Merit & Demerit Points
The merit and demerit point system aims to encourage students to attain the high standard of discipline expected of them. This is a system for monitoring individual student’s conduct.
Merit points encourage positive and responsible behaviour while demerit points discourage offensive and negatives behaviour.
All students will start with 100 points at the beginning of the year. Points will be added or deducted accordingly.
The following guidelines will be adopted to determine the Conduct Grade of a student at the end of each semester :
|Conduct Grade||No of points||Conduct of Student|
|Excellence||120 and above||An outstanding student who consistently displays positive behaviour and embodies the values with pride.|
|Very good||100-119||A well-rounded student who exhibits positive behaviour most of the time.|
|Good||85-99||A student who behaves appropriately at times but has committed several minor offences.|
|Fair||70-84||A students who needs guidance to behave appropriately and has committed minor and major offences.|
|Poor||69 and below||A student who needs supervision , monitoring and counselling due to repeated misbehaviour, including committing several major offences.|
In addition, the following conditions apply:
- If a student has a committed a 'Very Serious' offence within the year, he/she can only be only be given at most a 'Good' conduct grade for the academic year.
- The school reserves the right to assign conduct grade based on the progress and achievement of the student for the academic year.
|Code||Value Code||Meritorious Actions||Merit Points|
|MA1||V1-V6||Awarded " Model Student of the Term "||+5|
|MA2||V1-V6||Awarded " Good Character Ticket"||+1|
|MA3||V4||Punctual submission of homework in a term||+2|
|MA4||V1-V6||Consistent good behaviour in class in a term||+2|
|MA5||V1,V2,V4||Proper attire and grooming in a term||+1|
|MA6||V2,V4||Punctual Attendance in a term||+1|
|MA7||V2,V4||Responsible class leader in a semester||+2|
|MA8||V4||Responsible School Ambassador / CCA Leader /Class Monitor in a semester||+3|
|MA9||V4 , V6||Responsible Prefect in a semester||Up to 5|
|MA10||V1-V6||Other incentive points (to be given by Year Head)||Up to 5|
|Value Code||Core Value|
In addition to awarding merit points, exemplary pupils may receive other commendations and awards.
|Code||Minor Offences||Demerit Points|
|M1||Non -Submission of homework /assignments (repeat offenders )||-2|
|M2||Disruptive behaviour (repeat offenders)||-2|
|M3||Improper attire and grooming||-1|
|M4||Act of dishonesty (for example : Lying)||-2|
|M6||Latecoming (repeat offenders)||-2|
|M8||Bringing inappropriate items to school||Up to -3|
|M9||Other minor misconduct||Up to -3|
|Code||Serious Offences||Demerit Points|
|S1||Leaving the school without permission||-5|
|S3||Open defiance and rudeness||-5|
|S4||Using vulgar language||-5|
|S5||Other serious offences||-5|
|Code||Very Serious Offences||Demerit Points|
|VS1||Cheating in test and examinations||-10|
|VS3||Assault and fighting||-10|
|VS4||Gangsterism (extortion, intimidation, threatening and bullying)||-10|
|VS5||Smoking / Gaming||-10|
|VS7||Theft and shoplifting||-10|
|VS9||Other theft/damage related offences||-10|
In addition to deducting demerit points, corrective actions may be meted out according to the severity of the offence, as determined by the Principal.
Consequences may be meted out for very serious offences based on the following guidelines
|1 st Offence||Canning on the palm in the Principal's Office plus suspension||Internal Suspension|
|2 nd Offence||Canning on the palm in the classroom plus suspension||Internal Suspension|
|3 rd Offence||Canning on the buttocks in the school hall during assembly plus suspension||Internal/External Suspension|
Immediate suspension for students will be meted out under the following circumstances:
1. When the safety and well-being of the teachers and students are threatened.
2. When the offender has committed an act against the law.
NOTE: The school reserves the right to consult Police on very serious offences.