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
1. GENERAL BEHAVIOUR FOR ALL PUPILS
1.1 Project a dignified image of yourself and take pride in your school.
1.2 Be courteous, disciplined and respectful at all times.
1.3 Greet all teachers, non-teaching staff and visitors to the school with a bow.
2. SCHOOL UNIFORM
2.1 All pupils are to wear the prescribed school uniform. Modification to the uniform is not allowed. All pupils should be neatly and appropriately attired for all school activities.
2.1.1 Shirts must be tucked in at all times.
2.1.2 All buttons must be worn at all times.
2.1.3 Sleeves must not be folded at all times.
2.1.4 Shorts and pants must be worn at the waist level.
2.1.5 The school tie must be worn on school assembly days and other school functions.
2.1.6 Button must be worn 2 fingers above the cut at all times.
2.1.7 Sleeves must not be folded at all times.
2.1.8 Skirts must not be folded at all times.
2.1.9 The length of the skirts must be below the knee level at all times.
2.2 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 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.
2.4 When pupils 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. Pupils participating in non-uniform CCAs are to wear the school T-shirts and school shorts/pants/skirts.
2.5 Slippers and sandals are not to be worn in school unless on medical grounds; in such cases, a letter from a medical doctor must be produced.
2.6 Pupils are only allowed to wear either the prescribed school shoes or shoes that are completely black in colour.
2.7 Socks must be worn in a way that the ‘NC’ logo is visibly 3 fingers above the back cut of the shoe.
3. PERSONAL APPEARANCE
3.1 All pupils must keep their hair short and neat. Colouring of the hair is not allowed.
3.1.1 Hair should not touch the eyebrows and ears.
3.1.2 Hair should be clearly above the collar.
3.1.3 Gelled spiky hair is not allowed.
3.1.4 Hair should not touch the eyebrows.
3.1.5 Girls who keep shoulder-length hair must tie their hair neatly.
3.1.6 Hair bands and clips must be either black or navy-blue.
3.2 Boys must be clean-shaven. Moustaches, beards and long sideburns are not
3.3 Boys are not allowed to wear any accessories on the ears and nose.
3.4 Girls are allowed to wear only one pair of identical stud-earrings/small ringed
earrings (one earring on each side). Earrings should be plain, simple and identical. Ear-sticks are not allowed to be worn.
3.5 Pupils are not allowed to wear jewellery and ornaments.
3.6 Pupils are not allowed to wear dark or tinted glasses unless specified by a medical doctor or ophthalmologist. Glasses with fancy rims are also not allowed. Coloured contact lenses are strictly not allowed.
3.7 Fingernails must be short, clean and unvarnished.
3.8 All pupils are not allowed to use any form of makeup at all.
4. PERSONAL BELONGINGS
4.1 Personal items such as handphones, walkman, discman and MP3 players are not allowed to be brought to school. Parents’ letters for special permission for handphones will be carefully considered and approval will be at the discretion of the Principal, Vice-Principal or Discipline Master.
4.2 Other electronic entertainment gadgets are also not allowed.
4.3 Banned items will be confiscated and kept for up to one term or more by the school.
5.1 The school session begins punctually at 7.25 am with the flag-raising and pledge-taking ceremony. Pupils are expected to proceed to the assembly area by 7.15 am. Silence must be maintained.
5.2 Students who arrive late for school will need to serve afternoon detention.
5.3 Students are expected to be punctual in attending classes, CCAs and other school activities.
5.4 Teachers’ permission must be obtained and pupils’ pass must be used for visits to the toilet or when leaving the classroom.
6. FLAG RAISING CEREMONY
6.1 Students must attend the Flag Raising Ceremony punctually and in an orderly manner.
6.2 The Ceremony is to be observed with solemnity and respect.
6.3 Students who are Singapore citizens must sing the National Anthem and take the Pledge.
6.4 Students must take the Pledge with the right fist placed over the heart.
7. WEEKLY ASSEMBLY
7.1 Pupils must assemble according to their classes quickly and in an orderly manner.
7.2 Pupils are to sing the school song with pride.
7.3 Pupils are to behave with consideration towards any speakers making presentations.
8. ABSENCE FROM SCHOOL
8.1 Pupils who are absent from school must produce a medical certificate on the day they return.
8.2 Parents’ letters of excuse will be considered and accepted at the discretion of the Principal or Vice-Principal under special circumstances only.
9. PERMISSION TO LEAVE SCHOOL EARLY
9.1 Pupils who need to leave the school premises during school hours need to seek permission from the Form or Co-Form teachers, fill up the relevant form and subsequently get approval from the Principal, Vice-Principal or Heads of Departments.
- 9.2.1 At all times, pupils leaving school premises during school hours must be accompanied by an adult.
10.1 Pupils are expected to keep their classroom and the school premises clean at all times.
10.2 Pupils who use any classroom outside school hours must ensure that the premises used are kept clean.
10.3 Pupils on duty are to ensure that their classrooms are clean and the furniture is properly arranged before the start and at the end of the day including the examination period.
10.4 The cost of lost or damaged class key, if found to be due to the negligence of the student(s), will be borne by the class.
11. USE OF THE CANTEEN AND CONSUMPTION OF FOOD
11.1 Pupils are not allowed to go to the canteen to buy food or drinks except during recess, lunch break and after school.
11.2 Pupils are to queue up in single files to buy their food and drinks.
11.3 Pupils are not allowed to buy food or drinks for their friends.
11.4 All food and drinks must be consumed strictly in the canteen.
11.5 Packing of food is strictly not allowed during school hours.
11.6 Pupils are to return all crockery and utensils to the respective receptacles.
11.7 Only plain water in bottles that can be tightly capped are allowed in the classrooms. All food and drinks are not allowed in the classrooms.
11.8 Students must return to class immediately after recess.
12. VISITORS IN SCHOOL
12.1 Pupils are not allowed to bring their friends to school without permission from the school.
12.2 Pupils are not allowed to make arrangement to meet their friends or relatives in the school premises at any time, unless approved by the Principal.
13. USE OF SCIENCE LABORATORIES AND SPECIAL ROOMS
13.1 Pupils are not allowed to enter the science laboratories and special rooms in the absence of a teacher.
13.2 Pupils must observe the rules and regulations governing the use of these rooms and the equipment within.
- 13.3 Pupils are to move quietly in twos and in an orderly manner to and from these rooms.
Offences & Consequences