General Rule of Conduct
The school is a subsidized secondary school operated by Yan Oi Tong. Our mission is to cultivate both the character and intellect of our students, so that they will become exemplary citizens in the future. To serve this end, the school rules have been laid down, which all students of the school must adhere to at all times.
I. General Regulations
- Our students should take pride in being a student of Yan Oi Tong Tin Ka Ping Secondary School. As such, they should behave appropriately both inside and outside the school, so as not to adversely affect the teaching and learning activities in the school and to safeguard the school reputation.
- Students must respect their teachers, pay attention in class, and pursue their studies with industry. Fellow students must be respectful towards one another; bullies, use of violence or foul language are strictly prohibited; communal facilities must be well cared for, and group discipline always maintained.
- Students must do their part to keep the campus clean; spitting, littering and graffiti are forbidden.
- All students must behave as the prefects and their monitors advise.
- Students wishing to participate in any on-campus extra-curricular activities during after-school hours or non-school days must obtain prior approval from the relevant teacher-in-charge. Students must turn up on time and leave the school promptly after the activity.
- Unless with prior permission, no student is allowed to enter the principal's office, staff rooms, store rooms and any of the special rooms.
- Unless with prior approval of the School Supervisor, Principal or the teacher-in-charge, self-organized assemblies, solicitations for donations or contributions, public speeches or acting performances are strictly prohibited.
- Students should not bring any valuables or items not related to learning (e.g. magazines, newspapers, etc.) to school.
- Smoking and possession of tobacco or any other hazardous items either within or outside the school are strictly prohibited.
- Students are expected to take good care of their books and belongings and store them safely in their lockers. Students should have their books ready prior to the lesson; access to lockers between lessons is not allowed. The locker is a temporary storage for books, not for any forbidden items. The school reserves the right to check the student lockers. Students should bring home every day the books they need to use.
II. School Uniform and Appearance
Principle: Unadorned and tidy outfit
Boys' Uniform and Appearance Hair:
- Clean, tidy and dignified hairstyles.
- No fancy hairdos or styling products (e.g. coloring, perming, wet-look, or use of hair gel/wax/mud/clay, etc.).
- Hair should not reach the collar; no choppy fringes.
- Sideburns should not cover over half of the ears when combed straight down; fringes when combed straight down should not reach the eyebrows.
- Shirt: Plain white, non-patterned; pointed-collared with no buttons; pocket on left chest; style appropriate for school uniform.
- Belt: Plain black in an unadorned style.
- Trousers: Plain grey, of fabrics allowed by the school.
- Socks: Plain white, with no stripes, patterns or brand labels.
- Shoes: Plain black, lace-up shoes; shoes in patent leather or suede are not allowed.
- Undergarment: Students must wear plain white undergarment; no parts of undergarment may be exposed.
Girls' Uniform and Appearance Hair:
- Clean, tidy and dignified hairstyles.
- No fancy hairdos or styling products (e.g. coloring, perming, curling, wet-look, clip-in extensions, or use of hair gel/wax/mud/clay, etc.).
- No choppy hairstyles; hair should not exceed shoulder-length.
- Only plain black hair bands or clips may be used.
- Shirt (winter): Plain white, non-patterned; pointed-collared with no buttons; style appropriate for school uniform.
- Skirt: knee-lengthed.
- Socks: Plain white, with no stripes, patterns or brand labels (crew sock for summer and knee-high socks for winter).
- Shoes: Plain black, lace-up shoes; shoes with ornamental laces or loafers are not allowed.
- Undergarment: Only plain white full-length underdress; no part of undergarment can be exposed.
- Make-ups, lip sticks, nail polishes and other accessories (including earrings) are not allowed. Finger nails should be trimmed regularly. Should there be a need to wear any accessories, an application must be filed to the school by early September every year.
- Only v-neck pullovers or cardigans in navy blue are allowed.
- During the winter, the school blazers must be worn on all school days when the maximum temperature is 18°C or below. Plain-styled scarves and gloves in white/black/grey/navy blue are allowed on colder days. If the temperature is 12°C or below, plain-styled jackets in white/black/grey/navy blue are allowed; dark grey velvet trousers may also be worn by girls.
- Students may wear the full PE uniform only on days they have PE lessons (with the T-shirt properly tucked in). The sports shoes should be white in colour; no low-cut socks are allowed.
III. Classroom Discipline
- Students must pay attention in class.
- Students must stay in their seats during lessons; students cannot be excused from class without the permission from the teacher.
- Students should remain quiet during lessons and recesses. No food and drinks are allowed in the classrooms; blackboards must be kept clean at all times and vandalism is strictly prohibited.
IV. In-between Lessons
- Students should remain quiet in the classroom and prepare the books and other items needed for the next lesson while waiting for the teacher.
- Students of floating classes should line up promptly and quietly and follow the instructions from the teacher.
V. Recess and Lunch Break
- No student is allowed to leave the campus during recess. Students must also not obstruct corridors and exits.
- Students must not stay in the classrooms or loiter in the corridor during lunch break.
VI. Application for Leave of Absence
- Should it be necessary for a student to take leave, permission from the form teacher must be sought with an application for leave of absence. Leave record in the handbook must be properly filled in. If the eave period is two days or longer, a permission from the Principal is required.
- If a student cannot come to school due to sickness or unexpected events, the parent should notify the General Office between 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. in that morning and the leave record in the handbook should be filled in.
- For sick leave periods of two days or more, a medical certificate must be submitted. If a student has already accumulated five or more incidents of leave, valid certification is required for each subsequent leave of absence.
- Students should not take leave unless it is really necessary. Taking leave for overseas travels prior to the end of a school term will be equivalent to truancy.
- Students who wish to leave early must fill in an application for early leave in the handbook. If expecting to be picked up by parents, the student should wait at the General Office.
- Students who wish to take leave after lunch due to sickness must first notify their parents, who should in turn notify the school. A medical certificate must be submitted the following day and the leave record in this handbook must be properly filled in.
VII. Rules of Punishment for Tardiness and Early Leave
- After the first bell for morning/afternoon sessions, students should either proceed to the playground or School Hall for assembly, or go back to their classrooms and remain quiet while their form teacher or subject teacher is taking the roll call. Students who arrive at the school entrance after the first bell will be considered late and their names will be recorded at the school entrance or the General Office. Every eight incidents of tardiness will result in one demerit, which will be accumulated every school term.
- Students who wish to leave early due to an emergency must first fill in an application form for early leave that can be obtained from the General Office. The student may leave the school only when a permission has been obtained from the Principal or the discipline master, as well as the parents if not being picked up by them.
Infringements of the School Rules will be punished for in accordance with the severity of the offence, which determines whether a minor demerit, a major demerit, or a black mark should be recorded. Three minor demerits give rise to a major demerit, and three major demerits result in a black mark. Students having accumulated three black marks will be suspended from class.
IX. Award System
Students will be awarded for their contribution to the school ethos in the form of outstanding academic performance or service to the school, by the way of merit points, improvement awards, outstanding academic performance awards, outstanding service awards, best-all-around student awards, the ‘Jili Liren’ Outstanding Student Awards, and scholarships.
X. All the rules are subject to amendment by the school as needs arise.