(A) Safety on the road
(B) Safety on the school bus
(C) Safety on public buses
While waiting to board public buses, students have been advised to observe the following:
(i) Stand on the sidewalk or away from the roadway.
(ii) Wait for the bus to come to a complete stop before boarding or alighting from it.
(iii) Not to push or shove and to use the handrail and steps
(iv) If any article drops or rolls near or under the bus, not to go after it. Go to the door of the bus and ask the bus-driver for help
(D) Other road safety precautions
For the safety of our students, no vehicles are allowed to be driven into the school foyer when parents send and fetch their children. This is done with the need to keep other students who are crossing the small road within the school safe. The only exception is when it rains when parents are allowed to drive into the school to pick up your children at the foyer. We seek the cooperation of all parents who drive to school to follow traffic rules and regulations and practice road safety and courtesy for the safety of all our students and staff. Please refer to the additional two letters on (i) Road Safety of Students and (ii) Additional Demerit Points to be awarded against Errant Drivers in School Zones.
(E) Safety during PE
All students are expected to participate in the physical education programme organised by the school. However, students who have pre-existing medical conditions certified by qualified doctors will be exempted from such physical activities. In addition, students do not feel well during P.E. lessons are also exempted. For such students, they must inform their PE teacher immediately. Students with asthmatic conditions are to have their prescribed reliever medicine in their bags at all times.
(F) Safety during outdoor activities – Lightning Warning System
There are a total of three lightning risk alert lamps in the school. They are located at the Parade Square, School Field and Basketball Court. Once the lightning risk alert lamps are in operation, all outdoor activities are to stop immediately and all personnel and pupils are to go under shelter until the lightning risk is cancelled.
(G) Other safety measures to keep students safe in RVPS
(i) To ensure the safety of all students and staff, all visitors to the school are required to sign in at the Security Post and get a Visitor’s Pass if you are to come into the school compound during school hours to meet with the school staff. Unauthorized personnel will be asked to leave the school premises. Parents who are fetching their children are requested to wait only at the foyer and sheltered areas at Gates 3 and 4 and not go beyond these areas. As school dismissal is at 1.40 pm, parents are strongly encouraged to come into the school not earlier than 10 minutes before dismissal time.
(ii) To ensure students’ safety in school, students are not permitted to leave the school premises before dismissal time without the accompaniment of a related adult. Before the student may leave the school, ensuing documentation which requires information such as reason for leaving school early will have to be done at the school’s General Office. Given that school has the expectations that all
students should remain in school throughout the day for the programmes which have been planned for them, no student will be allowed to leave the school premises without authorised approval from the school.
As we continue to impress upon our students the importance of personal safety and how they could take better care of themselves, parents’ and guardians’ partnership and support in this endeavour is very essential. We therefore seek the co-operation of all our parents and guardians to work closely with us through observing the safety measures put in place by the school and the Land Transport Authority (LTA) when outside the school’s premises.
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