Misconduct and Disciplinary Matters
1. Students are subject to disciplinary action determined by the Principal on any of the following circumstances but are not limited to:
(a) rules and regulations of GCS
(b) rules and regulations of ICA and/or Singapore Government
(c) absenteeism or absence without valid reasons
(d) poor conduct or attendance
(e) bad and/or negative behavior within the GCS premise, etc.
2. Students’ misconduct/offense/bad behavior is investigated by the Head of Academics/Appointed Counsellors who will then determine corrective actions. Disciplinary actions for serious offenses/misconducts/bad behaviours are determined by the Principal. All information is recorded in the Student Counselling Form.
Administering the Student Disciplinary Matters
- The procedure will be triggered when a misconduct committed by the student is reported by the Lecturers, the SAE/SRM, any other staff of GCS or members of the public.
- The classification of misconduct will include, but not limited to the following:
(a) Major Misconduct
(i) Criminal offences prosecutable under Singapore laws;
(ii) Doctoring of official documents;
(iii) Immoral/indecent conduct;
(iv) Cheating, plagiarism or ghost-writing;
(v) Trespassing, unauthorized entrance and vandalism;
(vi) Falsification of information;
(vii) Infringement of the Computer Misuse Act and the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA);
(viii) Working (STP students);
(ix) Overstaying (without a valid pass issued by Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA); and
(x) Smoking, gambling and consumption of alcohol under GCS
(b) Minor Misconduct
(i) Disruptive behaviour including the use of vulgarism and/or sleeping in class;
(ii) Inappropriate dress code;
(iii) Eating and drinking in prohibited areas;
(iv) Infringement of rules and regulations while accessing GCS computers or any other IT or audio-visual equipment
(v) Scanning of student card on behalf of other students;
(vi) Tardiness; and
(vii) Infringement of any other school policies and procedures.