Student discipline is an important part of providing the environment which is conducive to learning for all. Discipline policies set out a balanced approach recognizing student achievement and dealing with unacceptable behaviour. They are based on developing student responsibilities, encouraging respect and creating good conditions for effective teaching and learning. They also aim to be the foundation for a safe, happy and conducive place. Every student has the right to a learning environment free from bullying and intimidation and to feel safe and happy at school. They have a right to be treated fairly and with dignity.
Violation or breach of rules
Students (International Students with STP) with a monthly attendance record below 90% attendance or Singaporean, PR or Non-STP international students below 75%
Students who are absent for seven consecutive school days
Student (STP) who takes home leave for more than seven (7) consecutive school days without official approval from the College
Students who commit offences against the law of Singapore governing bodies and bring the College into dispute
International students holding Student Pass seek employment in Singapore. (Student Pass holders who are caught working in Singapore will be reported to ICA and their Student Pass will be cancelled; Student’s Pass holders are not allowed to be engaged in any form of employment, business, profession or occupation in Singapore whether paid or unpaid.)
Students who persistently misbehave despite advice and warnings from College.
Students who do not follow the school rules on school attire (proper uniform/ appropriate attire (no shorts, no slippers) footwear/no wearing of cap) and personal hygiene (clean shave).
Students who perform disruptive actions/words against school teacher/staff/classmates.
Students whom attempt scuffles within school compound.
Underage students caught smoking within school compound.
ICA Rules and regulations
The student shall not be adopted by any Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident in Singapore.
The student shall not indulge in any activities that are inconsistent with the purpose for which the Student’s Pass has been issued.
Foreign students are not allowed to enroll in any other institution than the stipulated institution (Stanfort Academy) on the Student’s Pass;
The student shall not be involved in any criminal offences in Singapore.
The student shall not remain in Singapore after the expiry of the Student’s Pass.
Student Pass requirements
They are as stated by the In Principle Approval letter from the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA): Students are required to note the following conditions:
• He/ She is only permitted to attend the course at the College as stated in this In-Principle Approval letter;
• He/ She shall attend the class regularly; and
• He/ She shall surrender the Student’s Pass for cancellation within seven (7) days of the date of cessation or termination of studies.
For local students
• All students must attend the classes regularly. The minimum requirement of attendance for local is 75%.
• Those students attending under SDF funding must inform the College in case of absence from class. The College will contact the absentee and enquire about the cause of absence if the student is absent for 2 times. If the student is absent for the third time the College will notify the company that sponsors the student.
• The certificate of attendance will not be issued to those who do not fulfil the minimum requirement of attendance. Documentary proof must be produced should there be a shortfall of attendance.
For international students
• The minimum requirement of attendance for the international student is 90%. The College will inform ICA of the foreign/international students failing to attend classes for a continuous period of 7 days or more without any valid reason, or of those whose percentage of attendance is lower than 90% in any month of the course without any valid reason.
• The student has to apply leave of absence with the recognized Medical Leave Certificate for medical leave/sick leave.
• The foreign/international students holding the Student Pass are not allowed to leave Singapore without prior approval from the College.
• The international students holding Student Pass needs to inform the College and submit the leave for going back to native country. If the students fail to do so, the College will consider as ‘Absence’ without permission and seek ICA’s advice regarding the cancellation of STP.
• If the student is dismissed, the student needs to surrender the Student Pass for cancellation within 3 working days after the student was notified of the decision for dismissal. If the student fails to do so, Stanfort Academy will lodge a report to ICA. The student will be made to bear all consequences should any matter occur arising.
• If the international student withdraws from the school, the school will login to the ICA system to cancel the student pass. Once cancelled, the student can get certain timeframe to remain in Singapore.
• If the international student transfers to another course, the school would have to apply for a new Student Pass. Students are made known that the approval of Student Pass is subject to ICA and that should ICA reject the new application, the student will be compelled to return home.
Students are not allowed to take home-leave during an on-going semester. Official home-leave will only be granted on compassionate ground. Student must obtain approval from the College before going on home-leave.
Students must apply for official home leave before the issue of air-ticket. Students who failed to inform and obtain approval of the College will be construed as ABSENCE without leave. They will be treated as voluntary dropout if they are absent for more than 7 consecutive school days and will be liable for dismissal. They are required to write an appeal letter to show cause or reasons for a grant of acquittal from dismissal. The final decision rests with the management.
Manners and conduct
• Students need to be well-groomed.
• Students must be respectful to the teachers.
• Students should not make boisterous behavior that makes other people disturb on and off the premises.
• Food and drinks are not allowed in the classroom.
• Students are not allowed to enter the staff room without permission.
• An act of vandalism is strictly prohibited and the students have to pay for any willful damage to the College’s equipment/properties and facilities.
