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School Rules

Pupils of South View Primary School play an important role in maintaining a good image of the school.   

The following information serves as useful guidelines to help every pupil measure up the standards of behaviour expected by the school. When a pupil misbehaves in or outside the school, disciplinary action will be taken against him/her and the incident will be recorded in the School Cockpit System.

1. School Hours 

DayPre-Assembly Activities / Silent ReadingSchool Hours
Monday to Friday7.10 a.m.7.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.

The school sings the National Anthem at 7.20 a.m.. Pupils are to arrive in school by then. Pupils who report after 7.30 am will be considered late for school.

2. National Anthem and Pledge 

  • All pupils must attend the daily flag-raising ceremony. 
  • Pupils who are Singapore citizens must sing the National Anthem and recite the Pledge. 
  • Pupils will recite the pledge with the right fist placed over the heart.  
  • All pupils are to stand at attention:
    • when the flag is raised or lowered
    • when the National Anthem is being sung, and
    • during pledge-taking.

3. Personal Appearance 

School Uniform 

  • Pupils must attend school and all school activities in proper school uniform. 
  • Pupils are to wear the prescribed school uniform with the nametag sewn above the pocket. Modification to the uniform is not allowed. 
  • Pupils who report to school during the weekends and holidays must be in school uniform or in appropriate CCA attire. 
  • Slippers, sandal and track shoes are prohibited unless permission is granted by the Principal.

  • Beige shirt with dark blue shorts.                           
  • Name tag sewn above the shirt pocket.
  • Plain black socks above the ankle.
  • Plain black canvas shoes.  
  • Beige shirt with dark blue skirt (knee length).
  • Nametag sewn above the pocket.
  • Plain black socks above the ankle.
  • Plain black canvas shoes.


PE Attire

  • The PE attire comprises: -       
    • School PE T-shirt with nametag sewn above the school crest; and 
    • PE running shorts/school track pants/skort (for girls) 
  • All pupils are to wear the PE attire during PE lessons and CCA sessions.

PE T-shirt with running shortsPE T-shirt with track pantsPE T-shirt with running shortsPE T-shirt with skort

Use of PE Attire

  • P1 and P2 – Pupils are allowed to wear their PE attire for the whole day if there is PE for the day. 
  • P3 to P6 – Boys are allowed to report to school in their PE attire on days when they have PE. Girls are only allowed to change into their track pants or running shorts (with school logo) during PE lessons and they have to change back to their skirts after PE lessons. 
  • Girls are allowed to remain in their skort for the whole day if there is PE for the day.


Hairstyle and Finger Nails

  • Finger nails must be kept short and clean. Use of nail polish is not allowed. 
  • Hair should be properly combed and kept neat. It should not touch the ears and collar. 
  • Hair length must be two fingers above the shirt-collar. 
  • The fringe should not fall on the forehead nor touch the eyebrows. 
  • For girls, shoulder length hair must be tied up using only black or dark blue ribbons/hair band. 
  • Extreme hairstyles and highlighting of hair are strictly not allowed. 
  • Boys must be clean shaven; beards, moustaches and long side-burns are not allowed. 
  • “Skin-head” haircut is not allowed unless permission has been granted by the school.





  • Pupils are only allowed to wear spectacles with clear lenses. 
  • Outlandish coloured spectacle frames are not allowed. 
  • No jewellery or any form or adornment is to be worn in school. 
  • Boys are not allowed to pierce ear holes or wear earrings/studs. 
  • Girls are allowed to wear only gold/silver studs. 
  • Fanciful studs are not allowed.

4. Personal Conduct - Uphold the Core Values of the School

Pupils are expected to: 
  • Be honest (Integrity). 
  • Show care and concern to others (Care and Concern). 
  • Greet everyone they meet (Respect). 
  • Complete all homework or tasks given (Resilience). 
  • Behave at all times and cooperate with teachers/staff and prefects to maintain discipline in school (Responsibility).

Behaviour in the canteen 

  • Queue when buying food/drinks in the canteen. 
  • Consume food and drinks only in the canteen. 
  • Return crockery and empty cups/glasses to the pails/basins provided. 
  • Throw all plastic wrappers, bottles and rubbish into waste bins. 
  • Refrain from playing or running in the canteen.

Absence from School

  • A pupil who is absent must submit either a medical certificate or a letter from his parent/guardian to his/her form teacher on the day he/she returns to school. Parents are also encouraged to give the school a call/email or message to inform of the pupil’s absence. 
  • Absence from examinations and tests must be covered by a medical certificate or other relevant official documents. Doctors will need to include the diagnosis of illness in the medical certificate.

Late for School / Late for Class / Skipping Lesson

  • A pupil will be considered late for school if he/she arrives in school after 7.30 a.m.. All pupils are strongly encouraged to be in school by 7.15 a.m.. 
  • Pupils must remain within the school grounds once they have reported to school. 
  • Disciplinary action will be taken against pupils who are late for school, class, supplementary/remedial lessons or play truant.

5. School Property

  • All books, sports equipment and items loaned from the school must be handled with care and returned in good condition after use. 
  • Pupils are not allowed to enter any rooms unless accompanied by a teacher. 
  • Pupils are not allowed to bring home school property unless given permission by a teacher.

6. Examination Matters

  • Possession of notes, copying from others or allowing others to copy during examinations or tests is a very serious offence. Pupils found cheating or attempting to cheat during tests or examinations will be dealt with severely. 
  • Pupils are not allowed to bring their mobile phones/devices to school during examination/PSLE days. Such devices will be collected and returned to the pupil at the end of the day.

7. Care for Personal Belongings

Pupils are responsible for their own personal belongings and should avoid bringing valuables or excessive amounts of money to school.

8. Possession of Weapons

All pupils are not allowed to have in their possession any weapon. They are also not allowed to bring any weapon-like item used or intended to be used to cause harm to others. 

  • Pen knife/ Knife 
  • Metal ruler 
  • Comb with pointed end 
  • Scissors (school will provide pupils with scissors if there is a need to use them)

9. Items Prohibited in School

The following items must not be brought to school:

  • iPads/Tablets
  • Portable gaming console (PSP/NDS/etc)
  • Card games/trading cards
  • Laser pointers
  • Matches/Lighters
or any other items which are deemed as a distraction or dangerous.

10. Mobile Phones

  • Pupils are strongly discouraged from bringing their mobile phones to school. The school will not be held responsible for any loss of mobile phones. 
  • Mobile phones must be switched off when the pupils are in school. Pupils found using his/her mobile phones in school without valid reason will have the mobile phones confiscated.       
Confiscated items will be returned only to parents.

Discipline Policy - Offences & Consequences

Discipline and good character are the hallmarks of a Southvien. The school categorises offences into 3 stages: Stage 1 for minor offences, Stage 2 for major offences and Stage 3 for very serious offences. The school will take one or more of the following actions when pupils misbehave.

Additional Notes: 

1. Repeated Offences 

Repeated offences will be recorded and captured in the School Offence Module in the School Cockpit System. 

The school may also implement measures such as counselling, caning and suspension for repeated offences and for Stage 2 and Stage 3 offences. The school will inform parents before proceeding with any of the measures.   

2. Mobile Phones 

Unauthorised use of personal mobile phones is not allowed during official school activities e.g. curriculum time, learning journeys, CCA, supplementary lessons, recess/lunch. 

Mobiles phones will be confiscated and only returned to the parent(s) personally if unauthorised use is found. 

Pupils may be furthered barred from bringing his/her mobile phone to school.

Page updated on: 30 December 2018