Student Safety in RVPS
Safety of our students is of paramount importance to us at RVPS. We have continuously emphasized the
importance of good safety guidelines and practices to our students. Through school programmes such as
Fire/ Emergency Evacuation exercises, learning journeys to the Road safety Park, talks by School Leaders and
assembly sharing by the Singapore Road Safety Council and SBS Transit, our students are taught how to keep
themselves safe at all times.
(A) Safety on the road
Students are constantly reminded to practise good personal road safety. They are told not to jay walk but to
use footpaths and designated traffic crossings. Using of the Kerb drills skills taught at assemblies whenever
they are using the roads are strongly encouraged. Additionally, they are not to cross at road bends or between
stationary vehicles. Instead they are to cross from areas where they have full view of the traffic. This is to
reinforce the importance of looking out for on-coming vehicles when crossing the road.
(B) Safety on the school bus
Students have been instructed to observe the safety guidelines and rules on safety on school buses stated in
the Student Handbook. Each student passenger has been allocated a seat and will have to remain seated at all
times. Seat belts must be worn at all times Students who misbehave or endanger the safety of other students
may be asked by the school bus operator to stop taking 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 thebus and ask thebus-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
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
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