• Smoking is strictly prohibited in the premises at all times.
• No littering, spitting or any form of vandalizing act is allowed in classrooms and public;
• Gambling or playing card game is strictly prohibited. Any student caught gambling or playing cards would face disciplinary action. Repeat gambling offenders may eventually face expulsion from our College.
• No fighting or acts of disturbance.
• Listening to audio devices (e.g. MP3 player) or viewing video devices (e.g. multimedia player) is not allowed in class.
• No unauthorized removal of books from the library.
• Do not damage the property of the College. Always report any damage of College property to the nearest instructor, lecturer or staff.
• Do not forge medical certificates or other official documents.
• The use of hand phones and pagers during lessons and assessments/tests is not allowed. All such equipment must be switched off.
• Students must maintain good conduct at all times and be well-informed about the following discipline regulations:
Any student found to be in violation of any rules, regulations or law will be subjected to appropriate disciplinary action by the relevant authorities; in severe cases, a student may be expelled from the course of study or even deported back to their home country.
Failure to abide by these rules may render students liable for disciplinary action. Any form of vandalism will not be tolerated. Students found guilty of vandalism will be severely dealt with. The College has the right to expel the students under the following circumstances:
• Intentional damage to the College property; (drawing on tables/walls) (jumping on chairs)
• Aggressive or rude towards other students , staff and teachers
• Disruptive behavior during classes
Consultation for breaching rules
Any student found to be in violation of any rules, regulations or law will be subjected to appropriate disciplinary action by the relevant authorities; in severe cases, a student may be arrange for a few session of Consultation session with our school Consoler if the discipline department suggest if needed.
Consulting is to create a soft-skill approach towards students to let them understand why he/she is being punished due to the action / words that they had done/said. This is to create a friendlier environment for the students while they are studying in Stanfort Academy.
• A report/record will be written by the discipline master before he/she conduct the consulting session with the students
• After each consulting session a consulting report will be filled-up accordingly for next consulting review purpose
• During the consulting period the students will be observed under the below few points. (behavior/manner/conduct/appearances)
• If the student still does not have any improvement after the consulting period, he/she will be dealt with according to the school rules if he/she repeats the offence again.
Expulsion of students from the College
Student is subject to immediate expulsion for serious misconduct and/or any breach of the College’s rules and regulations. The College reserves the rights to expel any student who has not made any payment OR did not attend classes for more than seven (7) consecutive school days without any valid reason OR receiving 3 written warning letters from school for violation of school rules. The expelled student has to pay the outstanding course fees.
Foreign students holding the Student Pass must observe the rules and regulations set by ICA. Any breach of the rules my result in the rejection of Student Pass Application or cancellation of Student Pass.
Use of IT facilities
Access to the College’s computer systems and network facilities requires students to accept certain responsibilities and obligations. In particular students must accept their responsibility to use the facilities only for appropriate authorized purposes. The College reserves the right to intercept and examine all network communications where this is necessary to ensure the effective running of systems, and to ensure compliance with these regulations.
Students are expected to comply with all legal obligations concerning copyrights, and shall not install any software or data into the College’s computers or copy any software or data from the College computers. Students caught infringing the Copyrights Act by the authorities will be personally liable. Student must save all their data into their own floppy disk/ thumb drive at the end of each lesson. The College will not be responsible for any data lost, and any data saved in the local hard disk drive will be at their own risk.
Student phone calls are limited to emergencies. Students must have permission from the administrative staff in the office with supervision by the staff for calls made during school hours.
Students are obliged to bear certain responsibilities, that is, they are required to comply with all the laws, policies and procedures of regulatory bodies as well as Stanfort Academy. All the students are hoped to participate constructively within the school learning environment and act at all times honestly and responsibly in relation to academic matters, exploiting the facilities provided by Stanfort Academy. They are also expected to behave in a manner showing respect to the management, the staff and other students, be sensitive to School’s management, staff and students’ rights and responsibilities. Loyalty, integrity and honesty are qualities expected of all students. All students should be courteous, polite and well-behaved at all times. Orderliness must be observed at all times.
Code of Conduct
The College aims to provide a safe and conducive environment for all our students and staff. We expect everyone to observe proper conduct and exercise certain duties and obligations within the premises.
We take a serious view towards the following matters and will not tolerate such ‘Misconduct’ in our College:
A. Vulgar language
B. Harassment/ intimidation or discrimination
C. Fighting or quarreling
D. Rudeness, defiance or violence towards teachers and staff
E. Littering and smoking in the classroom and office
F. Downloading illegal software or visiting pornographic websites
G. Illegal acts which violate Singapore law
H. Weapon possession; sale, possession & distribution of any illegal substance, drugs, materials, theft or vandalism
Such misconduct may result in immediate termination and possible prosecution. Student will be immediately expelled from the College.