Parent/Student Handbook

Parent/Student
Handbook

The Parent Handbook provides parents with:

  1. Information of both an academic and general nature,
  2. Details of rules, policies and procedures across the school,
  3. and the Student Code of Conduct.

Students and parents are encourage to read and understand the provisions herein. Save for the rules, policies, procedures and the Student Code of Conduct, the information contained within this handbook is meant to serve as a guide only and does not purport to create any legal obligations.


Please consult with your child's Principal or any of our administrative departments if you have further queries or any questions that have not been answered in this handbook. The information in this handbook is relevant to the 2016/2017 Academic School Year.

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​Section 2: Academics

Section 2: Academics

2.1 CIS Academic Programme

2.1.1 International Baccalaureate Programmes

2.1.2 The International Baccalaureate (IB) Learner Profile

2.1.3 The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP)

2.1.4 The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP)

2.1.5 International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP)

2.2 Academic Coordinators

2.3 Beyond the Classroom

2.3.1 The Open Minds Programme – Making the World Our Classroom

2.3.2 Excursion Week - Grades 4 to 12

2.3.3 Community Outreach

2.4 Course Write Ups

2.5 Class Sizes

2.5.1 Bilingual Programme:

2.5.2 Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 1:

2.5.3 Grades 2 to 6:

2.5.4 Grades 7 to 12:

2.6 Assessment and Reporting

2.6.1 Parent Teacher Conferences / Three Way Conferences / Student Led Conferences

2.6.2 Report Cards

2.6.3 Transfer Policy

2.7 Homework

2.8 Examinations

2.8.1 - Examination Schedules - Grades 8 to 12

2.8.2 Invigilation of External Examinations (for CIS Students Only)

2.9 Academic Honesty Policy

2.9.1 Guidelines

2.9.2 Procedures

2.10 Academic Appeal Process

2.10.1 Rationale

2.10.2 Valid Grounds for Lodging an Appeal include:

2.10.3 Invalid Grounds for Appeal include:

2.10.4 Procedures/Guidelines

2.11 Termination of Enrolment

2.12 Support Programmes

2.13 Language Acquisition

2.14 Books and Supplies

2.15 Lockers

2.15.1 Lakeside Campus

2.15.2 Tanjong Katong Campus

2.16 Programme and Facilities Evaluation

2.16.1 Parent Pulse and Student Pulse Surveys

2.16.2 Secondary School Student Survey (Lakeside Campus)

2.17 Library and Information Services

2.17.1 Library Guides

2.17.2 Borrowing Books

2.17.3 Library Opening Hours

2.17.4 Our Policy for Lost or Damaged Library Books

2.17.5 Contact Details for the School Library

​Section 6: General Policies and Procedures

Section 6: General Policies and Procedures

6.1 Birthday Party Protocol

6.1.1 Food Choices

6.1.2 Food Safety

6.2 Attendance Policy

6.2.1 Procedures / Guidelines

6.2.2 Sign-Out Procedures

6.2.3 Temporary Leave Form

6.3 Staying on Campus (Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 6)

6.4 Student Code of Conduct

6.4.1 Rationale

6.4.2 Offences and Consequences

6.5 Electronic Equipment

6.6 Dress Code

6.6.1 School Uniform

6.6.2 Physical Education Uniform

6.7 Grooming Code

6.8 Dress Code for Field Trips

6.9 Hats and Indoor Shoes

6.9.1 No Hat, Play in the Shade Policy

6.9.2 Indoor Shoes

6.10 Bikes and Scooters

6.11 Guests on Campus

6.12 Book Bags

6.13 Lost and Found

6.14 School Telephone Use

6.15 Elevator Use (Lakeside Only)

6.16 Information Technology

6.17 Network System Accounts

6.18 Acceptable (Network) Use Policy (AUP)

6.19 Laptop/Tablet Policy

6.20 Student Absence Notification

6.21 Mode of Notification

6.22 Change in Ownership / Management

6.23 Change in Contact Details – Phone, Email, Residential Address

6.24 Representative’s Responsibilities

6.25 Confidentiality

6.25.1 General

6.25.2 Personal Data Protection Policy

6.26 Feedback and Dispute Resolution

6.26.1 Feedback and Complaints

6.26.2 Dispute Resolution

6.27 Banned or Controlled Substances

6.27.1 Banned or Controlled Substances Policy

6.28 Use of Student Work/Photographs and Videos

6.29 Kindergarten Programme

6.30 After School Hours and Non-School Days

6.31 Child Protection Policy and Protocol

6.32 Liability for Student Property

6.33 Provision of Notice

6.34 Severability of Provisions

6.35 Successors and Assigns

6.36 Governing Law and Dispute Resolution

6.37 Force Majeure

6.38 Counterparts

​Section 12: Lakeside Secondary School (Grades 7 to 12)

Section 12: Lakeside Secondary School (Grades 7 to 12)

12.1 Welcome from the Secondary School Principal, Glen Radojkovich

12.2 Administrative Information - Secondary School

12.3 Secondary School Programme Overview

12.4 School Hours

12.5 Lakeside Secondary School Map

12.6 Locations on Campus

12.7 Lakeside Secondary School Timetable

12.8 The International Baccalaureate (IB) Learner Profile

12.9 Student Services

12.10 SMART Period

12.11 Pastoral Care and Counselling

12.12 Teacher Advisor Programme

12.13 Student Success Programme

12.13.1 Who Is Involved?

12.13.2 How Does It Work?

12.13.3 Programmes

12.14 Library Information Services

12.15 Examination Schedules

12.16 Academic Appeal Process

12.17 Secondary School Promotion Guidelines/Graduation Requirements

12.18 Homework Policy

12.19 Academic Honesty Policy

12.20 Orientation for New Students and Parents

12.21 Secondary Information Night

12.22 Excursion Week

12.23 Attendance Policy and Procedures

12.24 Extension of Holiday Periods

12.25 Emergency Contact Information

12.26 Secondary School Code of Conduct

12.27 Banned or Controlled Substances

12.28 Headphones, Cell Phones and Handheld Electronics

12.29 School Uniform Policy and Grooming Code - Secondary School

12.29.1 Dress Code for School Uniform

12.29.2 Dress Code for Physical Education

12.29.3 Dress Code for Field Trips

12.29.4 Grooming Code

12.29.5 Consequences

12.30 Books and Supplies

12.31 After School Hours and Non-School Days

12.32 Guests on Campus

12.33 Lost and Found

12.34 Exit Procedure

12.35 Health Care Coordinator

12.36 Medication

12.37 Canteen Services

12.38 Lockers

12.39 Bus Behaviour Regulations

12.40 Yearbooks

12.41 Confidentiality

12.42 Use of Student Work/Photographs and Videos

12.43 Feedback and Dispute Resolution

12.44 Information Technology

12.45 Digital Literacy and Digital Citizenship

12.46 Network System Accounts

12.47 Acceptable (Network) Use Policy (AUP)

12.48 Laptop Policy and Requirements

​Section 13: Glossary of Terms
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