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School Rules & Regulation


1.1    Attendance in school is compulsory. Attendance will be taken by the first period of the day.

1.2    Students are required to be with their classes no later than 7.30 am.

1.3    Students who are not with their classes when flag-raising ceremony commences will be considered to be late.

1.4   Students who are Singapore citizens must sing the National Anthem and take the Pledge. Students will take the Pledge with the right fist placed over the heart.

1.5   Absence from school must be accompanied by a medical certificate and/or where appropriate, a note from the parents.


2.1 The school uniform is to be worn whenever a student comes to school and at all school related activities including those held during the school vacation or outside the school premises. Students are to wear the prescribed school uniform and modification to the uniform is not allowed.

2.2     Uniform Prescription

  • Name tags are to be sewn on the left of their school uniform below the school badge, and above the school badge for PE T-shirts.
  • For boys, their shirts are to be tucked in at all times.
  • For girls, their pinafores are to be at most 3 fingers length from the knee cap.
  • For girls, their belts are to be worn within the belt hoops.

2.3     Shoes and Socks

  • Only white canvas shoes are allowed.
  • Only RVPS socks are to be worn at all times.

2.4      School Tie

  • School ties are to be worn on Monday, General Assembly day.

2.5      PE Attire

  • Students are allowed to report to school in their PE attire on days which they have PE lessons. PE T-shirts are to be tucked in at all times.
  • On CCA days (Fridays), P3 – P6 students may wear their CCA T-shirt for the whole day.

2.6      Jewellery

  • No ornaments or jewellery are allowed. 
  • For girls, only a pair of simple gold or silver ear studs is allowed.
  • For girls, only a set of ear hole piercing is allowed.

2.7      Hair

  • No fanciful hair cut is allowed.
  • For boys, hair must be cut short and neat with slope at the back and not touching the collar. The hair at both sides should not touch the ears. Long side-burns are not allowed. Hair must not be gelled or waxed. 
  • All boys must be neat in appearance, clean shaven and no facial hair is allowed. 
  • For girls, if they have hair touching the second line of the collar, it must be tied up neatly only with black or navy blue elastic band. Loose hair or fringe must be neatly pinned up. Fanciful haircuts are not allowed. Hair must not be tinted, dyed or gelled.


Every class will be assessed based on the RVPS Merit System.


4.1       Students should not run or play in the canteen.

4.2       Students are to queue up to purchase food. Food and drinks are to be consumed in the canteen only.

5.    RECESS

5.1      The canteen serves only the students and staff of the school.

5.2      Students should queue up in anorderly manner.

5.3      Students are to return the receptacles and cutleries and clean the tables after use so that the next person can sit down at a clean place to eat.

5.4      Students are to keep the canteen clean.

5.5     Hygiene in the canteen is important for health.


To provide a conducive and safe learning environment within the school, we strongly discourage students from bringing their smart devices (mobile phones, smart watches, tablets, iPads, etc.) to school. We encourage parents/guardians to relay urgent messages via the General Office staff. At the same time, we recognize the need for parents/guardians to contact their child/ward on urgent matters during dismissal or after school hours. In cases where the need is genuine, we allow the students to bring their smart devices upon signing the smart communication device contract.

This contract can be downloaded here.

RVPS Smart Communication Devices Contract

However, the students would be bound by the following rules on its usage;

1. Smart devices should not be seen or heard or used during school hours.

2. For urgent cases during school hours, students are allowed to make calls to their parents at the General Office.

3. Smart devices can only be used to contact parents/caregivers at the foyer, outside the General Office, after school hours.

4. Students must be responsible in the use and safe keeping of their smart devices. Smart devices, which are brought to school, are sole responsibility of the owners and the school bears no responsibility for their loss or damages.

5. Non-compliance on the use of any smart devices in the school will result in the following consequences:

i. Students who do not adhere to the above rules will have their smart devices confiscated after the second reminder. Parents/Guardians will be required to personally collect the smart device from the student’s respective Form Teachers.

ii. Students who have any smart devices in their possession during examinations and tests will be considered as having the intention to cheat. This will be regarded as a serious offence.

iii. The privilege of bringing smart devices to school will be withdrawn for repeat offenders.


At River Valley Primary School, environmental education is an important part of holistic education for our students. Our school aims to inspire and edify a proactive and environmentally conscious school community with  programmes and green activities to promote learning and environmental conservation efforts.

Each individual in RVPS is an advocate and a leader in:

  • reducing waste,
  • conserving water and energy,
  • taking responsible action to stop pollution,
  • maximizing the use of recyclable and reusable materials,
  • educating and participating in school-wide and community greening  efforts, and protecting, preserving and caring for the biodiversity of the environment in school, in our country and the world.


8.1   We strongly encourage all students to maintain silence at any assembly areas for the well-being of their fellow RVians. As such, students are expected to have a book with them at all times, and to read while waiting at the assembly areas or in the classroom while waiting for their teachers .

8.2    All students are expected to be well-behaved, polite and courteous at all times.

8.3   Students are to greet school staff when they meet them.

8.4   Students must treat school property with care. Vandalism is a serious offence that carries severe consequences.

8.5   All students are not allowed to have in their possession any weapon. They are also not allowed to bring any weapon-like item which is used or intended to be used to cause harm to others.

8.6   Students should practice proper toilet habits such as flushing the toilet and washing their hands properly with soap and water after use.

8.7    Littering is an offence. There will be consequences for littering.