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Student Management


Vision

Every Woodlander A Gift to Society

 

Mission

At Woodlands Secondary, we believe firmly in the holistic development of our students and we strive to equip them with the skills and competencies they need to succeed in an ever-demanding society. Our approach to discipline focuses on our students’ needs and social competencies and to nurture enduring hearts and creative minds ready to serve the society rather than offences committed. Traditional rules and regulations have been put in place to regulate behavior and we manage indiscipline with Restorative Practices such as reflections, Circle Time and encouraging students to make up for their mistakes. This approach leverages on quality teacher-student relationships and we encourage all our staff to spend time conversing with student offenders on how their mistakes may have impacted others and what to do to refrain from making such mistakes again.

 

Our dedicated teachers spend a significant amount of time conversing with students and reiterating our high expectations and hopes. We believe that every Woodlander has the potential to achieve great things in life and be a gift to the society in future.

 

When managing student offenders, our primary focus must be on the student and on ensuring that he/she learns from the mistake. Teachers must use this opportunity to inculcate values and educate the child on how to never make the same mistake again. The following table consists of strategies and consequences teachers and Key Personnel can administer to students to address offences committed.


Our Student Management’s Philosophy

We believe that Every Woodlander deserves an opportunity to excel in school

We regard Every mistake made as an opportunity to Learn and Grow

We Do Not give up on our Students

 





Our School Rules and Regulations

 

ATTENDANCE

 

 

·        Students are expected to report to school by 7.30am.

 

·       Students must attend school punctually without fail. They must observe their timetable and attend all lessons.

 

·        Absence from school must be accounted for by a medical certificate from a doctor or a letter from a parent/guardian (students are restricted to 3 letters from parents in a single term).

 

·     Students must seek permission from the School Leaders if he/she wishes to take time off from school for any reasons.

 

·     Students are to remain in the classrooms at all times unless permission has been given by their teachers.

 

 

ATTITUDE

 

 

·     Students must subscribe to a growth mindset of excellence and strive to do their best in their studies and their CCA.

 

·      Students must remain positive when faced with challenges and be receptive to instructions from teachers.

 

·   Students must practise sound time management in order to balance academic, co-curricular activities and service to the community.

 

·         Students must strive to uphold the good name of the school at all times.

 

 

APPROPRIATENESS

 

 

·       Students must attend and observe all the commands for assembly. The flag-raising ceremony must be observed with respect and pride.

 

·       Students who are Singapore citizens must sing the National Anthem and recite the Pledge. Students will recite the Pledge with the right fist placed over the heart.

 

·        Students are to greet and be respectful to all visitors and members of the school.

 

·        Students must forge and sustain positive relationships with their peers and establish rapport with their teachers.

 

·        Students must refrain from engaging in practices which may cause physical or emotional distress.

 

·        Students are not allowed to have in their possession any weapon or weapon-like item to be used or intended to be used to cause harm to others and/or self.

 

 

ATTIRE

 

 

·       Modifications to the uniform is not allowed. Girls are required to don knee-length skirts or longer. Alterations such as tapering to long pants is not allowed.

 

·        Students must wear their full uniform when reporting to school.

 

·        Students coming to school on Fridays, Saturdays or after-school hours should be in Full-Uniform or Half-Uniform. Students leaving school at the end of the day/lesson, should be in either Full-Uniform or Half-Uniform.

 

·        Students are to wear white socks and shoes with white shoe laces. Only thin discreet lines around the base of the shoe are allowed. White socks should be worn above the ankles.

 

·         School ties are to be worn on Mondays for morning assembly. 

 

·         Students are to change into their school uniform after every PE lesson.

 

 

APPEARANCE

 

 

Boys

 

·        Boys must be clean-shaven at all times and facial hair is not to be kept.

 

·        Boys must sport short and neat hairstyle. Hair must not touch the ears or the forehead.

 

·         Hair colour must remain in its natural state (students should not report to school in dyed or coloured hair during school holidays as well).

 

·        No outlandish hairstyles are allowed. The school reserves the right to make judgment on students’ hairstyles.

 

·        Piercings and tattoos are strictly forbidden.

 

·         Coloured contact lens is not allowed.

 

 

Girls

 

·        Girls are to keep their hair away from their face at all times. Shoulder length or long hair is to be plaited or tied-up.

 

·         Use of cosmetics (make-up) is NOT allowed.

 

·        Piercings (on parts of the body/face other than  the ears) are strictly forbidden.

 

·       Girls are allowed ONE pair of small ear rings/studs and are not to mutilate their ears with multiple piercings.

 

·       Hair colour must remain in its natural state (students should not report to school in dyed or coloured hair during school holidays as well).

 

·         Tattoos are strictly forbidden.

 

·         No polished/long/coloured fingernails.

 

·         Coloured contact lens is not allowed.

 


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ASSESSMENT

 

 

·         Students must aspire to do their very best for all tests and examinations.

 

·         Students are not to engage in any acts of dishonesty during tests/examinations.

 

·         Students are to adhere to all instructions given by examiners/invigilators during tests/exams.

 

·         Students who are unable to sit for tests/examinations, must provide a medical certificate on the day he/she returns to school.

 

·         Absence without valid reasons for examinations will be awarded zero.

 

 

OFFENCES AND CONSEQUENCES

Students will be dealt with by the Student Management Committee in line with the category of offence committed.

 

Offences

Consequences

Minor Offences

·         Latecoming

·         Improper attire and appearance

·         Infringement in the use of mobile devices

·         Littering

·         Not bringing books or materials for lessons

·         Failure to complete assignments/tasks

·         Skipping Classes/CCA/Detention (first offence)

·         Misuse of Social Media

·         Any other minor offences

 

 

 

 

Counselling

 

Verbal/ Written Warning

 

Detention Class

 

Corrective Work Order

 

Confiscation of Items

 

Any other actions deemed appropriate

Serious Offences

  • Repeatedly committing minor offences
  • Truancy
  • Leaving school grounds without permission
  • Forgery
  • Stealing
  • Vandalism
  • Gambling
  • Dishonesty
  • Instigating/inciting others to commit offences
  • Use of rude, abusive or vulgar language
  • Unruly behaviour which causes nuisance to public
  • Open defiance to school authority
  • Cyber-bullying/bullying/threatening/fighting/ assault
  • Gangsterism
  • Extortion
  • Possession and dissemination of pornographic materials
  • Outrage of modesty
  • Possession/consumption of tobacco products, alcohol or substance abuse
  • Possession of weapons or dangerous objects
  • Any other serious offences

 

 

Counselling

 

Compensation

 

Parental Involvement

 

Caning (boys only)

 

In-house Suspension

 

Home Suspension

 

Expulsion

 

Police Assistance

 

Any other actions deemed appropriate

 

USE OF MOBILE DEVICES GUIDELINES

Students are allowed to bring their mobile devices/tablets to school. The following restrictions dictate when and where these devices may be use in order to ensure that students remain focused during lessons:

·        The use of mobile devices/tablets is restricted to before the start of school, during recess/lunch break and after school.

·        The use of mobile devices/tablets is prohibited during instructional hours (unless supervised or permission has been given by a teacher).

·        Students are also reminded to observe proper etiquette in the use of mobile devices/tablets.

·        Students must take full responsibility for the security of their mobile devices/tablets.

·        Infringement would lead to confiscation of the item(s), which would be kept by the Operational Managers in the General Office for:

o    1 day for 1st offence

o    1 week for 2nd offence

o    1 month for 3rd and subsequent offence

 

  • Parents will be contacted to collect the item(s) for the 3rd and subsequent offences.