Every student a self-disciplined one.
Head of Department
Mr. Dalvey Neo
Mr. Dalvey Neo (Discipline Master)
Mr. Raffi Buang (Lower Secondary OIC)
Mr. Tan Han Wen (Upper Secondary OIC)
Year Head Committee
Ms. Renuka Ramakrishnan (Sec. 1 Assistant Year Head)
Mr. Dalvey Neo (Sec. 2 Year Head)
Ms. Chney Chen (Acting Sec. 3 Assistant Year Head)
Ms. Precia Lim (Sec. 4 Assistant Year Head)
Positive Education in NCHS
Power of Positivity (NCHS Positive Education Framework)
- POP is a whole-school approach to ensure the overall well-being and holistic development of all students and staff through strengthening their social-emotional and psychological competencies. The POP framework consists of 3 key components of Power of ME (ie. celebrating the individual as an end in itself, nurturing the intrinsic character strengths while acknowledging the weaknesses and vulnerabilities, centering the mind to look at the present, the here and the now), Power of GIVING (ie. doing things that are positive thereby bonding relationships so that collective comfort and strength in friends and family can be found) and Power of YET (ie. focussing on the ‘Growth Mindset’ where one recognizes and accepts the inevitability of change and forces beyond the human control but, at the same time, exhorting the individual to find hope and define meaning in life, to dream and aspire, in order to see possibilities in uncertainties and opportunities in crisis).
Love My School Deeds
- In line with MOE’s advocacy for students to take ownership of school cleanliness in December 2016, all students, since 2017, spend 20 minutes every Friday (after the flag-raising ceremony) to clean their classrooms as well as the area outside them. This is in addition to their daily classroom cleanliness duties.
- Leveraging on Valentine’s Day, the school uses this day to celebrate and appreciate friendship and camaraderie among students, teachers, non-teaching staff and school leaders.
- In line with the school’s Positive Education journey, Zentangle, an activity that requires one to be mindfully focussed and engaged (ie. fully present) while drawing patterns and designs of his/her choice, was carried out for all 4 levels of students so that they can sharpen mindfulness skills in order to help them reduce their stress, anxiety and negative emotions.
Letter to my Junior
- Another Positive Education activity, all students were asked to pen a letter, journeying their experiences of the year (personal and academic), the ups and downs, how they celebrated and rejoiced as well as coped and overcame significant episodes of the year. These letters will then be sent to their juniors (ie. current Sec. 4 to current Sec. 3; current Sec. 3 to current Sec. 2 etc) during the first lesson of the new academic year where the juniors will then read, learn and reflect, in preparation for their new year.
‘Cream of the Crop’ (in conjunction with Sec. 4 Graduation Day)
- A new initiative this year to bring the 4 levels of students closer to one another, the Sec. 1-3 students were invited to join their graduating seniors in their Sec. 4 Graduation Day. Aside from clapping and cheering for their seniors, all students were also treated to an ice-cream which they thoroughly enjoyed while mingling with one another.
School Rules & Regulations
- NATION AND SCHOOL
- All students must attend the Flag-raising Ceremony punctually and observe it with respect and solemnity.
- Students who are Singapore citizens must sing the National Anthem and take the Pledge. Students will take the Pledge with their right fist placed over their heart.
- All students are to be seated at the quadrangle no later than 7.30 am from Mondays to Fridays for the flag-raising ceremony which will commence at 7.35 am.
1.2.1 Weekly Assembly
- Assemble according to classes quickly and in an orderly manner.
- All students are expected to wear their school tie.
- Sing the School Song with fervor and pride
- The cleanliness of the school is the responsibility of all students
- All students must participate actively in the “Love My School Deeds” (“爱校活动”); classrooms and all other school premises must be kept clean at all times.
- Proper care and usage of all school facilities and properties is to be observed at all times for the benefit of everyone; vandalism of any sort will not be tolerated and appropriate disciplinary follow-up will be meted
- All classes will have 5 min of snack time at 1.00 pm in the classroom and all students must ensure the cleanliness of the classroom after each snack time. For food safety and cleanliness reasons, all cooked food can only be consumed in the canteen.
- Personal Conduct
2.1.1 Every student is an ambassador of the School; everyone is expected to project a dignified image and be proud of the school.
2.1.2 Be courteous, disciplined and respectful at all times, in and out of school.
2.1.3 Be attentive during lesson and conscientious in completing assigned work
2.1.4 Greet all teachers, non-teaching staff and visitors to the school with a bow.
2.2 Personal Grooming
- Hair must be kept short and neat, not touching the eyebrows and ears and clearly above the collar.
- Must be clean-shaven; moustaches, beards and long sideburns are not allowed
- Accessories of any sort is not allowed
- Hair should not touch the eyebrows.
- Shoulder-length hair must be tied up neatly.
- Hair bands and clips must be either black or navy-blue.
- Only one simple and plain (black/silver/gold) pair of studs is allowed
2.2.3 Boys and Girls:
- Artificial colouring of the hair is strictly not allowed.
- All students are not allowed to wear jewellery and ornaments.
- Dark or tinted glasses are only allowed if medically certified by a medical doctor or ophthalmologist.
- Glasses with fancy rims are also not allowed.
- Coloured contact lenses are strictly not allowed.
