The Academic Board requires that students attend school regularly in accordance with the Immigration Checkpoints Authority (ICA) of Singapore and the Committee of Private Education (CPE). Based on the ICA requirement, international students holding a student pass must attain a minimum attendance of 90% and this applies to all exam sittings.
The educational Programme offered requires continuity of instruction and classroom participation. The regular contact of students with one another in the classroom and their participation in a well-‐planned instructional activity under the tutelage of a competent teacher are vital to this purpose.
Prolonged or repeated absences, excused or unexcused from school, deprive students of the classroom experience deemed essential to learning and may result in retention at that level and or termination from the course in accordance with policies of the Academic Board.
What is Excused and Unexcused Absences
Personal illness or quarantine Bereavement
Serious illness or emergency Observance of a major religious holiday
Other exceptional reasons approved by the CEO
Parent tardiness or forgetfulness
Skipping classes & early dismissal Studying for a test or doing an assignment
Leaving class/school without permission
No specific reason for absence
Consistent attendance and on –time arrival at school is an important part of any students education. Because of its importance, the Principal/CEO has the authority to enforce the policy through a variety of methods. The Principal/CEO may at his/her discretion enforce other penalties to ensure compliance with the attendance and tardy policies and regulatory requirements.
A student’s attendance and punctuality are recorded in his/her academic report as the number of school days present, excused absence, unexcused absence and instances of late coming. The school does not allow Unexcused Absences and discourages long planned absences or extending school vacations into lengthier holidays. A student’s ability to maintain grades is impacted by extended absences. Each school day and each class is important.
Tardiness is disruptive to the whole educational process and is inconsiderate to both teachers and other students., therefore, it is imperative that students are punctual. A student is considered tardy when he/she arrives to class after class commences time. (it varies with various programs).
No child/ward is allowed to leave school during school time unless a parent/guardian or an adult accompanies him from the school. All day attendance is important for every student, every school day. If it is known in advanced that an early dismissal is absolutely necessary, parents/guardian must send a written note to the teacher. This is allowed only in rare circumstances
DISMISSAL FOR VACATION
Students are discouraged from taking vacations or trips during the school year. However, if family trips are unavoidable, the school should be notified 14 days in advanced .
1. Any leave not approved will be treated as Un excused Absences. Once again, the school does not cater to Unexcused Absences.
2. Students are only allowed to take leave during the school holidays and must be accompanied by relevant leave forms.