CWO *|
|5th time||2-hour detention; Parents to be informed by phone.|
|6th time||In-school suspension and Conduct Grade “Fair” or “Poor"|
a. Absenteeism from school must be covered by a medical certificate (MC) from a certified doctor.b. Students may submit parents’ excuse letters to cover single day absence due to minor illnesses but not more than twice a semester.c. Students are expected to submit their MCs or other documents promptly to their form teachers during morning assembly on the day they return to school.d. Students should not apply for overseas holiday leave during official term time. Such absence will be considered as “Absent without Valid Reasons” and hence students will be graded zero for any missed assignments/tests/exams.e. Absence without Valid Reasons may be regarded as truancy and appropriate disciplinary actions will be taken against these students. They may receive a “Fair” or “Poor” conduct grade for that semester.f. Students who have irregular school attendance (attendance less than 75% of the semester/year) may be barred from sitting for school exams.g. Students who are absent for a school test or exam must submit a valid MC or their test or exam may be graded zero. Parents’ letters will not be acceptable.
Mobile Phones and Electronic Devices (ED)
2. During lessons, ED must be switched off and kept in their bags. They must not be kept in their pockets, on/under the table or be openly displayed. Putting the devices on silent mode is not acceptable.
3. Usage of ED during official school activities such as CCA, after school workshops/remedial lessons, learning journeys or school camps will be subject to the above rules.
4. Usage of ED in class is allowed only if teachers’ permission is sought.
5. Students found in possession of ED during tests and exams will considered as cheating and/or attempting to cheat. They may be graded zero marks for that test or exam.
6. Students must not use ED to photograph or video students or teachers without their prior permission or knowledge.
7. Students who fail to comply with the above rules may have their ED confiscated.
8. For 1st offence, the ED will be confiscated for up to 1 week and parents will be informed.
9. For 2nd offence in the same year, the ED will be confiscated for up to 2 weeks. The confiscated phone must be collected by the student’s parents/legal guardian.
Rules Pertaining to School Attire and Grooming:
Respect for Self
Students must take pride in wearing their school uniform as they are ambassadors of the school. Students should ensure that rules pertaining to attire and grooming are adhered to.
Important rules to take note of
|Boys’ Uniform and Grooming||Girls’ Uniform and Grooming|
Categories of Offences and Consequences
Students should take responsibility for their actions. They must understand that when rules are broken, there are consequences to be borne so that they can learn from their mistakes. Disciplinary offences in the school are generally categorized into: A) Serious Offences and B) Other Offences.
|A) Serious Offences|
|Examples of Serious Offence (not exhaustive) |
1. Open defiance and rudeness
2. Disruptive behaviour
3. Bullying (including cyberbullying)
4. Truancy/Leaving school grounds without permission
5. Fighting/Assault/Causing Physical Hurt
7. Possession of offensive weapons
9. Having tattoos on the body
10. Inappropriate/intimate behaviour while in school premise/attire. Examples are: hugging / kissing / holding hands etc.
11. Sexual misconduct
12. Possession, viewing and sharing of pornography materials
14. Smoking/possession of cigarettes
15. Possession or consumption of illegal substances and inhalant abuse
16. Cheating and/or attempting to cheat in tests and exams
18. Cyber Offences
19. Impersonation of identity
20. Inappropriate use of Electronic Devices
21. Repeated late-coming
22. Repeated attire and grooming offences
* The above list is non-exhaustive.
Detention in school
Other Disciplinary Actions
Other Complementary Student Management Actions
* The above list is non-exhaustive
|B) Other Offences|
|Examples of Other Offences
* The above list is non-exhaustive.
Other Actions by teachers
* The above list is non-exhaustive.
For offences not listed above, the school will decide on the appropriate consequences.