- Fingernails must be short, clean and unvarnished.
- All students are not allowed to use any form of makeup at all.
- School Attire
- All students are required to wear the prescribed school uniform. Modification to the uniform is not allowed. All students should be neatly and appropriately attired for all school activities.
- Shirts must be tucked in at all times.
- All buttons must be worn at all times.
- Sleeves must not be folded at all times.
- Shorts and pants must be worn at the waist level.
- The school tie must be worn on school assembly days and other school functions.
- Button must be worn 2 fingers above the cut at all times.
- Sleeves must not be folded at all times.
- Skirts must not be folded at all times.
- Skirts must be worn at least at the knee level at all times.
2.3.4 Students are only allowed to wear either the prescribed school shoes or shoes that are completely black in colour.
2.3.5 Socks must be worn in a way that the ‘NC’ logo is visibly 3 fingers above the back cut of the shoe.
2.3.6 Slippers and sandals are allowed to be worn only on medical grounds; in such cases, a letter from a medical doctor must be produced.
2.3.7 Girls are only allowed to wear simple white/ beige bras (including sports bra). Halter-neck bras or other outlandish bras are not allowed to be worn. Girls who do not adhere strictly to this requirement will be sent home to change.
2.3.8 PE attire (school T-shirt and PE shorts) must be worn for PE lessons. T-shirts must be tucked in at all times. When PE attire is worn underneath the school uniform, it must be tucked in and the length of the sleeves must not be longer than that of the school shirt or blouse. The PE shorts must also not be longer than the school shorts if it is worn inside. All students must be in their uniform during lessons that are after recess time.
2.3.9 When students return to school outside normal school hours and during school vacation, they are expected to be in full uniform or the accepted attire of the CCA group. Students participating in non-uniformed CCAs are to wear the school T-shirts and school shorts/pants/skirts.
3.1 Late-coming Policy
3.1.1 The School regards punctuality as a reflection of a student’s respect for school, teachers and learning. Attending lesson is, therefore, a privilege extended to students with the correct attitude and not an entitlement for all.
3.1.2 All students are expected to be seated at the quadrangle no later than 7.30 am (Mondays to Fridays) for the flag-raising ceremony which commence at 7.35 am. Students who are not with their class during flag-raising ceremony will be considered late.
3.1.3 As singing the national anthem and reciting the pledge is a form of respect to the Nation, all late-comers will be required to stand in front of the state flag to sing the national anthem and recite the pledge. Non-Singaporeans are to observe solemnity.
3.1.4 Late-comers are also required to serve afternoon detention on the same day they are late for school. They are required to find time to make up for the lessons or training that they might miss that afternoon. In addition, late-coming will also have a direct bearing on the student’s termly conduct grade.
3.1.5 Persistent late-comers will not be allowed to return to their classrooms for lesson. They will either be kept outside the General Office or outside their classrooms depending on the severity. They will also be required to serve afternoon detention on the same day.
3.1.6 Students are expected to be punctual in attending classes, CCAs and other school activities; persistent late-comers will be referred to the Disciplinary Committee and dealt with accordingly.
3.1.7 Teachers’ permission must be obtained for visits to the toilet or when leaving the classroom. Leaving the classroom / learning venues during the change-over of periods, without the teachers’ permission, is strictly not allowed and disciplinary consequences will be meted out for such errant behavior.
3.2.1 Students who are absent from school must produce a medical certificate on the day they return.
3.2.2 Parents’ letters of excuse will be considered and accepted at the sole discretion of the Principal or Vice-Principal strictly under special circumstances only.
3.3 Early Leave
3.3.1 Students who need to leave the school premises during school hours need to seek permission from the Form Teacher, fill up the relevant form and subsequently get approval from the Principal, Vice-Principal or a Head of Department.
- At all times, students leaving school premises during school hours must be accompanied by an adult unless permission is otherwise given by Principal, Vice-Principal or HOD/Student Management.
- PERSONAL BELONGINGS
4.1 Electronic gadgets of an entertainment/gaming nature are strictly not allowed to be brought to school.
4.2 Mobile phones are strongly discouraged to be brought to School.
4.3 The use of mobile phone is strictly not allowed during curriculum time (including remedial lessons) unless permission is given by the teacher for teaching and learning purposes. Errant students may have their mobile phone confiscated for up to one term depending on the severity of the misuse.
4.4 Security and safety of all personal belongings, including mobile phones, is the sole responsibility of the student who makes the decision to bring them to School.
4.5 All students are not allowed to have in their possession any weapon. They are also not allowed to bring any weapon-like item(s) which is used or intended to be used to cause harm to others.
4.6 Banned items will be confiscated and kept for up to one term or more by the school depending on the severity of the misuse.
- VISITORS IN SCHOOL
5.1 All visitors, including parents, guardians and relatives of students, have to proceed to the General Office for further assistance.
5.2 Friends of students are not allowed to be brought into school without prior permission from the school.
5.3 Photograph(s) or video image(s) of students and their parents may be captured during school activities and events (egs. classroom lessons, CCA training, school camps, school concerts, Meet-the-Parents Session etc.). The school may use and publish such photographs and/or video recordings in school publications, website, social media channels, and other communication channel.
Offences & Consequences