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School's Expectations

Serangoon Secondary School aims to imbue Serangoon StaRs with good self-discipline and sound character traits. In supporting the school mission to nurture our StaRs, we have drawn up a set of rules and regulations to ensure that we have a safe, orderly and conducive learning environment.  StaRs are expected to display good personal discipline at all times as we grow, learn and excel in the school.

General Conduct

All StaRs are to …

  • attend school regularly
  • wear the school uniforms smartly
  • be punctual for school and all school activities. Latecomers will face disciplinary action.
  • be seated at the Parade Square by 7.30am
  • attend the daily flag-raising and pledge-taking ceremony which starts promptly at 7.35am

All StaRs who are Singapore citizens must

  • sing the National Anthem and School Song clearly and with gusto and
  • recite the Pledge clearly and proudly

All StaRs who are non-Singaporeans will stand at attention throughout the ceremony.

All StaRs are to …

  • be polite and respectful at all times in speech and actions.
  • be courteous to all school staff, vendors, fellow school mates  and visitors
  • be considerate to others both within and outside the school premises
  • be able to follow instructions given by the school authorities
  • produce a medical certificate if absent from school
  • submit a formal request to the school for permission to attend to any urgent private matters

StaRs who wish to leave school during school hours must observe the following procedure:

  • obtain permission from the Principal / Vice-Principals
  • inform Form Teacher
  • contact parent / guardian to come to the school
  • receive the ‘Permission to leave school’ note
  • leave school only when escorted by the parent / guardian 

Classroom Conduct

All StaRs are to …

  •   Be responsible for their learning
  • Observe the classroom protocol at all times
  • Be attentive at all times
  • sit up straight and take notes during lessons
  • be equipped with their textbooks and other materials required
  • do their best to complete work and assignments given
  • be punctual in submitting work and assignments done
  • maintain desk and chair in good condition
  • take good care of  school facilities and equipment. Vandalism of school property will be severely dealt with.
  • request for the teacher’s permission and an EXIT pass to leave the classroom
  • knock on the door and ask for permission to enter the classroom

Canteen Conduct

All StaRs are to …

  • leave the classroom for recess with the teacher’s  permission when the bell rings
  • stay clear of the kitchen area in the canteen
  • queue in an orderly manner when buying food or drinks
  • buy and consume food and/or drinks during recess only
  • return all used  plates and utensils to the tray collection points of the respective stalls
  • keep the canteen and  clean and free of litter


Attire and Appearance

All StaRs must …

wear the school uniform smartly within and outside the school premises, during and after school hours and even during the holidays
wear the prescribed uniform
not modify and alter the school uniform in any way
wear the school uniform for all school assemblies 
wear the school uniform during morning assembly
button up and tuck in the school shirt at all times 
wear the name tag 1.5cm above the pocket of the school shirt
wear school T-shirts and school shorts for PE lessons and games
wear CCA T-shirts only during their respective CCA activities 
tuck in all T-shirts at all times
wear a simple black or dark blue sweater, cardigan or jacket to keep warm
keep a simple hairstyle that projects a wholesome appearance 
wear plain-looking spectacles or regular colourless contact lenses, if required 
keep finger nails short and neat and with no nail polish applied
wear religious ornaments,  amulet  or talisman obscurely, if required 
wear shoes which are completely black , with black socks that are visible above the ankle 


not sport outlandish hairstyles, streaking, tinting, dyeing or colouring of hair 
not wear any form of make-up
not wear any jewellery or fashion accessories 
not wear nose studs / tongue studs or any type of body stubs 
not have any tattoos or body piercing
not wear any class T-shirt for school events, unless special permission is given

All female students are to…
tie up their hair neatly once it touches the second collar line.
keep their fringe away from their eyebrows.
wear only plain black or blue ribbons, hair bands and/or hairclips 
wear knee-length  skirts 
wear only a pair of simple ear-studs

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Pin up to keep the fringe away from the eyebrows

Hair beyond collar length must be tied up.

All male students are to…
keep their hair short and neat, not touching the ears and eyebrows 
be clean-shaven with no visible facial hair 
keep their sideburns short 
have a hairstyle that shows evidence of a slope at the back of the head
wear long pants, and a prescribed but optional blue/black belt with a simple buckle 
pants should not be tapered and should cover the ankle completely
not allowed to sport semi-shaven or uneven hairstyles
not allowed to wear ear-studs/ear-sticks

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Slope at back part of the head

*Please note that students with improper attire will be counselled and will be expected to rectify the issue on the spot, failing which, the student will be sent home and will only be allowed to return when the expectations of Serangoon StaRs are met.

*Any accessories not permissible by the school rules will be confiscated and claimable only by parents/guardians.

Use of Electronic Devices

  • All students are strongly discouraged from bringing PDAs, MP3 players, handphones, Walkman, Discman, electronic games or other electronic gadgets to school.  
  • If any of the electronic devices stated above is used by any student in the school compound, the device will be confiscated without exceptions and claimable only by parents/guardian.
  • Any handphone in a student’s possession must be switched off at all times when in the school premises.  Handphones which are not switched off will be confiscated and claimable only by parents/guardian 
  • Students who wish to contact their parents / guardian may use the telephone located outside the General Office
  • Students must not play any computer games or surf the internet without a teacher’s permission within the school premises